5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (May 17-23)

Credit: Scoops Caddell

1. Granville Island Brewing’s Beer and Donut Pop-Up

Through May 24

Granville Island Brewing is celebrating the launch of the very summery-sounding Peach Sour with a pop-up collab featuring another Granville Island staple, Lee’s Donuts (the pop-up is in Gastown, so don’t get confused). The beer and peachy take on the donut are available all week, and they’re offering a can-for-a-can in support of the Food Bank (so if you bring a can of food to donate, they’ll give you a beer).

When: Through Monday May 24 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily
Where: 45 Water St
More Info: peach.gib.ca

Credit: Firehall Courtyard Radius Mural, coordinated by Richard Tetrault and Esther Rausenber

2. Yellow Objects at the Firehall

Through May 22

This exhibition tells a story of Hong Kong in two eras: 2019 and 2050. Playwright Derek Chan created the collection of objects, voice recordings, and projections inspired by the ongoing pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. It’s an outdoor, distanced dive into the present and future.

When: On now through Saturday, May 22
Where: The Firehall Arts Centre courtyard
Cost: From $15
More Info: thefirehallartscentre.ca

Credit: Multi-Pocalypse

3. The rEvolver Festival

May 19 to June 6

The rEvolver fest returns this year with a two-week long digital presentation series. Each online experience is designed to be interactive and thought-provoking—take Multi-Pocalypse Livestream (pictured above), in which “three Tricksters update you on news and olds from the unceded territory of the Coast Salish nations.” There’s bingo and a trivia-like chat game that you can participate in if you choose, or just take in the show the digital old-fashioned way.

When: Wednesday May 19 to Sunday June 6
Where: Online
More Info: upintheairtheatre.com

Credit: Glass Art by Maria Ida

4. Terminal City Glass’s Spring Cleaning Sale

May 22

This is your best chance to get one-of-a-kind blown glass at a more affordable price point—especially if you love art with a story. The talented folks at Terminal City Glass Co-Op are cleaning out their “imperfect” work (bits and bobs of experimental or flawed blown glass) and offering the public first dibs on their wacky wares. Think bowls, vases, cups, jewelry, sculpture, etc.—handle with care.

When: Saturday May 22 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Mergatroid Building courtyard
More Info: terminalcityglass.com

Credit: Nicholas Krgovich and Veda Hille, photo by Jennilee Marigomen

5. This Spring Record Release

May 21

Nicholas Krgovich might be the superfan of the century—he first gave Veda Hille a cassette of his covers of her songs when he was a teenager. Now, she’s joining him to launch his album This Spring: Songs by Veda Hille, which covers Hille’s songs both old and new. They’re marking the launch with two performances streamed live from the Cultch.

When: Friday May 21 at 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Cost: $10
More Info: thecultch.com