5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (May 25-30)

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1. Coho Coffee’s Street Food Series

Launching May 28 and 29

Coho Coffee launches their brand-new Street Food Series this week, and their first special guest is really cranking up the summer vibes. Hanai Family Table will be serving up Hawai’i-style food including spam musubi, teri-burgers, chicken skewers, butter mochi and pog juice on Coho Coffee’s patio this weekend. Hang loose and dig in.

When: Friday May 28 and Saturday May 29
Where: Coho Coffee
More Info: instagram.com/cohocoffee

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2. 1 Hour Photo at the Cultch

May 28 to 30

Local playwright Tetsuro Shigematsu’s award-winning play has been adapted for virtual viewing, and if you think you’re all livestreamed out, think again. This show tells the story of  Mas Yamamoto, a Japanese Canadian internment camp survivor who helped to build the Distant Early Warning Line in the Canadian Arctic during the Cold War. The theatre/film hybrid uses miniatures and some very cool effects—it’s worth the watch.

When: Friday May 28 through Sunday May 30
Where: Online
Cost: From $29
More Info: thecultch.com

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3. Vancouver Special: Disorientations and Echo

May 29 to January 2

The Vancouver Art Gallery’s latest exhibition really embraces the at-home vibe of the last, well, forever—it’s all about contemporary art in the Greater Vancouver region. The group exhibition includes both emerging and established artists, and focuses particularly on work that has never been spotlighted in this city before.

When: Opens Saturday May 29
Where: The Vancouver Art Gallery
Cost: Admission rates vary
More Info: vanartgallery.bc.ca

4. WANTED at the Vancouver International Dance Festival

May 27 to 29

The online Vancouver International Dance Festival continues with WANTED, a cowboy-focused performance by a new dance collective called CAMP. It explores themes of systemic evil (yeehaw!) through artifice, exaggeration, comedy and of course, beautiful movement.

When: Thursday May 27 to Saturday May 29
Where: Online
Cost: By donation
More Info: vidf.ca

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The Parker Art Salon at Gallery George

Through May 30

The second half of the Parker Art Salon wraps up this weekend at the Gallery George, with 29 artists sharing their art made of textiles, paint, resin and just about every other medium you can think of. Pictured above is textile art from Maria Heo, a Vancouver-based artist whose mixed media creations are rich with nature and texture.

When: On now through Sunday, May 30
Where: The Gallery George
Cost: Free
More Info: parkerartsalon.ca