15 fantastic things to do in Vancouver this weekend: May 27-29

The last weekend of May has arrived! Say goodbye to the month by making the most of it.

Here’s our rundown of 15 fun things to do May 27-29 in Vancouver, including the Safe and Sound Festival, Rolla Skate Club, and more.

Broadway Across Canada – Hamilton

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Hamilton (courtesy Broadway Across Canada)

What: hamilton is the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton. The hit Broadway musical has had a profound impact on culture, politics and education, and has fans all over the world.

hamilton has also won numerous awards, including a Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Kennedy Center Honors Special Citation.

When: Now until June 19, 2022
Weather: 8 p.m. (Tuesday to Saturday), 2 p.m. (Saturday), 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (Sunday)
Or: Queen Elizabeth Theater — 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Cost: Miscellaneous, buy online

Vance’s Joy

What: Multi-platinum recording artist Vance Joy is set to perform at Rogers Arena on Friday, May 27, with opening acts including Vancouver electronic rock band Dear Rouge and Australian singer Budjerah. Joy’s flagship show in Vancouver is one of two he performs in Canada as part of his The Long Way Home Tour.

When: May 27, 2022
Weather: 8 p.m.
Or: Rogers Arena — 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: From $62.05, available online

crazy comedy

What: Famous Canadian playwright Norm Foster’s crazy comedy features hilarious Hollywood stereotypes, fast-paced dialogue, and a curious murder mystery wrapped in delightful parody. Directed and designed by Ellie King and starring Michael Charrois, Ian Harmon, Toni Reimer and Ivy Padmos.

When: Now until May 29, 2022
Weather: 7:30 p.m. (Friday and Saturday), 3 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)
Or: Kay Meek Center for the Arts – 1700 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver
Tickets: $40 for adults, $35 for seniors and $15 for students, purchase online

Purple Rain Party at Rolla Skate Club

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What: Rolla Skate Club hosts a weekly roller skating party on Saturday nights at Rollerland. Dress to impress and get ready to have fun with DJ Groovhear. Rental roller skates and protective skates are included with every ticket, and skaters are welcome to ride in their own gear as well. The event offers two time slots and bring your own helmet if you wish to wear one. For ages 19 and up.

When: May 28, 2022
Weather: 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Or: Rollerland – 21 N Renfrew Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $25 purchase in line

Surrey SPARK Stages – Performing Arts for Kids

What: Surrey Civic Theaters presents a weekend of exciting theater performances and activities for children and families. Surrey SPARK Stages offers an aerial circus, musical performances, a dance party for all ages, and more.

When: May 27 to 29, 2022
Weather: Various times
Or: Surrey Arts Center – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Tickets: Miscellaneous, buy online

April Lavigne

What: Avril Lavigne’s “Bite Me Canada 2022” tour is her first in over 10 years. Canada’s favorite pop-punk princess is also celebrating the 20th anniversary of her diamond-selling debut album, Let’s go, which includes the pop-punk anthems “Complicated” and “Sk8er Boi.”

When: May 24, 2022
Weather: 8 p.m.
Or: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Center – 6066 Thunderbird Boulevard, Vancouver
Tickets: Miscellaneous, buy online

Il Centro’s Ukraine Relief Fundraiser Dinner

What: Il Centro’s Ukraine Relief Fundraising Dinner offers an evening of exquisite Ukrainian cuisine, culture and live entertainment. The event will also include a keynote speaker, all proceeds will go directly to Ukrainian aid.

When: May 27, 2022
Weather: 6 p.m.
Or: Italian Cultural Center Grand Ballroom – 3075 Slocan Street Vancouver
Tickets: To buy in line

Safe & Sound Music Festival 2022

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What: Safe & Sound Music Fest’s first live festival in four years features a must-see lineup of international stars and local talent.

Multi-Grammy nominee Ty Dolla $ign is the headliner of Safe & Sound Music Fest. The Los Angeles singer, rapper and producer is known for his hits “Blasé”, “Paranoid” and “Or Nah”. He has also collaborated with artists like Kanye West, Rihanna, Megan Thee Stallion and Post Malone.

Also on the bill are Canadian legends Rascalz featuring Kardinal Offishall; Nigerian singer-songwriter Ayra Starr; hip hop, rap and soul artist Missy D; and much more.

When: May 29, 2022
Weather: 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Or: Swangard Stadium – 3883 Imperial Street, Burnaby
Tickets: From $59, buy online

Vancouver Vinyl Record Fair

What: Shop LPs, 45s, CDs, posters and memorabilia, t-shirts and turntables and more at the 2022 Vancouver Vinyl Record Show.

When: May 29, 2022
Weather: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Or: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street Vancouver
Tickets: Miscellaneous, buy online

yellow fever

What: Presented like a radio play, yellow fever by RA Shiomi is an award-winning crime comedy set in post-war Powell Street. Follow Sam Shikaze, a hard-nosed private detective, who investigates the disappearance of the mysterious Cherry Blossom Queen.

When: From Tuesday to Sunday until June 12, 2022
Weather: Various schedules
Or: Firehall Arts Center – 280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Miscellaneous, buy online

Burnaby Craft Farmer’s Market

What: Launched in June 2008, this outdoor market offers visitors an assortment of food and craft stalls to browse. Shop for fresh fruits and vegetables as well as artisan products while listening to live performers.

When: Every Saturday until October 2022
Weather: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Or: Burnaby City Hall North Parking Lot – 4949 Canada Way at Deer Lake Parkway, Burnaby

Snoh Aalegra

What: R&B singer Snoh ​​Aalegra, whose latest album Temporary highs in the purple sky was released last July, will perform in Vancouver as part of his Ugh, These Temporary Highs tour. The LA singer will perform in 21 cities, including Toronto, Boston, New York, Vancouver and Seattle, before wrapping up in Portland, Oregon. Ama Lou will perform as a special guest on the tour.

Winner of Best New Artist at the 2020 Soul Train Awards and Best New R&B Artist at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards, Snoh ​​has proven to fans and critics alike to be one of the most up-and-coming artists on the scene today. today.

When: May 27, 2022
Weather: 6 p.m.
Or: Malkin Bowl – 610 Pipeline Road, Vancouver
Tickets: To buy in line

Just for Laughs Vancouver

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What: Just for Laughs Vancouver will run until May 29 at various venues across the city. The festival features some of the biggest names in comedy, including Roy Wood Jr., Jimmy O. Yang, Atsuko Okatsuka, and more.

When: Now through May 29, 2022, plus additional dates
Weather: Various schedules
Or: Multiple locations across Vancouver
Tickets: All tickets for Just for Laughs Vancouver can be purchased online

Discover the history of Vancouver’s neon signs

What: An exhibit at the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) will immerse you in the city’s brilliant past and delve into the division that changed its cityscape. Until summer 2022, Neon Vancouver | Ugly Vancouver features a collection of flashy signs from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Some are lit for the first time since being salvaged from junkyards.

When: Now until June 22, 2022
Weather: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Or: Museum of Vancouver — 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Adults (18+): $15. Seniors (65+), youth (6 to 17) and students with ID: $10. Free for children 5 and under and people who identify as Indigenous. Online purchase

Glam Slam

What: “East Vancouver’s Original Weird Sexy Wrestling Show” celebrates its 20th edition with an evening of comedic, hard-hitting wrestling at Wise Hall. The promotion’s first-ever championship will also be awarded.

When: May 28, 2022
Weather: 8 p.m.
Or: WISE Room – 1882 Adanac Street Vancouver
Tickets: Miscellaneous, purchase in line

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