Picks Of The Week: May 15, 2013

The summer doesn’t officially start for another month but the May long weekend is the unofficial kick-off to the season. Blockbuster Movies, Fairs and Midways, Concerts all begin get people out and about to take in Victoria Day.

Spit: After a too long hiatus, SPIT returns for a Thursday night adventure, Kiss Of Life, at a surprise Vancouver location, cover just $5 for a fun night of dance and frivolity!

Giddy-up: A long weekend tradition, The Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair gets underway for the 135th edition. International Rodeo stars, carnival midway, agricultural exhibitions, lumberjack shows, cook-offs and concerts…there’s something for the whole family.

Legends: Rock legends Fleetwood Mac make a stop on their reunion tour at Rogers Arena on Saturday May 19th. If the reunion wasn’t enough, the band is celebrating the April release of their first new album in a decade, Extended Play.

Soccer: Vancouver Whitecaps FC take on their I-5 rivals, Portland Timbers on Saturday May 19th at BC Place. It’s always a raucous event when the Portland buses full of fans arrive to cheer on their team.

Stage: Join hosts Isolde N. Baron and Peach Cobblah as they take a walk through the glamourous history of Vancouver’s drag scene. TUCKED & PLUCKED: Vancouver’s Drag Herstory Live On Stage! is at The Cultch’s Vancity Culture Lab, May 18, 19, 25 and 26

Bricks: To celebrate the LEGO store’s first anniversary at Oakridge Centre, shoppers are welcome to join LEGO Master Builder Dan Steininger to assemble an 8ft tall Yoda statue.  Special discounts and bonus offers will be featured all weekend, May 17-19th, as well as activities and builder tips along with a Certificate of Achievement for participants.

Afterhours: Extend the weekend and dance the night away late with United: DJ Eddie Martinez from NYC at Gorg-O-Mish. Doors open at 1am, tickets $30

Parade: Head across the Salish Sea for a weekend getaway and take in the 115th Annual Island Farms Victoria Day Parade. A Victoria tradition for generations, the parade winds its way along Douglas Street from Mayfair Shopping Centre to Humboldt Street in downtown Victoria.

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