Have those April showers brought us May flowers? Get out and experience the blooming spring entertainment in the picks of the week
Taste: This evening, join Tasting Plates Fraser & Main to eat your way around the East Van neighbourhood and see what the area’s chefs and eateries have to offer.
Things: There’s just a days left to catch, Zee Zee Theatre’s Dead People’s Things a poignant, darkly comic tale based on true events is a reflection on the stories behind the things we collect as we go through life, until May 5th at Studio 17.
LEGO: BrickCan – Western Canada’s largest LEGO Exhibition-returns for year 4 to the River Rock Show Theatre in Richmond May 4 and 5.
Youth: Until May 4th, The Cultch’s Youth Panel brings IGNITE! Youth-Driven Arts Festival to The Cultch’s Historic and Vancity Culture Lab.
Premiere: Some Assembly Theatre Company and RHYTAG (Roundhouse Youth Theatre Action Group) present the world premiere of their newest production, REWIRE, from May 1 to May 4 at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre.
Out: Bed & Breakfast is a comedy about “being out,” skeletons in the closet, and finding a place to call home, catch it before it closes May 4th at Granville Island Stage.
Ballers: The Great Leap explores a 1989 exhibition basketball game in Beijing at The Arts Club BMO Theatre Centre until May 19th.
Film: DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Western Canada’s largest documentary Film Festival, returns to Vancouver for the 18th annual festival May 2nd through May 12th in cinemas around town.
Art: Celebrate the Class of 2019 at The Show at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, the public exhibition of graduating student works
Water: Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art in downtown Vancouver presents the new exhibit, qa? y?xw – water honours us: Womxn and Waterways until October 2, 2019
Opera: The Vancouver Opera Festival – Fairytales & Fales continues until May 5th with performances of the mainstage operas Faust and La Cenerentola (Cinderella) plus much more.
Improv: Vancouver Theatresports slays audiences with laughter at Throne and Games – The Last Laugh featuring some familiar characters along with a myriad of unexpected plot twists as suggested by the audience.
Jericho: Edward Bond’s The Sea, comes ashore at the Jericho Arts Centre, presented by The Slamming Door Artist Collective, from May 2nd to 19th.
Mentors: Emergence Weekend, a mentorship program for young women seeking to learn about the music business, is presenting two free special events for the public on the subject; WOMEN ON MUSIC: FOUR VOICES on May 3, and SHARI ULRICH IN DISCUSSION WITH CBC’S SHERYL MacKAY on May 4.