Vancouver International Burlesque Festival – 918 Granville Street (May 1- 3)
The 9th annual Vancouver International Burlesque Festival takes over the Vogue Theatre this weekend and features more than 100 different local and visiting artists ready to sashay their way across the stage. Headlined by the likes of Waxie Moon, Ray Gunn, Kitten Natividad and more, high-class entertainment is guaranteed. Tickets and more information are available here.
Kaleidoscope Circus in Technicolour – PNE Garden Auditorium (until May 4)
Don’t miss this weekend’s immersive multi-sensory experience performed by teenaged circus performers from the CirKids as part of a CircusWest production. Expect to be wowed by the unexpected with athletic aerial and ground circus acts, a beautiful sound track, lush projections and more. Tickets start at $28, more information is available here.
Zajac Nights – May 3, The Vancouver Club
Zajac Nights is back for its second annual gala fundraising event and is set to wow a record crowd of 800+ attendees at its ‘A Year In A Night’ event at the prestigious Vancouver Club. Each room of the club will be decorated to invoke a special theme, be it a revisit to NYE, Valentine’s Day, St. Paddy’s Day or Mardi Gras. Dress to the nines and get ready to mingle with VIPs. Tickets are $150 and more info is available here.
Coming Up: BC Distilled, May 10
Plan ahead and be sure not to miss the province’s premier micro distillery festival promoting locally conscious drinking. Taste craft and artisanal spirits from 15 local distilleries and meet their makers. It’s the season’s best way to experience the finest micro distilled spirits B.C. has to offer. For more info, click here.
BMO Vancouver Marathon (May 4, Downtown Vancouver)
The city streets are bound to come more than alive this weekend with the annual BMO Vancouver Marathon and Half Marathon taking place. Cheer on thousands of dedicated athletes as they hit the pavement at this sold-out sporting event that’ll weave its way around Vancouver. This year, the celebration continues post-race at the Finish Line Street Festival and Expo. Learn more here.
Indulge in Whistler: May 1 to 15, various Whistler venues
If you’re on the hunt for the perfect city escape this spring, Whistler’s got the perfect option: Indulge Whistler. This new mix and match concept invites Vancouverites to explore Whistler and has put together some tantalizing play, unwind and dine packages worth checking out for the first few weeks of May. Learn more and get outta town here.
#LYNL | (Live Your Notable Life)
Photo courtesy The Vancouver Club