Notable Now Vancouver: May 3, 2013

Vancouver Burlesque Festival
Be sure to grab tickets to the 8th annual burlesque festival coming up this weekend and get ready to shake your booty. This festival is loaded with cheeky fun, great performances and plenty of entertainment. Look for the likes of Boylesque King, Russell Bruner, Foxy Tann, Shannon Ddoah and more to take the stage by storm. For tickets and more information, click here.

DOXA Festival 2013 (various venues, May 3 to 12)
With 74 screenings set to take over nearly a half dozen theatres around town, this is one documentary film festival that will be hard to miss – and you wouldn’t want to.  DOXA is set to celebrate its 12th year and features a high calibre of creative talent over the 10-day festival showcasing documentaries from more than two dozen countries around the world.  Tickets and additional information can be found here.

BMO Vancouver Marathon (May 5, 2013)
Back for another incredible year, thousands upon thousands will be lining up to run one of Vancouver’s largest athletic events that attracts competitors from all over. Cheer on runners as they gear up to tackle the full and half marathons or 8km course. If you’re registered, you’ll have a street festival to look forward to upon finishing – complete with live music, eats and plenty of distraction from sheer exhaustion. For more info, click here.

River District Farmers Market (8683 Kerr Street)
This Saturday, be sure to make your way over to the River District’s first Farmers Market of the season (Saturday, May 4th and every Saturday thereafter). Explore a seemingly endless bounty of locally sourced products, handmade goods, take in entertainment and enjoy the riverfront scene while you shop. Work up your appetite and grab a bite at nearby Romers Burger Bar. For more info, click here.

Coming Up: 2nd Annual BeautyBuzz411 Vancouver Charity Gala (May 8th)
Join plenty of other young professionals and raise a glass (and funds) to help cancer research. This benefit has partnered with Coast Restaurant’s ‘O’ Lounge for a night of great music, a live auction, opportunity to mingle with key influencers and swag bag loaded with goodies. This year’s charity focus is none other than F–k Cancer and tickets are only $65. Grab yours today, before it sells out.

Coming Up: Miss World Canada Pageant Crowning Gala (May 9th, River Rock Casino)
From the creators of one of the world’s oldest surviving beauty pageants (The Miss World Pageant) comes Miss World Canada – and with it comes the search for Canada’s next Ambassador. With more than $500,000 raised over the past several years for Variety – The Children’s Charity, Miss World Canada is all about ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ and more. Catch the gala portion and take in this classy affair by attending the ceremony as they crown a true role model. For more information, click here