Notable Now Vancouver: May 9, 2014

Got Craft? Spring Edition (May 11, 1880 Triumph Street)
Grab mom and prepare for a day of getting crafty at this wonderful community-driven event that celebrates DYI creativity featuring close to 80 different local artists, designers and more. Be one of the first to attend and you’ll score a fully-loaded swag bag. Take in crafting workshops, sample plenty of freebies and enjoy live music while you shop. For more details click here. Crafting starts at 10am and goes until 5pm.

Coming up: Cirque du Soleil Presents TOTEM (starting May 15)
Plan ahead and nab tickets to what will be another breathtaking performance courtesy of Cirque du Soleil starting next week. TOTEM promises to be a fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind with aerial acrobatics, visual illustration of time, and the exploration of the human relationship to animals of all kinds over time. For more information and to pre-purchase tickets for shows (running until July 6), click here.

Spot Prawn Festival (May 10, Fisherman’s Wharf at False Creek)
The Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia celebrates the start of BC spot prawn season with its eighth annual Spot Prawn Festival. Festival day is Saturday, May 10 at False Creek Fisherman’s Wharf. Get your tickets for the Spot Prawn Boil today and watch the events calendar for more ways to get your fill of this local and sustainable crustacean. For info visit:

BC Distilled, May 10
Don’t miss this weekend’s opportunity to sample some of BC’s best micro-brew offerings. 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.

Last Chance: 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.

On Now at Winsor Gallery: “Breaking” (until June 7th)
A new exhibition of works by Martha Varcoe Sturdy, entitled “Breaking,” will run at Winsor Gallery from May 8 to June 7. Growing out of a previous series of minimalist arctic snow-themed oeuvres, Sturdy’s new silver and blue “Break-Up” works act as reflections of ice and water, two precious elements of the earth. For more information, click here or visit at 258 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver. 


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Photo courtesy Cirque du Soleil