Vancouver Weekender: May 2 through 4, 2014


Don’t miss out on this Friday’s kick off to the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival taking place at The Vogue Theatre. This ninth annual event features over 100 local and visiting burlesque artists, including headliners Judith Stein, Perle Noire, Waxie Moon, Ray Gunn, and Kitten Natividad. It’s a night of raucously good fun you definitely don’t want to forego.

Stop by the recently opened Blacktail Florist on Friday night for some post-work drinks. This raved-about restaurant is proudly owned by Top Chef Canada contestant Jimmy Stewart and has already garnered well-deserved buzz. The décor is impressive, as is a menu built around Scandinavian-style eats fused with West Coast comfort cuisine. Couple this with an incredibly creative cocktail and wine list as well as welcoming staff and exceptional service and your weekend is off to a great start. 

Wine For Waves is taking place at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver in support of the Vancouver Aquarium this Friday night and is the perfect opportunity to pull on your best cocktail attire for an evening of fundraising fun. Sample wines from the Naramata Bench, support ocean conservation efforts, nab silent auction items and mingle with a cool crowd of Vancouver YPs while you’re at it.   

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Don’t miss the opportunity to check out CirKids’ latest performance, Kaleidoscope, at the PNE Garden Auditorium this weekend (May 1 to 4). Support the teenage circus performers as they entertain you with an immersive multi-sensory experience guaranteed to wow. Shows take place daily at 12:30pm and again at 7pm with tickets under $30. Learn more and purchase here.

Check out the Vancouver Web Fest taking place this weekend at the Imperial (319 Main Street). The VWF is set to bring the world to Vancouver, channeling the life of the Internet and shining a technical spotlight on our city and the top industry professionals that have put Vancouver on the innovative map. This unique festival aims to offer up a friendly and informative stage for industry innovators to connect, explore and converse. For all the details visit, click here


This Saturday, make your way down to the Telus World of Science and be sure to check out the Art World Expo. This 4th Annual Art World Expo event will see the World of Science transformed into a breathtakingly cool circus-themed space that houses a display of works from an assortment of out of the box-style artists working in an array of mediums. Mix and mingle with friends, meet local artists, check out unique installations and score an opportunity to purchase your very own piece at this evening event. Proceeds from the night will support the Make and Break Arts Foundation 

Zajac Ranch is set to host an extraordinary gala fundraising event at The Vancouver Club once again. Tickets are still available for this year’s special ‘A Year In A Night’ event that will see every room throughout the prestigious private club transformed into a wonderland of opulence. Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day again, revisit NYE, or head up to the rooftop’s VIP section to party a la Mardi Gras. For more details and to purchase your ticket ($150), click here. All proceeds will support the Zajac Ranch for Children dealing with chronic, life-threatening and/or debilitating conditions.


Get baked this Sunday… and by that we mean you ought to head over to the Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre for the latest (and final) seasonal offerings of the Baker’s Market. We can’t get enough of the sweet and savoury must-haves this community-based market has to showcase. Support budding entrepreneurs as they hawk their tasty wares; it’s the perfect excuse to stock up on your post-workout carbs for the week ahead too.


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