5 Events to Check Out in Vancouver This Week (May 14 to 20)

The night market opens for the season, artists battle it out and the drinks are flowing this week in Vancouver.

May 14, 2018

By Jessica Wallin


Savour Every Drop

May 17 to 18

One of the most anticipated wine events in Vancouver, Top Drop is landing this week to celebrate not just wine but also breweries, cideries and foodies who are dedicated to creating the best of the best. The main event will feature tastings from these craftsmen as well as terroir focused wineries. Additional events include a tasting of Croatian wines at L’Abbatoir, a rosé and sausage party at Wildebeest and an overview of Napa Valley wines at Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar. Cheers to that!

When: May 17 to 18
Where: Various venues
Cost: $75 to $175
More info: Top Drop


Learn About Latin America Through Art

Thursday, May 17

Socially and politically charged artworks have a long history in the culture and folkloric arts of Latin America. Arts of Resistance: Politics and the Past of Latin America showcases provocative and powerful works from all across Latin America stemming from times of political turmoil and upheaval. Join the opening celebration of this incredible exhibit, including a performance by members of a women’s art collective from the Amazonian Shipibo-Konibo diaspora in Lima, Peru.

When: 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Museum of Anthropology, 6393 NW Marine Dr.
Cost: Free
More info: MOA


Peruse the Stalls of the Richmond Night Market

Friday to Sunday nights from May 11 to Oct 8

Ever wanted matching Obama socks? A holographic print of wolves turning into tigers? A disco drone? Find all this and more at the Richmond Night Market, a must-visit during warm summer nights! The market features an incredible array of delicious food stands (tornado potatoes! Takoyaki! Cool light bulb drinks!), animatronic dinosaurs, live performances, a seafood festival and more. Bring cash and an empty stomach.

When: 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Where: 8351 River Rd., Richmond
Cost: $4.25, free for children under 10 and seniors
More info: Richmond Night Market


Choose a Paint Champion

Saturday, May 19

Bob Ross meets Battle Royal; Art Battle is a live painting tournament fuelled by creativity and community. Twelve artists will compete over three rounds to become the champion via audience vote. This is the Vancouver edition of an international phenomenon, with all paintings available for silent auction at the end of the show.

When: Doors at 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Red Room, 398 Richards St.
Cost: $15 to $20
More info: Art Battle


Discover Your New Favourite Comic Book

May 19 to 20

The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival is back! Expect to find a smorgasbord of amazing comics and DIY books, talks from artists, workshops for kids and more. One of VanCAF’s featured artists, Yvan Alagbe, will be debuting the English translation of his book, Yellow Negroes and Other Mythical Creatures which includes stories about race, love and the lives of undocumented workers in Paris.

When: 10 a.m to 5 p.m. both days
Where: Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Cost: Free
More info: VanCAF

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