5 Events To Leave You Breathless This Week (April 29-May 5)

April 29, 2019

By Alyssa Hirose

A documentary fest, Korean hip-hop, and some kickass kid creators.

(Photo Credit: Emily Cooper.)

Think Outside the Box

May 1-4

Get schooled (and inspired) by amazing Gen Z creators in REWIRE, a new multimedia theatre production presented by Some Assembly Theatre Company and Roundhouse Youth Theatre Action Group (RHYTAG). The production follows the story of a group of diverse youth gathered for a lunar eclipse/major video game event that sparks engagement with stresses such as poverty, grief, and sexual assault.

When: Wednesday May 1 – Saturday May 4
Where: Roundhouse Community Centre
Cost: Free, donations appreciated
More Info: someassembly.ca

(Photo Credit: DOXA Documentary Film Festival.)

DOXA Fest

May 2-12

Experience the rad side of reality at Western Canada’s largest documentary film festival, DOXA. With 82 local and international docs to choose from, there’s something for every non-fiction film fiend. Some highlights include How to Bee (the story of a filmmaker returning home to learn her father’s beekeeping craft after he is diagnosed with critical health problems) and Standing on the Line (a portrait of the struggles and successes of some of Canada’s gay athletes).

When: Thursday, May 2 – Sunday, May 12
Where: Various venues
Cost: Individual tickets from $13, festival pass $195
More Info: doxafestival.ca

(Photo Credit: Epik High.)

Epik High

May 2 & 3

Treat yourself to some alternative jams at Epik High. This award-winning Korean hip-hop group was one of the first Korean acts to perform at Coachella, and their high-energy world tour makes two stops in Vancouver this week. Get ready for soulful, intense tunes, killer dance moves, and possibly crowd-surfing.

When: Thursday, May 2 and Friday, May 3 7:00 p.m.
Where: Vogue Theatre
Cost: From $50
More Info: eventbrite.ca

(Photo Credit: BMO Vancouver Marathon.)

Run, Vancouver, Run

May 5

It’s not too late to register (and it’s never too late to cheerlead) for the BMO Vancouver Marathon. The 8km, 21.1km, full marathon, and relay options have athletes flying in from all over the world to sweat through our gorgeous vistas – what’s your excuse? Plus, the marathon’s free Health, Sports and Lifestyle Expo runs two days before the race and features 120 exhibitors, many of who can probably answer your questions regarding chafing.

When: Sunday, May 5
Where: All around the city!
Cost: Varies
More Info: bmovanmarathon.ca

(Photo Credit: Tacofino.)

Taco De Mayo

May 5

Alternatively to running 42+ kilometres, you could also celebrate the 5th of May the Tacofino way: with tacos, beer and mariachi music. Las Estrellas de Vancouver, our city’s only all-female mariachi ensemble, performs at the Gastown Taco Bar at 1:00 p.m. and at Ocho at 5:00 p.m., while the La Santisma double-guitar vaquero duo performs at the Gastown Taco Bar at 7:00 p.m. The celebration also functions as the opening of patio season, so you can enjoy your handfuls of heaven with the sunshine illuminating your satisfied, taco-stuffed face.

When: Sunday, May 5
Where: Tacofino Gastown Taco Bar and Tacofino Ocho
More Info: tacofino.com

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