Every month, Social City Networking INC. compiles a list of Vancouver’s must-attend events. We make it easy to ensure that you’re always experiencing all things SOCIAL that Vancouver has to offer. We’ve drawn from various sources to make this calendar your monthly go-to list for all things social. From cultural festivals, to exhibits, markets, holidays & beyond – we’re proud to say we’ve finally done it: we’ve created the ULTIMATE social calendar. We’re pleased to release the May 2014 edition of Social City’s “SOCIAL in the CITY Social Calendar“.
Social City Networking INC. – For all things SOCIAL in your CITY!
Vancouver Farmers’ Markets | Ongoing May 1 – October 19 2014 | 10:00 am to 2:00 pm | Everything from organic & conventional produce, meat, cheese & seafood, preserves, baking & bread. | Local Venders + Food + Markets + Festival Treats + Grocery + Local Farmers + Family Fun + FREE | Cost: FREE | www.eatlocal.org
Vancouver International Burlesque Festival | May 1 – May 3 | Burlesque classes + Events at the Vogue Theatre | Sparkly + Provocative Stage Shows + Slapstick Humor + Bawdy Songs + Striptease Acts | www.vanburlesquefest.com
4th Annual ART WORLD EXPO | May 2 | VIP Art Exhibit & Sale – In Support of Make and Break Arts Foundation | Telus World of Science + Painters + Photographers + Sculptors + Mixed Media Artists + Jewelry Designers + Fashion Designers + Body Artists + Live Performances | Cost: $20 | www.artworldexpo.eventbrite.com
DOXA Documentary Film Festival | May 2-11 | Various Venues + Celebrating independent and innovative documentaries with 90 films + 78 screenings | Special Programs + Awards + Raffles + Independent Documentaries + Canadian Documentaries | Cost: $10 – $12 for single tickets; $55 – $150 for festival packs | www.doxafestival.ca
North Shore Green Markets | Every Friday starting May 2 | 5-10pm | Hosted at Shipbuilders Square in North Vancouver | Over 50 vendors + 15 food trucks + live music + local breweries on tap | Cost: FREE | www.northshoregreenmarket.com
Annual BMO Vancouver Marathon | May 4 | Downtown Vancouver + Full & Half Marathons + Street Festival + Citywide + Free EXPO at Canada Place + Kids Fun + | Cost: FREE to spectate | www.bmovanmarathon.ca
Nicole Bridger Art Collaboration Party with Zoe Pawlak | May 7 | Launch Party of Nicole Bridger’s Spring/Summer 2014 Collection with local artist Zoe Pawlak | Fashion + Networking + Fashion Show + Wine & Nibbles | RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Water’s Edge Hosted by Positive Negative Gallery | May 9 | Art Exhibit + Networking + Mini Art Crawl | Cost: FREE | Positive Negative Events
International Summer Night Market | May 9 – September 14 | Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays | 300 Vendors + Food + Summer Traditions + Night Market + Discount Retailers + Entertainment | Cost: FREE
Got Craft? 2014 Spring Edition | May 10 – May 11 | 10 – 5pm | Designers + Hands-on Workshops + Swag bags + Food carts + Spool of Thread Sewing Lounge | Cost: Free | www.gotcraft.com
BC Spot Prawn Festival | May 10 | False Creek Fisherman’s Wharf + Spot Prawn Season Celebration + Cooking demos + live music | Cost: Free | www.spotprawnfestival.com
Richmond Night Market | May 16 – Oct 13 | Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays | Over 250 Booths + Food + Live Entertainment + Carnival Rides + Ziplines | Cost: $1 Admission | www.richmondnightmarket.com
Vancouver Chinatown Night Market | May 16 – September 7 | Weekends 6:30 – 11pm | Keefer Street + Downtown + Shopping + Food + Live Music + Outdoor Movies Screenings + Ping Pong Tournaments | Cost: Free | www.vancouverchinatownnightmarket.com
Cloverdale Rodeo | May 16-19 | Cloverdale Exhibition Fair Grounds + Country Fair + 5 Rodeo Performances + Bull Riding + World Champs + Country Fair + Parade + Longhorn Saloon + Cloverdale Cowboy Cook Off Rib Fest & BBQ Competition | Cost: $32 Tickets | www.cloverdalerodeo.com
City of Bhangra Festival | May 29 – June 6 | Various Events + Honoring Asian Heritage Month + Free Outdoor Concerts + Live Music + Dance Performances + Culture + Art Exhibits | Cost: Info Here | www.cityofbhangra.com
EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival | May 30 – June 1 | Celebrity chef cooking demonstrations + culinary competitions + food & beverage exhibits + shopping | Cost: Info Here | www.eat-vancouver.com
Vancouver Craft Beer Week | May 30 – June 7 | Various Locations + Prevail Prevail of Swollen Members + DJ Flipout + the Hip Hop Karaoke All Stars + 60 breweries + 30 venues + 9 days of beer | Cost: Info Here | www.vancouvercraftbeerweek.com
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Social City Networking INC. – For all things SOCIAL in your CITY.
Editor: Sara Rose McKenna, @smckennaSC – Your SOCIAL in the CITY Correspondent
Created By: Sara Rose McKenna, @smckennaSC
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Social City Networking INC.: SOCIAL in the CITY 2014