5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (April 29- May 5)

A May the Fourth Star Wars viewing party, an Irish folk punk rock show and a Spring craft fair (that's actually cool), plus more.

Here’s your weekly roundup of the top events in the city, including art exhibitions, local theatre, restaurant openings, concerts, film, markets and other to-dos we think you’ll love. If you have a Vancouver event you’d like to submit for consideration, add it to our ongoing Vancouver events calendar here!

1. Enjoy Some Irish Folk Punk Rock With The Mary Wallopers

April 30

Ever wondered what Irish folk meets punk rock sounds like? Then wander over to the Vogue Theatre this Tuesday and get ready to jig and mosh (I think?)—this band promises a night of lively music from their acclaimed album “Irish Rock ’n’ Roll.”

When: April 30
Where: Vogue Theatre
Cost: $29.50
More info: admitone.com


2. Get Some Tuesday Night Laughs at Funny Falafels

April 30

Though it’s considered the least funny day of the week (Thursday being the funniest, obviously!), consider getting your chuckles on this Tuesday night at Funny Falafels, a standout comedy showcase at the newly renovated Little Mountain Gallery featuring a dynamic lineup of POC and Middle Eastern comedians—starting April 30th, all in the cozy confines of the Raccoon Room (upstairs).

When: April 30
Where: Little Mountain Gallery
Cost: $18
More info: showpass.com/funny-falafels-2

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3. Get Some Creative Inspiration From Seasoned Art Director Dominic Prevost

May 3

Start your day with some serious creative inspo courtesy of Vancouver’s Dominic Prevost, a globe-trotting designer and art director, ready to unravel his vibrant creative journey at SFU Woodward’s—perfect for anyone eager to learn from a master who has reshaped branding from Paris to Vancouver.

When: May 3
Where: SFU Woodward’s — Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Cost: Free
More info: creativemornings.com/talks/dominic-prevost

4. Nerd Out With Star Wars on May the Fourth (Be With You)

May 4

Grab your lightsaber and that one viral Chewbacca mask, and head to Kits for an intergalactic marathon of the original Star Wars trilogy, followed by a cosmic ‘May The 4th Be Disco’ after-party with DJ Flipout—tickets can be snagged individually, or grab the all-access pass to truly feel the Force.

When: May 4
Where: The Hollywood Theatre
Cost: $13.91 ($32.10 for all three)
More info: showpass.com


5. Get Crafty at Got Craft Spring Market

May 4-5

Swing by the Got Craft Spring Market this May 4th and 5th for a chance to shop small and make a big impact—imagine Etsy, but you can actually meet the sellers. Discover everything from artisanal grilled cheese to jewelry that could be the perfect early Mother’s Day gift, securing your spot as the “Best Child.”

When: April 30
Where: Maritime Labour Centre
Cost: $5
More info: gotcraft.com