Robson Square is rocking and rolling this Saturday

And four other reasons Vancouver is awesome this week

Pop-Up Roller Rink at Robson Square

After rolling back into downtown for a disco-themed April installation, this pop-up roller rink event goes “Rock Star” for this month’s event. BYO skates, or reserve a rental pair in advance so you don’t miss out on getting your wheels on. Families are welcome in the afternoon, followed by a roller derby bout, ending with the rock n’ roll-powered 16-plus night on the rink.

When: May 11, 4-6 p.m. all ages family Skate, 6-7 p.m. roller derby bout, 7-10 p.m. adult skate (16-plus)

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Where: Robson Square, 800 Robson St.

Form@ dinner series at the Mackenzie Room

Photo Katie Cross
Photo Katie Cross

Conceptualized by the Mackenzie Room team, this exciting new dinner series will take place at the restaurant every Tuesday and Wednesday in May with a four-course meal and beer or wine pairings for $98 per person, in collaboration with selected farmers, foragers, breweries and wineries in B.C. This week, it’s Form@: BBQ, showcasing wine from Lock and Worth and Nichol Vineyards.

When: May 14-15

Where:  The Mackenzie Room, 415 Powell St.

Crafted Vancouver


This unique month-long festival brings local, national and international independent makers, showrooms, galleries, shops and luxury brands, craft and design schools, and craft member associations together that are making, exhibiting, supporting or selling exceptional craft-based work. Build your own itinerary from 70 events spread across 35 different locations in Metro Vancouver.

When: May 6-30

Where: Various locations across Metro Vancouver

Neil Young with Elvis Costello

Photo Wikicommons
Photo Wikicommons

Neil Young returns to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, the location of his first solo live performance in Vancouver in 1971, for a two-night run. Joining the iconic 73-year-old “Harvest Moon” singer-songwriter will be an impressive opener, rocker Elvis Costello, who will also hit the stage solo.

When: May 14-15

Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 600 Hamilton St.

Cat Video Fest


CatVideoFest 2019 is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos chosen from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos and viral sensations. Bringing cat video lovers together to share in the joy of watching the vids in the theatre, the event also raises money for cats in need through partnerships with local cat charities, animal welfare organizations, and shelters to best serve cats in the area. Minors are welcome in the balcony for this event, too.

When: May 12, 2:15 p.m. (encore presentation May 18)

Where: Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway


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