Weird Al Karaoke
This might sound like a bit of a riddle, but for fans of music parodies, it should make perfect sense. Weird Al Karaoke is when “comedians perform original parody songs they've written à la Weird Al, but they aren't singing parody songs he's performed and he definitely won't be there.” Got it? Now eat it! But, like, not really.
When: May 25, 8 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Little Mountain Gallery, 195 East 26th Ave
Top Drop’s Thursday Night Wine Parties
Handcrafted, terroir-driven wines (as well as craft beer and cider) are the focus of this two-day celebration of delicious sustainability. While Friday night’s grand tasting is sold-out, there’s still a way to get in on the fun. On Thursday night, it’s all about food and wine at restaurants such as Wildebeest, Mamie Taylor’s and Bodega on Main, where for $55 a person you can enjoy pours from carefully curated wine lists with amazing food in a casual, party-style setting. Pizza, chicken, burgers — you name it, they’re pairing it.
When: May 23
Where: Five participating restaurants
Shuck it Forward V
Bikers For Autism is revving up efforts to raise awareness and funds for individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by announcing Shuck It Forward V. Taking place at Chewies Oyster Bar in Coal Harbour, the event offers a full afternoon of entertainment including chowder and caesar competitions, live music, raffles, a silent auction and an oyster-shucking competition pitting 24 of North America’s best male and female shuckers against each other.
When: May 26, noon
Where: Chewies Oyster Bar, 1055 West Hastings St.
Vancouver International Children’s Festival
Back to delight the kids, the Vancouver International Children’s Festival presents a week of kid-focused entertainment, including Will's Jams. There are dynamic weekday performances on the schedule, as well as a full weekend of fun, including play-based activities, music, theatre, dance and more.
When: May 27 to June 2
Where: Various venues at Granville Island
Pop star Alessia Cara brings her “The Pains of Growing Tour” for a stop at Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The 2018’s “Best New Artist” Grammy Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter has been making waves since she broke into the music scene in 2015 with her song “Here.” Ryland James opens.
When: May 27, 7 p.m.
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton St.
More events at vancouverisawesome.com.