Can't Miss: 5 events happening in Vancouver this week: May 15 to 21

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      If you’re planning on spending this scorcher of a week huddled against the AC unit, nursing the full-body burns you received from spending the entire weekend at Wreck Beach, we don’t blame you. 

      Buuuuut if you’re willing to make the perilous journey out to some other air-conditioned haven—say Centennial Theatre, Rogers Arena, or Lana Lou's Restaurant, to name just a few—then have we got quite the list of events for you. 

      We can’t promise you won’t completely melt on the bike ride over to these spots, but we can promise they will be well worth the sweat. 

      Matchbox Twenty

      The American pop-rock quartet is performing at Rogers Arena, with tickets going for as low as $35. 

      When: May 16
      Where: Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
      Admission: $35+

      Smut Slam

      Brace yourself for a lovely night of lust-filled stories. Consenting slammers sign up on the night of to tell a five-minute dirty story.

      When: May 16
      Where: Lana Lou's Restaurant, 362 Powell Street, Vancouver
      Admission: $14

      The Great Curious Cocktail Party

      This Unwasted Life and Curious Elixir invites you to check out the “biggest booze-free party on the planet.” Your ticket includes booze-free cocktails from Curious Elixirs, bites from Charcuterie Vancouver, and good company amongst fellow alc-free and curious individuals.

      When: May 18
      Where: Secret location—address will be provided to ticket holders, Grandview-Woodland, Vancouver
      Admission: $29

      Queer Bash

      Queer Bash is an exhibition of LGBTQ2S+ community members works’ exploring the juxtapositions of violence and visibility, prejudice in pride festivals, and the word “bash”: both a celebration and a condemnation.

      When: May 18 to July 1
      Where: CityScape Community ArtSpace, 355 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
      Admission: Free

      Broadway's Back!

      Burstin' with Broadway is a 130-member North Shore community performance group founded in 2005 by Dominique Hogan. Much more than a choir, BWB puts on shows, not concerts.

      When: May 21
      Where: Centennial Theatre, 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver
      Admission: $40

      Want more? Check out the events page on our site to find out what else is going on around the city.