Check out local boys Harsh Words at the Astoria’s Damaged Goods this Friday.  Featuring the regular Damaged Goods DJs plus special guest Quinn Omori!

Canadian rapper Shad will be performing an early show with Miracle Fortress this Saturday at Fortune Sound.  Go for the Juno-award winning rap, and stay for the equally good DJs after!

This Friday Science World is throwing the bash of the weekend to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Expo ’86.  There’ll be a live 80s cover band, films made for Expo ’86, and an evening showing at the Omnimax.  Plus, you get to wander around Science World drunk.

If you’re feeling like a little Mexican flare this weekend, grab some tickets to the Cinco de Mayo pub crawl.  For $18 you’ll be lead to five different venues (by Luchadores no less) and get four free drinks.

Jurassic Park
It’s finally happened. The Rio is playing Jurassic Park as their midnight feature.  Grab your dinosaur paraphernalia and head to the Drive for what’s bound to be the best night of the month. (I just really like Jurassic Park).

Festivals and Fairs
Vancouver Craft Beer Week starts this Friday! There are tons of beer-centric dinners, tastings, and parties to choose from.  Don’t miss this celebration of Vancouver’s best microbrews.

The ExplorAsian festival gets going this weekend with a walk-a-thon for Japan.  Head down to Burnaby Lake for a 10km walk and refreshments served by the Burnaby Firefighters.

The 5th annual Spot Prawn Festival is this Saturday at Fisherman’s Wharf (by Granville Island).  If you haven’t tried this local, sustainable delicacy you’re missing out on something special!  Grab some beer and prawns and enjoy the waterfront scenery. 

W2 Community Arts is hosting the Grey to Green Outdoor Art Market this Sunday.  Head down tow 150 Cordova between 1 and 5pm for a look at what local artists are producing.

Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair is this Sunday at the Royal Canadian Legion on the Drive.  Got Craft will feature over 55 vendors plus baked goods to give you enough energy to keep shopping all day.