5 things to do on the North Shore this long weekend

The Lynn Valley Garden Club, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, is hosting its annual plant sale tomorrow at St. Stephens Hall in North Vancouver from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thousands of plants, including vegetables, herbs and shade-loving or sun-loving flora, will be for sale, typically costing $2-$5, with partial proceeds earmarked to support local garden projects and post-secondary scholarships for horticulture students. In celebration of the club’s milestone anniversary, plenty of historical documents and photos will be display outlining the club’s place in the community.

In-laws can be challenging. In Once Upon a Mattress, a musical that takes the classic story of The Princess and the Pea and flips it on its head, the queen ventures to test how truly sensitive a princess is – and be extension see if she’s the right fit for her son, the prince – by placing a single pea among a stack of 20 mattresses which the young woman’s compelled to sleep upon. If she sleeps badly due to the pea’s intrusion upon her billowy slumber – and has the wherewithal to know something’s afoot – then truly she must possess the sensitivity so coveted by the prince and his mother. The North Shore Light Opera society is bringing you this hilarious and upbeat musical performance today and tomorrow at 8 p.m., and on Sunday at 3 p.m., at Presentation House Theatre. Tickets: $20-$30

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There’s a new brewery in town, so why not get your drink on as well as your funk on at House of Funk Brewing, located at 350 East Esplanade in North Vancouver, this long weekend? City council recently voted to add a new “brewery district” to Lower Lonsdale which will include rewriting a portion of the municipality’s zoning bylaw to make it easier for a host of new breweries to open lounges in the area. Streetcar Brewing is expected to open its doors later this summer.

There will be bulbs, flora, food and fun, but wait – there’s more! Returning for its third year, the Bulbs & More Farmer’s Market, With more than 50 participating vendors specializing in hand-grown and hand-made goods, is happening tomorrow at the Presentation House Theatre’s parking lot located at the northwest corner of Third Avenue and Chesterfield from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A new exhibition at the Ferry Building Gallery in West Vancouver combines North Shore residents’ passion for art and wildlife. With Avian by Nature: Wild Birds of the North Shore, artists Bon and Lee Roberts show off their love for birds with precision and artistic flare. The exhibition runs until June 9, with a meet-the-artists event scheduled for tomorrow from 2 to 3 p.m.

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