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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, May 1

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Daniel Chai Apr 30, 2017 11:22 pm 1,284

A new month is upon us, so kick it off right with help from Daily Hive. From rock concerts to inspiring talks, here are 7 things to do today around Vancouver.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Music Monday at Vancouver Art Gallery

Music Monday

Image: Coalition for Music Education in British Columbia Society

  • What: The 13th annual Music Monday will unite more than 200 young musicians from across the Lower Mainland in a free public concert supporting school music programs. Co-hosted by JUNO award-winning children’s musician Charlotte Diamond, Music Monday is the world’s largest single event dedicated to promoting music education.
  • Where: Vancouver Art Gallery in Robson Square – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • When: May 1 at 10 am
  • Cost: Free

Fiction from BC Live Reading

  • What: Read Local BC presents five acclaimed authors, who will each read from their latest works of fiction. Featuring Carleigh Baker (Bad Endings), Alban Goulden (As If), Shekhar Paleja (Extraordinary Destiny), Ahmad Danny Ramadan (The Clothesline Swing), and Iona Whishaw (Death in the Darkening Mist). Hosted by Michael Despotovic of Caitlin Press.
  • Where: grunt gallery – #116 350 East 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: May 1 from 7 to 9 pm
  • Cost: Free

Raindance Vancouver’s Booze ‘N’ Schmooze

  • What: An evening for Vancouver indie filmmakers to gather and toast successes. Each Raindance Vancouver Booze “n” Schmooze features special guests and community partners sharing projects.
  • Where: Studio Records – 919 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 1 from 7 to 10 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $10 for non-members, free for members

Walking on a Dream with Canadian Olympic race walker Even Dunfee

  • What: Canadian Olympic race walker Evan Dunfee and Vancouver-based Mile2Marathon run group present an evening of running and storytelling. The evening kicks off with a workout led by Olympic marathoner and M2M coach Dylan Wykes followed by refreshments and Evan Dunfee’s inspirational story.
  • Where: Essentia Mattress Store — 2144 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: May 1 from 6 to 8 pm
  • Cost: Free

Your Name

  • What: Written and directed by Makoto Shinkai, Your Name has already received critical acclaim and commercial success overseas, dominating the burgeoning Asian box office to quickly become the fourth highest-grossing film of all time released in Japan. Your Name tells the story of a high school girl in rural Japan and a high school boy in Tokyo who swap bodies. They want something more from this connection, but distance isn’t the only thing keeping them apart.
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: May 1 and May 3 at 6:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $12

The 1975

the 1975

Image: The 1975/Facebook

  • What: British rockers The 1975 stop in Vancouver in support of their latest album, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It.
  • Where: PNE Forum – 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 1 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $49.50

Game Changers: Women Using Their Careers For Social Change

  • What: Join YES! Vancouver for a night of networking and philanthropy, and hear from a panel of five remarkable women who are using their career and life’s work as a vehicle for and to inspire social change. Emceed and moderated by Candice Charleton (Hootsuite), the panel includes Anna Farrant (All City Athletics), Katie Schaeffers (SheEO), Natasha Raey (She Talks Global), Meredith Powell (The Next Big Thing Foundation), and Rachel Ricketts (loss&found).
  • Where: Hootsuite – 5 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: May 1 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $50 for members, $60 for non-members

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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