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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, May 29

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Daniel Chai May 28, 2017 11:54 pm 1,597

The last week of May is here, so make the most of it. Check our list of 7 things to do today around Vancouver, featuring Vancouver International Children’s Festival, book launches, and more!

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

Vancouver International Children’s Festival

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Image: Vancouver International Children’s Festival / Facebook

  • What: The 40th annual Vancouver International Children’s Festival inspires young minds with top-notch professional artistic experiences, across theatre, music, dance, circus, puppetry and storytelling. The multi-disciplinary programming is always culturally diverse and representative of both local and international artists.
  • Where: Granville Island
  • When: May 29 to June 4

Cooking With—May Edition

  • What: Young Ideas is excited to host Cooking With, an interactive cooking workshop led by Gordon Neighbourhood House’s Chef Peter. At Cooking With you’ll learn how to cook a delicious meal from scratch with seven of your neighbours. Afterwards everyone will sit down at a long table to enjoy the meal together.
  • Where: Gordon Neighbourhood House – 1019 Broughton Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 29 from 6:30 to 8 pm
  • Tickets:$2 and are limited to 8 participants. Reserve your spot by calling 604-683-2554, or paying in person at the Gordon Neighbourhood House front desk.

HUB Bike to Work Week

  • What: Each spring and fall, Bike to Work Week encourages everyone to try cycling the daily commute. Throughout the week stop by celebration stations for free bike repairs, snacks, drinks, maps and information – and be entered to win one of five daily bike giveaways, trips and other station prizes.
  • Where: Across Metro Vancouver
  • When: May 29 to June 4
  • Cost: Free

ManTalks Vancouver – Health & Hustle

  • What: ManTalks is an international community building better fathers, husbands and leaders around the globe. Speakers will share insights on how to hustle, stay healthy and maintain a sense of balance while pursuing your dreams.
  • Where: Audi Downtown Vancouver, 1788 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver
  • When: May 29 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $30-$40

How to Be Everything

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  • What: How to Be Everything, the new book by Emilie Wapnick, helps you channel your diverse passions and skills to work for you. Wapnick provides a practical framework for building a sustainable life around all of your passions. Event will feature a short reading followed by Q&A and signing.
  • Where: Book Warehouse – 4118 Main Street
  • When: May 29 at 7 pm
  • Cost: Free

Move for Health – Outdoor Workout

  • What: Breathe in the fresh air while getting an all over body workout that focuses on fitness, strength and agility. Part of Move for Health Week.
  • Where: Steveston Community Centre – 4111 Moncton Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 29 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm
  • Cost: Free. Registration is required.

Slinky Hell by Jacob Samuel Book Launch

  • What: Vancouver comedian and cartoonist Jacob Samuel launches his latest book featuring 200 of his best cartoons from the last three years. Jacob’s cartoons have been featured in The New Yorker and Harvard Business Review.
  • Where: The Kino – 3456 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 29 at 7 pm
  • Admission: Free

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

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