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7 things to do in Vancouver: Tuesday, May 2

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Daniel Chai May 01, 2017 1:00 pm 840

More exciting events to explore around Vancouver! From a pinata class to a TedX preview, here is our list of seven things to do today around the city.

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The Harp Twins: Camille and Kennerly

The Harp Twins

Image: Camille and Kennerly / Facebook

  • What: Camille and Kennerly Kitt, known as The Harp Twins, have achieved extraordinary success by taking Electric Harps and acoustic Concert Grand Harps to unprecedented levels and smashing boundaries between different genres of music. The duo has amassed over 650,000 fans across their social media sites and more than 33 million views on YouTube.
  • Where: Christ Church Cathedral Vancouver – 690 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 2 at 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $16.75

Wall Exchange lecture: The Hidden Beauty of Mathematics

  • What: Professor Cédric Villani will discuss the interface between mathematics and art, showing how both these disciplines seek to illuminate hidden beauty in the world. Villani is the Director of the Institut Henri Poincaré, France’s prime and oldest international institute for research in mathematical sciences. Hosted by the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 2 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Sold out but there will be a standing line available on the night. Free.

How to overcome the five greatest challenges in achieving your goals

  • What: Clean energy engineer turned performance coach Marc Tabet helps attendees identify the greatest challenges to achieving goals and discover proven strategies to overcome them. Learn why the way our brain is wired makes it harder for us to achieve our goals, how to make inspiration your greatest ally and discover effective strategies to go about expanding your comfort zone.
  • When: May 2 from 6 to 9:15 pm
  • Where: The Tribe – Suite 401 – 68 Water Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: At the door, $12

Pop-Up Comedy Jam: Asian Heritage Month Edition!

  • What: In honour of national Asian Heritage Month in Vancouver, The Fictionals present an all-star, all-Asian edition of Pop-Up Comedy Jam! Enjoy comedy inspired by traditions and modern life, featuring VJ Delos-Reyes, Carla Mah, Curt Da Silva, Kia Rae, Travis Bernhardt, Laurence Chong, San Aung and Ed Hill.
  • Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: May 2 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: At the door, $7 or $5 for students

Pinatas and Pies: A crafting workshop

Your Pinata

Image: Your Pinata

  • What: Eat delicious Aphrodite pie and get crafty with Meaghan Kennedy, who will be sharing the joy of making pinatas. Meaghan made her first pinata seven years ago for a local cable show and fell in love with the craft making process. Her pinatas have even been featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
  • WhereAphrodite’s Organic Pie Shop – 3598 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: May 2 from 6 to 9 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $40. Includes all supplies and a slice of pie.

Together: Stories about the Impact of Global Development

  • What: Join Aga Khan Foundation Canada and the Vancouver Public Library in a series of evenings featuring the stories of people with first-hand experience in global development. May’s Storyteller is Anna Kim, who is passionate about international development and education opportunities for young people. She has lived in Uzbekistan, and while living in Korea obtained a degree in International Relations and worked at a Global Fortune 500 company in Seoul. She is currently pursuing a MA in Political Science at Simon Fraser University.
  • Where: Kitsilano Branch Library – 2425 MacDonald Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 2 from 7 to 8:30 pm
  • Cost: Free

Beta Talks 6: The Road to The BIG Stage

  • What: Beta Talks is RED Academy’s hub to test new presentation material in front of live audience members. This session will feature speakers who are working towards their TEDx speech. If you want to get up on your SoapBox and share your message RSVP to [email protected]com . Guest speakers are welcome!
  • Where: RED Academy – 1490 W Broadway #200, Vancouver
  • When: May 2 from 6 to 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $20

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

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