7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, May 15

May 12 2017, 6:33 pm

Looking for a fun way to start your Monday? Check our list of 7 things to do today around Vancouver, featuring Ron Sexsmith, science, bike polo and more!

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

Science Odyssey Week

  • What: Pacific Museum of Earth presents five afternoon sessions of Earth Science activities. Examine rocks under a microscope, bring your rock collection in for identification, tour the stone slabs around the Earth Sciences building, learn about the guts of Earth’s rock cycle, and explore new developments Earth Science research.
  • Where: Pacific Museum of Earth – 6339 Stores Road, Vancouver
  • When: May 15 to 19 from 1 to 3 pm
  • Cost: Free

Ron Sexsmith


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  • What: Ron Sexsmith is touring in support of his 13th solo album, The Last Rider, where for the first time he, in tandem with his longtime collaborator Don Kerr, has taken matters into his own hands as a producer. Over the course of its 15 tracks, The Last Rider is by turns romantic, bittersweet, uplifting and humorous.
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway
  • When: May 15 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $38.50

BETA5 Spring Pop-Up

  • What: Get ready to welcome in the sweetness of spring as local chocolatier and treat-maker BETA5 opens up their Cambie Village pop-up shop once again. They’ve added three new tea-infused flavours to their cream puff family: Mango Bubble Tea, Strawberry Jasmine, and Matcha. The pop-up shop will also soon have ice cream, ice cream sammies, and their ice cream socials.
  • Where: 3345 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • When: Now through May 15

Being Mortal

  • What: Providence Health Care presents a free screening of Being Mortal in recognition of Hospice Palliative Care Week. The documentary follows renowned writer and surgeon Atul Gawande as he investigates the practice of caring for the dying and explores how doctors can improve methods of caring for patients towards the end of life. Stay for a post-screening Q&A with a panel of palliative care experts from across Providence Health Care.
  • Where: Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 15 at 7 pm
  • Cost: Free

Stacked Comedy with Kevin Foxx

  • What: From the smash success of The Kevin Foxx Show on Toronto’s hit radio station CFRB, to nightly shows at comedy clubs and corporate stages, Kevin Foxx is one of the funniest and most versatile performers working in North America today. He headlines Stacked Comedy with Kevin von Helvete, Alain Williams, Sam Tonning, Mark O’Keeffe, Oli Maughan and Sean Devlin. Karl Sullivan MCs.
  • Where: Yagger’s Kitsilano – 2884 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: May 15 at 9 pm
  • Tickets: At the door, $5

East Van Bike Polo – Women and Genderqueer Night

  • What: East Van Bike Polo – W-T-F night aims to provide a positive space for any new players who are women (trans and cis) and/or gender queer-identified (non-binary individuals who identify with womens communities. If you are even the least bit curious about bike polo, this is the night to try it and meet some great people. Women and gender-queer folks also welcome to come watch.
  • Where: Grandview Park, Vancouver
  • When: May 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Cost: Free

Abilities Expo & Job Fair


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  • What: Meet Vancouver’s leading service providers to find opportunities that can benefit your life. Talk to employers who are hiring, and see what opportunities they offer. Socialize, hang out and enjoy the live music and dance in the theatre.
  • Where: Roundhouse Community Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
  • When: May 15 from 11 am to 4 pm
  • Cost: Free
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