7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, May 11

May 8 2017, 7:04 pm

The nights are getting longer, which means more time to check out our list of seven fun things to do in Vancouver today. From After Hours at the Vancouver Aquarium, to movies in the morgue, and more!

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

Harland Williams

Harland Williams

Image: Harland Williams / Facebook

  • What: Comedian and actor Harland Williams is known for his roles in Dumb and Dumber, Something about Mary, Half Baked, Rocketman, and more. His stand-up comedy has also been showcased on Letterman, The Tonight Show, Conan O’Brian, HBO, Comedy Central and everywhere else.
  • Where: Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver – 2837 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 11 and 12 at 8 pm, May 13 at 7 pm and 9:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $30

#HootupYVR: Social Ads

  • What: From turning Facebook fans into customers, to giving your content a boost, social media advertising is a key component of any social strategy. Join Hootsuite for an expert session on paid advertising for the first #HootupYVR of 2017.
  • Where: Hootsuite Media Inc – 5 East 8th Ave, Vancouver
  • When: May 11 from 5:45 to 8:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, free

Movies in the Morgue – The Usual Suspects

  • What: Grab a blanket, a buddy, some snacks and enjoy an evening at Vancouver Police Museum and Movies in the Morgue. This month’s presentation is The Usual Suspects.
  • Where: Vancouver Police Museum – 240 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 11 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Million Dollar Quartet – Arts Club

  • What: Elvis Presley. Johnny Cash. Jerry Lee Lewis. Carl Perkins. Recreating the real-life moment where these four rock idols were brought together for the first and last time ever, Million Dollar Quartet is a ‘jukebox musical’ that covers all of their greatest hits. Explore a time of great diversity for the Memphis music scene as the artists are immortalized on vinyl together at the Sun Records Studio on December 4, 1956.
  • When: May 11 to July 9
  • Where: Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage – 2750 Granville St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $29-$94

Traces of Words: Opening Party

  • What: Celebrate the opening of Museum of Anthropology’s new exhibition, Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia, which honours the special significance that written forms hold across many diverse cultures in Asia.
  • When: May 11 from 7 to 10 pm
  • Where: Museum of Anthropology – 6393 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

After Hours – A Trivia Night Like No Otter

Tanu And Katmai Rafting/Vancouver Aquarium

  • What: Vancouver Aquarium’s After Hours adults-only event has added an element of Jeopardy-inspired trivia. Enjoy a beer, glass of wine, or a cocktail while you conjure up answers to each of the questions asked. You’ll also have the freedom to explore the galleries on your own, and join in on the ‘Q and Ray’ session in the Discover Rays Gallery while having a personal encounter with stingrays as they glide through the water. Plus, you can learn about marine invertebrates like sea stars and sea anemones in the Wet Lab.
  • Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
  • When: May 11 from 6 to 10 pm
  • Tickets: Starting at $23 – available through Vancouver Aquarium

Broadway on Broadway: Disney Edition

  • What: Broadway on Broadway is Vancouver’s only musical theatre open mic evening. Bring a Disney song of your choice and sing with accompanist Sarah Jaysmith. Disney Broadway shows, animated and live action movies, Star Wars, Marvel, etc. Costumes and Disney-themed accessories are also encouraged, though never mandatory. And if you had your heart set on singing a non-Disney show tune, that’s fine too.
  • Where: Seven Dining Lounge – 53 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: May 11 at 7:30 pm
  • Admission: At the door, $10
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