7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, May 18

May 12 2017, 6:52 pm

As the weather gets warmer, the events get hotter! From Hoopfest to Blarney Stone’s 45th Anniversary, here are seven things to do around Vancouver!

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

New Works Dance Allsorts presents Olivia C. Davies

Olivia C. Davies

Image: Olivia C. Davies

  • What: Crow’s Nest and Other Places She’s Gone is a new dance-theatre work by Olivia C. Davies, developed in collaboration with Coast Salish storyteller, Rosemary Georgeson, performance artist, Anne Riley, and aerial dancer Emily Long. The work highlights women’s stories of travel and transitions, based on Contemporary Aboriginal vocabulary and story-weaving.
  • Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre – 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
  • When: May 18 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $5-$20

An Evening with Pete Yorn

  • What: American singer-songwriter Pete Yorn performs an acoustic concert at the Biltmore Cabaret.
  • Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 18 at 9 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $35-$310

40th Annual Bed Races and Decorated Bike Parade

  • What: The Bed Race starts with a demonstration from participants of the World Free Style Round-Up Skateboard Championships, followed by a Western themed Bike Parade. The main event is an elimination-style Bed Race where the prizes for the winners of each division are just as quirky as the race itself.
  • Where: 176A Street in Cloverdale
  • When: May 18 from 6 to 7:30 pm
  • Cost: Free


  • What: Since 1994 Hoopfest has been BC Wheelchair Basketball Society’s largest annual fundraiser. Corporate and community teams of 5-10 players participate in a fun evening that includes a wheelchair basketball tournament, dinner and raffle prizes. Funds raised from Hoopfest allow BC Wheelchair Basketball to continue to run programs, leagues and tournaments, provide equipment and advocate for inclusive physical activity opportunities for British Columbians with a physical disability.
  • When: May 18 from 5:30 to 10 pm
  • Where: Richmond Olympic Oval – 6111 River Road, Richmond
  • Registration: Online

G Ceramic And Co. Studio Launch and Open House

G Ceramic And Co.

Image: G Ceramic And Co. / Facebook

  • What: Stop by the Beaumont Studios to check out the new G Ceramic And Co. digs. Check out some new work, grab a glass of bubbles, and prepare to get dirty. The wheels will be open if you want to try your hand at throwing.
  • Where: Beaumont Studios – 316 and 326 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: May 18 from 7 to 10 pm
  • Cost: Free

The Blarney Stone’s 45th Anniversary Party

  • What: Blarney Stone is celebrating their 45th Anniversary with a huge party, including Celtic dancers liquor and beer samples, Irish cuisine, cheesemongers, and live music!
  • Where: The Blarney Stone – 216 Carrall Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 18 at from 6 to 10 pm
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Stars on Ice

  • What: The three greatest Canadian men’s figure skaters will come together for the first time in 2017 to perform in the award-winning Investors Group Stars on Ice Tour presented by Lindt. Featuring Four-time World Champion Kurt Browning, 2014 Olympic Silver Medallist Patrick Chan, and two-time Olympic Silver Medallist Elvis Stojko. Joining the trio will be Olympic Bronze Medallist Jeffrey Buttle, reigning two-time World Champions Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, Canadian Champion Kaetlyn Osmond and more!
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: May 18 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $12.50-$85
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