7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, May 17

May 12 2017, 6:52 pm

Welcome back, Wednesday! Celebrate the work week being half over with out list of seven things to do today, from theatre to eco art and more.

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

Children of God – Urban Ink Production

Image: Matt Barnes

  • What: Inspired by First Nations music, this deeply Canadian story is one of redemption and family. Uncover the hidden history of residential schools and their deep impact on survivors and their families, as well as what this dark legacy means for all Canadians today.
  • When: May 17 to June 3
  • Where: York Theatre – 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Cost: Online, $10-$46

Spring Job Fair – North Shore

  • What: Connect with North Shore employers, explore full-time and part-time employment opportunities and achieve your career goals. Bring your resume and dress professionally, as interviews may be held on the spot. Hosted by YWCA and North Shore Work BC.
  • Where: North Shore WorkBC – 980 West 1st Street -Unit 106, North Vancouver
  • When: May 17 from 1 to 4 pm
  • Register: Online, Free

Stephen Lynch: The My Old Heart Tour

  • What: Stephen Lynch’s unique blend of musical based comedy has earned him fiercely loyal fans around the world who live to experience his live shows, He has five best-selling CDs, an RIAA-certified Gold DVD and top-rated Comedy Central specials.
  • Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: May 17 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $30

Rising Tides + Skin Boats

  • What: A community eco art project exploring our changing ocean and climate. Join Village Surrey for a knowledge exchange and social engagement art project to process what we know about our changing oceans and climate, and visually weave a collective response for a hopeful future.
  • Where: Surrey City Centre Library – Room 120 – 10350 University Drive
  • When: May 17 from 6 to 8:30 pm
  • Cost: Free

Economic Summit 2017

  • What: The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 3rd annual Economic Summit featuring keynote address from Dr. Sherry Cooper, Chief Economist of Dominion Lending Centres. Attendees will also hear three success stories from local professionals and and two panels made up of industry experts.
  • Where: The Molson Canadian Theatre at the Hard Rock Casino – 2080 United Blvd, Coquitlam
  • When: May 17 from 7:30 to 11:30 am
  • Register: Online, $95-$125

Interactive Afro-Brazilian Workshop

Long & McQuade

Image: Long & McQuade / Facebook

  • What: In this interactive workshop you will see a wide variety of instruments, learn choreography, cooperative and active learning and play traditional instruments from Africa & Brazil. Participants will also learn basic dance movements and choreography.
  • Where: Long & McQuade Surrey – 13785 104th Avenue, Surrey
  • When: May 17 from 7 to 8:30 pm
  • More Info: Online

Outdoor Kids Night

  • What: Bass Pro Shops presents a complimentary Outdoor Kids Night on May 17. Bring the young ones to do some arts and crafts, play some games, and have a little snack.
  • Where: Bass Pro Shops – 5000 Canoe Pass Way, Tsawwassen
  • When: May 17 from 6 to 7:30 pm
  • Register: Email [email protected] Free
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