7 things to do in Vancouver: Tuesday, May 16

May 12 2017, 6:51 pm

Need a break from the norm? An escape from the every day? Find yours with our list of seven things to do in and around Vancouver today, including live storytelling, a beer awards night, and more.

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

BrainStation Information Session

BrainStation/BrainStation Vancouver

  • What: BrainStation will be hosting an information session on May 16 where attendees can learn more about full-time and part-time programs. BrainStation has trained more than 40,000 Canadians between their Toronto and Vancouver campuses, offering part-time courses, full-time programs, and workshops. Their courses, related to technology, design and business, are designed in collaboration with global technology leaders such as Slack, Google, Microsoft, and Hootsuite.
  • Where: 4101110 Hamilton Street
  • When: May 16 from 5 to 6 pm
  • Cost: Free, reserve your spot online

Stage Time – Open Improv Jam

  • What: The producers of Lights! Improvised Sketch Comedy Show and Dirty Little Secrets Improv Show Vancouver are holding a night to showcase and see more talent. Performer names go in the jam jar, teams are selected and participants get a game and a scene with the hosts.
  • Where: XYYVR – 1216 Bute Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 16 at 8 pm
  • Admission: No cover – donations collected at the end. (Suggested $5)

Arlene Chan – An Author Event

  • What: Chinese immigrants arrived in Canada in the mid-1800s searching for gold and a better life. But life in Canada was difficult and the immigrants had to face racism and cultural barriers. Take a photographic walk through history with Arlene Chan, a Chinese-Canadian author who focuses on the history and culture.
  • Where: Richmond Public Library Ironwood Branch – 11688 Steveston Hwy #8200, Richmond
  • When: May 16 from 9:30 to 10:30 am
  • Register: Online

VanBrewer Awards Gala

  • What: Join Vanbrewers in celebrating the winners of the 2017 VanBrewer Awards! There will be beer, medals, raffle prizes, general merriment and more beer.
  • Where: The Cobalt – 917 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 16 from 7:30 to 11:30 pm
  • Tickets: $5

Injustice 2 Launch Event

  • What: Test your might with all of your favourite DC super heroes and villains in the brand new installment of Injustice from NetherRealm Studios.
  • Where: EXP Restaurant – 309 West Pender Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 16 from 6 to 11 pm
  • Cost: Free to play

Voices of the Street

  • What: A night of storytelling and readings from Megaphone’s 7th annual literary edition, Voices of the Street. The night will feature stories, and readings from Voices of the Street writers, music from the wonderful Paula Armstrong, and delicious refreshments courtesy of SFU Woodwards.
  • Where: SFU Woodwards – 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 16 from 6:30 t0 9 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $15



Image: KONGOS / Facebook

  • What: KONGOS is a rock band of four brothers – Johnny, Jesse, Dylan and Danny Kongos. Sons of British singer-songwriter John Kongos, they grew up in London and South Africa, and are on tour to support their latest release Egomaniac.
  • Where: Imperial Vancouver – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 16 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$405
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