7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, May 6

May 3 2019, 6:27 am

Kick off the first full week of May with these seven great events happening on Monday, May 6! Check out Chris Hadfield, KT Tunstall, and more.

For more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.

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Chris Hadfield Presents Exploration: Where We’re Going Next

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What: Referred to as “the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong,” Colonel Chris Hadfield is a worldwide sensation whose video of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” – seen by over 75 million people online — was called “possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created,” by Bowie himself. Acclaimed for making outer space accessible to millions, and for infusing a sense of wonder into our collective consciousness not felt since humanity first walked on the Moon, Colonel Hadfield continues to bring the marvels of science and space travel to everyone he encounters.

When: Monday, May 6, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Orpheum Theatre
Tickets: Online

Heartfelt Motel Pop-Up

What: “Heartmelt Motel” is a pop-up exhibit taking over a Surrey mall as part of a Canadian tour that will see the photo op wonderland installed temporarily in malls in four provinces. As for the theme, think 1970s California summer and retro-motel. There are five unique “motel rooms” in the exhibit, each containing an immersive and interactive space for you to explore. No creative pop-up is complete without a gummy ball pool for visitors to jump into.

When: Now to May 12, 2019
Time: Regular Mall Hours
Where: Guildford Town Centre – 10355 152 Street, Surrey
Cost: Free to the public

KT Tunstall

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What: Award-winning Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall brings the US tour to Vancouver with special guest Doe Paoro.

When: Monday, May 6, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm
Where: Imperial – 319 Main Street Vancouver, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Burnaby Festival of Learning

What: The Burnaby Festival of Learning celebrates lifelong learning in creative, unconventional ways, and features a week-long series of free events for everyone that will inspire, engage, and spark creativity. Enjoy a variety of events happening throughout Burnaby, including performances, lectures, discussions, tours, and more.

When: Now to Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Admission: Free

La Dispute

What: Michigan post-hardcore band La Dispute perform at Vogue Theatre with special guests Gouge Away and Slow Mass. All ages.

When: Monday, May 6, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm
Where: The Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville St., Vancouver
Tickets: Online

West Coast Amusements Carnival – Surrey

What: West Coast Amusements is coming to Guildford Town Centre in Surrey from now to May 13 and is bringing with it more than 100 rides for everyone to enjoy. Take the little ones to Kiddieland, with children-only rides that are perfect for first-time carnival goers. Parents can take their kids down the Super Slide or ride Choo Choo Charlie. Enjoy mini donuts, candy apples and cotton candy. If you get dizzy from all the crazy rides, try your hand at one of the many carnival games that are on offer. From classic ring toss to a water gun race, you’ve got plenty of chances to walk away with a prize.

When: Now to May 13, 2019
Where: Guildford Town Centre – 10355 152 Street, Surrey
Time: 3 pm to close on weekdays; noon to close on weekends
Tickets: $40 daily wristbands; 6 rides for $16.99 (Obtain your coupon at Mall Guest Services)

Bad Suns

What: California rockers Bad Suns perform at VENUE with guests CARLIE HANSON, We Hunt Buffalo, and Killer Deal. All ages are welcome.

When: Monday, May 7, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: VENUE – 881 Granville Street, Vancouver,
Tickets: Online

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