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

May 11 2018, 12:35 pm

Find something new to do in Vancouver! We’ve got your hookup with our checklist of seven events happening in Vancouver today, May 17. Stars on Ice, Science Grand Slam, and more.

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

Commercial Real Estate Awards of Excellence

  • What: Every two years, Business in Vancouver seeks out the top projects in commercial real estate. The awards recognize quality and performance, innovation and creativity, teamwork and collaboration, as well as community and environmental awareness.
  • When: Thursday, May 17, 2018
  • Time: 6:15 pm to 9 pm
  • Where: The Fairmont Waterfront – 900 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Stars on Ice 2018

Stars on Ice

Image: Canadian Olympic Committee

  • What: This year’s Stars on Ice 12-city tour will feature a number of Canada’s top skaters hot off the ice in South Korea including Canadian gold medal sweethearts Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. The event will be a star-studded affair as Pyeongchang Olympians Patrick Chan, Kaetlyn Osmond, and Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford will also be performing in addition to a number of other Canadian skating legends including Elvis Stojko.
  • When: Thursday, May 17, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Available online for as low as $12

Napa: Past, Present, Future at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

  • What: Napa Valley will take centre stage at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar when the restaurant hosts a pair of celebrated California wineries for an exclusive “Napa: Past, Present, Future” wine dinner on Thursday, May 17. Presented as part of Top Drop Vancouver, the five-course feast will feature Boulevard’s signature West Coast-inspired cuisine paired with current and back vintages from Spottswoode Estate and Blackbird Vineyards.
  • When: Thursday, May 17, 2018
  • Where: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar – 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • Price: $160; call 604-642-2900 to buy

Science Grand Slam 2018

  • What: Science Slam Canada is holding their end-of-season Science Grand Slam 2018 at Science World After Dark. Based on the format of a poetry slam, competitors will have five minutes to present any science topic with creativity and ingenuity. Hosted by Nikki Berreth and Alan Shapiro, the championship event will feature Sacrificial Slamb, Charlie Cook, winner’s from across Vancouver, and video submissions from presenters in satellite #SciSlams in Ottawa and Edmonton.
  • When: Thursday, May 17, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 10 pm
  • Where: Science World at TELUS World of Science – 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $29

Arts of Resistance: Politics and The Past In Latin America

Anthropology Museum in University of British Columbia Campus

(Xuanlu Wang/Shutterstock)

  • What: The Museum of Anthropology at UBC presents Arts of Resistance: Politics and The Past in Latin America. Curated by Laura Osorio Sunnucks, MOA’s Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow for Latin America, this premiere exhibition illustrates how Latin American communities use traditional or historic art forms to express contemporary political realities. Featuring art and multi-sensory installations from Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Honduras, Ecuador and Chile, with special attention to marginalized communities.
  • When: Thursday, May 17 to Monday October 8, 2018
  • Time: Regular Museum Hours
  • Where: Museum of Anthropology – 6393 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver
  • More Info: Online

41st Annual Bed Races and Decorated Bike Parade

  • What: An elimination-style Bed Race where heats run in six categories (men, women, media and mixed) until a winner is declared. The prizes for the winners of each division include a Bed Pan trophy, a Chamber Pot and a Stone Pig prize. The event also includes a skateboard demonstration and a western-themed bike parade.
  • When: Thursday, May 17, 2018
  • Time: 5:45 to 7:30 pm
  • Where: 176 A Street, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Tech, Culture + Housing: Lessons from San Francisco’s Kim-Mai Cutler

  • What: The Urban Land Institute of BC and Abundant Housing Vancouver present an evening with San Francisco’s Kim-Mai Cutler. Kim-Mai is a technology journalist for TechCrunch, Partner at Initialized Capital, and is well known for her work regarding the cultural and political issues of housing and racial diversity for the San Francisco and Bay Area. Her past experience has included work for Bloomberg, VentureBeat, and The Wall Street Journal.
  • When: Thursday, May 17, 2018
  • Time: 5 to 7:30 pm
  • Where: Fasken Martineau DuMoulin – 2900-550 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free, RSVP via email – [email protected]
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