7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, May 24

May 18 2018, 5:58 am

The weekend is so close we can almost taste it! Here are some fun ways to enjoy your Thursday, May 24. Colin Mochrie with Vancouver TheatreSports, Scratch ‘n’ Sniff Cabaret, and more.

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

Colin Mochrie with Vancouver TheatreSports

Colin Mochrie live at The Improv Centre

  • What: Canadian comedy icon Colin Mochrie, Vancouver TheatreSports alumnus, and star of Whose Line is it Anyway, returns this May for three laugh-packed performances to benefit VTS and the Colin Mochrie Scholarship Fund. Includes two shows at The Improv Centre and a performance at the Vogue Theatre.
  • When: Thursday, May 24 and Saturday, May 26, 2018 (The Improv Centre), Friday, May 25, 2018 (Vogue Theatre)
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver, Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Scratch ‘n’ Sniff Cabaret

  • What: This night of fun will feature a wide range of variety acts – including drag, burlesque, circus arts, magic, and comedy – which are all inspired by their own special secret scent. During the show, the audience will unlock these smells with their own Scratch ‘n’ Sniff sheet. The Scratch ‘n’ Sniff Cabaret will also act as a major fundraiser for Sex Workers United Against Violence, a local institution that has sought to keep sex workers empowered and safe.
  • When: Thursday, May 24, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$35

Surrey International Children’s Festival

  • What: Surrey International Children’s Festival features ticketed performances from around the world and Canada.
  • When: Thursday, May 24 to Saturday, May 26, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Bear Creek Park and Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online

Tash Sultana

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  • What: Tash Sultana has sold out every headline theatre show booked across multiple countries and played dozens of high profile festivals around the globe. Recent accolades include a top 10 ARIA chart, an APRA Award nomination, and over 100 million streams worldwide. Featuring special guest Reuben Stone.
  • When: 
  • Time: Gates 5:30 pm,  Show 7 pm
  • Where: Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park
  • Tickets: Online, $39.50

West of Main Art Walk Exhibition

  • What: Artists in Our Midst welcomes its 26th year by inviting the public to join them for a preview exhibit and sale of visual art at the Roundhouse highlighting a wide range of paintings, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, and photography.
  • When: Thursday, May 24, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 9 pm
  • Where: Roundhouse Community Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Salish Singing and Drumming Workshop

  • What: Learn traditional Salish social songs, drumming and dance with instructor Russell Wallace. Open to everyone.
  • When: Thursday, May 24, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts – 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Root Dwellers Music Showcase

  • What: Root Dwellers Music Showcase is a monthly event hosted at Kings Cafe+Wine Bar offering an important and intimate platform for music artists to perform their own song creations.
  • When: Thursday, May 24, 2018
  • Time: 8 to 11 pm
  • Where: Kings Cafe – 2223 Kingsway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10
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