7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, May 3

Apr 27 2018, 2:01 am

We’re feeling terrific this Thursday! That’s why we can’t wait to check out these seven events today, Thursday, May 3. Dirty Dancing, DOXA, and more.

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

Dirty Dancing

  • What: Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage features an eight piece band that performs the timeless hits on stage along with a cast of 24.
  • When: Thursday, May 3, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Abbotsford Centre – 33800 King Rd., Abbotsford
  • Tickets: Online, $39-$90

So you want to be an Entrepreneur

  • What: This workshop explores the characteristics of entrepreneurs and analyzes participants potential to consider small business ownership as a viable career option. Free and open to all, but space is limited.
  • When: Thursday, May 3, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 2 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Public Library – Bob Prittie Branch – 6100 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby
  • Register: Online, by phone at 604-436-5400, or in person. Free

The Sorority: Pledge Tour

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  • What: The Sorority bring their Pledge Tour to Fox Cabaret with special guests Missy D, Kimmortal, Aktu El Shabazz, and The People Northwest.
  • When: Thursday, May 3, 2018 
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $15

Tiny Stories Workshop



  • What: Looking for ideas? Or wondering how to craft your ideas into a paragraph-sized story? Local writer Rebecca Wood Barrett will lead you through a series of playful writing exercises that will help spark ideas, and lead you to create bite-sized stories, complete with captivating characters and pithy plots – all in 420 characters or less.
  • When: Thursday, May 3, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 8 pm
  • Where: City Centre Branch, Room 136 – 1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free, space is limited. Register online or call the HelpDesk at 604-554-7323.

DOXA Documentary Film Festival

  • What: Western Canada’s largest documentary film festival, featuring public screenings, panel discussions, public forums, and educational programs.
  • When: Thursday, May 3 to Sunday, May 13, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Venues across Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Foucault on Painting Book Launch

  • What: Professor Catherine Soussloff, Professor of Art History, Visual Art and Theory and an Associate at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, launches her new book, Foucault on Painting.
  • When: Thursday, April 19 to Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 7 pm
  • Where: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia – 1825 Main Mall, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

A Joyful Noise – Six Degrees of Dionne Warwick

  • What: A DIY Glam Spectacular (For Emotional People) by Jordy Matheson. Featuring the music of Burt Bacharach and Hal Davis as originated by icon Dionne Warwick, and Michael Barry Anderson on piano.
  • When: Thursday, May 3 and Friday, May 4, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: The Woods Studio – 7 West 2nd Ave., Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10
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