7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, May 14

May 10 2019, 11:56 pm

Discover a new thing to do in Vancouver with our checklist of seven events happening on Tuesday, May 14. Neil Young, Chinatown Through A Wide Lens, and more.

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

Neil Young

What: Canadian music legend Neil Young is playing a special solo show in Vancouver next month at a venue that has serious significance in the musician’s storied career. Young returns to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on May 15, with very special guest Elvis Costello. The theatre is where the award-winning artist had his first-ever solo live performance in the city, in 1971 — 47 years ago.

When: May 14 and May 15, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Clothing swaps at Lupii Cafe

Clothing swap / Shutterstock

What: A community swap is being held in South Vancouver, where participants are encouraged to bring quality, gently worn items to give away. All ages, eras, sizes and styles of clothes will be accepted, as long as they are clean, in good condition and likely to be valued by others. You need to bring at least five items to participate. That includes women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, costumes, shoes, accessories and jewelry. They are also accepting craft supplies, linens, kid’s toys, adult and children’s books, as well as small houseware items.

When: May 14, May 28, 2019
Time: 5 to 7 pm
Where: Lupii Cafe, 7743 Champlain Crescent, Vancouver.
Cost: $10

Christy Dunsmore Nature + Nurture Opening Reception Night

What: Join local artist and writer Christy Dunsmore for her opening night reception of Nature + Nurture, a multimedia exhibition.

When: Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Exhibition in the gallery from May 7 to July 2, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Western Sky Books – 2132-2850 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Great Bear Rainforest at Science World OMNIMAX

A Kermode bear (Daisy Gilardini)

A Kermode bear (Daisy Gilardini)

What: The film explores the rich natural ecosystem of the remote Great Bear Rainforest on the central coast of British Columbia. The Planet Earth-like production is the first giant screen film for IMAX theatres shot exclusively in the province, and it features Vancouver-born actor Ryan Reynolds as its narrator.

Where: Science World — 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
When: February 15 to May 15, 2019 (screenings nearly every day, check online schedule)
Time: Various times
Cost: Science World admission package with OMNIMAX or standalone OMNIMAX ticket.

Yann Tiersen

What: French musician and composer Yann Tiersen performs at the Vogue Theatre in support of his new album, ALL. Featuring special guests.

When: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm
Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville St., Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Chinatown Through a Wide Lens: The Hidden Photos of Yucho Chow

What: An exhibition of the once-hidden photographs of Vancouver’s first Chinese photographer. Yucho Chow chronicled life during a tumultuous period in the city’s early history.

When: Tuesdays to Sundays until May 30, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Chinese Cultural Centre (Museum & Archives) – 2nd floor, 555 Columbia St
Admission: Free, donations appreciated

Strathcona Native Plant Garden Tour

What: Drop-in tour of the Native Plant Demonstration Garden with Environmental Youth Alliance’s Jess Henry and see how you can develop your own habitat garden. Native plants provide important habitat for insect-eating birds and contribute to Vancouver’s ecological network. Native plants will be available to take home, by donation. Part of Vancouver Bird Week.

When: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Time: 4 to 7 pm
Where: Meet at the Eco-Pavillion – Strathcona Community Gardens – 759 Malkin Ave, Vancouver
More Info: Online

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