7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, May 15

May 11 2018, 12:09 pm

Another beautiful day in Vancouver full of great events! Pick one of the seven events happening in Vancouver today, May 15 and have some fun. Mama Mia, Spoken INK, and more.

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

Mamma Mia!

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  • What: This ageless classic about a daughter’s search for her biological father returns to Granville’s Stanley Theatre this month. Sing along to the infectious tunes of ABBA in this long-running and high-energy musical.
  • When: Now to Sunday, August 12, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage – 2750 Granville St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Arts Club; $29-$137

Dr. Sketchy’s – Empty Bed Blues

  • What: Dr. Sketchy’s Anti Art School is what happens when a simple question is asked- why can’t figure drawing be sexy? Part art class and part cabaret, this month’s session features dancer and burlesque star Ann Narky.
  • When: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Cottage Bistro – 4468 Main St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $12

Chamber Music of the Twentieth Century

  • What: Some of Vancouver’s most talented young classical musicians perform a fascinating and varied program of chamber music for larger ensembles – all composed in the twentieth century.
  • When: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 to 9:20 pm
  • Where: Pyatt Hall at the VSO School Of Music – 843 Seymour Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10-$20

True West by Sam Shepard

  • What: Sonder House Productions makes its debut with Sam Shepard’s 1980 classic True West. Like much of Shepard’s work, the play centres on a potentially explosive familial relationship: two estranged brothers are reunited unexpectedly in the heat of the Californian desert.
  • When: Tuesday, May 15 to Saturday, May 19, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: The Cultch – 1895 Venables St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $30

Etsy 101: Portobello West Education Series

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  • What: Whether you are an aspiring small business owner, considering launching an Etsy Shop to supplement your brick-and-mortar with online sales, or want insider tips from successful Etsy sellers, this Portobello West Education/Networking series is for you.
  • When: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • Time: 6:45 to 9 pm
  • Where: Hycroft Manor – 1489 McRae Avenue, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Opening Reception: What’s Lost

  • What: Selwyn Pullan was a leading commercial photographer, whose architectural photography from the 50s to 70s promoted a modern way of living in Vancouver and beyond. Curated by Kiriko Watanabe, What’s Lost is a tribute to Pullan’s work featuring iconic images from the previous exhibitions, with a few additional images to be presented for the first time. This exhibition highlights mid-century modern residences and buildings that were demolished and features Vancouver’s legendary modernist figures.
  • When: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: West Vancouver Museum – 680 17th St, West Vancouver
  • Admission: By Donation

Spoken INK: Angela Rebrec with guest Winston Le

  • What: Angela Rebrec’s writing has been featured in Grain, Prairie Fire, The Antigonish Review, and EVENT. Angela’s work has also been shortlisted for PULP Literature’s Magpie Award and PRISM International’s Creative Nonfiction Contest. Winston Le is a graduate of the Creative Writing program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and is the Outreach Intern for The Capilano Review. Through the Surrey Poet Laureate Program, he recently coordinated and curated Asians on Edge, an Avant-Garde Asian diaspora literary event. The Burnaby Writers’ Society will hold a critiquing workshop at the gallery prior to the readings. 
  • When: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • Time: 6:45 to 9:30 pm
  • Where: Deer Lake Gallery – 6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free
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