7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, May 8

May 3 2018, 5:27 pm

Looking for something new to do in Vancouver? Check out these seven events happening in Vancouver today, Tuesday, May 8, including X Ambassadors, WET, and more.

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

X Ambassadors

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  • What: American rockers, X Ambassadors, bring The Joyful Tour 2018 to Vancouver with guests Jacob Banks & SHAED.
  • When: Thursday, May 8, 2018
  • Time: Doors 6:30 pm / Show 7:30 pm
  • Where: Orpheum – 601 Smithe St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $36-$199

Business Mapping – Vancity Special Edition

  • What: This introductory seminar focuses on strategies to plan, key areas of a successful business, and financing options. Presented by Dylan Hrycyshen, Small Business BC, and a representative of Vancity.
  • When: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 3 pm
  • Where: Small Business BC 54 – 601 West Cordova Street, Waterfront Station, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $59

GAYlarious Comedy Fundraiser

  • What: An evening of comedy to support New West Pride Society. Hosted by Jennifer Robertson, featuring Erin Jeffery, Travis Ketler, Julia Stretch, the Snatch Game, and headliner Darcy Michael. 
  • When: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 to 9 pm
  • Where: Lafflines Comedy Club – 530 Columbia St, New Westminster
  • Tickets: Online, $40

All-Female Food Talks

  • What: This is the sixteenth event in this Food Talks series. Come join us to meet and mingle with other foodies, and to hear some enlightening speakers from the food community.
  • When: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 9:30 pm
  • Where: Dockside Lounge – 1253 Johnston Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: $18 – $21; buy online


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  • What: ITSAZOO presents the Western Canadian premiere of David James Brock’s award-winning drama, WET. Set during the height of Canada’s involvement in the Afghanistan War, this raw and immersive play examines love, abandonment, and the dire cost of combat. Directed by Chelsea Haberlin.
  • When: Tuesday, May 8 to Sunday, May 27, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Russian Hall – 600 Campbell Avenue, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

PechaKucha Night Vol.45

  • What: PechaKucha Night is a fun and informal event where people can meet, inspire and get inspired, based on a format that is fast-paced and fun. Eleven inspiring minds will be giving unique insight into their latest work and ideas in 20 slides x 20 seconds.
  • When: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
  • Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 7:30 pm
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $19.75

Me And You

  • What: From childhood until old age, Liz and Lou are sisters who go through life mostly as friends, but sometimes as foes. Liz is a steady-minded biologist while Lou is a free-spirited painter, and their personalities clash over everything from hair dye to cheating partners to rebellious children. See their stories come alive across the decades through the acclaimed mask work of Melody Anderson in a comedy that gives a unique face to sisterhood.
  • When: Now to Sunday, May 6, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre – 162 West 1st Ave, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online
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