7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, May 16

May 11 2018, 12:23 pm

Need a mid-week pick-me-up? Call up a friend and check out one of seven picks of fun events happening in Vancouver today, May 16. Paul Simon, Vancouver Whitecaps, and more.

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

Paul Simon

Paul Simon

Paul Simon performs in Vancouver this spring ( fulya atalay / Shutterstock)

  • What: Legendary singer/songwriter Paul Simon will perform live in Vancouver this spring, as he hits the road for the final time as part of his Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour. The tour will encompass shows across North America, the UK, and Europe, with Simon and his band bringing to the stage a stunning, career-spanning repertoire of timeless hits and classic songs which have permeated and influenced popular culture for generations.
  • When: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 899 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $59 to $189

Mining Our Future

  • What: Bryan Cox, President and CEO of the Mining Association of British Columbia, will speak about what is needed to ensure the B.C. mining industry is globally competitive and well-positioned to continue providing significant economic and social contributions, and creating the mining jobs of tomorrow.
  • When: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  • Time: 11:30 am
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West Meeting Rooms 301-305 – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Improv Against Humanity: Marvelous May

  • What: The Fictionals want to help you live your best life. That’s why everyone is invited to the Rio Theatre for Improv Against Humanity: Marvelous May. Hilarious comedy, epic prizes to be won, and the coronation of the new Most Horrible Person in Vancouver. It could be you.
  • When: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $12


  • What: Slayer’s latest (and final) tour comes after a highly storied, almost 40-year career, which included 12 studio albums, multiple live recordings, compilations, live video and two box sets, almost 3,000 concerts around the world, five Grammy nominations and two Grammy awards, an appearance on The Tonight Show, and their own exhibit in the Smithsonian museum.
  • When: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  • Time: 5 pm
  • Where: PNE Forum – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $77-$196.50

Free CPR/AED Awareness Session

  • What: Increase your knowledge on how you could save a life. In this two hour session, you will learn some basic CPR skills as well as how to operate an Automatic External Defibulator (AED). This basic awareness session is geared to help increase your confidence in these crucial lifesaving skills.
  • When: Wednesday, May 16
  • Time: 1 to 3 pm
  • Where: Inlet Centre Fire Hall – 150 Newport Drive, Port Moody
  • Admission: Free – advanced registration is required

Vancouver Whitecaps vs San Jose Earthquakes

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  • What: Vancouver Whitecaps take on the San Jose Earthquakes at BC Place.
  • When: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Pink Links ‘Sausage and Rosé’ party at Wildebeest

  • What: Wildebeest will usher in the fifth annual Top Drop Vancouver festival by hosting a “Pink Links” Sausage and Rosé Party in its private, lower-level “Underbelly” dining room on Wednesday, May 16 at 8 p.m. A laid-back stand-up-style mingler, the event will feature an assortment of sausages made in-house by Chef Ian McHale paired with boutique rosé wines from the Top Drop festival.
  • When: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  • Time: 8 to 11 pm
  • Where: Wildebeest – 120 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $49; buy online
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