7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, May 2

Apr 26 2018, 6:52 pm

Keep your week going strong with our checklist of fun events around Vancouver! From Khalid to IGNITE!, here are seven events to check out today, Wednesday, May 2.

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


The Roxy Tour Khalid


  • What: The Grammy nominee is on his third headlining tour, The Roxy Tour. Aside from getting to hear Khalid’s chart-topping hits Young, Dumb and Broke and Location, there’s also a noble cause to the concert, as the singer will be donating one dollar off every ticket sale to local animal shelters.
  • When: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

#YVRSocial – Spotlight On Video

  • What: An expert panel, moderated by Senior Marketing Strategist and Instructor Wahiba Chair, will shed light on how brands are using different types of video to drive results across all stages of the customer journey. The event will also discuss pre and post-production steps, the decision-making process, and the metrics to look for in a video campaign.
  • When: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Unbounce – 400-401 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20-$30

Fleurs De Villes at Metropolis at Metrotown

  • What: Fleurs De Villes Mannequin Series combines high fashion and fresh florals through inventive and artful displays showcased at Metropolis at Metrotown. Each exhibit features a collection of floral-dressed mannequins, in a gallery-like setting, which grows from a partnership between a local florist and a leading brand.
  • When: Wednesday, May 2 to Sunday, May 6, 2018
  • Time: Regular Mall Hours
  • Where: Metropolis at Metrotown – 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

Spring in to Spring at Glowbal

  • What: Join fellow wine enthusiasts in the chic setting of Glowbal fusion restaurant on West Georgia Street for an evening of exquisite wine pairings on Wednesday, May 2. This one-time event kicks off in true summer fashion with a sparkling wine reception on the patio before you retreat inside to enjoy a range of starters like watermelon and shoshito salad and potato fritters. After this, you’ll be treated to fresh seafood delights like mussels in Thai broth and wagyu sashimi. This will be followed by ricotta gnocchi, grilled rib eye, and a delicious dessert, so be sure to pace yourself.
  • When: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Where: Glowbal – 590 West Georgia Street
  • Price: $75 per seat (includes tax and gratuity) – Book via U-Feast

The Money Shot by Neil LaBute

The Money Shot

Cast of The Money Shot: Lara Amelie Abadir, Michael Patrick Denis, Kate Issac and Vivian Tang

  • What: Karen and Steve are glamorous movie stars with one thing in common: desperation. It’s been years since either one has had a hit, but the latest movie by a hot-shot European director could change that. Starring Lara Amelie Abadir, Michael Patrick Denis, Kate Issac and introducing Vivian Tang. Directed by David C Jones.
  • When: Wednesday, May 2 to Sunday, May 6, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Studio 1398 – 1398 Cartwright St., Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Arrival from Sweden play the Music of ABBA

  • What: Enjoy the music of ABBA live on stage with Arrival and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Arrival from Sweden is the only band with exclusive rights to the ABBA name, costumes, and original music, including hits like Mamma Mia, Chiquitita, Take a Chance on Me, Waterloo, and many more.
  • When: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Orpheum – 601 Smithe St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $8

IGNITE! Gallery Opening

  • What: The gallery opening is the kick off for the IGNITE! youth-driven arts festival. The festival includes the world premiere of two one-act plays, a visual arts exhibit, and variety shows featuring improv, drag, circus arts, and much more. All of this is curated and created by local artists between the ages of 13 to 26.
  • When: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 8 pm
  • Where: The Cultch – 1895 Venables, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free
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