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

May 3 2019, 1:30 pm

Get your Hump Day Happiness going with our checklist of seven things to do in Vancouver today, May 8. Enjoy Passion Pit, Tonight For Tomorrow, and more!

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

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The Philosopher Kings

Kaleidoscope Arts Festival

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What: The Philosopher Kings took the Canadian airwaves by storm during the 1990s, best known for their 1994 hit single, Charms. After taking a 10-year hiatus, the Juno award-winning band has recently regrouped and released their latest album, Return of the Kings.

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Time: Doors 8 pm
Where: Imperial – 319 Main Street Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Dead Weight Comedy Part One: the First One

What: Dead Weight Comedy presents their first stand-up show at Lanalous with headliner Sophie Buddle, MC Taylor Moorey, Danika Thibault, Sean McDonnell, and more.

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Time: Doors 8 pm, show 8:30 pm
Where: Lanalous – 362 Powell St, Vancouver
Tickets: $10 at the door

Big Screen, Big Impact: Filming in Your Community Open House

What: Drop in to this free event for Richmond merchants and residents to learn more about the economic benefits of film, location filming best practices, how to host a film production in your home, and more. Representatives from Creative BC, the Directors Guild of Canada, The Location Managers Guild International and city staff will be on site to answer questions and discuss filming matters.

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Times: 6 to 8 pm
Where: Steveston Community Centre – 4111 Moncton Street, Richmond
Admission: Free

BLOOM – The Abbotsford Tulip Festival


Abbotsford Tulip Festival (viktoriahaack / Instagram)

What: Over the next few weeks, millions of tulip bulbs will begin to transform into acres of rainbow-coloured fields as part of the popular springtime tradition. The annual festival is once again expected to attract thousands of locals and international tulip lovers for a joyous celebration of natural splendour in a picture-perfect country setting. With over 2.5 million tulips in bloom at various stages throughout the event, visitors are able to walk through 10 acres of fields and marvel at one of the most vivid displays of floral beauty.

When: Daily for as long as the blooms last.
Time: 9 am to 7:30 pm
Where: 36737 North Parallel Road – Abbotsford
Tickets: Online

WHL Championship– Vancouver Giants vs Prince Albert Raders – Game 4

What: Vancouver Giants face off with the Prince Albert Raiders in Game 4 of WHL Championship action at Langley Events Centre.

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
Tickets: Online

Passion Pit

What: In celebration of the 10th anniversary of their breakthrough debut album Manners, Passion Pit will be touring in 18 major cities across North America. This includes a concert at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver on May 8. The band released their debut studio album in 2009, to widespread acclaim. Upon release, the album was praised as “insanely catchy, and a total success of both sound and vision.”

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Time: Doors open at 7 pm, show starts at 8 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom — 868 Granville Street
Price: $45 — Tickets available via Ticketmaster

Tonight for Tomorrow

What: On May 8 one dollar from each meal ordered at participating restaurants will be donated to help grow Mealshare, a restaurant charity program focused on helping to end youth hunger. So really, could there be a better night to chow down on the town? You can find the full list of places online where you can head to dine out for good on May 8

When: May 8, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Participating restaurants in Vancouver
More Info: Online

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