7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, May 9

May 3 2018, 6:13 pm

Welcome back, Wednesday! Let’s fill it up with our rundown of seven great events happening in Vancouver today, Wednesday, May 9. Today you’ve got Mealshare Tonight for Tomorrow, In Conversation: Kevin Kwan, and more.

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

Mealshare Tonight for Tomorrow

  • What: On May 9 you can head to a dozen local restaurants in Vancouver who are participating in Tonight for Tomorrow, a special fundraiser event for Mealshare. For meal ordered at participating restaurants on May 9, one dollar will be donated to help grow Mealshare.
  • When: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Participating restaurants in Vancouver

Xoxolat & Wine

Chcolate wine salon


  • What: In celebration of powerful women everywhere, join Room to Read Vancouver for an evening of sampling worldly chocolate and delectable wines. Throughout the evening, you will taste a selection of chocolate paired with incredible wines while learning about the flavours, region, and origin from Hodie, owner of XOXOLAT and Sean, sommelier at Vij’s Restaurant. Proceeds from the evening will support Room to Read, a global non-profit that believes World Change Starts with Educated Children.
  • When: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 to 7 pm
  • Where: XOXOLAT Yaletown – 1271 Homer St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $40-$75

Design Talk with Alison Brooks

  • What: Renowned London Architect Alison Brooks will present the keynote lecture of Vancouver Design Week, “IDEALS THEN IDEAS: New Urban Housing as Civic Architecture.” Alison will be discussing her practice philosophy, architectural approach, and the ideal of “civicness” relating her current and recently completed projects in housing and higher education.
  • When: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: UBC Robson Square – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free

In Conversation: Kevin Kwan

  • What: Join bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians and China Rich Girlfriend, Kevin Kwan, as he signs and discusses Rich People Problems – an uproarious new novel of a family riven by fortune, an ex-wife driven psychotic with jealousy, a battle royale fought through couture gown sabotage, and the heir to one of Asia’s greatest fortunes locked out of his inheritance. Moderated by Doretta Lau.
  • When: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 8 pm
  • Where: Indigo Granville – 2505 Granville St., Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Trek Bicycles Ladies’ Night Out

girl on a bicycle spring morning


  • What: Whether you’re an experienced cyclist or new to the sport, this is an opportunity to connect with other women in the cycling community and find new people to ride with. Stop by for some scrumptious refreshments, the chance to win great prizes in a raffle, and a series of instructional clinics with local guest speakers.
  • When: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Trek Bicycle Store – 3590 Westwood St, Port Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

The Record Keepers of the Universe with Monika Stachura

  • What: Join TRIUMF research scientist Dr. Monika Stachura and explore the human side of star-stuff, journeying from the birth of elements forged in stars to their current destination inside our remarkable yet mysterious bodies. Delve into the unanswered questions and possibilities that swirl around these intriguing substances and learn about TRIUMF’s role in producing, studying, and applying rare isotopes the likes of which are manufactured among the stars.
  • When: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • Time: Doors 6:30 pm, Lecture 7:00 pm
  • Where: Science World at TELUS World of Science – 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Horse Feathers and special guests

  • What: American indie folk band Horse Feathers are on tour to support their latest release, Appreciation.
  • When: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7 pm
  • Where: The Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $17
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