13 things to do in Vancouver this week

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Here are some of the top events to check out in Vancouver between May 25 and 29. For a complete list of events, check out the Vancity Buzz calendar here.

Rogers Tech Talk Series “The Future is Cloudy: Demystifying the Cloud”

  • What: Feeling hazy about the cloud? Don’t miss this exclusive and interactive seminar presentation, where you’ll hear directly from thought-leaders on how to successfully leverage the benefits of the cloud.
  • Where: Rosewood Hotel Georgia – 801 Georgia St., Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, May 26; 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Australia National Women’s Team Opening Training Sessions

  • What: The Matildas are inviting Vancouverites to attend the team’s open practices held at Trillium Park at the False Creek Flats.
  • Where: Trillium Park – 600 National Ave., Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, May 26; 10 a.m. to noon

Nerd Nite Vancouver V.12

  • What: Bar lecture series will feature talks from the fields of Maths, Biology, and Engineering this month from Shaun Stewart, Peter Wood, and Grant Minor.
  • Where: The Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main St., Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, May 26; 7 p.m.

Feeding 5000 Vancouver (FREE LUNCH)

  • What: Feeding the 5000 puts the topic of food waste back on the table. It’s a “lunch and learn” on a grand scale; 5000 free lunches will be served and those attending will leave with increased awareness of food waste as well as tools for reducing food waste in their own lives.
  • Where: Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby St., Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, May 27; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Yaletown Farmers’ Market

  • What: A very urban market indeed, the pedestrian-friendly streets of Yaletown welcome vendors and farmers Thursday afternoons and evenings for a terrific food and shopping experience, right at the Yaletown-Roundhouse Canada Line station.
  • Where: 1200 Mainland Street, Vancouver
  • When: Thursdays, 2 to 6 p.m.; May 7 to October 29, 2015

Digital Breakfast with Google and Yellow Pages

  • What: Small Business owners are invited to join Yellow Pages and Google to learn about the latest trends in digital marketing. This free seminar will include presentations from a speaker with Google and YP’s Chief Marketing Officer, Nicolas Gaudreau.
  • Where: The Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby St., Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, May 28; 8 to 11 a.m.

Lighthouse Labs Demo Day

  • What: Come see what you can create after 8 weeks at Lighthouse Labs! Demo Day is back! Check out one of Vancouver’s top tech events.
  • Where: Lighthouse Labs – #350 128 West Hastings St., Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, May 28; 6 to 8 p.m.

Improv Against Humanity: The comedy show for horrible people

  • What: The Fictionals present #IAHatVOGUE, the smash comedy show for horrible people
    based on Cards Against Humanity! Live & Unsanctioned on Thursday, May 28th with special guest Pearce Visser (Vancouver TheatreSports League).
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville St., Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, May 28; 8 to 10:30 p.m.

Make a Wish Rope for Hope

  • What: Rappel down the beautiful Hyatt Regency Vancouver on May 29 and check the exhilarating experience off of your bucket list. Make-A-Wish Rope For Hope makes a huge difference for children facing a life threatening medical condition.
  • Where: Hyatt Regency Vancouver – 655 Burrard St., Vancouver
  • When: Friday, May 29; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

International Summer Night Market

  • What: Each weekend over 20,000 visitors hit up this massive summertime night market in Richmond and experience the diverse array of booths, food and drink vendors, kids’ play area, and live entertainment.
  • Where: 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way), Richmond
  • When: Friday, May 8 to September 27; Fridays and Saturdays 6 to 11 p.m. and Sundays 6 to 10 p.m.

Richmond Night Market

  • What: Drawing crowds from all over Metro Vancouver, the Richmond Night Market is located within easy access of the Canada Line’s Bridgeport Station. Roam the aisles to find games, food, and all sorts of wares for sale. Late nighters take note, this is the only local night market open until midnight (Fridays and Saturdays).
  • Where: 8351 River Rd. (nearby Bridgeport Station)
  • When: May 15 to October 12, 2015; Fridays and Saturdays 7 p.m. to Midnight, Sundays and holiday Mondays 7 to 11 p.m.

Shipyards Night Market

  • What: The Shipyards Night market features food trucks, live music, numerous vendors and a beer garden.
  • Where: Shipbuilders’ Square – 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
  • When: May 1 to September 25; Fridays, 5 to 10 p.m.

Vancouver Magazine International Craft Beer Awards

  • What: CRAFT Beer Market is proud to present the VCBW Opening Night Gala featuring the first annual Vancouver Magazine International Craft Beer Awards Gala presented by Mini Yaletown.
  • Where: Roundhouse Community Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, May 29; 6 to 10 p.m.

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