5 things to do in Vancouver today: Friday, May 13

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Here are five things to do in Vancouver today, Friday, May 13. For more things happening around town, check out our events calendar.

Paddle Together

  • What: Celebrate the remarkable diversity of paddle craft in Vancouver, including at least five First Nations canoes, dragon boats, kayaks, voyager canoes and outriggers.
  • Where: Creekside Community Recreation Centre – 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver
  • When: 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Looking For Exits

  • What: Being screened as part of the DOXA Film Festival, this documentary is far more contemplative than most extreme sport films, focusing in on the motivations of Ellen Brennan, one of the most preeminent wingsuit BASE jumpers in the world.
  • Where: VIFF Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
  • When: 7 p.m.
  • Tickets: Available from Seat Advisor for $13

Ederlezi Balkan-Roma Brass Festival

  • What: This two-day festival kicks off on Friday, with a free Balkan dance workshop, followed by live performances from Fanfare Zambaleta, M9 and Orkestar Slivovica.
  • Where: The Legion on the Drive – 2205 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: May 13 and 14, doors and dance lesson at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.
  • Tickets: Available online from brownpapertickets.com or in person at Highlife Records at 1317 Commercial Drive, $23 in advance or $25 on the door

The Little Black Dress Gala

  • What: Mingle with Canadian Men In Suits and ladies in cocktail dresses at this charity fashion and fundraising event drawing attention to emerging designers in Vancouver.
  • Where: Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
  • When: 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Tickets: Available on Eventbrite for $30.

Friday The 13th

  • What: The original Friday The 13th, the 1980 sleepaway camp slasherfest that started it all. On the big screen. On… Friday, May 13.
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, May 13, doors 11:30 p.m., movie 11:55 p.m.
  • Tickets: Available from the Rio Theatre, $6 advance or in costume, $8 at the door and not in costume, 19+

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