5 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, May 12

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Here are five things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, May 12. For more things happening around town, check out our events calendar.

Stand by for Tape Back-up

  • What: This “performance documentary” takes fragments of old films and TV shows and rebuilds them into an audiovisual meditation on memory, death and reruns.
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Doors 9 p.m., show 9:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: Available online from the Rio Theatre, $10 in advance or $12 at the door

Ballet BC: Program 3

  • What: Ballet BC’s 30th anniversary goes out with a spectacular bang, with work by two audience favourites and a newcomer who is making waves around the world.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Tickets: Available from balletbc.com, $30- $90

Truffle-Making Class at Purdys Chocolatier

  • What: Learn from experienced Purdys Chocolatier connoisseurs how to make your own decadent chocolate truffles. Choose your own flavourings, liqueur and toppings for unique and delicious combinations.
  • Where: Purdys Chocolatier South Granville – 2705 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Bif Naked

  • What: Bif Naked is set to give an intimate performance of songs from her 10 hit albums and share stories from her new book I’Bificus, with supporting act Jonathan Roy.
  • Where: Venue – 881 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: Doors 8 p.m.
  • Tickets: Available online for $25

Yoga + Beer = Brewga

  • What: Ideal if you’re interested in exploring yoga and craft beer in a different social setting! Ticket includes a 45-minute yoga session followed by your choice of a pint of Big Rock beer or 4 x 5 oz. samples. Bring your own mat.
  • Where: Big Rock Urban Brewery & Eatery – 310 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Class starts at 6 p.m.

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