5 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, May 24

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With the long weekend behind us, get your shortened work week off to a bang! Here are five things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, May 24.

For more things happening around town, check out our events calendar.

Bicicletta Tuesday Night Social Ride

  • What: Join this leisurely community bike ride around Stanley Park, where all levels of experience welcome. All you need are a road bike and a helmet!
  • Where: Meet at the Information Booth in Stanley Park, Vancouver
  • When: Every Tuesday, meet at 6:30 p.m., ride from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Register: On Eventbrite, participation is free

Schizophrenia Awareness Film Festival

  • What: The B.C. Schizophrenia Society is marking Schizophrenia Awareness Day with a free film festival screening Dan & Margot and NCR: Not Criminally Responsible, two Canadian films examining the challenges faced by people suffering with mental illness.
  • Where: The Cinematheque – 200-1131 Howe Street, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, May 24, from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Register: On Eventbrite, entry is free

Improv X Comics aka Boom! Pow!

  • What: Grab your shield and join comics and comedy fans alike for this superpowered Improv X show by the award-winning Fictionals. Inspired by Captain America: Civil War, this show uses the tropes of comics to create new superheroes – and defeat the villains – all for laughs.
  • Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: Doors at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m.
  • Tickets: Available at the door only for $7 full price or $5 for students

Artisan Jam Tasting

  • What: Come sample some of B.C.’s finest artisan jams, served with fresh bannock and tea and accompanied by acoustic music by friends of Simply Twisted.
  • Where: The Capilano Tea House – 221 Abbott Street, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, May 24, at 6 p.m.
  • Register: On Eventbrite, entry is free

Nerd Nite: The Blob!

  • What: It crawls… It creeps… It eats you alive! And now The Blob is taking over Vancouver Aquarium for three lectures about the classic science fiction horror film and the mysterious blob of warm water floating off our coast.
  • Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
  • When: Doors at 6 p.m., talks at 7 p.m.
  • Tickets: Available from Vancouver Aquarium, $8 for members, $10 for non-members

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