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

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Here are five things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, May 5. For more things happening around town, check out our events calendar.

Yaletown Farmers Market

  • What: Every Thursday starting today, you can meet vendors and farmers for a terrific food and shopping experience, right at the Yaletown-Roundhouse Canada Line station.
  • Where: 1200 Mainland Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 5 to October 27, Thursdays 2 to 6 p.m.

DOXA Documentary Film Festival

  • What: This year’s festival of independent and innovative documentaries kicks off today and includs a myriad of screenings and director Q&As across the city.
  • Where: Various venues, full schedule here
  • When: Thursday, May 5 to Sunday, May 15
  • Tickets: Available from doxafestival.ca

TIT Talks

  • What: An intimate evening of TED-style talks by esteemed burlesque performers, academics, and producers as part of Vancouver International Burlesque Festival.
  • Where: Hot Art Wet City – 2206 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: 7 p.m. – more VIBF shows every night through Saturday

After Hours at the Aquarium

  • What: Discover the wonderful world of rays at this adults-only event at the Vancouver Aquarium. Grab a beer or glass of wine and enjoy access to all its galleries after dark.
  • Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
  • When: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Learn Solar Dyeing

  • What: Never heard of solar dyeing? Neither had we. As it turns out, it’s all about using the sun to naturally dye yarn – so you can knit up a storm! This one-off class is $50 and includes free local wool yarn to take home.
  • Where: 649 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Tickets: homesteadjunction.ca

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