5 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, May 25

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Here are five things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, May 25. For more things happening around town, check out our events calendar.

Divertimento!

  • What: Savour the authentic Italian cuisine of La Piazza Dario Ristorante Italiano and enjoy bidding on fun gift packages for the Vancouver Chamber Choir’s annual festive fundraising dinner.
  • Where: La Piazza Dario Ristorante at the Italian Cultural Centre – 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver
  • When: Reception and silent auction at 6:30 p.m., music, dinner and wine at 7:30pm
  • Tickets: Priced at $140, available by phone at 604-738-6822 or by email atvgoosen@vancouverchamberchoir.com

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

  • What: The hip hop duo are heading to Vancouver to promote new album This Unruly Mess I’ve Made. Worth a trip to the thrift shop for some new concert-going threads.
  • Where: PNE Forum – 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: 7 p.m.
  • Tickets: Available from Ticketleader for $77.60. All ages

The Pill and the Sexual Revolution: What Really Changed?

  • What: Part of a lecture series entitled Eight Days that Changed the World in which faculty members of Langara College explore some of the turning points of history and consider how far reaching their effects have been.
  • Where: Dunbar Community Centre – 4747 Dunbar Street, Vancouver
  • When: 7 p.m.
  • Tickets: To register, call 604-222-6060, entry $4.

Wakin Chau

  • What: As one of the most prolific Taiwanese artists of his time, Wakin Chau’s rise to fame in the late ’80s made him a household name in Southeast Asia, and he’s been topping the charts ever since with his catchy tunes and strong tenor.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: 7:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: Available from Ticketmaster, from $75 to $550.

Last Night of the Proms

  • What: A proud 120-year-old tradition returns, as the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra present Last Night of the Proms. You’ll hear stirring renditions of Pomp & Circumstance,Rule Britannia, Jerusalem and much more in this beloved and heart-warming concert.
  • Where: Orpheum – 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
  • When: From 8 p.m. to 10:20 p.m.
  • Tickets: Available from the VSO, from $17 to $65.

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