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12 things to do in Vancouver this week

DH Vancouver Staff Apr 05, 2016 3:49 pm

Anyone calling Vancouver a “No Fun City” obviously isn’t looking very hard. Here are just a few of the events happening in the city this week.

The Vancouver Events Calendar has more.

Tuesday, April 5

Father John Misty

  • What: Los Angeles’ folk/rock mastermind Father John Misty comes to the Orpheum tonight. Don’t miss this. You will regret it.
  • Where: Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, April 5; 7 p.m.

Edward Snowden: Big Data, Security, and Human Rights

  • What: Edward Snowden gave up everything he had to do what he thought was right. CBC’s Laura Lynch will host a web-link discussion with one of the most notorious figures of the 21st Century tonight.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, April 5; 6 p.m.

Hot Jazz Jam

  • What: The Bayou Ramblers take you through a night of the hottest jazz in town, straight from the swamps of Louisiana.
  • Where: The Backstage Lounge – 1585 Johnston Street, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, April 5; 8 p.m.

Wednesday, April 6

Hiring Fair at the VPL

  • What: Over 25 local companies, including BMO, Census Canada, Randstad, and the Edgewater Casino are looking for workers. Gussy up, bring your resume, and start on a new path.
  • Where: Vancouver Public Library Central Branch – 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, April 6; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Minoru Chapel Opera

  • What: Opera Di Concertsti presents highlights from Giuseppe Verdi’s Aïda, premiered in Cairo in 1851. This timeless work is a story of jealousy, treachery, death, love and transformation.
  • Where: Minoru Chapel –
  • When: Wednesday, April 6; 2 p.m.

Hail, Caesar!

  • What: The latest film from the Coen Brothers, Hail, Caesar! explores the Golden Age of Hollywood, starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Emma Thompson, Channing Tatum and more.
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, April 6; 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 7

Fiddler on the Roof

  • What: Royal City Musical Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning Fiddler on the Roof. Check out a classic come to life, right in your own back yard.
  • Where: Massey Theatre – 735 8th Avenue, New Westminster
  • When: Thursday, April 7; 7:30 p.m.


  • What: The latest exhibition by Canadian artist Deborah Worsfold, exploring the colour, dark, and light of the interior spaces we call home.
  • Where:
  • When: Thursday, April 7; 6 to 8 p.m.

Throne and Games: A Chance of Snow

  • What: The Vancouver TheatreSports League presents the newest show inspired by the smash hit series Game of Thrones. See all your favourites: The Big Guy! The Psychopathic Kid! And more!
  • Where: The Improv Centre –
  • When: Thursday, April 7; 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 8

Black Tone Heart

  • What: Black Tone Heart, Bone State Rebellion, Friction Project & ILLUMINOSITY are on the scene tonight, looking to blow your brain out of the back of your head with rock.
  • Where: Studio Records – 919 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, April 8; 7:30 p.m.

Benefit for The Rogue Folk Club and St. James Hall

  • What: Help support The Rogue Folk Club and St. James Hall with this amazing show featuring Texas Rockabilly Swing, dancing, and much more.
  • Where: St. James Hall – 3214 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, April 8; 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Anoushka Shankar

  • What: Inspirational musician and daughter of late legendary performer Ravi Shankar, Anoushka Shankar comes to the Chan Centre with her own fresh style, and amazing musical skill.
  • Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts –
  • When: Friday, April 8; 8 p.m.
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