Granville Street at Night by Fred Herzog, 1959 (Fred Herzog Equinox Gallery)
What: An exhibition of rare and never-before-seen works by Canadian street photographer Fred Herzog is coming to Vancouver. It’s set to be the biggest exhibition of Herzog’s artwork in recent years, with more than 50 photos on display, including 20 previously unprinted images.
Where:Equinox Gallery – #110–525 Great Northern Way, Vancouver (access via Thornton Street, just off Great Northern Way)
When: April 8 to May 6 from 10 am to 5 pm; opening reception April 8 from 2 to 4 pm
What: Find comfort in the uncomfortable at the Plunge, a bi-coastal meditation experience followed by a brisk dip in the water. Come together on April 8 for a 15-minute guided meditation before embracing the chill challenge head on with a cold-water swim. By practicing intentional thinking, you’ll start the day feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.
Where: Jericho Beach Park – 3941 Point Grey Rd, Vancouver
What: The Hungry For Happiness event has been created to help women transform their emotions before transforming their bodies. During the two day event, attendees will be taken through the topic of food as a drug, discovering the core issue and healing it from the inside out. Once this is done, it’s easier to stop using food like a drug so realistic weight release can start to take place.
Where: UBC Campus, Hillel House – 6145 Student Union Boulevard, Vancouver
What: BC Distilled is back for its 4th annual festival celebrating regional, small batch, and local micro-distilleries. This year the event will feature samples from 32 distilleries based out of Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and West Coast, the Okanagan, Kootenays, and the Interior. Attendees will sample quality spirits, explore an on-site liquor store with over 100 products from the participating distilleries, and speak with the makers and distillers in person.
Where: Croatian Cultural Centre – 3250 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
When: April 8: Trade Tasting from 2:30 to 5 pm, Public Tasting from 6 to 9 pm
What: Looking for something cool to do with friends? Looking for a team sport in an inclusive atmosphere? Give quidditch a try. The Vancouver Vipertooths are offering a free introduction that is open to all skill levels.
When: April 8 from 11:15 am to 1 pm
Where: Meet up at the parking lot near Patterson Station – 6128 Patterson Avenue, Burnaby
What: Boca del Lupo’s unique Micro Performance Series (shorter plays with an affordable price tag) has consistently dived into thoughtful content matter in bite-sized pieces. Genetic Drift proves to be no different, and is about splicing our genes to adapt to an increasingly hostile Earth – basically, global warming taken to its disastrous conclusion. Follow Gary 3, a human/creature hybrid as the play unravels how ‘human’ life continues on in the post-apocalypse of tomorrow.
Where: The Fishbowl – 100-1398 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
What: Two of the most exciting producers in today’s music scene, and both hailing from Poland. Artic Moon and Indecent Noise perform in Vancouver for the only time in 2017, and will be joined onstage by Discover Records, Seattle Trance Alliance and MarQ.
Where: Prive Night Club- 750 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
What: Face-to-face discussions with North America’s hottest franchises, plus proven part-time business opportunities. Must attend seminars for aspiring business owners and countless opportunities to make a big, bold change.
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
What: A fun and interactive festival for young children up to the age of 6 or for parents expecting a new addition to their family. The Early Years Festival connects with community members and focuses on providing children with a healthy and active lifestyle. Featuring play areas, face painting and balloon artists, and live performances.
Where: Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre – 13458 107a Ave, Surrey
What: The festival will be hosted by Breakfast Television host Riaz Meghji and will feature fun and games for the whole family. The event will kick off with a fundraising walk for Autism along with the lighting of the Olympic cauldron in Coal Harbour to officially commemorate April as Autism Awareness Month. There will be live entertainment, face painting, a skate park, and a ball hockey tournament with Vancouver Canucks alumni Trevor Linden, Kirk McLean and Darcy Rota.
What:The Refugee Hotel is a dark comedy that brings the struggle close to home. Set in a rundown West End Vancouver hotel in 1974, eight Chilean exiles struggle with the effects of fleeing their unstable homeland. The play is written and directed by Studio 58 alumna Carmen Aguirre, and parallels her family’s experiences as political refugees to Vancouver.
Where: Studio 58, Langara College – 100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver
What: Investigating the function of clothing to express social prestige, economic status, political might, and spirituality, Layers of Influence will feature more than 130 majestic and diverse cultural garments – from exquisite Japanese kimonos to the elaborate feather cloaks of the Maori people, among many others.
Where: The Museum of Anthropology at UBC – 6393 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver
Peak Pride is coming to Big White (Big White Ski Resort)
What: Pride events will get started on Friday night with the Opening Reception and Freestyle Party, headlined by Simone Denny of the iconic dance super group Love Inc. On Saturday, you’ll be able to enjoy Big White’s first ever ski hill beer garden party and a downhill Pride Parade, from mountain top to the village. And on Sunday, you can nurse your hangover at a VIP Chatters Brunch, then wind down with a final T-Party at the Blarney Stone.
Where: Big White Ski Resort – 5315 Big White Rd, Kelowna
What: Jesse Thom and Christache (Chris Ross) have just released their first musical picture book, “Some Bunny Loves You”. To celebrate, Jesse is touring his puppet show of the same name, featuring real-life characters from the book.
Where: CIRCUS Play Cafe – 1650 East 12th Ave, Vancouver
When: April 9 from 1:30 to 3 pm
Tickets: At the door, Free for Children and $10 for adults
What: A perfectly balanced and thirst-quenching afternoon of meeting new folks, catching up with old friends and enjoying a nice frothy pint. Featuring24 BC beers on tap, special casks, and vintage tunes spinning by BODYPARTY.