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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Friday, April 7

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Daniel Chai Apr 06, 2017 1:00 pm 1,294

Welcome back, Friday! Let’s get through the last day of the work week with our list of seven things to do today in Vancouver, from a ski & snowboard festival to a monster truck rally and so much more!

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

Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival 

Fam Jam/Kailani Collective

  • What: An endless lineup of music, art, filmmaking, snowboarding competitions, nightlife activities, and more. Watch freestyle skiers compete for national titles in halfpipe, big air and slopestyle events as part of the Canadian Junior Freestyle National Championships. The Fido outdoor concert series features Busta Rhyme, Swollen Members, Virginia to Vegas, and Walk Off The Earth. And don’t forget about the aprés ski events, either. 
  • When: April 7 to 16
  • Where: Whistler, British Columbia
  • Tickets: Ticket prices vary, purchase online

Duke Dumont

  • What: Adam George Dyment, better known as Duke Dumont, is an English DJ, record producer and songwriter. He has topped the UK Singles Chart, owns the record label Blasé Boys Club, and was nominated for “Best Dance Recording” at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 7 at 9 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$35

Unfinished Works: Half-Written Scripts Meet Improv Comedy

  • What: When the writing ends, improvisers take over. In the bottom of every desk drawer lies an unfinished script begging for an ending. Instant Theatre will perform scripts that have never seen the light of day – until they run out of pages and use their wits to get them to the final curtain.
  • Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: April 6 to 8 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Hope in Shadows: Portraits of our Community

  • What: This community-based exhibition features original photographs from Megaphone’s 14th annual Hope in Shadows calendar photography contest, which is open to the hardworking homeless and low-income vendors who sell Megaphone Magazine in Vancouver and Victoria. Images are photographed on disposable cameras by Megaphone’s low-income and homeless vendors. Un-framed prints will be available for sale with all proceeds going to support Megaphone.
  • Where: HIVE – 210–128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 7 from 7 to 9 pm
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Micah Barnes

  • What: Micah Barnes is a former member of the A Cappella group The Nylons. His new show “New York Stories” takes you on a musical tour of The Big Apple, while performing classic songs from legendary New York songwriters like Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Fats Waller, and Carole King. Micah will also perform songs from his new album “New York Stories”.
  • Where: Cottage Bistro – 4470 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 7 at 10:30 pm
  • Tickets: At the door, $10

Monster Jam

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Image: Monster Jam / Facebook

  • What: The Monster Jam Triple Threat Series makes it’s Vancouver debut with the all-new event format featuring the most extreme athletes of Monster Jam. Featuring more trucks, more racing, more freestyle, more donuts, more wheelies, more action!
  • Where: Pacific Coliseum – 100 N Renfrew Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 7 to 9
  • Tickets: Online, $15-$90

Rich Katynski – Visual Artist Showcase

  • What: The WISE showcases the work of local visual artists from East Vancouver and beyond. Rich Katynski will be featuring a few pieces from his favorite people series, as well as performing with his band The Wasted Strays.
  • Where: The Wise Hall and Lounge – 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 7 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: At the door, $10 suggested donation

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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