What: If you’re in the market for a new bike, golf equipment, instruments, or harder-to-find items like oriental scrolls, the annual Vancouver Police auction may just have what you want. The annual event sells off goods recovered by the VPD which have gone unclaimed for the past six months. More than 250 top-of-the-line bikes will be auctioned off. This includes mountain, downhill, racing bikes and retro cruisers.
Where: Able Auctions – 13557 77th Avenue, Surrey
When: April 29 from 9 am to 4 pm (doors open at 8 am)
What: MetaCoSM is an immersive multimedia event featuring the live painting experience of world renowned visionary artists Alex Grey and Allyson Grey. MetaCoSM is seamlessly set within an environment of high calibre music, visual projections, performances and a CoSM art exhibition.
What: Said the Whale has been making the rounds, hitting venues across North America while making a name for themselves in the indie rock scene along the way. As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide, the band’s fifth studio album, marks a return to the group’s formative philosophies. Set for release on March 31, 2017, Said The Whale recorded their latest batch of songs in various Vancouver studios
Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
What: While the Stanley Cup Playoffs are underway, there’s a major event happening on Saturday for Canucks fans – the 2017 Draft Lottery. Last year, the Canucks had an 11.5% chance of getting the first overall pick in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft, and this year their chances are even better at 12.1%.
When: April 29 at 4:30 pm PT
Where: The announcement will be made from Toronto, but you can watch it on CBC and Sportsnet, and follow our coverage on Daily Hive
What: A city-wide volunteer event will hit the streets of Vancouver this weekend, as part of a year-long cleanup campaign called Keep Vancouver Spectacular. All materials needed for the cleanup will be provided by the City, including tongs, gloves, plastic bags, and brooms. You can also lead your own cleanup and arrange for the bags of garbage to be picked up by the City afterwards.
When: April 29 from 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Collingwood CPC Offices – 5160 Joyce Street, Vancouver
What: Modern opera classic Dead Man Walking is part of Vancouver Opera’s inaugural festival, along with traditional favourites Otello and The Marriage of Figaro. Dead Man Walking is considered the most-produced 21st Century opera, and is based on a popular movie and novel of the same name. Canadian bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch will take the role of a convicted murderer who is befriended by a Catholic nun (mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges).
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
What: A weekend of exchange of opinions, community connecting, dance-floor filling and food eating fun. BIL Vancouver is participant driven and volunteer run, and is a great way to engage with your neighbours and talk about (even celebrate) the future.
Where: The Beaumont Studios – 316 and 326 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver
What: The third annual 100% vegan bake sale in support of The Small Animal Rescue Society of BC. The North Vancouver event is part of Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale, providing delicious treats for worthy causes.
Where: KORNA Natural Pet Supplies – 1174 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
What: To celebrate International TableTop Day, four Vancouver game stories are sending you on a Board Game Quest. On April 29th, visit any participating store and receive your Quest Card. Visit all participating locations and complete a game or trial for a chance at a grand prize.
Where: Starlit Citadel – 187 East 11th Ave, Drexoll Games – 2880 West 4th Ave, Players Wanted Games and Collectibles – 7161 Victoria Drive, Pizzeria Ludica – 189 Keefer Place
When: April 29 from 12 to 5 pm
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.