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 Drive, 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: If you’re in the mood for more Harry Potter after some Quidditch, take in this rare chance to hear the masterful score performed live by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, all while watching the film on the big screen.
Where: Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
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: Canucks play host to the Oilers in the last NHL game of the season at Rogers Arena. The club will also be holding their Fan Appreciate Night to celebrate the team’s passionate and loyal supporters.
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
When: April 8 at 7 pm (Party on the Plaza begins at 4:30 pm)
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 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
When: April 8 from 10 am to 3 pm
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.