What: The Reel 2 Real International Film Festival inspires and equips youth to analyze, appreciate, explore, create and share screen media. Featuring public screenings, hands-on workshops, interactive panel discussions, and public forums.
Where: Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St.), and Roundhouse Community Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews)
What: In Japan, April is a time when young men and women start their school year or begin full-time jobs. This is an important cultural time synonymous with ceremonies or parties. To celebrate this time here in Vancouver, local Japanese restaurant B-Bin is throwing a Salary-men & Women Sake Party which includes a six-course meal paired with four premium sakes.
What: YVR POP CHOIR’s first benefit concert. This show will feature songs by Lauryn Hill, Feist, Ed Sheeran, Boyz II Men, and more. Funds raised will support Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue (VOKRA), a volunteer-driven non-profit dedicated to the rescue of cats in the Lower Mainland.
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
What: Post-doctoral researcher Joanna Burgar will take you on a trip down under to fly with these exquisite, enigmatic creatures through the eucalyptus forests of south-western Australia, and explain how her PhD research is helping a mining company restore forest to benefit bats now and into the future.
Where: Beaty Biodiversity Museum – 2122 Main Mall, Vancouver
When: April 2 from 1 to 2 pm
Admission: Included with museum admission or membership
What: Join the cast of Robin Hood: Prince of Tease as they present an evening of sultry seductions and titillating teases. A fundraiser for the upcoming musical, The Junction will be jam-packed with two hours of non-stop burlesque performances. Complete with balloon girls and guys, a silent auction and plenty of prizes to be won.
Where: The Junction – 1138 Davie Street, Vancouver
What: The Chosen Food dinner series was created by The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC so guests could eat their way through the traditional meals of BC’s multicultural Jewish Community. This one is all about Mantι, Börek, Baklava: Shabbat Dinner & Fresh Challah, and each dish will be presented by Vancouver-based artist Derya Akay in addition to female elders who will share an oral history of the memory and symbolism associated with each item.
Where: The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC – 6184 Ash Street, Second Floor, Vancouver
What: Conjure the Night will start with a live conversation with stage magician and escape artist James Randi about his career in magic and skepticism. Then prepare to be amazed by magicians Randi, Shawn Farquhar, Murray Hatfield and Matt Dillahunty
Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts – 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver
What: The last Vanier Coffeehouse of the year, and it promises to be the fanciest one yet. Expect fruity drinks, platters of finger sandwiches and fancy food items. An amazing array of talent will also be showcased.
Where: Place Vanier Residence – 1935 Lower Mall, Vancouver
When: April 2 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.