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10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, April 23

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Daniel Chai Apr 23, 2017 12:00 am 771

One more day before the work week begins, so make the most of it! From family-friendly events to live music and horror films, check out our 10 things to do in Vancouver this Sunday, April 23.

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

Turkish Canadian Society of Vancouver’s International Children’s Festival

Turkish Canadian Society of Vancouver

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  • What: Turkish Canadian Society presents an International Children’s Festival, with music and dance shows, art and science workshops, and more. There will also be Turkish cuisine to enjoy during the event. Everyone is welcome.
  • Where: CBC Studios – 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 23 from 11:30 am to 3 pm
  • Admission: Free

The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe

  • What: A pack of adolescent girls prepare for battle on the soccer field. As they grapple with everything from pop culture to politics, the girls establish their identities as individuals and as a team. The competition is fierce as the championship looms. Who will come out on top?
  • Where: Pacific Theatre – 1440 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: April 23 at 2 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $15

Unbox Your Phone with Samsung

  • What: Be the first of your friends to experience the Samsung’s Galaxy S8 or S8+. Taking place at the Unbox Your Phone event outside of the Samsung Experience Store at Metropolis at Metrotown until April 23, visitors can experience hands-on demos of the Galaxy S8 – prior to its initial launch – learning how to “unbox your phone” through an immersive audio visual experience.
  • Where: The Box outside of the Samsung Experience Store at Metropolis at Metrotown – 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
  • When: Now to April 23
  • Cost: Free

Vancouver Sun Run

  • What: The Vancouver Sun Run has been Canada’s largest 10 km road race since its inception in 1985. One of Vancouver’s traditional rites of spring. Also features a 2.5 km mini Sun Run.
  • Where: Pacific Blvd at BC Place Stadium for 2.5K, Burrard and Georgia for 10K and competitive wheelchairs
  • When: April 23 at 8 am for 2.5 km 8:40 am for competitive wheelchairs, and 9 am for 10 km
  • Register: Online

CiTR 101.9FM/Discorder + CJSF 90.1FM Record Store Day Afterparty

  • What: CiTR Radio 101.9FM and Discorder Magazine are teaming up with CJSF 90.1 for the first Record Store Day Afterparty. A One-Stop Shop all-day record fair with local vendors and performances.
  • Where: Astoria – 769 East Hastingd Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 23 from 2 to 7 pm
  • Tickets: At the door, $5. 19+

The Evil Dead Trilogy Marathon at the Rio Theatre

  • What: One of the Rio Theatre’s most all-time requested movie marathon events – Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead trilogy. Horror icon Bruce Campbell stars in this much loved franchise that includes The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, and Army of Darkness.
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: April 22 from 5:30 to 10:45 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $15 advance, $18 at the door

Classical Coffee Concert: L’histoire du Tango

Classical Coffee Concert

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  • What: Tango is the focal point of this concert so be prepared for some hot and fiery music. The Bergmann Piano Duo and flute virtuoso Paolo Bortoloussi will also explore some other dance inspired works for flute and piano. This energetic programme will feature works by composers such Piazzolla, Prokoviev, Poulenc, and more.
  • Where: Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88th Avenue, Surrey
  • When: April 23 from 2:30 to 4:40 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$35

2017 Time Travelers’ Bazaar Eclectic, Vintage & Costumers’ Fashion Market

  • What: The fifth annual unique market dedicated to eclectic fashion, vintage style and costumers of all sorts. Find clothing, jewelry, hats, masks, and other accessories to ensure your wardrobe stands out. There will also be a dedicated gentlemen’s tailor joining us, and an artisan whose fantasy and geeky offerings include something for wee bairns.
  • Where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 23 from 10:30 am to 5 pm
  • Admission: At the door, $2 for adults, free for under 14 years old

Glen Pine Spring Hawaiian Luau Variety Show

  • What: Spring is a wonderful time to enjoy the sunshine, the flowers and the company of friends in a Hawaiian Luau theme variety show by the Glen Pine singers, the Silver Pine Drama Players and friends. Let this group of fabulous entertainers brighten you up with their lively songs and performances. Light refreshments will be served.
  • Where: Glen Pine Pavillion – 1200 Glen Pine Court, Coquitlam
  • When: April 23 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $2-$5

Richmond Art Gallery Family Sunday

  • What: Draw your own cartoon characters using a variety of artist’s tools and materials to design funny faces, outrageous bodies and the many dynamic actions and unique stories that go along with these new characters. Design panel comic strips or a comic book developed through the surprisingly complex language of cartooning. All art supplies included. All ages and skill levels welcome to attend. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Where: Richmond Art Gallery – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
  • When: April 23 from 1 to 4 pm
  • Admission: Free

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

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