Looking for a fun way to reconnect with friends? Call them up and check out our list of seven things to do today in Vancouver, including a poetry festival and Vancouver’s 420 celebrations on Sunset Beach.
What: Versus is billed as “Canada’s largest alternative literary festival,” and will showcase over 30 events across East Vancouver. The power of words is on prime display here, especially ones used to “support, provoke, protest and inspire.” Perhaps most important this year is the Black Lives Matter Showcase, commemorating the achievements of Vancouver’s local chapter in calling for an end to police brutality worldwide.
What: Chase Padgett, creator and star of 6 Guitars and Nashville Hurricane, swings for the fences with an hour of comedy showcasing music, characters, stories, and his own personal take on why Crossfit is cruel and unusual punishment.
Where: Studio 1398 – 1398 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
What: The biggest cannabis celebration of the year. Featuring the world’s only open-air public cannabis market where people sell all kinds of cannabis and extracts while educating the crowd about medical marijuana, political involvement, activism, and more.
What: A pack of adolescent girls prepares 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: Pacfic Theatre – 1440 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
What: Every month, Beaty Biodiversity Museum stays open late to offer family-friendly activities. This month’s event is presented in partnership with Big Rock Brewing, and includes a special botanical presentation about every beer drinker’s favourite plant, the Humulus lupulus, also known as hops.
Where: Beaty Biodiversity Museum – 12212 Main Hall, Vancouver
When: April 20 from 5 to 8:30 pm,
Admission: By donation
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.