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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, April 27

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Daniel Chai Apr 26, 2017 1:00 pm 1,149

The weekend is oh so close, and we want to help you get there. Check our Daily Hive’s list of seven things to do in Vancouver today, including side-splitting comedy and a journey to Mars.

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

Bastille concert

  • What: Bastille is touring its sophomore album, Wild World, which debuted in the Top 5 of the Billboard 200 and spent two weeks at No. 1 on the UK albums charts. The album is the follow up to 2013’s Bad Blood which has sold more than four million copies worldwide. Bad Blood also included the 5x Platinum single, “Pompeii,” arguably one of the biggest tracks in 2013.
  • Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre – 6066 Thunderbird Boulevard, Vancouver
  • When: April 27 at 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $35-$55

The 2017 Clovies Awards Night

  • What: Celebrating the outstanding contributions of successful businesses, organizations and leaders who make Cloverdale a vibrant community and a great place to work and live.
  • Where: Northview Golf and Country Club – 6857 168 Street, Surrey
  • When: April 27 from 6 to 10 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $85-$95

Giggles & Gags

  • What: Original, hilarious, knee-slapping sketch comedy with twists on Vancouver’s pop culture, and musical and magical interludes along the way. All net proceeds from the show go to the Alzheimer Society of BC.
  • Where: PAL Studio Theatre – 581 Cardero Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 27 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $25 plus service fees

How to find a more meaningful and purposeful career

  • What: Join Vancouver Young Leaders to learn what your true calling is, how to find a job that aligns with your values, and how to interview for it and get hired.
  • Where: The AMP – 23 West Pender Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 27 from 7 to 10 pm
  • Register: Online, Free

Artist Workshop: Autobiographical Comics

  • What: Comic book artist Sean Karemaker provides an illustrated talk on his work, and demonstrates the art of the autobiographical comic. Learn how to use personal stories to create your own one-page comic. All art materials provided.
  • Where: Richmond Art Gallery – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
  • When: April 27 from 7 to 9 pm
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Cosmic Nights: Destination Mars

Mars (Image: Vadim Sadovski / Shutterstock)

  • What: Cosmic Nights feature two showings of the planetarium show, Journey to Mars, where guests will experience the journey to Mars that past robotic missions like Curiosity have taken, and show how humans may travel there in the future. There will also be a lecture at 8 pm and 9 pm, by Dr. Melissa Rice from Western Washington University, who will speak about the Curiosity and Exploration Rover missions, as well as plans for NASA’s next missions.
  • When: April 27 from 6:30 to 10 pm
  • Where: H.R MacMillan Space Centre, Vanier Park – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20-$25

Bingo! by Stage 43

  • What: Five former classmates come together for their 30th high school reunion. Hilarity ensues when the friends attempt to relive their glory days via their old drinking game. The more alcohol they consume, the closer they come to confronting their demons and the realization that being grown up doesn’t mean that they’ve got it all figured out.
  • Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre – 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
  • When: April 27 to 30 and May 3 to 6
  • Tickets: Online, $15-$22. Partial proceeds from all tickets sold to this production benefit the I AM SOMEONE Ending Bullying Society.

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

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