What: The Imaginarium is a laboratory for creative exploration. Utilising an open gallery space and access to many different materials, participants can dive head first into new avenues of creation alongside fellow creators. At the end of this seven week experiment into personal creativity, there will be a collective art show for all who participated
Where: The Gam – 110 East Hastings Steet, Vancouver
When: April 25 to June 15, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 9 pm
Cost: $25 for studio space and access to all materials, $20 if you bring someone to collaborate with. Email [email protected] to reserve or check availability.
What: In this femme-focused showcase of Verses Festival of Words, bear witness to the brilliant magic of Amber Dawn, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Kama La Mackerel, and Kai Cheng Thom. Born of community and coven, care and creativity, the four artists build each other up in a world that pushes us to the verge of burning it all down.
Where: The Cultch – 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
What: The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light’s first-ever Open House. Tours of the facility depart every 15-20 minutes, and is a chance for the public to walk through the facilities. The Salvation Army Vancouver will be sharing information about programs, art and writing from Learning Centre students, and more.
Where: The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light – 119 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
What: The xx are on tour to celebrate the release of the band’s highly anticipated third album, I See You. The album is the follow up to the majorly successful xx and Coexist that have sold over three million copies worldwide.
Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre – 6066 Thunderbird Boulevard, Vancouver
What: ANZAC day is an important date for Aussies and Kiwis, no matter where they live. If you’re an ANZAC living in Vancouver, the best way to pay homage our fallen brothers is to attend the Commemorative service hosted by CANZBA at Victory Square. Everyone is welcome. Afterwards, head to Moose’s Down Under for celebrations with fellow ANZACs.
Where: Victory Square – Corner of West Hastings and Cambie, Vancouver
What: Vancouver Vogue Jam is open to all ages, levels, races, and genders to learn about Vogue and Vogue Ballroom Culture. Taught by Ralph Escamillan, who has trained with Freshgroove productions and danced with Sick Stylz and 247Comapny and crews Kill The Lights, House of Ladouche, Kinesis Dance Somatheatro(box4) and Toronto collective Gadfly.
Where: Karma Teachers – 45 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
When: April 25 from 7:30 to 9 pm
Cost: By Donation
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.