What: This one day conference is dedicated to the science and art of marketing innovation and offers attendees the opportunity to learn through an interactive, thought leadership approach. Featuring fresh insights, networking, compelling content, and a lineup of talented speakers.
When: April 4 from 8 am to 4:30 pm
Where: The Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre – 162 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Price: Tickets start at $380, available online via BCAMA
What: The Fictionals welcome stand-up luminary Patrick Maliha to Cafe Deux Soleils for Pop-Up Comedy Jam. Patrick has performed on CBC radio, SiriusXM, CTV’s Comedy Now, and on CBC television’s national broadcast of The Winnipeg Comedy Festivals Characters Gala. He is also the world record holder for most impressions in one minute.
Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
What: One song can change everything, and after the release of his platinum debut single “Panda,” 19-year-old Sidney Royel Selby III went from a local Brooklyn hook-man to a breakout rap star with a platinum, No. 1 Billboard single and a record deal with Kanye West. Performing “Panda” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Wendy Williams Show and his next single “Tiimmy Turner” on the BET Awards and Jimmy Kimmel, Desiigner proved that his infectious energy is just as effective onstage as it is in the studio.
Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
What: In their own words, Wherever I Find Myself holds the diverse and personal stories by authors of all types of ethnicities and intersecting identities. The Vancouver launch features readers Sarah Munawar, Jianna Faner, NikNaz K., Esmeralda Cabral, Onjana Yawnghwe, Jasmine Sealy, Abeer Yusuf, Gina Roitman, and editor Miriam Matejova.
Where: Vancouver Public Library – 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
What: Daina Augaitis, Chief Curator and Associate Director, will trace the history of local survey exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery. This talk will look at the trajectory from the Gallery’s long history of BC Annual exhibitions, which gave many artists between 1932 and 1968 their first exposure to a broad public, to the myriad of group exhibitions in the intervening decades, to the current exhibition Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures.
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
When: April 4 at 7 pm
Tickets: Free for members or with gallery admission
What: On April 4, 2017, over 190 art house movie theatres across the world, including two in Vancouver, will screening the 80s movie 1984. According to the United States of Cinema website, this date was chosen because it represents, “The Day George Orwell’s protagonist Winston Smith begins rebelling against his oppressive government by keeping a forbidden diary.”
What: Help shape the design proposals of a monument in George Wainborn Park that honours the contributions of Irish-Canadians to Canada. Attend the open house to view the proposed concepts and to share your thoughts.
Where: Roundhouse Community Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
When: April 4 from 3 to 7 pm
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.