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64 things to do in Vancouver this April

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Daniel Chai Mar 29, 2018 3:22 pm 6,135
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April has arrived and it’s packed  with wonderful events around Vancouver. From Easter to Earth Day, Vaisakhi Day Parade to Vancouver International Burlesque Festival, here are 64 things to check out around the city this month!

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

Explore the great outdoors

Critter Capers

  • What: The prankster crows switched a bunch of eggs into different nests. Help get the scrambled eggs home by examining nest material and other evidence.
  • When: Monday, April 2, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 3 pm
  • Where: Belcarra Regional Park – Meet at Belcarra Picnic Area
  • Admission: Free

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

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Cherry Blossoms (Steve Rosset / Shutterstock)

  • What: The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF) is Vancouver’s signature springtime event. Wake-up from winter hibernation to an explosion of some 41,000 blossoming cherry trees. Originally gifted from Japan in the 1930’s, the cherry blossoms now inspires a month of arts and cultural community events. Presented by Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation and Coromandel Properties.
  • When: Tuesday, April 3 to Sunday, April 29, 2018
  • Where: Streets and venues all over Vancouver
  • Admission: Free to enjoy cherry blossoms all over the city. Tickets for events can be found online

2nd Annual Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival 

  • What: The festival, situated right beside the Fraser River, includes a day full of traditional Japanese music, dance performances, as well as traditional Japanese food and activities. Two stages at the festival will be dedicated to traditional Japanese dance, Taiko drumming, and feature a number of talented musicians. As expected, there will be plenty of space to sit and eat by the cherry blossom trees.
  • When: Sunday, April 8, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Garry Point Park – 12011 Seventh Avenue, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Birding by Ear

  • What: ​​​How can you tell who is singing in the bushes? Ask a park interpreter for tips to identify the bird behind the song.
  • When: Saturday April 7, 2018
  • Time: 8 to 10 am
  • Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park
  • Admission: $8 per adult, $4.25 per youth/adult 65+. Registration required: 604-432-6359

2018 Earth Day Parade & Festival

  • What: ​​The 8th annual Earth Day Parade begins at Grandview Highway and Commercial Drive, and marches its way down to Grandview Park where the festivities begin. The festival features a Kids Zone, scavenger hunts, smoothie bike demonstrations and more.
  • When: Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Time: Parade at 1 pm, Celebration at 1:30 pm
  • Where: Commercial Drive and Grandview Park – 1657 Charles Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Earth Day at Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve

  • What: ​The Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve is hosting a stewardship event where volunteers will work towards restoring habitat around Rice Lake. ​Learn about restoration initiatives and biodiversity in the LSCR while removing invasive species and planting native species to enhance the forest’s development. Volunteers must be age 16+.
  • When: Sunday, April 22, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 1 pm
  • Where: Meet at Rice Lake Gate
  • Admission: Free

Goodbye Chums!

  • What: ​Release salmon fry into the creek where they will start their journey to the sea. Enjoy fun activities, games and live entertainment.
  • When: Sunday, April 29, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park – Meet at 11450 256th St, Maple Ridge
  • Admission: Free

Enjoy life in the city

Save the Rio Telethon

  • What: An old-school 30-hour marathon #SaveTheRio Telethon fundraiser at the Rio Theatre. Featuring The Gentlemen Hecklers, Kitty Nights, Eleven09, Charlier Demers, The Fictionals, Story Story Lie, C.R. Avery, Instant Theatre, Travis Bernhardt, Shirley Gnome, and many more. Hosted by Eric Fell and Patrick Maliha.
  • When: Sunday, April 1 to Monday, April 2, 2018
  • Time: 6 pm on Sunday to Midnight on Monday
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway , Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $30

Smart Cities Challenge

  • What: Join Greater Vancouver Board of Trade for a complimentary event and hear from Jessie Adcock, Chief Technology Officer for the City of Vancouver, and Sean Simpson, the Director of Information Technology for the City of Surrey, about their joint bid in the national Smart Cities Challenge competition.
  • When: Tuesday, April 3, 2018
  • Time: 3:30 am
  • Where: TELUS Garden 5th Floor – 510 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Trailer Park Boys at the Black Sheep Liquor Store

  • What: The stars of the legendary Canadian comedy show will be shaking things up at the Black Sheep Liquor Store in Maple Ridge. There’s going to be signings and photo-ops galore, so you can strike a pose with your favourite character.
  • When: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
  • Time: 2 to 4 pm
  • Where: Black Sheep Liquor Store – 12968 232 Street, Maple Ridge
  • Admission: Free

Vancouver International Burlesque Festival 2018

  • What: The 13th annual Vancouver International Burlesque Festival (VIBF) features dazzling costumes, comical interludes, and thought-provoking acts. VIBF kicks off with the ‘Diamonds in the Buff’ Industry Awards night, recognizing the movers and shakers in Vancouver’s booming burlesque scene, followed by ‘TIT Talks’ – a TED Talk inspired evening of presentations from the headlining artists.
  • When: Wednesday, April 4 to Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Vancouver Playhouse – 600 Hamilton Street
  • Tickets: $35 – $75 – Tickets available via TicketFly

Luminescence III

  • What: Experience artworks by over 20 notable artists from varying disciplines. These artists present the many ways this brilliant natural phenomenon – the essence of light or Luminescence – has inspired them.
  • When: Now to Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Deer Lake Gallery – 6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • More Info: Online

Whistler World Ski and Snowboard Festival

World Ski and Snowboard Festival

Image: Mike Crane/Tourism Whistler

  • What: The main events taking place on the mountain include the Saudan Couloir Ski Race Extreme, the Monster Energy Boarderstyle World Championships, and Big Air events in both skiing and snowboarding. A 72-hour filmmakers and photographer showdown will also run during the course of the week. There will also be apres-ski and late-night parties held on a regular basis around the city, with live music constantly being played at the Skiers Plaza. A number of clubs around Whistler will also be holding evening events.
  • When: Tuesday, April 10 to Sunday, April 15, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Various venues in Whistler
  • Admission: Free. Tickets for evening events can be purchased online.

Party for the Planet 2018

  • What: BC’s largest Earth Day celebration with performances by Sam Roberts (of Sam Roberts Band), Bobs & LoLo, Rockin’ Robin Show, The Freshest, and Star Captains. There will also be bike powered smoothies, enviro-bungee, BC Lions, Science World Demos, photobooths, and more to enjoy.
  • When: Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Where: Surrey Civic Plaza – 13450 104 Avenue, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Vaisakhi Day Parade

  • What: Everyone is welcome at the annual Vaisakhi Day Parade, featuring cultural floats, community performers, and live music. To pay tribute to the harvest celebration roots of the parade, attendees are given free food and drink from hundreds of local residents and businesses.
  • When: Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 6 pm
  • Where: Parade starts at Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar – 12885 85 Ave, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Laugh the night away

Yuk Yuks University Graduation Showcase

  • What: The inaugural class of Yuk Yuks University take the stage for their graduation showcase. Featuring performances from the 17 graduates and hosted by professor Brett Martin.
  • When: Monday, April 2, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver – 2837 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Letterkenny Live!

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Letterkenny/Facebook

  • What: The stars of the award-winning CraveTV Original Series, Letterkenny are hitting the road for Letterkenny Live!, a 90-minute comedy experience, starring Jared Keeso (Wayne), Nathan Dales (Daryl), K Trevor Wilson (Dan), and Mark Forward (Coach). Featuring original sketches as well as original stand-up sets from Wilson and Forward.
  • When: Thursday, April 5, 2018
  • Time: Doors 8:30 pm
  • Where: Orpheum – 601 Smithe St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Welcome To Night Vale

  • What: The hit podcast is told in the style of a radio show for the fictional town of Night Vale, reporting on the strange events that occur within it. The live show features Mal Blum as the Weather.
  • When: Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $30-$40

Murder on the Improv Express

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Murder On The Improv Express (Vancouver TheatreSports)

  • What: A luxury train trapped in the Canadian Rockies with a passenger list that includes a prominent socialite, a retired military officer, a famous detective, and a corpse. The makings of a classic murder mystery and Vancouver TheatreSports’ latest comedy show.
  • When: Thursday, April 12 to Saturday, May 26, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Pink’s Comedy Club grand opening with Ivan Decker

  • What: Ivan Decker is a JUNO award-winning comedian who has made multiple appearances at the Just For Laughs festival both in Montreal and Vancouver, as well as being a featured performer at the Halifax Comedy Festival, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and on CBC’s “The Debaters.”
  • When: Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: The Byrd (at The Flamingo) – 10768 King George Blvd, Surrey
  • TicketsOnline, $15

Improv X Comics aka Boom! Pow!

  • What: Inspired by the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War and Free Comic Book Day, The Fictionals present a comedy celebration of comic books. Featuring new superheros, capes, and classic improv games.
  • When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $7 or $5 for students

Giggles & Gags

  • What: Giggles & Gags is jam-packed with sketches, parodies of favourite songs, satires of West Coast culture, and more. Funds raised will go towards for Vancouver’s Mom2Mom Poverty Initiative.
  • When: Thursday, April 26, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: PAL Studio Theatre – 581 Cardero Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $26

Happy Easter

VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Great A-Mazing Egg Hunt

  • What: Take part in the Annual A-Maze-ing Egg Hunt at VanDusen Botanical Garden. Afterwards, enjoy some fun crafts and activities or check out the yummy food selections and explore the beauty of the 55 acre garden.
  • When: Now to Sunday, April 1, 2018
  • Time: Four sessions daily: 9 am to 10 am, 10 am to 11 am, 11 am to 12 pm, and 12 pm to 1 pm
  • Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $6.45-$15

Easter Long Weekend at Tsawwassen Mills

Easter Bunny/Tsawwassen Mills

  • What: To celebrate the Easter long weekend, Tsawwassen Mills is hosting a three-day event, and you’re invited. From Friday, March 30 to Sunday, April 1 there’s going to be discounted deals at over 50 stores plus tons of family fun (including chocolate eggs).
  • When: Now to Sunday, April 1, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Tsawwassen Mills Mall – 5000 Canoe Pass Way, Delta
  • Admission: Free

Easter at the Cannery

  • What: The Easter Salmon makes its annual return this year to hide eggs for the little ones to find throughout the historic cannery. At 10:30 am, The Great Salmon “Egg” Hunt will start and repeat every 30 minutes throughout the day with the last egg hunt at 4:30 pm. There will also be Easter crafts, games, and an interactive story-time suitable for kids ages 2 to 12 years old.
  • When: Now to Sunday, April 1, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: The Cannery – 12138 4th Avenue, Richmond
  • Admission: $3.90-$4.90

River District Golden Easter Celebration

  • What:River District is bringing gold fever back to the Fraser with a gold-themed event. From gold foiled chocolate eggs, to gold-dusted face painting, and cotton candy with (you guessed it) gold sprinkles, you’ll need to see it to believe it. There’s also going to be balloons, arts and crafts, and even a giant chocolate bunny draw.
  • When: Sunday, April 1, 2018
  • When: 10 am to 1 pm
  • Where: River District Neighbourhood Centre – 8683 Kerr Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free – Email [email protected] to join the chocolate egg hunt waitlist

Easter Egg Hunt at CG Brown Pool

  • What: The Easter bunny is stashing treats at the CG Brown pool. Seven-year-olds and younger must be accompanied by an adult in the water. Parents bring your bathing suits.
  • When: Sunday, April 1, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 1:30 pm
  • Where: CG Brown Memorial Pool – 3702 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: $1 per person

Sing along with the hits

The Darkness

  • What: BRIT award-winning rockers The Darkness are coming to Vancouver on the Tour De Prance.
  • When: Wednesday April 4, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: The Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville St., Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $32.25-$35.25

Shinedown

  • What: The powerful Jacksonville group are slated to perform at the Abbotsford Centre on April 6. They’ll be joined by special guests 10 Years, In This Moment, and One Bad Son, in what’s set to be a concert to remember.
  • Date: Friday, April 6, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Abbotsford Centre – 33800 King Road, Abbotsford
  • Tickets: via Ticketmaster from $29.50

Camila Cabello

  • What: Cabello is heading out on her first solo tour and it all kicks off in Vancouver at the Orpheum. She is set to perform fan favourites including “Havana” and her new hit single “Never Be The Same.”
  • When: Monday, April 9, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: via Live Nation. $35 to $65.

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart performing at Jones Beach Theater in July 2017/Shutterstock

  • What: Rod has received some of the music industry’s highest awards including two inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Grammy Living Legend award. The “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” singer is one of the best-selling artists in history, and he’ll be belting out hits from his long and successful career this spring in arenas across the country.
  • When: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
  • Time: Doors at 7:30 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: via Live Nation

Jaden Smith

  • What: Jaden Smith’s Vancity visit is part of his Vision Tour, supporting his 2017 album Syre. Also known for being the progeny of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, Smith has appeared in many films, including Men in Black II and The Karate Kid.
  • When: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
  • Time: Doors at 8 pm/ Show at 9 pm​
  • Where: The Imperial – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: via Ticketweb, $20

Amanda Palmer #ninjaTED2018

  • What: Amanda Palmer and special surprise guests from the local and TED communities presents #ninjaTED2018, a benefit for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
  • When: Wednesday April 11, 2018
  • Time: 8:30 pm
  • Where: The Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville St., Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $19.99

Post Malone

Post Malone/Brandon Artis Photography

  • What: Mixing genres and original beats, Post Malone is known for his intoxicating and invigorating double-platinum certified full-length debut album Stoney. From being the #1 album on iTunes, and top 10 on the Billboard Top 200, his album accumulated over 4 billion streams globally. Not bad for a 22-year-old whose lead single “White Iverson” became an anthem upon its release in 2016.
  • When: Friday, April 27, 2018
  • Time: Doors at 7 pm / Show at 8 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: via Live Nation

Cheer on the home teams

Vancouver Canucks

  • What: The Vancouver Canucks wrap up their NHL season in April at Rogers Arena.
  • When: Tuesday, April 3, and Thursday, April 5, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Vancouver Whitecaps

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Image: Vancouver Whitecaps FC / Flickr

  • What: Vancouver Whitecaps continue their MLS season throughout the Spring at BC Place.
  • When: Friday, April 13, and Friday, April 27, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Eat fresh with winter farmers’ markets

New West Farmers’ Market – Winter Market

  • What: The market features farm-fresh produce, plants, quality crafts from local artists and artisans, gourmet prepared meals, food trucks, community information, live entertainment, and more.
  • When: The first and third Saturday of each month until Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Time: 11 am
  • Where: Belmont Street, New Westminster!
  • Admission: Free

Gulf of Georgia Cannery Winter Farmers’ Market

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(Gulf of Georgia Cannery)

  • What: The Cannery Farmers’ Market has products from local food producers and artisans who follow a “make it, bake it, grow it, catch it” philosophy. BC-produced vegetables, fruits, and meats are the central draw to this market. There is also entertainment and guided tours of the heritage site (pay by donation).
  • When: Sunday, April 8 and Sunday, April 22, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Port Moody Winter Farmers’ Market

  • What: Enjoy local BC products, artisan crafts, and delicious baked goods at the Port Moody Winter Farmers’ Market.
  • When: Every Sunday to April 29, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Port Moody Recreation Complex – 300 Ioco Road, Port Moody
  • Admission: Free

A night out at the theatre

Nine Dragons

  • What: A stylish murder mystery set in 1920s colonial Hong Kong. Nine Dragons is a compelling exploration of race and prejudice in a colonial society. On the surface, Tommy Lam is obsessed with tracking down a killer in his native Kowloon. In immersing himself in the opulent and lurid world of Victor Fung, however, Tommy finds himself investigating the mystery of his own identity.
  • When: Thursday, April 12 to Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Gateway Theatre – 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $35-$55

PoCo’s Got Talent – A Variety Show for All-Ages

  • What: Come see some terrific local talent during the Wilson Centre’s inaugural “PoCo’s Got Talent” showcase event. Local entertainer, Toshi Jackson, has put together a two hour variety show featuring all ages acts,  including: musicians, singers, dancers and performers.
  • When: Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Time: 2 to 4 pm
  • Where: Wilson Centre Main Lounge at the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex – 2150 Wilson Avenue Port Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free to $5

Collected Traces and Still Here Co. ERASGA

  • What: Co. ERASGA’s newest ensemble creation recalls and traces the transcendent principle of the body’s relationship to indigenous traditional arts. Choreographed by Vancouver’s critically acclaimed Alvin Erasga Tolentino, Collected Traces and Still Here features seven outstanding dancers from Vancouver and Manila.
  • When: Wednesday, April 18 to Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue Burnaby, BC
  • Tickets: Online, $15-$36

Slow Dancing

  • What: Mary, a homeless woman, befriends Ann, a young pregnant woman, much to the dismay of Ann’s husband, Charlie. George, Mary’s friend who died and is now an ever-present spirit in her life, gently guides Mary to help Ann when Ann is faced with some very tough choices. Presented by Surrey Little Theatre.
  • When: Thursday, April 19 to Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Surrey Little Theatre – 7027 184th Street, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $15-$17

The Art of Dance: An International Dance Day Celebration

  • What: Featuring the dance talents of XBa DanceCo, Keri’s School of Highland Dance, SKUD Zavicaj Serbian Folk Group, and DISKORDANSE plus this year’s guests Tamanawis Secondary School Dance Group.
  • When: Sunday, April 29, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 8 pm
  • Where: Studio Theatre at Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $20

Bon Appétit

Wildebeest Brewmaster’s Dinner with Luppolo Brewing

  • What: Wildebeest and Luppolo Brewing Company are teaming up for a dinner that will pair Chef Ian McHale’s decadent-yet-simple style of country cooking with four of the brewery’s limited-release beers. Guests will enjoy a four-course menu showcasing the trademark blend of classic butchery traditions and contemporary techniques.
  • When: Tuesday. April 3, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 10 pm
  • Where: Wildebeest – 120 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $55 per person; buy online

The Herbal Chef Pop-Up Dinner

  • What: The Herbal Chef AKA Christopher Sayegh is inviting Vancouver diners to take part in an eight-course tasting menu comprised of exclusively cannabis-infused dishes.
  • When: Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Downtown Vancouver restaurant (to be announced day-of)
  • Tickets: $200 (including gratuity and a gift bag); to buy tickets email [email protected]

Kickin’ It Country

  • What: Enjoy a delicious variety of food and drink, an auction, and the company of fellow lovers of community philanthropy. In support of the Coquitlam Foundation.
  • When: Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Centennial Pavilion – 620 Poirier, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online, $50

Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival

Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival/Facebook

  • What: Featuring 25 hand picked food trucks from the Greater Vancouver Area, live music, and an artisan market. There will also be face painting, balloon twisting, henna, sand art, bouncy castles and more for the children.
  • When: Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Time: 11 am
  • Where: Inlet Park – 3000 Murray Street, Port Moody
  • Admission: Free

Rotary International Food Festival 2018

  • What: The sixth annual event features food from the Caribbean, India, China, Mexico, Greece, Italy, and Japan. Culinary delights are prepared in partnership with members of the Rotary Club of Burnaby and students of the ACE-IT training program. All foods will be prepared by the students of the ACE-IT training program, under the supervision of the Chef Stephen Wade.
  • When: Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Central Secondary School – 6011 Deer Lake Pkwy, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$43

Chef Vij Culinary Arts Workshop

  • What: Budding chefs ages 15 to 18 have an opportunity to explore the culinary arts and restaurant management with Vikram Vij at his My Shanti restaurant, in South Surrey.
  • When: Saturday, Apr 28, and Saturday, May 26, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 12:30 pm
  • Where: My Shanti – 15869 Croydon Dr., Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $125

Network at a business event

YWCA Employment Program for Women – Information Session

  • What: Are you a woman looking for a job? Join YWCA for an information session to learn how this program can help you reach your goals. YWCA [email protected] is a free program that will prepare you for job search and career decision-making with professional career advisors.
  • When: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
  • Time: 12:40 to 2:30 pm
  • Where: YWCA [email protected] – 210-1201 West Pender Street, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, Free

Canadian Internet Marketing Conference (CIMC) 2018

CIMC/Facebook

  • What: CIMC is providing businesses with the best tools and practices to not just survive, but thrive in the digital marketing wilderness. At this year’s event, you’ll discover how to best navigate the ever-changing digital marketing landscape and learn insider tips from founders, CEOs, marketing specialists, and more, from some of the world’s biggest companies.
  • When: Thursday, April 5 to Friday, April 6, 2018
  • Where: West Coast Railway Heritage Park – 39645 Government Road – Squamish
  • Tickets: $350 – $1,000 – Tickets available via Picatic

MyBizDay – Abbotsford and Surrey

  • What: This Small Business BC series connects entrepreneurs to the province’s leading tools and resources through a mix of educational workshops, networking and exhibits. This year, the education tour will reach communities in the business hubs of Abbotsford and Surrey.
  • When: Thursday, April 5 and Wednesday, April 25, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 4:15 pm (April 5), 9 am to 3:45 pm (April 25)
  • Where: Tradex – 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford, Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Avenue, Surrey
  • Register: Online (Abbotsford), Online (Surrey), Free

MOSAIC Career & Job Fair

  • What: Over 80 companies at MOSAIC’s Job Fair are looking to fill up to 1500 positions. Bring resumes and be prepared to interview with recruiters from Air Canada, City of Vancouver, Royal Bank of Canada. Home Depot and many more.
  • When: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Croatian Cultural Centre – 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, Free

Business Excellence Series: Navigating Risks to Your Business

  • What: Join Business In Vancouver for a discussion on how to navigate risks to your business. An expert panel will examine the financial and legal best practices to deal with rapid economic, technological and cultural change in business and the workplace.
  • When: Wednesday April 11, 2018
  • Time: 3:30 to 6 pm
  • Where: The Shangri-La Hotel, Conway Room – 1128 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $59-$69

Making ICBC work for British Columbians

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Cars in Vancouver. (Urban Napflin / Shutterstock)

  • What: Attorney General Eby will speak to the Greater Vancouver business community about the work underway by the B.C. Government and ICBC to address the current challenges.
  • When: Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Time: 7 am
  • Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – Waddington Room – 900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $49-$98

Big Idea Pitch Contest

  • What: “As young professionals, what is one important change you would like to see made to Greater Vancouver’s transportation system by 2030?” Teams have submitted reports on this topic, with the hopes of earning the chance to step on stage at the Company of Young Professionals’ Big Idea Pitch Contest. The top six teams will be chosen to pitch their ideas to a live panel of judges – in hopes of being declared the 2018 Big Idea champions.
  • When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 pm
  • Where: CBC Vancouver Studio 700 – 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $50, Free for CYP members

Dance the night away

Blasterjaxx

  • What: BIG room masterminds Blasterjaxx make their Vancouver return at the Harbour Event Centre.
  • When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Time: 10 pm
  • Where: Harbour Event Centre – 750 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $30

BADBADNOTGOOD

  • What: Toronto’s BADBADNOTGOOD are well-known for their interpretations of hip hop tracks and their collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Tyler, The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Denzel Curry, Danny Brown, and Ghostface Killah. Featuring J Rocc on support.
  • When: Monday, April 9, 2018
  • Time: Doors 8 pm
  • Where: VENUE – 881 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $30

Happy Ending Friday 9 Year Anniversary

  • What: Happy Ending Fridays celebrates their ninth anniversary with Georgia-based rapper Gunna and hip-hop producer and DJ London On Da Track. Also featuring support from HEF residents.
  • When: Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Time: Doors 10 pm
  • Where: Fortune Sound Club – 147 East Pender Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $17

Delhi 2 Dublin

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  • What: Delhi 2 Dublin is a live-electronic, bhangra, hip-hop, world-pop, hybrid act who have played over 100 shows a year for the last decade at festivals like Electric Forest (USA), Woodford Folk (Australia), and Bali Spirit Festival (Indonesia). Featuring guests Horsepowar & DJ Swift
  • When: 
  • Time: 9:30 pm
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom– 867 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $30

Cut Copy (DJ Set)

  • What: Cut Copy is an Australian electronic music band formed in 2001 by DJ Dan Whitford (vocals, keyboards and guitar), and now includes Tim Hoey (guitars), Ben Browning (bass guitar) and Mitchell Scott (drums).
  • When: Monday, April 16, 2018
  • Time: Doors 8 pm
  • Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $19.99-$24.99

Five Alarm Funk

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  • What: The Vancouver-based band is eight men strong and over a decade deep into a career that has seen it release six acclaimed albums and burn up stages across the country on six national tours. Featuring guest DJ Shub.
  • When: 
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom– 867 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

The Beaches

  • What: Canadian alt-rock band The Beaches bring the Late Show Tour to VENUE with guest Taylor Knox.
  • When: Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7 pm
  • Where: VENUE – 881 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20
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Daniel Chai
Daniel Chai is a writer and actor based in Vancouver, BC.
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