What: YVRFF kicks off on April 28 with an Opening Gala, followed by five Screening Sessions showcasing the final selection of Virtual Reality films from around the world on Day two. This immersive film-going experience will be a treat, not only for virtual reality enthusiasts and early adopters, but also for those new to the virtual reality experience.
Where: CBC Studio – 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
What: With light, imaginative creations, Hocus Focus will lead you through a short form game of Kryptonite followed up with Family Quilts, a long form invented by the group itself. With special guests, Five by Five, the night will be packed full of laughs.
Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th Avenue, Vancouver
What: Learn four types of diverse cultural dances in celebration of International Dance Day. The next day enjoy multicultural dance performance in celebration of Canada 150. Produced by Sudnya Dance Academy and Clarkson Events.
Where: Aberdeen Centre – 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond
What: An opportunity to mingle with technology and product leaders, as well as talented engineers. The meet-up event hosted by Realtor.com invites everyone to share their expertise and learn from the experience of others.
Where: BrainStation HQ – 1110 Hamilton Street #410, Vancouver
What: A new spin on Robin Hood set to popular pop, rock and hip-hop songs of the past decade, and combining circus, burlesque and storytelling. Presented by Toofly Productions, Robin Hood: Prince of Tease reimagines the hero of Nottingham as a powerful, sensual woman caught up in the fight for her kingdom.
Where: Performance Works, Granville Island – 1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver
When: April 28 to May 13, Wednesdays to Sundays at 8 pm
What: Vancouver triple-threat performer Mandy Rushton presents classics from the Great American Songbook, with Sean Allen on piano. She has traveled across Canada many times as well as coast to coast in the US and in Mexico. Mandy was also recently seen on FX’s LEGION.
Where: Cottage Bistro – 4468 Main Street, Vancouver
When: April 28 from 8 to 10 pm
Tickets: At the door, $10
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.