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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, April 25

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Daniel Chai Apr 25, 2018 5:00 am 1,207

We’re over the hump, everyone! Celebrate with one of our seven cool events happening in Vancouver today, April 25. Gastown Cocktail Crawn, Vancouver Story Slam Invitational, and more.

For more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.

Vancouver Story Slam Invitational Verses 2018 Edition

  • What: A special invitational edition of the Vancouver Story Slam storytelling show for Verses Festival of Words. Ten storytellers share original short stories in a competition for cash and prizes. 50 audience members will receive voting ballots to select the night’s winning storytellers.
  • When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
  • Time: 6:45 pm
  • Where: The WISE Hall – 2048 Pandora Street Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10

MyBizDay – 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.
  • When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 3:45 pm
  • Where: Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Avenue, Surrey
  • Register: Online, Free

French Gastronomy Series: Brittany

  • What: Take a trip to France’s Brittany and enjoy savoury crepes, mussels and tarte tatin, with a glass of wine. This event features a three-course meal demonstrated, after which you’ll sit in the restaurant and eat it all. Take home recipes included.
  • When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: The Uncommon Café – 477 Powell Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $69; buy via Eventbrite

Gastown Cocktail Crawl

Gastown Cocktail Crawl

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  • What: Vancouver Gourmet Club is putting on a Gastown Cocktail Crawl to give attendees the chance to taste some of the best spirits the area has to offer. Guests on this crawl can expect three cocktails paired with small bites at three separate locations. At each stop, they’ll learn about cocktail culture from some of the city’s top mixologists. Ticket holders are asked to meet at the Vancouver Steam Clock (305 Water Street) at 5:30 pm for the 2.5-hour crawl.
  • When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 to 8 pm
  • Where: Gastown Vancouver Steam Clock – 305 Water Street, Vancouver
  • Price: $39 – $120; buy online

Film and Media Showcase: Cineworks, WIFTV, DOC BC

  • What: The Film and Media Showcase is a forum for members of Cineworks, WIFTV, and DOC BC. It provides filmmakers with an opportunity to share their work, across genres and in a variety of lengths, in a space dedicated to discovery, discussion, and inspiration. Each event is framed by a question and answer session with creators, followed by informal conversation and networking.
  • When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7 pm
  • Where: The Cinematheque – 1131 Howe St, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Incite: The Boy on the Beach

  • What: On September 2, 2015, a photo of a little boy’s body on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea went viral, alerting the world to the cold, devastating reality of the Syrian refugee crisis. The boy’s name was Alan Kurdi, nephew of author and refugee advocate Tima Kurdi. Discussing The Boy on the Beach with journalist Kathryn Gretsinger, Kurdi takes us back to the streets of Damascus to follow a family’s flight from the war-torn borders of Syria to the suburbs of Vancouver, and their persistent search for safe harbour in a shattering time of war.
  • When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Public Library – 350 West Georgia, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, Free

Inniskillin Wine Dinner

Water Street Café/U-Feast

  • What: Discover some of the best wines produced in Canada with Inniskillin Okanagan Estate Winemaker Derek Kontkanen at Water Street Cafe.
  • When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 pm reception, 7 pm dinner served
  • Where: Water Street Cafe – 300 Water Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $68 per person (does not include tax or gratuity). To reserve your seat, contact the restaurant at 604 689 2832.
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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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