20 things to do in Vancouver this weekend

Dec 19 2017, 9:13 pm

Get out there and enjoy the sun while you can with these great events happening in Vancouver this weekend.

The Vancouver Events Calendar has more.

Saturday, April 9

A Touch of the Unreal

  • What: An exhibition by Anda Kubis, Associate Dean of Outreach and Innovation in the Faculty of Art at the Ontario College of Art and Design University. Kubis’ work explores the connection between art, life and technology.
  • Where: Elissa Cristal Gallery –
  • When: Saturday, April 9; 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Tony Orlando

  • What: 70s pop-singer Tony Orlando is in Vancouver tonight. Known for his like “Tie a Yellow Ribbon,” this show is an opportunity to catch a legend at work.
  • Where: Molson Canadian Theatre at Hardrock –
  • When: Saturday, April 9; 8 p.m.

A Journey Into the Elements with Yoga

  • What: Relax your body and feed your spirit with music and yoga at this enriching event, with instructor Bless Leone and musicians Elisa Thorn, Colin Maskell and Robin Layne.
  • Where: Semperviva Yoga City Studio – 110-1985 West Broadway,
  • When: Saturday, April 9; 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Virginia Mak Opening Reception

  • What: Enjoy an opening reception for a brand new exhibit from photographer Virginia Mak, alongside Vancouver’s art and art enthusiast community.
  • Where: Bau-Xi Gallery –
  • When: Saturday, April 9; 2 to 4 p.m.

Matthew Logan Vasquez

  • What: American rock singer/songwriter Matthew Logan Vasquez brings his tour to Vancouver in support of debut solo release Solicitor Returns.
  • Where: Cobalt – 917 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, April 9; 7 p.m.

Miike Snow

  • What: This Swedish indie pop band is lighting up the scene, featuring a team up Bloodshy & Avant and singer Andrew Wyatt, and they’re coming to Vancouver tonight to help you dance your little heart out.
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, April 9; 8 p.m.

Deep Story Design

  • What: Understand the principles of 3-act structure, build more believable characters, and take a further step into the world of writing with the instructors at the Alliance for Arts and Culture.
  • Where: Alliance for Arts and Culture –
  • When: Saturday, April 9; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Meet a Scientist – Experiment with an Artist

  • What: Hands-on activities with scientists will give you the opportunity to learn how our world works, while activities with on-site artists will help you learn how to capture its beauty.
  • Where: TELUS World of Science –
  • When: Saturday, April 9; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Romantics

  • What: The VSO explores the urge of artists to explore new methods of painting, music, writing, and more. All in conjuction with the VSO SpringFest.
  • Where: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music –
  • When: Saturday, April 9; 4 to 6 p.m.

Canucks vs. Oilers

  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, April 9; 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 10


  • What: Norwegian pop singer/songwriter Aurora comes to Vancouverin support of debut release All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend.
  • Where: The Imperial – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, April 10; 8 p.m.

Eco Fashion Week Day One

  • What: The first official day of Vancouver’s Eco Fashion Week features events at the Fairmont Waterfront a collaborative exhibition of Haida art.
  • Where: Various venues
  • When: Sunday, April 10; 6 to 10 p.m.


  • What: American R&B singer Tinashe comes to the Vogue, oh her Joyride World Tour in support of her most recent release of the same name.
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, April 10; 8 p.m.

Twenty One Pilots

  • What: Pop rock favourites Twenty One Pilots are at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre tonight, satisfying all of your high energy musical needs.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, April 10; 6:30 p.m.

5th Annual Transplant Trot

  • What: This annual fundraising event raises money and awareness for the Canadian Transplant Association. Help someone and get some exercise at the same time.
  • Where: Burnaby Lake Rugby Club –
  • When: Sunday, April 10; 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

9th Annual Nifty for Fifty Sale

  • What: 30 local designers and artists come together for this annual sale by Nifty for Fifty. Brand new, hand made, and locally owned.
  • Where: Heritage Hall –
  • When: Sunday, April 10; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Samuel Romero: Earth Heart Hum

  • What: Join Samuel Romero for the Banyen release of his CD Earth Heart Hum Part 1 and an exploration of the art and inspiration behind the album.
  • Where: Banyen Books and Sound –
  • When: Sunday, April 10; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fall for Local Spring Market

  • What: Join local designers from around the Metro Vancouver area and get your hands on some of the best handmade and local goods in the Province.
  • Where:
  • When: Sunday, April 10; noon to 6 p.m.

Music by the River

  • What: A busking-style music program featuring local musicians at Westminster Quay.
  • Where:
  • When: Sunday, April 10; noon to 2 p.m.

Reel2Reel presents Monkey King: Hero is Back

  • What: This record breaking Chinese animation features the story of Sun Wukong, the legendary Monkey King, as he tries to save the people of a small village from the monsters that plague them.
  • Where: Rio Theatre –
  • When: Sunday, April 10; noon