5 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, April 18

Dec 19 2017, 9:23 pm

Here are five things to do in Vancouver today, Monday, April 18. For more things happening around town, check out our events calendar.

Yin Yoga & Meditation

  • What: Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga that focuses on stimulating the connective tissues of the body with the intention of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. The slow, mindful nature of yin yoga blends perfectly with a meditation practice. Bring a yoga mat, any props you may wish to use, and a light blanket or towel. Class takes place every Monday until June 6th (NO CLASS MAY 23) in the beautiful VanDusen Guides Classroom and may go out in the garden when the weather permits.
  • Where: VanDusen Gardens – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, April 18; 10:15 to 11:30 a.m.

St. Germain

  • What: French jazz-house musician tours in support of latest self-titled release.
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, April 18; doors open at 7 p.m.

Eight 1/2 Inches of Stand up Comedy

  • What: Every Monday at Eight 1/2 the best touring professional comics perform. $3.50 beers, $5 cover, cheap and hilarious! The only comedy show in town with an after party.
  • Where: Eight and a Half Lounge – 151 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, April 18; 9 to 11 p.m.

Queer Prov

  • What: We are a not-for-profit society dedicated to creating a Queer community that creates, supports, enjoys, and teaches improv theatre. We unite on Monday Nights at 8pm on the Glo-ri-ous XY Stage. You’ll find us at 1216 Bute Street (upstairs) EVERY Monday, rocking our LUSH Venue, sippin’ on our LUSH Drink Promos, checking out our LUSH Bar Servers and BRINGING THE HOUSE DOWN!
  • Where: XY – 1216 Bute Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, April 18; 8 to 9:30 p.m.

Born to Be Blue

  • What: Ethan Hawke lights up the screen as jazz legend Chet Baker, whose tumultuous life is thrillingly reimagined with wit, verve, and style to burn. In the 1950s, Baker was one of the most famous trumpeters in the world, renowned as both a pioneer of the West Coast jazz scene and an icon of cool. By the 1960s, he was all but washed up, his career and personal life in shambles due to years of heroin addiction. In his innovative anti-biopic, director Robert Budreau zeroes in on Baker’s life at a key moment in the 1960s, just as the musician attempts to stage a hard-fought comeback, spurred in part by a passionate romance with a new flame (Carmen Ejogo).
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, April 18; 9:30 p.m.