7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, April 24

Apr 23 2017, 9:55 pm

Shake off the Monday blahs with Daily Hive’s list of seven things to do today. From a conversation with Canada’s former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson to storytelling and art exhibits, there’s something for all interests.

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

TED2017 in Vancouver

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  • What: Tennis ace Serena Williams, Tesla pioneer Elon Musk, and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan are just a few of the high-profile speakers coming to Vancouver for TED2017 this week. Tickets to TED2017 are sold out, but you will be able to watch some of the TED talks in screenings at various movie theatres around Vancouver.
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • When: April 24 to 28
  • Tickets: Sold out for the event itself – but you can get tickets to screenings at local movie theatres at the TED Cinema Experience.

Blurring the Lines in Visual Conversations: Paul Clarke

  • What: A new exhibition featuring 10 paintings by Richmond artist Paul Clarke. This series investigates the emotional dialogues that occur in the various relationships in his life. Clarke explores these emotions through multiple layers of colour, which build as they communicate with each other and come to a final state of closure.
  • Where: Richmond City Hall – 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond
  • When: Now to April 24 from 9 am to 5 pm
  • Cost: Free

City of Stars Concert

  • What: SFU Recital Society’s semester-end concertFeaturing talented musicians and performers, with delicious food.
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for Performing Arts – 6450 Deer Ave, Burnaby
  • When: April 24 at 6 pm
  • Tickets: At the door, minimum $5 donation

President Trump: The First 100 Days

  • What: Greater Vancouver Board of Trade dives into the first 100 days of the new US presidency, and discuss what the next four, or more, years could mean for Canada-U.S. relations, key BC industries, and your business.
  • Where: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel – 900 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • When: April 24 at 11:30 am
  • Tickets: Online, $99 to $149

6 Degrees Vancouver: Are you Home?

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Join Adrienne Clarkson in forum hosted by 6 Degrees (6DegreesVancouver)

  • What: Join Canada’s former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson in a conversation about inclusion and citizenship in British Columbia. The event, hosted by 6 Degrees Vancouver, will bring 250 participants together at SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. The day-long forum will be moderated by Clarkson and John Ralston Saul.
  • Where: SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts — 149 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 24 from 8 am to 5 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $25- $50

Mastering Social Media to Grow Your Business

  • What: Just because you know what social media is, does not mean that you necessarily understand how to use it to grow and develop your business. This workshop focuses on understanding social media, what is it and how it’s connecting people. Presented by Mhairi Petrovic of Out-Smarts Marketing Inc.
  • Where: Small Business BC – 601 W Cordova St
  • When: April 24 from 1 to 4:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $39

Fine. (an evening of storytelling and otherwise)

  • What: Vancouver writers and comedians Dina Del Bucchia, Jacob Samuel, Curtis AuCoin and Amber Harper-Young share stories at The Lido. Hosted by Cole Nowick, music by Bored Décor.
  • Where: The Lido – 518 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: April 24 at 8:30 pm
  • Admission: Free
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