20 things to do in Vancouver this weekend: April 22 and 23

Apr 20 2017, 11:31 pm

Who’s ready for the weekend? Get out and enjoy life with Daily Hive’s checklist of 20 things to do in Vancouver this weekend, Saturday, April 22, and Sunday, April 23, 2017.

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

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Vaisakhi Day Parade


Image: City of Surrey

  • What: Everyone is welcome at the annual Vaisakhi Day Parade, featuring cultural floats, community performers and live music. To pay tribute to the harvest celebration roots of the parade, attendees are given free food and drink from hundreds of local residents and businesses.
  • Where: Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar – 12885 85 Ave, Surrey
  • When: April 22 from 9 am to 6 pm
  • Cost: Free

Earth Day Vancouver 2017

  • What: Earth Day at Everett Crowley Park offers a wide range of free family-oriented fun including professional performers, music, dancing, cultural and ecological exhibits, and children’s activities. Help plant 1,000 native mushrooms to help grow forest roots.
  • Where: Everett Crowley Park – 8200 Kerr St, Vancouver
  • When: April 22 from 11 am to 3 pm
  • Cost: Free

March for Science Vancouver

  • What: Put on your lab coats and get ready to take to the streets. The March for Science Vancouver celebrates the important role science plays in our lives. It is part of a global movement happening in 30 countries around the world.
  • Where: The March will begin at Queen Elizabeth Plaza and end at Creekside Park near Science World
  • When: April 22 from 10 am to 2 pm
  • Cost: Free

16th Annual Rotary Wine Festival

  • What: Burnaby’s premiere wine event. Enjoy an evening of wine tastings, culinary delights and fine music. Funds raised will support Rotary literacy programs, Rotary Fitness circuit, Down Syndrome Research Foundation, Rotary International Polio Plus Program and other Burnaby charities
  • Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre – 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
  • When: April 22 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $40

NA LCS Spring Finals

  • What: The 2017 North America League of Legends spring finals will take place this weekend in Vancouver. League of Legends is one of the largest multiplayer games in the world and a prominent feature on the eSports circuit. Teams compete on the world stage for a chance to be crowned champions and an opportunity to land prize pools that can run upwards of $5 million.
  • Where: Pacific Coliseum — 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 22 and 23
  • Tickets: Online, $50-$60

Party for the Planet: BC’s Largest Earth Day Celebration

  • What: Celebrate Surrey’s commitment to the environment with this one-day extravaganza which includes musical performances, eco-crafts, a bicycling clinic, and a tree and plant sale. With headliners Shawn Hook and Virginia To Vegas
  • Where: City Hall Plaza – 13450 104th Avenue, Surrey
  • When: April 22 from 10 am to 7 pm
  • Tickets: Free

BrickCan 2017 at the River Rock

Lego (Image: Tinxi / Shutterstock)

  • What: Canada’s largest public LEGO celebration, showcasing the talents of an international group of LEGO builders, while offering attractions for the whole family.
  • When: April 22 and 23
  • Where: River Rock Casino Resort – 8811 River Road Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $15

Hullabaloo Team Finals featuring Jeremy Loveday

  • What: The Verses festival started out with 16 teams vying for the Billy Sharkespeare Trophy and provincial bragging rights as the team poetry slam champions of 2017. The final four compete on Saturday night to be the first champions of this year’s Verses Festival of Words.
  • Where: Vancouver Public Library – 350 West Georgia, Vancouver
  • When: April 22 at 8 pm
  • Admission: Free

Nat Bailey Stadium Winter Market

  • What: Find local produce, meat, seafood, artisan cheese, bread, herbs, baked goods, artisanal crafts, and more.
  • Where: Nat Bailey Stadium – 4601 Ontario Street
  • When: Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm, until April 22
  • Cost: Free

Record Store Day in Vancouver

  • What: Every spring, vinyl lovers around the world look forward to Record Store Day. Founded in 2007, the special event celebrates independent record stores, their owners, their staff, and the unique community surrounding them. Limited edition vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists, both locally and worldwide, make special appearances in its honour.
  • Where: Shops across Vancouver
  • When: April 22
  • Cost: Free to attend, various prices for records

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Turkish Canadian Society of Vancouver’s International Children’s Festival

Turkish Canadian Society of Vancouver

Image: Turkish Canadian Society of Vancouver / Facebook

  • What: Turkish Canadian Society presents an International Children’s Festival, with music and dance shows, art and science workshops, and more. There will also be Turkish cuisine to enjoy during the event. Everyone is welcome.
  • Where: CBC Studios – 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 23 from 11:30 am to 3 pm
  • Admission: Free

The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe

  • What: A pack of adolescent girls prepares for battle on the soccer field. As they grapple with everything from pop culture to politics, the girls establish their identities as individuals and as a team. The competition is fierce as the championship looms. Who will come out on top?
  • Where: Pacific Theatre – 1440 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: April 23 at 2 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $15

Unbox Your Phone with Samsung

  • What: Be the first of your friends to experience the Samsung’s Galaxy S8 or S8+. Taking place at the Unbox Your Phone event outside of the Samsung Experience Store at Metropolis at Metrotown until April 23, visitors can experience hands-on demos of the Galaxy S8 – prior to its initial launch – learning how to “unbox your phone” through an immersive audio visual experience.
  • Where: The Box outside of the Samsung Experience Store at Metropolis at Metrotown – 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
  • When: Now to April 23
  • Cost: Free

Vancouver Sun Run

  • What: The Vancouver Sun Run has been Canada’s largest 10 km road race since its inception in 1985. One of Vancouver’s traditional rites of spring. Also features a 2.5 km mini Sun Run.
  • Where: Pacific Blvd at BC Place Stadium for 2.5K, Burrard and Georgia for 10K and competitive wheelchairs
  • When: April 23 at 8 am for 2.5 km 8:40 am for competitive wheelchairs, and 9 am for 10 km
  • Register: Online

CiTR 101.9FM/Discorder + CJSF 90.1FM Record Store Day Afterparty

  • What: CiTR Radio 101.9FM and Discorder Magazine are teaming up with CJSF 90.1 for the first Record Store Day Afterparty. A One-Stop Shop all-day record fair with local vendors and performances.
  • Where: Astoria – 769 East Hastingd Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 23 from 2 to 7 pm
  • Tickets: At the door, $5. 19+

The Evil Dead Trilogy Marathon at the Rio Theatre

  • What: One of the Rio Theatre’s most all-time requested movie marathon events – Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead trilogy. Horror icon Bruce Campbell stars in this much loved franchise that includes The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, and Army of Darkness.
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: April 22 from 5:30 to 10:45 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $15 advance, $18 at the door

Classical Coffee Concert: L’histoire du Tango

Classical Coffee Concert

Image: Classical Coffee Concert

  • What: Tango is the focal point of this concert so be prepared for some hot and fiery music. The Bergmann Piano Duo and flute virtuoso Paolo Bortoloussi will also explore some other dance inspired works for flute and piano. This energetic programme will feature works by composers such Piazzolla, Prokoviev, Poulenc, and more.
  • Where: Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88th Avenue, Surrey
  • When: April 23 from 2:30 to 4:40 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$35

2017 Time Travelers’ Bazaar Eclectic, Vintage & Costumers’ Fashion Market

  • What: The fifth annual unique market dedicated to eclectic fashion, vintage style and costumers of all sorts. Find clothing, jewelry, hats, masks, and other accessories to ensure your wardrobe stands out. There will also be a dedicated gentlemen’s tailor joining the event, and an artisan whose fantasy and geeky offerings include something for wee bairns.
  • Where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 23 from 10:30 am to 5 pm
  • Admission: At the door, $2 for adults, free for under 14 years old

Glen Pine Spring Hawaiian Luau Variety Show

  • What: Spring is a wonderful time to enjoy the sunshine, the flowers and the company of friends in a Hawaiian Luau theme variety show by the Glen Pine singers, the Silver Pine Drama Players and friends. Let this group of fabulous entertainers brighten you up with their lively songs and performances. Light Refreshments will be served.
  • Where: Glen Pine Pavillion – 1200 Glen Pine Court, Coquitlam
  • When: April 23 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $2-$5

Richmond Art Gallery Family Sunday

  • What: Draw your own cartoon characters using a variety of artist’s tools and materials to design funny faces, outrageous bodies and the many dynamic actions and unique stories that go along with these new characters. Design panel comic strips or a comic book developed through the surprisingly complex language of cartooning. All art supplies included. All ages and skill levels welcome to attend. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Where: Richmond Art Gallery – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
  • When: April 23 from 1 to 4 pm
  • Admission: Free
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