7 things to do in Vancouver today: Friday, April 21

Apr 17 2017, 8:11 pm

Welcome back, Friday! Get the party started with our list of seven things to do today around the city, from Make It Vancouver to Jake The Snake Roberts and so much more!

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

Make It Vancouver


Image: Make It Vancouver / Facebook

  • What: More than 200 of your favourite Makies (and some new ones too!) are bringing their goodies back to the PNE Forum. Stock up on freshly made accessories, jewellery, clothing, art, home decor, food, baby/kid items and lots of other beautifully crafted, handmade goods.
  • Where: The PNE Forum – 2901 E Hastings St, Vancouver
  • When: April 21 to 23
  • Tickets: Online, $3-$5

DECK: How I Instigated Then Overcame and Existential Crisis Through Home Improvement – Pilotcopilot

  • What: DECK examines the fine line between perfectionism and obsession, chaos and freedom and why a piece of 2×6 lumber isn’t really two inches by six inches. If you’ve ever started a reno job in your life, or even started a conversation with other DIYers, this will remind you of the good times and the bad.
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • When: April 21 to 22 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $30-$38

Gigantic! The East Van 90s Party

  • What: Aqua to Wheatus. Coolio to Spice Girls. Whatever your 90s jam, get on the dance floor at the massive throwback party.
  • Where: The Astoria – 769 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 21 from 9:30 pm to 2 am
  • Cost: $5 before 10 pm, $7 before 11 pm, $10 after 11 pm

Eastside Flea x Ellis Building 1 Year Anniversary Party!

  • What: Local artisan goods, quality handcrafted items, vinyl records and more from local small businesses, your friends and neighbours. Featuring live music, prizes, tattoos, and food trucks for attendees to enjoy.
  • Where: Ellis Building – 1024 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 21 from 6 to 11 pm
  • Admission: $5

KIDS Hip-Hop Workshop

  • What: Taught by experienced hip-hop dancers, this fun two hour class will have your little one groovin’ and shakin’ to the hottest music. Class begins with a fun interactive game, followed by a warm-up stretch routine. Basic dance steps will be taught along with some fun choreography towards the end of the clinic.
  • Where: Absolute Cheer & Tumbling – 758 Harbourside Drive, North Vancouver
  • When: April 21 from 6 to 8 pm
  • Register: Online , $35

Vancouver Photo Book Fair

  • What: Capture Photography Festival presents the inaugural Vancouver Photo Book Fair, in partnership with the Vancouver Art Book Fair. The event is comprised of a Book Fair and a series of offsite talks and workshops.
  • Where: Grand Luxe Hall at Western Front (303 E 8th Ave), James Black Gallery (144 E 6th Ave)
  • When: April 21 to 23
  • Cost: Free

Jake The Snake Roberts Comedy Night

Image: Jake The Snake Roberts / Facebook

  • What: Wrestling legend Jake The Snake Roberts will share his stories for fans of wrestling and comedy. Funds raised will support Survivors Supporting Survivors, a not for profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and resources for survivors of childhood victimization.
  • Where: Lafflines – 530 Columbia Street, New Westminster
  • When: April 21 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$50
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