13 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, April 8

Apr 7 2017, 7:57 pm

Welcome back, weekend! We’ve missed you! From a rare photo exhibition to distilleries festival, there are plenty of things to do in Vancouver (and beyond) this Saturday, April 8.

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

Fred Herzog: Selections from Modern Colour

Granville Street at Night by Fred Herzog, 1959 (Fred Herzog Equinox Gallery)

Granville Street at Night by Fred Herzog, 1959 (Fred Herzog Equinox Gallery)

  • What: An exhibition of rare and never-before-seen works by Canadian street photographer Fred Herzog is coming to Vancouver. It’s set to be the biggest exhibition of Herzog’s artwork in recent years, with more than 50 photos on display, including 20 previously unprinted images.
  • Where:  Equinox Gallery – #110–525 Great Northern Way, Vancouver (access via Thornton Street, just off Great Northern Way)
  • When: April 8 to May 6 from 10 am to 5 pm; opening reception April 8 from 2 to 4 pm
  • Admission: Free

The Rockstar Puddle Party

  • What: A refreshing dip in Mt. Seymour’s pond. Wear your wackiest costumes and show off your craziest tricks for a chance to win 2017/2018 season passes.
  • Where: Mt. Seymour – 1700 Mount Seymour Road, North Vancouver
  • When: April 8 from noon to 3 pm
  • Cost: Free to enter with a season pass or a valid lift ticket

The Plunge

  • What: Find comfort in the uncomfortable at the Plunge, a bi-coastal meditation experience followed by a brisk dip in the water. Come together on April 8 for a 15-minute guided meditation before embracing the chill challenge head on with a cold-water swim. By practicing intentional thinking, you’ll start the day feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.
  • Where: Jericho Beach Park – 3941 Point Grey Rd, Vancouver
  • When: April 8 from 6:30 to 8 am
  • Cost: Free

Hungry For Happiness Live

  • What: The Hungry For Happiness event has been created to help women transform their emotions before transforming their bodies. During the two day event, attendees will be taken through the topic of food as a drug, discovering the core issue and healing it from the inside out. Once this is done, it’s easier to stop using food like a drug so realistic weight release can start to take place.
  • Where: UBC Campus, Hillel House – 6145 Student Union Boulevard, Vancouver
  • When: April 8 and 9
  • Tickets: Online, $97–$197

BC Distilled

BC Distilled/Facebook

  • What: BC Distilled is back for its 4th annual festival celebrating regional, small batch, and local micro-distilleries. This year the event will feature samples from 32 distilleries based out of Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and West Coast, the Okanagan, Kootenays, and the Interior. Attendees will sample quality spirits, explore an on-site liquor store with over 100 products from the participating distilleries, and speak with the makers and distillers in person.
  • Where: Croatian Cultural Centre – 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: April 8: Trade Tasting from 2:30 to 5 pm, Public Tasting from 6 to 9 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $69.99 + fees

Quidditch 101 with the Vancouver Vipertooths

  • What: Looking for something cool to do with friends? Looking for a team sport in an inclusive atmosphere? Give quidditch a try. The Vancouver Vipertooths are offering a free introduction that is open to all skill levels.
  • When: April 8 from 11:15 am to 1 pm
  • Where: Meet up at the parking lot near Patterson Station  – 6128 Patterson Avenue, Burnaby
  • Cost: Free

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Film Concert

  • What: If you’re in the mood for more Harry Potter after some Quidditch, take in this rare chance to hear the masterful score performed live by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, all while watching the film on the big screen.
  • Where: Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 8 at 2 pm

Genetic Drift – Boca del Lupo

  • What: Boca del Lupo’s unique Micro Performance Series (shorter plays with an affordable price tag) has consistently dived into thoughtful content matter in bite-sized pieces. Genetic Drift proves to be no different, and is about splicing our genes to adapt to an increasingly hostile Earth – basically, global warming taken to its disastrous conclusion. Follow Gary 3, a human/creature hybrid as the play unravels how ‘human’ life continues on in the post-apocalypse of tomorrow.
  • Where: The Fishbowl – 100-1398 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
  • When: Now to April 8
  • Tickets: Online, $15

Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers

  • What: Canucks play host to the Oilers in the last NHL game of the season at Rogers Arena. The club will also be holding their Fan Appreciate Night to celebrate the team’s passionate and loyal supporters.
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: April 8 at 7 pm (Party on the Plaza begins at 4:30 pm)

Arctic Moon and Indecent Noise

  • What: Two of the most exciting producers in today’s music scene, and both hailing from Poland. Artic Moon and Indecent Noise perform in Vancouver for the only time in 2017, and will be joined onstage by Discover Records, Seattle Trance Alliance and MarQ.
  • Where: Prive Night Club- 750 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • When: April 8 from 10 pm to 3 am
  • Tickets: Online, $20-$25

Abracadabra by Camilo the Magician

  • What: Trained in Vancouver, Camilo the Magician brings his latest show to town, featuring classic illusions from historic magicians.
  • Where: York Theatre – 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: April 8 at 7:30 pm

The Vancouver Franchise Expo

  • What: Face-to-face discussions with North America’s hottest franchises, plus proven part-time business opportunities. Must attend seminars for aspiring business owners and countless opportunities to make a big, bold change.
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • When: April 8 to 9 from 11 am to 5 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $8 (2 for 1)

15th Annual Early Years Festival

  • What: A fun and interactive for young children up to the age of 6 or for parents expecting a new addition to their family. The Early Years Festival connects with community members and focuses on providing children with a healthy and active lifestyle. Featuring play areas, face painting and balloon artists, and live performances.
  • Where: Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre – 13458 107a Ave, Surrey
  • When: April 8 from 10 am to 3 pm
  • Cost: Free
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