10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, April 2

Mar 31 2017, 7:33 pm

The weekend is almost over, so get outside and make the most of it! From an arts supply swap to a Bats seminar, check out our 10 things to do in Vancouver (and beyond) this Sunday, April 2.

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

Reel 2 Real International Film Festival


Image: Reel 2 Real Film Festival / Facebook

  • What: The Reel 2 Real International Film Festival inspires and equips youth to analyze, appreciate, explore, create and share screen media. Featuring public screenings, hands-on workshops, interactive panel discussions, and public forums.
  • Where: Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St.), and Roundhouse Community Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews)
  • When: April 2 to 8
  • Info: On Facebook

Salary-men & Women Sake Party at B-Bin

  • What: In Japan, April is a time when young men and women start their school year or begin full-time jobs. This is an important cultural time synonymous with ceremonies or parties. To celebrate this time here in Vancouver, local Japanese restaurant B-Bin is throwing a Salary-men & Women Sake Party which includes a six-course meal paired with four premium sakes.
  • Where: B-Bin – 3093 Oak Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 2 from 1:30 to 3 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $58

Art & Craft Supply Swap Meet

  • What: Re-use, recycle, and re-vamp your art and craft supplies that have been gathering in your storage areas. Find new paint brushes, paper pads, scrapbooks and more.
  • Where: Sullivan Hall – 6306 152nd Street, Surrey
  • When: April 2 from 1 to 5 pm
  • Admission: Free

YVR POP CHOIR – VOKRA Benefit Concert

  • What: YVR POP CHOIR’s first benefit concert. This show will feature songs by Lauryn Hill, Feist, Ed Sheeran, Boyz II Men, and more. Funds raised will support Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue (VOKRA), a volunteer-driven non-profit dedicated to the rescue of cats in the Lower Mainland.
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 2 at 3 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $18

Bats are Way Cool because:

  • What: Post-doctoral researcher Joanna Burgar will take you on a trip down under to fly with these exquisite, enigmatic creatures through the eucalyptus forests of south-western Australia, and explain how her PhD research is helping a mining company restore forest to benefit bats now and into the future.
  • Where: Beaty Biodiversity Museum – 2122 Main Mall, Vancouver
  • When: April 2 from 1 to 2 pm
  • Admission: Included with museum admission or membership


  • What: Join the cast of Robin Hood: Prince of Tease as they present an evening of sultry seductions and titillating teases. A fundraiser for the upcoming musical, The Junction will be jam-packed with two hours of non-stop burlesque performances. Complete with balloon girls and guys, a silent auction and plenty of prizes to be won.
  • Where: The Junction – 1138 Davie Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 2 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: At the door, $8 + donation

Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks

Image: Vancouver Canucks / Twitter

  • What: Second-to-last home game of the season when the Sharks roll through town.
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: April 2 at 4 pm
  • Tickets:Online, $55-$285

The Chosen Food: Mantι, Börek, Baklava: Shabbat Dinner & Fresh Challah

  • What: The Chosen Food dinner series was created by The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC so guests could eat their way through the traditional meals of BC’s multicultural Jewish Community. This one is all about Mantι, Börek, Baklava: Shabbat Dinner & Fresh Challah, and each dish will be presented by Vancouver-based artist Derya Akay in addition to female elders who will share an oral history of the memory and symbolism associated with each item.
  • Where: The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC – 6184 Ash Street, Second Floor, Vancouver
  • When: April 2 from 5 to 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $40

Conjure The Night

  • What: Conjure the Night will start with a live conversation with stage magician and escape artist James Randi about his career in magic and skepticism. Then prepare to be amazed by magicians Randi, Shawn Farquhar, Murray Hatfield and Matt Dillahunty
  • Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts – 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver
  • When: April 2 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Online, from $45-$75

Vanier Coffeehouse: Garden Party

  • What: The last Vanier Coffeehouse of the year, and it promises to be the fanciest one yet. Expect fruity drinks, platters of finger sandwiches and fancy food items. An amazing array of talent will also be showcased.
  • Where: Place Vanier Residence – 1935 Lower Mall, Vancouver
  • When: April 2 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm
  • Admission: Free
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