7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, April 18

Apr 17 2017, 8:07 pm

Back to the grind, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Check out our list of seven things to do today, from a book club for kids to a lip synch battle.

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

Vertical Influences – Le Patin Libre

  • What: A bunch of ex-figure skaters got tired of the sequins and sparkles, and the result is Montreal’s free-skating Le Patin Libre. Shedding the over-the-top costumes and routines for contemporary dance on ice, the underdog group has won no love from the conservative world of professional figure skating. Instead, they’ve formed unlikely coalitions with community ice rinks and arts organizations around the world, and will be bringing their love of the sport-cum-art to The Drive’s Britannia Ice Rink.
  • When: April 18 to 30
  • Where: Britannia Ice Rink – 1661 Parker Street, Vancouver
  • Price: Online; $46

Edmonds Film Festival

  • What: From April 18 to April 21, celebrate National Canadian Film Days at Edmonds Community Centre. Bring your own blankets or use the centre’s chairs at the free, all-ages event celebrating Canadian cinema. Popcorn and a beverage are included.
  • Where: Edmonds Community Centre – 7433 Edmonds Street, Burnaby
  • When: April 18 to 20 at 6:30 pm, April 21 at 10 am
  • Cost: Free

Two Door Cinema Club

  • What: Two Door Cinema Club continue to travel the world playing to sold out arena crowds. The group is touring in support of their latest album, Gameshow.
  • Where: Orpheum – 884 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 18 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $35-$45

World Travel Book Club for Kids

  • What: Travel from country to country through books that explore food, sports, famous people, holidays and more! The perfect book club if you don’t have time for a long novel, or want to get extra practice with your English. Come talk about books, make new friends and enjoy light snacks. Ages 8-11.
  • Where: Surrey Libraries – Strawberry Hills – 7399 122nd Street, Surrey
  • When: April 18 from 3:15 to 4:15 pm
  • Cost: Free. To register, call 604-5015838.

Leadership Series: Achieving Sustainable Growth with Earls Restaurant

  • What: Guests will hear from Mic Minhas, CFO at Fuller Family, which founded and still owns the Earls Restaurant chain. Earls has now grown to 62 restaurants and remains a private, family-owned business. Enjoy some delicious food and drinks from Earls and learn how the company stays competitive in Canada’s bustling restaurant market.
  • Where: Earls Yaletown Loft – 1095 Mainland St, Vancouver
  • When: April 18 at 5:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, Free for CYP Members, Non-Members: $50 +GST. This event is limited to Members of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade’s Company of Young Professionals program and guests aged 35 and under.

Toads Got Talent Lip Sync Battle Finals

Steel Toad Brewing Company

Image: Steel Toad Brewing Company / Facebook

  • What: Vancouverites lip-synch their hearts out for a chance at great prizes and a $2000 grand prize.
  • Where: Steel Toad Brewing Company – 97 East 2nd, Vancouver
  • When: April 18 from 7 to 9 pm
  • Admission: Free

Creating Video Content – A Social Video Workshop for Entrepreneurs

  • What: Learn how to grow your business and brand using the most powerful and effective tool available to entrepreneurs and business owners. This workshop covers the key steps required to design, create and optimize your videos so you can achieve more exposure and reach more people online and offline. Led by Stuart Candiah.
  • Where: Vancity Credit Union Branch 17 – 5064 Kingsway, Burnaby
  • When: April 18 from 7 to 9 pm
  • Tickets: Online, Free
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