7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, April 12

Apr 10 2017, 5:35 pm

Welcome back, Wednesday! Let’s keep the good times rolling with Daily Hive’s list of seven things to do today, from a Disney classic to a bear safety seminar.

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

Tulips of the Valley Festival 2017

Tulip field at Tulip of the Valley Festival

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  • What: The Tulips of the Valley Festival is a partnership with Onos Greenhouses, which owns and grows the festival tulips, then uses the bulbs to produce tulips for sale in Western Canada. Onos Greenhouses leases the tulip fields from a local farmer in Chilliwack, working in partnership with the farmer to showcase the beautiful fields to the community. Due to the Spring weather (or lack thereof ) this year, the best tulip blooming dates are anticipated to be later in the month.
  • Where: 41310 Yale Road, Chilliwack
  • When: April 12 to 30. Mondays from 9 am to 6 pm, Tuesdays to Wednesdays from 2 to 6 pm, Thursdays to Sundays from 9 am to 6 pm
  • Tickets: Online, weekdays $8 at the fields or $6.50 online, weekend and holidays $10 at the fields or $8 online

Seasons Music & Arts Festival

  • What: Seasons Electronic Music Festival will be returning to Metro Vancouver from April 12 to 16. Over the course of the festival, Seasons presents concerts, club shows, label showcases, demos, panels, lectures, and interactive visuals & art installations, culminating in a fully immersive, two-day main event at the Pacific Coliseum.
  • Where: Pacific Coliseum and various other Downtown venues
  • When: April 12 to 16
  • Tickets: Online, $20-$169.50

Getting It Done! – Effective Productivity Strategies Seminar

  • What: Join the Burnaby Board of Trade and Scott Friesen of Simpletivity for Getting It Done!an interactive seminar on effective task management strategies to help you get and stay focused, organized and efficient.
  • When: April 12 from 8:30 to 10 am
  • Where: Best Western Plus Coquitlam Inn & Convention Centre – 319 North Rd, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online, $10 (BBOT members) or $25 (non-BBOT members)

Big Shiny Skits

  • What: Blind Tiger presents a Best of Sketch show from the sketch group Childless Idiots. Directed by Caitlin Howden.
  • Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: April 12 and 14 at 9 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $5

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

  • What: Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love, plus some surprising new twists.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 11 to 16
  • Tickets: Online

Bear Essentials

  • What: A free seminar with bear expert Tom Saare, chair of the North Shore Black Bear Society. Tom will share practical tips for effectively managing bear attractants, and responding to bear encounters safely.
  • When: April 12 from 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Inlet Theatre – 100 Newport Dr, Port Moody
  • Admission: Free


Image: David Cooper

  • What: Redpatch is a historical drama that focuses on a young Métis solider from the Nuu-chah-nulth nation of Vancouver Island who volunteers to fight for Canada in the First World War. Set in both Canada and the battlefields of France, Redpatch follows the experiences of this young solider as he endures the horrors of war.
  • Where: Studio 16 – 1551 West 7th, Vancouver
  • When: April 12 to 16
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$33
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