7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, April 19

Apr 17 2017, 8:08 pm

Happy Hump Day, Vancouver! Take a break with with Daily Hive’s list of seven things to do today, from Canada Film Day to John Mayer.

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

John Mayer

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  • What: The Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter returns to the city with his “Search for Everything World Tour”. Mayer’s 2017 tour marks the first solo trek for the bluesy pop heartthrob since 2014. The tour should be a hit for Mayer fans, as each concert will include a full band, solo acoustic and John Mayer Trio sets of music.
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: April 19 at 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $39-$115

CEO Breakfast with David Labistour of Mountain Equipment Co-op

  • What: Join the UBC Sauder Club of Vancouver for an exclusive CEO Breakfast with the CEO of Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), David Labistour, to hear about his journey to running one of Canada’s top outdoor retail businesses.
  • Where: YWCA Metro Vancouver, Welch Room 1, 4th Floor – 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 19 from 7:15 to 8:45 am
  • Tickets: Online, $20

Sustainable Food Systems in Surrey

  • What: A stimulating evening of information and conversation. Village Surrey and the Surrey White Rock Food Action Coalition are hosting Dr. Kent Mullinix from Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Institute for Sustainable Food System.
  • Where: City Centre Library – 10350 University Drive, Surrey
  • When: April 19 from 6 to 8:30 pm
  • Cost: Free

Osoyoos Oyster Festival

  • What: The sixth annual Osoyoos Oyster Festival returns to the South Okanagan from April 19 to 23. Featuring South Okanagan wines, ciders, beers, and spirits and of course an outstanding selection of oysters from across Canada. The five-day celebration of all things oysters consists of three big parties and a series of partner events.
  • Where: A variety of venues in Osoyoos
  • When: April 19 to 23
  • Tickets: Individual event tickets and festival packages can all be purchased via Destination Osoyoos

Vancouver Jewish Film Centre – National Canada Film Day 150

  • What: Vancouver Jewish Film Centre celebrates National Canada Film Day 150 with free screenings of Barney’s Version and Weirdos
  • Where: Fifth Avenue Cinemas – 2110 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 19 at 6:30 pm and 9 pm
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Love Letters + Heart Wills


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  • What: Inside a thoughtful and dynamic group process and with support, ease and great company, you’ll reflect on your life and get equipped to create lasting messages for those you love.
  • When: April 19 from 6:30 to 9 pm
  • Where: Mountain View Cemetrary – 5455 Fraser Street, Vancouver
  • Cost: $25

Creator Talk with Atom Egoyan

  • What: A talk and Q&A with Victoria-raised director Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter, Exotica, Ararat, Remember). Actor Bruce Greenwood, who stars in the The Sweet Hereafter, will also join the Q&A as a special guest.
  • Where: Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 19 at 9 pm
  • Tickets: Free, Standby only. Tickets will be issued on a first come/first serve basis.
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