7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, April 5

Apr 3 2017, 5:32 pm

Happy Hump Day, Vancouver! Have fun with our list of seven things to do today, from a tasty cooking class to the grand opening of The Railway Stage & Beer Cafe.

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

The Railway Stage & Beer Café Grand Opening

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  • What: The Railway Stage & Beer Café (formally Railway Club) is celebrating its grand reopening by throwing a free show by Vancouver rockers The Zolas that night. The RSVP has been closed for the show as of now, though there will be limited tickets at the door. You can also try your luck at winning one of five VIP packages (see here for details).
  • Where: 579 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 5 at 6:30 pm
  • Tickets: Free

Tartine & Maple’s Petits Gateaux; Madeleines, Canneles, and Palmiers

  • What: Learn how to make three French pastries including Madeleines – small génoise (or sponge cake) – Cannelés, and Palmiers. Guests will get to taste everything made during the class along with a savoury welcome snack and a glass of white wine. Recipes and take-home food will also be provided.
  • Where: The Uncommon Cafe, 477 Powell Street, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, April 5 from 2 to 5 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $65

Paul Anthony’s Talent Time Presents Ron Lynch

  • What: Paul Anthony’s Talent Time presents alternative comedy legend Ron Lynch. Plus a mini Talent Time opening act featuring bus driver turned YouTube star, Amrit Bains.
  • Where: Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 5 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $15

A Taste of Italy

  • What: An evening of great food, company, and entertainment in support of Patrick Street Productions. Featuring a three-course Italian meal, live performances by Caleb DiPomponio, Rose McNeil, and Lindsay Warnock, a silent auction and more.
  • Where: Federico’s Supper Club – 1728 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: April 5 at 6 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $75 ($25 donation receipt)

Brewga – Beer & Yoga

  • What: What better a way to relax and stretch out all those tired cycling muscles than with an evening of yoga and local beer? Bring your yoga mat to the Liv shop for a one-hour yoga class, followed with beer provided by Four Winds Brewing Co.
  • Where: Liv cycling Vancouver – 1709 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: April 5 at 6 pm
  • Register: Online, $15 (proceeds donated to Ride like a Girl)

Change in the Making Conference


  • What: Join hundreds of professionals and business owners at Western Canada’s biggest Marketing and PR event – The Change in the Making Conference (CIMC). This is your opportunity to learn from industry leaders and horn in on practical digital marketing skills and trends while building lasting connections within the industry.
  • When: April 5 and 6 from 8:30 am to 6 pm
  • Where: West Coast Railway Heritage Park – 39645 Government Road, Squamish
  • Price: Online, $349.00 – $898.85

BC Book Prizes Soirée 2017

  • What: The Soirée celebrates all the nominated authors for the 2017 BC Book Prizes, as well as the recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and the cash bar while mixing and mingling with the nominees and BC’s vibrant literary community.
  • Where: Emerald Supper Club – 555 Gore Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 5 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Admission: Free
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