10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, April 15

Apr 14 2017, 6:28 pm

Don’t sleep the long weekend away! Get out to enjoy the plethora of fun events in Vancouver today. From Vaisakhi Parade to Alice In Wonderland Burlesque, here are 10 things to do in Vancouver this Saturday, April 15.

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

Choir! Choir! Choir! at the Vancouver Planetarium

David Bowie shrine in Brixton, London (chrisdorney/Shutterstock)

David Bowie shrine in Brixton, London (chrisdorney/Shutterstock)

  • What: Choir! Choir! Choir! will be filling the Vancouver Planetarium with music on April 15, with 250 spots per show open for those wishing to join in on Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here or David Bowie’s Space Oddity.
  • Where: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 15 at 5:30 and 8 pm
  • Tickets: $18.50, at universe.com for Wish You Were Here and Space Oddity

Easter Weekend at McArthurGlen

  • What: Easter weekend at McArthurGlen is packed full of festive fun. Take part in an interactive denim workshop on April 15 with Wen-Chee Liu, assistant designer at Jason Matlo, who will be showcasing insider tips and tricks for denim reform to help get your wardrobe Spring ready. Then hop on over to enjoy Audi Richmond’s VIP event featuring their newest Sport models on April 16. Plus take part in an Egg-cellent Treasure Hunt from April 14 to 18.
  • Where: McArthurGlen – 1000 – 7899 Templeton Station Road, Richmond
  • When: April 14 to 18
  • Tickets for Denim Forever Workshop: Online, $10

VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Great A-Mazing Egg Hunt

  • What: Take part in the 9th Annual A-Maze-ing Egg Hunt at VanDusen Botanical Garden. Afterwards, enjoy some fun crafts and activities or check out the yummy food selections and explore the beauty in our 55 acre garden.
  • Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 15 and 16
  • TicketsOnline , $6.25-$12

Nochella at the Biltmore

  • What: Can’t make it to Coachella? Don’t sweat it because NITE*MOVES is turning The Biltmore Cabaret into a desert oasis. Featuring Can I live Dj’s, Simoniz, Bernie Lomax and Sir Prance-A-lot playing 2017 Coachella acts all night long.
  • Where: The Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 15 from 10:30 pm to 2 am
  • Tickets: Online, $9.99

Easter Bunny Fest 2017

  • What: Rabbitats’ annual Easter Bunny Fest features herds of rescued rabbits in Rabbitville, their own colourful little rabbit village. Enjoy Easter crafts, face painting, games and more.
  • Where: Rabbitats – 13340 Smallwood Place, Richmond
  • When: April 15 from 11 am to 4 pm
  • Admission: Free

Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade 2017

Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade (Image: Aziz Dhamani)

  • What: A day that marks the anniversary of one of Sikhism’s most important events, the establishment of Khalsa in 1699. Close to 350,000 people are thought to have attended last year’s Vaisakhi Parade, making it the biggest parade in Vancouver. Parade-goers can enjoy East Indian music, thousands of people in beautiful traditional clothing, and free food including curry lunches, ice cream, and more tasty treats.
  • When: April 15 from 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Starts at Ross Street Temple – 8000 Ross Street, Vancouver
  • Cost: Free

Girls Rock Camp Vancouver Fundraiser at Grand Luxe Hall

  • What: Supermoon, Ashley Shadow, BB, Scum Laude and Old Girl team-up for a massive fundraiser. All proceeds will be donated to Girls Rock Camp Vancouver, a non-profit organization that runs a week long summer camp for female identifying youths age 8 to 17.
  • Where: Grand Luxe Hall – 303 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: April 15 from 6 to 10 pm
  • Register: Online, $10-$20

Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival – Cloverdale

  • What: Featuring 25 hand-picked food trucks, an artisan market, live music by The Pop Junkies, face painting and more.
  • Where: Cloverdale Rodeo – 6050A 176th Street, Surrey
  • When: April 8 from 10 pm to 3 am
  • Admission: Free

Recharge 2017

  • What: Recharge is an emerging art showcase and fundraising party where you get to choose which project your money goes towards. The goal of ReCharge is to bring ideas, sketches & models to the Vancouver community for inspiration, encouragement, and financial support. Part dance party, part wild science fair, ReCharge helps artists bring life to projects heading to Burning Man and Regional events.
  • Where: Croatian Cultural Centre – 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: April 15 from 7 pm to 1 am
  • Tickets: Online, $25 plus processing fees

Alice In Wonderland Burlesque

  • What: Celebrating the debut of Vancouver Burlesque at the Red Gate Revue Stage on Granville Island, April O’Peel presents Alice in Wonderland Burlesque. Head down the rabbit hole in this burlesque re-imagining of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale of nonsense and fantasy. The cast of classic characters from the whimsical world of Wonderland bring a magical, imaginative and sexy twist to one of the most beloved stories of all time.
  • Where: The Red Gate Revue Stage – 1601 Johnston Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 15 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $20
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