11 things to do in Vancouver this week: April 27 to May 3

Apr 27 2020, 7:00 am

Can you believe we’re already going into May?

It seems as if February lasted a year while April flew by.

If you’re looking for ways to spend your last week of April, continue physical distancing and check out these eleven fun things to do in Vancouver.

Virtual Magic


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What: If you’re looking for a way to jazz up your next online gathering, hire Camilo the Magician. Based out of Vancouver, Camilo is sure to amaze your friends and family all over the world.

When: Any day
Any time

Brews & Tunes


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What: Join Stanley Park Brewing in celebrating healthcare workers by staying indoors and enjoying an evening of live music and fresh beer. From 7 to 8:30 pm, tune in to Stanley Park Brewing’s Instagram story to enjoy songs and drinks with Brock M. Phillips.

Date: Thursday, April 16
Time: 7 pm

Binge watch some shows 


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What: There’s nothing but time these days, so it’s a perfect time to catch up on your must-watch list. We’ve put together a list of 17 shows to binge-watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney+ if you need some inspiration!

When: Any day
Time: Anytime

Host a fancy date night


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What: When’s the last time you wore a nice suit? When’s the last time you put on a red lipstick? If your answer is anytime longer than three weeks ago, it may be time for a date night. The nice thing about an in-house date night is that you don’t even have to worry about bringing a coat or getting your outfit wet. If you want some fancy foods without the hassle of cooking, you can even support a local business and order in.

Date: Any day
Time: Anytime


What: If you’re missing out on partying with friends, invite them to join you at QuaranTeam: a virtual dance club. Purchase a ticket (by donation) in order to get a Zoom link. This link can then be shared with your friends and family to join you in the 90-minute celebration.

When: Friday, May 1
Time: 7:30 to 9 pm

Live Soccer Skills Clinic with the Vancouver Whitecaps

What: If you’re missing out on sports, join in on an online soccer skills clinic with the Vancouver Whitecaps. All you’ll need is a steady internet connection, a ball, two walls or surfaces to bounce the ball off of, an object to act as a cone, and space to dribble. At 2 pm on Monday to Friday, visit the Whitecaps website to join their skills clinic with Coach Bart Choufour and possibly even a few players. Those who’d like to follow along without being featured on the main screen should turn off their video or watch along on the Whitecaps YouTube.

Date: Monday to Friday
Time: 2 pm

Social Seclusion Live Series

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What: Get ready to rave with Vancouver-based Chachou and Dufster as they lead you into a night of social inclusion. At 7 pm, pop onto Facebook to load up their back-to-back livestream.

Date: Sunday, May 3
Time: 7 pm

Play some online Dungeons and Dragons


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What: Failing being self-isolated with a group of roommates or the family, a lot of people will be looking for ways to pass the time and get some social contact beyond a phone call or a text thread. Enter online Dungeons and Dragons.

Most people think D&D and picture a dining room table surrounded by people and covered with miniatures, and while in-person sessions are fun, there is an entire world of online D&D just waiting to be explored. Here’s how to go about playing a game on Dungeons and Dragons while still physical distancing.

Date: Any day
Time: Anytime

CityFest at Home


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What: With the annual outdoor North Shore CityFest cancelled, organizers decided to keep the spirit of the youth festival alive online. Those aged 13 to 24 are urged to share content on the CityFest Instagram with #CityFestAtHome. Categories for uprising include longboard and skate videos, visual arts photos, performing arts videos, as well as foods posts.

Date: Saturday, May 2
Time: Allday

Weekly Virtual Writing Party 

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What: Join fellow writers as you participate in a ten-minute writing prompt warm-up and hype each other up to write. The hour and a half Zoom session is a great place to ask questions and gain motivation while sharing much needed social interaction.

Date: Friday, May 1
Time: 10 to 11:30 pm

Host a virtual happy hour


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What: With so many video calling apps available, there’s no reason to hold off on your Friday night beer club.

If you or your friends don’t have any beer left in the fridge, don’t fret, switch it out for a cocktail night. We know of where to order fully loaded cocktail kits around the city: Di Beppe, Juke Fried Chicken, Bar Cart, Dalina, Provence Marinaside, and Score on Davie.

Date: Any day
Time: Anytime