7 things to do in Vancouver today: Friday, April 20

Apr 13 2018, 7:14 am

High fives, everyone – we made it to Friday! Fill your time with our rundown of seven fun events happening in Vancouver today. Make It! Vancouver, 420 Celebrations, and more are all happening.

For more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.

40th Annual Vancouver Greek Food Fest

Vancouver Greek Food Fest

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  • What: The Greek Food Fest features exciting performances, delicious food, and lots of kef. Get your fill of baklava, spanakopita, and tzatziki sauce in this celebration of everything Greek!
  • When: Friday, April 20 to Sunday, April 22, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Hellenic Community of Vancouver – 4500 Arbutus Street, Vancouver

420 Vancouver

  • What: On Friday, April 20, people from all walks of life will once again gather at Sunset Beach to celebrate their love for cannabis at the annual 420 Vancouver celebration. The event, which isn’t permitted or sanctioned by the City of Vancouver, usually attracts around 25,000 people each year.
  • When: Friday, April 20, 2018
  • Time: 12 pm to 8 pm
  • Where: Sunset Beach – 1204 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Make It! Vancouver 2018

  • What: Make It! is set to feature more than 180 Canadian artists, crafters, and makers, who will be selling gorgeous handcrafted items. It’s an atmospheric shopping environment where you’ll find something for everyone with accessories, jewellery, clothing, art, home decor, food, items for kids, and much more for sale.
  • When: Friday, April 20 to Sunday, April 22, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: PNE Forum – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $3 – $6 | Kids under 12 are free – available via Picatic

Five Alarm Funk

Image: Five Alarm Funk

  • What: The Vancouver-based band is eight men strong and over a decade deep into a career that has seen it release six acclaimed albums and burn up stages across the country on six national tours. Featuring guest DJ Shub.
  • When: 
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom– 867 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

True or Fish? After Hours Trivia Night at Vancouver Aquarium

  • What: Bringing audiences to their feet with breathtaking renditions of iconic works from Ben E. King’s Stand By Me, to Pharrell’s Happy, the most-awarded a cappella group in history will make their Vancouver debut. The multi-platinum selling ensemble led by founder Claude McKnight (elder brother to Brian) promise to “bring down the house” with their signature blend of gospel, jazz, R&B, and pop.
  • When: Friday, April 20, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 10 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $27 for members and $35 for non-members – Available via Vancouver Aquarium

Infused Fine Dining Series Pop-up

  • What: Travis Petersen (The Nomad Cook) and Chef Evan Elman (Dinner In The Sky) are putting on a THC-Infused Fine Dining Series which aims the celebrate 420 with a two-day pop-up restaurant. The brunch selections will feature mimosas, juice, coffee, and the three-course chef’s menu. Lunch and dinner service boasts a glass of welcome bubbles upon arrival and dishes such as bay scallops, espresso rubbed duck breast, and seared lamb to name a few. While the location of the restaurant where the 420-weekend pop-up is not out in the open just yet, ticketholders will become privy to this info before the day of their scheduled THC-infused feast.
  • When: Friday, April 20 to Sunday, April 22, 2018
  • When: Various times
  • Where: A restaurant in Downtown Vancouver
  • Tickets: $70 – $120, buy online

Missed Connections Vancouver

  • What: Improvisors read real Craigslist “missed connections” and create the rest of the story. Presented by Sour Dog Theatre.
  • When: Friday, April 20, 2018
  • Time: 10 pm
  • Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $15
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