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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, April 1

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Daniel Chai Apr 01, 2019 5:00 am 467

Get your new month off on the right foot with these seven events happening in Vancouver today, April 1! Check out VCC Jazz Night, The Laugh Gallery, and more.

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

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Lynne Cohen: These Walls

What: Lynne Cohen is best known for her photographs of institutional interior spaces. Generally inaccessible to the public, these spaces include medical laboratories, private offices, factories, shooting ranges and military installations. This exhibition features work from the 1970s through to the early 2000s, and is the first time in several decades that Cohen’s work has been exhibited in Western Canada.

When: Now to April 21, 2019. Closed Mondays and stat holidays
Time: Various times
Where: Burnaby Art Gallery – 6344 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Suggested donation is $5

Kaurs in the Arts: A Panel Discussion

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What: For the 2019 season, women can ski and snowboard at Mt Seymour for $15, with $7.50 from every lift ticket going to The Bloom Group. Men are welcome to come out and enjoy the evening as well, with lift tickets for men from 5 to 10 pm for $35. The Bloom Group have been providing social services in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside for over 50 years, including low-barrier shelters for women and children. Drinks and food specials are being served in the Rock Chute from 5 pm onwards with trivia and games for prizes and giveaways at 8 pm.

When: Monday, April 1, 2019
Times: Doors 6:30 pm, panel at 7 pm
Where: BMO Theatre Centre – 162 W 1st Ave, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, Free

Edges of East Van Photography Exhibition

What: A set of imagery that captures random moments that explore the passage of time. Tamar’s photographs touch on the mundane, nostalgic, sometimes fleeting instances which challenge our memories. This work helps us discover remnants of past lives and present a contrast between the softer and harder edges of East Van.

When: Opening reception on April 1. Exhibition up from April 1 to April 30, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: The Drive Coffee Bar – 1670 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Admission: Free

The Performer Behind the Performance: The Hidden Psychological Hazards of a Performing Career

What: Practice your drawing skills and let your creativity be inspired by dancers and life models posing in either costumes or plain clothes in the Roundhouse Exhibition Hall. These public sessions, presented in partnership with the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, are open to all skill levels, are free, and require no pre-registration. Sketching paper, pencils, and other supplies are available for participants to borrow.

When: Monday, April 1, 2019
Time: 8 to 9 pm
Where: Green College, UBC – 6201 Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver
More Info: Online

VCC Jazz Night

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What: The Swingin’ Pre-Bop Nonet and VCC Jazz Orchestra are downtown for an evening of jubilant swing. Directed by James Danderfer, these high-calibre jazz ensembles perform back to back featuring the music of Benny Goodman, Sidney Bechet, Duke Ellington and more. Dancing welcome. 

When: Monday, April 1, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Alice MacKay Room in the Lower Level of the Central Library – 350 West Georgia, Vancouver
Admission: Free

The Slocan Ramblers

What: The Slocan Ramblers (2019 Juno Award nominees) are Canada’s bluegrass band to watch. With a reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and an uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan, The Slocans have been winning over audiences from Merlefest to RockyGrass and everywhere in between. Presented by The Pacific Bluegrass and Old Time Music Society.

When: Monday, April 1, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Anza Club – 3 West 8th Ave. Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $20-$25

The Laugh Gallery with Graham Clark

What: Vancouver comedian Graham Clark (of CBC’s The Debaters fame) hosts one of the longest-running stand-up shows in town at The Havana Theatre. Featuring a new line-up of comics each Month.

When: Every Monday
Time: 9 pm
Address: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Admission: $5

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