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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, April 15

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Daniel Chai Apr 15, 2019 5:00 am

Kickstart your Monday with our rundown of seven things to do in Vancouver today, April 15! We’ve got the Check out Bloom – The Abbotsford Tulip Festival, Morrissey, and more.

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

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BLOOM – The Abbotsford Tulip Festival

What: Over the next few weeks, millions of tulip bulbs will begin to transform into acres of rainbow-coloured fields as part of the popular springtime tradition. The annual festival is once again expected to attract thousands of locals and international tulip lovers for a joyous celebration of natural splendour in a picture-perfect country setting. With over 2.5 million tulips in bloom at various stages throughout the event, visitors are able to walk through 10 acres of fields and marvel at one of the most vivid displays of floral beauty.

When: Daily for as long as the blooms last.
Time: 9 am to 7:30 pm
Where: 36737 North Parallel Road – Abbotsford
Tickets: Online

Heritage Writers’ Group

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What: Start capturing your life story for family and posterity. No preparation required; just bring a pen and paper, or your laptop.

When: Monday, April 15, 2019
Time: 10:30 am to 12 pm
Where: PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives – 150-2248 McAllister Ave., Port Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Vancouver Co-op Radio Day

What: Celebrate Vancouver Co-operative Radio Day by stopping by the studio for an open house. Come by and check out a show being recorded, take a peek at the studios, meet the new Fundraising Coordinator and mingle with friendly staff and volunteers.

When: Monday, April 15, 2019
Time: 10 am to 7 pm
Where: Vancouver Co-op Radio – 370 Columbia Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

RAW Vancouver presents Impact

What: A two day event full of live performances, runway shows, live hair and make-up, accessory design and visual art displays. Support local art and come out to see over 90 talented artists.

When: Now to Monday, April 15, 2019
Time: 7 to 11:30 pm
Where: Celebrities Nightclub – 1022 Davie Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Bed & Breakfast Discussion: lgbtq2+ Stories Onstage

What: Join Arts Club Theatre Company for a free speaker series with the playwright of Bed & Breakfast, Mark Crawford and Dave Deveau, Associate Producer of Zee Zee Theatre. Thinking alongside the Arts Club’s production of Bed & Breakfast, and more largely about LGBTQ2+ theatre in Vancouver and Canada, Mark and Dave will be discussing various aspects of sharing LGBTQ2+ stories onstage. Following a series of questions from Dave, the panel will open up to questions and answer period with Mark and the audience.

When: Monday, April 15, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm
Where: The Backstage Lounge – 1585 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, Free

Adad Hannah – The Decameron Retold

What: Adad Hannah’s, The Decameron Retold, is a newly commissioned artwork by the Richmond Art Gallery based on the 14th-century literary work, The Decameron, by Giovanni Boccaccio. The medieval collection of novellas is comprised of 100 tales told over 10 days by 10 young women and men sequestered in a villa outside of Florence to escape the Black Plague.

When: Now to April 20, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Richmond Cultural Centre – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
Admission: Free

Canadian Film Week 2019

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What: There are 19 films and short programmes spread over 27 screenings (and 9 days) in VIFF’s Canadian Film Week this year, eight of the programmes are directed by women, three films are from Quebec (though only one is in French), and five programmes are by Indigenous filmmakers.

When: Now to Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Vancouver International Film Festival – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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