7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, April 30

Apr 27 2018, 1:07 am

So long, April – thanks for the memories! From a photography exhibition to a cooking class, here are seven fun events to check out today, April 30.

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

Stop Overdose Surrey: Connection Saves Lives

  • What: Stop Overdose Surrey: Connection Saves Lives is a series of events happening across Surrey that will provide information for the general public on how to be a part of the solution to the opioid overdose crisis. Attendees will learn how to reduce the stigma and isolation that are driving the overdose crisis and how to have compassionate conversations related to substance use with family, friends and colleagues. Attendees will also hear Kajan Johnson’s story of perseverance and how he became a mixed martial arts star. Take Home Naloxone kits and training will also be available.
  • When: Monday, April 30, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Where: City Centre Library – 10350 University Dr, Surrey
  • Admission: Free, seating is limited, no registration required

Escape Photography Exhibition by Fang Tong

  • What: Fang Tong’s Escape series continues her subjective and movie-narrative style with a little more romance and humour.
  • When: Now to Monday, April 30, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Lipont Art Centre – 4211 No. 3 Road, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Growing West Coast Vegetables and Flowers

  • What: Are you wondering what will do best in your garden this year? Members of the South Burnaby Garden Club will share their experiences of successful vegetable and flower growing in our West Coast climate. Tips on choices of plants, how best to grow them, and other common gardening questions will be addressed.
  • When: 
  • Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Public Library – Bob Prittie Branch – 6100 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free, seating is limited and registration is required. Register online, at any BPL information desk, or by phone at 604-436-5400.

Last Monday at the Movies: The Florida Project

  • What: Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.
  • When: Monday, April 30, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Massey Theatre – 735 Eighth Avenue, New Westminster
  • Tickets: Online, $8-$9

Creating a Sustainable Food System on the North Shore

  • What: Learn about the role of North Shore municipalities in implementing Metro Vancouver’s Regional Food System Action Plan and local projects that are helping to create a sustainable food system on the North Shore, including Table Matters and the Edible Garden Project.
  • When: Monday, April 30, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: North Vancouver City Library, 3rd Floor Program Room – 120 14th Street, North Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Adorning expressions: art jewellery conversations Andy Cooperman

  • What: The 2018 Art of Craft Lectures provides lovers of fashion, art jewellery, and those who see their bodies as a canvas for self-expression with an opportunity to explore the art jewellery scene in Canada today. The first of three lectures features Seattle artist, Andy Cooperman, a metalsmith, educator, and writer that works from his Seattle studio where he builds jewellery and objects for exhibitions and private clients.
  • When: Monday, April 30, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Annex Theatre – 823 Seymour St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $15-$40

Cooking With Vegetarian Dishes

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  • What: Learn how to prepare a delicious meal from scratch at Young Ideas’ monthly Cooking With workshops. Eight participants learn how to cook an appetizer, main course, and dessert, then sit down at a long table to enjoy the meal together. 
  • When: Monday, April 30, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Where: Gordon Neighbourhood House – 1019 Broughton Street
  • Admission: $2. Reserve a spot by emailing [email protected], calling 604-683-2554, or paying in person at the Gordon Neighbourhood House front desk.
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