10 things to do in Vancouver: Saturday, April 21

Apr 17 2018, 9:07 pm

Saturday, Saturday, Saturday! So nice we had to say it thrice!

Get your weekend going with our list of ten events to enjoy today, April 21. Surrey Vaisakhi Day Parade, Record Store Day, and more.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Vaisakhi Day Parade

  • What: Everyone is welcome at the annual Vaisakhi Day Parade, featuring cultural floats, community performers and live music. To pay tribute to the harvest celebration roots of the parade, attendees are given free food and drink from hundreds of local residents and businesses.
  • When: Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 6 pm
  • Where: Parade starts at Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar – 12885 85 Ave, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

2018 Earth Day Parade & Festival

  • What: The 8th annual Earth Day Parade begins at Grandview Highway and Commercial Drive, and marches its way down to Grandview Park where the festivities begin. The festival features a Kids Zone, scavenger hunts, smoothie bike demonstrations and more.
  • When: Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Time: Parade at 1 pm, Celebration at 1:30 pm
  • Where: Commercial Drive and Grandview Park – 1657 Charles Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

The Beaches

  • What: Canadian alt-rock band The Beaches bring the Late Show Tour to VENUE with guest Taylor Knox.
  • When: Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7 pm
  • Where: VENUE – 881 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20

Rotary International Food Festival 2018

  • What: The sixth annual event features food from the Caribbean, India, China, Mexico, Greece, Italy, and Japan. Culinary delights are prepared in partnership with members of the Rotary Club of Burnaby and students of the ACE-IT training program. All foods will be prepared by ACE-IT students, under the supervision of the Chef Stephen Wade.
  • When: Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Central Secondary School – 6011 Deer Lake Pkwy, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$43

The Gateway Show

  • What: Stand-up comedians take to the stage and tell their best jokes, then go to an undisclosed location to get way too high, then come back to the stage and attempt to tell more jokes completely baked. Hosted by Erin Ingle, and featuring Ivan Decker, Fatima Dhowre, Myles Weber (MTV, Popular Science, and Sophie Buddle.
  • When: Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Rickshaw Theatre – 254 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Nine Dragons

  • What: A stylish murder mystery set in 1920s colonial Hong Kong. Nine Dragons is a compelling exploration of race and prejudice in a colonial society. On the surface, Tommy Lam is obsessed with tracking down a killer in his native Kowloon. In immersing himself in the opulent and lurid world of Victor Fung, however, Tommy finds himself investigating the mystery of his own identity.
  • When: Now to Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Gateway Theatre – 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $35-$55

Earth Day at Hamilton Community Centre

  • What: Assemble a team from your organization, invite their families and help clean up the neighbourhood.The event includes crafts with Explore a Green World, junk disposal by donation, refreshments, and prizes. Participants will be entered to win a $50 City of Richmond recreation gift card.
  • When: Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Time: 10 to 11:30 am
  • Where: Hamilton Community Centre – 5140 Smith Dr, Richmond
  • Admission: Free. Email zme[email protected] to register your team by April 19.

Collected Traces and Still Here Co. ERASGA

  • What: Co. ERASGA’s newest ensemble creation recalls and traces the transcendent principle of the body’s relationship to indigenous traditional arts. Choreographed by critically acclaimed Vancouver choreographer Alvin Erasga Tolentino, Collected Traces and Still Here features seven outstanding dancers from Vancouver and Manila.
  • When: Now to Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue Burnaby, BC
  • Tickets: Online, $15-$36

Babes Who Brunch

  • What: The April edition of Babes Who Brunch will be featuring boss babe Marissa Grootes, CEO & Principal Designer of STIL Classics as the keynote speaker. Beyond the raw conversation, there is, of course, delicious brunch time eats and sips, making it the perfect start to your Saturday.
  • When: Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 1 pm
  • Where: Luppolo Brewing Co. – 1123 Venables St., Vancouver
  • Admission: $51.25 per person; buy online

Record Store Day

Record Store Day


  • What: Vinyl record enthusiasts are invited to celebrate independent record stores all over the world as part of Record Store Day. Here in Vancouver, vinyl collectors can look forward to parties, in-store performances, and special releases from bands old and new.
  • When: Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Time: Times vary by record shop
  • Where: Record stores throughout the city
  • Admission: Free
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