10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, April 27

Apr 25 2019, 1:24 pm

This weekend we’ve got the Vancouver Opera Festival, Vancouver Whitecaps, and more! Fill your Saturday schedule with these 10 great things to do on April 27, 2019.

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

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Third annual Vancouver Opera Festival

What: Explore the theme of Fairy Tales & Fables April 27 to May 5 at the Vancouver Opera Festival, presented by BMO. The third-annual Vancouver Opera Festival kicks off on April 27 with Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella) at 2 pm and Gounod’s Faust at 7:30 pm. Festival-goers will also get to see Faust, which is the pinnacle of 19th-century French opera.

Vancouver Opera is also welcoming everyone to their Party on the Plaza on April 28, a full day of free community stage performances, workshops, and activities at šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn (formerly QET Plaza). The open house includes live circus performances from CircusWest, backstage tours of Queen Elizabeth Theatre and performances by the Roaming Diva. Highlighting this year’s festival is the world premiere of Brian Current’s The River of Light, a co-production with the Vancouver Bach Choir on May 3 for one performance only.

When: April 27 to May 5, 2019
Where: Various locations; check out the Festival Guide
Time: Various times
Tickets: Various prices depending on show, available at Vancouver Opera; Vancouver Opera Ticket Centre 604-683-0222

Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival

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What: Featuring 28 handpicked food trucks from the Greater Vancouver Area, live music, artisan market, children activities and more. Get your eat on!

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Inlet Park – 3000 Murray Street, Port Moody
Admission: Free

Earth Day at Hamilton Community Centre

What: Head to Hamilton Centre for a family-friendly event with a neighbourhood cleanup that includes a free electric shredder, crafts and junk disposal by donation. Rock Art Canada will also be leading rock painting.

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 10:30 am to 12 pm
Where: Hamilton Community Centre – 5140 Smith Drive, Richmond
Admission: Free

Home & Decor Lifestyle Expo 2019

What: The Home Decor & Lifestyle Expo 2019 offers attendees the opportunity to see first-hand consumer lifestyle and product trends for all areas of the home, both inside and out, under one roof. The fair will feature giftware, kitchenware, electronics, realtors, insurance, immigration, security, information technology, decor, furniture and housewares.

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Punjab Banquet Hall – 8166 128 St, Surrey
Admission: Free

Art On The Spot

What: A free event celebrating International Dance Day.

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 11 am
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue Burnaby, BC
Admission: Free

Welcome Ramadan, Celebrate Eid!

What: Welcome Ramadan, the holy month of fasting in the Islamic calendar. Learn about the meaning of Ramadan and enjoy family activities including calligraphy, crafts, henna tattoos, and more. This event is held in partnership with the City of Richmond, Touchstone Family Association, Welcome Ramadan & Eid Celebration Committee, and BC Muslim Art House.

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 12 to 4 pm
Where: Richmond Public Library Brighouse Branch – 100-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
Admission: Free

Let’s Try This Standing

What: Seven years ago, Gillian was hit by an SUV. She was on the sidewalk. Now, Gillian is a professional theatre artist. Let’s Try This Standing is about shitting on nurses, having sex with atrophied muscles, and being massaged by a therapist as he eats a bagel. It doesn’t offer easy answers, but it does give attendees a chance to be in a room together and be honest about how okay we are.

When: Now to Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Ariana Grande

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What: International pop star Ariana Grande is back on the road for her biggest tour yet and stops at Rogers Arena on April 27, 2019. Grande is on tour supporting her latest album Sweetener, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Album chart.

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancity Richmond Clothing Fix it

What: Bring your clothes that need to be repaired and a team of expert fixers will show you how you can repair the clothes yourself. Sewing machines, threads, needles and all sewing supplies will be provided on site. No experience necessary and all are welcome.

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: Vancity Blundell Centre community branch – 6020 Blundell Rd Unit 130, Richmond,
Register: Online, Free

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Philadelphia Union

What: Vancouver Whitecaps take on the Philadelphia Union on April 27 at BC Place.

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver International Children’s Festival Trivia Night #10 – Fundraiser to support VICF Hospital Program

What: Grab a team together and prepare to answer questions around general knowledge, sports, music, logos, books, movies, etc. Prizes will be awarded to the top team. A raffle and silent auction will also be present, as well as a cash bar and snacks. Funds raised will go to VICF’s Hospital Outreach Program.

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, trivia at 8 pm
Location: Loungeworks Showroom – 130 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $22

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

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