10 things to do in Vancouver: Saturday, April 28

Apr 21 2018, 1:22 am

Time flies when you’re having fun! Get the last weekend of April started with our ten events to enjoy today, Saturday, April 28. Fall For Local Spring Market, Riley Park Farmers’ Market, and more!

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

Fall For Local 2018 Spring Market

Fall For Local Markets/This Is It Studios

  • What: The annual market is bringing more than 85 local vendors together under one roof at The Pipe Shop Building. There will be music pumping throughout the event, free do-it-yourself workshops by Il Fioraio Floral Design that you can take part in, and food trucks on-site to satisfy your cravings. Plus, if you’re one of the first 50 people through the doors (on either event days) you’ll receive a free canvas tote bag full of local goodies!
  • When: Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29, 2018
  • When: 11 am to 5 pm
  • Where: The Pipe Shop Building – 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
  • Admission: Early bird (online) $3 | Regular (on-site) $5 | Free admission for kids 12 and under – Tickets available via Eventbrite

Riley Park Farmers’ Market

  • What: During the summer market season, Riley Park features over 30 vendors each week. Explore a fresh selection of just-picked seasonal fruits and veggies, ethically-raised meats and sustainable seafood, artisanal bread and prepared foods, craft beer, wine, & spirits, handmade craft, and coffee and food trucks.
  • When: Every Saturday from Saturday, April 28 to Saturday, October 27, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Riley Park – 50 East 30th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Picks and Pixels – Art Exhibition

  • What: An exhibition of art from Emily Carr University students. The exhibit name refers to the connection between the rough material, the rock, and the actual colour used in the artworks. Each participant has their own unique way of approaching the exhibition theme – some more literal, some symbolic and abstract, but all have explored alternative ways of creating art.
  • When: Now to 
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Britannia Mine Museum – 1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach
  • Admission: Included in Museum admission

Chef Vij Culinary Arts Workshop

  • What: Budding chefs ages 15 to 18 have an opportunity to explore the culinary arts and restaurant management with Vikram Vij at his My Shanti restaurant, in South Surrey.
  • When: Saturday, Apr 28, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 12:30 pm
  • Where: My Shanti – 15869 Croydon Dr., Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $125

Earth Day at Cambie Community Centre

  • What: Participate in a Community Cleanup (11 am to 12 pm and learn how to make seed paper (12 to 1 pm).
  • When: Saturday, April 28, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 1 pm
  • Where: Cambie Community Centre – 12800 Cambie Road, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Art On The Spot

  • What:  A free event celebrating International Dance Day.
  • When: Saturday, April 28, 2018
  • Time: 11 am
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue Burnaby, BC
  • Admission: Free

Author Reading and Discussion on Anger and Your Mental Health with Jason Lee

  • What: For Independent Bookstore Day, Western Sky Books has invited Jason Lee, author of the book Living with the Dragon, Healing 15,000 Days of Abuse, and Shame for a book reading and discussion on anger and mental health.
  • When: Saturday, April 28, 2018
  • Time: 2 to 3 pm
  • Where: Western Sky Books – 2132-2850 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

Blindside – Stephanie Morin-Robert

  • What: One-eyed comedic performer Stephanie Morin-Robert has turned her glass eye into a superpower, recounting her early life with a disability. A daring and honest one-woman show that has had sold-out performances across Canada and Europe, Blindside takes a closer look at how this interdisciplinary artist overcame her obstacles.
  • When: Now to Saturday, April 28, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Studio 1398 – 1398 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Theatrewire; $25

Brunch: A Comedy Show

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Image: Brunch Comedy / Facebook

  • What: Kerri Donaldson and Allie Entwistle present Brunch: A Comedy Show. They’ve been selected to perform at the Portland Sketch Comedy Festival, Montreal Sketchfest, and Toronto Sketchfest.
  • When: Saturday, April 28, 2018
  • Time: Doors 10 pm
  • Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10


  • What: Firstly, you probably didn’t know that House of Cards showrunner Melissa James Gibson is from Vancouver. Secondly, that Gibson penned her own smart and sexy play, THIS, and will be playing to hometown crowds this month. An “un-romantic comedy,” the script focuses on some familiar-sounding themes: midlife, loneliness, and adultery.
  • When: Saturday, April 28 to Saturday, May 5, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • When: Studio 16 – 1555 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Brown Paper Tickets; $33
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