10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, April 6

Apr 4 2019, 1:43 am

Get the first weekend of April going with these 10 fun events happening on Saturday, April 6. Check out International Pillow Fight Day, Gerry Dee, and more!

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

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International Pillow Fight Day

What: On April 6, massive pillow fights will be taking place around the world as part of International Pillow Fight Day. Vancouver will be taking part in the swinging and whacking again this year and is hosting its own brawl at the Vancouver Art Gallery at 3 pm. In past years, hundreds of Vancouverites have flocked to Vancouver’s downtown core, armed with goose-down and ready to take on fellow pillow-wielding assailants. For everyone’s safety, make sure to use soft pillows only, and swing them lightly. As with any pillow fight, PJs are welcome.

When: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 3 pm
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

BC Distilled Festival 2019

BC Distilled

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What: Canada’s biggest artisan and micro-distillery event, BC Distilled Festival brings together 40 distilleries from across the province – veterans and newbies alike – to give attendees the chance to interact and taste samples from each and every one of them if they are up for it. BC Distilled has several unique features to look forward to in addition to the tasting, such as The Legacy Liquor pop-up shop, which will offer the best selection of BC spirits anywhere in the province. Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS) will be offering tickets to a 50/50 draw as well.

When: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: Main tasting at 6 pm
Where: Croatian Cultural Centre – 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: buy online

Bridal Fashion Week in Vancouver

What: The Vancouver extravaganza at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel brings together leading fashion designers and high-end vendors all under the same roof, making it a one-stop shop for inspiration and planning. Opening night on April 6 features a grand VIP dinner gala hosted at the luxury hotel near Canada Place.

This is one wedding event you do not want to miss. BFWC will feature leading bridal designers and jewellers from Canada, USA, UK, UAE, India and Pakistan — showcasing their unique collections. Brides who register online also get a chance to win giveaways worth more than $30,000.

When: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Where: Fairmont Waterfront, 900 Canada Place, Vancouver
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Tickets: $10-15, available online

Luminescence IV Closing Event

What: Mind-bending optical illusions are just part of the story, the professional jam of the artists exhibiting is another. The evening event features one last chance to see the fire-breathing dragon by local icon Rom Simmer and live music from two amazing musicians: Eddie Lam & Leonard Pallerstein! The Berzerkatroid Dragon will be breathing fire on-site during the Luminescence IV closing event.

When: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Deer Lake Gallery – 6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online, Free

Comedy Night at Elements Casino Surrey featuring Jane Stanton

What: Elements Casino Surrey welcomes the hilarious Jane Stanton to headline Fraser Valley Comedy’s monthly comedy night.

When: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 7 to 9:30 pm
Where: Elements Casino Surrey – 17755 60 Avenue, Surrey
Tickets: Online, $10

Vancouver Digital Entertainment Career Fair 2019

What: The Vancouver Economic Commission’s (VEC) annual Digital Entertainment Career Fair returns to downtown Vancouver on April 6, 2019. Over 50 companies and schools are expected to be present at the free one-day job fair, which is billed by organizers as the largest hiring event for the digital entertainment industry in North America. This event was attended by over 3,000 people in 2018. This year, employers present at the job fair are looking to fill over 400 positions, with attendees being provided with an opportunity to meet face-to-face with people who will be handling applications.

When: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre East (Canada Place) — 999 Canada Place Way, Vancouver
Cost: Register online for free or on-site upon arrival

KidPreneur Market Day Expo

What: Build a Biz Kids students show off their businesses as they launch them for the 1st time. There will be lots of tasty treats, fun gift ideas and crazy inventions plus activities & inspiration for the whole family.

When: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 12 to 4 pm
Where: The City of Lougheed (Lougheed Town Centre) – Austin Avenue & North Road, Burnaby. Top Floor between Wal-Mart and the Food Court.
Admission: Free

Seedy Saturday

What: Spring is in full bloom at Seedy Saturday. Whether you’re a budding green thumb or expert seed saver, there’s something for everyone at Stewart Farm House’s annual seed and plant sale. Purchase heirloom seeds and plants from local vendors, swap and exchange seeds, and chat with gardening experts.

When: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Stewart Farm House – 13723 Crescent Rd, Surrey
Admission: Free

Gerry Dee

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What: Gerry Dee celebrates 20 years of stand-up Canadian comedy at The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts with special guest Ivan Decker.

When: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts – 777 Homer Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

New West Farmers Winter Market

What: The market features farm-fresh produce, plants, quality crafts from local artists and artisans, gourmet prepared foods, community information, live entertainment, and more.

When: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Belmont Street between 6th Street and 7th Street, New Westminster
Admission: Free

BC Uncorked Wine & Food Festival

What: Try over 55 BC Wineries at the 12th Annual BC Uncorked. Attendees can also expect food from over 12 local restaurants, caterers, and food vendors.

When: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Anvil Centre – 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Price: $75; buy online

Mine & Yours x Maggie May

What: Are you wanting to customize your favourite jacket for summer?! Mine & Yours have invited Maggie May to join us for an evening in store to make that magic happen. Enjoy good tunes, some rosé, and one free small Maggie May design with a purchase of $75 or more. Use it on an item purchased in-store or bring in one of your favourite pieces from home.

When: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 4 to 7 pm
Where: Mine & Yours – 1025 Howe St, Vancouver
More Info: Online

WHL Playoffs – Vancouver Giants vs Victoria Royals

What: Vancouver Giants take on the Victoria Royals in Game 2, Round 2 of WHL Playoff action at Langley Events Centre.

When: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
Tickets: Online