10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, April 7

Apr 4 2019, 1:47 am

No matter the weather, Vancouver is a fun place to be! Here are 10 fun things to do on Sunday, April 7. Check out the Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival, Weezer and Pixies, and more!

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

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3rd Annual Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival

What: In its third year running, the festival celebrates the arrival of spring and the blooming of cherry blossoms. The festival, situated right beside the Fraser River, includes a day full of Japanese music, as well as traditional Japanese food and activities. Attendees can also expect traditional Japanese dance, Taiko drumming, and a number of talented musicians.

When: Sunday, April 7
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Garry Point Park – 12011 Seventh Avenue, Richmond
Admission: Free

Weezer & Pixies

What: Weezer and Pixies are teaming up for a North American spring tour. They perform at Rogers Arena on April 7 with special guests BASEMENT.

When: Sunday, April 7
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Birding for Beginners

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What: Learn bird-watching basics and strategies for identifying birds. Enjoy an outdoor walk to get to know the birds at the park. Ages 13+. Registration is required.

When: Sunday, April 7
Time: 9 am to 11 am
Where: Colony Farm Regional Park, Port Coquitlam
Admission: Free, register online

KaurVotes: Sikh Women in Politics Panel

What: In time for the 2019 federal election, the World Sikh Organization is launching KaursVote, a new initiative to encourage and promote Sikh women engagement in the political and democratic arena. Sikh Women in Politics is a cross-country panel series exploring the challenges faced by, and successes achieved by, female Sikh political organizers from campaign war rooms to government.

When: Sunday, April 7
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Where: Strawberry Hill Library — 7399 122 Street, Surrey
RSVP: Online

Bardia’s Dinner Series

What: Head chef of Farmer’s Apprentice Bardia Ilbeiggi invites folks to a Persian spring food feast, which he’ll be making with his mom and dad. Expect family-style eats like salad, herbed rice, grilled fish, pickles, charcoal grilled bread, Persian lime tarts and more.

When: Sunday, April 7
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Grapes & Soda – 1541 W 6th Avenue, Vancouver
Price: $58; buy online

Eastside Flea

What: Eastside Flea is a modern-day flea market that takes place bi-weekly in Vancouver, BC. Each event hosts over 50 local vendors selling diverse goods from handmade independent maker wares to vintage clothing, collectibles, plants, artisan eats and more. You’ll also find food trucks, live vinyl deejays, pinball, an outdoor courtyard, and more.

When: Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Location: The Ellis Building – 1024 Main Street, Vancouver
Admission: $3

Reel 2 Real Film Festival

What: Through public screenings, hands-on workshops, interactive panel discussions, and public forums, Reel 2 Real is dedicated to showing the best in culturally diverse, authentic programming for youth. Highlights this year include the Canadian premiere of Mia and the White Lion (France), the Canadian premiere of A First Farewell (China), and the North American premiere of Makuko (Japan).

When: Sunday, April 7 to Saturday, April 13
Time: Various times
Location: Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour St., and Roundhouse Community Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews
Tickets: Online

Paella Dinner at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

What: Boulevard’s popular Paella Dinner is back this month. Guests will enjoy the traditional Spanish dish during a three-course dinner, served with a glass of sangria.

When: Sunday, April 7
Time: 6 pm
Where: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar – 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Price: $68; buy online

Capture Photography Festival 2019


What: Each April, photography and lens-based art is exhibited at dozens of galleries and other venues throughout Metro Vancouver as part of the Exhibition Program, alongside an extensive Public Art Program, a youth-oriented Learning Program, and an Events Program that spans tours, films, artist talks, and community events. Launched in 2013, the annual not-for-profit Capture Photography Festival is Western Canada’s largest lens-based art festival.

When: Now to April 30, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations throughout Metro Vancouver
Admission: Free

Book Launch: Duty, Honour and Izzat

What: Steven Purewal’s debut graphic novel, presented as a historical scrapbook with beautifully realized, photo-realistic artwork, frames a history linking a young boy’s past and heritage to his life in present-day Surrey. A teenage boy, caught up in drug gangs, is forced to rethink his choices after his 95-year-old great grandfather comes to visit the family in Canada for the first time. His grandfather’s stories of the family’s past, sacrifices and heroism inspire the desire to head down a different path.

When:  Sunday, April 7, 2019
Time: 1:30 to 2:30 pm
Where: Ross Street Gurdwara Sahib — 8000 Ross Street, Vancouver
More Info: Online