7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, April 19

Apr 13 2018, 6:55 am

Make your Thursday a terrific one with a great event in Vancouver! From Hullabaloo, Vancouver Web Fest and more, here is our list of seven fun things to do today, April 19.

For more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.


  • What: Hullabaloo is a spoken word festival where youth tell their stories, explore the issues that matter to them, and find their voice. Hullabaloo gathers poets from across British Columbia, connecting them together into a community of writers.
  • When: Thursday, April 19 to Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Vancouver Public Library – 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Pink’s Comedy Club grand opening with Ivan Decker

  • What: Ivan Decker is a JUNO award-winning comedian who has made multiple appearances at the Just For Laughs festival both in Montreal and Vancouver, as well as being a featured performer at the Halifax Comedy Festival, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and on CBC’s “The Debaters.”
  • When: Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: The Byrd (at The Flamingo) – 10768 King George Blvd, Surrey
  • TicketsOnline, $15

Art! Vancouver 2018

  • What: Now in its fourth year, Art! Vancouver hosts a comprehensive, curated program of interesting artist talks, panel discussions, artist demonstrations, art workshops and performances. Special events are located onsite as well as off-site in satellite locations.
  • When: Thursday, April 19 to Sunday, April 22, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre East – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

2018 Fashion Show at KPU


Model wears MAUD outfit, designed by Connie Cheng. (Photo courtesy: Connie Cheng)

  • What: Thirty-two students from the Wilson School of Design will have models strutting down the runways in everything from evening wear to lingerie.
  • When: Thursday, April 19 to Friday, April 20, 2018
  • Time: Shows starting from 11 am (doors open early at 10:30 am)
  • Where: Wilson School of Design — 5600 Kwantlen Street (4th floor), Richmond
  • Tickets: $20, online

MEC Big Chop Summer Paddle Series

  • What: CIMC is providing businesses with the best tools and practices to not just survive, but thrive in the digital marketing wilderness. At this year’s event, you’ll discover how to best navigate the ever-changing digital marketing landscape and learn insider tips from founders, CEOs, marketing specialists, and more, from some of the world’s biggest companies.
  • When: Every second Thursday starting Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Vanier Park – 1000 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On location, $15

Vancouver Web Fest & Conference 2018

The Vancouver Convention Centre from Burrard Inlet. (Shutterstock)

  • What: The 5th Annual Vancouver Web Fest features series from 16 countries, panels, workshops, keynotes, VR experience, networking events, and an Awards Ceremony & Gala closing night. All screenings are free to the public, but to get the full #VWF18 experience, guests can purchase a 3-day all-inclusive pass.
  • When: Thursday, April 19 to Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre (West Building) – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Awkward HUG + dumbpop

  • What: Award-winning actor, writer and storytelling champion Cory Thibert, embodies his 19-year-old self as he uncovers the truth behind what sets his family apart in this coming of age story with a twist.
  • When: Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: The Gold Saucer – #211-207 W Hastings St., Vancouver
  • Admission: Suggested donation $10-$15
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