7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, April 17

Apr 13 2018, 6:21 am

Top of the Tuesday to you. Fill your day with our seven things to do around Vancouver today, April 17. Truck Stop Talent Search finale, Bear Smart 101, and more.

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

Bear Smart 101

  • What: Coquitlam’s Urban Wildlife Team is hosting a free Bear Smart 101 presentation for Coquitlam residents. Arrive early to visit the Urban Wildlife booth, meet with staff, mingle with your Coquitlam neighbours and enjoy refreshments.
  • When: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
  • Time: Doors 6 pm, presentation at 7 pm
  • Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre – 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
  • Register: Online, Free

World Without Us – The Cultch

  • What: Belgian company Ontroerend Goed has a strong track record of experimenting with the form and function of theatre, and their newest touring production will prove no different.
  • When: Tuesday, April 17 to Sunday, April 29, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: The Cultch – 1985 Venables Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Cultch; $22-$39

Cinema Salon: Blue Velvet

  • What: Set against Norman Rockwell’s America (until the close-ups), Blue Velvet oozes a toxic fear with its film noir refugees, and a brave performance from Isabella Rossellini. Featuring guest presenter Aaron Chapman, author of The Last Gang in Town.
  • When: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Vancouver International Film Festival – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Truck Stop Talent Search – Contest Finale

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  • What: Truck Stop Concert Series Talent Search culminates in a Battle of the Bands. with three winning bands each receiving a shot at opening one of Red Truck’s Summer Concert Series.
  • When: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 10 pm
  • Where: Railway Stage & Beer Café – 579 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Capture Speaker Series 2018: Nadia Belerique & Sky Goodden

  • What: Nadia Belerique, the artist behind this year’s BC Hydro Dal Grauer Substation Public Art Project, discusses “In the Belly of a Cat” and her other works with Sky Goodden, founding editor of Momus. They touch upon the poetics of perception, the role of images in contemporary culture, and the exchange between artist and viewer.
  • When: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
  • Time: Reception at 5 pm, talk at 6 pm
  • Where: Inform Interiors – 50 Water Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Sonic Sea: Movie Screening & Discussion

  • What:  Join the BC Cetacean Sightings Network for a screening of the Emmy award-winning documentary, Sonic Sea, which investigates the devastating impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life. Meet the producer, Michael Jasny, a leading expert in the law and policy of ocean noise pollution who has worked internationally to improve regulation of this emergent global problem. Following the screening, Orla Robinson from the Port of Vancouver will discuss the results of the ECHO program’s Vessel Slowdown Trial in Haro Strait, which studied the relationship of vessel speed and underwater noise to reduce the impact on whales.
  • When: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
  • More Info: Online

Jean-Michel Jarre

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Image: Jean-Michel Jarre

  • What: Jean-Michel Jarre is a four-time Guinness World Record holder for largest concerts ever performed, a 2017 Grammy nominee with more than eighty million albums sold, and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador renowned for his one-off groundbreaking events at historical landmarks across the world.
  • When: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 600 Block Hamilton St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online
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