7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, April 23

Apr 18 2019, 11:45 pm

Get into the week with seven events happening in Vancouver today, Tuesday, April 23. Check out Emerge on Main, Canadian Film Week, and more.

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

Canadian Film Week 2019

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What: There are 19 films and short programmes spread over 27 screenings (and 9 days) in VIFF’s Canadian Film Week this year, eight of the programmes are directed by women, three films are from Quebec (though only one is in French), and five programmes are by Indigenous filmmakers.

When: Now to Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Vancouver International Film Festival – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

BLOOM – The Abbotsford Tulip Festival

What: Over the next few weeks, millions of tulip bulbs will begin to transform into acres of rainbow-coloured fields as part of the popular springtime tradition. The annual festival is once again expected to attract thousands of locals and international tulip lovers for a joyous celebration of natural splendour in a picture-perfect country setting. With over 2.5 million tulips in bloom at various stages throughout the event, visitors are able to walk through 10 acres of fields and marvel at one of the most vivid displays of floral beauty.

When: Daily for as long as the blooms last.
Time: 9 am to 7:30 pm
Where: 36737 North Parallel Road – Abbotsford
Tickets: Online


What: Long Island singer songwriter LP returns to Vancouver for her Heart To Mouth Tour with Lauren Ruth Ward.

When: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm show 8 pm
Where: Orpheum – 884 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Cycle #20 Frames Film Graduation + Film Premiere

What: Celebrate the graduation of Cycle #20 Frames Film Program participants. The two newest short films, based around the theme of “Anti-Racism”, will be premiered. A number of previous cycle’s films will also be screened.

When: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House – 2131 Renfrew Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free, donations accepted.

Emerge on Main: Spotlight on Rising Musicians

Music on Main

Music on Main

What: Witness the emergence of three up-and-coming classical, new, and genre-bending musicians: Matthew Ariaratnam (musician, composer, & improviser), Julia Chien (percussion), and Alex Mah (composer & interdisciplinary artist).

When: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main St, Vancouver
Tickets: $29 regular admission or $10 for students. Available online or by calling the box office at 604-879-9888

Pitch Night Vancouver

What: Volition Pitch Night, cohosted with Startup Vancouver, provides a comfortable space for entrepreneurs to gain practical experience and constructive feedback on their 90-second pitch, in front of a live audience and industry panel.  This is a great opportunity to cheer on local entrepreneurs and learn from our pitch expert panel while connecting with over 60 members of the Vancouver startup community.

When: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm
Where: Devhub Vancouver – 401 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Field House Brewmaster’s Dinner

What: Join Field House Brewing & CRAFT Beer Market Vancouver for the next collaboration dinner. Your ticket includes a welcome beer & amuse bouche followed by four custom created courses each paired with a Field House brew. Please note that this is a set menu.

When: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Time: 6 to 9:30 pm
Where: CRAFT Beer Market Vancouver – 85 West 1st Ave, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $60. If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please e-mail [email protected] before purchasing a ticket.

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