7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, April 24

Apr 19 2018, 5:19 pm

Comedy, writing workshops, and bats! Whatever you’re in the mood for, we’ve got you covered with our list of seven events to check out in Vancouver today, April 24.

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

Big Idea Pitch Contest

Company of Young Professionals/Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

  • What: “As young professionals, what is one important change you would like to see made to Greater Vancouver’s transportation system by 2030?” Teams have submitted reports on this topic, with the hopes of earning the chance to step on stage at the Company of Young Professionals’ Big Idea Pitch Contest. The top six teams will be chosen to pitch their ideas to a live panel of judges – in hopes of being declared the 2018 Big Idea champions.
  • When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 pm
  • Where: CBC Vancouver Studio 700 – 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $50, Free for CYP members

Bats at Night

  • What: Check out local habitat and watch for bats with the Burke Mountain Naturalists.
  • When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Rocky Point Spray Park – 2800-block Murray Street, Port Moody
  • Admission: Free

Improv X Comics aka Boom! Pow!

  • What: Inspired by the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War and Free Comic Book Day, The Fictionals present a comedy celebration of comic books. Featuring new superheroes, capes, and classic improv games.
  • When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $7 or $5 for students

A Month of Tuesdays 2018

Image: Fox Cabaret

  • What: Music on Main presents intimate evenings of great music at The Fox Cabaret. Featuring performers from Montreal to Estonia, on-the-rise musicians to legendary performers. It packs a big punch into one night.
  • When: Now to Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: The Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10-$29

Writing Workshop for Artists: Bio and Artist Statement

  • What: Learn how to write your Artist Statement and/or Artist Biography.  Starting with the basics (your name and your medium), you will document your key themes and what you hope to accomplish with your art. Led by Joanna Garfinkel.
  • When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • Time: 3 to 4:30 pm, and 6 to 7:30 pm
  • Where: Carnegie Community Centre – 401 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Book Launch: Iona Whishaw’s It Begins in Betrayal

  • What: Iona Whishaw celebrates the launch of her fourth Lane Winslow Mystery, It Begins in Betrayal, at Book Warehouse.
  • When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Where: Book Warehouse Main Street – 4118 Main St., Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Word Whips: The North Shore Edition

  • What: A writing workshop that is open to everyone and great for all age groups and levels of writers. Write to a prompt for 10 to 15 minutes and see what you get.
  • When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver
  • Admission: $5
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