7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, April 3

Mar 29 2018, 5:20 pm

Kick off your work week with an interesting event happening in Vancouver today, April 3. From the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival to the Canucks games, here are seven events you should check out.

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

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

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  • What: The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF) is Vancouver’s signature springtime event. Wake-up from winter hibernation to an explosion of some 41,000 blossoming cherry trees. Originally gifted from Japan in the 1930’s, the cherry blossoms now inspire a month of arts and cultural community events. Presented by Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation and Coromandel Properties.
  • When: Tuesday, April 3 to Sunday, April 29, 2018
  • Where: Streets and venues all over Vancouver
  • Admission: Free to enjoy cherry blossoms all over the city. Tickets for events can be found online

Smart Cities Challenge

  • What: Join Greater Vancouver Board of Trade  for a complimentary event and hear from Jessie Adcock, Chief Technology Officer for the City of Vancouver, and Sean Simpson, the Director of Information Technology for the City of Surrey, about their joint bid in the national Smart Cities Challenge competition.
  • When: Tuesday, April 3, 2018
  • Time: 3:30 am
  • Where: TELUS Garden 5th Floor – 510 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Wildebeest Brewmaster’s Dinner with Luppolo Brewing

  • What: Wildebeest and Luppolo Brewing Company are teaming up for a dinner that will pair Chef Ian McHale’s decadent-yet-simple style of country cooking with four of the brewery’s limited-release beers. Guests will enjoy a four-course menu showcasing the trademark blend of classic butchery traditions and contemporary techniques.
  • When: Tuesday. April 3, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 10 pm
  • Where: Wildebeest – 120 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $55 per person; buy online

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

  • What: The performance takes a look at the world after a global nuclear holocaust. In the aftermath of civilization’s collapse, a group of survivors piece together the plot of The Simpsons. But in a world with no electricity, no TV, how do you make sure that your memories are accurate? What do you do when your memories, which seem so familiar and true, clash with someone else? The play looks not just at The Simpsons but storytelling as a whole, and how pop-culture and media can go from daily essentials to an almost-forgotten myth.
  • When: Tuesday, April 3 to Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Studio 1398 – 1398 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $23-$28

Vancouver Canucks vs Vegas Golden Knights

  • What: The Vancouver Canucks take on the Vegas Golden Knights at Rogers Arena.
  • When: Tuesday, April 3, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Plenty Warehouse Sale 2018

  • What: ​Canadian apparel retailer, Plenty, is having a massive warehouse sale at the Vancouver Convention Centre. You’ll be able to shop trendy men’s and women’s apparel, footwear, and accessories, with 60% to 90% off the standard retail prices.
  • When: Now to Tuesday, April 3, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – 999 Canada Place, Hall C
  • Admission: Free – RSVP on Facebook

Video Games Live 

  • What: Video Games Live is an immersive concert event featuring music from the greatest video games of all time. Created and produced by composer Tommy Tallarico, VGL features top orchestras and choirs around the world performing along with video footage and music arrangements, singers, live action, and more.
  • When: Tuesday, April 3, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Orpheum – 884 Granville St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$75
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