7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, April 18

Apr 13 2018, 6:33 am

Need some ideas for things to do today? Check out our rundown of seven fun events in Vancouver today, Wednesday, April 18. There’s VidTalks Video Marketing Conference, National Canadian Film Day, and more.

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

Collected Traces and Still Here Co. ERASGA

  • What: Co. ERASGA’s newest ensemble creation recalls and traces the transcendent principle of the body’s relationship to indigenous traditional arts. Choreographed by critically acclaimed Vancouver choreographer Alvin Erasga Tolentino, Collected Traces and Still Here features seven outstanding dancers from Vancouver and Manila.
  • When: Wednesday, April 18 to Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue Burnaby, BC
  • Tickets: Online, $15 $36

Melt for Cheese – Appies for Parties

  • What: Learn five easy-to-recreate recipes, then share all the food and take home leftovers and recipes.
  • When: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Kensington Community Center, 5175 Dumfries Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $50

Improv Against Humanity: Spring Fling

The Rio Theatre

The exterior of The Rio Theatre at 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver. (CBRE)

  • What: The spring is sprung, the grass is riz, and The Fictionals are back at the Rio Theatre for Improv Against Humanity: Spring Fling! They’re sprucing up the #IAHatRIO deck, giving out sweet swag, and welcoming special guests Ali Froggatt and Andrew Job to the stage.
  • When: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $12

National Canadian Film Day 2018 Screening: A Time to Swim

  • What: To celebrate National Canadian Film Day in BC, the Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF), explorASIAN, REEL CANADA and with the generous support of the H. R. MacMillan Space Centre and Museum of Vancouver present screening of A Time To Swim by Montréal filmmaker, Ashley Duong.
  • When: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: H. R. MacMillan Space Centre – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Love/Sick by John Cariani

  • What: LOVE/SICK is a collection of nine slightly twisted and completely hilarious short plays. Set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality, this 80-minute romp explores the pain and the joy that comes with being in love. Full of imperfect lovers and dreamers, LOVE/SICK is an unromantic comedy for the romantic in everyone. Presented by Stone’s Throw Productions, directed by Jamie King
  • When: Wednesday, April 18 to Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Pacific Theatre – 1440 W 12th Ave, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $15

VidTalks Video Marketing Conference 2018

Image: VidTalks Video Marketing Conference

  • What: VidTalks is Canada’s premier video marketing conference for brands and businesses of all sizes, featuring a full day of insightful discussions from leading experts on growing brand presence, sales, and engaging your target market through video marketing on social media platforms.
  • When: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, $149-$199

Vintage Variety Night

  • What: A cozy night of bluegrass, blues, old-time, folk and other vintage genres. Featuring: The Anti-Fogmatics (featuring members of the Honky Tonk Dilettantes), Marin Patenaude and Ben Rogalsky, Paul Silveria, and 2Boots.
  • When: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: LanaLou’s – 362 Powell Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $10 at the door
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