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

Mar 29 2019, 10:20 pm

The first Hump Day of April! Warm up your Wednesday with these seven events happening around Vancouver on April 3, including Electric Six, The Girls Are Coming!, and more.

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

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Ola Dada’s Black Out Comedy

What: Ola Dada hosts a new monthly showcase at the Comedy Basement of the funniest up-and-coming black stand-ups and touring pro headliners from here in Vancouver and around the world. The headliner is Zainab Johnson with special feature Jeffrey Joseph.

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Comedy Basement at Goldies – 605 West Pender Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $12

Talonbooks Spring Launch

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What: Talon authors bill bissett (breth), Dina Del Bucchia (It’s a Big Deal!), M.A.C. Farrant (The Great Happiness), Nicole Raziya Fong (PEЯFACT), and Nikki Reimer (My Heart Is a Rose Manhattan) will read from their hot-off-the-presses books. Mercedes Eng, author of the BC Book Prize–winning Prison Industrial Complex Explodes, will be hosting.

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Time: Doors 7:30 pm, readings at 8 pm
Where: Pyatt Hall – 843 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Against The Current

What: Poughkeepsie, New York pop rock band Against The Current perform at the Imperial with Chapel, Guccihighwaters and Chase Your Words.

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: The Imperial – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $19.98

Incite: Forged in Fire

What: This Incite promises a fascinating, warm evening with three talents who share their turbulent yet inspiring journeys. Yasuko Thanh documents life from a Victoria slum to teen years as a sex worker to, finally, her emergence as an award-winning author in Mistakes to Run With. Acclaimed public speaker and author of The Lonely Section of Hell, Lorimer Shenher now shares his journey of gender transition in This One Looks Like a Boy. Catherine Porter shares the poignant story of A Girl Named Lovely: a young Haitian caught in the 2010 earthquake—and the fraught, messy realities of international aid that follows.

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, Free

Senior Follies

What: The rocking is not done in chairs at the Pleasant Valley Retirement Home, especially since Howard discovered Viagra. A feisty divorcee and a witty widow, who are constantly scurrying out of his reach, breathe a sigh of relief when a new resident seems to actually enjoy Howard’s advances. Tea, gardening, strip poker and a hot tub, add to the action. Who are these new residents and what are they up to? Who is going to solve the puzzle?

When: Various dates from now to Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 8 pm (matinee at 2 pm on April 7)
Where: Deep Cove Shaw Theatre – 4360 Gallant Avenue, North Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Electric Six

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What: Back with new album, Bride Of The Devil, the world’s favourite hedonistic, disco punk band, Electric Six return to Vancouver with guests Dave TV and Emily Molloy.

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 11 pm
Where: Rickshaw Theatre – 254 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $20

The Girls Are Coming!

What: Wander into the domain of the otters and beavers of Stanley Park. Set out on a guided evening stroll and discover the habitat and behaviour of these semiaquatic mammals. Catch a beaver tail slap or glimpse an otter in the twilight. Bring your flashlights and meet at the Stanley Park Dining Pavilion. For ages 7+.

When: Now to June 16, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Vancouver Maritime Museum – 1905 Ogden Ave, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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