7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, April 4

Mar 29 2018, 5:35 pm


Welcome to Wednesday, everyone. Get it going with our picks of seven events you should check out in Vancouver today, April 4. The Darkness, Vancouver International Burlesque Festival, and more.

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

Trailer Park Boys at the Black Sheep Liquor Store

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  • What: The stars of the legendary Canadian comedy show will be shaking things up at the Black Sheep Liquor Store in Maple Ridge. There’s going to be signings and photo-ops galore, so you can strike a pose with your favourite character.
  • When: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
  • Time: 2 to 4 pm
  • Where: Black Sheep Liquor Store – 12968 232 Street, Maple Ridge
  • Admission: Free

YWCA Employment Program for Women – Information Session

  • What: Are you a woman looking for a job? Join YWCA for an information session to learn how this program can help you reach your goals. YWCA [email protected] is a free program that will prepare you for job search and career decision-making with professional career advisors.
  • When: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
  • Time: 12:40 to 2:30 pm
  • Where: YWCA [email protected] – 210-1201 West Pender Street, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, Free

The Darkness

  • What: BRIT award-winning rockers The Darkness come to Vancouver on the Tour De Prance.
  • When: Wednesday April 4, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: The Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville St., Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $32.25-$35.25

Maya Rae

  • What: Maya Rae’s debut album from 2017, Sapphire Bird, has received international radio play. She has performed to sold-out audiences and shared stages with Vancouver’s A-list musicians, including Miles Black, Cory Weeds, Joel Fountain, Vince Mai and Andre Lachance.
  • When: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online, $33-$40

Vancouver International Burlesque Festival 2018

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  • What: The 13th annual Vancouver International Burlesque Festival (VIBF) features dazzling costumes, comical interludes, and thought-provoking acts. VIBF kicks off with the ‘Diamonds in the Buff’ Industry Awards night, recognizing the movers and shakers in Vancouver’s booming burlesque scene, followed by ‘TIT Talks’ – a TED Talk inspired evening of presentations from the headlining artists.
  • When: Wednesday, April 4 to Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Vancouver Playhouse – 600 Hamilton Street
  • Tickets: $35 – $75 – Tickets available via TicketFly

Gamelan Concert

  • What: SFU School for the Contemporary Arts presents their annual free celebration of the Indonesian Gamelan Orchestra.
  • When: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
  • Time: 12 pm
  • Where: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre – 149 West Hastings, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Roast Battle Vancouver

  • What: Roast Battle Vancouver is back with a brand new format. Featuring new expanded Undercard Battles, a first ever Championship Title Match, special stand-up guests and judges. Hosted by Kody Audette with DJ John Cullen.
  • When: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
  • Time: 9:30 pm
  • Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $5
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