10 things to do this week in Vancouver

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Here are some of the top events to check out in Vancouver between April 27 and May 1. For a complete list of events, check out the Vancity Buzz calendar here.

Pop Up Pie Shop @ Sweeney Todd

  • What: Get in the spirit and come by Aussie Pie Guy food truck and grab a meat pie before Vancouver Opera’s production of Sweeney Todd.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Hamilton and Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, April 27 to Sunday, May 3; 90 minutes before showtime

Eat! Vancouver Food and Cooking Festival

  • What: A world class week-long food festival taking place throughout downtown Vancouver from April 26 to May 3, showcasing this city’s extraordinary culinary culture.
  • Where: Various locations, more info here
  • When: Sunday, April 26 to Sunday, May 3

Kings Head Comedy

  • What: Every Tuesday, Colin Sharp and James Kennedy present a showcase of the finest comedians In Vancouver. For only $5 you can catch comedians you’ve seen on HBO, Just For Laughs, on tour at comedy clubs across the country.
  • Where: Kings Head Pub  – 1618 Yew St., Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, April 28; 9 to 10:30 p.m.

International Dance Day

  • What: The Dance Centre presents a program of events celebrating International Dance Day in Vancouver.
  • Where: Various locations in Downtown Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, April 29; noon to 7:30 p.m.

Improv Against Humanity: Live & Unsanctioned at the Vogue Theatre

  • What: Like Johnny Depp fighting off a herd of Mad Oompa Loompas, the next Improv Against Humanity will be an epic event not to be missed!
  • Where: The Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville St., Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, April 29; 8 to 10:30 p.m.

The “C” Word – Comedy Night at Colony Kits

  • What: C stands for COMEDY in this new multimedia comedy event featuring really really funny people doing really really funny things.
  • Where: Colony Kits – 3255 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, April 30; 9 p.m.


  • What: Meet the 2015 TIAS finalists! TechBrew brings together the coolest new technologies, cutting-edge innovators and influential decision makers, all under one roof for an evening of inspiration, networking… and beer.
  • Where: BCTIA Innovation Hub – 101-887 Great Northern Way, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, April 30; 5 to 8 p.m.

Hiring Happy Hour

  • What: A hiring event featuring companies including United Front Games, E-Link Entertainment, IUGO Mobile Entertainment, Fathom Interactive, I Got Games, A Thinking Ape, East Side Games, Hothead Games, Roadhouse Interactive, Bandai Namco, Relic and BlueBat Games.
  • Where: The Portside Pub – 7 Alexander St., Vancouver
  • When: Friday, May 1; 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Commercial Drive Street Party

  • What: Come by for some loud music, dancing, and good times at the first ever Commercial Drive Street Party.
  • Where: Grandview Park – Commercial Drive and Charles St., Vancouver
  • When: Friday, May 1; 6 to 11 p.m.

Eat! Vancouver at BC Place

  • What: Capping off the expanded events of EAT! Vancouver’s week-long culinary festival is the three-day tasting event and expo at BC Place. This year’s lineup includes a host of fun experiences and special programming sure to entice many of Vancouver’s enthusiastic food lovers.
  • Where: BC Place Stadium – 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, May 1 to Sunday, May 3

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Jill Slattery Jill Slattery was born and raised in Vancouver, where she also earned an Arts degree from UBC in English and Creative Writing. She is an avid TV-watcher and a shameless Taylor Swift fangirl. Jill is a Staff Writer at Vancity Buzz. Contact her at jill@vancitybuzz.com

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