15 things to do in Vancouver this week

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Another Easter weekend has come and gone. So what’s next? Here are a few ideas for things you can do this week in Vancouver.

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Monday, March 28

Rachel Platten

  • What: American singer/songwriter Rachel Platten is at the Vogue tonight, bringing her electric and energetic brand of pop rock with her.
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, March 28; 7 p.m.

SWMRS

  • What: If you’re looking for something a little harder check out California punk rockers SWMRS at the Cobalt tonight. Mosh and headbang with the best punks Vancouver has to offer.
  • Where: The Cobalt Cabaret – 917 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, March 28; 7 p.m.

The Raven and the Writing Desk

  • What: Or maybe you’re more in the mood for a band with two things in the name. DarkPOP group The Raven and the Writing Desk are at Guilt & Co., and if you don’t know what DarkPOP is then get in line.
  • Where: Guilt & Co. – 1 Alexander Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, March 28; 7 p.m

Tuesday, March 29

Yuck with Big Thief

  • What: British rockers Tuck are at Fortune Sound Club, along with guests Big Thief. There’s no shortage of good music in Vancouver, even when it’s from halfway around the world.
  • Where: Fortune Sound Club – 147 East Pender Street, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, March 29; 7 p.m.

Mamma Mia!

  • What: The Broadway classic tour hits Vancouver, following the story of a single mother looking for love, and her to-be-wed daughter looking for her father.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, March 29; 8 p.m.

Canucks vs. Sharks

  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, March 29; 7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 30

Joanna Newsom

  • What: Pianist, singer, harpist – Joanna Newsom is many things, including brilliantly talented. The indie musician is at the Vogue tonight and you don’t want to miss this opportunity.
  • Where: The Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, March 30; 8 p.m.

The Godfather Live

  • What: The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra takes you through one of the most revered film franchises of all time at The Godfather Live.
  • Where: Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smythe Street, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, March 30; 7 p.m.

Stand-Up and Deliver

  • What: Vancouver’s vibrant amateur comedy scene mixed with brand-new weirdos and seasoned pros. It’s comedy the way it was meant to be – live, real, and unadulterated.
  • Where: Seven Dining Lounge –
  • When: Wednesday, March 30; 8 p.m.

Thursday, March 31

Ra Ra Riot

  • What: Ra Ra Riot is here to promote their new album, Need Your Light. You know them, you love them – show them.
  • Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, March 31; 8 p.m.

My Ain Countrie: Scottish Songs of Exile and Emigration

  • What: No one sings a dirge like the Scottish. Take a trip through centuries of exile and heartache with Scottish-Canadian immigrant performers.
  • Where: Hycroft Manor –
  • When: Thursday, March 31; 7 p.m.

Vinyl, Art and Leisure

  • What: Part vinyl shop, part show, Vinyl, Art and Leisure has you covered when it comes to spinning your faves.
  • Where: Vancouver Art and Leisure – 1965 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, March 31; 6 to 10 p.m.

Friday, April 1

Wolfmother

  • What: Begin April with a bit of hard rock from the fine folks at Wolfmother.
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, April 1; 8 p.m.

Income Tax Preparation Clinic

  • What: What better way to spend April Fools’ Day than with a primer on income tax regulations and techniques? Jokes aside, this is vital stuff.
  • Where: Various Vancouver Public Library branches
  • When: Friday, April 1; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Know Your Knees Anatomy Workshop

  • What: Presented by YYoga, this workshop takes you through the proper way to care for that often overlooked, but extremely vital, part of the human body – the knees. Includes stretches, preventative care, and more.
  • Where: YYoga –
  • When: Friday, April 1; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

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