20 things to do in Vancouver this weekend

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Another weekend has come. Who knows where it will take us? Here are a few ideas. See you on the other side.

The Vancouver Event Calendar has more.

Saturday, April 16

Filter

  • What: Looking for a little industrial rock to light up your weekend? The folks at Filter can help you with that.
  • Where: Venue –
  • When: Saturday, April 16; 6 p.m.

Big Band Big Bang

  • What: The AROKIS Music Society presents a big band show with two amazing musical groups – Impressions and Urbana – along with special guest vocalist Peter Juric
  • Where: Columbia Theatre –
  • When: Saturday, April 16; 8 p.m.

Seedy Saturday

  • What: Learn all about permaculture and the nurturing of plants for fun and profit, at this edition of Seedy Saturday.
  • Where: Vancouver Public Library Kensington Branch – , Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, April 16; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Perogy Lunch

  • What: Handmade perogies and Ukrainian cuisine are the name of the game at this wildly popular local event. Get your tickets now.
  • Where: Ukranian Hall –
  • When: Saturday, April 16; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Diary of Anne Frank

  • What: A stage adaptation of the legendary story of Anne Frank, and her documented courage, intelligence, and a wisdom beyond her years.
  • Where: Burnaby Central Secondary –
  • When: Saturday, April 16; 1 p.m.

Restoration Yoga

  • What: The first day of a foundation class in Restoration Yoga, hosted by some of Vancouver’s most popular yoga instructors.
  • Where: Semperviva Yoga Sea Studio –
  • When: Saturday, April 16 to Thursday, April 21

Blossom Barge

  • What: The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival brings an amazing floating display, featuring 36 flowering cherry trees to the waters surrounding Granville Island. Celebrate spring the Vancouver way.
  • When: Granville Island, Vancouver
  • Where: Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17

88 Mile Trip, Wiser Fool, and Mammoth Grove

  • What: A night of powerful music from powerful bands, in one of Vancouver’s more powerfully popular and local venues.
  • Where: Funky Winker Beans –
  • When: Saturday, April 16; 7 p.m.

Terminal City RollerGirls Opening Match

  • What: The season begins for Vancouver’s roller girls. Smashing heads and taking names, at the speed of sound. All for your amusement.
  • Where: Royal City Curling Club –
  • When: Saturday, April 16; 5 p.m.

The Jungle Book

  • What: The adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale of Mowgli the man-cub, and his struggle against the predations of the fearsome Shere Khan. Directed by Kayla Dunbar and features Leslie Dos Remedios, Kyle Jespersen, Camille Legg, Karyn Mott, Luc Roderique, and musician Todd Biffard.
  • Where: Waterfront Theatre –
  • When: Saturday, April 16; 2 p.m.

Sunday, April 17

Fundraiser for Ryan Lachance

  • What: Vancouver’s Ryan Lachance needs a new bed lift, to get him in and out of his wheelchair. As one of the city’s up and coming comedians, Ryan’s got fans and friends in every corner. Come on out and help and bonafide artist live his life to the fullest.
  • Where: Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club –
  • When: Sunday, April 17; 8 p.m.

Beer Wars

  • What: Watch Vancouver beer industry heavyweights box it out at the Caprice Nightclub. Two brewers enter, one brewer leaves.
  • Where: Caprice Nightclub –
  • When: Sunday, April 17; 5 p.m.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

  • What: The sci-fi classic highlights Captain James T. Kirk’s travels across the universe, and his adventures and flouncy hair.
  • Where:
  • When: Sunday, April 17; 1 p.m.

Family History with a Smartphone

  • What: A two part workshop focusing on how to record and preserve the stories of our elders, all the with the technology in our pockets.
  • Where: UBC Asian Centre –
  • When: Sunday, April 17; 1 to 4:30 p.m.

St. Roch Sundays – Engine Room Tours

  • What: Take a look behind closed doors with a tour of the engine room and main hold of RCMP Arctic Schooner St. Roch.
  • Where: Vancouver Maritime Museum –
  • When: Sunday, April 17; 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

The Free Market

  • What: Live a life without money at the ultimate barter market. Write a poem, offer a massage, draw a picture – whatever you can offer and whatever you can find.
  • Where: Grandview Park –
  • When: Sunday, April 17; noon to 4 p.m.

Time Travelers’ Bazaar

  • What: An eclectic fashion market featuring pieces, costumes, and vintage clothing from through out history.
  • Where: Heritage Hall –
  • When: Sunday, April 17; 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Strathcona Art Photowalk

  • What: Get a look at one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods through the lens of a camera.
  • Where: Benny’s Market –
  • When: Sunday, April 17; 10 a.m. to noon.

Garagiste: The Small Guys Wine Festival

  • What: Celebrate the fabulous small lot wine producers of B.C. and the heart of the province’s community with the “Small Guys.”
  • Where: WISE Hall –
  • When: Sunday, April 17; 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Consciousness Transformation Workshop

  • What: Take the first steps towards transforming your mind and your connection to the world around you. It’s completely experimental, but you might just learn something.
  • Where: Travel Lodge Hotel –
  • When: Sunday, April 17; 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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