5 things to do in Vancouver today: Friday, April 8

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Before you bust out your dancing shoes and hit the weekend running, enjoy a few of the events happening in Vancouver tonight.

The Vancouver Event Calendar has more.

Marianas Trench

  • What: A pop-punk evening for the jumpy, rock-lover inside all of us. Marianas Trench with guests Walk Off the Earth and Kieran Mercer.
  • Where:
  • When: Friday, April 8; 6 p.m.

Vancouver South African Film Festival Day One

  • What: The first day of Vancouver’s South African Film Festival features The Shore Break from director Ryley Grunenwald.
  • Where:
  • When: Friday, April 8; 7 p.m.

Blue Velvet 30th Anniversary

  • What: Celebrating three decades of David Lynch’s landmark film. It’s wild, it’s weird, and it’s a legendary piece of art.
  • Where: Rio Theatre –
  • When: Friday, April 8; 8:45 p.m.

Sea to Sky

  • What: Sea to Sky explores the nature of the Vancouver’s majestic mountains and stunning shorelines. Music from  Lauridsen, Ešenvalds, and Kodaly rub shoulders with pop songs and spiritual music, paying homage to the beauty of the West Coast.
  • Where:
  • When: Friday, April 8; 8 p.m.

Mörkö/Loch

  • What: Mörkö features a collaboration between Cindy Mochizuki and Emma Hendrix directed by James Long. Based on interviews from Vancouver residents around ‘monsters,’ the show is set in a landscape using audio recordings from the interviews and objects found in a basement closet called the ‘choo choo’ room of Mochizuki’s childhood home.
  • Where:
  • When: Friday, April 8; 8 to 9 p.m.

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