13 things to do in Vancouver this week

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Every week is a new beginning. See where this one takes you with a few of the events happening in Vancouver.

The Vancouver Event Calendar has more.

Tuesday, April 12

Puzzled Pint Vancouver

  • What: This monthly event features puzzle solving fun at a secret pub/restaurant/wherever each month. All you have to do to join is solve the puzzle. Good luck!
  • Where: Secret Location
  • When: Tuesday, April 12; 7 to 10 p.m.

The Brainwashing of My Dad

  • What: A documentary by Jen Senko following the transformation of her father from loyal Democrat to hate-filled Republican.
  • Where: Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, April 12; 6:30 p.m.

Dirty Old Woman

  • What: 50-something Nina meets Gary, a man 20 years her junior. Sparks fly, but will it work for both of them?
  • Where: The Cultch – 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, April 12; 8 p.m.

Discover Rays

  • What: Take a dive into the weird world of rays at the Vancouver Aquarium. Some of the ocean’s strangest and most beautiful creatures on display, for you and yours to learn about and appreciate.
  • Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
  • When: Daily; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 13

Private Lives

  • What: A stage classic following Elyot and Amanda as they traverse the rocky road of marriage – but with two new spouses. Reuniting on their honeymoon some hard decisions will need to be made very quickly.
  • Where: Coast Capital Playhouse –
  • When: Wednesday, April 13; 8 p.m.

Writing Killer Web Content

  • What: This edition of the Camp Tech takes you through what you need to know to kill it online.
  • Where: HiVE – 128 West Hastings, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, April 13; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Vegetarian Spring

  • What: Learn to cook your way through spring as you’re given instruction on making a Asparagus Tart, Vegetarian Tajine, and Rhubarb and Strawberry Panna Cotta.
  • Where: The Uncommon Cafe –
  • When: Wednesday, April 13; 6 to 9 p.m.

Thursday, April 14

Spirit of the West

  • What: Canadian folk-rockers Spirit of the West are in town, riding out the remainder of the career on their Final Shows tour.
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom –
  • When: Thursday, April 14; 7 p.m.

Jerry Rocha

  • What: Called “one of the most brutally honest” comedians working today, Jerry Rocha is at The Comedy Mix all weekend.
  • Where: The Comedy Mix  – 1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, April 14; 8:30 p.m.

God of Carnage

  • What: The Sidekick Players present God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza. Two pairs of parents meet to discuss the injuring of a child at the park. As the evening goes on, the parents become increasingly childish, resulting in the evening “devolving into chaos.”
  • Where:
  • When: Thursday, April 14; 8 p.m.

Friday, April 15

No Men Beyond This Point

  • What: A feminist comic satire that asks “what would the world be like if women were in charge?”
  • Where: Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, April 15; 6:30 p.m.

Modern Space

  • What: Five piece alt-rock band Modern Space tours across the country, with a brand new release “Before Sunrise” hot on their heels.
  • Where: Cobalt – 917 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, April 15; 8 p.m.

The Fretless

  • What: An innovative Canadian band blending folk, rock, and fiddle music. A string quartet? Sure. But not like you think.
  • Where: Revue Stage –
  • When: Friday, April 15; 8 p.m.

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