20 things to do in Vancouver this week

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The week ahead may be looking patchy, with cloudy days and showery spots here and there – but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out on the town.

Whether you’re sheltering from the weather or looking for delightful diversions, here are a few more things to do in Vancouver this week – enjoy!

Monday, April 25

Embrace of the Serpent

  • What: Visually stunning, this highly acclaimed film was shot on location in the Colombian Amazon and tells the story of Karamakate, last survivor of his tribe, who travels with two scientists to find a sacred healing plant. Tickets $12/10 from Rio Theatre
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 E. Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: 6:30 pm

Tuesday, April 26

Greasy Spoon Diner Supper

  • What: Save on Meats’ pop-up Greasy Spoon Diner Supper Series challenges notable Vancouver chef Trevor Bird of Fable Restaurant to take over the kitchen and serve a dining room full of guests. Tickets are $98.93 including tax and tip from Eventbrite.
  • Where: Save On Meats – 43 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: Seatings at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque

  • What: A geeky burlesque show with striptease performances in tribute to Star Wars, Orange Is The New Black, Donnie Darko, Clockwork Orange and more. Tickets from $32.50 to $132.50 from Ticketfly.
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville St, Vancouver
  • When: Doors at 8 p.m. 19+ only.

Intro to 3D printing

  • What: Interested in 3D printing but don’t know where to start? Let John Biehler explain the principles and practice of 3D printing for you. Tickets $30 for members, $36 for non-members from Eventbrite.
  • Where: VIVO Media Arts – 2625 Kaslo Street, Vancouver
  • When: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Ugly Duckling Dinner

  • What: Try a full menu of culinary cast-offs – like knotweed, beef ends and halibut collar – prepared by Royal Dinnette head chef Jack Chen. Tickets include drinks and cost $79 plus tax and tip from Eventbrite.
  • Where: Royal Dinette – 905 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver
  • When: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

An Art of War Conversation with Ryan Holmes, Hootsuite

  • What: A leadership Q&A with Hootsuite founder, Ryan Holmes, followed by drinks and networking plus an optional private roundtable dinner with Holmes. Standard tickets are $99, tickets including the private dinner are $350, from leahcostello.com.
  • Where: Hootsuite HQ – 5 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Pro Am Night at the Comedy MIX

  • What: Showcasing Vancouver’s most promising amateur comedians with professional headliner Pete Zedlacher. Tickets are $8.
  • Where: The Comedy MIX – 1015 Burrard, Vancouver
  • When: 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 27

The Critical Hit Show

  • What: A live, improvised, smash hit epic comedy spectacular inspired by the world’s most popular role playing game – Dungeons and Dragons. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 on door, from the Rio Theatre.
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 E. Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Doors 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.

Incite: The Art of Writing

  • What: Discover writing tips and literary gems from a remarkable panel, including Anne and Nicholas Giardini, Elizabeth McLean and Laura Trunkey. Entry completely free.
  • Where: Vancouver Public Library (Alice MacKay Room) – 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • When: 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

James Bay at the Orpheum

  • What: See Grammy-nominated U.K. singer-songwriter James Bay share his soulful tunes of melodic truth and raw emotion. Tickets range from $25 to $35 from Ticketmaster.
  • Where: The Orpheum – 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
  • When: 8:00 p.m.

Making Rennet Cheese

  • What: Learn how to make cheese at home with Rick Havlak, who will take you through the basics of turning milk into curd to help you make cheddar, camembert and more! Tickets are $35 from Homestead Junction.
  • Where: Homestead Junction – 649 E. Hastings, Vancouver
  • When: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 pm

The 1975

  • What: Catch these British alt-rockers on tour, hot on the heels of four critically acclaimed EPs and a highly successful album. Tickets from $35 to $45 from Live Nation.
  • Where: Thunderbird Arena – 6066 Thunderbird Blvd, Vancouver
  • When: Doors 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.

Thursday, April 28

Skepta with Michael Red & Geni3

  • What: MC, producer, and record label owner Skepta is a veteran of the U.K. grime scene, and hugely influenced its shift from the underground to the pop charts. Tickets $38 from Ticketfly.
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: Doors at 8:00 p.m.

Wines for Waves

  • What: A delicious evening of wining and dining bringing together B.C.’s best wineries and sustainable seafood restaurants, in support of Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program. Tickets $110 from Vancouver Aquarium.
  • Where: Four Seasons Hotel – 791 W. Georgia, Vancouver
  • When: 7 p.m.

Friday, April 29

International Dance Day

  • What: A day full of events to celebrate International Dance Day, from The Dovbush Dancers of Ukraine to a new solo contemporary piece entitled Space and Time.
  • Where: The Dance Centre – 677 Davie Street, Vancouver (check full schedule)
  • When: Noon to 7 p.m.

Sideshow Comedy Improv

  • What: This annual extravaganza of improv comedy is an unpredictable, hilarious, and family-friendly evening. Tickets $26.25 from Pacific Theatre.
  • Where: Pacific Theatre – 1440 W 12th Ave, Vancouver
  • When: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Superimposition

  • What: A “sonically diverse and layered” evening of instrumental music featuring a new concerto for flute, cello, and piano by acclaimed composer Aaron Gervais. Tickets range from $12 to $37 from the Chan Centre.
  • Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts – 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver
  • When: Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

Art In The City Gala and Sale

  • What: Come and buy a variety of art, including drawings, paintings, photography, giclee’s of originals and more. Admission is totally free.
  • Where: West End Community Centre Association – 870 Denman Street, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This Changes Everything

  • What: Watch the movie inspired by Naomi Klein’s bestselling book on the crisis of climate change, This Changes Everything. Admission is free.
  • Where: HiVE Vancouver – 128 West Hastings Street #210, Vancouver
  • When: 6:30 pm. to 9:30 p.m.

Panda Market (International Summer Night Market)

  • What: The Panda Market opens for the season this Friday, serving up a smorgasbord of international cuisine and a range of exciting new foods. Admission is free.
  • Where: 12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way)
  • When: Fridays and Saturdays 7 p.m. to midnight, Sundays and holidays 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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