5 Fun Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (April 16 to 22)

Improv, theatre, record crawls and more to do in Vancouver this week.

April 13, 2018

By Jessica Wallin

Enjoy Canadian Film

Wednesday, April 18

Celebrate Canadian film during National Canadian Film Day! To mark the occasion Vancity Theatre and Pacific Cinematheque are putting on free screenings of curated Canadian films. Vancity Theatre’s screenings include comedy-drama Double Happiness featuring Sandra Oh as a Chinese Canadian actress navigating generational conflict and identity.

When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St.
Cost: Free
More info: VIFF

Turn the Tables in Your Favour

Saturday, April 21

Get your turntables ready for the wonders you will find during Record Store Day! Records stores all over the nation will be holding record sales, special releases and holding events to celebrate vinyl. Enjoy the day by doing a record store crawl along Main Street and Commercial Drive, ending up at Red Cat Records for a great lineup of local bands.

When: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Record stores through Vancouver
Cost: Free
More info: Record Store Day

Watch a Touching Play

April 21 to 29

A powerful tale of family and courage, Spirit Horse follows two First Nations children as they struggle with navigating their traditional culture and the urban life of the city. When their grandfather brings home a horse that has appeared in his life, the family is changed forever. Featuring five actors playing over sixty-five characters, Spirit Horse is an imaginative and poignant production.

When: 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. performances
Where: Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright St.
Cost: $18 to $29
More info: Carousel Theatre

Witness an Actor’s Nightmare Come True

Saturday, April 21

You’ve memorized your script to perfection, only to get out on stage with an improviser who barely even knows what play is being performed…Actor’s Nightmare brings this sweat inducing scenario to life – all for your entertainment! This comedy show is half-scripted, half improv comedy and full on hilarity.

When: 10:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Where: Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Dr.
Cost: $10
More info: Instant Theatre


Celebrate Earth Day

Sunday, April 22

Sunday is Earth Day! To celebrate, Bandidas is hosting their Earth Day Fundraiser and Student Art Show to benefit RAVEN TRUST and the Heiltsuk Nation in their efforts to recover after a large oil spill off the coast of Bella Bella. The event will include a sidewalk festival with live musicians, Earnest Ice Cream truck and seed sale so you can get up close and personal with the Earth in your own garden.

When: 9:00 a.m. to midnight
Where: Banditas, 2781 Commercial Dr.
Cost: Free
More info: Banditas

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