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Friday April 19th, 2019

BIV Talks: The 5G Dilemma

Mar 28 - Apr 29

In the next year Canada will introduce 5G, the next generation of cellular mobile communications to vastly improve data usage, save energy, reduce costs, and enable businesses and consumers massive connectivity. But the country is embroiled in a debate on who should provide the technology, what national security considerations are necessary, and how Canada can… Full details 

Sealed Silent Auction

Mar 28 - Apr 20

Metro Theatre is hosting a Sealed Silent Auction for a custom created abstract painting by painter Tracy-Lynn Chernaske. Valued at $600 the painting is created with Metro’s upcoming show “Persuasion” by Jane Austen as inspiration. The Painting will be on display in the LOBBY of Metro Theatre from March 8 to April 20, 2019. You… Full details 


Mar 30 - Apr 20

Jane Austen’s Persuasion depicts a young woman’s struggles with love, friendship and family. Anne Elliot who is pretty, intelligent and amiable, had some years before been engaged to a young naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but had been persuaded by her trusted friend Lady Russell to break off the engagement, because of his lack of fortune…. Full details 

Call for Entry: Imprint Juried Exhibition

Apr 3 - Apr 28

Imprint is the Fort Gallery’s 2019 juried exhibition. Print, as printed text or printed image, can become the starting place for any visual art medium. Artists are encouraged to explore the possibilities of print as muse, while also considering the consequences of print. The exhibition will be held at the Fort Gallery, April 3-28, 2019…. Full details 

There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools

Apr 4 - Dec 31

The Museum of Vancouver is pleased to announce its newest feature exhibition There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools. Curated by Andrea Walsh, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Victoria, and originally displayed at the Legacy Art Gallery in Victoria, the exhibition has been… Full details 

Cherry Docs

Apr 5 - Apr 28

Danny, an ambitious Jewish defense lawyer, believes in the common good. When he is assigned the case of an unrepentant neo-Nazi accused of murder, Danny finds himself defending the life of a man who wishes him dead. A guest production from Cave Canem. Directed by Richard Wolfe. Featuring Kenton Klassen and John Voth. Full details 

Delinquent Theatre: Never the Last

Apr 9 - Apr 20

Delinquent Theatre presents the world premiere of Christine Quintana and Molly MacKinnon‘s romantic yet tragic tale, Never the Last, April 9–20, 2019, as part of the SeeMore Theatre Series at Vancouver Civic Theatre’s Annex (823 Seymour Street). Directed by Laura McLean, the story follows the passionate relationship between Sophie Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté, one of the most… Full details 

Act of Faith

Apr 11 - Apr 20

What happens when everything we believe to be true about ourselves or those closest to us is challenged by new information? If you aren’t religious, can you believe in a miracle? Inspired by a true story, this new play explores the mystery of faith-based healing, and the consequences of life-changing transformation. Full details 

“Wildlife” Exhibition

Apr 16 - Apr 28

“Wildlife” Exhibition | April 16 – 28 The lens through which we view ‘wildlife’ reflect truths about the human condition and our own identity. Iconic Canadian wildlife includes notions of power, strength and ingenuity. This exhibition does not focus on solely wild animals, even the domesticated are included in this investigation between human and animal…. Full details 

Zee Zee Theatre: Dead People’s Things

Apr 17 - May 5

Zee Zee Theatre presents the world premiere of Dead People’s Things by Dave Deveau from April 17–May 5, 2019, at Studio 16. Poignant and darkly comedic, the play follows Phyllis, a Millennial, who inherits a house and all of its contents after her estranged hoarder aunt commits suicide. She then must work with neighbour Beatrice,… Full details 

Easter at the Vancouver Aquarium

Apr 19 - Apr 22

When it comes to animals, what seems weird to us is normal to them. This Easter, uncover all of the quirky and curious facts about the 50,000 creatures living at the Vancouver Aquarium – where weird is normal. • Take part in our eggs-tradordinary Easter scavenger hunt, and discover which animal uses its mouth as… Full details 

Cloverdale Antique & Collectible Show

Apr 20

One of BCs biggest and best Antique & Collectible shows is back! Many new and 1st time vendors from all over Western Canada will be attending this show! This event is a must for any collector looking for glassware to records, home decor, toys to advertising. With over 24,000 sq feet of vintage goodness to… Full details 

Big Easter Run

Apr 20

Join us for the 4th annual Big Easter Run on April 20th, 2019. This holiday themed fun run offers a 10km & 5km Big Easter Run/Walk (2pm), as well as a 1 to 3km Little Easter Run/Walk (1pm). This Easter Fun Run tours picturesque Jericho Beach Park. Starting in the centre of the park, the… Full details 

Easter Chocolate Making

Apr 20 Food event Food

Spring is here. Let’s make some chocolate together. Make Bunnies, eggs and other tasty treats for spring. Milk and dark chocolate fun. Rocky Road, Rice Krispie Caramel Clusters and more. Hands on class so bring an apron. Parent participation required. (Ages 4-8 years) Registration Required. $10 per child. Full details 

1st Annual Okanagan Balding for Dollars

Apr 20

Headshaves, haircuts, fundraising & fun by donation! Come join in on the games, music, raffle prizes & snacks and support those shaving for the brave in the Okanagan. To Register as a participant: Search Location- Okanagan: https://secured.bcchf.ca/registrant/EventHome.aspx?eventid=277618&langpref=en-CA&Referrer=httpbaldingfordollars.com Please contact marissa.dunbar@cw.bc.ca if you’d like to volunteer- also looking for musicians & other fun entertainment! Stay for… Full details 

Easter Activities

Apr 21

For the “hoppiest” little bunnies, join an egg scramble at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Children ages 5 and younger try to pick up as many foil eggs as they can before they’re gone. Bring your own basket and arrive at least 30 minutes in advance to allow time for parking and to… Full details 

Tacofino Beer Dinner Series: East Van Brewing

Apr 25

Tacofino, welcomes East Van Brewing on Thursday, April 25 for its second consecutive Beer Dinner Series at its Hastings Location. The event offers seatings at 6 and 8:30 p.m. and pairs the brewery’s delicious beer selection with a custom five-course menu prepared by Tacofino Regional Executive Chef Stefan Hartmann and Tacofino Hastings Head Chef Daniel… Full details 

4 1/2 (ig)noble truths

Apr 25 - Apr 27

Let’s pretend for a second that we’re OK. What does that feel like? This show is for those times when you can’t get out of bed – when you’ve only been eating breakfast cereal for days. ‘4 1⁄2 (ig)noble truths’ is Thomas McKechnie’s deeply personal attempt to articulate his experience living with clinical depression. Initially… Full details 

Refresh Market

Apr 26 - Apr 27

Refresh Market returns to the West Coast Railway Heritage Park April 26 and 27! Shop the edited selection of locally designed and made clothing, ceramics, food, jewelry, dry goods, vintage, and more from 100 local artists, makers and small shops, plus food trucks, tin type portraits, music and more in a creative community environment. Be… Full details 

LitFest New West 2019

Apr 26 - Apr 27 Festival event Festival

LitFest New West will return on April 26 & 27, 2019. Our aim is to bring together a variety of programming through readings, storytelling, workshops, and discussions. We have a short story competition, slam poetry reading, and award winning authors. We are showcasing wonderful New Westminster community venues, including 100 Braid Street Studios, Anvil Centre,… Full details 

Dogs N Denim

Apr 26

Join us for a night out to benefit Paws It Forward Dog Rescue! Live music by Melissa Livingstone, free burger & cover included. Want to learn to two step? Lessons will be available – only $5! Cowboy Boot toonie toss & Silent Auction. All proceeds go to Paws It Forward Dog Rescue in Kelowna, BC. Full details 

pARTy@PdA: Perspective and Prosecco

Apr 26

Looking for a little perspective? Join this fun visual arts pARTy and find some with multi-talented artist Rebecca Blair! Rebecca will teach introductory 3D drawing of buildings using the techniques first developed by the Renaissance masters. You’ll learn the concepts of one-, two- and even three-point perspective while enjoying a glass of bubbly prosecco from… Full details 

Land Assembly 101: RE/MAX Lunch and Learn

Apr 27

Do you want to know how to maximize your property’s full selling potential without having to repair, renovate, declutter your home? Selling your home in land assembly, together with your neighbours not only means no public open houses, no signage, no viewings to disrupt your daily life but for home owners thinking of selling their… Full details 

Chan Centre: Anoushka Shankar – April 27, 2019

Apr 27

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia presents the singular sitar stylings of Anoushka Shankar on April 27, 2019, at 8pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Divine sitar player, acclaimed composer, and one of contemporary India’s cultural gems, the six-time Grammy Award-nominated artist “embodies the spirit of innovation… Full details 

Amabilis Singers present: Force of Nature

Apr 27

The power of nature is unleashed in a concert of remarkable energy and evocative soundscapes. Musical depictions spanning a desert storm in Eric Whitacre’s Cloudburst to the glorious Northern Lights in Ēriks Ešenvald’s Rivers of Light; the intensity of flames in Katerina Gimon’s Fire to the wearing away of stone in Water by J. Aaron… Full details 

Dynamic Floral Designs

Apr 28

BC Floral Art Society presents, Paul Jaras AIFD, internationally acclaimed Floral Artist and Canadian Representative to the 2019 World Cup of Floral Design. Paul will be demonstrating many beautiful, contemporary Dynamic Designs. Ticket price for the event includes Lunch and Door prizes. A draw for Paul’s amazing designs and a sales table of floral creations… Full details 

British Motoring Show

Apr 28

The Langley Area Mostly British Motoring Club is hosting the 14th annual St. George’s British Motoring Show at the Fort Langley Community Hall on Glover Road in Fort Langley, April 28th, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm. The show features over 75 plus vehicles on display from various eras of British motoring. Full details 

Baba Brinkman’s Rap Guide to Consciousness

Apr 28

The 5th instalment of Brinkman’s Rap Guide series, Rap Guide to Consciousness is part rap concert, part standup comedy, and part Ted Talk, a new species theatre that Broadway Baby has called Mind-blowingly, awe-inspiringly good! Brinkman, who grew up in Vancouver and is now an award-winning musician, scholar, and theatre performer based in New York,… Full details 

Navigating Canada’s LNG Opportunity

Apr 29 - Apr 30

The $40 billion initial investment in LNG Canada, the nation’s largest private sector infrastructure project, offers enormous economic opportunity for B.C. The pivotal question for every company is how it can participate directly in the project as part of the supply chain or indirectly via the provision of financial, investment, employment, technology and other services…. Full details 

Muse Exhibition

Apr 30 - May 12

“Muse” Exhibition | April 30 – May 12 Every artist has their muse. What drives a creator to the canvas? We encourage artists to immortalize their inspirations for this exhibition. Subjects may vary and are open to people, places and things. Come see what inspires Canadian artists! Federation Gallery, 1241 Cartwright Street Vancouver BC, V6H… Full details 

Creating Connections 6.0

May 3 - May 4

Creating Connections 6.0 is a diversity conference presenting cutting edge research, best practices, and workshops for students, academics, and industry professionals. This conference is focused on attracting, engaging, and retaining women and underrepresented groups in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and will include presentations and workshops surrounding issues of personal and professional development, networking,… Full details 

VAMP: A Supernatural Musical Burlesque

May 3 - May 18

VAMP is the funny-as-hell musical burlesque your darker side always yearned for. Get transported to a deviant dimension where up is down, bad is good and wrong is oh-so-right, and watch as creatures of your naughtiest nightmares sing, dance and tease the night away. VAMP: A Supernatural Musical Burlesque combines circus, the art of burlesque and… Full details 

Richmond Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show

May 4 - May 5

The Richmond Gem & Mineral Society presents “MIRABILIA! ROCKS which inspire wonder!” featuring unique hand-made jewelry, fantastic rocks, gems, and décor items. Fun for all ages! Come see the wonders of fluorescent (glow in the dark) rocks, mineral ID games, or a gold-panning demonstration. Admission is by donation. There are door prizes and a raffle… Full details 

After Hours at the Vancouver Aquarium

May 4

Raise a glass of suds in celebration of charismatic harbour seals, sea lions and fur seals – collectively known as pinnipeds – at a special edition of After Hours at the Vancouver Aquarium®, an Ocean Wise® initiative. On Saturday, May 4, learn about these fascinating animals and their incredible rescue and rehabilitation stories through never-seen-before… Full details 

National Geographic Live: View from Above

May 7

National Geographic Live and the Vancouver Civic Theatres present: View from Above with Terry Virts As a NASA astronaut – pilot of the space shuttle Endeavour and crew member on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, Virts spent 200 consecutive days in space as commander of the International Space Station—one of the longest continuous space mission of… Full details 


May 7 - May 19

From Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour comes an audacious new theatrical experiment. Each night a different performer joins the playwright on stage, while the script waits unseen in a sealed box…Touchingly autobiographical yet powerfully universal, it is a striking theatrical demonstration of how language can both divide and unite us. Full details 

20th Annual Balding for Dollars Main Event

May 11

Join us for a family-friendly open to the public carnival day of fun! Head shaves, haircuts, & fundraising for Balding for Dollars at BC Children’s hospital- benefiting oncology & blood disorder families! Refreshments, entertainment, music, special guests, games, photo booths, arts & crafts, raffle prizes & more! To register as a participant & fundraise &… Full details 


May 17 - May 20

The highly popular West Fine Art Show presents 18 exceptionally talented western Canadian artists and their breathtaking interpretations of our western Canadian lifestyle. Beautifully staged, the West Fine Art Show offers exceptional art in a soothing artistic ambiance, complimented by the lovely guitar music of John Gilliat. Visitors to the show will enjoy the opportunity… Full details 

Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair

May 17 - May 20 Festival event Festival

Saddle up, Cowboys and Cowgirls, as the 73rd annual Cloverdale Rodeo and 131st annual Country Fair returns to Surrey this May long weekend! Visitors to the Cloverdale Exhibition Grounds can once again expect British Columbia’s most beloved annual tradition to be an action-packed weekend full of family fun. Be sure to mark your calendars on… Full details 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

May 17 - May 25

Gallery 7 Theatre & Performing Arts presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream By William Shakespeare May 17 & 18, 22 – 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm Matinees: May 18 & 25 @ 2:00 pm William Shakespeare’s most famous romantic romp explodes on to the stage in a magical experience sure to entertain and delight audiences of… Full details 

Coastal City Ballet presents Swan Lake

May 18

Coastal City Ballet closes the 2018-2019 season with its critically acclaimed production of Swan Lake. Back by popular demand, this illustrious and beloved ballet features choreography by Irene Schneider, the beautiful score of Pytor Tchaikovsky and the diverse talents of Coastal City Ballet. Glorious costumes and imaginative sets brings this heart wrenching love story to… Full details 

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