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Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend


Thursday, April 25th, 2019 — 7:50am PDT
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This weekend Miss604 is proud to sponsor One Night in the Valley, a country gala in Cloverdale in support of Variety – The Children’s Charity of BC. This event and more listed below:

Things to do in Vancouver - April Tulips

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Friday, April 26, 2019
pARTy@PdA: Perspective and Prosecco
Graham Clark’s Quiz Show
VOX is Vancouver Opera’s Inaugural Vocal Competition
Space & Storytelling: How Discoveries of New Worlds Help Tell Stories of Family
Gaelynn Lea in Concert
Art Vancouver
Refresh Market Squamish
LitFest New West
Verses Festival of Words
Pacific Theatre Presents: Cherry Docs
Zee Zee Theatre: Dead People’s Things
Tulip Festivals in the Fraser Valley
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival
West Van Carnival

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Vancouver TheatreSports Mother of All Mother’s Day Shows


Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 — 4:40pm PDT
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Vancouver TheatreSports (“VTS”) celebrates Moms everywhere with its ‘mother of all Mother’s Day shows’ – MOM=WOW – a special, one-performance-only, Mom-themed show just for her on May 12th.

Vancouver TheatreSports’ Mother of All Mother’s Day Shows

When: Sunday May 12, 2019 at 4:00pm
Where: The Improv Centre (1502 Duranleau St on Granville Island)
Tickets: Available online

MOM=WOW begins at 4:00pm, giving you plenty of time for a leisurely brunch before the show or allowing you to book a dinner after the performance (which concludes at 5:20pm).

The Neil Macrae Bar & Lounge at VTS’ Improv Centre will open on Mother’s Day at 3:30pm for pre-show beverages and, weather permitting, the patio deck overlooking the picturesque marina will also be open to patrons. Bar Manager Paul has a special on piccolo bottles of sparkling Henkell Trocken Rosé and Mission Hill Five Vineyards Rosé by the glass or the bottle. Patrons have the option of taking their beverages into the theatre to enjoy during the show.

Tickets for MOM=WOW are value-priced at only $25 and include the performance plus either a Henkell piccolo, or a glass of Mission Hill Five Vineyards Rosé, or a glass of House Wine (red or white), or a non-alcoholic beverage. (VTS regrets that it is unable to accommodate families with children under the age of 8 (including toddlers and infants).

For more information follow Vancouver TheaterSports on Twitter and Facebook.

A Miss604.com guest post by Alexis Miles

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Alexis Miles is a college student with a passion for writing, hiking, and live music.

Parker Art Salon: Win Collector’s Night Passes


Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 — 1:45pm PDT
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152,000 square feet, 110 studios for 227 artists, designers, photographers and woodworkers all under one roof. The iconic 1000 Parker Street warehouse is a Vancouver landmark, hosting 4 floors of artists diverse in style and discipline. In such an environment, the buzz of creativity is ongoing night and day.  It is here a unique community of les beaux arts thrives and the legendary Parker Art Salon takes place.

Parker Art Salon 2019

Parker Art Salon

Where:  1000 Parker St, Vancouver
When: Friday, May 24 to Sunday, May 26, 2019
Tickets: Available online in advance for $20, at the door for $25, guided studio tours $10. Free afternoon talks May 25-26 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Collector’s Night passes $50.

All artists will be displayed tightly one to the next through the web of hallways on the building’s 3rd Floor. The Salon format allows for intriguing relationships to be created among the mix of artist styles – there is something in the show for everyone’s taste along with many unique surprises.

Collector’s Night

The Friday night and weekend Collector’s Night Pass provides you with $100 off all exhibited artwork of $800 or more in the value (excluding Preview) and may be used for purchasing up to 3 different works. Pass holders are invited to the VIP reception from 5:30pm to 7:00pm on Friday, May 24th, which includes drinks, canapés and early viewing of the Preview Show and Salon. Pass holders get a Salon catalogue and 2 complementary drink tickets.

Studio Tours

Sandra Kadel will be giving guided tours of selected artists studios on Saturday and Sunday May 25-26, 2019. Each walking tour is one hour, they happen twice a day, at 2:00pm and 4:00pm Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy a sampling of Parker Street Studios as you go behind the scenes, learn about each artist’s work and hear their stories.

Parker Art Salon

Win Passes

I have a pair of Collector’s Night passes to give away! Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Follow the Parker Art Salon on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more info.

Vancouver to Victoria with V2V Vacations


Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 — 12:37pm PDT
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Experience sponsored by V2V Vacations

“I’m waving at you,” a text from my sister came through as we watched the V2V Empress pull into its dock. My niece and I were waiting along the promenade in front of the Steamship Terminal in Victoria, chai lattes in hand after a soggy morning playing with the baby goats in Beacon Hill Park.

Sailing between Victoria and Vancouver

“We can’t see you,” I texted back. The catamaran’s front windows were tinted, but we waved back anyway. She was joining us for our Victoria Girls Weekend, which we can’t decide is was our 18th or 20th annual getaway despite photo evidence packed away in albums my mom carted along with her in her suitcase.

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BMO Vancouver Marathon 2019 Road Closures and Route Map


Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 — 10:33am PDT
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Vancouver’s only Marathon, the BMO Vancouver Marathon is one of the world’s top destination marathons, annually welcoming runners from 65+ countries! It’s coming up on Sunday, May 5, 2019, winding its way through the city on a spectacularly scenic course.

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BMO Vancouver Marathon

When: Sunday, May 5, 2019 8:30am
Where: Start Line: Queen Elizabeth Park Midlothian Avenue
Finish Line: West Pender St. between Bute St. & Thurlow St.

The BMO Vancouver Marathon is also home to the BC Marathon Championships in conjunction with BC Athletics. This world-class event annually sells out. There is also a Half Marathon8KM, and Kids Course. Don’t miss the finish line street festival from 8:30am to 3:30pm with entertainment, food, and more.

Route Map

Vancouver Marathon Map
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Road Closures & Detours

Road closures will be in effect on Sunday, May 5, 2019 between 7:00am and 11:00am for the Half Marathon, 8:30am to 3:30pm for the Marathon, and 9:30am to 11:00am for the 8KM.

Race routes will impact traffic on Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Vancouver’s Riley Park, Coal Harbour and Downtown, and on Sunday, May 5, 2019 in Riley Park, South Cambie, Oakridge, Fairview, Kerrisdale, Dunbar, UBC, Point Grey, Kitsilano, West End, Coal Harbour, Chinatown, Yaletown, Cambie, False Creek and Downtown neighbourhoods. Please see the reverse side for detailed information.

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NeighbourhoodRoad Detour Times
Cambie North5:00pm May 4 to 1:00pm May 5
False Creek / Chinatown / Yaletown6:45am to 8:45am
Cambie South6:30am to 9:30am
Kerrisdale / Dunbar8:00am to 11:00am
UBC8:00am to 11:00am
Point Grey / Kitsilano9:00am to 1:00pm
West End7:00am to 2:15pm
Stanley Park6:30am to 1:00pm
Coal Harbour12:00pm May 4 to 7:00pm May 5
Downtown Vancouver6:45am to 9:15am

BMO Vancouver Marathon
BMO Vancouver Marathon Photo by Matt Clark

Follow the BMO Vancouver Marathon on Facebook and Twitter for information about the expo, festival, and all of the runs and walks.

Playland Opening Spring 2019: Win Passes


Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 — 10:10am PDT
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Playland is opening this season on Saturday, May 4th with your favourite rides and attractions including The Beast, the Wooden Roller Coaster and many more, plus those delicious mini-donuts. Gates open to the public at 11:00 am for the 2019 season, so mark your calendars for the unofficial start of summer!

Playland Opening Spring 2019

Spring Hours: Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays 11:00am to 6:00pm

Playland Roller Coaster

Thrill seekers can choose from over 35 rides and attractions, including Playland’s most historic and beloved attraction, the Wooden Roller Coaster (rated #1 wooden coaster in Canada) and Canada’s most extreme pendulum ride, The Beast. Or take a wild spin on Crazy Beach Party and strap yourself in on the Hellevator, with its fantastic 200-foot free fall! 

Family attractions such as the Climbing Wall will keep aspiring alpinists busy or win some prizes at BC’s largest midway, which is open all summer long as well! Buen Gusto Tacos and Totchos, Cheese Please, and Triple O’s returns to provide scrumptious snacks to foodies, while Fundunkers Donut Shop, the Candy Shoppe, S’Luscious and BeaverTails will satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. 

Get ready for a whole summer of fun by purchasing a one-day admission or season pass online where you’ll save up to $4 – compared to buying at the gate. Admission includes unlimited access to over 35 rides and attractions*, including the three newest family rides and the top wooden roller coaster in Canada!

*Revelation, Drop Zone, and Haunted Mansion are not included with admission/passes and have individual add-on fees.

Win Passes

I have a family 4-pack of passes to give away so you can enjoy Playland this spring. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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Follow PNE/Playland on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more info. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.