April 2011 Events in Metro Vancouver

Comments 10 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Although the month is almost half over, there is still plenty happening around Metro Vancouver as we move into warmer weather and playoff season. The following events have been contributed by readers through my contact form.

The Garden
Photo credit: rbtwhite on Flickr

Fundraising events for Japan are all listed over on this post.

Thursday, April 14, 2011
Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Month
Vancouver Art Gallery: WE: Vancouver 12 Manifestos for the City (until May)
The Dance Centre presents Co.ERASGA/Complot in EXpose (until Friday)
National Volunteer Week photo contest (until Friday)
BC Arts & Culture Week (until Friday)
Friday, April 15, 2011
Gong! The Vancouver Indonesian Cultural Festival (until April 17)
Ballet BC 25th Anniversary
SFU Gathering of the Clan Fundraising Breakfast
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Surrey’s Party for the Planet
Vaisakhi Parade, Vancouver
Ballet BC 25th Anniversary
Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Host Public Events to Honour 100 years of Service
Bike the Blossoms
Lonsdale Quay 25th Anniversary
Core Education + Fine Arts “Make it Better” project

Sunday, April 17, 2011
Vancouver Sun Run
Singer/Songwriter Susan Jacks fundraising concert promoting organ donation
The Perfect Wedding Show

Monday, April 18, 2011
Vancouver International Poetry Festival (until April 23)
Marquis Wine Cellars: Urban Easter Egg Hunt (until April 22)
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Everything You Wanted to Know About Shakespeare: But Were Afraid To Ask
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders
Fraser Valley Acoustic Guitar Festival
Friday, April 22, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Easter Arts Celebration for Families at Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam
Feast of Friends Vol.2 The Greaser’s Ball
Sunday, April 24, 2011
International Administrative Professionals Week (until April 30)
Monday, April 25, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Vancouver Archives: Legacies, Lessons, and the Future
Wednessday, April 27, 2011
Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Day
Norine Braun No. 8 CD Release
Lost In The Trees & Sean Rowe at the Media Club
International Administrative Professionals Day
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Petnership Project Holistic Wellness Pet Show
Erica Seckinger art show
Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver: Women Day Workshop + Build
Vancouver Biennale Auction & Grand Finale

Should you wish to add any other events to the list, please do not hesitate to submit them in the comments or by email and I will update the post.

10 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. HardyThursday, April 14th, 2011 — 11:25am PDT

    Great picture, thanks from the Eastern Shore

  2. Sigrid OttoThursday, April 14th, 2011 — 2:29pm PDT

    For events for Wednesday, April 27, 2011, can you please add in
    “Administrative Professionals Day” and link either to our IAAP chapter page here: http://www.iaap-vancouver.ca or to the flyer which is here: http://www.iaap-vancouver.ca/IAAPHQ/Vancouver/UploadedImages/APD2011/APD2011%20Flyer.pdf

    Thank you!

  3. Rebecca Bollwitt, Miss604 Rebecca BollwittThursday, April 14th, 2011 — 2:34pm PDT

    @Sigrid Thanks! I had the “week” listed but not the “day” – it’s up there now.

  4. Sigrid OttoThursday, April 14th, 2011 — 2:36pm PDT

    My apologies…I saw that you had listed this for Administrative Professionals Week starting on the Sunday.! Thank you for doing that for us!

  5. SoThursday, April 14th, 2011 — 4:16pm PDT

    On April 17th, there’s a Free Bridal Show at Shangri-la hotel from 11am to 4pm also.


  6. Stephen IrvingThursday, April 14th, 2011 — 4:26pm PDT

    Hi Rebecca,

    Would you be able to include this in your event listings? Thanks!



    Locations & Times:

    Thursday, April 28
    Public viewing: 11am – 10pm
    Opening Reception: 7pm – 10pm
    Friday April 29
    Public Viewing: 11am – 9pm

    Saturday April 30 & Sunday May 1
    11am – 6pm

    Artists in Our Midst is a vibrant community of artists and creators dedicated to promoting visual art in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Now in its nineteenth year, Artists in Our Midst kicks off with the Roundhouse Exhibit, a dynamic two day group show and sale at the Roundhouse Community Centre featuring 60 artists. Join us for the opening night reception, April 28th starting at 7pm to meet with the artists and enjoy the live music of Greg and Louise Solecki Weir with Mark Dowding.

    The Open Studios weekend that follows is a self-guided tour of 35 artist-created galleries and venues throughout Vancouver’s west side. Visit these unique galleries to meet with artists and explore the stories behind their artwork. While you’re at it, drop in on the Lord Byng Mini School of the Fine Arts to view new works by emerging young artists who will be participating in the studio-gallery tour and the exhibit. A number of retailers on the west side will be joining us in hosting artists for the open studio tour. You can design your own route by using the map in this brochure, or view the website to check out which artists to visit.

    If you are in the market for original art this is a great opportunity to find that perfect artwork for your home and support local artists. Art will be for sale at all events and credit cards will be accepted at the Roundhouse Exhibit.

    The first of such groups in Vancouver, this exciting and dynamic community event is a great opportunity to engage with artists and patrons alike. Make time to celebrate art in the community!

  7. Kris McLean-RohaniFriday, April 15th, 2011 — 9:34am PDT

    On Tuesday, April 19th at 7:30 p.m. is the Ganbare Japan Benefit Concert at the Queen Elizabeth Theater will all proceeds going to the Red Cross to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami. There are great locals playing like 54-40, Doug and the Slugs, Jim Byrnes, Bill and Saffron Henderson, Jon Kimura Parker and members of the VSO and lots more! There will also be an amazing collaboration of taiko drummers from the Lower Mainland joined together in a powerful performance. (I bought my tickets at Ticketmaster and they were only $35 for great seats!)

  8. Robert W. WhiteFriday, April 15th, 2011 — 9:45am PDT

    Thanks for the photolove – it’s one of my new favourites!
    – rbrtwhite / rbostyle

  9. Sandra GarciaSunday, April 17th, 2011 — 11:20pm PDT

    Going Green 101 workshops
    April 19 (North Vancouver), 21 (Coquitlam), and 27 (Vancouver)

  10. NorineMonday, April 18th, 2011 — 9:15pm PDT

    Thanks for posting my cd release Rebecca. Hope you can make it to the show!

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