April Events in Metro Vancouver


Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 — 1:14pm PST
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Community festivals and holidays will take us outside this month, under the natural confetti of the cherry blossoms. Spring is here and so is another big list of events including dozens of Cherry Blossom Festival activities, the Surrey Party for the Planet, a selection of theatre performances, and the Stanley Park Easter Train.

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Multi-Day Events

Events that run for longer than three days in a row are highlighted in green below.

April Events in Metro Vancouver

This event list is updated frequently so be sure to check back often and feel free to send in your own listings via my contact form.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
An Evening with Arundhati Roy
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Book Launch: Practically Investing
Fair Trade Vancouver: Guacamole Fair
Don’t Blink: A Burlesque Tribute to Doctor Who
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival: Cherry Jam Downtown Concert
Cascadia Startup Day
New Media Connect
Secrets of the Penthouse Tour
Vancouver Letter Writing Club
Voices From Another Room Exhibition Opening
Mellomanic, Psychic Jaguar, Simon Russell & The Know How Sugar at Fanclub
Pacific Ice Synchronized Skating Club – Open House
Fifth Annual Art of Being Together
Langara Pop-Up Grad Gallery Opening Night
Friday, April 4, 2014
Blue Jays Home Opener Viewing Party
Camilo the Magician on Tour at Granville Island
Carousel Theatre Presents: Wondrous Tales of Old Japan
Landsdowne Carnival, Richmond
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Vancouver South African Film Festival
Canadian Tire Home, Auto, and Outdoor Show
Vancouver Retro Gaming Expo
The Squamish Women’s Used Clothing Sale
Enchanted Garden Spring Pottery Sale at Trout Lake Community Centre
Pillowfight at the Vancouver Art Gallery
Verses Festival of Words
Spring Showers Artisan Fair
Fleetwood Family Fun Run
Start Your Garden with Heritage Seeds
Vancouver Whitecaps vs Colorado at BC Place
Downtown Bus Service Open House: West End Community Centre
Camilo the Magician on Tour at Granville Island
Terminal City Rollergirls Season Opener
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival: Plein-Air Blossom Painting
Dinner Party YVR
Jazz at the Pat
Firehall Arts Centre Presents: Proud
Galloway’s Burnaby: Top Detox Superfoods
Carousel Theatre Presents: Wondrous Tales of Old Japan
Landsdowne Carnival, Richmond

Sunday, April 6, 2014
Vancouver South African Film Festival
Brockton Point’s Secrets: a Stanley Park Historical Walking Tour
Dialogue on Dramaturgy
Vancouver Foodster Culinary Scavenger Hunt
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival: Sakura Days at VanDusen
Galloway’s Burnaby: Fabulous Flax with Chef Alana Peckham
Galloway’s Richmond: Cleansing Spring Soups with Andrea Potter
Enchanted Garden Spring Pottery Sale at Trout Lake Community Centre
Verses Festival of Words
Carousel Theatre Presents: Wondrous Tales of Old Japan
Landsdowne Carnival, Richmond
Firehall Arts Centre Presents: Proud


Monday, April 7, 2014
Movies for Mommies Vancouver: Sex After Kids
Canada Place/Convention Centre Photowalk
Earthquake Preparedness Workshop
Verses Festival of Words
Carousel Theatre Presents: Wondrous Tales of Old Japan
Firehall Arts Centre Presents: Proud

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Not Business As Usual: Film and Panel Discussion at VIFF Theatre
Verses Festival of Words
Carousel Theatre Presents: Wondrous Tales of Old Japan
Firehall Arts Centre Presents: Proud

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
West End Cherry Blossom Photowalk
Biltmore Cabaret: HUNTING Album Release
Evolution’s Ruckus at the Railway
Public Art: Purpose and Benefit to the Community
“Thai” One On With Whisky
Verses Festival of Words
Carousel Theatre Presents: Wondrous Tales of Old Japan
Firehall Arts Centre Presents: Proud

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair
Army and Navy Shop Hop
Harmonies for Housing Fundraiser
Create Change Foundation’s 2014 Fundraiser “The Sky Is The Limit”
Translink Downtown Bus Service Open House/Review
Gastown Shop Hop
Street Eat Thursdays at SFU
Fight the Fire: Concert and Comedy Night
Royal City Musical Theatre Presents: Annie
The Arts Club Presents: The Bomb-Itty of Errors
Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Championships
Jazz Nights at Roedde House
Verses Festival of Words
Carousel Theatre Presents: Wondrous Tales of Old Japan
Firehall Arts Centre Presents: Proud

Friday, April 11, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Rio Theatre Fright Late Night Movies
Damonde Tschritter – Comedy’s New Superhero at Federico’s Supper Club
City Walls at The Imperial
Friends of the Coquitlam Library: Quiz Night
North Shore Writers Festival
Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair
Verses Festival of Words
Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Championships
Royal City Musical Theatre Presents: Annie
Carousel Theatre Presents: Wondrous Tales of Old Japan
Firehall Arts Centre Presents: Proud
The Arts Club Presents: The Bomb-Itty of Errors

Saturday, April 12, 2014
The Pineapple Challenge 5K
Art. Talk. Tours. Free All Day Around Vancouver
Paint for Peace at Raw Canvas
Canucks Autism Network Family Festival
Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade
Blossom Bollywood Dance Party at the Art Gallery
Inaugural Vancouver Southsiders Street Soccer Tourney
The Pre-Loved Sale
Heritage Vancouver Society Top 10 Endangered Sites Bus Tour
Family Concert with Jennifer Gasoi
Off the Beaten Path Book Signing in North Vancouver
Clayton Hall Easter Egg Hunt
Fraser Heights Easter Events
Thunderbird Community Centre Easter Extravaganza
Breakfast with Bunny at West Point Grey Community Centre
Easter Carnival at Coal Harbour Community Centre
Easter Egg Hunt at City Square
Vintage and Revamped Furniture Market in Cloverdale
Vancouver Bach Choir: Brahms and Gorecki
Ladies Learning Code: Into to Mobile Web
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival: Plein-Air Blossom Painting
North Shore Writers Festival
Galloway’s Burnaby: Raw Around the World
Translink Downtown Bus Service Open House/Review
Vancouver Shogi Club
Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair
Verses Festival of Words
Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Championships
Royal City Musical Theatre Presents: Annie
Carousel Theatre Presents: Wondrous Tales of Old Japan
Firehall Arts Centre Presents: Proud
The Arts Club Presents: The Bomb-Itty of Errors

Sunday, April 13, 2014
Spring Cleaning for your Mind, Body & Soul at River Market
Altered Book Workshop with Rachael Ashe
Row the Pacific Send Off Party
Soweto Gospel Choir at the QE Theatre
Second Sunday Series – Amicus Duo at Roedde House Museum
Royal City Musical Theatre Presents: Annie
Carousel Theatre Presents: Wondrous Tales of Old Japan
Firehall Arts Centre Presents: Proud
The Arts Club Presents: The Bomb-Itty of Errors


Monday, April 14, 2014
Lunar Eclipse Event at the Space Centre
DIM Cinema Presents Vater und Sohn/Father and Son
Earthquake Preparedness Workshop
Royal City Musical Theatre Presents: Annie
Carousel Theatre Presents: Wondrous Tales of Old Japan
Jane’s Walk Orientation
Firehall Arts Centre Presents: Proud
The Arts Club Presents: The Bomb-Itty of Errors

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Vancouver Art Gallery Presents: Audain Prize + VIVA Awards ceremony
Itsazoo Productions Presents: Killer Joe
Earthquake Preparedness Workshop
Royal City Musical Theatre Presents: Annie
Carousel Theatre Presents: Wondrous Tales of Old Japan
Firehall Arts Centre Presents: Proud
The Arts Club Presents: The Bomb-Itty of Errors

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Stanley Park Easter Train
Vancouver Special Pre-Tour Lecture
Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing
Barter Market at the Midtown Experiment
Herstory Cafe: High Browns and Granny Shoes with Guest Speaker Bonnie Reilly Schmidt
Presentation House Theatre: I On The Sky
Earthquake Preparedness Workshop
Seasons Electronic Music Festival
Royal City Musical Theatre Presents: Annie
Carousel Theatre Presents: Wondrous Tales of Old Japan
Firehall Arts Centre Presents: Proud
The Arts Club Presents: The Bomb-Itty of Errors
Itsazoo Productions Presents: Killer Joe

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Opening Reception: Arts Alive
Tulips of the Valley Festival in Agassiz
Room to Read Vancouver Chapter’s Power of Ten Event
Vancouver Tourism Showcase
Fly Girl Productions: Hershe Bar
Seasons Electronic Music Festival
Presentation House Theatre: I On The Sky
Stanley Park Easter Train
Royal City Musical Theatre Presents: Annie
Carousel Theatre Presents: Wondrous Tales of Old Japan
Firehall Arts Centre Presents: Proud
The Arts Club Presents: The Bomb-Itty of Errors
Itsazoo Productions Presents: Killer Joe

Friday, April 18, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Rio Theatre Fright Late Night Movies
Southlands Heritage Farm Family Day
Fan Expo Vancouver
Easter at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery
Late Nite Art 28: Archive (@ Revolver)
Seasons Electronic Music Festival
Presentation House Theatre: I On The Sky
Stanley Park Easter Train
Royal City Musical Theatre Presents: Annie
Carousel Theatre Presents: Wondrous Tales of Old Japan
Firehall Arts Centre Presents: Proud
The Arts Club Presents: The Bomb-Itty of Errors
Itsazoo Productions Presents: Killer Joe
Tulips of the Valley Festival in Agassiz

Saturday, April 19, 2014
Vancouver Whitecaps vs LA at BC Place
Great Canadian Craft use promo code: “Miss604”
Record Store Day
Easter Fair at Surrey Museum
Surrey Vaisakhi Parade
Easter Artisan’s Fair at River Market
Easter Tea at London Heritage Farm
World Circus Day – Unicycle Ride
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival: Plein-Air Blossom Painting
Hard Rubber Orchestra – Greatest Hits at SFU Woodward’s
Hyundai Hockey Nation Clinics
Galloway’s Richmond: Fabulous Flax with Chef Alana Peckham
2nd Annual Easter Egg-Stravaganza at Maan Farms
Greenheart Canopy Walkway Grand Opening
Seasons Electronic Music Festival
Fan Expo Vancouver
Easter at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery
Eco Easter Egg Hunt in Surrey
Stanley Park Easter Train
Royal City Musical Theatre Presents: Annie
Carousel Theatre Presents: Wondrous Tales of Old Japan
Firehall Arts Centre Presents: Proud
The Arts Club Presents: The Bomb-Itty of Errors
Itsazoo Productions Presents: Killer Joe
Tulips of the Valley Festival in Agassiz

Sunday, April 20, 2014
Maplewood Farm Easter Egg-Stravaganza
Hyundai Hockey Nation Clinics
Vancouver Nighthawks Season Opener
Save the Bunnies Charity Easter Egg Hunt at Township 7 Winery
Easter Tea at London Heritage Farm
WOD For Kids
2nd Annual Easter Egg-Stravaganza at Maan Farms
Great Canadian Craft use promo code: “Miss604”
Greenheart Canopy Walkway Grand Opening
Seasons Electronic Music Festival
Fan Expo Vancouver
Easter at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery
Stanley Park Easter Train
Royal City Musical Theatre Presents: Annie
Carousel Theatre Presents: Wondrous Tales of Old Japan
Firehall Arts Centre Presents: Proud
The Arts Club Presents: The Bomb-Itty of Errors
Itsazoo Productions Presents: Killer Joe
Tulips of the Valley Festival in Agassiz


Monday, April 21, 2014
Woo Hoo! Classic Simpsons Trivia Night
Great Canadian Craft use promo code: “Miss604”
Greenheart Canopy Walkway Grand Opening
Stanley Park Easter Train
Royal City Musical Theatre Presents: Annie
Firehall Arts Centre Presents: Proud
The Arts Club Presents: The Bomb-Itty of Errors
Itsazoo Productions Presents: Killer Joe
Tulips of the Valley Festival in Agassiz

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The Arts Club’s California Wine Fair
Crave Burnaby Heights Dining Event
Songs of Neil Young at the Biltmore – Part 1
4 Cats Art Studio: Earth Day Workshop
Documentary Screening with Take a Hike Foundation
Bloom Dance Tasting with Mascall Dance
Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles
Royal City Musical Theatre Presents: Annie
Firehall Arts Centre Presents: Proud
The Arts Club Presents: The Bomb-Itty of Errors
Itsazoo Productions Presents: Killer Joe
Tulips of the Valley Festival in Agassiz

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Songs of Neil Young at the Biltmore – Part 2
Eco-Arts Salon: Community Arts Vancouver
Shine Online Video Training Just for Women at Hycroft
Crave Burnaby Heights Dining Event
Royal City Musical Theatre Presents: Annie
Firehall Arts Centre Presents: Proud
Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Arts Club Presents: The Bomb-Itty of Errors
Itsazoo Productions Presents: Killer Joe
Tulips of the Valley Festival in Agassiz

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Jeans Day for BC Children’s Hospital
Evening to Conquer Oral Cancer
Ballet BC Presents: UN/A
HOT TALKS: Alison Denham & Billy Marchenski
Discover Dance: Modus Operandi
Philomena: Featured Movie at City Centre Library
Wizard of Oz Musical in Langley
Projecting Change Film Festival
Crave Burnaby Heights Dining Event
Royal City Musical Theatre Presents: Annie
Firehall Arts Centre Presents: Proud
Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Arts Club Presents: The Bomb-Itty of Errors
Itsazoo Productions Presents: Killer Joe
Tulips of the Valley Festival in Agassiz

Friday, April 25, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Rio Theatre Fright Late Night Movies
Canadian Master Class Series with Prima Ballerina Chan Hon Goh
Alicia Tobin’s Come Draw With Me
FUSE at the Vancouver Art Gallery
Night Circus: Space Cruise at Vancouver Fan Club
Vancouver Tattoo and Culture Show
Ballet BC Presents: UN/A
Projecting Change Film Festival
Wizard of Oz Musical in Langley
Royal City Musical Theatre Presents: Annie
Firehall Arts Centre Presents: Proud
Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Arts Club Presents: The Bomb-Itty of Errors
Itsazoo Productions Presents: Killer Joe
Tulips of the Valley Festival in Agassiz

Saturday, April 26, 2014
SPONSORED BY MISS604: Surrey Party for the Planet
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival: Plein-Air Blossom Painting
Magpie’s Nest Grand Opening
Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival
8th Annual Gypsy Jazz Festival
Capilano Mall Faux Fab Fashion Show
Richmond Earth Day Youth (REaDY) Summit
Dunks for Dreams with CFL Players for Make-A-Wish
Ocean Concrete Open House on Granville Island
Refresh Market
CARDED! Trading Card Art Show
KILL FEE Book Signing and Launch Party with Owen Laukkanen and Friends
Timescapes Opens at the ArtStarts Gallery
Fringe Percussion Presents: Boundless
4th Annual North Shore Art Crawl
Where the Wild Things Were: Museum of Vancouver
Suburban Rush: Mountain Biking and Trail Running
Earthwise Annual “Bee Friendly” Plant Sale
Book Launch of What If?: 52 Questions Designed for an Entire Year of Self-Discovery
Galloway’s Burnaby: All About Spices
Vancouver Shogi Club
Minerva Helping Women Work™ Career Training Workshops
Earth Day Vancouver
Stage to Screen: In Conversation with David Auburn
Lumbermen’s Arch Secrets: a Stanley Park Historical Walking Tour
ArtStarts presents Animal Adventure with Rock the Arts
Night Circus: Space Cruise at Vancouver Fan Club
Bike the Blossoms
Vancouver Tattoo and Culture Show
Ballet BC Presents: UN/A
Projecting Change Film Festival
Wizard of Oz Musical in Langley
Royal City Musical Theatre Presents: Annie
Firehall Arts Centre Presents: Proud
Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Arts Club Presents: The Bomb-Itty of Errors
Itsazoo Productions Presents: Killer Joe
Tulips of the Valley Festival in Agassiz

Sunday, April 27, 2014
Vancouver Sun Run
Elevate and Celebrate at Hycroft
Silk Bamboo and Maple Concert
Stanley Park Educational Walk and Habitat Restoration
ICONS Spring Vintage Market
4th Annual North Shore Art Crawl
ArtStarts presents Animal Adventure with Rock the Arts
VanDusen Plant Sale
Terminal City Rollergirls Double Header
Vancouver Tattoo and Culture Show
Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles
Projecting Change Film Festival
The Arts Club Presents: The Bomb-Itty of Errors
Itsazoo Productions Presents: Killer Joe
Tulips of the Valley Festival in Agassiz

Monday, April 28, 2014
G Day for Girls
Women in Leadership April Social
Art Show – Reflections: Colours of the Coast
Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Arts Club Presents: The Bomb-Itty of Errors
Itsazoo Productions Presents: Killer Joe
Tulips of the Valley Festival in Agassiz

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Bloom Dance Tasting with Mascall Dance
Dancing for Hope Gala
International Dance Day
Comedy Gems Presents Teen Angst Night
Art of Loving: Kissing Class
Art Show – Reflections: Colours of the Coast
Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Arts Club Presents: The Bomb-Itty of Errors
Itsazoo Productions Presents: Killer Joe
Tulips of the Valley Festival in Agassiz

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Women in Film and Television Spotlight Awards Gala
Army and Navy Shoe Sale
Art Show – Reflections: Colours of the Coast
Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Arts Club Presents: The Bomb-Itty of Errors
Itsazoo Productions Presents: Killer Joe
Tulips of the Valley Festival in Agassiz

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