20 things to do in Vancouver this week: April 4-10

Keep your April schedule full with our list of 20 fun things to do in and around Vancouver from April 4th to 10th.

From the Sakura Days Japan Fair to Olivia Rodrigo, there is a lot to see and do this week.


Sakura Days Japan Fair 2022

Sakura days

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What: Sakura Days Japan Fair is finally back after a two-year hiatus. One of the biggest events in April, the event celebrates the cherry blossom and the arrival of spring in our city. This event takes place on April 9 and 10 at Vancouver’s VanDusen Botanical Garden, and this event offers attendees fantastic performances, live performances and everything to do with Japanese culture.

This year, most of the activities will take place outdoors, with a few selected vendors lining up indoors. From traditional tea ceremonies to delicious dining experiences, we are happy to share the list of eateries and beverages that people will be able to indulge in while at the fair.

When: April 9 and 10, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
Cost: Miscellaneous, buy online

Rabbit Lane: Douglas Coupland

What: Renowned author and artist Douglas Coupland, in collaboration with the West Vancouver Art Museum, has created a series of photographic scenes inspired by his book Girlfriend in a coma. The photographs were created in western and northern Vancouver and show a variety of local homes, volunteer models and cars and clothing provided by the community. Rabbit Lane is part of the 2022 Capture Photography Festival Selected Exhibition Program.

When: Tuesday to Saturday until May 28, 2022
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: West Vancouver Art Museum – 680 17th Street, West Vancouver
Cost: By donation

Sikh Heritage Month – True Home

What: Guests are invited to explore a “typical” Sikh-Punjabi home to discover the importance of a physical place and its spiritual role. The semi-guided immersive experience offers a variety of rooms and invitations curated and produced by local artists. A virtual version of True Home will also be offered.

When: April 8-10, 2022
Time: Different times
Where: Virtual and at Hubcast Studios – Surrey 8240 188th Street, Surrey
Cost: By Donation


What: JUNO-nominated electro-pop singer-songwriter Ashe will perform at the Commodore Ballroom on April 4 on her The Fault Line tour.

When: April 4, 2022
Time: 19.00
Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
Cost: From $ 25.50 plus fees, buy online

How the world began

Pacific Theater

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What: How the world began by Catherine Trieschmann tells the story of Susan Pierce, a high school teacher who comes into conflict over a direct comment to a student. Soon, Susan and the larger community in Plainview find themselves divided and separated by their faith. With Ron Reed, Meghan Gardiner and Evan Rein and directed by Sarah Rodgers.

When: Now until April 16, 2022
Time: Different times
Where: Pacific Theater – 1440 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
Cost: from $ 15, buy online

Normal Good – Stand Up Comedy

What: Vancouver comics Danika Thibault and Nathan Hare present a night of stand-up at The Lido with Rachel Shaefer, Mitch Saddleback, Andrea Jin and Alistair Ogden.

When: April 5, 2022
Time: 20.00
Where: The Lido – 518 East Broadway, Vancouver
Cost: $ 8 plus fees, buy online

Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Portland Timbers

What: The Vancouver Whitecaps take on the Portland Timbers in MLS action on April 9 at BC Place.

When: April 9, 2022
Time: 19.00
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Cost: Miscellaneous, buy online

In Wonderland

What: In Wonderland takes viewers at the Gateway Theater on a magical adventure in Lewis Carroll’s books Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the spectacle. The BC premiere is a contemporary retelling by Anna Cummer and directed by Haysam Kadri.

When: Different dates from 7 to 16 April 2022
Time: Different times
Where: Gateway Theater – 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
Cost: from $ 29, buy online

Adult Easter egg hunt at Taves Family Farms

What: Taves Family Farms is back with its egg hunt for adults only two nights in April. Guests can hang out with the pets and celebrate it with food, drinks, cider flights, hørids, live music and a group of Easter egg hunts.

You must be over 19 to participate and your ticket comes with a wealth of perks. And that’s BYOB: bring your own basket. The Easter egg hunt starts at 19.45, so you must bring a flashlight.

When: April 8 and April 9, 2022
Time: 17.30 to 20.45
Where: Taves Family Farms, 333 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford
Cost: From $ 69.95, available online

Olivia Rodrigo

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Olivia Rodrigo (Sophie Khan / Live Nation)

What: Vancouver music fans can finally see Olivia Rodrigo in person. The singer comes to Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Arena on her ANGRY tour, and she takes special guests Gracie Abrams, Holly Humberstone and Baby Queen on the tour.

The tour is named after Rodrigo’s 2021 album ANGRY, which topped the charts in Canada with multi-platinum bops like “driver’s license” and “good 4 u.” It also earned 1.1 billion streams.

When: April 7, 2022
Time: 20.00
Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Center – 6066 Thunderbird Boulevard, Vancouver
Costs: Miscellaneous, buy online

Global pandemic art exhibition

What: Global pandemic by Michelle Leone Huisman will be on display at the Dal Schindell Gallery until April 10. The exhibition features a collection of art photography centered around discarded cloth and medical masks collected by the artist.

Global pandemic ‘s artworks are named after children’s nursery rhymes and games and combine the ubiquitous masks with backgrounds of natural beauty.

When: Now until April 10, 2022
Time: 8.30 to 16.30 (Monday to Friday), 12.00 to 16.00 (Saturdays). Closed Sundays
Where: The Dal Schindell – 5800 University Boulevard, Vancouver
Access: Available

Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks

What: The hometown of the Canucks meets the visiting Sharks on April 9 at Rogers Arena.

When: April 9
Time: 19.00
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Cost: Miscellaneous, buy online

1 Night Stand – Comedy Fundraiser for Ukraine.

What: Some of Vancouver’s best comedy talents team up for a special comedy fundraiser for Ukraine. Cast include Charlie Demers, Peter Kelamis, Jane Stanton, Justin Nichol, Kevin Banner, Sam Tonning, Yumi Nagashima and David and Ken. All profits will be donated to the Rose Charities Ukraine Emergency Fund, which directly helps children and families affected by the crisis.

When: April 9, 2022
Time: 18.00 and 21.30
Where: York Theater – 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Cost: From $ 25, buy online

Easter at the Britannia Mine Museum

What: The Britannia Mine Museum invites visitors to learn all about what it was like to work at the mine during its annual Easter celebration. Take a special seasonal underground ride and check out the BOOM! Experience in the historic Mill. Then complete a self-guided scavenger hunt for a chance to earn a special geological prize.

When: April 9 and 10, April 15-18, 2022
Time: 9.00 to 16.30
Where: Britannia Mine Museum – 150 Copper Drive, Britannia Beach
Cost: Admission to the museum varies, buy online

Food Truck Wars

Food Truck Wars

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What: The Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival is holding a big event to kick off its spring season: Food Truck Wars. The event will extend over three delicious days and will offer guests access to as many as 40 trucks every day during the party.

Trophies and prizes will be awarded to various food trucks based on categories such as Between the Buns, Best Meat Sweats, Sweets, International / Fusion, Classic and Plant-Based. People can also enjoy live music and entertainment, “beer and wine on site” and more.

When: April 8-10, 2022
Time: 16:00 to 21:00 (Friday), 11:00 to 20:00 (Saturday), 11:00 to 18:00 (Sunday)
Where: Cloverdale Exhibition Grounds – 6050 176th Street, Surrey (in front of Agriplex).
Access: Available

Princess picnic

What: A picnic of princesses gathers in an area of ​​North Burnaby covered in pink petals to compliment the event’s cherry blossom theme on April 9th. The soft, frizzy and fabulous crowd gathers to drink tea and take pictures at. 11.00.

The organizer, Eleni Chountalos, created excitement for the first event through TikTok, showing off some of the outfits she and her friends were happy to wear to the picnic before the gathering.

When: April 9, 2022
Time: 11 in the morning
Where: 1899 Rosser Avenue, Burnaby

Tyler, the creator

What: Tyler, the creator’s North American tour is in support of his new album, Call me if you get lost. The tour started in San Diego in February and features people like Kali Uchis, Vince Staples and Teezo Touchdown.

Call me if you get lost was released in June last year and is the follow-up to the album You do.

When: April 7, 2022
Time: 19.00
Where: Pacific Coliseum – 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Cost: Starting at $ 39.50, available online

BC Distilled Main Festival

BC distilled

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What: BC Distilled, the province’s leading artisan distillery festival, takes place on Saturday, April 9th. The event will feature two tastings, each featuring 30 distilleries and exhibitors from across the province, including Arbutus Distillery, Ampersand Distilling Co. and Indigenous World Spirits.

From vodka to whiskey to gin, a variety of spirits will be available to try, all from local BC-based distilleries.

Where: April 9, 2022
Time: 15.30 to 17.30, 18.30 to 21.00
Where: Croatian Cultural Center – 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: Buy tickets online

Fortune Feimster

What: Actor, author and comedian Fortune Feimster (The Mindy Project, Sincerely, Fortune podcast) was nominated for Best Comedy Special at the Critics’ Choice Awards for his first one-hour special, Sweet & Salt. She brings her Hi every one Trip to Vancouver on April 10, presented by Just for Laughs.

When: April 10, 2022
Time: 20.00
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theater – 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Cost: Miscellaneous, buy online

At all times: Shakespeare’s FIRST FOLIO

What: An extremely rare book that collects some of The Bard’s finest works will be on display for a limited time at the Vancouver Art Gallery. At all times: Shakespeare’s FIRST FOLIO is an exhibition running until April 10, celebrating the University of British Columbia Library’s recent acquisition of a complete first edition of William Shakespeare’s Comedies, stories and tragedies.

Published in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare’s death, the rare literary work is attributed to having preserved almost half of Shakespeare’s plays.

When: Now until April 10, 2022
Time: 10:00 to 17:00 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday), 12:00 to 20:00 (Tuesday and Friday)
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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