Things to Do in Vancouver in April 2019

Festivals, Family Activities, Concerts, Live Theatre and Exhibitions in Vancouver during April 2018.

20 Jul

Tungsten-Moly Room 14th Floor, 1040 W Georgia St, Vancouver

July 20, 2018 To February 29, 2020

604-440-1433

FREE

This is the event series for our Downtown Vancouver branch. We welcome people who share the same passion for tech and startup to join us and do ...  »

23 Feb

Ellis Building, 1024 Main Street, Vancouver

February 23, 2019 To May 18, 2019

$3

What you’ll find at the Flea… Local artisan goods, vintage clothing & collectables, quality handcrafted items, household goods, rarities & memorabilia, paper goods & art, small ...  »

16 Mar

Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby

March 16, 2019 To April 6, 2019

Free

Burnaby will come alive for the opening exhibition of Luminescence IV presented by Burnaby Arts Council. Visit Deer Lake Art Gallery to experience artworks by 20+ notable artists ...  »

21 Mar

Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Arts Club Theatre Company, 2750 Granville Street, Vancouver

March 21, 2019 To April 21, 2019

$29 - $95

TIMELESS FAMILY DRAMA SET IN THE OKANAGAN VALLEY It’s Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, but told through the lens of a Punjabi-Sikh family in the Okanagan ...  »

30 Mar

Metro Theatre Vancouver, 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver

March 30, 2019 To April 20, 2019

$22 to $25

An adaptation of Jane Austen’s last novel, Persuasion features her most mature heroine, Anne Elliot. Anne gets a second chance at love with Navy Captain Frederick ...  »

02 Apr

York Theatre, Commercial Drive, Vancouver

April 2, 2019 To April 6, 2019

$10 to $54

A musical and culinary tour de force. The creators of L’orchestre d’hommes-orchestres Performs Tom Waits and Cabaret Brise-Jour return with a freshly cooked-up kitchen chronicle. ...  »

04 Apr

Various Venues, Vancouver

April 4, 2019 To April 28, 2019

Free and ticketed events

The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF) is Vancouver’s signature springtime event, waking the city up from winter hibernation to an explosion of some 41,000 blossoming cherry trees. ...  »

04 Apr

Coquitlam Centre, 2929 Barnet Hwy # 2620, Coquitlam

April 4, 2019 To April 14, 2019

$40 Wristbands

West Coast Amusements, the largest Canadian midway operation in Western Canada is coming to you! Binge on our amazing rides like the Scrambler, Hurricane, Himalaya, and the ...  »

04 Apr

Various venues, Vancouver

April 4, 2019 To April 6, 2019

$20.00 - $115.00

The Vancouver International Burlesque Festival is Canada’s most prestigious and longest-running burlesque festival. Showcasing the finest local and international talent since 2006, the VIBF brings global talent ...  »

04 Apr

Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver

April 4, 2019 To April 6, 2019

604-606-6400

$25 - $33

The traditional folk dances and music of the Alps are joyously subverted in Austrian choreographer/ musician Simon Mayer’s Sons of Sissy. Four virtuosic male performers deploy ...  »

04 Apr

Prospera Centre, 45323 Hodgins Ave, Chilliwack

April 4, 2019 To April 7, 2019

Wristband: $40

West Coast Amusements, the largest Canadian midway operation in Western Canada is coming to you! Binge on our amazing rides like the Scrambler, Hurricane, Himalaya, and the ...  »

05 Apr

Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave, Vancouver

April 5, 2019 To April 28, 2019

$20.00 to $36.50

Danny is an ambitious Jewish defense lawyer who believes in the common good. When he is assigned the case of a young neo-Nazi accused of murder, Danny ...  »

05 Apr

Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe St, Vancouver

April 5, 2019

604.876.3434

$19.00 - $97.00 + Applicable Charges

Richard Wagner’s music was appropriated by Nazi Germany, used for inspiration and a road map to a “vision of the future” of Germany – particularly his extraordinary ...  »

06 Apr

Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster

April 6, 2019

$75

BC Uncorked is a unique BC-focused food and wine festival. The event showcases wines from over 55 top-rated BC wineries, matched with intriguing foods provided by the best ...  »

06 Apr

Fairmont Waterfront, 900 Canada Place, Vancouver

April 6, 2019

$15 TO $25

BRIDAL FASHION WEEK VANCOUVER is a diverse and multi-cultural experience that brings, nations best bridal designers, jewelers and wedding vendors together with International leaders under one umbrella. ...  »

06 Apr

Coquitlam Heritage Society, 1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam

April 6, 2019

604-516-6151

$18 per child

Also known by the terms Depression Lace, Amish Embroidery, Chinese Pinwheel and many more this embroidery technique became poplar during the Depression. These delicate stitches were used ...  »

06 Apr

Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe St, Vancouver

April 6, 2019

604.876.3434

$19.00 - $97.00 + Applicable Charges

George Gershwin, the American son of Jewish-Russian immigrants, was recognized as a musical genius, though he struggled to be taken seriously as an orchestral composer; but his ...  »

06 Apr

Pacific Spirit United Church, 3525, West 24th Avenue, Vancouver

April 6, 2019

604-266-5377

Free

Pacific Spirit United Church would like to invite you to join us at our spring thrift sale. Come check out a great selection of books, china, collectibles, ...  »

07 Apr

The Roundhouse & Vancity Theatre, Vancouver

April 7, 2019 To April 13, 2019

778-725-1113

$8 - $15

Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth is taking place April 7th – April 13th. Screening a selection of entertaining, inspiring and adventurous films between two venues, The ...  »

10 Apr

Whistler Blackcomb, Blackcomb Way, Whistler

April 10, 2019 To April 14, 2019

FREE

24 years strong, the World Ski & Snowboard Festival is a showcase of some of the best of mountain culture, music, arts and snow sports. Featuring the largest ...  »

10 Apr

Tulips of the Valley, 41310 Yale Rd, Chilliwack

April 10, 2019 To May 5, 2019

$5 to $15

Western Canada’s largest and most recognised Tulip Festival! Get to enjoy a leisurely stroll outdoors, surrounded by the lush green of the Fraser Valley and the ...  »

10 Apr

112 East 3rd Avenue, Mount Pleasant, Vancouver

April 10, 2019 To April 13, 2019

7788922797

$10-$15

A dark comedy dealing with adolescence and maturity. Funny, painful, and compassionate. In 1982 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan three young adults Warren, Dennis and Jessica ...  »

11 Apr

Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 600 Block Hamilton St., Vancouver

April 11, 2019

$55 - $125 +charges

Canada, we are coming back with one of the most breathtaking ballet productions of all time. This death-defying love story, “Giselle”, is a masterpiece in two acts ...  »

11 Apr

1116 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam

April 11, 2019

604-516-6151

$15 per person

Gather round the table at Mackin House to learn about the components, traditional and contemporary, of the Passover Seder plate. Join cook and Coquitlam Heritage Society board ...  »

12 Apr

Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

April 12, 2019 To April 13, 2019

$66.25 & up

In honour of MOMIX’s celebrated history, Viva MOMIX distills more than three decades of work into a compilation of audience and critical favourites – the result is ...  »

12 Apr

Seven Oaks Mall, 32900 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford

April 12, 2019 To April 14, 2019

$25 to $45

Binge on our amazing rides like the Scrambler, Hurricane, Himalaya, and the classic Ferris Wheel. Leave yourself dizzy and delighted. Challenge yourself or dare your friends to ...  »

13 Apr

VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver

April 13, 2019 To April 14, 2019

$4.25 to $14

Sakura Days Japan Fair ( #SDJF ) is a family-friendly, two-day Japanese festival showcasing Japanese cultural and performing arts, cuisine and business while celebrating spring and the ephemeral beauty ...  »

13 Apr

36737 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford

April 13, 2019 To May 5, 2019

604-751-6389

$5 to $30

The Abbotsford Tulip Festival features 10 acres of tulips blooming in a brilliant display of color! With over 35 varieties on display, the Festival is here to celebrate the ...  »

13 Apr

Performance Works, 1218, Cartwright Street, Vancouver

April 13, 2019 To April 21, 2019

$18 to $35

A young goatherd finds out that he is heir to the throne and is dazzled by the riches and finery of his new life, only to discover ...  »

13 Apr

Queen Elizabeth Park, Cambie Street, Vancouver

April 13, 2019

Free

We invite you to bring your friends and families and come celebrate with us at our  annual Big Picnic presented by TD Bank Group! Bring your picnic ...  »

13 Apr

Surrey Civic Plaza, 13450 104 Avenue, Surrey

April 13, 2019

Free

Party for the Planet presented by TD Canada Trust BC’s Largest Earth Day Celebration!With over 80 booths of activities: there’s something for everyone at Party ...  »

13 Apr

Chilliwack Heritage Park, 44140 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack

April 13, 2019

7782011351

$5

We are a fun event designed for the whole family! Bring your pet out to enjoy activities, demonstrations and some shopping! Who is it for? family-kids HOW ...  »

13 Apr

Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe St, VancouveR

April 13, 2019

604.876.3434

$19.00 - $112.00 + Applicable Charges

The Unanswered Question by American composer Charles Ives poses that most vexing of existential questions: What is the meaning of existence? Unanswerable, it remains unanswered. Beethoven’s ...  »

13 Apr

Coquitlam Heritage, 1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam

April 13, 2019

604-516-6151

Free

Back by popular demand, join City of Coquitlam Archivist Emily Lonie for a presentation and hands-on workshop. Learn some tips and tricks for preserving your family photos ...  »

13 Apr

Vancouver Aquarium, 845 Avison Way, Vancouver

April 13, 2019

604-659-3400

FREE - $38

In August 2016, a tiny sea otter pup was discovered washed up on Rialto Beach in Washington State. Sick and stranded from his mom, the little otter was ...  »

13 Apr

The Shops at Morgan Crossing,15765 Croydon Drive, Surrey

April 13, 2019

778-294-2925

free

Hop on over to The Shops at Morgan Crossing on Saturday, April 13th for an Easter celebration! Have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny, get your ...  »

14 Apr

Central City Plaza, 13450 102 Avenue, Surrey

April 14, 2019

604-572-5577

Free

The SAF Vaisakhi Fest takes place at Central City’s Plaza from 12pm to 5pm on Sunday, April 14! This free community event will celebrate the festival of ...  »

14 Apr

The Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville Street, Vancouver

April 14, 2019

$30 - $105

First Wives Fight Club is a drag-musical-parody-90s-classics-mash-up written by Peaches Christ and Varla Jean Merman. Come explore your deepest, campiest, revenge-comedy fantasies with an all star ...  »

15 Apr

Poirier Coquitlam Library Branch, 575 Poirier Street, Coquitlam

April 15, 2019

604-516-6151

$10 per person

Coquitlam Heritage is pleased to host author Bob Joseph for a compelling evening discussing his book 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act. This interview ...  »

16 Apr

Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver

April 16, 2019

604-254-5858

$25-30 + service charge

The Vancouver Folk Music Festival and Caravan World Rhythms Events present Kobo Town at the Wise Hall & Lounge! Fronted by émigré Trinidadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, the ...  »

17 Apr

Studio 16, 1555 W 7th Ave, Vancouver

April 17, 2019 To May 5, 2019

$28 to $34

Phyllis, a Millennial, inherits a house and all of its contents after her estranged hoarder aunt commits suicide. She then must work with neighbour Beatrice, a Baby ...  »

18 Apr

Stanley Park, Train, 610 Pipeline Rd, Vancouver

April 18, 2019 To April 22, 2019

$6

Hop on the Stanley Park Train for an egg-citing Easter ride through Stanley Park. After the train ride, purchase carnival strip tickets so your kids can enjoy ...  »

18 Apr

Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver

April 18, 2019

6046066400

$13-$15

Ballet BC brings its distinctive brand of contemporary ballet to the April edition of The Dance Centre’s popular Discover Dance! series. I n this exceptional opportunity ...  »

19 Apr

VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver

April 19, 2019 To April 21, 2019

$7.53 to $18.00 

Enjoy an unforgettable Easter experience with your kids (0 to 5 years) at the VanDusen Eggciting Easter Hop! Kids can collect eggs near the maze area and receive a ...  »

19 Apr

Vancouver Aquarium, Avison Way, Vancouver

April 19, 2019 To April 22, 2019

604-659-3400

$0 - $38

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 ...  »

20 Apr

Jericho Beach Park, 3941 Point Grey Rd, Vancouver

April 20, 2019

778-938-8687

$20-$35

Join us for the 4th annual Big Easter Run. This holiday themed fun run offers a 10km & 5km Big Easter Run/Walk (2pm), as well as ...  »

20 Apr

Coquitlam Heritage Society, 1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam

April 20, 2019

604-516-6151

$10 per child

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 ...  »

20 Apr

Coquitlam Heritage Society, 1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam

April 20, 2019

604-516-6151

$10 per person

Marshmallow bunnies and lambs, coconut chicks and egg candy filled bird’s nests, all the symbols of spring. Bring an apron and decorate six chocolate cupcakes to ...  »

20 Apr

Frederic Wood Theatre, 6354 Crescent Rd, VancouveR

April 20, 2019 To April 21, 2019

$7 - $13.50

The Persistence of Vision Film Festival (POV) is an annual event showcasing short films produced by third and fourth year students of the Film Production Program at ...  »

21 Apr

Katzie Elementary School, 6887 194a St, Surrey

April 21, 2019

Free

On Sunday, April 21st 2019 thousands of Easter eggs will be thrown behind Katzie Elementary School as Centre Church hosts their Easter Celebrations, open to the public. The ...  »

24 Apr

Various Venues, Vancouver

April 24, 2019 To April 27, 2019

$15 - 50

The Vancouver World Music Festival was founded by local musicians Tom Landa and Robin Layne to create a platform to showcase both local musicians dedicated to cultural ...  »

25 Apr

BMO Theatre Centre, 162 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver

April 25, 2019 To May 19, 2019

$29 & up

It’s 1989, and for a man with a past and one teen with a future, an exhibition basketball game in Beijing is a chance at something greater. ...  »

25 Apr

Various Venues, Vancouver

April 25, 2019 To May 4, 2019

Free and ticketed events

Canada’s largest alternative literary festival, Verses Festival of Words, is at it again with a 9th year of dynamic programming celebrating a broad intersection of poetic ...  »

25 Apr

Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe St, Vancouver

April 25, 2019

604.876.3434

$28.50 - $44.00 + Applicable Charges

There is nothing like the stark, singular beauty of Scandinavia, except for the music of composers like Sibelius, Grieg, and Nielsen, whose compositions echo this breathtaking landscape ...  »

26 Apr

Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe St, Vancouver

April 26, 2019 To April 27, 2019

604.876.3434

$16.25 - $115.00 + Applicable Charges

Celebrate Dance and Romance at the beautiful Orpheum Theatre, with acclaimed veterans of Broadway, television and movies, singers/dancers Joan Hess and Kirby Ward. You’ll be ...  »

26 Apr

Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 49 AVE W, Vancouver

April 26, 2019

$25-$35

The Canada International Arts and Music Society is pleased to present award winning viola and piano duo, The Ezra Duo in concert. Both individually accomplished and renowned ...  »

27 Apr

Various Venues, Vancouver

April 27, 2019 To May 5, 2019

Varies

For the third edition of its annual Festival presented by BMO, Vancouver Opera has curated nine days of voice, music, theatre and visual arts for the curious ...  »

27 Apr

Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver

April 27, 2019 To April 28, 2019

$10 at the door · 2 for 1 online.

Come to British Columbia’s Largest “Own Your Own Business” Event! Discover the EASY way to Own a Business! Buying a franchise or proven business opportunity eliminates ...  »

27 Apr

Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton St, Vancouver

April 27, 2019 To May 12, 2019

$50 & up

Vancouver Opera presents: In Rossini’s masterpiece, La Cenerentola (Cinderella), the evil stepmother trades places with a malevolent stepfather, the fairy godmother is a philosopher, and the ...  »

27 Apr

Fine Art Bartending School, 432 West Pender Street, Vancouver

April 27, 2019

6048732811

$59 per person

Learning about wine should be both entertaining and easy to pick up. The class will take six very different wines, and discuss each aspect of the grape ...  »

28 Apr

Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe St, Vancouver

April 28, 2019

604.876.3434

$19.50 - $30.00 + Applicable Charges

The world famous production of Beethoven Lives Upstairs features a lively exchange of letters between young Christoph and his uncle. Their subject is the “madman” who has ...  »

30 Apr

Progress Lab 1422, 1422 William St, Vancouver

April 30, 2019 To May 4, 2019

$22

Rumble Theatre, in association with Aurora Nova, presents the Canadian premiere production of BLANK by Nassim Soleimanpour, an interactive experience where Audience and Performer collide and collaborate ...  »

30 Apr

Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery Street, Vancouver

April 30, 2019 To May 19, 2019

604-224-8007

$18 - $27

The Slamming Door Artist Collective presents famed playwright Edward Bond’s intriguing and controversial play, “The Sea”. 1907. A tempest. A drowned man. In a small seaside village, ...  »

 

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