Events & Entertainment Around Vancouver: April 1 – April 8

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Firehall Arts Centre – Chelsea Hotel – The Songs of Leonard Cohen
Event Dates: 17/03/2018 through 21/04/2018
Telephone: firehallartscentre.ca
www.firehallartscentre.ca – Not to be missed – the Firehall brings its hit show back to the stage in celebration of our 35th season and to pay homage to the late Mr. Cohen. Featuring six artists playing seventeen different instruments, this production has toured across Canada to sold out audiences.
 
Fly Over Canada – Easter at Fly Over Canada
Event Dates: 30/03/2018 through 02/04/2018; Time: various times
Telephone: FlyOverCanada.com
www.FlyOverCanada.com – from Mar 30 to Apr 02 are Bunny Visits from 11:00 to 15:00 and Mar 31 to Apr 01 are Face Painting from 11:00 to 13:00.
 
Granville Island Stage – Misery
Event Dates: 05/04/2018 through 05/05/2018; Time: various times
Telephone: (604) 687-1644
www.artsclub.com – Successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon is rescued from a car crash by his “Number One Fan,” Annie Wilkes, and wakes up in her secluded home in the mountains of Colorado. While Annie nurses him back to health, Paul soon realizes that he is not her guest, but her captive. Angered that he has killed off her favourite character, Annie forces Paul to resurrect her in a new book—and Paul soon finds himself writing for his freedom…and his life.
 
Orpheum Theatre – LetterKenny Live!
Event Date: 05/04/2018; Time: 20:30
Telephone: ticketmaster.ca
www.ticketmaster.ca – Hilarious Canadian sitcom that debuted on Crave TV and later also aired on The Comedy Network.
 
Orpheum Theatre – Magic Circle Mime: Music Noise and Silence
Event Date: 08/04/2018; Time: 14:00
Telephone: (604) 876-3434
www.vancouversymphony.ca – Three meddlesome spirits – Music, Noise and Silence – invade the symphony hall. The concert seems doomed as Silence and Noise attempt to seize control of the orchestra. Only with the help of the audience, and Music, will the conductor be able to break the fierce grip of Noise and bring harmony back to the orchestra.
 
Orpheum Theatre – The Doo Wop Project
Event Dates: 06/04/2018 through 07/04/2018; Time: 20:00
Telephone: (604) 876-3434
www.vancouversymphony.ca – Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. The Doo Wop Project is history you can dance to!
 
Orpheum Theatre – The Magic of Dance
Event Date: 05/04/2018; Time: 14:00
Telephone: (604) 876-3434
www.vancouversymphony.ca – The magical, musical world of dance is centre stage, with the talented dancers of Goh Ballet, and music by Dvorák, Lehar’s Gold and Silver Waltz, excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker, and Hungarian Dances by Johannes Brahms.
 
Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Trailer Park Boys
Event Date: 04/04/2018; Time: 20:00
Telephone: queen-elizabeth-theatre.tickets
https://queen-elizabeth-theatre.tickets-center.com/ – characters of a hugely popular Canadian sitcom.
 
Rennie Museum at Wing Sang Bldg – 51 East Pender St – Mend Piece by Yoko Ono
Event Dates: 01/03/2018 through 31/03/2018
Telephone: renniecollection.org
www.renniecollection.org – A 50-year-old installation by Yoko Ono. Illustrating Ono’s longstanding artistic quest in social activism and world peace,” according to presenter the Rennie Museum.
 
Rogers Arena – Vancouver Canucks vs Arizona Coyotes
Event Date: 05/04/2018; Time: 19:00
Telephone: ticketmaster.ca
www.ticketmaster.ca
 
Rogers Arena – Vancouver Canucks vs Colombus Blue Jackets
Event Date: 31/03/2018; Time: 13:00
Telephone: ticketmaster.ca
www.ticketmaster.ca
 
Rogers Arena – Vancouver Canucks vs Vegas Golden Knights
Event Date: 03/04/2018; Time: 19:00
Telephone: ticketmaster.ca
www.ticketmaster.ca
 
Scotiabank Dance Centre – Wee/Francesco Scavetta – Hardly Ever
Event Dates: 05/04/2018 through 07/04/2018; Time: 20:00
Telephone: thedancecentre.ca
www.thedancecentre.ca – Italian-born but based in Norway, Francesco Scavetta’s wildly inventive work is at the forefront of the Nordic dance scene and has toured all over the world. Hardly Ever looks at truth and falsehood, in the theatre and in life, testing the gap between expectations and the unexpected. Four multi-talented performers dance, talk, and sing, playing on and with a splendidly quirky stage set.
 
Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage – The Humans
Event Dates: 22/03/2018 through 22/04/2018; Time: various times
Telephone: (604) 687-1644
www.artsclub.com – When three generations of the Blake clan descend on a rundown lower Manhattan duplex for Thanksgiving dinner, much more is simmering than the gravy. As the holiday gaiety subsides, the pressures weighing on the family members reach a boiling point.
 
Telus World of Science – The Science of Ripley’s Believe it or Not
Event Dates: 25/01/2018 through 22/04/2018
Telephone: scienceworld.ca
www.scienceworld.ca – Prepare for an incredible journey through the curious collections of Mr. Ripley, the explorer extraordinaire who traveled the world collecting artifacts and stories from the remarkable people and places he encountered.
 
The Comedy Mix – Simon King
Event Dates: 29/03/2018 through 31/03/2018; Time: various times
Telephone: (604) 684-5050
www.thecomedymix.com – Simon King utterly changes a room when he hits the stage. His high energy, dynamic, intelligent and edgy comedy style makes him nothing short of a force of nature.
 
The Comedy Mixx – Chris Porter
Event Dates: 05/04/2018 through 07/04/2018; Time: various times
Telephone: (604) 684-5050
www.comedymix.com – American comedian and Last Comic Standing finalist, Chris Porter has been a comedian for over 8 years and claims that the best part of a comic’s lifestyle is “the complete lack of responsibility”. This is a man who “wakes up at noon and does whatever he wants” and it’s working out pretty well for him.
 
Van Dusen Gardens – Easter Egg Hunt at Van Dusen Garden
Event Dates: 30/03/2018 through 01/04/2018; Time: various times
Telephone: vandusengarden.org
www.vandusengarden.org – Kids aged 0 to 8 years are invited to experience the annual Great AMaze-ing Egg Hunt at VanDusen Botanical Garden. Please bring your own basket or container for collecting eggs. This event is outdoors and runs rain or shine. Tickets can be purchased online.
 
Vancouver Aquarium – Spring Break Fun for Gills and Buoys
Event Dates: 17/03/2018 through 02/04/2018; Time: 09:30 – 18:00
Telephone: vanaqua.org
www.vanaqua.org – discover rays, watch 4D sharks and participate in an egg-citing Easter Scavenger Hunt.
 
Vancouver Art Gallery – Takashi Murakami – The Octopus Eats It’s Own Legs
Event Dates: 03/02/2018 through 06/05/2018; Time: 10:00 to 17:00
Telephone: vanartgallery.bc.ca
www.vanartgallery.bc.ca – a major retrospective exhibition of the monumental paintings of international art icon Takashi Murakami.
 
Various locations in Vancouver – 2018 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival
Event Dates: 03/04/2018 through 29/04/2018; Time: various times
Telephone: vcbf.ca
www.vcbf.ca – It is an annual celebration that marks the reawakening in our community of all that makes us alive and human.
 
West Convention Centre – Vancouver International Auto Show 2018
Event Dates: 28/03/2018 through 01/04/2018; Time: various times
Telephone: vancouverinternationalautoshow.com
www.vancouverinternationalautoshow.com – Exotics, lifestyles, electric car culture.