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Bike ride through the blossoms, party with the planet, and join the "Handmade" Revolution

'Tis the season of flashmobs. Did you miss last week's Skytrain silent dance party flashmob? Not to worry, we've found some footage of the event! Looks like a little dancing doesn't faze Vancouver commuters...

This week we've got a diverse group of events from bike riding through cherry blossoms to taking part in the handmade revolution. Let's get to it!

The BEE list is curated by Ajay Masala Puri (Spicy Masala Bee)Lisa Craveiro (Busy Bee), Steve Williams (Honey Bee), and Lorien Henson (Queen Bee) 

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Top Picks

 

1. Make It! The Handmade Revolution
Apr 15-17 all-day | Croatian Cultural Centre | $5 (kids <12 FREE!)

Shop for one-of-a-kind handmade items from over 90 of Canada’s hottest urban artisans and designers! 100 percent of the proceeds from their silent auction will go to Union Gospel Mission. (Thx Jenna!)
  

2. Bike The Blossoms
Apr 16 | 11 AM | Devonian Park | Free!

Join Velopalooza and the Cherry Blossom Festival for a fun cherry blossom bike ride.  Meet under the cherry trees in Devonian Park (Georgia at Denman) for a free, fun guided ride. End your ride at MacLean Park where you can enjoy a potluck picnic, get your bike washed and relax under the cherry trees. Can’t make the ride? Try one of eight self-guided routes through various neighbourhoods in bloom. Download a copy of the blossom bike routes at http://www.velopalooza.ca/.

3. Global PechaKucha Day
Apr 16 |Door @ 4 | Cascade Room | $10 Donation

Pecha Kucha Headquarters in Tokyo has organized a global initiative to raise money for the re-building effort. Pecha Kucha Vancouver is participating in Global Pecha Kucha Day, by hosting a smaller show, in the familiar 20x20 format. The 20x20 presentations will be focused on themes including Japan, inspiration and recovery. 

Honorable Mentions

 

Party For The Planet
Apr 15 – 16 | Fri 4 - 9PM / Sat 11AM – 9PM | Central City Plaza, Surrey | Free!


The City of Surrey is celebrating Earth Day with a FREE, family-friendly event! This event features headline performances by Spirit of the West, zip line, kids performers Bobs & LoLo and more. Most importantly, there is lots of info on what the City and community is doing for sustainability and the environment.
 
Something Else, Something Fierce featuring Emm Gryner
Apr 17 | 7pm-1:00am | W2 Storyeum | $35 Advance/$25 Student/$45 door


Yet another cool event from our friends at W2 (get it while it lasts!) Something Else, Something Fierce is the first annual benefit concert for the National Alliance of Philippine Women in Canada (NAPWC), featuring some of the fiercest Canadian artists of Filipino ancestry. Three-time Juno nominated singer-songwriter Emm Gryner leads this diverse and dynamic showcase alongside electric-violinist Kytami, soul songstress Eirene Cloma, multi-disciplinary artist Mutya Macatumpag and more! Sure to be an amazing night of music, culture and diversity.

 

Coming Up

Hot Pants 3: The 1990s Edition

Apr 23 | 9 PM | 45West | $15

Vegan Bake Sale with Earthsave Canada & Wake Project
Apr 23 | 1 – 4 PM | Free

I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Chicken's Back Alright !!
Apr 21-30 | CBC Downtown |

Earth Day Parade & Celebration!
Apr 22 | 11-3pm | Commercial Drive at N.Grandview to Britannia Oval (at William & Woodland) | Free

Pecha Kucha Vol. 16
Apr 28 | 6:30pm | Vogue Theatre | SOLDOUT (Check #PKNVan, FB or Craigslist for Tix)

The Great Turning
Apr 30 | Maritime Labour Centre | $55-85

CCPA Gala Dinner with Amy Goodman (Democracy Now)
Apr 29 | 6-10 pm | Fraserview Hall | $75 ($ goes to Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) --> Watch out for BEE Deals :)

Bee Keeping!
May 7 | 1pm | TBA | By donation

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