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Top Vancouver Events April 18-24: A week of films, fairs and fun

A film on waste in America tops our list this week. Photo credit.


Top Picks

Dive! A Projecting Change Film (Kelly's pick)
Apr 18 | 8 PM | SFU |$10/$12

Ever dumpster dived before? Know anyone that has? Maybe they're on to something. Follow filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and his circle of friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of L.A.’s supermarkets and uncover thousands of dollars worth of good food and an ugly truth about waste in America.

State of the Arts | City Conversations (Miraj’s pick)
Apr 19 | 12:30 - 1:30 PM | SFU Harbour Centre | Free

Vancouver is a vibrant city, but its cultural quantity and quality are not often compared to New York or Toronto, or even San Francisco - a city of similar size. What will it take to raise Vancouver's (and the Lower Mainland's) cultural star?

Make it Vancouver (Ajay's pick)
Apr 20 - 22 | Croatian Culture Centre

This is Vancouver's largest spring craft, live music & general fun fair is this weekend! Reasons you will love Make It = over 100 Canadian indie crafters + designers, live music, delicious food, wobbly pops, nice friendly folks, awesome vibe. Get $2 off admission!

Honourable Mentions

Citizen Engagement Drinks, spring edition!
Apr 19 | Railway Club | Free

Voices of the Street: reading and launch event
Apr 19 | 7 - 10 PM | Waldorf Hotel | $10 (suggested)
Megaphone Magazine launches its 2nd annual literary issue. The event will feature powerful poetry readings and prose from marginalized writers and artists from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and inner-city. All proceeds from the event goes toward Megaphone’s community writing workshop project.

Earth Week Kickoff
Apr 20 | W2 Media Cafe |$10-15

Following the 4:20pm massive 4/20 festival in front of the Art Gallery, there will be a kick-off event for Earth Week with 3-levels of art, DJs, information tables, immersive video environment plus tasty healthy food and drinks. The Friday night event features the giant return of the purple glitch hop dinosaur, Mochipet, and the debut of the legendary ragga dancehall artist, MC Zulu.

Last Ceili Dance of the Season
Apr 21 | 7:30-11PM | Victoria Drive Community Hall |$12/$15

Like music, irish dancing and alcohol? I feel like I'm back in Ireland again! If you're not familiar with the irish jig don't worry, lessons are taught before each dance and there are performances running throughout the evening. Whether you're flying solo or with a date, it's bound to be a fun time.

Songs & Dances for Mother Earth
Apr 22 | 7:30 - 10:30 PM | St Mark's Trinity Church | By donation

An Earth Day offering of Indian classical dance and music. Choreography by Jayalakshmi Eshwar. For more information or to reserve seats contact: [email protected]

Earth Day Parade
Apr 22 | 10:30AM | The Drive | Free

Celebrate this beautiful green and blue sphere we live on with a parade! Walk, bike or roll up Commercial Drive and finish with a festival full of live music, art performances and fun in Grandview Park.

Future Events

Battle of the Brush
April 27 | CBC Studio 700 | $10/$15

Bike the Blossoms
Apr 28 | 10:30AM | China Creek Park South | Free

Pull Focus Summer Open House
May 1 | 7 - 8.30 PM |  306 Abbott Street | Free

Socializing For Social Change (#S4SCYVR)
May 3 | Pink Elephant Thai | $10

Ederlezi Balkan Brass Festival
May 4 | 7.30 PM - 1 AM | Russian Hall | $ 20/ $25

7th Annual Vancouver International Burlesque Festival
May 3-6 | Rio & Vogue Theatre | Varied

Vancouver International ExplorAsian Festival
May 4 - 25

8th Annual International Jondo Flamenco Festival
May 6 - 25

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