5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (April 3-9)

The first pitch of the season, a chilling folk horror film and a bunny photo-op.

Your weekly roundup of the top events in the city, including art exhibitions, local theatre, restaurant openings, concerts, film, markets and other to-dos we think you’ll love. If you have a Vancouver event you’d like to submit for consideration, send an email to kdonaldson@canadawide.com.

A can of Starlight Pilsner
Credit: Main St. Brewing

1. Sip in Support of a Good Cause with Main St. Brewing’s limited-edition ‘Starlight’ Pilsner

April 3

Speaking of things you won’t want to miss, Main St. Brewing is releasing a limited-edition ‘Starlight’ Alsatian Pilsner and hosting a gala fundraiser for Canucks Autism Network. It’s all for a good cause, and there will be door prizes and a silent auction with items generously donated by local businesses. Tickets are free, but there’s a limited number of them and they’re going fast—hurry and snag yours now.

When: April 3
Where: Main Street Brewing
Cost: Free
More Info: eventbrite.ca


A woman stands far away on a hill in a red jacket, wide shot.
Credit: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

2. Get Creeped Out Watching This Year’s Must-See Folk Horror Film Enys Men at VIFF Centre

April 5-7

Director Mark Jenkin’s newest art film premiered at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival to a sold-out crowd and has been getting rave reviews for its stunning visuals and quietly mesmerizing performances. This experimental folk horror film shot on 16mm and set in the ’70s is perfect for those who crave something more cerebral and bone-chilling. Rumour has it, it’s like The Shining on a desert island. The trailer looks so creepy, but who doesn’t love a good horror flick? Well, maybe my sleep, but it’s never stopped me before!

When: April 5-7
Where: VIFF Centre
Cost: From $15
More Info: viff.org


4 performers in costume and bellbottoms posing in front of a neon sign that reads "Dancing Queen Dining Experience"
Credit: explorehidden.com

3. Have the Time of Your Life at the Dancing Queen: Dining Experience

April 7-Nov 30

Calling all dancing queens: Get ready for the ultimate Mamma Mia experience because the ABBA-hit-turned-musical-hit-turned-movie is now a restaurant. That’s right: you can now sing, dance and dine your heart out just like you’re on gorgeous Kalokairi island with Meryl Streep, a pair of overalls, and a burning desire to know who your dad is (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, move along). But wait, there’s more! For a cool $99 per person, you’ll get to enjoy a night of theatrical performance, a delicious three-course Mediterranean feast, and a disco party—so throw on your best bell bottoms, grab your fellow dancing queens, and meet me on the dance floor (along with everyone’s mom, of course). Don’t miss out on this “Money, Money, Money” experience.

When: April 7-Nov 30
Where: Secret Location
Cost: $99
More Info: explorehidden.com

A baseball diamond and stands full of people
Credit: www.milb.com

4. Come Take Down a Three-Foot-Long Hotdog While Cheering on the Vancouver Canadians’ First Game of the Season

April 7

It’s back and batter than ever—baseball, that is! Join the Vancouver Canadians this Friday at Vancouver’s favourite neighbourhood stadium as they hit the field for their first game of the season. If you’re really keen to see the ol’ glove ball, you can catch them April 5th for their warm-up exhibition game against the UBC Thunderbirds. The real MVP of the evening though is the food—hot dogs and burgers and beers, oh my! And don’t forget the giant pretzels and the three-foot-long Yard Dog. And the post-game fireworks are back to delight sports fans and stress out dogs. I mean, where else can you expect to ‘Lady and the Tramp’ a giant hotdog with your best pals, enjoy some fresh air, beer and light pyrotechnics all while cheering on Chef Wasabi (a true underdog story) as he races for glory against his Sushi Mascot peers? Literally, nowhere.

When: April 7
Where: Nat Bailey Stadium
Cost: From $18
More Info: www.milb.com

A chocolate fountain and a two people holding bunnies
Credit: Bunny image by Freepik

5. Treat Yourself to an Easter Brunch and a Bunny Meet-And-Greet

April 9

What’s Easter without brunch? And at H2 Kitchen + Bar, they’re serving up the crème de la crème of long weekend feasts. We’re talking all the brunch classics, as well as three chef-manned action stations, including omelettes to order, carved ham and Pacific Salmon Wellington. But the real star of the show is the live bunny interaction—move over, goat yoga! Bring your little ones for a chance to snap a photo with the cutest Easter bunny around. Plus, with a chocolate fountain and fully loaded dessert station, it’s a grand finale of chocolate galore. Spring into action and book your table now.

When: April 9
Where: H2 Kitchen + Bar
Cost: From $79
More Info: exploretock.com/