5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (April 8-14)

A 24-hour stand-up marathon, an Indigo Girls doc makes its debut and a solo sketch comedy showcase.

Here’s 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.


1. Watch Comedian Graham Clark Do 24-Hours of Stand-Up

April 12

Vancouver’s favourite bearded Juno-nominated comedian is remounting his 24-hour stand-up show in honour of Little Mountain Gallery’s triumphant return (after finding a new home in Gastown and then closing again for some renos). Read all about the lore of LMG and the 24-hour joke-a-palooza here.

When: April 12
Where: Little Mountain Gallery
Cost: From $18
More info: littlemountaingallery.ca/schedule

2. Enjoy Cherry Blossom Season With Utage at Sushi Mahana

April 11

For one day only, enjoy cherry blossom season a new kind of way—with a feast for the senses! Featuring live music, a multi-course omakase and cherry blossom ambiance, it’s way better than that Instagram post of you standing in front of a tree.

When: April 11
Where: Sushi Mahana
Cost: $250 per person
More info: exploretock.com


3. Take in Some Sexy Laundry at the Granville Island Stage

April 11- May 12

It’s theatre meets airing your dirty laundry. Enjoy a contemporary Canadian comedy that explores the intricacies of modern relationships with wit and warmth that doesn’t crease.

When: April 11- May 12
Where: Granville Island Stage
Cost: From $29
More info: artsclub.com

4. Watch Some Solo Sketch Comedy at the Hero Show

April 11

Vancouver’s longest-running sketch comedy show is back this Thursday (Doors 8 p.m., show 8:30 p.m.) featuring a stellar line up of character comedians and solo sketch performers who will be doing monologues, musical performances, storytelling, readings and basically anything that isn’t standup.

When: April 11
Where: China Cloud Studios
Cost: $20
More info: facebook.com/events


5. Indigo Girls: It’s Only Life After All at the Rio Theatre

April 10

This documentary—a deep dive into the iconic folk duo’s journey—screens in Vancouver at the Rio Theatre on April 10th before its May 7th VOD release. Directed by Alexandria Bombach, this Sundance hit boasts a 95% Rotten Tomatoes score if you’re one of those nerds.

When: April 10
Where: The Rio Theatre
Cost: $13.42
More info: riotheatretickets.ca