5 Fun Things to Do in Vancouver this Week (April 9 to 15)

Unique ways to find fun in the city this week.

Watch Film Noir in a Morgue

Tuesday, April 10

Yes, you read that right. Every month the Vancouver Police Museum opens up what used to be the VPD’s morgue for Movies in the Morgue: film screenings for the thrill-seeking audience. This month you can enjoy the moody intrigue of a young Jack Nicholson in Neo-Noir classic, Chinatown which follows Private Eye J.J. Gittes in a twisted mystery of drought plagued California.When: 7:00 p.m.Where: Vancouver Police Museum, 240 East Cordova St.Cost: $10More info: Vancouver Police Museum

Become an Astronaut

Thursday, April 12

An international celebration of great discoveries in space exploration, Yuri Night is named after the first person to go into space: Yuri Gagarin. Cosmic Nights: Yuri’s Night Epic Exploration features a custom planetarium show, music, drinks, science demonstrations, games, a special guest lecturer, as well as astronaut training so you too can blast off into the next frontier! This is a 19+ event.When: 6:30 to 10:00 p.m.Where: H. R. MacMillan Space Centre, 1100 Chestnut St.Cost: $20 to $25More info: Eventbrite

Sip B.C.’s Finest Spirits

Saturday, April 14

An extravaganza of artisanal distilleries from all across the province, BC Distilled Festival includes tastings, food pairings and a whiskey master class. Try the spirits from renowned distilleries including perhaps the East Van Vodka from Odd Society Spirits, the Stump Coastal Forest Gin from Fermentorium Distilling Co. or the coffee liquor from Bohemian Spirits all the way from Kimberley. Tickets are all inclusive.When: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.Where: Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Dr.Cost: $70More info: BC Distilled

Discover Your New Favourite Local Designer

Sunday, April 15

What pairs best with Spring cleaning? Spring shopping! Rightly known as the Boxing Day of April, the Nifty for Fifty Sale showcases the wares of over 30 local designers – all for under $50! Stock up on unique and beautiful clothing, bags, jewelry and more from the likes of Adhesif Clothing, Daub+Design and Shi Studio.When: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.Where: Heritage Hall, 3102 Main St.Cost: $2 entry feeMore info: Nifty for Fifty Sale

Take a Trip to Havana Through Music

Sunday, April 15

Rumba, jazz, Cuban neo-soul, cha-cha-cha… even listing the many genres featured in the double bill of Daymé Arocena and Roberto Fonseca will have you dancing in your seat. The duo is brining world-renowned Cuban music to Vancouver as singer Arocena’s jazz fusion has been winning praise from critics while the extraordinary pianist Fonseca is famously known for replacing Ruben Gonalez in Buena Vista Social Club.When: 7:00 p.m.Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Rd.Cost: $46 to $94More info: Chan Centre

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