5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (April 19-25)

Credit: Jordan Lang, Justin Rapaport, Rae Srivastava, Kirsten Wicklund in GARDEN by Medhi Walerski. Image by Four Eyes Portraits.

1. Ballet BC’s "Reaching U"

Streaming until April 21

Ballet BC’s very first livestreamed show wraps up this week—catch it before it’s gone. Reaching U is the company premier of artistic director Medhi Walkerski’s “GARDEN” (pictured above), a poetic performance that reflects on the musical conversation between piano and strings.

When: Now through Wednesday April 21
Where: Online
Cost: By donation
More Info: balletbc.com

Credit: 2400 Motel by Greg Geipel

2. Capture Photography Festival

Through April 30

Western Canada’s largest lens-based festival returns to celebrate clicking cameras across the country (and the folks behind them, of course). Check out Still Vancouver at the Kurbatoff Gallery—the exhibition by local photographer Gregory Geipel highlights the unassuming resilience of our city’s oldest, coolest buildings.

When: Through Friday, April 30
Where: Various venues
Cost: Varies
More Info: capturephotofest.com

Credit: Salmon N Bannock

3. Sakura at Home

April 25

This year, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival’s culinary event is virtual (but don’t worry, the food is real). A ticket to Sakura at Home gets you plugged in to the night’s performances—including dance, poetry and a short film—with the option to add on a special sakura-themed takeout crafted by top chefs from one of 6 restaurants. Options include Wild Origins, Burdock & Co., Nootka Marine Adventures resorts, Salmon n’ Bannock (pictured above), Vij’s Restaurant and Miku Waterfront.

When: Sunday April 25
Where: Online
Cost: From $80
More Info: vcbf.ca

Credit: Red Works Photography

4. Eden Robinson: Reading and Conversation

April 23

One pandemic plus? We can attend author Eden Robinson’s live event even though it’s put on by the Vancouver Island Public Library. (Zoom, baby!) The Trickster author will be chatting about her work and reading from her latest book, Return of the TricksterThe Trickster trilogy is a magic-realist adventure story that navigates the complications of family, social pressure, substance abuse, and poverty through the eyes of a Haisla teen.

When: Friday April 23, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Cost: Free
More Info: virl.bc.ca

5. Cook with Chef Alex Chen

Available now

Boulevard’s meal kits have video instructions starring Chef Alex Chen—it’s a masterclass-esque experience. On this weekend’s menu is Dungeness crab caesar salad, peppercorn crusted NY steak and apricot caramel mousse for dessert.

When: Available now
Where: Online
Cost: $65-$75 per person
More Info: blvdprovisions.ca