5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (April 25-May 1)

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 ahirose@canadawide.com.

Read on for this week’s lineup.

Sansei: The Storyteller

1. Sansei: The Storyteller

April 28

Award-winning creator and performer Kunji Mark Ikeda shares a dark chapter of Japanese Canadian history—and its ongoing effects—in this stunning dance show, tackling internment, racism and resistance.

When: April 28
Where: UBC’s Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
Cost: From $15
More Info: chancentre.com

Chef Hugo Durán

2. Chef Hugo Durán at Alimentaria Mexicana

April 30 – May 3

Alimentaria Mexicana is hosting celebrated Mexican Chef Hugo Durán for two days of culinary workshops and a ticketed dinner event. The workshops will delve into the use of non-nixtamalized maize as well as the history behind its use and the importance of corn in food culture (and you’ll be able to sample four types of heirloom corn!).  The five-course dinner event highlights Mayan traditions and will feature seasonal produce.

When: Workshops are April 30 and May 1. Dinner is May 3
Where: Alimentaria Mexicana
Cost: Workshops are $35; Dinner is $80
More Info: alimentariamexicana.com


Bespoke Market

Credit: Muddy Marvels Pottery

3. Bespoke Market

April 29 – May 1

With over 70 locally-owned makers, the Bespoke Market will feature an array of goods for you to purchase. Think jewelry, ceramics, clothing, as well as artisanal food and beverages. The goal here is to shop mindfully and support your local creators.

When: April 29 – May 1
Where: Railway Museum of BC
Cost: From $8.87
More Info: bespokemarket.ca

International Dance Day

4. International Dance Day

April 29

In celebration of International Dance Day, The Dance Centre is hosting a day of free live and online events. Whether you’re looking to watch traditional Highland dancing or take part in a  flamenco dance class, all of the events are bound to inspire the dancer within you.

When: April 29
Where: Various Locations
Cost: Free
More Info: thedancecentre.ca

The Wait List Experiment

5. The Wait List Experiment

April 29 – May 3

The Wait List Experiment tells the stories of eight youths who are on wait lists to see therapists that are recommended for an experimental pandemic peer support program. With inspiration from comedy, drama, original music, mask work, movement and visual design, the theatre piece promotes awareness of the pressures facing young people who are trying to imagine their futures during a pandemic.

When: April 29 – May 3
Where: Roundhouse
Cost: Free, but reserve your spot ahead of time
More Info: someassembly.ca