So Fun City Monthly Events Calendar: April 2024

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Hey Vancouver, think we’re a “No Fun City”? Think again! We’re here every month, showcasing the coolest, quirkiest and most entertaining events around town. From ’90s dance parties to beginner sushi-making classes, edgy performances to wild wrestling shows, there’s something for everyone. No excuses, just fun this 2024. Let the good times roll!

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Events By Category


Weekly & Monthly 

Thursdays- Saturdays: Tightrope Impro Theatre on Main. A variety of improvised comedy shows right in the heart of Mount Pleasant. Get tickets.

Saturdays: Treat Show Comedy at the China Cloud. High-octane improvised comedy every Saturday (7:30 pm and 9:30 pm.) at the beloved China Cloud Studios. It’s like a reward!  Get tickets.

Sundays: The Sunday Service at the Fox Cabaret. Award-winning improv comedy from some of the funniest comedians in Vancouver. Get tickets.

Fridays & Saturdays: Jokes Please! at The Cambrian Hall and The RCC: Award-winning stand-up every Friday at The Cambrian Hall in Mount Pleasant and Saturday in Kits at the RCC. Get tickets.


Food & Drink

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April 11: Utage at MAHANA. Featuring live music, a multi-course omakase and cherry blossom ambiance for a one-night-only event that’s a feast for the senses at $250 per person. Learn more.

April 17: Maenam and Friends: A Dinner Series- Vol. 2 with Bangkok’s Bo.lan: A Sensory Thai Experience. Spend $250+ (includes bevvies) for a two-hour collab dinner with first-time visitors to Canada, Songvisava and Jones as they prepare a multi-course Thai feast. Learn more.

April 17: Savour the Sun Wine Dinner with Notch8 restaurant in the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver—indulge in a six-course feast paired with Oliver Osoyoos’s finest wines for a night of culinary magic at $259.60 a pop. Cheers to luxury! Learn more.

April 20: Celebrate “Civilized Debauchery” at Chambar. Chambar celebrates 20 years of “Civilized Debauchery” on April 20th with a nostalgia menu featuring 2004 prices, live music from alumni, and a journey through its evolution from a disruptor to a beloved Vancouver institution. Learn more.

April 28: From Vancouver to Japan: LURRA visits Published on Main. Vancouver’s Published on Main and Kyoto’s Michelin-starred LURRA unite for a one-night culinary journey, blending foraging, seasonality and an 11-course tasting menu celebrating the flavours from Vancouver to Japan, at $325 per person. Learn more.


April 4: Sleater-Kinney at The Vogue. The Portlandia sketch queen Carrie Brownstein joins her music partner Corin Tucker to tour their newest album, Little Rope. Get tickets.

April 17: Rube & Rake: An Intimate Concert Event at The Gallery @Artech. Swing by for a cozy evening of storytelling and melody magic with Rube & Rake, St. John’s finest folk duo, where award-winning tunes meet intimate vibes. Show kicks off at 8, doors at 7 — don’t forget your mask and a snack to share. Spoiler: Space is as limited as their harmonies are limitless. Get tickets.

April 19-20: Coast City Country Festival at BC Place (with additional late-night programming happening at the Commodore Ballroom). Kick up your boots at the first-ever Coast City Country Festival that includes stars like Luke Bryan and everybody’s favourite country band, Nickelback (maybe they’ll be wearing cowboy hats?!) Learn more.

April 28: Tyla at the Commodore Ballroom. Don’t miss the chance to see rising star and South African sensation Tyla as she graces the stage with her Grammy-nominated hits. Get tickets.

April 30: The Mary Wallopers at the Vogue Theatre. Bringing their electrifying mix of traditional Irish folk and punk rock to Vancouver’s Vogue Theatre, this band promises a night of lively music from their acclaimed album “Irish Rock ’n’ Roll.” Learn more.

Art, Dance & Live Performance

April 11-May 12: Sexy Laundry at the Granville Island Stage. A contemporary Canadian comedy exploring the intricacies of modern relationships with wit and warmth that doesn’t crease. Get tickets.

April 18: James O’Mara at the “Duets” exhibition and book launch at Paul Kyle Gallery. Showcasing over fifty years of his captivating photography that’s graced the pages of Rolling Stone, Vogue and more. Learn more.

April 19-20: “SOUNDspace” premiering at the Vancouver Playhouse. Experience the Canadian premiere of Dorrance Dance’s “SOUNDspace,” a vibrant exploration of sound and movement celebrating tap’s rich history and cultural significance. Learn more.

April 20: Dance party with Ballet BC at Performance Works. Join Ballet BC for a dance party with top DJs, La Taqueria food truck, and a full bar at Performance Works on Granville Island, Saturday, April 20, from 8-11 pm—casual vibes, great music and be tucked in by midnight. Tickets here.

April 25: Dance Novella at the Scotiabank Dance Centre. Discover Dance! presents Dance//Novella’s “Night is the Mother,”  a daring dance theatre work inspired by dreams, featuring an ensemble navigating a fantastical landscape, followed by an artist talkback. Learn more.

Markets, Fairs, Fests & Collectives

April 1-30: Capture Photography Festival: It’s the biggest lens-love fest in Western Canada, packed with exhibitions, street art and some serious camera magic across Vancouver and Whistler. Gear up for a month-long photo frenzy! Learn more.

April 6-7: Vancouver Comic & Toy Show at the PNE Forum. A treasure trove for comic lovers and collectors, featuring a vast array of comics, art and collectibles—just don’t call them cartoons. Learn more.

April 18-27: Verses Festival of Words at various venues. A spoken word festival with Juno award-winner Lillian Allen as the keynote speaker and includes workshops, performances, talks and the annual Canadian Individual Poetry Slam (CIPS). Learn more.

April 19-April 28: Vancouver Brewers Fest at various breweries. A 10-day festival celebrating the city’s craft breweries through a series of different brewery events. Learn more.

Every Sunday: Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market at Hastings Park: Ideal for shopping for local farm produce and artisan wares​​. Learn more.

Every Saturday: Riley Park Winter Farmers Market at Nat Bailey Stadium: Perfect for fresh produce and local goods​​. Learn more.

Workshops, Classes & Meetups 

April 27: The Visibility Tour: Monica Helms at The Junction. Creator of the transgender pride flag, will visit Vancouver on April 27th to celebrate the flag’s 25th anniversary, alongside local speakers addressing significant LGBTQ+ milestones, as part of The Visibility Tour at The Junction. Learn more.

April 8: Decolonizing Tea Party with Leona Brown. Join Leona, the trailblazing Gitxsan and Nisga’a mom, politico and tea-sipping mad hatter of Vancouver, for a candid chat about politics and more. Don’t forget your fanciest hat! Sign up for a seat at this free, no-holds-barred tea party. Register for free.

April 19: Likemind Vancouver: Coffee and Conversation. If the mere thought of networking sends shivers down your spine but you’re craving some creative camaraderie, grab a coffee with some cool likeminded folks on April 19th at Aperture Coffee Bar. It’s all the connection without the awkward handshakes. See you at 8am! Learn more.

 April 22 and 24: Develop a Writing Ritual: Spring Term – Free Intro sessions. Kick off your creative journey by setting a writing goal, then dive deep to unearth and overcome your blocks, crafting work that resonates with you —all starting with free intros on April 22nd and 24th. Learn more.

Film Screenings

April 10: Indigo Girls: It’s Only Life After All at the Rio Theatre. 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! Learn more.

April 12: In Flames debuts in Vancouver at Cineplex International Village. Pakistani-Canadian director Zarrar Kahn’s spine-tingling thriller In Flames is landing in Canada April 12th—catch the buzz, the scares and a cool Q&A in Vancouver on April 19th! Tickets here.

April 16: Elephant Warriors film premiere at the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre. A night of female power, elephant-saving heroics and a peek into Kenya’s wildlife, complete with guest speakers, filmmaker chit-chat and photos that’ll have you booking the next flight to Masai Mara. Bonus: Your ticket helps train the next guardian of the elephants. Learn more.

April 20: 25th Annual Crazy 8s Gala at the Centre. Celebrate BC’s film talent at the 25th Annual Crazy8s Gala on April 20th, featuring screenings of the top 6 finalists’ films at The Centre in Vancouver, followed by a star-studded afterparty at Science World. Learn more.

Free, Sports & Family-Friendly

April 13: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Los Angeles Galaxy at BC Place. Cheer on the Vancouver Whitecaps as they take on David Beckham’s former football fam, the LA Galaxy. Get tickets.

April 21: Vancouver Sun Run at Burrard @ Georgia St. Canada’s largest 10K where you can run, jog, or question your life choices around kilometer six. Learn more.

Every Sunday: Open Studio at the Vancouver Art GalleryFrom 11 am to 4 pm, explore your artistic side and create your own work inspired by the current exhibitions. Learn More.


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