What to Do in Vancouver This Week (Apr. 17 to 23)

Lose yourself in audio theatre, dig for treasures at the city’s hippest flea market, hone your beer smarts and more.

Experience the Cutting Edge of Ice Skating

Tuesday, April 18 – April 30

Forget the sequins and triple salchows (sow-cows?) of the shows you saw as a kid, Vertical Influences is an ice skating performance like no other. Montreal’s Le Patin Libre combine a triple threat of contemporary dance, ice skates and joy. Put on by The Cultch at the Britannia Ice Rink, the performance on April 22nd includes an after-show ice dance party!When: April 18 to 30, 2 p.m. and 7 p.mWhere: Britannia Ice Rink, 1661 Parker St.Cost: Adults $46, Children $20Tickets: The Cultch

Learn About Hops While Underneath a Whale

Thursday, April 20

Every month, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum puts on Beaty Nocturnal, an evening of fun events by donation. This time around, join botany instructor Ji Yong Yang and Jody Hammell, Brewmaster at Big Rock Brewing, for a discussion of both the science of growing hops and the process of brewing with them! The evening includes a museum tour, a bar and, of course, a huge whale skeleton hanging from the ceiling.When: April 20, 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Where: Beaty Biodiversity Museum, UBC Campus 2212 Main MallCost: By donationMore info: Beaty Nocturnal

Party ‘Till You Shop

Friday, April 21

The East Side Flea is celebrating their first year at the historic Ellis Building with a Friday night party! Expect art shows, food trucks, drink specials, tintype photos, prize draws and a performance by Gang Signs. The East Side Flea is a market that takes place every two weeks and features everything from vintage clothes to antiques, plants and natural skincare all from local artisans and small businesses.When: April 21, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.Where: Ellis Building, 1024 Main StCost: $5 admissionMore Info: Facebook

Discover an Invisible City

Saturday, April 22

Join Popcorn Galaxies for an audio tour of a city you didn’t know existed. Part walking tour, part secret theatrical adventure, Invisible City will help you discover the intimate, strange and poetic stories taking place in your everyday. You won’t look at Vancouver the same way again! Performances take place rain or shine.When: April 22 and 29, 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.Where: Meet at 601 West Hastings St. under the large glass dome beside Harbour CentreCost: Tickets are by donation and must be purchased in advanceTickets: Picatic

Sail Away with Words

Sunday, April 23

Poet and performer Saul Williams has performed all over the world including at the White House, in villages, in prisons and at The Louvre.  Now he brings his incredible poetry to Vancouver with the “Oceans to Sail” Showcase, along with artists and activists such as Kimmortal and Eugene Bae. The show is part of the Verses Festival of Words (running April 20 to 30) which features slam poetry competitions, Spice Girls inspired poems, album releases, workshops and more!When: April 23, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.Where: The WISE Hall, 1882 Adanac StCost: $25 in advance, $30 at the doorTickets: Brown Paper Tickets 

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