What to Do in Vancouver This Week (Mar. 27 to Apr. 2)

Bees, burlesque and beer—it’s shaping up to be a pretty good week.

Become An Urban Beekeeper

Wednesday, March 29

Ever wanted to keep bees in your backyard? Workshop hub, Homestead Junction, is offering Intro to Beekeeping which covers all you need to know about starting a hive in the city. With knowledge about everything from equipment to honey bee behaviour, you’ll be buzzing in no time.When: March 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.Where: Homestead Junction, 649 East Hastings St.Cost: $30Tickets: Homestead Junction

Get Your Dance on to Spoken Word Poetry

Wednesday, March 29

Don’t miss the award winning verses of British performance poet, playwright and musician Kate Tempest. Her latest album, “Let Them Eat Chaos” fuses poetry, rap, dance beats and synth lines as Tempest tells the story of seven different characters living on the same street at dawn.When: March 29, 8 p.m.Where: Fortune Sound Club, 147 East Pender St.Cost: $15Tickets: Ticket Web

Be Dazzled by Burlesque Stars from Around the World

Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1

The Vancouver International Burlesque Festival showcases the multi-disciplinary performance art that is burlesque. Expect magic, comedy, music and glamour as both international and local stars take to the stage. Headliners include Camille 2000, Bazuka Joe and Poison Ivory, Reigning Queen of Burlesque.When: March 31 and April 1, 8 p.m.Where: The Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton St.Cost: $35-$75Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets

Get Silly with Strange Fellows Brewing

Saturday, April 1

Taking life a little too seriously these days? Strange Fellows Brewing has the cure with their Strange Days event, The Feast of Fools. Continuing a tradition from Chaucer’s days, Strange Fellow’s Brewing is celebrating The Fool’s Day by putting together beer, BBQ and revelry. Costumes, jokes and irreverent behaviour could win you a free beer!When: April 1, 5–11 p.m.Where: Strange Fellows Brewing, 1345 Clark Dr.Cost: $16 for a beer with dinnerMore info: Facebook

Question What You See at the Capture Photography Festival

Saturday, April 1

Enjoy the launch of the Capture Photography Festival (running April 1 – 28) and the opening of their Feature Exhibition, Song of the Open Road. The exhibition features international artists playing with the practices of photography and the idea of “what you see is most definitely not what you get.” The festival includes exhibitions, workshops, events and outdoor installations throughout the city.When: April 1, 4 p.m to 6 p.m.Where: Contemporary Art Gallery, 555 Nelson St.Cost: FreeMore info: Capture Photography Festival

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