20 things to do in Vancouver this week: April 25 to May 1

The last week of April is upon us and brings lots of new things to do around Vancouver. From Party for the Planet to the Vancouver Warriors, Richmond Night Market and more, here are 20 things to keep you busy this week.

Party for the Planet 2022

Party for the Planet, Surrey

What: The City of Surrey will host the 11th Annual Party for the Planet at the Surrey Civic Plaza, presented by TD, on Saturday 30 April. As in previous years, Party for the Planet will be packed with entertainment and activities for the whole family. The best part is that it’s free and a short walk from the Surrey Central SkyTrain station.

When: April 30, 2022
Weather: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Or: Surrey Civic Plaza – 13450 104th Avenue, Surrey
Cost: Free


What: WOMEN ! is a variety show that explores the glamorous, hilarious and diverse world of female expression. The show presented by Miss Marie will feature a wide range of Vancouver talent, including dancers, dragsters and comedians.

When: April 30, 2022
Weather: Doors and cocktail at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.
Or: Red Gate Revue Stage – 1601 Johnston Street, Granville Island, Vancouver,
Cost: Early bird $35 (ends April 7), tickets $40-$55 plus fees. Online purchase

BC Sikh Heritage Month – Gurdwara Tour & Shastar Exhibit

What: This SHBC event is an opportunity to visit a local gurdwara and discover the importance he has for the members of the Sikh faith. SHBC representatives will guide visitors through the experience and answer any questions that might arise. Guests are invited to participate in langar, a free communal meal, during the event. Then they can explore the Shastar exhibition to know more about historical Sikh artifacts.

When: April 30, 2022
Weather: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Or: Gurdwara Sahib Sukh Sagar – 347 Wood Street, New Westminster
Cost: Sorry

Rufus Wainwright

What: Born in New York and raised in Montreal, singer, songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright has collaborated with Elton John, Robbie Williams, Billy Joel and Mark Ronson, to name a few megastars. He is scheduled to perform live at the Chan Center for Performing Arts on Tuesday, April 26 as part of his Not following the rules To visit.

When: April 26, 2022
Weather: 8 p.m.
Or: Chan Center for the Performing Arts — 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver
Cost: From $64.75, available via tickets.ubc.ca

Vancouver Warriors vs. San Diego Seals

Vancouver Warriors

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What: The Vancouver Warriors wrap up their National Lacrosse League regular season at Rogers Arena with a game against the San Diego Seals on April 30. The team also celebrates First Nations Night.

When: April 30, 2022
Weather: 7 p.m.
Or: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Cost: Miscellaneous, buy online

Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival – Richmond Community Block Party

What: To kick off food truck festival season, the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Series features the Richmond Community Block Party. You can expect fantastic food from over twenty food trucks, including Shameless Buns, Aloha Poke, Takenaka and Vietnamese Nami, with different trucks participating over the three days.

When: April 29 to May 1, 2022
Weather: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Friday), 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Saturday), 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Sunday)
Or: Lansdowne Centre, 5300 No. 3 Road, Richmond

Vancouver Opera House HMS Pinafore

What: Vancouver Opera presents the Gilbert and Sullivan classic HMS aprona comedic tale of forbidden love across class divides and the shenanigans that occur on the high seas. Enjoy powerful renditions of songs like “I am the Captain of the Pinafore,” “Little Buttercup,” and more Again.

When: April 30, May 5, 7 and 8, 2022
Weather: 7:30 p.m. (April 30, May 5 and 7), 2 p.m. (May 8)
Or: Queen Elizabeth Theater – 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Cost: Miscellaneous, buy online

Vancouver Fleet Weekend

What: Vancouver Fleet Weekend 2022 hosted by the Royal Canadian Navy and Maritime Forces Pacific will feature a variety of water activities including ship tours, boat rides and exhibits. Presented by the Royal Canadian Navy and Maritime Forces Pacific, the three-day event will take place at the Burrard Street Wharf in North Vancouver and is open to the general public.

When: April 29 to May 1, 2022
Weather: Various times
Or: Burrard Pier by Lonsdale Quay, North Vancouver
Cost: Free

Tailor-made market

What: A new market is coming to Squamish for the first time this weekend, featuring local vendors inspired by sustainable shopping and the beauty of British Columbia. Vendors include painters, bead makers, bakers and chefs, sculptors, fashion designers, and more.

When: April 29 to May 1, 2022
Weather: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Friday), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Saturday), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Sunday)
Or: British Columbia Railway Museum – 39645 Government Road, Squamish
Cost: Single-day tickets $5, other ticket options available. Online purchase

The Chilliwack Tulip Festival

What: The Chilliwack Tulip Festival is the province’s largest flower festival. There will be over 20 acres of 30 varieties of tulips this season. Each type of tulip can bloom at a different time, so expect different fields to bloom at different times. There are also 15 different kinds of daffodils with over nine million bulbs this year.

While you’re there, you can also play lawn games, visit the rotating food trucks, and drop by The Farm Shop to buy treats, tulips, gardening supplies, and more.

When: Daily from April 11 for three to four weeks.
Weather: Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Or: 41310 Royalwood Drive, Chilliwack, just off Highway 1
Tickets: Online only, from $20


What: Crypto art crosses over into the real world when top NFT artists gather in Vancouver in May for a special art panel and party. NFT BC, presented by Simkin Artist Management, will perform at the Hollywood Theater in Kitsilano on Sunday, May 1.

During panel discussions, guests will hear from some of NFT’s top talent and experience a curated selection of local artwork on display at the Hollywood Theater.

When: May 1, 2022
Weather: Doors 5 p.m., Panels 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Party 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Or: Hollywood Theater – 3123 W Broadway, Vancouver
Cost: Various; online purchase

Taylor Tomlinson

Taylor Tomlinson

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What: Taylor Tomlinson released two Netflix stand-up specials and appeared on The show tonight and Conan. She is performing at the Vogue Theater on April 30 on her Do with to visit.

When: April 30 and May 1, 2022
Weather: 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. (Saturday), 7 p.m. (Sunday)
Or: Vogue Theater – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
Cost: Miscellaneous, buy online

Pop-up medieval tavern

What: If you’ve ever wondered what it could be like to dine like a king and be entertained by a court jester, while enjoying medieval-inspired dishes, now’s your chance.

The Medieval Tavern pop-up will take place at the Vancouver Alpen Club at 4875 Victoria Drive until April 27. Tickets to the medieval event include a theatrical appearance and dinner. And of course there will be mugs of beer.

When: Now until April 27, 2022
Weather: Various time slots
Or: Vancouver Alpen Club, 4875 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: online purchase

Bloom in South Granville

What: Several stores south of Granville have transformed their storefronts into floral art installations, creating a not-to-be-missed spring stroll. Now on display in front of 10 local businesses, the beautiful creations are part of the South Granville Business Improvement Association’s (SGBIA) Bloom.

The seasonal celebration also includes spring-themed menu items at neighborhood locations, as well as a chance to win a $200 gift card for the South Granville business of your choice as part of a Instagram photo contest.

When: Now showing
Or: South Granville Street from the Granville Bridge to 16th Avenue.
Cost: Free

Vancouver Canucks

What: The Canucks wrap up the NHL regular season at Rogers Arena this week, with home games against the Seattle Kraken on April 26 and the LA Kings on April 28.

When: April 26 and 28, 2022
Weather: 7 p.m.
Or: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Cost: Miscellaneous, buy online


What: South Asian singer-songwriter Raveena is on tour in support of her second album, Ashas Awakening. She is coming to Vancouver on April 30 and performing at the Imperial.

When: April 30, 2022
Weather: 8 p.m.
Or: Imperial – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
Cost: From $30, purchase online

Richmond Night Market 2022

Richmond Night Market

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What: The Richmond Night Market is North America’s largest night market and this year’s theme is Summer Magic Rainbow. The popular annual event draws crowds ready to experience rows upon rows of vibrant cuisine as well as a diverse lineup of nightly shows on the 50-foot entertainment stage.

When: April 29 to October 10, 2022
Weather: 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. (Friday), 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. (Saturday), 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Sunday and statutory holidays), 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. (Canada Day)
Or: Corner of Number 3 and River Road (one block from Bridgeport Canada Line station)
Cost: General admission $6, free for children under 7 and seniors 60 and over. Online purchase

Yoko Ono: growing freedom

What: GROWING FREEDOM: Instructions from Yoko Ono and The art of John and Yoko at the Vancouver Art Gallery highlights the importance of imagination and participation in the work of Yoko Ono and John Lennon. Inside the gallery, educational exhibits can be as simple as an exercise in the imagination printed on the walls and putting a literal bag over your head. The second part of the exhibition explores other works and focuses on the Canadian connections of Yoko Ono and John Lennon, including their encounter with Pierre Trudeau and the Montreal bed-in.

When: Now until May 1, 2022
Weather: Gallery hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays
Or: Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Cost: $24, admission by donation on Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Online purchase

Countdown to Collision Vancouver

What: Countdown to Collision will take place at the Fairmont Waterfront from 6-9 p.m., and the free event will include fireside chats with local tech leaders, networking, refreshments, and more.

Co-hosts Sunil Sharma and Casey Lau will be on hand to host the roadshow event. Sharma will also be holding a raffle for tickets and VIP access to the main event this summer.

When: April 27, 2022
Weather: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Or: Fairmont Vancouver Hotel – 900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Cost: Free, register online

Hawksley Laborer

What: Hawksley Workman, JUNO award-winning singer-songwriter and RCMP member Gold, will perform at the Hollywood Theater on Thursday, April 28.

When: April 28, 2022
Weather: Doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m.
Or: Hollywood Theater – 3123 W Broadway, Vancouver
Cost: $35 plus fees, available online

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