5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (April 15-21)

A culinary Thai experience, an intimate folk concert and the 25th annual Crazy 8s film gala.

Here’s 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, add it to our ongoing Vancouver events calendar here!

1. Embark on a Thai Culinary Adventure With Maenam’s Latest Dinner Collab Series

April 17

Maenam’s dinner series is back with a Thai twist! This Wednesday, expect a multi-course feast (with bevvies) by Thailand’s culinary stars, Songvisava and Jones from the famed Bo.lan restaurant. Get ready to dine Thai-style without the jetlag. (Looking for more food events this month? Here’s a list of the best April food events in Vancouver.)

When: April 17
Where: Maenam
Cost: $250
More info: maenam.ca


2. Enjoy an Intimate Concert With Folk Duo Rube and Rake

April 17

Drop by for an acoustic escape with Rube and Rake, St. John’s own folk legends. They’ll pluck you into a sonic meadow faster than you can say “grassy knoll.” Show starts at 8, doors at 7. Heads up: seats are scarce, but the harmonies? Infinite.

When: April 17
Where: The Gallery at Artech
Cost: $20
More info: sidedooraccess.com


3. Show Off Your Best Dance Moves With Ballet BC at Performance Works

April 20

Ballet BC is throwing the ultimate dance party and you’re invited. Come get your dance on with top DJs Kyprios, Aran Mo and Madam Lola, fuel up on ChouChou Crêpes and grab drinks at the full bar (because liquid courage). From 8-11 p.m., dance under the disco ball—total Instagram bait—and be home by midnight. Dance like a pro, leave like the adulting little Cinderella that you are.

When: April 20
Where: Performance Works
Cost: $30.45
More info: balletbc.com/thedanceparty


4. Enjoy Some Toe-Tapping Fun at the Canadian Premiere of Soundspace

April 19-20

If you once taped pennies on your shoes for that DIY tap dance life, you’ll love Dorrance Dance’s Soundspace. Hitting the Vancouver Playhouse, this show celebrates tap’s cool history—no coins needed (just cash, debit or credit).

When: April 19-20
Where: Vancouver Playhouse
Cost: From $35
More info: dancehouse.ca


5. Celebrate Local Filmmakers at the 25th Annual Crazy 8s Gala at The Centre

April 20

The eight-day filmmaking competition is 25 years in, and still as crazy as ever. The Crazy8s Gala is back with this year’s top six films at The Centre, Vancouver. Catch the flicks, then party with the stars at Science World. It should be a crazy good time.

When: April 20
Where: The Centre
Cost: From $44
More info: eventbrite.ca