Vancouver Weekend Events (Apr 11 -13, 2014)


Go out and enjoy the cherry blossoms while they last!

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Geekenders Guide to the Galaxy - $15
Doors at 7:00 Show at 7:30 Dancing to the tunes of Geekenders’ DJ Navi until 1:00am  
Cover: $15.00. Strictly 19+
The WISE Hall, 1882 Adanac St, Vancouver
In the beginning nightclubs were created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move. Some people believed they were created by some sort of god, but the Geekenders people of Sol 3 firmly believed that the entire idea of nightclubs was, in fact, completely ridiculous and decided to create their own kind of party.  Thus, the Nightclub at the End of the Universe was born.  Join your host, Max Quordlepleen, as you watch a first-class variety show with dancers from all over the galaxy and dance the night away as the universe explodes around you, for your pleasure.

Sakura Illumination
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Sunset Beach Park at Beach and Thurlow near the outdoor hockey rinks
Stuart Ward uses LED and patterned video lights to illuminate a canopy of cherry blossoms with his sensory projection artwork. The single night quality reflects the tempo of the blossoms, and their varying bloom times. The unique experience will create an intangible memory of a time and place never to be duplicated.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Vancouver Hop
All Day
Multiple locations

Art. Talks. Tours. April 12. All day. Join us for a day of art, tours and talks at the Canadian Art Foundation Gallery Hop Vancouver, presented in partnership with RBC with support by the CASV.

Tree Talks and Walks UBC
10:00am to 11:30am      
Meet outside Fraser Parkade by the Asian Centre, just east of the Nitobe Memorial Garden at 6440 Memorial Rd.      
Presented by Douglas Justice, Associate Director and Curator of Collections, UBC Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research  The walk includes cherry viewing along Lower Mall and the surrounding area to see UBC’s ‘Somei-yoshino’ and other flowering cherries. 

Vancouver Winter Farmers Market
10:00am - 2:00pm every Saturday until April 26
30th and Ontario Street in the East Parking lot and Plaza of Nat Bailey Stadium
Fresh, local, organic foods & crafts. 60+ vendors, hot food, music! Rain or Shine!

Canucks Autism Network Family Festival
10am - 2:30pm
Jack Poole Plaza (Vancouver Convention Centre, Downtown Vancouver) 
This FREE family festival will include the lighting of the cauldron, a fundraising walk, live entertainment, food, exhibitors, a family fun zone, and surprise visits by special guests!

Kerrisdale Antiques Fair - $7
Sat & Sun 10am - 5pm
Kerrisdale Arena, 5670 East Boulevard, Vancouver
Over 250 tables and booths of antiques and collectibles under one roof!
Celebrate Spring 2014
11am - 4pm
Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre, Burnaby
Enjoy our beautiful Japanese Canadian garden and cherry trees! Celebrate the cherry blossom season with a fun, family-friendly spring festival featuring exciting arts performances by Japanese and Filipino artists. Pre-order a “Sakura Bento” to enjoy in our beautiful gardens: $12.60 Members, $13.65 General ($15.75 on event day).

Sustainability Fair at Whole Foods Market
12pm - 4pm
Whole Foods Market Cambie, 510 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Stop by the store on Saturday, April 12th between 12pm-4pm to see some of our great products and community partners!
Vancouver Dahlia Society Tuber Sale
Saturday: 1 - 4 p.m. Sunday: 1 - 4 p.m. 
VanDusen Botanical Garden, Floral Hall, Admin Bldg. 
Free Admission

Tree Talks and Walks Stanley Park   
2:00pm to 3:30pm    
Meet at the Rose Arbour at the Lower Rose Garden, Pipeline Rd, Stanley Park     
Presented by Park Board arborist, Bill Stephen.  This spot will be a focal point to discover many of the beautiful and unusual ornamental trees and plants in Stanley Park’s Shakespeare Garden. It will also discuss some of the history of the park and how the Park Board balances demands of the public with the need for open green space. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Kidstuff Swapmeet
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 
Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Avenue Burnaby, BC 
Pick up a bargain at Kidstuff Swampmeet! Over 70 tables of the best deals in town! Free Admission.

Kerrisdale Antiques Fair - $7
Sat & Sun 10am - 5pm
Kerrisdale Arena, 5670 East Boulevard, Vancouver
Over 250 tables and booths of antiques and collectibles under one roof!
Spring Perogy Lunch and Bazaar
11:00 am to 3:30 pm
805 East Pender, Vancouver
Delicious Ukrainian Food & Awesome Deals on Gently Used Items!

Cherry Blossom Picnics
11:30 to 12:30pm
Flight Path Park, Richmond
This spring Cherry Blossom Picnics will be popping up all over Vancouver! Festival sponsor, YVR Airport Authority is first to announce hosting a Cherry Blossom Picnic and Tree Talks & Walks in celebration of  150 cherry trees blossoming in Larry Berg Flight Path Park ~ the largest concentration of cherries in Metro Vancouver! Picnic in the park – bring your own picnic and sit on the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival’s (VCBF) new Petal Mats!  A good time to walk around & take some photos.

Tree Talks and Walks at Larry Berg Flight Path Park, Richmond
1:30 to 2pm in Mandarin, 2pm to 2:30pm in English    
Meet at the globe structure     
Presented by Joseph Lin, director of the Green Club of BC  This walk celebrates the 9th birthday of the 125 Birthday Blossoms. Join the Cherry Blossom Picnic hosted by YVR Airport Authority before or after the walk!

Tree Talks and Walks Queen Elizabeth Park
1:30pm to 3:00pm      
Queen Elizabeth Park, meet at the parking lot (33rd Ave and Cambie) under the west end cherry trees      
Presented by Alex Downie, Supervisor of Vancouver’s Neighborhood Parks, and former Supervisor of Queen Elizabeth Park and Bloedel Conservatory.  A guided tree walk highlighting the many exotic and native trees at Queen Elizabeth Park’s arboretum, founded in 1949, contains tree species from around the world. This walk will focus on the ornamental qualities and garden-worthiness of the wide palette of trees we can grow in Vancouver. 

Vancouver Dahlia Society Tuber Sale
Saturday: 1 - 4 p.m. Sunday: 1 - 4 p.m. 
VanDusen Botanical Garden, Floral Hall, Admin Bldg. 
Free Admission

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