Happy Earth Day, Vancouver! In celebration of our beautiful city, planet, and the current weather forecast for this weekend (peep the slight sun), we’ve come up with a solid list of weekend excursions for you to go on.

Here are 10 of the best things to do in Vancouver this weekend.

Peach Pit

Vancouver-born Peach Pit is coming to the Commodore this weekend, so get ready to enjoy some major indie-pop bangers and good vibes all-around.

When: Sunday, April 24th
Where: 868 Granville Street
Cost:
$34.50 – $123

Check out an open-mic night

We know—it’s not always easy to get up there and sing in front of a bunch of strangers, but it’s so worth the drunk stories you’ll be able to tell later on. Do it for character development!

Whether you go to an official open-mic event at Benchmark’s Bar and Grill or Darby’s Pub, hit up Yagger’s in Kits for their weekly Saturday night karaoke, or just have a regular night at Numbers, there’s nothing quite like watching your friends belt out Jolene five times in one night. (We get it though, it’s a bop.)

When: Various
Where: Take your pick!

Go on a Romantic Tour of VanDusen Botanical Garden

Maybe it’s time to spice things up and go for an exclusive tour around one of Vancouver’s most coveted gardens. Enjoy some sun, fresh spring flowers, and greenery, and take some photos your mom would want up on her mantle.

When: Various
Where: 5251 Oak Street

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 in concert

Just finished binging all eight Harry Potter movies and don’t know what to do with yourself? Stay in the magical world of witchcraft and wizardry a little longer and enjoy the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s rendition of the seventh movie’s score. Classical music lovers and Potterheads unite!

When: Sunday, April 24th
Where: 601 Smithe Street, the Orpheum Theatre
Cost:
$38

Verses Festival of Words

Verses Festival of Words is back with another celebration of the spoken word. As always, the festival will feature poetic artists of all kinds, including page poets, singer-songwriters, improvisers, and more. This year’s festival is shaking things up genre-wise, drawing inspiration from hip hop, folk, experimental music, and even 80s glam rock. It doesn’t get more eclectic than that!

When: Thursday, April 21st to Saturday, April 30th
Where: 1895 Venables Street

Eugene Emeralds at Vancouver Canadians

Catch a ball game this weekend at the Nat, and get your peanuts & crackerjack fix while you can! Time to break out all your favourite baseball chants.

When: Saturday, April 23rd
Where:
4601 Ontario Street, Nat Bailey Stadium
Cost:
$34 – 59 USD

Comedy Ting by Comedy Ring

Comedy Ting is back at Calabash Bistro featuring delicious Caribbean food and stand-up that’s seriously slap-your-knee silly. Talk about a dinner AND a show!

When: Sunday, April 24th
Where: 428 Carall Street
Cost:
$16.93

Dave Chappelle and Friends

Award-winning comedian, actor, screenwriter, and producer Dave Chappelle will be performing this Friday, April 22nd, and Saturday, April 23rd, as part of his upcoming tour.

Don’t forget to go to hit the official comedy show after-party at Cinema Public House!

When: Friday, April 22nd and Saturday, April 23rd
Where: 800 Griffiths Way, Rogers Arena
Cost:
$91-331+

Drag N’ Dim Sum

Ahh yes, two of our favourite things in one amazing event. Drag and dim sum! Ricecake Vancouver is hosting a cherry blossom brunch and live drag show with 6 incredible performers/ “slaysian” queens at Cold Tea this Sunday. Don’t miss out!

 

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When: Sunday, April 24th
Where: 1193 Granville Street
Cost:
$43.45

‘Da Kink In My Hair

It’s not too late to see a showing of the incredible ‘Da Kink In My Hair at Arts Club Theatre. A musical that celebrates women of colour and their multi-faceted stories is one that warrants more than one viewing!

When: Thursday, April 14th to Sunday, May 15th
Where: Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
Cost: 
$35

Have a great weekend, Vancouver!