Rainy Monday blues got you down? Don’t worry, there are plenty of happenings in Vancouver this week to lift your spirits.

Check out our roundup of things to do in Vancouver this week!

Check out the Richmond Night Market

Great news, folks! The Richmond Night Market is back this Friday, April 29th. Head to Richmond for all the delicious street food you know and love, and check out some live performances of some of the greatest martial artists, musicians, and dancers in the city.

When: Friday, April 29th
Where: 8351 River Road
Cost: $6

Vancouver Art Gallery – Kids Take Over

See local art through the eyes of children at Vancouver Art Gallery’s newest exhibit, Kids Take Over. The exhibit showcases artwork from the Gallery’s collection along with texts and drawings by local students aged 5 to 18, who were asked to reflect on the themes of famous pieces and imagine the intentions of the artist. Quite literally bring out your inner child at this event!

When: April 15th to September 11th
Where: 750 Hornby Street

Go for a tasty brunch

We know you’re probably seeing a lot of brunch content lately, but can you blame us? Vancouverites are pretty blessed with some amazing brunch options in the area. As a matter of fact, 9 of the top brunch spots in all of Canada are based right here in Vancouver!

When: Anytime!
Where: Check out these spots.

See Rufus Wainwright perform at UBC


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Back in 2020, Rufus Wainwright released his first studio album in 7 years, titled “Unfollow the Rules” — the perfect way to bring his critically acclaimed 1998 debut album full circle. The singer-songwriter collaborated with stars like Elton John, Robbie Williams, Billy Joel, and Mark Ronson to create his most recent masterpiece. You won’t want to miss this!

When: Tuesday, 26th
Where: Chan Centre for Performing Arts
Cost: $80+

Chris Webby at the Imperial

Head to Gastown after work this Friday for a high-energy performance that is sure to put you in the weekend mood. Connecticut-born and raised rapper Chris Webby has released some addictive hits, so get ready to crowd surf!

When: Friday, April 29th
Where: The Imperial, 319 Main Street
Cost: $37.70+

Attend a medieval pop-up

Get ready to feast your eyes and bellies on a medieval experience fit for royalty. This pop-up event will feature duelling knights, performances by court Jesters, and delicious medieval-style ales. No black plague here! Just good times and even better food.

Costumes are highly encouraged, and you may just win a prize if you’re voted the best dressed!

When: April 6th to Wednesday, April 27th
Where: 4875 Victoria Drive, Vancouver Alpen Club

Cirque du Soleil

Last month, Cirque du Soleil returned after a 2-year hiatus with its phenomenal show, Alegria. Experience the magic of a Cirque show anytime between now and June 5th.

When: March 22nd until June 5th
Where: Concord Pacific Place
Cost: $65+ for GA

Catch a Canuck’s game

On Tuesday, the Vancouver Canuck’s are playing against the Seattle Kraken and on Thursday, they’re playing the Los Angeles Kings. Take your pick of who you’d rather see go down!

When: Tuesday, April 26th or Thursday, April 28th
Where: 800 Griffiths Way, Rogers Arena
Cost: $79.89+

Enjoy the height of cherry blossom season

While you may have noticed that a lot of cherry blossoms have already run their course (ahem, looking at you Queen Elizabeth Park…) there are still plenty of trees blooming this week and throughout May. Pro tip: check out Fairview and around VGH for some neighbourhoods that are covered in pink!

When: Anytime
Where: Check out these spots!

Capture Photography Festival

It’s not too late to check out western Canada’s largest photography festival! From the history of photography on the Northshore to a public art display of Tokyo Parrots, there’s truly an exhibit for everyone.

When: On throughout the week
Where: All around Vancouver
Cost: Varies

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Have a great week, Vancouver!