Get ready to eat, Vancouver. This week marks the return of North Vancouver’s Brewhalla beer festival, a world-class food & drink-focused event, and much more. And when you’re done feasting, you can dance it out at a disco event or kick back at a concert. Without further ado, here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this week (April 10-14).
If food is the way to your heart, then get ready to fall in love with another amazing culinary festival. FEAST! Vancouver Festival is returning to the city next month, bringing world-class chefs and talent together to create the ultimate lineup of food and drink-focused events, all in support of the BC Cancer Foundation.
When: April 11th to April 15th
Where: Multiple locations
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An artist who likely needs no introduction, John Mayer is a Connecticut-born singer and songwriter, originating as a two-man band called Lo-Fi Masters alongside Clay Cook. Following their creative split, Mayer went out on his own and carved his own corner of the pop world, and is now pretty much a household name.
When: April 10th
Where: 800 Griffiths Way
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With multiple dates and locations slated for this spring and summer, Brewhalla is officially back in Metro Vancouver, and the music & beer fest kicks off on Friday, April 14th at the Shipyards!
When: Friday, April 14th
Where: 125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Get ready to boogie on down to the sounds of the 1970s with “Disco Inferno,” the latest production by the non-profit society, Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret. This half discotheque half musical comedy is set in 1979, and involves dancers coming down from the stage to mingle with guests, who are encouraged to dance themselves.
Whether you want to dance the night away or sit back and enjoy the show, “Disco Inferno” has something for everyone!
When: April 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, and 15th
Where: 600 Campbell Avenue
Smitty’s Oyster House on Main just introduced a new weekly special on top of their late-night happy hour: A month-long Friday Night Paella Series! With the first event under its belt on March 24th, the new series will feature a new paella recipe each Friday, available for guests to order starting at 7 pm.
When: April 7th and April 14th
Where: 3124 Main Street
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: It never hurts to dress up and grab a couple of rounds at a fancy hotel bar. If the vibes are right and you feel like whisking your honey away to a cozy spot, who says you need a special occasion as your reason?
Where: See our picks above
Now open from 10 am to 5 pm, April is a great time to visit VanDusen and check out some beautiful spring foliage – once the weather gets on the same page, that is. This month on the bloom calendar? Everything from cherry blossoms, magnolias, and tulips to crabapples.
Where: 5151 Oak Street
Baseball season is finally back and in full swing, no pun intended! This week? The Vancouver Canadians are facing off against the Tri-City Dust Devils at The Nat, so get ready to load up on peanuts and hot dogs and watch as the games unfold.
When: Tuesday, April 11th to April 16th
Where: 4601 Ontario Street
Notch8 at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is now hosting a new cherry blossom-themed afternoon tea service, complete with specialty cocktails, spring-inspired decor, and a plethora of themed treats to enjoy. Guests can choose from three seatings, available at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. Reservations can be made online from Thursdays to Sundays until May 21st.
When: Available until May 21st
Where: 900 West Georgia Street
Cost: $74 per person
With the weather heating up, we can’t help but jump the gun a little bit on dining outdoors once more. So, why not make things that much warmer at one of the city’s heated patios?
Where: Click the link above for more info
And that’s a wrap on some of the best things to do around the city this week. Cheers!