Picks of the Week – April 18, 2018

While we’re waiting for spring to reboot and kick out winter, there’s plenty of entertainment in these April picks of the week.

Tasting: Let’s start the list on a tasty note, Vancouver Foodster’s Tasting Plates visits the East Village tonight to sample what the neighbourhood has to offer.

John Ng as Det Tommy Lam & Toby Hughes as Sean Heany in Nine Dragons
Photo by Tim Nguyen

Mystery: The world premier of Nine Dragons, a 1920’s murder mystery set in Hong Kong opens at Gateway Theatre on Thursday, running until April 21st.

Photos: The 5th Annual Capture Photography Festival continues to bring all things photographic and lens-based to galleries and public spaces around the city throughout the month.

Cohen: The Firehall Arts Centre continues to celebrate its 35th Anniversary with its award winning Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen on stage until April 21st

War & Peace : The Tallis Scholars

Honour:  Saturday at the Chan Centre, Early Music Vancouver commemorates the centenary of the end of WWI with War & Peace : The Tallis Scholars with a suite of music to honour those who lost their lives in the war.

Suspense: Stephen King’s thriller Misery brings a fright  to the Arts Club Granville Island Stage until May 5th, while the Tony-Award winning family drama, The Humans is onstage at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage until April 22nd and the sibling rivalry of Me and You is at the Goldcorp Stage until May 6th.

Live: Come on down! to the Hard Rock Vancouver for Price Is Right Live on stage at the Molson Canadian Theatre this Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Comedy: Looking for some killer laughs and murderous improv? Check out Murder on the Improv Express – A Killer Comedy at Vancouver TheatreSports League in repertoire with the VTSL’s other hilarious games and shows

Double:The Cultch has a pair of shows running April 17 – 29; The Explanation at the Culture Lab and World Without Us at the Historic Theatre

Haida:  Museum of Vancouver is presenting, Haida Now. A collaboration with The Haida Gwaii Museum bring 450 works together in a one of a kind collection of Haida arts and culture, until June 15.

Culture: Musqueam, Squamish, Lil’wat, Heiltsuk, Nisga’a, Haida are collaborating for the first time so you can learn more about the cultures of these First Nations and the importance of their cultural centres at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC’s exhibition Culture at the Centre, until October 8th

Colour: It may not feel like spring but a visit to the Abbotsford Tulip Festival will brighten up your mood with 10 acres covered in millions of blooms until May 3rd.

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