Get ready for the Easter Bunny to bring treats and cheer for the long weekend, along with plenty of entertainment in these picks.
Alice: Until April 16th, Gateway Theatre is presenting the BC premiere of In Wonderland, an imaginative and contemporary retelling of Lewis Carroll’s classic novels, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.
Music: Hear the sounds of tomorrow, tomorrow, as live music returns to the Fox Cabaret April 12 with the mesmerizing violin and electronics duo Sapphire Haze drawing audiences into their immersive sound-world at Music on Main’s annual Emerge on Main concert.
Hoppy: From April 14 to April 18, hop over to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park for egg-citing Easter adventures, with spring decorations and plenty of Easter activities for the whole family – Echo Eagles Scavenger Hunt, visit with bunnies and chicks with Cinemazoo, be thrilled by the hawks, owls and falcons of Raptors Ridge.
Rail: Meet the Easter Bunny as you and your family ride the rails of the Stanley Park Railway Easter Train April 15-18
Fish?: Celebrate Easter with the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, featuring family friendly fish-tastic activities including crafts, story-time, games and the annual Easter Salmon Scavenger Hunt this Friday to Sunday
Folk: Singer, songwriter Sarah Harmer brings her music to the Vogue Theatre this Thursday
Cirque: The fan favourite Cirque du Soleil’s Alegría In a New Light returns with show reimagined for its 25th anniversary, until June 5, 2022 under the Big Top at Concord Pacific Place.
Reconciliation: The Firehall Arts Centre and Savage Society are presenting the world premiere of White Noise, by the late Canadian Indigenous actor and artist Taran Kootenhayoo, from Saturday, April 16 to Sunday, May 1st, 2022.
Youth: Perfect for Easter family entertainment catch the circus-themed Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, at the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island until April 23.
Sevens: World Rugby’s HSBC Sevens Series makes its full return to Vancouver as HSBC Canada Sevens brings 16 world class rugby teams back to BC Place, April 16 & 17.
Alt: Local fave, Daniel Welsey brings his alt-rock sound to the Commodore Ballroom stage Saturday April 16th
Sea: “Washed Ashore”, Art to Save the Sea exhibit is a sustainable art sculpture exhibit made entirely from waste washed up on the ocean shorelines. The Exhibit is on display in the Grand Court of Metropolis at Metrotown until April 30, 2022
Blooms: The 16th Chilliwack Tulip Festival is blooming now, walk amongst the largest tulip event in BC, with millions of bulbs bursting in colour as guests to roam amongst more than 20 acres of 30 tulip varieties, plus 15 types of daffodils.
Rock: Scottish rock act Mogwai cross the ocean to the Commodore Ballroom stage on Monday April 16th
Tennis: The World Cup of Tennis returns to Vancouver as Team Canada including Leylah Fernandez take on Team Latvia in the prestigious Billie Jean King Cup Qualifiers at the Pacific Coliseum April 15 & 16
Clouds: Look up to celebrate the breadth and beauty of clouds with , The Polygon Gallery’s new exhibition Cloud Album on view until May 1, 2022.
Skate: Catch the action of Boarder X at MOV, a travelling exhibition, featuring work by contemporary artists from Indigenous nations across Canada, drawing parallels to urban areas prohibiting skateboarding, related to the landscapes and territories we occupy, on view until October 2022
Collection: Until May 8th, Griffin Art Projects is presenting Per Diem: The Gerd Metzdorff Collection (below), an intimate look at one of Vancouver’s most quietly influential collectors
Canoe: In the Vancouver Maritime Museum’s featured exhibition, on until July 3, 2022, Canoe Cultures :: Ho’-ku-melh War Canoes and the Gifts They Carry Forward, Indigenous artists and knowledge holders share their gifts through the war canoe in this multi-sensory journey.
Cloth: Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art continues to feature the Canadian premiere exhibition of Sho Sho Esquiro: Doctrine of Discovery, by award-winning designer, artist, and activist Sho Sho Esquiro on show until June 5, 2022