What’s On Weekend – April 5 – 8, 2012

The first major long weekend of the year is upon us! Happy Easter!

Ongoing activities:
– at Vancouver Art Gallery : Offsite on West Georgia at the Shangri-la Hotel courtyard, until Sept 16th, is a large scale wooden tableau by Kota Ezawa
– within the Vancouver Art Gallery, An Autobiography of our Collection shows a behind the scenes look at how a collection is put together from the Gallery’s permanent collection. As well Beat Nation showcases the Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture, take a look back at Lights Out! Canadian Painting from the 60?s and the Gallery’s newest exhibition Emily Carr and the Theatre of Transcendence
– see the bright lights at MOV: Museum of Vancouver with their ongoing exhibit Neon Vancouver/Ugly Vancouver & compare the waterfronts of Vancouver and Dubai with Maraya Project-Seawalls Of Vancouver And Dubai or step back to examine the Art Deco Chic – glamour between the wars
– at Arts Club Theatre Company’s Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage find out The Importance Of Being Earnest until April 15th.
– the Giggle Dam Theatre, dinner/comedy/musical theatre, bring the laughs Under The DAM Big Top…Cirque Du So Lame until June 16th.

Thursday Apr 5th:
– The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival blossoms with events throughout the city until April 28th
– the Vancouver International Auto Show fills BC Place with all sorts of bright and shiny new models until Sunday.
– AMS Student Society of UBC presents the 5th Annual Block Party at UBC’s MacInnes Field featuring performances from Mother Mother and MSTRKRFT
– Blueprint Events Seasons Electronic Music Festival kicks off with Swedish DJ Duo Cazzette at Venue
– don’t be a bridesmaid, see The Wedding Present at The Biltmore Cabaret
– stay up late and head to Gorg-o-mish after hours for United:XXX presented by Big Roger Events

Friday Apr 6th:
– Based on the novel by Michael Ignatieff, Scar Tissue opens at The Arts Club Theatre
– Young Swedish DJ, AN21 is the featured day 2 artist for Seasons Fest at Celebrities
– Canadian Singer-Songwriter Kathleen Edwards is at Commodore Ballroom
– Oasis Ultra Lounge debuts VANity hosted by Connie Smudge

Expect a great light show at Vancouver Convention Centre for Seasons Festival

Saturday Apr 7th:
– day 3 of Seasons Fest is headlined by icon Armin van Buuren at Vancouver Convention Centre
– Brit band James is at Commodore Ballroom
The Polyphonic Spree with guests New Fumes are at Venue
Trans-Siberian Orchestra is in the Valley at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre
– head late to Five-Sixty for another edition of Poni

Sunday Apr 8th:
– Easter Sunday brings a lot of Easter Brunches and Egg Hunts, check Inside Vancouver Blog for a list
– it’s not just any weekend, it’s a “Massive Longweekend” at Venue
– Australian sensation Gotye is at The Vogue Theatre
– at The Junction, Joan-E is putting on the big hair & shoulder pads for her Easter 80’s Show

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