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Whether you’re looking for date-night ideas, free things to do or just something fun with the kids, you can’t go wrong with our list of events happening around Metro Vancouver between April 7-13. Headlining this week’s picks is Tyler, the Creator at Pacific Coliseum.
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Here are 5 things to do in Metro Vancouver this week:
Tyler, the Creator
When: April 7 at 7 pm
Where: Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver
Tickets: $39.50-$126.50 at ticketleader.ca
Acclaimed hip-hop star Tyler, the Creator brings his latest tour to Vancouver. “Lights, pyro, props, Broadway-worthy stage sets, a set of openers who would be worth shelling out for on their own — his show at Scotiabank Arena had all the big-stage spectacle we’ve been missing in the last two years ,” wrote a reviewer of Tyler’s Toronto show in March. The rap star’s 2021 album Call Me If You Get Lost, his sixth, made just about every critics’ top-10 list for the year and is nominated for a Grammy. Openers include Kali Uchis, Vince Staples and Teezo Touchdown.
When: April 8-22
Where: Revue Stage, 1601 Johnston St., Vancouver
Tickets: $30 at granville-island-revue-theatre.tickit.ca (pay what you can on April 12)
In this production of Donald Margulies’ Collected Stories, Jennifer Fahrni is Ruth, a teacher and respected short-story writer living in Greenwich Village, New York, and Avery Crane is her student and protégée, Lisa. The 1996 play begins in the fall of 1990 and covers the six years when, under the guidance of Ruth, Lisa journeys from insecure student to successful writer. The play won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Original Play, and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1997. Film and television veteran Roman Podhora directs for Log House Productions.
Emerge on Main: Sapphire Haze
When: April 12 at 7:30 pm
Where: Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main St., Vancouver
Tickets: $32/$15 at musiconmain.ca
In November 2021, Sapphire Haze “captivated” audiences, according to a media release, at Music on Main’s 10th Modulus Festival. For MoM’s annual Emerge on Main concert, the duo of Cindy Kao (violin) and Aysha Dulong (electronics) performing a full-length show of original pieces such as Pastel Places, Gently Catapulted into Nothingness, and Seasick Velvet. In a recent interview, Dulong said that the band’s goal “is to stimulate the listeners’ other senses through sound. What does a distorted violin taste like? What does a rich oscillating drone feel like?… If you close your eyes and focus on each sense as you listen, it creates a deeper physical and mental experience, one that engages the full body.”
Charlie Demers, I Hope I Don’t Remember This My Whole Life
Charlie Demers has just released his second comedy album, I Hope I Don’t Remember This My Whole Life. The local comic recorded the record last October at one of the first full-capacity, sold-out, indoor shows he had performed in over a year-and-a-half. “It was an incredibly special night. The audience and I were both just so grateful to be there, so happy to see each other like that,” he says in a media release. The new record follows his 2017 Juno-nominated debut Fatherland and is said to reflect the soul-searching and identity crisis that resulted from the pandemic and quarantine restrictions. “My hope is that it builds on the last album, shows some growth and evolution, but also the fact that I will always be a comedian, and nothing will change that.” In June, Demers will release Noonday Dark, a sequel to his mystery novel Primary Obsessions, a finalist for the BC Book Prize.
Stargazer: An Immersive Universe
When: April 13-TBD
Where: Tsawwassen Mills Mall, 5000 Canoe Pass Way, Tsawwassen
Tickets: $32 at feverup.com
Curated in part by the MacMillan Space Center, Stargazer features a 270-degree immersive room with projections, virtual reality, and historically accurate replicas — including a real-size scale version of the Apollo Lunar Module — from decades of space exploration. Old newspapers that covered the moon landing, provided by HR MacMillan Center and including the cover from The Vancouver Sun, will also be on display. In addition, an accompanying exhibit, Space to Spoon, showcases the science, technology, and innovation involved in modern agriculture. This marks the world premiere of the exhibit.