Artists from around the globe will have their work on display and for sale this weekend as Art! Vancouver returns for its fourth year. This multi-day event takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre, where contemporary artists from Canada and abroad will convene to show their work in a variety of disciplines. Meet, mingle and maybe make a few purchases.
April 19 to 23
After Hours at the Vancouver Aquarium
This is not your average trip to the aquarium. Dive deep into the caverns of your mind for trivia night at Vancouver Aquarium’s After Hours. This adults-only event is the perfect night out for both ocean lovers and anyone craving a unique night out in the city. Oh, and there will be (sea)weed brownies.
April 20, 6 to 10 p.m.
Vancouver Aquarium, 845 Avison Way
They won’t be dancing in the streets... they’ll be dancing in the Commodore Ballroom for a night of Motown madness and great tunes for a great cause. Twenty-five dynamic performers, accompanied by a scorching 12-piece band of seasoned session musicians, will bring the Motown songbook to life, and you can get up and groove until your feet ache. The 15th annual event supports Seva Canada’s eye care programs in low-income countries, giving sight to those in need, through the power of song.
April 21, doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.
Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville St.
40th Annual Vancouver Greek Food Festival
Get ready to eat, eat, eat, and say “opa!” to all the delicious food from Vancouver’s vibrant Greek community. It’s the 40th annual go-round for this popular event, which also features displays and live entertainment. Fill up on phyllo (filled with spinach and cheese, of course) or stuff yourself silly with souvlaki.
April 20 to 23
Hellenic Community of Vancouver, 4500 Arbutus St.
The Greasy Spoon Supper Series Vol. 38
Royal Dinette’s executive chef Eva Chin, wine director Claire Saksun and Savio Volpe’s sous chef Melanie Witt team up to present an island vibes-inspired volume 38 of the Greasy Spoon Supper Series Diner, benefitting A Better Life Foundation. The four-course, family-style menu features Hawaiian dishes based on Chin’s childhood memories interpreted by Witt.
April 23, two seatings
(5 to 7:30 p.m. and 8 to 10 p.m.)
Save On Meats, 43 West Hastings St.
More events at vancouverisawesome.com.