Snap to it at Capture Photography Festival

And four other reasons Vancouver is awesome this week

Capture Photography Festival

Celebrating the lens-based arts, Capture Photography Festival brings together shutterbugs from Vancouver and around the globe for a month-long celebration. Various events make up the festival’s schedule, ranging from exhibitions, films, workshops, talks, tours and public art displays.

When: Until April 30

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Where:  Various venues in and around Vancouver

Burlesque Festival

The 14th annual Vancouver International Burlesque Festival is Canada’s most prestigious and longest-running burlesque festival. Enjoy the fest as a fan or someone getting behind the scenes; the programming includes an array of performances as well as workshops.

When: Until April 6

Where: Various venues in Vancouver

BC Distilled

Photo courtesy of BC Distilled
Photo courtesy of BC Distilled

More than three dozen of the province’s artisan distilleries will be pouring it on this April at the sixth-annual BC Distilled. This premiere spirits event brings together B.C.’s craft spirits creators for a fantastic tasting event, where enjoying each and every sip is wholly encouraged.

When: April 6. Trade/VIP tasting 2-4:30 p.m., public tasting 6-9 p.m.

Where: Croatian Cultural Centre, 3520 Commercial Dr.

Weezer and Pixies at Rogers Arena

Say it ain’t so: Two of alt-rock’s biggest acts of the last 30 years hit the stage for an epic double bill at Rogers Arena this weekend. Get ready to surf a wave of college rock nostalgia and ’90s heavy rotation rock video vibes with two bands who’ve garnered both cult followings and legendary status.

When: April 7, 7 p.m.

Where: Rogers Arena

Paella Dinner at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

Photo courtesy of Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Photo courtesy of Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

The all-star team at Boulevard will conjure up the flavours of one of Spain’s most iconic dishes when it hosts a paella dinner in its elegant downtown dining room. Guests will enjoy a glass of Boulevard’s house sangria followed by a Spanish-inspired three-course dinner.

When: April 7, 6 p.m.

Where: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, 845 Burrard St.


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