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
Where: Various venues in and around Vancouver
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
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
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.
For more events, go to vancouverisawesome.com.