Top 5 things to do this Monday in Vancouver

April 6, 2015

Get trapped: East Van is alive with the sound of music tonight when the von Trapps, four singing siblings who are the great-grandchildren of Captain Georg and Maria von Trapp of Sound of Music fame, play a few of their favourite songs at the Rio Theatre tonight in support of their new album, made in collaboration with Pink Martini, called Dream A Little Dream.

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Get cheering: The Canucks begin their final home stretch of the regular season with a possible playoff preview tonight with a visit by the defending Stanley Cup champions. In the race for second place in the Pacific Division and home ice advantage to open the playoffs, the home team are currently ahead of the Los Angeles Kings by three points but only have two more games after tonight remaining to the Kings’ three. The puck drops at 7 p.m.

Get twinned: Parisian duo Ibeyi, made up of twin sisters Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz, bring their Afro-Cuban electro fusion to Fortune Sound Club in support of their upcoming self-titled debut album. Flo Morrissey opens.


Get some mer-mirth: Several local comedians hope to make a splash at the Railway tonight for an evening of mermaid-themed standup. The first 10 people who make it up the storied venue’s steep stairs each score a free shot of Jamesons to help put them in the mood for the slippery comedy stylings of Jenny Mer-Toews, Jacob Mer-Samuel, Sophie Mer-Buddle and many mer-more.

Seek some treasure: Vancity Theatre screens Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, the latest darkly comedic offering from indie darlings the Zellner Bros. that stars Academy Award nominee Rinko Kikuchi as a frustrated Tokyo office worker who becomes obsessed with a mysterious VHS tape of a popular film she’s mistaken for a documentary and travels to frozen North Dakota seeking a buried suitcase of stolen booty.


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