With health orders in mind, safely enjoy virtual comedy, yoga, spring blossoms and more this April
1. The Art and Fungi Project – Various dates
Facebook/The Art and Fungi ProjectArtists Willoughby Arevalo and Isabelle Kirouac have created a series of art and fungi experiences to learn about the life of mushrooms and how they interact with other members of their ecosystem, including humans. Walks include artistic elements such as writing and drawing.
2. Ruby’s Ukes – Various dates
Facebook/Ruby's UkesLooking for a new hobby? Join the April semester of Ruby's Ukes lessons for beginner, intermediate, and advanced online ukulele lessons this spring.
$185 for 10 weeks; Details online
3. North Shore Art Crawl – Until Sunday, April 12
Facebook/North Van ArtsMeet the artists living and working on Vancouver’s North Shore during the online North Shore Art Crawl. Virtually visit visual artists working in watercolour, acrylic, oil paint, photography, ceramics, glass, woodworking, fibre art and jewellery.
4. Comedy2Go – From Monday, April 5
Facebook/Comedy2GoRawsome Comedy’s Comedy2Go is a new online comedy venture, with a regular New Blue Mondays event that kicks off each week with comedians from around the world working out new and blue comedy bits. Intended for an audience 18 and up.
Mondays at 6:30 p.m.; $6; Details online
5. Greater Vancouver Food Truck Fest – Saturday, April 3 to Sunday, April 25
Facebook/Greater Vancouver Food Truck FestDrive through to pick up your favourite food truck dishes at the Greater Vancouver Food Truck festival when it rolls into Abbotsford (Saturday, April 3rd and Sunday, April 4th), Maple Ridge (Saturday, April 10th and Sunday, April 11th), and Cloverdale (Saturday, April 24th and Sunday, April 25th).
6. Free Yoga with The Holistic Panda – Wednesday, April 7
Drew ClimieCelebrate World Mental Health Day with a free yoga class with The Holistic Panda, which provides holistic wellness for the busy soul. This month's offering is a free yoga and meditation class with life coach Drew Climie.
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Free; Details online
7. More Than Dance, We Are a Movement – Wednesday, April 14 to Tuesday, April 20
DanceHouseDanceHouse and Digidance present the Canadian premiere of the film More Than Dance, We Are a Movement, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of contemporary Indigenous innovators, Red Sky Performance. They are one of Canada's most prolific and acclaimed creators of contemporary Indigenous works.
8. Festival de Bois – Friday, April 16 to Friday, April 30
Facebook/Festival de BoisVancouver’s Francophone festival moves online this year, bringing brilliant performers from across Canada, including traditional Québécois podorythmie, Innu singer/songwriters, and a Zydeco dance band, as well as special children’s programming.
9. Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival – Saturday, April 17 to Sunday, April 25
Facebook/Vancouver Cherry Blossom FestivalCatch the cherry blossoms at Vancouver's sakura celebration, featuring online festivities during the virtual Sakura Days (Saturday, April 17th and Sunday, April 18th) and the Sakura at Home event, which features special blossom-themed dishes to dine on, Sunday, April 25th.
10. Poutine with Purpose – Friday, April 23 to Saturday, May 1
Facebook/Poutine with PurposePoutine with Purpose started in 2010 as a one-day poutine crawl in Calgary and, this year, it comes to Vancouver too. When you buy poutine from a participating vendor, a meal goes to a teen in need via Mealshare.