April in Vancouver – 4 Events to See, Eat, and Drink!

Cherry full spring
Cherry Blossoms in Spring, by Forester401

Spring has sprung, and this city has no shortage of ways to celebrate.  Here are a few things to keep in mind as you plan your weekends in April. 

Capture Photography Festival
Capture Photography Festival

LOOK. The Capture Photography Festival is an annual celebration of photography and lens-based art.  Founded in 2013, the festival this year runs from April 2-29. According to their website, "Capture features dynamic, high-profile exhibitions from Vancouver’s leading public and commercial galleries, public installations, and a series of community-based photo workshops, tours, artist talks, films, and panel discussions."  With exhibitions at over 50 galleries across the city, there's lots to take in over the next month.  More information available at their beautifully designed website. 

musica intima masque RED web

LISTEN. Vancouver's stunning self-directed vocal ensemble musica intima presents "masque", a set of concerts produced by the Radius Series of the Telus Studio Theatre at the Chan Centre, April 24 and 25.  Featuring music of 16th and 17th century Italy, the concert promises humor and heartbreak (and subtitles, so we can understand the humor and heartbreak). In addition to voices, the music will feature harpsichord, organ and brass, to give the music the pomp it deserves.  More details, and tickets to the concerts are available at the series website.   

winter market

EAT. Every Saturday in April, Vancouver Farmer's Markets presents a Winter Market.  Located across from Nat Bailey Stadium, each week plays host to a variety of vendors, featuring produce, seafood, artisan cheeses, baked goods, and more.  All local - and is there anything more satisfying than buying food from the farmer that grew it?  More details on their website. 

brews brothers

DRINK. Parallel 49 is a fairly well known brewery in the city.  But they've been busy recently, collaborating with many other breweries in BC, to produce 12 different collaborative beers.  Amusingly, this collaboration has been dubbed "Brews Brothers."  They've been hosting tap takeovers and launch parties, and the next is scheduled for April 7, at Darby's Pub, in Kits.  Alternatively, you can head to your favorite BCL or private store, and pick up a 12 pack, featuring a bottle of each to sample.  Let me know your favorite!

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