TAKE OUT: April 2014

Hey, winter? That’s a wrap! Cherry blossoms have been bursting forth outside our window for almost a month (really—check our Instagram) and we’re ready to trade our fireside Manhattans for G&Ts on a patio somewhere. This month’s event picks are making us giddy with fun-loving spring fever. If you’re looking for things to do in Vancouver, these should do the trick!

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival
As if walking around looking at cherry blossoms and lording it over the rest of frozen Canada wasn’t enough fun, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival also includes plein-air blossom painting classes, walk and talk tours, and Bollywood dancing. Even better, if you’re staying with us, borrow one of The Burrard’s cruisers and join the “Bike the Blossoms” event on April 26.
April 3 – 28 all over Vancouver

East Van Pillowfight Club
If the last time you saw a pillow fight, you were at a seventh grade sleepover trying to protect your headgear from attack, the East Van Pillowfight Club might blow your mind. With fight names like Tinkerhell and Lil Dread Riding Hood, these ladies put the “fight” into “pillowfight” while they raise money for the Vancouver Rape Relief & Women’s Shelter.
April 5 at the Astoria

Definitely Dali
Melting clocks? Check! Elephants? Check! This collection of 10 Salvador Dalí bronze sculptures hits all the notes you would expect from the master Spanish Surrealist but to see them in person is just something else. If your credit card is burning a hole in your wallet, you’ll be pleased to note that all of the works are for sale.
Through May 12 at Chali-Rosso Art Gallery

BC Distilled

Bringing together 15 British Columbia and Yukon micro-distilleries, this celebration of spirits (the liquid kind, not the paranormal) claims to promote “locally conscious drinking.” We’re not entirely sure what that means, but it’s sure better than “remotely unconscious” drinking.
May 10 at the CBC Studios



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