Your Social Calendar for April 2015 // #SOCIALintheCITY – Vancouver //

Every month, Social City Networking INC. compiles a list of Vancouver’s must-attend events. We make it easy to ensure that you’re always experiencing all things SOCIAL that Vancouver has to offer. We’ve drawn from various sources to make this calendar your monthly go-to list for all things social. From cultural festivals, to exhibits, markets, holidays & beyond – we’re proud to say we’ve finally done it: we’ve created the ULTIMATE social calendar. We’re pleased to release the APRIL 2015 edition of Social City’s “SOCIAL in the CITY Social Calendar“.

Social City Networking INC. – For all things SOCIAL in your CITY!

Vancouver Winter Farmers’ Markets // #SOCIALintheCITY | Ongoing Feb 1st 2015 – April 26th 2015 | Everything from organic & conventional produce, meat, cheese & seafood, preserves, baking & bread. | Local Venders + Food + Markets + Festival Treats + Grocery + Local Farmers + Family Fun + FREE | Every Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm | #SOCIALintheCITY Approved Event! |

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival | Ongoing daily April 2nd 2015 – April 29th 2015 | Celebrate the joys of spring with the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival! | Various times | Various locations | See events marked #VCBF below for Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival event details |

Sakura Illumination Tour | #VCBF | 
Friday, April 3, 2015 | 8:00pm to 10:00pm | Charlson Park, Vancouver (False Creek in the Fairview neighbourhood) | Celebrate the joys of spring with the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival! | Symbolic arrival of spring + Spring’s essential qualities + life + rebirth + renewal + vividity | light art installation + performing arts piece |

Sakura Illumination // Photo: Kevin Eng

Sakura Illumination // Photo: Kevin Eng

David Lam Day Petal Mat Picnics | #VCBF | Saturday, April 4, 2015 | 11:00am to 2:00pm | David Lam Park, Vancouver | Join the Festival in celebrating spring with a Petal Mat Picnic in the magnificent David Lam Park with free Kite Making Workshops with Egan Davis in Roundhouse Community Centre, culminating in a beautiful Kite Dance in the park. | guided interpretative walk + Honorable David Lam’s 100 ornamental cherry trees :Tree Talks & Walks will be led by Joseph Lin + Bring your own picnic + enjoy our food trucks + Petal Mat Tree Spirit performers |

7th Annual Great A-Mazing Egg Hunt at VanDusen Garden | Saturday, April 4th 2015 – Sunday, April 5th 2015 | Various Times | Venue: VanDusen Botanical Garden | Bring your kids 2 to 12 years | Hunt for eggs in the garden with special areas for children ages 2 to 4, 5 to 8, and 9 to 12 years, interact with animals at the CinemaZoo exhibit, decorate a clay pot and plant carrots to take home, meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy chocolate treats and much more! | Tickets are $15.00 and include garden admission for one child and up to two parents or guardians | The event is outdoors and will run rain or shine. Space is limited – reserve your tickets today! | tickets

International Pillow Fight Day Vancouver 2015 | Saturday, April 4th 2015 | 3:00pm to 3:30pm | Vancouver Art Gallery (Robson Street side) | Rules: 1. “Don’t talk about [Pillow] Fight Club!” | 2. Don’t be in location until the exact minute. | 3. Hide your pillows. | 4. Rush in screaming “PILLOW FIIIIIIGHT!!!!!” | 5. After 15mins of excruciating fun, leave. | 6. Stay off the road and sidewalk. (don’t make this a police issue) | 7. Do NOT hit anyone with out a pillow! (this includes but is not limited to people with cameras, bystanders, civic authorities, cars, use common sense!!) | 8. “If this is your first [time] at [Pillow] Fight Club, you have to fight.” | Volunteers requested for clean up as they would like to do the event again next year. |

Doze Day – Cooking Easter Dinner // #SOCIALintheCITY | April 6th 2015 | 2:00pm to 8:00pm | Salvation Army Belkin House | Cooking up a marvelous Easter dinner for the residents of the Belkin House and for the homeless | We will be meeting at 2pm on Monday, April 6 at Salvation Army Belkin House | Community + Volunteer + Give Back + Spread Kindness | #SOCIALintheCITY Approved Event! |


#TheColourShow – Presented by Welcome to thisopenspace | April 9th 2015 | 7:00pm – 11:00pm | An exhibition that will feature the works of emerging artists based in Vancouver. | Artists: Amelia Garvin, Mel King, Chrsitina Song, Dana Mooney, Carina-Marie Nilsson, Natasha Broad, Souzan Rezai, Jules Francisco, Andrew Pommier and Priscilla Yu. | Art + Community + Create + Connect + Express |

Tree Talks and Walks | #VCBF | Sunday, April 12, 2015 | 11:30am to 3:00pm | YVR Larry Berg Flight Path Park, Richmond | This walk celebrates the 10th birthday of the 125 Birthday Blossoms. Join the Cherry Blossom Picnic hosted by YVR Airport Authority before or after the walk! |

IDEA Grad Show 2015 Opening Gala | Monday, April 13th 2015 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm | Industry Preview 6 – 7pm | Show runs April 13th – 17th | Graduates have been carefully selected and concentrated over the course of an intensive, three year career based program. Focused our conceptual abilities, refined our technical skills and now we’re ready to cut to the chase.| We’ve distilled your options to 30 work-ready graduates, all in a single shot. | Community + Art | tickets


The Gallery Class // Presented by our friends at The Social Yoga

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The Gallery Class – Presented by The Social Yoga // #SOCIALintheCITY | Every Tuesday Night | Series starts April 14th 2015 – May 5th 2015 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm | Untitled Art Space | Monday’s over so let’s chill out. Social Yoga is launching a series at the newest gallery in town- Untitled Art Space | They’ll be checking out the constant rotation of art during yogs and will have a (non-alcoholic) drink in the back room during chats | Drinks are provided in partnership with Amoda Tea– a local craft tea company. | Spaces are limited. Classes run four to a series and pre-registration in the series is required. | #SOCIALintheCITY Approved Event!register

VESTIGE + Pop Up Launch Party | Friday, April 17th 2015 | 7:00pm | hosted at thisopenspace | come join the VESTIGE launch party and see these local talents at our pop up from April 17-19 at 434 Columbia Street | Sophia Hsin Photography + Woodlot + Foe and Dear + Oollo Tea + Haejin Lee Ceramics + Noonmoon Design + Happyknots Calligraphy | tickets


Blossom Bollywood meets Kite Dance | #VCBF
| Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 1:00pm to 2:30pm | Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza, Vancouver | Shiamak Vancouver Performance Team (SDI) collaborates with Egan Davis on a new Blossom Bollywood meets Kite Dance performance | Come see Vancouver’s cherry blossom twist on the Indian Kite Festival and learn hip new Bollywood dance moves with the SDI team, no prior rehearsals required | All ages welcome! |

Sakura Night Gala | #VCBF | Sunday, April 19, 2015 | 6:30pm to 9:00pm | Tojo’s Restaurant on 1133 W Broadway, Vancouver | Let the celebrations begin this spring with an extraordinary dining experience hosted by Tojo’s Restaurant, | Japanese cuisine created by Tojo’s Restaurant, Zen Japanese Restaurant, Hapa Izakaya, The RawBar at Fairmont Pacific Rim, Miku Restaurant as well as Zakkushi and Bella Gelateria. | Tickets: $150 plus tax of $2.50, with a $100 charitable tax receipt issued at the event. Please click here to purchase. |

Vancouver Sun Run | Sunday, April 19, 2015 | The Vancouver Sun Run has been Canada’s largest 10 km road race since its inception in 1985. Still Canada’s largest 10 km road race, the Vancouver Sun Run is now the 2nd largest timed 10 km in the world. | Runners, joggers, walkers, & wheelchairs make their way around the route along the streets of downtown | The Vancouver Sun Run has truly become one of Vancouver’s traditional rites of spring and is preparing for its 31st year running. | run

The Cafe Class // Presented by our friends at The Social Yoga

The Cafe Class // Presented by our friends at The Social Yoga

The Cafe Class // Presented by our friends at The Social Yoga


The Cafe Class – Presented by The Social Yoga // #SOCIALintheCITY | Every Thursday Morning | Series starts April 23rd 2015 –  May 14th 2015 | 6:30am – 8:30am | Railtown Cafe | Join our Morning Wake up Crew. | Social Yoga knows what’s up – Mornings are rough. That’s why they’ve put together an unbeatable combo: Come move, connect, and dig deep before your body even realizes its awake, and follow it up with breakfast from Railtown Cafe and a big cup of Coffee to get you going. | Spaces are limited. Classes run four to a series and pre-registration in the series is required. | #SOCIALintheCITY Approved Event!register

The Juice Truck Class – Presented by The Social Yoga // #SOCIALintheCITY | Every Monday Evening | Series Starts April 27th 2015 – May 25th 2015 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm | Hosted at The Juice Truck | Make Mondays your Best Days. | Social Yoga is bringing it back to The Juice Truck for their original series. No fancy add-ons, just good yoga with good people who you’ll probably want to grab a green juice with one day. Together, the group will move, connect, and dig deep to get juicy- all in a pineapple-scented room. | Spaces are limited. Classes run four to a series and pre-registration in the series is required. | #SOCIALintheCITY Approved Event!register

The Juice Truck Class // Presented by our friends at The Social Yoga

The Juice Truck Class // Presented by our friends at The Social Yoga



Fashion Revolution Day – Presented by Vancouver International Film Festival // #SOCIALintheCITY | Friday, April 24th 2015 | 6:00pm | Fashion Revolution Day is a call to action, in response to the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh that claimed the lives of over 1100 people and injured and devastated the lives of hundreds more. | To support this cause VIFF has partnered with Eco-Fashion Week (EFW) to raise awareness about the reality of garment workers and the need for greater transparency, accountability, and sustainability in the fashion industry.| Two films being screened for the event with a small reception between the screenings. | 6:00pm Traceable followed by a panel discussion about tractability and sustainability in the fashion industry. Tickets:  | 9:00pm Handmade with Love in France is returning from its incredibly successful run at VIFF 2014! Tickets: | Reception: in between the two films VIFF will also be hosting a reception, which ticket holders to either film are welcome to attend. Light snacks will be provided. Beer and wine are available to purchase from concession.


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Editor: Sara Rose McKenna, @smckennaSC
Created By: Sara Rose McKenna, @smckennaSC 

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One response to “Your Social Calendar for April 2015 // #SOCIALintheCITY – Vancouver //

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