5 Must-Sees At This Year’s Vancouver International Auto Show (Free Prize Pack Giveaway!)

photo: Pioneer Cedar Rocket

Car-lovers unite! The Vancouver International Auto Show rolls into Vancouver from Tuesday, March 28th until Sunday, April 2nd at the Vancouver Convention Centre and this year’s line-up will not disappoint.

There’s a lot to see, test drive and immerse yourself in during this year’s show, but if you’re looking to see what’s new, here are the top 5 must-sees:

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5 Must-Sees At This Year’s Vancouver International Auto Show (Free Prize Pack Giveaway!)

Kids In Vancouver: Rev Your Engines At The Monster Jam Triple Threat Series

Grave Digger | Photo: Monster Jam

The Monster Jam® Triple Threat Series™ is coming to Vancouver, and it promises to be the most adrenaline-charged, rip-roaring motor sports experience of the year! Watch in awe as top athletes go head-to-head in freestyle events and competition races on custom-designed monster trucks, speedsters and ATVs, battling for the top spot!

Here’s why the Monster Jam® Triple Threat Series™ is a can’t-miss event that the whole family will enjoy.

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Kids In Vancouver: Rev Your Engines At The Monster Jam Triple Threat Series

Oh, It’s ON: The 2017 Vancouver Pillow Fight Scheduled for April 1!

vancouver pillow fight day 2017

Image courtesy of Kuba Bożanowski | Flickr.com

There’s nothing quite like a good ol’ fashioned pillow fight! When the feathers get flying, you know things are getting serious! There’s also nothing quite like a flash mob and Vancouver has become known for these entertaining acts of randomness (e.g. Zombie Walk, No-Pants Skytrain Ride, etc…)

On Saturday, April 1, at 3pm, you’re invited to take part in the next Vancouver flash mob: the always exciting celebration of International Pillow Fight Day. What’s the best way to celebrate? Why, with an epic pillow fight, of course!

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Oh, It’s ON: The 2017 Vancouver Pillow Fight Scheduled for April 1!

International sounds abound at third annual Vancouver World Music Festival

Tonya Aganabe performs with the B.C. World Music Collective at the Vancouver World Music Festival.

The third annual Vancouver World Music Festival takes place April 6-8. The three-day events features musicians originally from Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, Africa, and London, and who now make their home in B.C.

Here are some highlights.

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International sounds abound at third annual Vancouver World Music Festival

Stand Up, Stand Out! April Fools’ Day at XY

By Kendell Yan

Come support some local fools who are queering the comedy scene in Vancouver at Stand Up, Stand Out! April Fools’ edition! Who knows? You may just have your heart broken by a lovesick poet at the open mic beginnings of a burgeoning career, or at the very least find yourself in stitches and with a tighter mid-section from laughing far too out loud!

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Stand Up, Stand Out! April Fools’ Day at XY

Colours of Vancouver – Welcome Spring!

Daffodils and English Bay Photo: Rob Weiss

They say patience is a virtue, and if you are an avid fan of spring flowers and blossom viewing, this year’s unusually long, cold, snowy winter has certainly tested your patience. But, dare I say the wait is over!  Snowdrops are dropping, daffodils are dazzling, and the promise of new growth and regeneration is in the air.  Congratulations – we made it! Our beloved cherry blossoms and spring flowers are returning with a delightful vengeance.

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Colours of Vancouver – Welcome Spring!

Susan Point Whorls the Imagination in Current Vancouver Art Gallery Exhibit

Susan Point - Salish Vision and Ravens and Moon

Left: Salish Vision, 2002. Courtesy of the Museum of Anthropology, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. | Right: Ravens and Moon, 2001. Collection of George and Christiane Smyth. Both photos: Janet Dwyer

An exhibit of work that elevates the importance of women and Indigenous women that merges spirituality with practicality and pairs tradition with playfulness is on at the Vancouver Art Gallery right now, and until May 28th, 2017.

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Susan Point Whorls the Imagination in Current Vancouver Art Gallery Exhibit