Can't Miss: 5 events happening in Vancouver this week: April 24 to 30

Amateur strip night, space exploration, Studio Ghibli, and more

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      If there was ever a collection of event spotlights that showcase the true breadth of things you can do in Vancouver, this is it. 

      From the return of amateur strip night Rent Cheque to a Studio Ghibli series to an exploration of the cosmos, there’s certainly something for everyone taking place over the coming week. 

      None of these tickle your fancy? There are plenty more where they came from

      Full Pint Comedy

      Check out the critically-acclaimed stand-up comedy show that happens every Tuesday at Castaway Bar & Kitchen in the heart of Kitsilano.

      When: April 25
      Where: Castaway Bar & Kitchen, 3293 W. 4th Avenue, Vancouver
      Admission: $10 to $15

      Rent Cheque

      The amateur strip night is back at the Cobalt, with $500 going to first place, $200 to second, and $100 to third—as chosen by the crowd’s cheers, so be sure to bring a cheering section along. All bodies and genders welcome. 

      When: April 26
      Where: Cobalt, 917 Main Street, Vancouver
      Admission: $10

      Cosmic Nights: Galaxies

      Dive into space exploration in this evening of science and socializing that will include a planetarium show, guest lecturer, drinks, and science demonstrations.

      When: April 27
      Where: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
      Admission: $25

      Studio Ghibli Forever! Part 2

      If you’ve never seen a Studio Ghibli film in theatre before, now is your chance. As part of the Vancouver International Film Festival’s year-round programming, some of the studio’s most iconic films will be shown between April 28 and July 17, including Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo. 

      When: April 28 to July 17
      Where: Hollywood Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
      Admission: $15

      The Identity Bureau

      Created by diverse Metro Vancouver youth with playwright and director Valerie Methot, and several industry professionals, this timely theatre piece stems from conversations with youth who spoke about damaging effects when their identity is disrespected.

      Find our story on the play here. 

      When: April 28 to May 2
      Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
      Admission: Free

      Want more? Check out the events page on our site to find out what else is going on around the city.