Frugal Fun! *Weekly Edition*

Stanley Park

Easter has come and gone, but Spring has sprung!  You can enjoy Spring this week by seeing all of the beautiful flowers and trees that are blooming, by going to Tulips of the Valley Festival or by going to Sakura Days Japan Fair at VanDusen Botanical Garden.  There are lots of other fun events, like film festivals, activities for families, and Expo’s.  For more details and events, below is a list of “Frugal Fun!” for everyone, for the week of Monday, April 6 to Sunday, April 12.  Share any events and activities I may have forgotten, below in the comments!  Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog by e-mail or RSS feed!

1. Adopt a Tree for Free – HotBox in Kitsilano will be giving away free Sitka Spruce or Colorado Blue Spruce seedlings to any of their valued customers.  Click here for more details.

Where: 1946 W. 4th Ave., Vancouver, BC at Hotbox Kitsilano.

Price: Free

When: Wednesday, April 1 – Thursday, April 30

2. Tulips of the Valley Festival – Visit an active tulip farm with vendors that sell fresh items from Circle Farm Tours in Agassiz.  Must pay for parking.  Click here for more info.

Where: Seabird Island Rd., Agassiz, BC

Price: Weekday Admission (excl. holidays): Adult – $3, Seniors – $2.50, Kids 12 and under – free, groups of 10+ – $2.50 each.  Weekend Admission: Adult – $5, Seniors – $4, Kids 12 and under – free, Groups of 10+ – $4 each.

When: Wednesday, April 1 – Sunday, April 12

Wednesday April 1, 12pm-4pm
Thursday April 2, 12pm-4pm
Friday April 3, 9am-6:30pm
Saturday April 4, 9am-6:30pm
Sunday April 5, 9am-4:30pm
Monday April 6, 9am-6:30pm
Tuesday April 7, Closed
Wednesday April 8, 12pm-4pm
Thursday April 9, 12pm-4pm
Friday April 10, 12pm-6:30pm
Saturday April 11, 9am-6:30pm
Sunday April 12, 9am-6:30pm

3. VIFF Vancity Theatre – Various films being played throughout the week that range from $7 – $11.  Everyone 19+ must have a valid annual Vancity Theatre Membership ($2).  For more information on the films and to purchase tickets, click here.

Where: 1181 Seymour St., Vancouver, BC at Vancity Theatre.

Price: $7 – $13 (plus $2 annual VIFF membership fee)

When: Monday, April 6 – Sunday, April 12

4. Cineplex Tuesdays – All Cineplex theatres on Tuesdays have discounted tickets including premium tickets for 40% off.  An extra 10% off for scene members.

Where: Cineplex locations

Price: Ticket prices range depending on ticket type.  40% off and an additional 10% for scene members.

When: Tuesday’s

5. The Comedy Mix – Laugh your hearts out!  Three shows weekly for less!  Click here for more info.

Where: 1015 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC

Shows:

-ProAm Tuesday at 8:30pm for $8.

-Wednesday Showcase at 8:30pm for $10.

-Thursday Marquee show at 8:30pm for $15.

6. Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver – Comedy Club with three shows weekly for less!

Where:  2837 Cambie St., Vancouver, BC

Shows:

-Amateur Night on Wednesdays at 8pm for $6.67 plus tax.

-Top Talent Showcase on Thursdays at 8pm for $9.53 plus tax.

7. Weekly Vinyasa Yoga with CJ –  An hour-long yoga class where you will learn about body awareness and deepen your practice.  Bring your own mat.  All levels welcome.  Click here for more info.

Where: 2206 Main St., Vancouver, BC at Hot Art Wet City.

Price: $10 drop-in

When: Wednesdays at 6:30pm

8. Vancouver Theatre Sports – Improv theatre at Granville Island.  Many shows throughout the week.  Click here to buy tickets.

Where: 1502 Duranleau St., Vancouver, BC

Shows:

Wednesday, April 8:

-Theatre Sports at 7:30pm starting at $11

-Improv Test Kitchen at 9:15pm starting at $10.

Thursday, April 9:

-Throne and Games at 7:30pm starting at $11 (student/senior $9).

-Ultimate Improv Championship at 9:15 starting at $10.

Friday, April 10:

-Late Night Laughs at 11:15pm starting at $14.

Saturday, April 11:

-Late Night Laughs at 11:15pm starting at $14.

Sunday, April 12:

-Rookie Night at 7:30pm starting at $8.

9. Lafflines Comedy Club – A comedy club located in New Westminster.

Where: 530 Columbia St., New Westminster, BC

Show:

Pro-Am Thursdays at 8pm for $10 incl. tax.  Beer and Wing Special $9.10 plus tax.

10. Rio Theatre“Blade Runner: Ridley Scott’s “The Final Cut”” (14A *All ages welcome in balcony) and Tremors are playing on Friday, April 10.

Where: 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Price:

-Blade Runner: Ridley Scott’s “The Final Cut” – $10 (advance) and $12 at door.

-Tremors: $6 in advance, $8 at door.  All prices plus tax.

When:

-Blade Runner: Ridley Scott’s “The Final Cut” – Thursday, April 9 and Friday, April 10 at 9:15pm

-Tremors – Friday, April 10 11:59pm

11. Evening Frog Song – Smell Spring fragrances, learn about frogs and other amphibians, and sing along with frog chorus.  Click here for more info.

Where: 4455 Oliver Road, Coquitlam, BC at Minnekhada Regional Park.

Price: Adult – $8, Youth/Child/Senior – $4.25

When: Friday, April 10 7pm-9pm

12. Vancouver South African Film Festival –  There will be features and documentaries that will explore the history, culture, and politics of South Africa.  Click here for event information and tickets.

Where: 149 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC at SFU Woodward’s.

Price: Starting at $12

When: Friday, April 10 7pm – Sunday, April 12 10pm

13. Langley Spring 2015 Home Expo – Looking to start home renovations?  There will be experts at the event that can help you with all of your projects.  With over 100 exhibits, there will be project displays and demonstrations.  Click here for more info.

Where: 20699 42 Ave., Langley, BC at George Preston Recreation Centre.

Price: Free

When: Friday, April 10 5pm-9pm

Saturday, April 11 9:30am-5:3opm

Sunday, April 12 10am-4pm

14. R2R International Film Festival for Youth – A film festival showing culturally diverse and authentic programming for youth.  There will be films, hands-on workshops, interactive panel discussions and public forums.  Click here for event information and schedule.

Where: 1181 Seymour St., Vancouver, BC at Vancity Theatre and 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC at Roundhouse Community Centre.

Price:  Opening Night: Adult – $15, Child/Youth/Senior – $12.  Regular Screenings: Adult – $9, Child/Youth/Senior – $6.  Special Prices: Sunday Fun Day: $5 per person; Groups of 10+: $5 per person (regular screening only).  Handling Charge: $1 per ticket.

When: Friday, April 10 – Friday, April 17

15. Vancouver Farmers Market: Winter Market – This Saturday, March 21, the market will have “Meat Your Maker”, where you will be able to talk to 12 meat producers about their animals, practices, and products!  Click here for more info on Meat Your Maker.  Click here for more info about the market.

Where: 4601 Ontario St., Vancouver, BC

Price: Free admission

When: Every Saturday 10am-2pm from November 1 to April 25

16. Gordon MacMillan Southam Observatory – Star gazing at it’s finest!  The observatory has a 1/2 metre Cassegrain telescope to see the night skies!  There is staff there to guide you answer your questions.  For more info, click here.

Where: 1100 Chestnut St., Vancouver, BC.  Located next to the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.

Price: By donation

When: Saturday’s from 8:00pm-12:00am

17. Do Animals Have Homes? –  Preschoolers can search for animals and participate in other fun activities that teach them about animals.  Ages 3-5 only and must be accompanied by an adult.  Advance registration is required.  Click here for more info.

Where: 4455 Oliver Road, Coquitlam, BC at Minnekhada Regional Park.

Price: Child – $12

When: Saturday, April 11 10am-11:30am

18. 13th Annual Early Years Festival – Children 0-6yrs and parents/caregivers can participate in interactive games, arts & crafts, face painting, and a bouncy castle.  Click here for more details.

Where: 13458 107A Ave., Surrey, BC at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre.

Price: Free

When: Saturday, April 11 10am-3pm

19. Sakura Days Japan Fair – Experience culinary demonstrations, workshops, meet & greet with voice stars of popular anime shows, and other fun events.  Click here for more details.

Where: 5251 Oak St., Vancouver, BC at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

Price: Starting at $5.50 for child, $10.50 for adult, and $8 for youth & senior.  For full price details, click here.

When: Saturday, April 11 – Sunday, April 12 10am-5pm

20. Hastings Park Farmers Market –  The market will feature local produce, nursery items, fish, meat, dairy, local crafts, and hot food trucks.  Click here for more info.

Where: 175 Renfrew St., Vancouver, BC at Hastings Skatepark.

Price: Free admission and free parking at Gate 2.

When: Every Sunday 10am-5pm

21. Port Moody Winter Farmers Market – Local BC products, artisan crafts, and delicious baked goods!  Click here for more info.

Where: 300 Ioco Rd., Port Moody, BC at Port Moody Recreation Complex.

Price: Admission free

When: Sundays 10am-5pm from November 2, 2014 – April 26, 2015

22. CAN Family Festival 2015 – A fun-filled day in celebration of World Autism Awareness Month!  Live entertainment, food, and family fun!  Click here for more info.

Where: 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC at Jack Poole Plaza – Vancouver Convention Centre.

Price: Free

When: Sunday, April 12 10am-2:30pm

23. Cannery Farmers’ Market – At the market, only approved B.C. vendors sell approved products that are made, baked, grown, raised, caught or harvested.  Click here for more info.

Where: 12138 Fourth Ave., Richmond, BC at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site.

Price: Free

When: Sunday, April 12 10am-3pm

24. The Original Bridal Swap – An event where you can buy gently used wedding décor and dresses.  Click here for more information.

Where: 3250 Commercial Dr., Vancouver, BC at Croatian Cultural Centre.

Price: Starting at $14.70 online.

When: Sunday, April 12 10:30am (early access), 11am-3pm (general access).

25. Baker’s Market 2015 – A market full of baked goods and much more!  Takes place indoors, and free parking.  Click here for more details.

Where: 7646 Prince Albert St., Vancouver, BC at Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre.

Price: Free

When: Sunday, April 12 11am-3pm

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