Frugal Fun! *Weekly Edition*

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Look no further!  Free events are happening all week long!  Yes, all week, and to be exact, 22 are free (highlighted in pink)!  Not only that, but you can find a total of 38 events that will cost you less than $15!  It’s one exciting week coming up!  Earth Day is on Wednesday, April 22 and there are lots of fun-filled events to celebrate this day throughout the entire week.  You can also enjoy other events like the golf festival in Burnaby, a vintage and handmade market, a motion picture variety show, and much much more!  Be sure to check it all out!  For more details and events, below is a list of “Frugal Fun!” for everyone, for the week of Monday, April 20 to Sunday, April 26.  Share any events and activities I may have forgotten, below in the comments!  Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog by e-mail, RSS feed, or twitter!

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. Andy Warhol Exhibition: A Different Idea of Love – Around 80 prints and paintings from Andy Warhol are on display.  Click here for more info.

Where: 1280 Homer St., Yaletown, Vancouver, BC at Maison Ai Warehouse.

Price: Free

When: Wednesday, April 1 – Thursday, April 30

Hours: Fridays 4pm-8pm; Saturdays & Sundays 1pm-5pm; Collector’s private viewings by appointment Tuesdays – Fridays 11am-4pm.

3. VIFF Vancity Theatre – Various films being played throughout the week that range from $9 – $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: $9 – $11 (plus $2 annual VIFF membership fee)

When: Monday, April 20 – Sunday, April 26

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. Kings Head Comedy – Get your laugh on with some great comedians every Tuesday night!  Click here for more info.

Where: 1618 Yew St., Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC at The Kings Head Pub.

Price: $5

When: Tuesday, April 21 9pm

6. English Corner: Practise Conversational English for Free – An informal way to improve Conversational English.  Participants learn English, share their ideas, and learn how to build a community.  Drop-ins welcome!  Click here for more information.

Where: 3378 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC at Wesbrook Welcome Centre.

Price: Free

When: Tuesday, April 21 4:30pm-6pm & Thursday, April 23 1:30pm-3pm

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

Where: 1015 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC


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

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

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

8. Earth Day Tour: The Pacific Northwest and Climate Change – Go on a guided walk and find out how climate change is expected to impact local ecosystems.  Must register.  Click here for event information.

Where: 6308 Thunderbird Blvd., Vancouver, BC at the Old Barn Community Centre.

Price: $6.30 for members, UBC students, and UNA;  $7 for public.  Plus taxes.

When: Wednesday, April 22 5pm-6:30pm

9. The Secrets of Healthy Soil – Join permaculturist, Silvia Di Blasio, in a short workshop about the wonders of soil.  Click here for more details.

Where: 13730 72 Ave., Surrey, BC at Newton Recreation Centre multipurpose room 1.

Price: Free

When: Wednesday, April 22 6:30pm-8:30pm

10. Free Family Movie: Kung-Fu Panda – Come by to watch the movie and enjoy popcorn and juice!  Click here for event information.

Where: 3378 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC at Wesbrook Welcome Centre.

Price: Free

When: Wednesday, April 22 4:30pm

11. Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver – Comedy Club with two shows weekly for less!

Where:  2837 Cambie St., Vancouver, BC


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

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

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

Where: 1502 Duranleau St., Vancouver, BC


Wednesday, April 22:

-Theatre Sports at 7:30pm starting at $9.

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

Thursday, April 23:

-Throne and Games at 7:30pm starting at $9.

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

Friday, April 24:

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

Saturday, April 25:

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

Sunday, April 26:

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

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

Where: 530 Columbia St., New Westminster, BC


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

14. Discover Dance! Arts Umbrella Dance Company – An informative and inspiring contemporary ballet dance performance, which includes artist talkback.  Click here for more info.

Where: 677 Davie St., Vancouver, BC at Scotiabank Dance Centre.

Price: Starting at $10.  Buy tickets here.

When: Thursday, April 23 12pm

15. Cinema Spectacular II: A Motion Picture Variety Show – An event that will feature short films, trailers, webseries previews, and music videos.  After, there will be a Q&A with filmmakers and a fundraising raffle.  Cash only and 19+ event.  Click here for full event details.

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

Price: $10

When: Thursday, April 23 7pm-11pm

16. Comics on Comics – Comedians make fun of awful comic books.   Hosted by Brent Constantine and featuring local comedians Fatima Dhowre, Stuart Jones, Brad Dorion, Patrick Maliha, Brad MacNiel, Ronald Dario, Jenny Rube, and Ian Boothby.  Click here for more info.

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

Price: Advance tickets are $7.14, tax included, and $10 at the door.

When: Thursday, April 23 from 8pm.  Doors open at 7:30pm.

17. Rio Theatre“Blade Runner: Ridley Scott’s “The Final Cut”” (14A *All ages welcome in balcony) and Clue are playing on Friday, April 24.

Where: 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC


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

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


-Blade Runner: Ridley Scott’s “The Final Cut” – Friday, April 24 at 9:15pm

-Clue – Friday, April 24 11:59pm

18. Kyle Bottom’s Comedy Bucket – Audience members will receive a slip of paper, where they write anything, anonymously.  The comedians talk about what’s on your mind after they receive the bucket that’s full of the paper slips.  Click here for more info.

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

Price: $7.14 advance tickets, tax included.  $10 at door.  Click here to buy tickets.

When: Friday, April 24 at 9:30pm.  Doors open at 9pm.

19. LitFest New West – The Arts Council of New Westminster reaches to the community to explore the literary arts, and to encourage readers and writers. Click here for event schedule and information.

Where: 716 6th Ave., New Westminster, BC at New Westminster Public Library.

Price: Free!  Donations accepted.

When: Friday, April 24 – Saturday, April 25

20. The North Face Canada – Mountain Athletics Training – Free 1hr. mountain athletics training geared towards preparing for and achieving outdoor goals.  Two of The North Face trainers will take you through the workouts.  Click here for more info.

Where: 1620 Chestnut St., Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC at Seaforth Peace Park.

Price: Free

When: Saturday, April 25 9am, 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm

21. Vancouver Farmers Market: Winter Market – Locally grown fruits and vegetables, meat and seafood from local ranchers and fishermen, cheese and artisan breads, herbs and seasonal nursery items, baked goods, prepared foods, and crafts.  Foods trucks and live music!  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

22. 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.


When: Saturday’s from 8:00pm-12:00am

23. Party for the Planet –  Surrey celebrates Earth Day with a free event including live entertainment, eco information and activities, rock climbing wall, farmers market, food & drink vendors, and more! Click here for more event info and schedule.

Where: 13450 104 Ave., Surrey, BC at Surrey City Hall Plaza.

Price: Free

When: Saturday, April 25 10am-6pm

24. Refresh Market – A vintage and handmade market that brings a new experience to each item.  Vendors offer new, handmade and vintage clothing, accessories, home decor, children’s items and more!  Click here for more details.

Where: 39645 Government Rd., Squamish, BC at West Coast Railway Heritage Park’s CN Roundhouse.

Price: Admission is $2

When: Saturday, April 25 10am-5pm

25. Timberline Ranch Family Festival – Many activities including golf putting contest, petting zoo, challenge course, hay rides, western show, pony rides, and much more fun events!  Please note: Most activities are included in admission price.  Click here for more details.

Where: 22351 144th Ave., Maple Ridge, BC at Timberline Ranch.

Price: $4 per person or $15 per family online. $7 per person or $25 per family at gate (as available; cash only).

When: Saturday, April 25 10am-4pm

26. Story Time at Wesbrook Welcome Centre – Join in for stories, songs, and crafts.  All ages welcome and children must be accompanied by an adult.  Click here for more information.

Where: 3378 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC at Wesbrook Welcome Centre.

Price: Free

When: Saturdays at 10:15am

27. Rhodes to Wellness – Open House & Wellness Fair – An event where you can meet staff, students, and instructors from Rhodes Wellness College and enjoy complimentary food, samples, mini coaching/counselling sessions, 6 workshops, and door prizes.  Click here to register and for more details about the event.

Where: 1125 Howe St., Vancouver, BC at Rhodes Wellness College.

Price: Free

When: Saturday, April 25 1pm-5pm

28. Earth Day Vancouver 2015 – Help plant 1,000 trees and join in on other fun family-oriented activities for Earth Day.  Click here for more details.

Where: Entrance off of Kerr Rd. near 64th Ave., Vancouver, BC at Everett Crowley Park.

Price: Free

When: Saturday, April 25 11am-3pm

29. Crafty Affaire Spring Market – A market where you will find handmade creations, one-of-a-kind treasures, and delicious treats for everyone!  Free swag bag for the first 25 customers.  Door prizes!  Click here for more details.

Where: 14250 Crescent Rd., South Surrey, BC at Elgin Hall.

Price: $2 Admission; Kids free!

When: Saturday, April 25 10am-5pm

30. Burnaby Golf Festival – Attend the golf festival for free golf clinics, custom club fitting, demo day for Callaway & Ping golf equipment, and prizes!  Click here for more event details.

Where: 7600 Halifax St., Burnaby, BC at Burnaby Mountain Golf Course & Driving Range.

Price: Free

When: Saturday, April 25 9am-12pm

31. ArtStarts presents My Space as a Self-Portrait Collage with Kyra Kelpin – Free arts-based weekend for kids and families.  45 minute workshops with some of the best artists that explore a wide range of cultures and artistic disciplines.  Click here for more info about this weekends event.

Where: 808 Richards St., Vancouver, BC at ArtStarts Gallery for Saturday, April 25.

810 Quayside Dr., New Westminster, BC at River Market at Westminster Quay for Sunday, April 26.

Price: Free

When: Saturday, April 25 – Sunday, April 26 at 11am & 1pm

32. Cherry Blossom Festival: Kerrisdale Picnic and Walk – There will be free origami and haiku writing workshops, a guided walk of the neighborhoods cherry trees, a community picnic, and more.  Click here for full event details.

Where: Kerrisdale Community Centre & Kerrisdale Centennial Park.

Price: Free

When: Sunday, April 26 11am-2pm

33. 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-2pm

34. 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

35. Burns Bog Earth Day Pilgrimage – Come celebrate Earth Day with a walk and enjoy music, poems, dancing, and information about BC’s largest raised peat bog.  Click here for more info.

Where: 10388 Nordel Court, Delta, BC at Delta Nature Reserve.

Price: Free

When: Sunday, April 26 1pm-4pm

36. 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 26 11am-3pm

37. 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 26 10am-3pm

38. 2015 Earth Day Celebration March & Festival – Join Windermere High School’s Youth for Climate Justice Now in a march from Commercial Dr. and Broadway St. to Grandview Park.  At Grandview Park, there will be speakers, musicians, and more!  Event is family friendly!  Click here for more details.

Where: Commercial Dr. and Broadway St., Vancouver, BC.

Price: Free

When: Sunday, April 26 11am-3pm


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