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Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival hosts Big Picnic

And four other events that make Vancouver awesome this week
The Big Picnic: Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is at Queen Elizabeth Park April 14.
The Big Picnic: Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is at Queen Elizabeth Park April 14.

The Big Picnic: Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival
BYO picnic, keep your fingers crossed for sunshine and head to Queen Elizabeth Park for an afternoon of family friendly fun under the canopy of cherry blossom trees in full bloom. The Big Picnic is a free public gathering and a great way to get out and enjoy the beauty of Sakura season in Vancouver.
April 14, noon to 3 p.m.
Queen Elizabeth Park

A Body of Art
A Body of Art will bring together a number of local artists and body image activists with the aim to help women in Vancouver embrace an “every body is a good body” attitude using creativity. The day will be packed with workshops, including ones about from writing, movement and sketching. The goal is to facilitate “radical self-acceptance” for women and femme-identifying individuals.
April 14, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.

BC Distilled
Feeling spirited? The annual BC Distilled tasting event is your chance to taste and discover spirits from distilleries from around the province. Canada’s biggest artisan and micro-distillery event continues to grow, with 12 new distilleries featured among the nearly four dozen slated to take part in this year’s festivities. You’ll have the chance to sip, mingle and chat with reps from the 40 distilleries pouring their spirits.
April 14, 6 to 9 p.m.
Croatian Cultural Centre, 3520 Commercial Dr.


Wine For Waves
Wine and seafood lovers will have much to toast when some of Vancouver’s top Ocean Wise chefs come together with the Naramata Bench Wineries Association at the annual Wine For Waves event. Hosted at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, Wine for Waves showcases the spring wine releases from more than 25 Naramata Bench wineries. Pours are paired with small, Ocean Wise seafood bites from local chefs and restaurants from Naramata.
April 13, 7 to 10 p.m.
Four Seasons Vancouver, 791 West Georgia St.

Grease is the word. If this 1978 musical is the way you are feeling, there are worse things you could do than go see it on the big screen. It’s part of the Cineplex chain’s Classic Film Series and, after getting over the fact that Grease is now considered a “classic film,” get your tickets to experience the coupling and unraveling of Danny and Sandy and the sing-song shenanigans of the Pink Ladies and the T-Birds.
April 15 and April 18
The Park Theatre, 3440 Cambie St.


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