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Foundations: The Emily Carr University of Art + Design Foundation Show will line the walls of the ECUAD concourse gallery with works by first-year students. The show is an opportunity for new students to bring their family and friends to see what’s been keeping them so busy over the past eight months, but it’s also a chance for the general public to size up the next wave of emerging art, design and media makers, and even place bets on their futures by purchasing their work. Pop down to Granville Island for the opening reception.
Opening night: Thursday, April 17, 7-10 p.m., Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Continuing show: April 19-26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, ecuad.ca
Record store day: It’s Record Store Day on Saturday, so independently run record stores across the city will help you celebrate. Expect in-store performances, record releases, and the coming together of people who love music. Hit Red Cat Records, Neptoon and Dandelion on Main Street, Zulu Records on 4th Avenue, plus Vinyl, Noize, Beat Street, and Highlife for all sorts of record-related fun.
April 19, All day, Various locations, Free, recordstoreday.com
Create: Looking for some artistic inspiration? A Gastown gig called Late Nite Art might be just the ticket. This art class is not your basic “still life” variety, but rather an evening of creativity and collaborative art-making lubricated by music, food and discussion. Just bring your imagination. The ticket price includes workshop, food, tax, and a tip.
Friday, April 18, 7:30 p.m., Archive at Revolver (325 Cambie St.), $35, lateniteart.com
Explore: The Vancouver Natural History Society is leading a walk through the shoreline of Stanley Park. So pull on some sensible footwear, pack a rain slicker just in case, and head to Stanley Park to stuff your brain full of all sorts of science.
Friday, April 18, Noon, Children’s water park at the north end of Stanley Park, naturevancouver.ca
Baked goods: The Bakers Market is on this weekend. Load up with artisanal breads, scones, cookies and cakes at the Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre. We’re guessing this weekend will see all manner of Easter-themed goodies, including pastel-coloured macaroons, cupcakes and marshmallows, plus lots of gluten-free and vegan options.
Sunday, April 20, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre (7646 Prince Albert)