April 14 – May 14

The Graduate
The Graduate makes its debut this weekend, and though you won’t be honouring your eyes with the glory of Dustin Hoffman, you’ll definitely enjoy the story of Benjamin Braddock’s post grad haze of women, seduction, and perilizing self-doubt.  Granville Island Stage, 1585 Johnston Street

April 14-16

Ballet BC 25th Anniversary
Black Swan left me wanting more, more dancing, more costumes, more Natalie and Mila. Fortunately you can still get the dancing and costumes at the Ballet BC 25th Anniversary which showcases four premieres of dance performances from internationally sourced talents. Too bad they couldn’t hire Natalie. Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 600 Block Hamilton Street

April 15 8pm-11pm

Chosen Ones Pre-Sale
The Waldorf is doing it again, The Chosen Ones Pre-sale is going down before it officially opens up on the weekend! Hit up the selection from local curators like Mila Franovic, Wendy Cook, Dandi Wind, and Angelina Corona for a great way to spend your tax return.  The Waldorf Hotel, 1489 E. Hastings Street

April 15 11pm-2am

Chosen Ones Dance Party
Yep, after checking out the pre-sale, you can go dance in your new clothes in a huge dance party in the basement of the Waldorf. There will be ten different DJs, a live hair show from Barbarella, a video installation by Mila Franovich, and a nail service by the amazing Cristina Culver. Honestly, where else should you be on Friday night 
The Waldorf Hotel, 1489 E. Hastings Street

April 15

Fences at the Biltmore Cabaret
If you have the sudden urge just to run out, dance your face off, and eff the world away with music, head over to the Biltmore Cabaret, where Fences is coming to rock the place down. They’re from Seattle, and I’m sure they’ll appreciate the Northwest support. 
The Biltmore Cabaret, 2755 Prince Edward Street

April 20 

Jack Beats at Venue
Jack Beats is simply the best of the new wave of British house music. You’ll probably hear this stuff in a year or two from Rihanna. This British duo is breaking it down at Venue, and yes, it is a Wednesday night, but that’s what sick days are for. 
Venue Nightclub, 881 Granville Street

~ Aimee Laurel