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19 things to do in Vancouver this weekend

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DH Vancouver Staff Mar 11, 2016 6:47 pm

Don’t let those post-storm blues get you down. Find somewhere with working electricity at a few of the events happening in Vancouver this weekend.

And of course, Vancity Buzz’s Vancouver Events Calendar has more.

Saturday, March 12

HSBC Rugby Canada Sevens Series

  • What: Some of the best rugby teams in the world come to Vancouver this weekend for the Sevens Series, packing BC Place with the most electric players in the sport.
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13

Canucks vs. Predators

  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, March 12; 7 p.m.

Jann Arden

  • What: Canadian music icon Jann Arden comes to the Massey Theatre in New Westminster. Tickets are almost sold out, so act fast.
  • Where: Massey Theatre –
  • When: Saturday, March 12; 7:30 p.m.

The Witch

  • What: An afternoon showing of what’s already being called the scariest movie of the year. Trust us – you’ll want to see it during the day.
  • Where: The Rio Theatre –
  • When: Saturday, March 12; 2:30 p.m.

The Wailers

  • What: Bob Marley’s band The Wailers carries on in memory of the world’s most legendary reggae artist. Come see a piece of music history live.
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, March 12; 8 p.m.

The Big Listen

  • What: Book a session and record your story. The Big Listen pairs storytellers with audio technicians to record their experiences, preserving them for the future.
  • Where: Greater Vancouver Library Central Branch – 250 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, March 12; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A-WA

  • What: Three sisters from Israel come to the Biltmore for an uncompromising and amazing take on world music that will leave you desperate for more.
  • Where: The Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, March 12; 8:30 p.m.

The Irish Wakers

  • What: Out in New Westminster, Celtic band The Irish Wakers are playing a collection of lively Irish tunes featuring authentic instruments like the fiddle, uilleann pipes, flutes, whistles, harp, guitar and bodhran.
  • Where:
  • When: Saturday, March 12; 7:30 p.m.

Learn How to Eat with the Seasons

  • What: Prepare for a spring cleanse as Nathalie Keiller takes you through what you need to know to eat with the changing of the seasons. Fresh, local, and natural – the way you should eat.
  • Where: Sempervira Yoga Kits Beach Studio –
  • When: Saturday, March 12; 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Sunday, March 13

Rookie Night

  • What: A night with the newest improv comedians in the troupe, this trial-by-fire show is something to behold.
  • Where:
  • When: Sunday, March 13; 7:30 p.m.

Mad About Mozart

  • What: Are you crazy for Mozart? After this demonstration by the Vivaldi Chamber Choir, guests soloist and chamber choir orchestra, you will be.
  • Where: St. Helen’s Anglican Church –
  • When: Sunday, March 13; 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Drop-in Craft Lab

  • What: Bring your project, whatever it may be, and get some work done in a friendly, quiet, supportive environment.
  • Where: Greater Vancouver Public Library Central Branch – 250 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, March 13; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Takács String Quartet

  • What: In 2012 Gramophone Magazine inducted the Takacs Quartet into their Hall of Fame – the first string quartet to receive the honour. Find out why.
  • Where:
  • When: Sunday, March 13; 3 to 5 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day at Lonsdale Quay

  • What: A special St. Patrick’s Day Market at the Lonsdale Quay, featuring live music, Celtric dancing, and visits from the Lucky Leprechaun.
  • Where: Lonsdale Quay – couver
  • When: Sunday, March 13; 2:30 to 4:15 p.m.

Vancouver Comic Con

  • What: A collection of all things geek and nerd, featuring guests from the world of TV, movies, and comics, and vendors as far as the eye can see.
  • Where:
  • When: Sunday, March 13; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sharon Shannon

  • What: Looking for a little more accordion and fiddle in your life? Sharon Shannon can help. Blending Irish folk with something altogether different, Shannon has worked with some of the biggest names in music.
  • Where:
  • When: Sunday, March 13; 8 p.m.

MEC Vancouver Race TWO

  • What: Take part in a friendly race hosted by Mountain Equipment Co-op, and get those running juices flowing as we move on into Spring.
  • Where:
  • When: Sunday, March 13; 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Dead Poets Reading Series

  • What: An exploration of some of the best poets in recent history, including Gwendolyn Brooks, Andrew Marvell, and Oscar Wilde.
  • Where: Greater Vancouver Public Library Central Branch – 250 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, March 13; 3 to 5 p.m.

Sneaker Freak

  • What: A gathering for the sneakerheads of the Lower Mainland, featuring vendors and collectors ready to buy, sell, and trade. It’s sneaker heaven.
  • Where: Sneaker Vault –
  • When: Sunday, March 13; 12 to 4 p.m.

 

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