What: Ladies are invited to ski and snowboard Mt. Seymour for only $10. The event, known as Shred For The Cause, will benefit Downtown Eastside social services. Men are welcome to join the fun for $33.
Where: Mt. Seymour – 1700 Mt Seymour Road, North Vancouver
When: March 27 from 6 to 10 pm
Tickets: $10 for women, $33 for men; cash recommended
What: Two local Vancouver chefs, Farmer’s Apprentice’s David Gunawan and Kinome Japanese Kitchen’s Ryoma Matarai, are joining forces to present a pair of exclusive six-course dinners at their respective restaurants on March 13 and 27.
When: March 27 from 6:30 to 10:30pm
Where: Farmer’s Apprentice Restaurant, 1535 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver
What: This panel will provide a unique opportunity to learn about the benefits of heroin-assisted treatment (HAT), one viable option to reduce opioid overdose deaths. Speakers include Dr. Susan Boyd, Pivot Legal Society’s Douglas King, Dr. Scott MacDonald, and SALOME/NAOMI Association of Patients’s Dave Murray. Donald MacPherson, Director of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition will moderate the event.
Where: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver
What: Evergreen Cultural Centre presents a free screening of The Sound of Music, the family classic starring Julie Andrews. Attendees are encouraged to bring a pair of gently used shoes for donation to Ruben’s Shoes, an organization collecting shoes for Zimbabwe. All shoes are accepted (except winter boots).
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre – 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
What: Awkward Stage Productions presents a round table discussion on how to survive and thrive in Vancouver’s semi-professional theatre ecology. A chance to learn best practices for artists and theatre companies alike when it comes to taking care of the next generation of Vancouver theatre professionals.
Where: Arts Umbrella – 1286 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
When: March 27 at 7 pm
Cost: Free for members (signing up to be a member is free)
What: The top eight scoring poets from the 2016/2017 youth slam season compete to determine who will be a part of this year’s team and who will be the 2017 Youth Slam Grand Slam Champion. The evening will also have a performance from 2016 Vancouver Poetry Slam team member, Spillious the Ridiculous One.
Where: Wise Hall – 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver
When: March 27 at 8 pm
Tickets: At the door, $8 for 18 and under. $10-$15 for 19 and up
What: The Vancouver International Auto Show is Western Canada’s best attended consumer show, and one of Western North America’s premier automotive exhibition events. Featuring daily drive ups and displays in Exotic Avenue, Hot Wheels display with a mystery car, Monster Energy DUB Show, and the Ford GT, among other displays.
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
What: In his first address to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, Professor Ono will share insights and impressions of BC and UBC, concentrating especially on the innovation agenda that Premier Christy Clark has asked him to lead.
Where: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
What: Join North Shore Personal Trainer Jenny Tecklenburg for a free workshop while she teaches you the basics of what to do in the gym. A workshop that will walk you through how to design your own individualized workout plan for a stronger, happier and more confident you.
Where: Buddha-Full – 101-106 West First Street, North Vancouver
What: Dozens of poets and musicians gather to raise money for Boden Lalonde, a loving son, nephew and friend who is in palliative home care. Artists include Beverley Elliott, Chelsea D.E. Johnson, Something About Reptiles, Mackenzie and many more performers.
Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
What: An enhanced visit to the BC Sports Hall of Fame, including an exclusive behind the scenes tour of BC Place. The All Access Experience hits all the stadium highlights, including the media lounge, the premium suite areas, the team locker rooms (when available) and access onto the field providing visitors with an amazing viewpoint of BC Place (when available).
Where: Abbotsford Arts Centre- 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford
What: Join Dr. Daniel Pauly, internationally-acclaimed fisheries scientist and principal investigator of the Sea Around Us, in a discussion that will bring to light the perilous state of the world’s oceans today.
Where: Science World – 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
What: The half-day event combines networking and learning, and will include a complimentary breakfast and lunch, 30-minute presentations by business experts, exhibition booths from Small Business BC and Vancity and tools and resources tailored for entrepreneurs and small business owners seeking to start or grow their business.
Where: Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Avenue, Surrey
What: The world premiere production of Redpatch by Raes Calvert and Sean Harris Oliver. Redpatch is a historical drama that focuses on a young Métis solider from the Nuu-chah-nulth nation of Vancouver Island who volunteers to fight for Canada in the First World War. Set in both Canada and the battlefields of France, Redpatch follows the experiences of this young solider as he endures the horrors of war.
Where: Presentation House Theatre – 333 Chesterfield Avenue – North Vancouver, Studio 16 – 1551 West 7th, Vancouver
When: March 29 to April 9 at Presentation House Theatre, April 12 to 16 at Studio 16
What: Part of Burnaby Board of Trade’s High Tea series – a selection of business and culinary events that highlight opportunities in the Asia-Pacific, address relevant topics, and facilitate connections amongst our diverse business community. At this event, meet and connect with dozens of professionals from across our diverse business community, enjoy a delicious sampling of classic Korean cuisine, and hear special remarks from the Consul General of Korea Gunn Kim.
Where: Arisu Korean Barbeque – #203-4501 North Road, Burnaby
What: To celebrate her musical journey, The Biltmore Cabaret is hosting an entire night dedicated to the one and only – Queen Bey. Gather up your friends and get ready to enjoy some of Vancouver’s best artists as they pay tribute to Beyoncé by recreating her biggest hits, old and new, even including her Destiny’s Child era.
Where: The Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Albert Street, Vancouver
What: Back for its 23rd year, Dining Out For Life is taking place on Thursday, March 30. This popular fundraiser is an annual dining event that aims to raise money for AIDS service organizers. Participating restaurants will donate 25% of their food sales to support those affected by HIV and AIDS.
What: The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is Vancouver’s signature springtime event, waking the city up from winter hibernation to an explosion of some 41,000 blossoming cherry trees. Originally gifted from Japan in the 1930s, the cherry blossom now inspires a month-long of 20+ public, mostly free, arts and cultural community events
What: Dance Without Limits offers a safe, active environment for children and youth with all disabilities to have fun while exploring dance, creative movement and games. Please note that participants who may require substantial physical or behavioural support may be asked to attend alongside a guardian or support worker.
Where: Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre – 13458 107a Avenue, Surrey
When: March 30 from 5 to 6 pm
Cost: Free, inclusive program. Drop-ins, parents and caregivers are welcome!
What: The glamorous Night of Wondersgalais returning for it’s fourth year in Vancouver to help raise proceeds for the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. The foundation is dedicated to granting wishes to children between the ages of three and 17 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.
Where: Autoform Vancouver – 1885 Clark Drive, Vancouver
What: The fentanyl crisis is new, but the opioid crisis is not. Join a frank discussion of how fentanyl fits within a pattern of opioid crises that goes back to the 1970s. Presented by Douglas College, the City of New Westminster and Simon Fraser University.
Where: Douglas College (Room 2201) – 700 Royal Avenue, New Westminster
What: On Thursday, March 30, all proceeds from sales of Lucky’s Doughnuts’ seasonal Sakura cherry will benefit Dining Out For Life in support of meal and nutrition programs for individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS and other co-existing illnesses. Lucky’s Doughnuts Sakura is a classic Bismarck-style doughnut filled with a white chocolate and matcha pastry cream, drizzled with a Sakura and strawberry glaze and topped edible fondant flowers and dried Sakura.
When: March 30 from 7 am until supplies run out
Where: Both Lucky’s Doughnuts locations (2902 Main Street and 2198 West 4th Avenue)
What: Sarah Tiana has been a “working” comedian/ex-waitress in Los Angeles since 2003. Sarah wrote and starred in The Burn with Jeffrey Ross for 2 seasons on Comedy Central. She was a correspondent on “The Soup Investigates” and a regular on the “Chelsea Lately” roundtable. She has also done over 10 tours of comedy for the troops including Germany, Singapore, Afghanistan, Guam, Okinawa, and several Wounded Warrior Facilities.
Where: the Comedy Mix – 1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver
When: March 30 at 8:30 pm, March 31 and April 1 at 8 pm and 10:30 pm
What: A 24-hour Hackathon experience, complete with free food, swag, and networking opportunities with representatives from BestBuy, Amazon, Hootsuite, BrainStation and more/ Workshops and mentors will provide support throughout the hackathon and at the end, you’ll have a chance at winning over $2000 in prizes/
Where: UBC Henry Angus Building – 2053 Main Mall, Vancouver
What: There are so many talented musical comedians in Vancouver, and now’s the time to show off some great ones with a dedicated show. Musical Jokes: A Night of Musical Comedy features Harris Anderson and Colin Lamb with special musical comedy guests Lisa Person, Maddy Kelly and more. Hosted by Sam Tonning.
What: Celebrating it’s 12th edition in Vancouver this year, Eco Fashion Week continues to celebrate innovations in sustainable fashion and to lead discussions in finding solutions for a healthier industry with modern fashion presentations, educational panels, and showroom exhibits.
Where: Fairmont Waterfront – 900 Canada Place, Vancouver
What: This exhibition features acrylic on canvas paintings, mostly of flowers, by Katie Cheung. Although she does not subscribe to any one painting method or style, each of her works seem to exude a distinct splendour and a playful lushness.
Where: Art Beatus – 108 – 808 Nelson Street, Vancouver
What: Camilo Dominguez, aka Camilo the Magician, is a Vancouver-trained magician who is stepping outside of his comfort zone with his upcoming show, Abracadabra. The show will feature classic illusions from historic magicians.
Where: The York Theatre – 639 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
What: Women on the Homefront explores the contributions made by women toward the WWII war effort, with a particular focus on the impact of their work in Canada’s west coast canneries and in their homes. Wander through the different vignettes of life at home and work during the war years.
Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
When: Now to March 31
Tickets: Regular admission applies
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.