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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, March 27

Daniel Chai Mar 26, 2017 11:49 am 958

A brand new week means brand new experiences to be had. Get started with our list of seven things to do today, from skiing and snowboarding for charity to youth poetry slam and so much more.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Shred For The Cause

Image: Mt. Seymour / Facebook

  • 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

Farmer’s Apprentice + Kinome Dinner

  • 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 10:30 pm
  • Where: Farmer’s Apprentice Restaurant, 1535 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $120

Heroin Assisted Treatment: Saving Lives during the Overdose Death Crisis

  • 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
  • When: March 27 from 7 to 9 pm
  • Cost: Free

Rock Paper Corduroy 300

  • What: A massive Rock Paper Scissors competition to celebrate the 300th episode of Rock Paper Corduroy. Grand prize for the winner, bonus prizes for competitors, and toga is highly encouraged.
  • Where: Corduroy – 1943 Cornwall AvenueVancouver
  • When: March 27 at 8:30 pm
  • Tickets: At the door, $20 in toga, $30 without toga

Free Family Movie Night – The Sound Of Music

  • 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
  • When: March 27 at 7 pm

Cultivating Art – Surviving and Thriving in Vancouver Theatre

  • What: Awkward Stage Productions presents a roundtable 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)

Youth Poetry Slam Finals featuring Spillious


Image: Spillious / Verses Festival

  • 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

Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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