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10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, March 18

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Daniel Chai Mar 17, 2017 10:37 pm 204

The weekend has just begun so let’s start the fun! From Celtic Village to Red Hot Chili Peppers, there are plenty of things to do in Vancouver this Saturday, March 18.

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

Celtic Village at Robson Square

The Paperboys/Celtic Fest

  • What: Celebrate all things Irish at the Celtic Village and Street Market. Taking over Robson Square and the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza, the Celtic Village will be filled with music, dance, food, shopping and more! The street fair also features music on the Main Stage and Howe Street Stage, highland games demos, BC’s best pipe bands, street performers, festive vendors, face painting, and more.
  • Where: Robson Square and the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza
  • When: Now to March 18 from noon to 11 pm
  • Tickets: $10 cover charge after 7 pm, free before

UBC HOLI Festival 2017

  • What: Dance around, cover yourself with colourful powder, and play with water guns at this year’s UBC HOLI festival. The festival is celebrating equality with colours and UBC’s Indian Students Association wants you to be a part of it. Come to the event dressed in all white and have a ton of fun.
  • Where: 6359 Agronomy Road, UBC
  • When: March 18 from 11 am to 3 pm
  • Cost: Free. After party tickets can be purchased online

Real Talk Summit

  • What: Centred around honest and insightful conversations with influential entrepreneurs and trailblazers, the aim of the Real Talk Summit is to provide the truth about what it takes to succeed in business, make an impact and elevate brands. Talks and panel discussions will cover three core themes: solo entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, and big thinkers.
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • When: March 18 from 10 am to 6 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $249, group packages available

Beaver Watch

  • What: Try to spot a beaver as it goes about its nightly work. Presented by Metro Vancouver.
  • Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park
  • When: March 18 from 6 pm to 8 pm
  • More Info: Online, $8 per adult, $4.25 per child/youth/adult 65+

Refuge – Firehall Arts Centre

Image: Emily Cooper

  • What: An East African army deserter lands in Nova Scotia in hopes of reuniting with his mother, who already has refugee status. Refuge is a story highlighting our suspicions between refugee and terrorist, and the difficult questions about who we let in during these tumultuous times. Based on a CBC Radio documentary, Refuge is “a provocative story of the pitfalls of seeking sanctuary in today’s suspicious world.”
  • Where: Firehall Arts Centre – 280 E. Cordova Street
  • When: March 18 to April 1
  • Tickets: Online, $23-$33

Red Hot Chili Peppers

  • What: Red Hot Chili Peppers are touring in support of their 11th studio album, The Getaway. The Getaway topped the charts in ten different countries while reaching number two in the band’s home country of the United States along with the United Kingdom and Canada. Its first single, “Dark Necessities”, became the band’s 13th #1 single on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart.
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: March 18 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $69-$119

Brian Aylward’s Big Little BC Tour

  • What: Brian Aylward is the 2016 Canadian Comedy Award Winner for “Best Stand Up Comic”. He is a two time Top 8 finalist on Sirius XM Canada’s Top Comic competition, has performed at JFL42, Halifax ComedyFest and appeared several times on CBC’s The Debaters. Also featuring Simon King and Jane Stanton. 
  • Where: Pat’s Pub & Brewhouse – 403 East Hasting Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 18 at 9 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $15

Converge with International Centre of Arts and Technology

  • What: An evening of Literature, Art, Music and Video Games at Lipont Art Centre in Richmond.
  • Where: Lipont Art Centre – 4211 No. 3 Road, Richmond
  • When: March 18 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Online, by donation

Opening Night by Norm Foster

  • What: The Royal Canadian Theatre Company’s final show of the 2016/2017 season. Ellie King directs this fantastic comedy where sports meets the theatre in a hilarious evening out.
  • Where: Surrey Arts Centre Theatre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • When: March 18 at 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $18-$28

Vancouver Whitecaps Irish Day Celebration

Image: Vancouver Whitecaps FC / Flickr

  • What: March down to BC Place with Whitecaps FC supporters groups and check out live Irish music in Terry Fox Plaza before heading in to watch Whitecaps vs. Toronto FC. After the game, head back to Celtic Village for headline Irish Acts and the Mill Street Beer Garden (free admission with your Whitecaps ticket).
  • Where: Meet at Celtic Village – Robson Square
  • When: March 18 at 11 am
  • More InfoOnline

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

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