Saturday is back and it is jam-packed with exciting events around the city. From a Yo-yo competition to a Stephen King burlesque tribute, there are plenty of things to do in Vancouver this Saturday, March 25.
What: Vancouver-based alt-rockers Mother Mother are wrapping their coast-to-coast tour with a massive five-night stand at the Commodore Ballroom. Joining the band on different nights are K. Flay, We Are The City, Beach Season, Little Destroyer and Youngblood.
When: March 25 at 8 pm, March 26 at 3 pm, March 28 to 30 at 8 pm
What: The winners this weekend will have a chance to represent Canada at the World Yo-yo Contest this August in Reykjavik, Iceland. The Canadian Yo-yo Association encourages yoyo enthusiasts of any skill to come out, enjoy the show, and maybe learn a new trick or two.
Where: The Columbia Theatre – 530 Columbia Street, New Westminster
What: Nature at night is a magical experience. Wander 2 km of lantern-lit trails and explore like owls, squirrels, coyotes and other nocturnal critters. Bring a flashlight or lantern and allow 90 minutes to complete. Trails are wheelchair and stroller accessible.
Where: Pacific Spirit Regional Park – Meet at Park Centre on 16th Ave, 400 m west of Blanca St
What:We All Float Down Here combines Stepehen King’s most famous horror stories with dance, comedy, a few surprises and lots of glitter. The show will also feature guest star Brandy Snifter from Los Angeles, who won the Master of Improv award in 2015 at Los Angeles Burlypicks.
Where: The Rio Theatre — 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
What: Come meet some rabbits and enjoy some vegan baking at the Mad as a March Hare adoption event and vegan bake sale. Featuring demos from the Vancouver Rabbit Agility Club, with all proceeds to Rabbit Rescue.
Where: Scottish Cultural Centre – 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver
What:So You Think You Can Dance?’s Travis Wall, has gone on to dance acclaim, winning a 2015 Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography, as well as choreographing for the likes of Justin Bieber and Demi Lovato. Wall’s dance company, Shaping Sound, showcases their second work After The Curtain in Vancouver for one night only.
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton Street
What: Tour the TELUS Future Home to experience the potential of a fibre optic network and preview the future of home technology. New experiences include an EcoHub that looks at the energy saving and eco friendly items, and an intelligent kitchen with a smart stove, counter, skillet and interactive recipes.