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10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, March 12

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Daniel Chai Mar 11, 2017 9:06 pm 159

Sunday may be the day of rest, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! From a hip-hop fundraiser to a museum tour, check out our 10 things to do in Vancouver this Sunday, March 12.

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

Green Sock Half and Shamrock’n Race

  • What: The 21.1 km course circles Burnaby Lake, giving you the opportunity to enjoy fresh air, exercise and chances to view birds and animals in this wilderness environment. St. Patrick’s Day themed race so feel free to dress up. Includes medals and draw prizes.
  • Where: Burnaby Lake Clubhouse – 3760 Sperling Ave Burnaby
  • When: March 12 at 9 am
  • Register: Online, $55-$110

Vive Tu Vida Fitness Spring Open House

  • What: Vive Tu Vida Fitness is hosting a Spring Open House filled with free demo classes all day long to celebrate a successful first five months in New West, and the arrival of Spring. Drop by to try out some classes, get exclusive in-studio deals, and enter to win some awesome prizes.
  • Where: Vive Tu Vida Fitness – #202-627 Columbia Street, New Westminster
  • When: March 12 from 9 am to 5 pm
  • Cost: Free

Family Sunday at Surrey Art Gallery

Surrey Art Gallery

Image: Surrey Art Gallery / Facebook

  • What: Drop in and get creative with clay, paper, paint, and more. There will be art making activities throughout the afternoon and an interactive magic show at 2pm.
  • Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • When: March 12 from noon to 4 pm
  • Cost: Free, children must be accompanied by adult

Beer Can Derby – Car Building Day

  • What: Want to build a car for Beer Can Derby but don’t know where to start? Head down for BCD’s Car Building Day. They will supply glue, cans, weights and some bits and pieces for decorating, though you should bring some fun items along as well. Car building kits will also be available for $10
  • Where: #207 – 877 East Hastings Street, Vancouver.
  • When: March 12 from 2 to 6 pm
  • Cost: Free

The Vancouver Free Market presents: Seedy Sunday 0.2

  • What: The Free Market returns to celebrate life without money every other Sunday at Grandview Park. This Week they will be putting significant effort into sharing seeds and other forms of spring plant sowables (bulbs, tubers, root stocks etc.). Come share the seeds that you’ve collected during the last year and don’t forget to label and date them if possible.
  • Where: Grandview Park – 1657 Charles Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 12 from noon to 4:20 pm
  • Cost: Free

Tanya Tagaq at Vancouver Opera Festival

  • What: Nunavut-born Tanya Tagaq came to international attention when she appeared on superstar Björk’s 2004 Medulla album and tour. Since then she has created four albums that have all received widespread critical acclaim. The Polaris Prize-winning throat singer combines Inuit tradition with modern electronica, industrial, and metal influences in a riveting, visceral vocal performance that communicates a universal language.
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 12 at 8 pm
  • Cost: Online, $40

The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets Unplugged

  • What: To celebrate the release of their newest crowd-funded album, The Dukes of Alhazred, the Darkest of the Hillside Thickets will bring their brand of musical madness to the Storm Crow Alehouse. It will be only the second acoustic Thickets show ever.
  • Where: Storm Crow Alehouse – 1619 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: March 12 at 3 pm
  • Tickets: Free

St. Patrick’s Week Family Day Festival

  • What: Blarney Stone kicks off St. Patrick’s Week with a Sunday party. Featuring Irish brunch, Guinness, and Caesars, with entertainment by Neezar the Stilts Walkers, Face Painting, Hula Hoop fun, and Irish Dancers!
  • Where: Blarney Stone – 216 Carrall Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 12 from 11 am to 3 pm

Hip-Hop For Hunger featuring Madchild

  • What: Bringing the hip-hop community together to help raise donations for the New Westminster Food Bank. Featuring Madchild of Swollen Members, with Taylor Fresh King Matty, Westcoast Dream, King Lucius, and guests. Hosted By: Rrkade and Mr.Twixxz.
  • Where: Magnetiq Club Lounge – 27 Church Street, New Westminster
  • When: March 12 at 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$55

Curator Tour: Amazonia

Museum of Anthropology

Image: Museum of Anthropology

  • What: Join curator Nuno Porto (Africa and Latin America) on a tour of “Amazonia: The Rights of Nature.” Commenting on the sophisticated artworks from Amazonian indigenous cultures on display, this tour explores the importance of traditional knowledge for our common future.
  • Where: Museum of Anthropology – 6393 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver
  • When: March 12 from 1 to 2 pm
  • Cost: Free with museum admission

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

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