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