What: Forget that other summertime dress code dinner, this is all about the French Canadian life, including plaid. Dîner en Plaid, an evening of traditional French Canadian food, music, craft beer and fun will kick off the events for the annual Festival du Bois. And, yes, plaid is the dress code.
Where: John B. Pub – 1000 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam
What: Vancouver International Dance Festival presents four weeks of performances, workshops, and dance activities. The lineup includes San Francisco’s internationally-lauded company Alonzo King LINES Ballet; a world premiere from Japan’s Dairakudakan; a Canadian premiere from Denmark’s Kitt Johnson; west coast premieres from Toronto’s Kaeja d’Dance and Montreal’s Cie Virginie Brunelle; and world premieres from Vancouver’s-own Kinesis Dance, Karen Jamieson & Margaret Grenier, Jane Osborne & Kim Stevenson, among many others.
What: The Graduate School Fair caters to those looking to pursue their Masters, Professional, and Doctoral Degrees. Onlookers will get to meet with exhibitors from top universities and graduate schools from around the world. Seminars will cover a wide range of topics including but not limited to the benefits of going to school in the UK, getting financial aid, two seminars on law school, and much more.
Where: UBC, AMS Nest
When: March 1 from 11 am to 3 pm (feature seminar starts at 10 am)
What: One of Vancouver’s most notorious diners, is getting its own musical. The show will celebrate the lives of cafe owners Bryan and Patrice, who anchor the musical’s campy cast of misfits, drag queens, and the perpetually hungover.
Where: York Theatre – 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
What: Way Off-Broadway Wednesday presents Andrew Bailey (The Adversary, Limbo, Phantom Signal) and a staged reading of his brand new show: Brain Machine. Three generations of visionary scientists create the web to bring ‘harmony and understanding’ to all humanity. Chaos ensues.
Where: The Heritage Grill – 447 Columbia Street, New Westminster
What: Each year, business leaders from around the world gather for YPO EDGE, YPO’s landmark event. Members from more than 130 countries convene with world-renowned thought leaders to address key issues in business, politics, philanthropy and humanities. The event, hosted on a different continent every year, offers exceptional educational opportunities for attendees while helping the global leaders of today shape the world of tomorrow.
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre
When: March 1 to 3
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.