What: Hear from three celebrated non-fiction authors including Kevin Donovan, The Toronto Star’s award-winning journalist, whose new book, Secret Life: The Jian Ghomeshi Investigation, has been called “a high point in the history of modern Canadian journalism.”
Where: VPL Central Branch – 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
What: Liberty Merchant Company presents the 5th Annual East Side Beer Fest tasting event. This Liberty-sponsored event is in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. East Side Beer Fest features craft beers from all over the world and gift card prizes from La Mezcaleria and Merchants Workshop, with all proceeds from ticket sales and draw prizes directly supporting the GVFBS.
Where: The Wise Hall – 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver
When: March 15 from 7 to 9 pm
Tickets: $24.99 plus a non-perishable food donation to the GVFBS. Available at all Liberty Wine Merchants locations
What: The Fictionals’ annual Ladies Against Humanity. Some of the funniest women from around Vancouver bring Cards Against Humanity to life, give out prizes, and crown the next Most Horrible Person in Vancouver. Will it be you?
Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
What: Project LOVE is a wholehearted, interactive workshop that confronts the areas of your life that are lacking appreciation or are no longer serving you. Come make a declaration to Self-Love/Love-for-All with the help from Wendy Williams-Watt, Kelsey Grant and Therés Amee.
Where: The Beaumont Studios – 316 & 326 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver
What: Chris Botti is a Billboard chart-topper and Grammy Award-winning talent. He has performed with artists ranging from Sting to Andrea Bocelli, and his live performances are noted for their sophisticated arrangements, virtuosity and variety.
What: Coastal Connection Vancouver is an initiative that unites professionals involved with research, assessment, management, and conservation of marine and freshwater environments. The theme is ‘Knowledge to Action’, where attendees will hear from speakers that use science-based decision-making in their jobs to effect change.
Where: Science World – 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
What: Set in 1920s Ottawa, Hannah Moscovitch’s What a Young Wife Ought to Know tells the story of Sophie, a young working-class wife who has a lot to learn about love, sex and birth control. This play is both a vital examination of important women’s issues, and a love story that resonates with all audiences.
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby