Welcome to Wednesday, the halfway point to the weekend. Celebrate with one of our seven things to do in Vancouver this Thursday, from International Women’s Day to a feminist literary festival and more.
What: Room Magazine celebrates International Women’s Day, the start of their inaugural literary festival, and the launch of “Making Room: Forty Years of Room Magazine” with a cocktail reception at Fox Cabaret. Mingle with authors from Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival, enjoy appetizers and drinks, and enjoy live music by Sister Says and co-hosts Sierra Skye Gemma and Nav Nagra.
What: Business in Vancouver is recognizing BC’s most outstanding business women in private or public sector companies. Honourees have risen through the ranks to become senior executives or entrepreneurs. Through corporate board placements they help influence and shape policy at some of Canada’s largest companies.
Where: Fairmont Waterfront – 900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver
What: Join runners from all over the world to celebrate women. Vancouver’s International Women’s Day Global Run is a 5 km run around the Seawall to honour women’s rights and existence in this world. Everyone is welcome.
Where: Plaza of Nations outdoor stage – 750 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
What: Glorious voices take centre stage in the pristine acoustics of the Chan Centre as Elektra welcomes Canadian soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian for a compelling and unique collaboration on International Women’s Day.
Where: Chan Centre for Performing Arts – 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver
What:Learn to make Pâte a Choux, or “choux pastry” as some call it. In the class, guests will make choux a la crème (cream puffs), profiteroles, chouquettes, and éclairs. People will get to pipe pastries, fill, and decorate them them to take home. Guests can enjoy a savoury welcome snacks and a glass of sparkling wine.
Where: The Uncommon Cafe – 477 Powell Street, Vancouver
What: Films made by women, for everyone. Join Women in Film & Television Vancouver at the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival from March 8 to 12. With a mix of free and ticketed film screenings from local and international filmmakers, professional development opportunities, parties, panels, and more, there’s something for everyone.