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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, March 8

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Daniel Chai Mar 07, 2017 12:00 pm 950

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.

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

Launch Party: Making Room: Forty Years of Room Magazine

Growing Room A Feminist Literary Festival

Image: Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival

  • 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.
  • Where: Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When:  March 8 at 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $10

2017 Influential Women in Business Awards

  • 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
  • When: March 8 from 11:30 am to 2 pm
  • Register: Online, $115-$145

International Women’s Day Global Run – 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
  • When: March 8 at noon
  • More Info: Online

Elektra: 30th Anniversary Gala Concert

Elektra Women's Choir

Image: Elektra Women’s Choir

  • 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
  • When: March 8 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $20-$50

Tartine & Maple’s Choux and Champagne: Eclairs & Cream Puffs

  • 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
  • When: March 8 from 6 to 9 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $52-$65

Casual Birding Walk

  • What: Check out shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors and more on this 2.5 hour bird watching amble. Bring your own binoculars. Presented by Delta Naturalists.
  • Where: Boundary Bay Regional Park – Meet at Cammidge House via Centennial Beach entrance on Boundary Bay Rd, Tsawwassen
  • When: March 8 from 9 am to noon
  • Cost: Free

12th Annual Vancouver International Women in Film Festival

  • 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.
  • Where: Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour Street
  • When: March 8 to 12
  • Tickets: Online

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

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