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74 things to do in Vancouver this March

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Daniel Chai Feb 27, 2018 5:11 pm 336

March is here and it’s filled with fantastic events around Vancouver. From Lorde to Vancouver Whitecaps, St. Patrick’s Day to Easter, here are 74 things to check out around the city this month!

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

Explore the great outdoors

The Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show

  • What: Western Canada’s largest adventure & travel show. See canoe, kayak & paddle boarding experts in the Whitewater Demo Pool or ignite your passion for off-roading, biking, hiking, running, water and mountain sports at over 200 exhibits.
  • When: Saturday, March 3 to Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10-$12, children 11 and under free

Creative Café

  • What: ​Visit historic Minnekhada Lodge and discover the park’s natural and cultural history.
  • When: Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • When: 1 to 4 pm
  • Where: Minnekhada Regional Park – Meet at Minnekhada Lodge – 4455 Oliver Rd, Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

Casual Birding Walk

  • What: ​​Check out shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors and more on this 2.5 hour birdwatching amble – bring binoculars. For ages 9 and up.
  • When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 12 pm
  • Where: Boundary Bay Regional Park – Meet at Cammidge House, via Centennial Beach entrance on Boundary Bay Road, Tsawwassen
  • Register: Online, Free

Run Wild Vancouver presents: Survive Outside

  • What: Run Wild Vancouver is hosting a special edition of the Adventure Smart Survive Outside classroom program. Seasoned trail runners share personal stories and practical tips to help play safe on the trails when traveling fast and light. Attendees will also learn ways to manage the dynamics of running in a group, leadership skills and things to consider when adventuring with less experienced runners.
  • When: Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: MEC North Vancouver – 212 Brooksbank Avenue, North Vancouver
  • Register: Online, Free

Follow their Footsteps: Animal Signs

  • What: ​​​Learn to be a forest detective by identifying various animal tracks by size, shape, pattern, gait and more. Models and photos of different tracks will be on hand, and there will be an outdoor walk where attendees look for animal signs.
  • When: Sunday, March 18, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 4 pm
  • Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park – Meet at 11450 256th St, Maple Ridge
  • Admission: Free

Super Animals

  • What: ​​If you could have a superpower what would it be? Find out about animals with super speed, ultra strength, and mighty jumps. Super hero costumes welcome.
  • When: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park – Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Ave
  • Admission: Free

Spring Fling

  • What: ​Celebrate the first day of spring at the Surrey Nature Centre, with face painting, guided walks, nature stories, eco crafts and more.
  • When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
  • Where: Surrey Nature Centre – 14225 Green Timbers Way, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Enjoy life in the city

JFL NorthWest

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  • What: JFL Northwest brings stand-up favourites and breakout stars to Vancouver, plus improv, sketch, podcasts, outdoor community events and the brand new Vancouver Just for Laughs Film Festival. Featuring Bill Burr, Maria Bamford, Trevor Noah, Jo Koy and many more.
  • When: Thursday, March 1 to Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Various venues
  • Tickets: Online

Port Moody Film Festival

  • What: The 18th annual Port Moody Film Festival celebrates Canadian Film. With feature-length films, shorts, and more.
  • When: Thursday March 8 to Sunday March 11, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
  • Tickets: Online

Persian New Year Family Craft Program

  • What: Coquitlam Public Library celebrates Persian New Year with fun handicrafts for the whole family. Enjoy a light snack and learn more about the Persian culture and customs.
  • When: 
  • Time: 2 to 3:30 pm
  • Where: City Centre Branch, Rooms 136 and 137 – 1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

Chutzpah!

  • What: Chutzpah! The Lisa Nemetz International Jewish Performing Arts Festival is the Lower Mainland’s winter music, dance, comedy and theatre festival presenting international, national and local artists.
  • When: Now to Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Various locations
  • Tickets: Available online

Luminescence III

  • What: Experience artworks by over 20 notable artists from varying disciplines. These artists present the many ways this brilliant natural phenomenon – the essence of light or Luminescence – has inspired them.
  • When: Saturday, March 17 to Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Deer Lake Gallery – 6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • More Info: Online

Spring Break at the Steveston Museum & Visitor Centre

  • What: Explore both the Steveston Museum and Visitor Centre, and the Japanese Fishermen’s Benevolent Society Building on a self-guided tour to learn all about Steveston’s unique heritage. Enjoy fun crafts and activities for children on select dates, and take part in a special spring break Steveston History Hunters scavenger hunt.
  • When: Saturday, March 17, 2018 to Monday, April 02, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Steveston Museum – 3811 Moncton Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Free

48th Annual Happiness Dance

  • What: Every year, the Surrey Square Wheelers Square and Round Dance Club hosts a “happiness dance” as its main fundraiser for its charity, The Centre for Child Development.
  • When: Saturday, March 24, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Where: Kennedy Hall – 8870 120 Street, Surrey
  • Admission: By donation

JUNOS: Hosted by Michael Bublé

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Michael Buble hosts the 2018 JUNOS at Rogers Arena (Kyle Besler/Shutterstock)

  • What: 12-time JUNO Award winner and beloved Canadian crooner is set to host the 2018 JUNO Awards, with many more live performances to enjoy.
  • When: Sunday, March 25, 2018
  • Time: 5 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $59

Seasons 2018 Festival

  • What: Seasons fills Vancouver with concerts, club shows, label showcases, demos, panels, lectures, and interactive visuals and art installations, culminating in a fully immersive, 2 day main event at Pacific Coliseum.
  • When: Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31, 2018
  • Where: Pacific Coliseum – 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Laugh the night away

Vancouver Comedy Awards

  • What: Discover Vancouver’s favourite comedy spaces, supporters, podcasts and everything between. Hosted by Graham Clark and Talent Time’s Paul Anthony!
  • When: Monday, March 5, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20

Sparks! Book Launch!

  • What: Join author Ian Boothby, artist Nina Matsumoto and colourist David Dedrick for the launch of Scholastic’s new graphic novel, Sparks! Best known for their Eisner Award winning work on The Simpsons comic, Ian and Nina will be talking about their new book as well as directing people towards snacks.
  • When: Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: kidsbooks – 2557 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Carmelahhh Presents: Where Are They Now?

  • What: Comedy duo Carmelahhh have performed at Sidekicks, MixTape, The Lady Show, and the Vancouver International Improv Festival. They’re celebrating their one-year anniversary with some of their favourite classic sketches and some new works.
  • When: Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Studio 1398 – 1398 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Jeff Dunham: Passively Aggressive

  • What: American ventriloquist and comedian Jeff Dunham brings his puppets to Abbotsford Centre on his Passively Aggressive tour.
  • When: Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • Time: 3 pm
  • Where: Abbotsford Centre 33800 King Rd., Abbotsford
  • TicketsOnline, $65 plus fees

Ladies Against Humanity

  • What: Join The Fictionals, and special guests, at the Rio Theatre for the annual Ladies Against Humanity special. Some of the funniest women from around Vancouver will bring Cards Against Humanity to life, award sweet prizes to witty audience members, and crown the next Most Horrible Person in Vancouver.
  • When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway , Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $12

Cheech & Chong

  • What: Richard “Cheech” Marin and Tommy Chong perform their classic comedy duo at Hard Rock Casino.
  • When: Saturday, March 24, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Hard Rock Casino Vancouver – 2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online

An Evening with Kevin Smith

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Kevin Smith is throwing his support behind efforst to save the Rio Theatre ( Ga Fullner / Shutterstock

  • What: An Evening with Kevin Smith is a chance to get up close and personal with the legendary writer, comedian, podcaster, and film director. Proceeds from this event go directly towards supporting the #SavetheRio campaign.
  • When: Friday, March 30, 2018
  • Time: 7 and 9:30 pm
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway , Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Music from the Celtic Isles

  • What: Join harpist Rebecca Blair with flutist and singer Michelle Carlisle and fiddler Rosie Carver for a musical journey through Celtic lands and stories.
  • When: 
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Place des Arts – 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online, $16-$21

St. Patrick’s Dance

  • What: St Patrick’s Day Celebration at the Whalley Legion. Featuring music by The Defibulators, Irish dancers, a “Pot of Gold” contest and Irish beverages.
  • When: Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • Time: 4 to 8 pm
  • Where: RCL – Whalley Legion Br 229 – 13525 106th Ave,, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Shamrocks & Shenanigans

  • What: Vancouver TheatreSports presents three Irish-themed improv shows to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day. Lucky Charm Leprechauns rove the Theatre bringing pots of golden laughs to all they encounter and our Celtic Colleen will be improvising custom limericks for our guests. And yes there will be green beer!
  • When: Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • Time: 7:30, 9:30 and 11:15 pm
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20

2018 BMO St. Patrick’s Day 5K

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  • What: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by running a 5K through scenic Stanley Park. Afterwards, stay for the party, with a DJ, green beer and more. Proceeds raised are going to support Diabetes Canada.
  • When: Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • Time: 9:30 am
  • Where: Stanley Park
  • Register: Online

St. Patrick’s Day Swims

  • What: Find your green swimwear and celebrate St. Patricks Day at the pool with your friends and family. All ages are welcome.
  • When: Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • Time: 1:30 to 4 pm
  • Where: Various locations
  • Admission: Regular admission applies

Bon Appétit

Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival

  • What: Enjoy brews from 40 BC breweries, along with local fare from 8-10 restaurants and caterers, at this festival of all things beer.
  • When: Friday, March 9 to Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Westwood Plateau Golf Club – 3251 Plateau Boulevard, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online, March 9 – $59, March 10 – $49

Curry Cup 2018

  • What: The highly-anticipated Curry Cup returns to Vancouver next month for its fifth year of curry craziness. This annual event will go down on March 13 at Heritage Hall on Main Street, where eight chefs will compete to see who has created the most outstanding curry of the evening. Attendees of the Curry Cup can enjoy samples of each curry, beer from R&B Brewing, donuts from Cartems, and cocktail and wine samples.
  • When: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
  • Where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $60 to $69; buy via Eventbrite

East Side Beer Fest 2018

  • What: Liberty Merchant Company proudly presents the 6th Annual East Side Beer Fest tasting event. The evening will feature craft beers from BC and around the world, along with a silent auction and door prize.
  • When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: The Wise Hall & Lounge – 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $29.99 plus a non-perishable food donation; buy tickets at Liberty Wine Merchants locations

Dîner en Plaid

  • What: Head to the 5th annual Dîner en Plaid, to start the Festival du Bois’ festivities with French Canadian food, music, and craft beer.
  • When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Where: John B. Pub – 1000 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: $30; buy online

Dining Out For Life 2018

  • What: On March 22 dine out for breakfast, lunch, or dinner at participating restaurants from Whistler to White Rock and across the Lower Mainland. Enjoy some of the best dishes the region has to offer, while supporting people living with HIV/AIDS. Restaurant partners will contribute 25% of their food sales to A Loving Spoonful.
  • When: Thursday, March 22, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Various locations

Sing along with the hits

Santana

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Photo by Erik Kabik (Carlos Santana/Facebook)

  • What: For 40 years and as many albums later, Santana has sold more than 100 million records and reached more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide. To date, Santana has won ten Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards.
  • When: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Abbotsford Centre – 33800 King Rd., Abbotsford
  • Tickets: Online, $45-$119

Lorde

  • What: The Grammy award-winning star is touring in support of her second album Melodrama, which has produced four singles so far including the lead “Green Light” and follow-up singles “Liability,” “Sober,” and “Perfect Places.”
  • When: Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Time: Doors 6 pm, Show 7 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Via Live Nation, $46.50-$126.50

Colour Tongues

  • What: Colour Tongues, featuring James Challis, David Taylor, Graeme Meekison, and Daniel Ré, are known for their upbeat choruses, technical power rhythms, and blending of different instrumental patterns that work alongside high-range vocals. Featuring guests Late Night Takeaway and Sleepy Gonzales.
  • When: Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7 pm
  • Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward Street
    Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $12

Phillips Phillips

  • What: Platinum-selling singer-songwriter Phillip Phillips released his latest album Collateral earlier this year. Since releasing his five-times-platinum debut single Home in 2012, Phillips has released two chart-topping albums and taken his expansive brand of earthy, guitar-fueled rock to stages across the globe.
  • When: Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7 pm, Show 8 pm
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

VanMusic Burlesque

  • What: Ten top burlesque dancers pay tribute to ten of Vancity’s great musical talents. Each performer has chosen a song by a local musical act for their inspiration.
  • When: Saturday, March 17
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20

OMD

  • What: Synth-pop pioneers OMD are touring in support of their 13th studio album The Punishment of Luxury, which sees them combine the wistful nostalgia and idealized romance of their previous work, while still managing to step outside their comfort zone. Featuring guests GGOOLLDD.
  • When: 
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Our Lady Peace & Matthew Good

  • What: Two Canadian rock legends team up for a show at Abbotsford Centre. Matthew Good’s studio albums have combined for nearly one million albums sold in Canada alone, and he has been nominated for 21 Juno Awards. Our Lady Peace has sold over 5 million albums worldwide, and have won four JUNO Awards and ten Much Music Video Awards.
  • When: Saturday, March 31, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Abbotsford Centre – 33800 King Rd., Abbotsford
  • Tickets: Online, $46-$86

Enjoy Easter

Bunny Hop Toonie Skate

  • What: ​​Enjoy ice skating, face painting, crafts and more for Easter fun.
  • When: Saturday, March 24, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 3 pm
  • Where: Bill Copeland Sports Centre – 3676 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: $2 per person, free for children 3 years and under

Easter Eggstravaganza

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  • What: Celebrate with an Easter Egg Hunt, crafts, games and a visit with the Easter Bunny.
  • When: Saturday, March 31, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 12 pm
  • Where: Steveston Community Centre – 4111 Moncton Street, Richmond
  • Admission: $10 per child. Parent participation and registration of child only required.

Easter Chocolate Making

  • What: Bunnies, eggs and other tasty treats for spring. Experience milk and dark chocolate fun with Rocky Road, Rice Krispie Caramel Clusters, and more. Hands on class so bring an apron. For ages 4 to 8.
  • When: 
  • Time: 12 to 1 pm
  • Where: Coquitlam Heritage – 1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Old Fashioned Easter at the Historic Stewart Farm

  • What: Meet the Easter bunny, make your own DIY rabbit ears, and decorate egg shaped cookies. Plus take part in scavenger hunts and enjoy face painting.
  • When: Saturday, March 31, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Historic Stewart Farm – 13723 Crescent Rd, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Cheer on the home teams

Vancouver Canucks

  • What: The Vancouver Canucks continue their NHL season throughout March at Rogers Arena.
  • When: Friday, March 2, Monday, March 5, Wednesday, March 7, Friday, March 9, Saturday, March 17, Tuesday, March 27, Thursday, March 29, and Saturday, March 31, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Vancouver Whitecaps

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Image: Vancouver Whitecaps FC / Flickr

  • What: Vancouver Whitecaps kick off their MLS season this March at BC Place
  • When: Sunday, March 4 and Saturday, March 24, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Vancouver Giants

  • What: Vancouver Giants bring Western Hockey League action to Langley Events Centre throughout March.
  • When: Saturday, March 3, Sunday, March 4, and Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
  • Tickets: Online

Vancouver Stealth

  • What: Vancouver Stealth continues their National Lacrosse League season at the Langley Events Centre in March.
  • When: Saturday, March 17 and Saturday, March 31, 2018
  • Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
  • Tickets: Online

2018 Vancouver Invitational Wheelchair Rugby Tournament

  • What: The best wheelchair rugby teams from across Canada and the Pacific Northwest battle for the title in Division 1 and 2.
  • When: Friday, March 9, 2018 to Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Richmond Olympic Oval – 6111 River Road, Richmond
  • Admission: By donation

International Vancouver Goalball Grand Slam

  • What: ​The Vancouver Goalball Club hosts the third annual International Vancouver Goalball Grand Slam. Nine teams are attending from BC, Alberta, USA, Japan, and Puerto Rico.
  • When: Friday, March 9 to Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • When: 10 am
  • Where: Fortius Sport & Health – 3713 Kensington Ave, Burnaby
  • More Info: Online

King of the Courts – Squash Tournament

  • What: Test your squash skills in the 26th Annual King of the Courts. The tournament includes three guaranteed matches, a tournament t-shirt, a banquet dinner, door prizes, placement prizes and more.
  • When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex – 6550 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby
  • Register: Online

JUNO Cup

  • What: ​It’s rock vs jock at the 15th annual JUNO Cup with Canadian music icons going head to head with NHL legends support of MusiCounts. Featuring former NHL Hockey legends Cliff Ronning, Dave Babych, Jyrki Lumme, Kirk McLean, Troy Crowder, and Brad Dalgarno facing off against musical greats Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), Dallas Smith, Chad Brownlee, Devin Cuddy, Craig Northey (Odds) and Grant Lawrence (The Smugglers, CBC Music) and more players and musicians.
  • When: Friday, March 23, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Bill Copeland Sports Centre – 3676 Kensington Ave, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online, $15

Eat fresh with winter farmers’ markets

New West Farmers Market – Winter Market

  • What: The market features farm-fresh produce, plants, quality crafts from local artists and artisans, gourmet prepared foods, food trucks, community information, live entertainment, and more.
  • When: The first and third Saturday of each month until Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Time: 11 am
  • Where: Belmont Street, New Westminster!
  • Admission: Free

Gulf of Georgia Cannery Winter Farmer’s Market

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(Gulf of Georgia Cannery)

  • What: The Cannery Farmers’ Market has products from local food producers and artisans who follow a “Make it, Bake it, Grow it, Catch it” philosophy. BC-produced vegetables, fruits, and meats are the central draw to this market. There is also entertainment and guided tours of the heritage site (pay by donation).
  • When: Sunday, March 11 and Sunday, March 25, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Port Moody Winter Farmers’ Market

  • What: Enjoy local BC products, artisan crafts, and delicious baked goods at the Port Moody Winter Farmers’ Market.
  • When: Every Sunday to April
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Port Moody Recreation Complex – 300 Ioco Road, Port Moody
  • Admission: Free

A night out at the theatre

Onegin

  • What: This hit musical by the Arts Club Theatre Company, is a rock concert, back kitchen party, and love poem that will move, shake, and wake you.
  • When: Tuesday, March 13 to Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online, $42-$47

Surrey Civic Theatres 50th Anniversary Gala & Concert

  • What: Surrey Civic Theatres turns 50 with a birthday bash. Celebrate the legacy and inspiration brought to the community, and the performers who have graced its stages. Featuring BC World Music Collective, thirteen artists, both indigenous and from away, who now call BC home.
  • When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Where: Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Ave, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $29-$49

Tomorrow’s Child

  • What: Calgary’s acclaimed Ghost Rider Theatre, with special permission from the Ray Bradbury estate, has created a new audio-only adaption of Bradbury’s sci-fi short story Tomorrow’s Child as a one-of-kind, audio-only theatre experience presented to a blindfolded audience.
  • When: Wednesday, March 14 to Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online, $15-$36

Funny Money

  • What: A mild mannered man, living somewhere in the Lower Mainland, comes home with a briefcase full of money that he accidentally picked up on SkyTrain. Hijinks ensue. Written by Ray Cooney and directed by Ellie King.
  • When: Friday, March 16 to Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $20-$28

Jacques Plante & the Parkdale Knitting League

  • What: Jacques Plante and the Parkdale Knitting League is a true life account of legendary NHL goalie Jacques Plante combined with the story of Violet Henderson, a lonely Toronto housewife who falls in love with Plante when she learns that he too is an avid knitter. The story spans more than 20 years of both Plante’s varied and sometimes tumultuous career, and the romantic fantasy developed by Violet. Presented by Surrey’s Naked Stage.
  • When: Friday, March 16 to Sunday, March 18, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Newton Cultural Centre – 13530 – 72 Avenue, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $15

I Lost My Husband

  • What: Catherine Léger’s comedy J’ai perdu mon mari was a hit in Quebec and Ruby Slippers Theatre commissioned this English language translation from Leanna Brodie to present the World Premiere of I Lost My Husband.
  • When: Thursday, March 15 to Saturday, March 24, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Gateway Theatre – 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $29

Network at a business event

Influential Women in Business

  • What: Business in Vancouver recognizes 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.
  • When: Wednesday, March 8, 2018
  • Time: 11:30 am to 2 pm
  • Where: The Fairmont Waterfront – 900 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $125-$155

How To Inspire Change In People: Strategic Storytelling In Leaders

  • What: Jordan Bower leads an interactive workshop on the art and science of strategic storytelling.
  • When: Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Time: 5 to 6:45 pm
  • Where: RTOWN Headquarters – Suite 502 1250 Homer Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $30

Energy Transitions Forum featuring Bruce Anderson

  • What: Bruce Anderson, Chairman of Abacus Data, shares his latest public opinion findings regarding Canada’s opportunity to demonstrate leadership in the low carbon economy, carbon pricing and clean energy solutions.
    Following his remarks, Bruce will join Colleen Giroux-Schmidt, Vice President of Corporate Relations, Western Region, at Innergex Renewable Energy, Tom Syer, Director of Government Affairs at Teck Resources, and Merran Smith, Executive Director at Clean Energy Canada for a panel discussion on how the findings of this research may impact public policy decisions and British Columbia’s competitiveness.
  • When: Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 to 9:30 am
  • Where: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel – Mackenzie Ballroom – 900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $45

GLOBE Forum and Innovation Expo 2018

  • What: Business, government, and civil society leaders find inspiration, connections, and new opportunities in the clean economy. Featured speakers include Michelle Patron, Director of Sustainability Policy for Microsoft; Ryan Holmes, CEO of Hootsuite; and Dee Poon Managing Director and Chief Brand Officer at PYE.
  • When: Wednesday March 14 to Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Center – East Building – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Register: Online

CME BC Annual Stakeholders’ Dinner

  • What: An exclusive dinner where over 150 senior executives from the manufacturing sector will meet and dine with key government decision makers, BC’s Ministers and Deputy Ministers, and the heads of Crown Corporations.
  • When: Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Time: 4 to 9 pm
  • Where: Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport, – 3099 Corvett Way, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $195-$250

Trading opportunities with Japan

  • What: In partnership with the Canada-Japan Inter-Parliamentary Group and other organisations, this event will stimulate discussion on where trading opportunities can be found and how more can be created.
  • When: Thursday, March 22, 2018
  • Time: 11:30 am
  • Where: Coast Coal Harbour – Coal Harbour Ballroom – 1180 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, $69-$138

Youth Achieving Success Conference 2018

March 31

(Youth Achieving Success / Facebook)

  • What: A full day of engaging workshops, with a wide variety of speakers who will be covering careers such as medicine, journalism, tech, culinary arts, and more.
  • When: Saturday, March 31, 2018
  • Time: 8:30 am to 4 pm
  • Where: SFU Harbour Centre Campus – 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $15

Dance the night away

LUCA LUSH

  • What: Blending future bass, moombahton and melodic trap, Brooklyn-based producer LUCA LUSH takes over Celebrities Underground with support from SRFR and Inkredamine.
  • When: Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Time: Doors 10 pm
  • Where: Celebrities – 1022 Davie Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free

The Lonely Hearts Club

  • What: A live music showcase featuring OSWALD, Melodramania, Girard, and Polo Brian.
  • When: Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Fortune Sound Club – 147 East Pender Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $15

Nelly

  • What: Grammy Award winner Nelly performs all his big hits on his All Work, No Play Canadian Tour. Featuring special guest Terell Safadi, guest Seth Whittaker, and more.
  • When: Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Harbour Event Centre – 750 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $40-$100

The Dears

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(The Dears / Facebook)

  • What: Montreal indie rockers The Dears perform in support of Times Infinity Volume Two. Featuring guest Lou Canon.
  • When: Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Time: Doors 8 pm
  • Where: Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20

Antibalas 

  • What: Brooklyn-based musical collective Antibalas are on tour to support their latest release Where The Gods Are In Peace.
  • When: Sunday, March 18, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $25

Bear Grillz

  • What: Bear Grillz is throwing a Massive Forest Rave Party with special guests AFK , HeklerMusic and Walter Wilde.
  • When: Thursday, March 22, 2018
  • Time: Doors 10 pm
  • Where: VENUE – 881 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20

Clean Bandit 

March 26

(Clean Bandit / Facebook)

  • What: Clean Bandit were one of the biggest breakthrough successes in the UK and Europe in 2014 and that story is quickly replicating itself in the US and around the world. Their global hit single “Rather Be” was the biggest-selling single by a UK act in 2014 and hit #1 on the iTunes single chart in over 25 countries upon release in June. It has now achieved triple platinum certification in the UK, as well as double platinum sales in the US.
  • When: 
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom– 867 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $29
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Daniel Chai
Daniel Chai is a writer and actor based in Vancouver, BC.
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