What: Thousands of fans from Canada, South Africa, England, France, Fiji, Kenya, Samoa, Australia, New Zealand, and more will be flocking into Vancouver to cheer on their team during the World Rugby showdown. The Sevens’ visit to Vancouver is the only Canadian stop on the 10-city World Rugby Sevens Series tour. And throughout the two days, you’ll get to eat, drink, party, and watch the exciting, fast-paced action of the rugby games (all while dressed in an outrageous costume or animal onesie).
When: Saturday, March 10 to Sunday, March 11, 2018
What: New York City-based comedian and actor Todd Barry is widely recognized for his roles as the bongo-playing “Third Conchord” on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords and Mickey Rourke’s deli boss in 2009 Oscar winner, The Wrestler. He also boasts multiple stand-up appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, two Comedy Central Presents specials, and his latest one-hour Comedy Central special Super Crazy.
When: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time: 7 and 9 pm
Where: The Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward St, Vancouver
What: A winner of a Grammy and four Latin Grammy’s, Lila Downs is adored for her powerful vocals and fierce theatricality. As an artist with proud indigenous roots and a profound social conscience, her latest album, Salon Lágrimas y Deseos, focuses on feminism, political activism, and the celebration of Latin American women.
What: The Eastside Flea is a modern-day flea market that occurs every weekend in Vancouver. Each event hosts over 50 local vendors selling diverse goods from handmade craft items to vintage clothing, antiques and collectibles, plants, artisan eats, and more. You’ll also find food trucks, deejays, pinball machines, a pool table, outdoor courtyard, and other fun things to check out.
When: Saturday, March 10 to Sunday, March 11 and Saturday, March 23 to Sunday, March 25 , 2018
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: The Ellis Building – 1024 Main Street, Vancouver
Admission: $3 for a single day, or $5 for all weekend
What: The 13th Vancouver International Women in Film Festival presents the best of cinema created by women. Events include film panels, workshops, guest filmmakers, artist talks, pitch sessions, and receptions.
When: Now to Sunday, March 11, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
What: A night of short films from the renowned Oats Studios, hosted by acclaimed writer, director, and visual effects guru Neill Blomkamp (Elysium, District 9, Chappie), who will be joined for a Q&A by VFX supervisor Chris Harvey and Richard Simpson. The evening’s program will feature short films including Cooking With Bill: Damasu, Gdansk, Zygote, God, Firebase, and more. This is also a fundraiser for the #SaveTheRio campaign.
When: Sunday, March 11, 2018
Time: 6 pm
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
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, but 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