20 things to do in Vancouver this weekend: March 25 and 26

Mar 23 2017, 11:37 pm


The last weekend of March is upon us, so let’s have some fun!

Grab a friend and check out Daily Hive’s checklist of 20 things to do in Vancouver this weekend, Saturday, March 25, and Sunday, March 26, 2017.

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

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Mother Mother

  • What: Vancouver-based alt-rockers Mother Mother are wrapping their coast-to-coast tour with a massive five-night stand at the Commodore Ballroom. Joining the band on different nights are K. Flay, We Are The City, Beach Season, Little Destroyer and Youngblood.
  • When: March 25 at 8 pm, March 26 at 3 pm, March 28 to 30 at 8 pm
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street
  • Tickets: Online, $39.50

Canadian National Return Top Competition

  • What: The winners this weekend will have a chance to represent Canada at the World Yoyo Contest this August in Reykjavik, Iceland. The Canadian Yo-yo Association encourages yoyo enthusiasts of any skill to come out, enjoy the show, and maybe learn a new trick or two.
  • Where: The Columbia Theatre – 530 Columbia Street, New Westminster
  • When: March 25 from 10 am – 4:30 pm
  • Admission: Free

Night Quest

  • What: Nature at night is a magical experience. Wander 2 km of lantern-lit trails and explore like owls, squirrels, coyotes and other nocturnal critters. Bring a flashlight or lantern and allow 90 minutes to complete. Trails are wheelchair and stroller accessible.
  • Where: Pacific Spirit Regional Park – Meet at Park Centre on 16th Ave, 400 m west of Blanca St
  • When: March 25 from 7 to 9 pm
  • More Details: Online, free

We All Float Down Here: A Burlesque Tribute to Stephen King

  • What: We All Float Down Here combines Stephen King’s most famous horror stories with dance, comedy, a few surprises and lots of glitter. The show will also feature guest star Brandy Snifter from Los Angeles, who won the Master of Improv award in 2015 at Los Angeles Burlypicks.
  • Where: The Rio Theatre — 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: March 25 from 8 to 10:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $15

Flea Market

  • What: Clean out your cupboards or find yourself a great bargain. More than 50 tables of pre-loved items are on display to comb through.
  • Where: Confederation Community Centre – 4585 Albert Street, Burnaby
  • When: March 25 from 9:30 am to 2 pm
  • Admission: Free for buyers

Mad As A March Hare: Baking and Bunnies

  • What: Come meet some rabbits and enjoy some vegan baking at the Mad as a March Hare adoption event and vegan bake sale. Featuring demos from the Vancouver Rabbit Agility Club, with all proceeds to Rabbit Rescue.
  • Where: Scottish Cultural Centre – 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 25 at 6 pm
  • Cost: Free to attend. Donations to Rabbit Rescue.

Vancouver Orchid Society Annual Show and Sale

  • What: See some beautiful orchids and purchase your own from one of the local and international vendors that will be present.
  • Where: Floral Hall, VanDusen Gardens – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 25 and 26 from 9 am to 4 pm
  • Admission: $7 adults, $6 students and seniors

After The Curtain – Shaping Sound

  • What: So You Think You Can Dance?’s Travis Wall, has gone on to dance acclaim, winning a 2015 Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography, as well as choreographing for the likes of Justin Bieber and Demi Lovato. Wall’s dance company, Shaping Sound, showcases their second work After The Curtain in Vancouver for one night only.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton Street
  • When: March 25
  • Tickets: Online, $45-$88

TELUS Future Home Exhibit

  • What: Tour the TELUS Future Home to experience the potential of a fibre optic network and preview the future of home technology. New experiences include an EcoHub that looks at the energy saving and eco friendly items, and an intelligent kitchen with a smart stove, counter, skillet and interactive recipes.
  • Where: Easy Park – 688 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 25 from 11 am to 7 pm
  • Cost: Free

7-Eleven Bring Your Own Cup Day

  • What: Start spring off with a cheap sugar rush, compliments of 7-Eleven. Marking it’s 4th year, customers can fill up their own cups with a flavoured Slurpee for only $1.50.
  • When: March 25
  • Where: Participating 7-Eleven Canada locations
  • Cost: $1.50, cups must be within 26 cm in diameter, watertight, clean and hygienic. There is a limit of one container per person per day.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

International Day Against Racism March

People with posters rejecting racism & Islamophobia during a protest in front of the US Consulate in Toronto in February, 2017 (arindambanerjee/Shutterstock)

People with posters rejecting racism & Islamophobia during a protest in front of the US Consulate in Toronto in February, 2017 (arindambanerjee/Shutterstock)

  • What: The Vancouver march aims to take action “against the rise of fascist groups in our back yard and the racist immigration and citizenship policies of the Canadian government,” say the organizers in the Facebook event posting. March organizers are also calling for stronger hate crime legislation to better protect minorities from hate groups, and to repeal bills C-24, C-44, and C-51.
  • Where: Begins at Thornton Park –Terminal Ave, Vancouver, ends at Victory Square Park – 200 W Hastings St, Vancouver
  • When: March 26 from 1 to 4 pm
  • Info: On Facebook

Healthy Family Expo 2017

  • What: A showcase of small steps and simple solutions to eco-friendly, healthy, active living. Featuring over 200 exhibitors, concerts by Bobs & LoLo and Jessie Farrell, and meet-and-greets withCBC Kids characters Daniel Tiger, Super Why!, Bookaboo & Scout.
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre East – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • When: March 26 from 9 am to 5 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $15, 16-years-old and younger free

VanChan – 2nd Annual Award Show

  • What: A night celebrating Vancouver’s best locally made web series. Featuring awards for filmmakers, prizes for the audience, and a dance party for everyone.
  • Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: March 26 from 6 to 11 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $8

Fire and Ice show in Whistler Village

  • What: Watch world-class athletes flipping and twisting through a burning ring of fire and finish with a first class fireworks display.
  • Where: Skiers Plaza (located at Whistler Village base between Whistler and Blackcomb Gondolas)
  • When: March 26 at 8 pm
  • Cost: Free

Nerdgasm! A night of naughty Nerdlesque

  • What: Watch your geekiest fantasies come to life in vivid technicolor. Featuring performances by Kitty Glitter, Riannaconda, Baby LeStrange, Wild Card Kitty and more. Go-Go by Sasja Smolders and hosted by The Purrrfessor!
  • Where: The Biltmore Cabaret
  • When: March 26 at 9 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $10

The Sleepy Girls Show Episode 03: Bad Influences

  • What: Songs inspired by bad influences, stories about corruption and general teenage debauchery, told through the art of drag.
  • Where: Displace Hashery – 3293 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: March 26 at 8:30 pm
  • Tickets: At the door, $10

Storm the Wall

  • What: One of UBC’s most iconic experiences. Swim, sprint, bike, run and Storm the Wall! Participate as a competitive or just-for-fun team, or challenge yourself to do the whole course on your own as an Iron Person. A fun and exciting UBC tradition.
  • Where: UBC REC – 6000 Student Union Boulevard, Vancouver
  • When: March 26 to 29
  • Register: Online

Tomorrow screening and discussion with Share by bike


Image: Share By Bike / Facebook

  • What: A free screening and discussion of the movie Tomorrow, followed by speaker Florian from Belgium who is riding over 20,000 km more than 1000 days with his project Share by bike to inspire people to be the change we can all be.
  • Where: Creative Coworkers – 343 Railway Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 26 at 6:30 pm
  • Cost: Free

Shoreline Cleanup at Spanish Banks

  • What: Join the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Vancouver and UCST volunteers for a beach clean-up in Vancouver’s Spanish Banks. Buckets and bags will be provided. Please bring your own water, snacks and work gloves.
  • Where: Spanish Banks (far east parking lot) – 4801 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver
  • When: March 26 from 11 am to 1 pm
  • Cost: Free

Punjabi Night Live

  • What: Featuring live comedy skits and films, a fashion show, and a bhangra performance. Presented by the SFU Punjabi Students Association, the evening promotes Punjabi culture in a family friendly environment while raising funds for the Sikhi Awareness Foundation.
  • Where: Bell Performing Arts Centre – 6250 144th Street, Surrey
  • When: March 26 from 5:30 to 9 pm
  • Tickets: Minimum $15 donation