10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, March 11

Mar 9 2017, 6:36 am

Everything is just a little more fun on the weekends! From the HSBC Canada Sevens official afterparty to wine festival, there are plenty of things to do in Vancouver this Saturday, March 11.

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

Raise Your Hands Against Racism wrap-up events

  • What: Join in on Holi at one of four free events that Raise Your Hands Against Racism is holding across the Lower Mainland. The signature wrap-up event at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre will include speeches, cultural performances, and activities for the entire family. Everyone is invited to come and celebrate Holi, putting a colourful handprint on the event’s anti-racism tableau.
  • Where: Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver; Vancouver Public Library’s Terry Salman Branch – 4575 Clancy Loranger Way, Vancouver; Surrey Public Library’s City Centre Branch – 10350 University Drive, Surrey; White Rock Sea Wall close to the White Rock Museum – 14970 Marine Drive, White Rock
  • When: March 11 from 12 to 4 pm (Roundhouse from 1 to 4 pm)
  • Cost: Free

Rae Spoon & Carole Pope at the WISE Hall

  • What: Rae Spoon is an award-winning Canadian musician, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and author. They were the subject and composer of the score for the musical-documentary My Prairie Home, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2014. Carole Pope has won three Juno Awards, multiple independent music awards, a Genie Award. 4 gold, 1 platinum and 1 double platinum album. They join forces for Live at the Wise.
  • Where: The Wise Hall – 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver
  • When:  March 11 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $15

HSBC Canada Sevens Official After Party: Prop House

  • What: The official party experience of HSBC Canada Sevens Rugby. This year’s Prop House will transform The Commodore Ballroom into the best Video Dance Party of the 90s. Come as you are or suit-up in your best Rugby Sevens “fancy dress” costume.
  • Where: The Commordore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 11 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $25, 19+

Vans Hi-Standard

  • What: An international contest series inviting snowboarders to showcase pure style in a thrilling jam format. Touring across the US, Canada, China, Korea and France, the Vans Hi-Standard Series will feature an original big air format where riders are judged by individual style only, with no rotations over 720 allowed.
  • Where: Mt. Seymour – 1700 Mount Seymour Road, North Vancouver
  • When: March 11 from 8:30 am to 4:15 pm
  • Registration:Online, free

BC Uncorked Food & Wine Festival

  • What: The BC Uncorked Food & Wine Festival is an event that showcases BC wine and food artisans. Festival-goers here can expect 45 first class BC wineries, and with gourmet offerings from local restaurants, gastro-pubs, and caterers. The event also enlightens the wine enthusiast by offering an exclusive master class prior to the general tasting that adds to the pleasure of enjoying the world class wines of British Columbia.
  • Where: Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club – 3251 Plateau Blvd, Coquitlam
  • When: March 11 from 7 to 9:30 pm; Master Class tickets from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online$65, Master Class Package $109

Vancouver Canucks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

  • What: See Crosby and co. up close as the Penguins visit Rogers Arena to take on the Canucks.
  • Where: Rogers Arena
  • When: March 11 at 7 pm

Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off

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  • What: The familiar tale of the enmity between Elizabeth I of England and Mary Queen of Scots is retold with ferocious iconoclasm and boundless wit by Scotland’s most popular and contemporary playwright. Presented by Vitalsparktheatre.
  • Where: Participating locations. See full list here. 
  • When: Now to March 11 at various times
  • Tickets: Online, $20-$25

The Construction Expo

  • What: Construction innovation, trends, quality materials, contemporary architecture, green technologies and solutions will be in the spotlight during The Construction Expo. The event is also an opportunity to exchange ideas for all those interested in supplying quality products and services.
  • Where: Cloverdale Agriplex – 17798 62 Avenue, Surrey
  • When: March 11 to 12 from 10 am to 5 pm
  • Tickets: Online, free with pre-registry and $10 on March 11 and 12

Sebastian Maniscalco

  • What: Sebastian Maniscalco is one of comedy’s fastest rising new stars. He can be seen in the 2016 season of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee as well as in the upcoming feature films The House and the Nut Job 2. Maniscalco also stars in his own wildly popular The Pete and Sebastian Show podcast every Friday night.
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 11 at 7 pm and 9:30 pm
  • Cost: Online, $49.75-$250

Elements Super Smash Bros. Melee Challenge

  • What: Come test your skills against the best Vancouver has to offer in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Elements Casino is offering a $1000 pot bonus for Melee singles.
  • Where: Elements Casino – 17755 60 Avenue, Surrey
  • When: March 11 from 11 am to 10 pm
  • Registration: Online, $20
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