7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, March 2

Feb 28 2017, 1:28 pm

The week is nearly done, so keep up the great work! Reward yourself by checking out one of the seven things to do in Vancouver on Thursday, March 2.

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

2017 Coastal First Nations Dance Festival

Coastal First Nations Dance Festival

  • What: A celebration of the stories, songs, and dances of the Indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast of North America. The 10th anniversary of the festival presents the rich cultural traditions practiced by dance artists from British Columbia, the Yukon, Alaska and Washington State as well as guest international artists and demonstrates that these practices are very much alive, vibrant and relevant today. Presented by Dancers of Damelahamid.
  • Where: UBC Museum of Anthropology – 6393 North West Marine Drive, Vancouver
  • When: March 2 to 4
  • Tickets: Online, $29-$34.25


  • What: #NoFilter uses the spontaneity of improv comedy to delve into our fleeting, over-shared digital world. From Snapchat to Instagram, Weibo to Facebook and everything in between, #NoFilter finds the fun and funny in how much we share about ourselves with nearly total strangers – crushing the LOL of TMI.
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
  • When: Every Thursday at 9:15 pm starting March 2
  • Tickets: Online, $7.50

Study and Go Abroad Fair

  • What: The Study and Go Abroad Fair is Canada’s largest international university and student travel expo. The fair will include a series of different seminars that will give advice on the best creative universities, studying in Europe, and much more.
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building
  • When: March 2 from 2 to 6 pm
  • Register: Online, Free

Women in Tech Awards Soiree: Celebrating Our Women

  • What: An event celebrating the inspiring women who have made great contributions and achievements in the Vancouver tech community. Enjoy some light snacks, wine, and great conversation.
  • Where: Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue – 580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Register: Online, Free

Whitecaps FC vs. New York Red Bulls

Image: Vancouver Whitecaps FC / Twitter

  • What: The Vancouver Whitecaps play the second match of their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal against the New York Red Bulls. If Vancouver can get past the Red Bulls, they will play the winner of a pair of Mexican sides: Club Universidad Nacional or Tigres UANL.
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
  • When:  March 2 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$155

Given – Canadian Screening

  • What: Given follows legendary surfers Aamion and Daize Goodwin from their island home of Kauai through 15 different countries in the quest for surf and to fulfill a calling handed down through generations. The film also explores a young boy’s understanding of life through his familial bonds and their reverence for nature. Free entry with beverages from Persephone for sale. All proceeds going to Environmental Youth Alliance.
  • Where: Patagonia – 1994 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: March 2 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Free

Aaron Chapman’s tales from The last Gang In Town

  • What: The Police Museum hosts award-winning author Aaron Chapman for an evening of storytelling, and discussions on policing Vancouver in the 70s and the notorious Clark Park Gang.
  • Where: Vancouver Police Museum – 240 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 2 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Free
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