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28 things to do in Vancouver this week: March 25 to 28

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Daniel Chai Mar 25, 2019 5:00 am

Time flies when you’re having fun! Fill the last week of March with these 28 Vancouver events happening Monday, March 25 to Thursday, March 28, including 10 Gates Dancing, Family FUSE Week, and more.

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

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Monday, March 25

Spring Break Family FUSE Week

Vancouver Art Gallery/Rachel Topham

What: For the first time, the Gallery is expanding Family FUSE to five fun-filled days from Monday, March 25 to Friday, March 29. Your family can visit the Gallery together from 12 to 4 pm daily to enjoy this year’s programming, The Everyday in Different Ways.  This includes engaging in-gallery activities with their team of experienced Art Agents (12 to 4 pm), who bring the exhibitions to life with activities and conversations about the artworks on display.

Kids can also get creative and let their imaginations soar in The Making Place (12 to 4 pm), where they’ll explore the artist’s decision-making process in these unique learning sessions with fun, hands-on activities. Talented local artists Lee Hutzulak, Caroline Liffmann and Carolina Bergonzoni, Derya Akay and Vivienne Bessette, Ewan McNeil, and Maya Beaudry will be hosting different workshops from Monday to Friday that you can join.

When: March 25 to 29
Time: 12 to 4 pm daily
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery — 750 Hornby Street
Price: FREE for kids 12 and under, when accompanied by an adult, and Gallery Members | $24 for general admission — Tickets available via the Vancouver Art Gallery

Shred for the Cause at Mt. Seymour

What: For the 2019 season, women can ski and snowboard at Mt Seymour for $15, with $7.50 from every lift ticket going to The Bloom Group. Men are welcome to come out and enjoy the evening as well, with lift tickets for men from 5 to 10 pm for $35. The Bloom Group have been providing social services in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside for over 50 years, including low-barrier shelters for women and children. Drinks and food specials are being served in the Rock Chute from 5 pm onwards with trivia and games for prizes and giveaways at 8 pm.

When: Every Monday until March 25, 2019
Times: 5 to 10 pm
Where: Mt Seymour – 1700 Mount Seymour Road, North Vancouver
Tickets: Women $15, Men $35. Tickets will be sold out of the ticket booths at the Season Pass & Ticket Office. Ticket and rental packages will be sold in the Alpine Activity Centre.

Last Monday at the Movies: Puzzle

What: A woman who has a talent for assembling jigsaw puzzles sneaks away from her suburban town and goes to New York City, where she partners with a man for a puzzle tournament in Atlantic City. As she experiences independence for the first time, she begins to view her value and the pieces of her own life in a whole new light.

When: Monday, March 25, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Massey Theatre – 735 Eighth Avenue, New Westminster
Tickets: Online, $8-$9

Richmond Outdoor Spring Carnival

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West Coast Amusements/Facebook

What: West Coast Amusements, the largest Canadian midway operation in Western Canada, will be making a stop at the Lansdowne Centre in Richmond. They’ll be setting up for 10 straight days with a massive array of rides, games, and traditional carnival eats.

The outdoor carnival will be open from March 21 to March 31, 2019, with hours of operation varying by date and weather. Attendees can ride six attractions for $16.99 or purchase a daily wristband for $40. Tickets for rides may also be purchased individually and in groups of 20 and 40.

When: Now to Sunday, March 31, 2019
Time: 12 to 10 pm, hours may change based on weather.
Where: Lansdowne Centre – 5300 #3 Road, Richmond
Tickets: Available on-site

Vancouver International Dance Festival: Life Drawing Sessions

What: Practice your drawing skills and let your creativity be inspired by dancers and life models posing in either costumes or plain clothes in the Roundhouse Exhibition Hall. These public sessions, presented in partnership with the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, are open to all skill levels, are free, and require no pre-registration. Sketching paper, pencils, and other supplies are available for participants to borrow.

When: Now to Friday, March 29, 2019
Time: 12 to 1 pm
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Tales for Tails: Story Time with Ashley Spires

What: Join Delta Community Animal Shelter and illustrator Ashley Spires for a #TalesForTails storytime session and shelter tour. Ashley Spires will be reading her story “The Most Magnificent Thing,” which is being made into an animated film. There will be an opportunity to chat with her about her books, her imaginative characters like Binky The Space Cat and what it’s like to be a dedicated DCAS kitten foster mama. After story time, there will be a quick tour of the shelter to show how DCAS make a difference for homeless animals in the community.

When: Monday, March 25, 2019
Time: 11 am
Where: Delta Community Animal Shelter – 7505 Hopcott Road, Delta
Register: call 604-940-7111 or email [email protected]

Italian Movie Night

What: Join Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre for a monthly appointment with the Italian Cinema, in Italian. The movie will be followed by a discussion to present the students of the Italian language the opportunity to practice. The admission is free for ICC members.

When: Monday, March 25 and Monday, April 29, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where:  Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre – 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver
More Info: Online

Tuesday, March 26

Vancouver Canucks vs Anaheim Ducks

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Vancouver Canucks / Twitter

What: The Vancouver Canucks hit the ice against the Anaheim Ducks at Rogers Arena.

When: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Spring Break Drop-In: Farm Life

What: Not sure what to do for Spring Break? Bring the kids back in time. Drop in for activities at Heritage Stewart Farm on Tuesday to Thursday from 12 to 3 pm. Show the kids how people lived in Surrey in the year 1900. Themes will include spring cleaning, activities in the kitchen and old school fun. Pack snacks and boots and remember to charge up your phone to take lots of pictures.

When: March 26 to 28, 2019
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: Historic Stewart Farm – 13723 Crescent Rd, Surrey
Admission: Free

Road 13 Winemakers Dinner at Provence Marinaside

What: This dinner features Road 13 Sparkling Chenin Blanc with Smoked Salmon Blinis and Read Island Oysters to start, followed by a sit down four-course dinner with pairings kicking off at 7 pm.

When: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm to 10 pm
Where: Provence Marinaside – 1177 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver
Price: $150; buy online

Spring Break Mystery in the Museum

What: Explore the historic cannery and find clues to solve the mystery of the missing fortune, ‘stolen’ from inside the safe of the Plant Manager’s Office, and set during the Great Depression in 1930. Offered throughout Spring Break from March 18 to 29, this activity is best suited for children 7 to 10 years old, and will be available on a drop-in basis.  One detective kit will be provided per paid Adult or Senior admission, for families or friends to share.

When: Now to March 29, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Gulf Of Georgia Cannery – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
Admission: Adults $11.70, Seniors (65+) $10.05. Youth 17 and under are free of admission at all Parks Canada sites; all youth who enter must be accompanied by an adult.

Urban Grind 2019 at Harbour Centre

What: The 633-step climb takes place at Vancouver’s Harbour Centre and takes climbers to the tower’s iconic Lookout observation deck. There’s a $5 entry fee to participate as many times as you wish during the day and upon reaching the top, participants receive a free beer and a $5 voucher for the Harbour Centre’s food court.

Dates: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Times: Anytime between 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
Location: Harbour Centre (access through lobby at 555 West Hastings Street, Vancouver)
Cost: $5

Vancouver Career Fair

What: Landsea Tours & Adventures, an award-winning sightseeing and excursion company that offers tours around Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, the Sea to Sky corridor, and Vancouver’s North Shore, is holding a career fair. With outdoor-based positions like mobile guest relationsdriver tour guides, and step-on guides, their full-time jobs give you a unique chance to experience some of BC’s most beautiful scenery.

When: March 26 to 28, 2019
Time: 11 am to 7 pm
Where: Landsea Tours & Adventures head office — 14291 Burrows Road (Richmond)
Admission: Free

Kodak Black: Dying To Live Tour 2019

Image: Kodak Black, Facebook

What: American rapper-songwriter Kodak Black is set to perform live in Vancouver as part of his Dying To Live Tour this March. Establishing his place as one of the hottest new hip-hop artists in the game, Kodak Black gained popularity when Drake posted his song “Skrt” on Instagram, and once again when Cardi B referenced his track “No Flockin” on her 2017 hit “Bodak Yellow.” Kodak Black will be joined by special guests Calboy and Sniper Gang, in a live show that diehard hip-hop fans will not want to miss out on.

When: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: PNE Forum — 2901 E Hastings Street
Price: Tickets available via Ticketleader — Starting at $49.50

Wednesday, March 27

Merideth Kaye Clark Performs Joni Mitchell’s BLUE Album

What: Merideth Kaye Clark performs Joni Mitchell’s iconic BLUE album from beginning to end. With Merideth playing guitar and dulcimer, and accompanied by Mont Chris Hubbard, this performance will transport you to the first time you heard the album giving you the unique opportunity to experience it live. Raine Hamilton opens the evening.

When: March 27, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Studio Theatre at Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Tickets: Online

Spring Break at the Space Centre

Space Centre

Daniel Chai / Daily Hive

What: Do you have a young space enthusiast in the family? Join the Space Centre over Spring Break for some special activities and programming focused on “Exploring the Sun” and “Exploring the Moon.” These family-friendly activities will run daily throughout Spring Break. They will also be premiering the film “The Sun: Our Living Star” in the planetarium star theatre.

When: Now to Sunday, March 31, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
Admission: Online

Pull Festival: Vancouver’s 10-minute Play Festival

What: The Pull Festival is an annual play Festival featuring a repertoire of six 10-minute plays. Pull seeks out original, un-produced plays from Vancouver-based playwrights to develop, dramaturge, and support the premiere of these new works.

When: Wednesday, March 27 to Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: 8 pm (3 pm matinee on Saturday)
Where: Havana Theatre – 1214 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $25

Wednesday Wanderings: Amazing Amphibians

What: Meander through forests, marshes and tidal flats on beautiful trails that link us to these protected spaces. Enjoy naturalist-led walks that inspire you to get to know your wild neighbours. Often overlooked, these shy residents are important indicators of ecosystem health. Come listen to their spring chorus and search for egg masses. Ages 19+,  registration required.

When: March 27, 2019
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Derby Reach Regional Park – 21801 Allard Crescent, Langley
Price: $3 per person, per session

Spring Break at Lonsdale Quay Market

The exterior of Lonsdale Quay Market.
(Quay Property Management)

What: Stop by Lonsdale Quay Market between 10 am to 3 pm and play board games with a view. They have a wide range of games including Jenga, Monopoly Deal, Twister, Uno, Checkers and more. These will be available at the Visitor’s Center located on the Market Level to sign out.

When: Now to Friday, March 29, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Lonsdale Quay Market – 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Admission: Free

10 Gates Dancing – Trust

What: The West Coast premiere of Trust is a thought-provoking duet created and performed by choreographer Tedd Robinson and composer Charles Quevillon. This new contemporary work examines the dynamic interchange of building, maintaining, and testing trust between partners. Audiences are invited to enter into a playful exercise through the interplay of dance artists, examining more about their own beliefs in the world, and reflecting on exactly who they trust. Part of Vancouver International Dance Festival.

When: Wednesday, March 27 to Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

You Otter See Beavers!

What: Wander into the domain of the otters and beavers of Stanley Park. Set out on a guided evening stroll and discover the habitat and behaviour of these semiaquatic mammals. Catch a beaver tail slap or glimpse an otter in the twilight. Bring your flashlights and meet at the Stanley Park Dining Pavilion. For ages 7+.

When: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: The Cultch – 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $5-$10 plus fees

Thursday, March 28

Trees, Please! Spring Tour

What: Bring your family outside to enjoy some fresh air and discover the beauty of UBC Botanical Garden. Enjoy a guided walk with a Garden Guide through the Asian Garden and BC Rainforest Garden. Guests will learn about the collection of plants, biodiversity and the forest biome, and the native trees and plants which make up the forests.

When: Thursday, March 28, 2019
Time: 11 am to 12 pm
Where: UBC Botanical Garden – 6804 Southwest Marine Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $8-$12

Spring Break at the Carousel

Carousel/Burnaby Village Museum

What:Burnaby Village Museum is throwing open the gates for 12 days of Spring Break family fun. Stroll the streets of a 1920s village and visit businesses and homes. Take in demonstrations, ride the carousel, play games and activities, learn about Indigenous culture, and chat with costumed towns-folk. Browse the Carousel Gift Shop and enjoy a treat or lunch at the Ice Cream Parlour.

When: Now to March 29, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel – 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Free. Carousel Rides $2.65 each

Ken Ludwig’s The Three Musketeers

What: Emerald Pig presents the timeless, swashbuckling tale of heroism, treachery, romance, and above all, honour. Join D’Artagnan and his fearless sister, Sabine, along with Athos, Porthos and Aramis, as they battle the evil Cardinal Richelieu and the most dangerous woman in France, Milady DeWinter, to defend the honour of the Queen.

When: March 28 to 30, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm, matinees on March 23 and 30 at 2 pm
Where: Inlet Theatre – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Tickets: Online, $15-$20

Vancouver Canucks vs Los Angeles Kings

What: The Vancouver Canucks face off with the Los Angeles Kings at Rogers Arena.

When: Thursday, March 28, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Quinn XCII

What: Detroit-based Quinn XCII performs live in concert at Commodore Ballroom with with special guests Ashe and Christian French.

When: Thursday, March 28, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Cask Wars at The Portside Pub

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What: Breweries from all over BC compete to win a draft line on The Portside. The brewery that drains their cask first wins the line.

When: Thursday, March 28, 2019
Time: 7 pm, while supplies last
Where: The Portside Pub – 7 Alexander Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

The Orchard (After Chekhov)

What: It’s Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, but told through the lens of a Punjabi-Sikh family in the Okanagan Valley. With the bank calling and money low, will the Basrans be able to save their beloved orchard? Inspired by playwright Sarena Parmar’s own childhood,.

When: Thursday, March 28, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage – Arts Club – 2750 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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