7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, March 12

Mar 6 2018, 11:34 pm

The week has just begun, and so has the fun around Vancouver! Here is our checklist of seven things to do today, March 12. Be sure to check out the Vancouver International Dance Festival, Authors Among Us, and more.

And for more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.

Vancouver International Dance Festival

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  • What: One of Vancouver’s biggest dance festivals is back, offering up everything beautiful about the genre of contemporary dance. Running over most of March at various locations across the city, VIDF is a meeting of local and international talent in some of the hottest arts shows around. Possibly the most anticipated performance is from New York-based Shen Wei Dance Arts, presenting two pieces set to Tibetan Buddhist chanting and Stravinsky.
  • When: On now to Saturday, March 24, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Various Locations in Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Fred Cheng

  • What: Frederick “Fred” Cheng is a Canadian-born Hong Kong actor and singer. He has starred in numerous Hong Kong series including Shine On You, Love Bond, The Charm Beneath, and Forensic Heroes. In 2013 he competed in the Hong Kong singing competition, The Voice of the Stars, winning first place and releasing his first single, “Nobody”.
  • When: Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: River Rock Casino Resort – 8811 River Road, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $48

Ukulele for The Complete Beginner

  • What: Tom Saunders leads a ukulele workshop at Tapestry Music. Start playing your first song by the end of the night.
  • When: Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Tapestry Music White Rock – 1335 Johnston Road, White Rock
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Forget About Tomorrow

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  • What: A personal tale based on Spirit of the West, John Mann’s Alzheimer diagnosis, Forget About Tomorrow is about a family’s experience with the early-onset stage of the disease. John Mann himself contributed to the play through the last two songs he ever wrote. Questions about loyalty, sacrifice, and purpose are centre stage in this dramatic comedy.
  • When: Now to Sunday, March 25, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: BMO Theatre Centre – 162 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Arts Club; $29-$49+

Why Don’t We

  • What: Why Don’t We is a musical performance by singer-songwriters Daniel Seavey, Zach Herron, Corbyn Besson, Jonah Marais, and Jack Avery. Check them out at the Vogue on The Invitation tour.
  • When: Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $32.25

Fairmont Pacific Northwest Career Fair

  • What: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront, Fairmont Pacific Rim and Fairmont Vancouver Airport is hosting their first career fair of 2018, recruiting for multiple positions, across all departments of each hotel. Find a career with a company that is consistently ranked as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.
  • When: Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Time: 8 am to 1 pm
  • Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 West Georgia Street
  • Admission: Free

Authors Among Us

  • What: Mingle with local writers and learn about their creative process and publication experience. Authors featured are Taslim Burkowicz (Chocolate Cherry Chai), Jennifer Honeybourn (Wesley James Ruined my Life), and Simon Choa-Johnston (The House of Wives).
  • When: Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Ocean Park Library – 12854 17 Ave, Surrey
  • Admission: Free. Registration is required by calling 604-502-6449
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