What: Thousands of fans from Canada, South Africa, England, France, Fiji, Kenya, Samoa, Australia, New Zealand, and more will be flocking into Vancouver to cheer on their team during the World Rugby showdown. The Sevens’ visit to Vancouver is the only Canadian stop on the 10-city World Rugby Sevens Series tour. Throughout the two days, you’ll get to eat, drink, party, and watch the exciting, fast-paced action of the rugby games (all while dressed in an outrageous costume or animal onesie).
When: Saturday, March 10 to Sunday, March 11, 2018
What: New York City-based comedian and actor Todd Barry is widely recognized for his roles as the bongo-playing “Third Conchord” on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords and Mickey Rourke’s deli boss in 2009 Oscar winner, The Wrestler. He also boasts multiple stand-up appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, two Comedy Central Presents specials, and his latest one-hour Comedy Central special Super Crazy.
When: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time: 7 and 9 pm
Where: The Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward St, Vancouver
What: A winner of a Grammy and four Latin Grammys, Lila Downs is adored for her powerful vocals and fierce theatricality. As an artist with proud indigenous roots and a profound social conscience, her latest album, Salon Lágrimas y Deseos, focuses on feminism, political activism, and the celebration of Latin American women.
What: The Eastside Flea is a modern-day flea market that occurs every weekend in Vancouver. Each event hosts over 50 local vendors selling diverse goods from handmade craftsmen items to vintage clothing, antiques and collectibles, plants, artisan eats and more. You’ll also find food trucks, deejays, pinball machines, a pool table, outdoor courtyard, and other fun things to check out.
When: Saturday, March 10 to Sunday, March 11 and Saturday, March 23 to Sunday, March 25 , 2018
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: The Ellis Building – 1024 Main Street, Vancouver
Admission: $3 for a single day, or $5 for all weekend
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Daniel Chai is a writer and actor based in Vancouver, BC.