10 things to do in Vancouver: Saturday, March 10

Mar 6 2018, 8:11 pm

Looking for something fun to do today? Check out our list of 10 great events happening in Vancouver on March 10. HSBC Canada Sevens 2018, Lila Downs, and more.

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

HSBC Canada Sevens 2018 

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  • 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
  • Time: 8:30 am to 7:30 pm
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Boulevard
  • Tickets: Single-day tickets $65 | Full weekend tournament pass $99  – Tickets available via Canada Sevens.com

Todd Barry – 30th Anniversary Crowd Work Tour 

  • 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
  • Tickets: Online, $22.50

Chef Vij Culinary Arts Workshop

  • What: Budding chefs ages 15 to 18 have an opportunity to explore the culinary arts and restaurant management with Vikram Vij at his My Shanti restaurant, in South Surrey.
  • When: Saturday, March 10, Saturday, Apr 28, and Saturday, May 26, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 12:30 pm
  • Where: My Shanti – 15869 Croydon Dr., Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $125

Exotic Reptile Show

  • What: Meet snakes, lizards and geckos at this show presented by the West Coast Society for the Protection and Conservation of Reptiles.
  • When: Saturday, March 10 to Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • Times: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Richmond Nature Park – 11851 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
  • Admission: By donation

Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival

  • What: Enjoy brews from 40 BC breweries, along with local fare from 8-10 restaurants and caterers, at this festival of all things beer.
  • When: Now to Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Westwood Plateau Golf Club – 3251 Plateau Boulevard, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online, $49

Persian New Year Family Craft Program

  • What: Coquitlam Public Library celebrates Persian New Year with fun handicrafts for the whole family. Enjoy a light snack and learn more about the Persian culture and customs.
  • When: 
  • Time: 2 to 3:30 pm
  • Where: City Centre Branch, Rooms 136 and 137 – 1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

The Rockin’ Roots Ceilidh

  • What: The fundraiser for Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society features live music, drinks, a jive dance competition, and more.
  • When: Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 11 pm
  • Where: Valley View Funeral Home – 14644 72nd Avenue, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $15

Lila Downs

  • 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.
  • When: Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Chan Centre – 6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $46-$94

Music from the Celtic Isles

  • What: Join harpist Rebecca Blair with flutist/singer Michelle Carlisle, and fiddler Rosie Carver for a musical journey through Celtic lands and stories.
  • When: 
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Place des Arts – 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online, $16-$21

Eastside Flea

The Eastside Flea Market (Eastside Flea Market / Facebook)

  • 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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