10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, March 2

Mar 1 2019, 12:08 am

The first weekend of March is in full swing! Here are 10 fun things to do in Vancouver on Saturday, March 2, including Vancouver Whitecaps, Little Big Town, and more!

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

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Vancouver Whitecaps vs Minnesota United

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC

What: Vancouver Whitecaps kick off the new season against the Minnesota United on March 2 at BC Place.

When: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 3 pm
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Little Big Town

What: Grammy-award winning foursome Little Big Town bring The Breakers Tour to Abbotsford with special guests Midland and Ashley McBryde.

When: March 2, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Abbotsford Centre – 33800 King Rd, Abbotsford
Tickets: Online

The Vancouver Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show / The BC Bike Show

What: Find your next adventure at BCs largest adventure show offering pre-season deals on the newest outdoor gear and amazing travel destinations. See kayak, scuba and stand up paddle boarding experts in the Whitewater Demo Pool or ignite your passion for biking, hiking, climbing, water or mountain sports at over 200 exhibits.

When: March 2 and March 3, 2019
Time: 10 am to 6 pm (Saturday), 10 am to 5 pm (Sunday)
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – East Building – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Come Try Ringette

What: The Surrey White Rock Ringette Association is hosting this free event that is open to all children, ages four and up, who want to try Ringette. The qualified instructor will introduce participants to this fun, on ice sport. Pre-registration is required. Skate and Helmets will be available. No skating experience is required.

When: March 2, 2019
Time: 9:45 to 11:15 am
Where: Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex Arena, 16555 Fraser Highway, Surrey
Register: Online, Free

Film Screening: Two Japanese American Documentaries


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What: A free screening of two inspiring documentaries about the Japanese American incarceration, its reverberations, and lessons for today: For The Sake Of The Children and And Then They Came For Us.

When: March 2, 2019
Time: First film at 1 pm, second film at 2:10 pm
Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre – 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
Tickets: Online, Free

New Westminster Innovation Week

What: The third Annual Innovation Week is a week of events, activities, learning opportunities, and more for people of all ages and backgrounds.  There will be an Innovation Forum -expanded to include a B2B Startup Tradeshow, the comprehensive Transportation Forum, child and youth programming, and a special marquee event in celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8.

When: Saturday, March 2 to Friday, March 8, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

Adad Hannah – The Decameron Retold

What: Adad Hannah’s, The Decameron Retold, is a newly commissioned artwork by the Richmond Art Gallery based on the 14th-century literary work, The Decameron, by Giovanni Boccaccio. The medieval collection of novellas is comprised of 100 tales told over 10 days by 10 young women and men sequestered in a villa outside of Florence to escape the Black Plague.

When: Now to April 20, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Richmond Cultural Centre – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
Admission: Free

Pacific Immigrant Resource Society: Non-Tech Social Hackathon

What: Pacific Immigrant Resource Society (PIRS), a non-profit organization, is hosting a social non-tech Hackathon to solve the problem of childcare for immigrant women and newcomer families. Namely, how to create a social enterprise model that provides childcare services that employ immigrant women and is profitable or financially sustainable. If you are a start-up entrepreneur, programming star, business person, accounting personnel, university student and/or creative, join in on the one-day event.

When: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 9 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Harbour Centre — 555 West Hastings Street
Tickets:Online , Free

L’Elisir D’Amore (The Elixir of Love)

What: Experience a story of Nemorino, a poor peasant who is in love with Adina, a beautiful, wealthy landowner, but Adina doesn’t know he exists. To add to his dilemma he has a rival; Sergeant Belcore, who is openly courting Adina. How to attract her attention? He needs a miracle. Just in time, along comes a travelling medicine man, Dr. Dulcamara, with his “Elixir of Love.”

When: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online, $15-$36

18th Annual Talking Stick Festival

What: The Talking Stick Festival began as a way to showcase and celebrate Indigenous art and performance to a wider audience. The unique and exciting event has grown into a full two-week festival held annually in February at locations across Vancouver. Now attracting over 18,000 attendees each year and still growing, Talking Stick is noted as being the premier, multi-disciplinary Indigenous arts festival in North America.

When: Now to Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
More Info: Online

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