10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, March 9

Mar 6 2019, 3:53 pm

Canada Sevens, Vancouver International Dance Festival, and more. Get your Saturday going with these 10 fun events in Vancouver today, Saturday, March 9!

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

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HSBC Canada Sevens 2019

What: The Canada Sevens will be taking over BC Place Stadium for two days of rugby action, for the only Canadian stop on the World Rugby Sevens Series tour. Spend the two days eating, drinking, partying, and watching the exhilarating, fast-paced action of the rugby games — with over 40,000 of your closest friends from around the world. Outrageous costumes are highly encouraged.

When: Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10, 2019
Where: BC Place Stadium – 777 Pacific Boulevard
Price: Single-day tickets $70 | Full weekend tournament pass $109 — Tickets available via Canada Sevens.com

Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival


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What: Showcasing over 45 craft breweries and a new eats format with beer-friendly snacks. Choose either the matinee 12:30 to 3 pm or evening 7 to 9:30 pm tasting.

When: March 9, 2019
Time: 12:30 to 3 pm or 7 to 9:30 pm
Where: Westwood Plateau GC – 3251 Plateau Blvd, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online, ticket includes entry, beer samples, and snacks.

KidSport’s Massive Used Equipment Sale

What: A huge variety of high-quality used sporting goods at incredible prices. Everything from bikes and hockey gear to fitness equipment and wetsuits and everything in between. All proceeds go to subsidize registration fees for kids from lower income families. Save money and help the community at the same time. No tax, cash and credit cards accepted.

When: March 9, 2018
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Where: Riverside Secondary School – 2215 Reeve St, Port Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Heritage Social

What: As a treasured local heritage farmstead, Historic Stewart Farm offers unique volunteer options for all ages both indoor and out. Tour the site, chat with current volunteers and see if there is a fit for you. No pressure to sign up.

When: March 9 and March 14, 2019
Time: 12 to 3:30 pm (Saturday), 6 to 8:30 pm (Thursday)
Where: Historic Stewart Farm – 13723 Crescent Rd, Surrey
Admission: Free

Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts

What: In celebration of the 30th anniversary of their debut, self-titled album, Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts return to the Commodore Ballroom on Saturday, March 9. The Juno Award-winning band, whose present-day lineup features Bentall and Legendary Hearts Mike Crozier, Jack Guppy, Colin Nairne, and Dave Reimer, released the platinum-selling album in June 1988.

When: March 9, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver International Dance Festival

What: The Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) is a three-week-long festival with internationally revered artists and lauded Vancouver performers, workshops, and interactive dance activities. The 2019 VIDF will showcase Canadian premieres from Japan’s Dairakudakan, three world premieres from Vancouver’s Vision Impure, Olivia C. Davies, and Leslie Telford, free performances by V’ni Dansi and Harbour Dance ITP & Platform, and more.

When: Now to Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

LaSalle College Vancouver: Open House

LaSalle College Vancouver

What: If you’d like to find out how you can get a creative education at LaSalle College Vancouver — the college is hosting an Open House where you can attend FREE hands-on creative workshops. You will also have the chance to find out what it’s like to be a student at LaSalle College Vancouver and see the school up close, including the cutting-edge tools and technologies that the students use every day.

When: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 9:30 am till 12:30 pm
Where: LaSalle College Vancouver — 2665 Renfrew Street
Price: FREE

Nature Work Parties

What: Get your hands dirty removing invasive plants with friends and family and join others in caring for Surrey’s unique urban forest. Everyone is welcome to participate — no experience is required. Tools, training, and light refreshments are provided. These events are drop-in, rain or shine (events may be cancelled in high winds or extreme weather conditions). Stay comfortable by wearing appropriate clothing for winter activities.

When: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Hazelnut Meadows Community Park – 14069 68 Ave, Surrey
Price: Free

The Dirty Betty Show! – Womyn’s Day Edition

What: Celebrate Womyn’s Day in style with The Dirty Betty Show at Fox Cabaret. Featuring stand-up, improv, dance and drag performers, and everyone is welcome for the fun night out. Hosted by Claire Marie.

When: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

ShowOff – Live Painting Event and Fundraiser

What: A night of art and entertainment where four artists – Sue Cowan, Andrew McDermott, Kerry Vaughn Erickson, and  Jeff Wilson – come together to create one-of-a-kind pieces right before your eyes. Working from the same reference source under a time restriction, these artists will each create something unique, flavoured with their own style. At the end of the night, the finished pieces will be put to silent auction with the proceeds split between the participating artists and the Federation of Canadian Artists.

When: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: 1241 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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