9 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, March 1

Feb 28 2020, 5:00 am

Welcome to March, everyone! Start the new month with Dear Evan Hansen, Vancouver International Wine Festival, and more.

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

Vancouver’s Biggest Dog Meet-Up

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Dogs Running (HQuality / Shutterstock)

What: Vancouver’s biggest dog meet-up is returning to Trout Lake Park for another year, and more than 1,300 people have already expressed interest in attending. The event takes place on Sunday, March 1, and is hosted by Dogs of Vancity.

Any dog owners with a furry friend that loves to play well with others are invited to join in the festivities and meet hundreds of other canines. Those who don’t have pets are also more than welcome to pay a visit and meet some new friends.

When: March 1, 2020
Time: 12 to 4 pm
Where: Trout Lake Park — 2100 E 13th Avenue, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Kim’s Convenience

What: Mr. Kim is proud of his store, Kim’s Convenience. After thirty years of selling lottery tickets, catching petty thieves, and reporting illegally parked cars, he tries to convince his artist daughter, Janet, to take over the store. The play by Ins Choi that inspired the hit TV sitcom. An Arts Club Theatre Company production based on the 2018 Pacific Theatre production.

When: March 1, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre — 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Tickets: Online

Skate Plaza at The Shipyards

What: The Shipyards’ large, covered outdoor plaza has been converted into a free ice rink for the season. The rink will be open to skating seven days a week from 12 to 7 pm.

The skateable surface is approximately 20,000 sq. ft., including the floor area of the 12,000-sq-ft plaza and the adjacent 8,000-sq-ft summertime water spray area, both of which are covered by a retractable roof. Skaters can either bring their own skates or rent a pair of skates on-site for $7, although quantities are limited. Helmets and skating aids are free.

When: March 1, 2020
Time: 12 to 7 pm
Where: The Shipyards Commons, North Vancouver
Admission: Free, skate rentals are available at a cost of $7 (quantities are limited)

Galleria Photography Exhibition: Visibility by Ya-Wei Lin

What: Visibility documents Ya-Wei Lin’s daily observation of the urban landscape. The ongoing series of observational photographic images reflect on and ponder the meaning of the word “visibility” in the broadest sense. The exhibition, in the works since 2016, showcases 11 images taken in the greater Vancouver area.

When: Now until March 2, 2020
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Richmond City Hall — 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond,
Admission: Free

Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020

What: Canada’s premier food and wine festival, the Vancouver International Wine Festival, will take place until March 1, 2020, and it will feature 164 wineries from 15 countries. Known as “one of the biggest and oldest wine events in the world,” the festival will feature a plethora of French wineries (43 of them) this year, the showcase region for 2020. As always, HQ for the wine fest will be the Vancouver Convention Centre, but more than 25 other restaurants and venues around the city will host winery dinners, lunches, and seminars.

When: March 1, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Venues around Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Dear Evan Hansen

Stephen Christopher Anthony as Evan Hansen and the North American touring company of Dear Evan Hansen. Photo Matthew Murphy

What: Dear Evan Hansen, the story of a teenage boy who gets wrapped up in a tragic event by happenstance, is playing in Vancouver this February, as part of the Broadway Across Canada 2019/20 Season. Dear Evan Hansen picked up six Tony awards in 2017, including Best Musical, as well as a 2018 Grammy Award.

When: March 1, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre — 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Forget Me Not

What: Forget Me Not by Ronnie Burkett features 100 audience members each holding a unique puppet. The show is set in “The New Now,” a time when written language is suppressed and forgotten, and hand-drawn love letters are a powerful act of defiance. Presented by The Cultch.

When: March 1, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Secret Location
Tickets: Online

Coastal Dance Festival

What: The Dancers of Damelahamid present the annual Coastal Dance Festival at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster. Audiences will be treated to a selection of ancestral and innovative performances from British Columbia, the Yukon, Alaska, Washington state, as well as national and international guest artists

When: March 1, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Anvil Centre – 777 Columbia Street, New Westminister
Tickets: Online

Le NoShow Vancouver

What: Théâtre la Seizième presents Le NoShow Vancouver, an interactive experience with a cast of seven performers where the idea of the cost of theatre does battle with the idea of its value as art. In French with English subtitles.

When: March 1, 2020
Time: 2 pm
Where: Performance Works — 1218 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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