10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, March 10

Mar 6 2019, 3:55 pm

Sunday Funday waits for no one! Here are 10 things to do in Vancouver today, March 10, including Vancouver’s biggest dig neet-up, Bacio Rosso, and more.

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

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Vancouver’s biggest dog meet-up

What: Vancouver’s biggest dog meet-up is returning to Trout Lake Park for another year. The event takes place on Sunday, March 10, and is hosted by Dogs of Vancity, so you can also expect plenty of cute photos for the scrapbook (or the Instagram). Those who don’t have pets are also more than welcome to pay a visit and meet some new friends.

When: Sunday, March 10, 2019
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: Trout Lake Park – 2100 E 13th Avenue, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Port Moody Film Society 19th Annual Canadian Film Festival

What: Port Moody Film Society presents a selection of the best recent Canadian features and documentaries as well as outstanding short subjects by local filmmakers.

When: Now to March 10, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Inlet Theatre – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Tickets: Membership $5 a year. Member admission $5 per film. Festival admission $7 per film.

Blossom at Metropolis

What: Metropolis at Metrotown’s Grand Court will become the site of Blossom at Metropolis, a one-of-a-kind art installation that includes more than 250,000 cherry blossoms. Mall-goers are encouraged to pass by and get an early glimpse of some gorgeous white and pink petals, all created by interactive arts company Hfour.

In addition to more than a quarter-million cherry blossoms, the exhibit will feature dozens of mirror spheres (the largest being four metres in size) that’ll create the illusion of infinite blooms.A series of floral art and Japanese culture workshops will also be held every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, while the exhibit is in place. And of course, what installation would be complete without a selfie zone?

When: Now to Saturday, March 31, 2019
Time: Open daily during regular mall hours
Where: Metropolis at Metrotown – 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
Admission: Free of charge

Bacio Rosso: Gourmet Cabaret Cirque 2018

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What: A one-of-a-kind gourmet cabaret cirque production that puts fine dining, comedy, and circus under a giant enclosed tent. Bacio Rosso is a three-hour performance that features artists from around the world, including magicians, jugglers, trapeze artists, contortionists, clowns, singers, and comedians. All the while, spectators will feast on a delicious four-course gourmet meal curated by La Quercia’s Adam Pegg, an award-winning Vancouver chef who specializes in Italian cuisine.

When: Now to March 10, 2019
Time: Friday and Saturday at 7 pm, Sunday at 8 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver
Price: $119 to $219. Online

Children of God

What: Children of God is a musical about an Oji-Cree family whose children were taken away to a residential school in Northern Ontario. The story of Rita, a mother who was never let past the school’s gate, and her kids, Tom and Julia, who never knew she came, pushes toward redemption. Written by Oji-Cree theatre maker Corey Payette.

When: Now to Sunday, March 10, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: York Theatre – 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $75

The Vancouver International Women in Film Festival

What: The 14th annual Vancouver International Women in Film Festival celebrates the best of cinema created by women. VIWFF is screening 49 films from 19 different countries around the world including 18 local filmmakers. As well as film screenings, the festival offers a variety of ancillary programming including film panels, special guests, artist talks, workshops, pitch sessions, receptions, an awards gala and more.

When: Now to Sunday, March 10, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Vancity Theatre – 10181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The Girls Are Coming!

What: The Girls Are Coming!: A visual voyage of Bride Ship Tynemouth. As they once did off Vancouver Island a century and a half ago, sails appeared in Tracy McMenemy’s vision of an exhibition. Her research on the Bride Ship Tynemouth and the journey of its young passengers inspired her own journey. Her departure point was a single bride’s dress. Its symbolism drew her deeply into a story of human struggle between freedom and containment, courage and futility, hope and disappointment.

When: Now to Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm (open until 8 pm on Thursdays)
Where: Vancouver Maritime Museum – 1905 Ogden Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Eastside Flea

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What: Eastside Flea is a modern-day flea market that takes place bi-weekly in Vancouver, BC. Each event hosts over 50 local vendors selling diverse goods from handmade independent maker wares to vintage clothing, collectibles, plants, artisan eats and more. You’ll also find food trucks, live vinyl deejays, pinball, an outdoor courtyard, and more.

When: March 9 and 10, March 23 and 24, April 6 and 7, April 20 and 21, May 4 and 5, May 18 and 19, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Location: The Ellis Building – 1024 Main Street, Vancouver
Admission: $3

Growing Room: Funny Feminists

What: Growing Room presents an afternoon of witty poetry and prose featuring some of the most incisive and hilarious writers in the country – Ivan Coyote, Molly Cross-Blanchard, Jo Dworkshack, Eden Robinson, Hana Shafi, and Lindsay Wong. Hosted by Jocelyn Tennant.

When: Sunday, March 10, 2019
Time: 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Where:Red Gate Revue Stage – 1601 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The Original Bridal Swap 2019

What: Featuring a flea market with pre-loved decor, Etsy/Craft Sellers, consigned and sample sale wedding gowns, vendors and more.

When: Sunday, March 10, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Croatian Centre – 3250 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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