7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, March 5

Mar 4 2020, 3:30 pm

Looking for some fun ideas on how to spend your day? We’re here to help with these seven fun things to do on Thursday, March 5 in Vancouver. Rock out with The Strokes, laugh with Leonard Ouzts, and more.

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

The Strokes

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What: Iconic American Indie rock band The Strokes catapulted to fame in 2001 with the critically-acclaimed debut album, This Is It — ranked eighth on Rolling Stone’s “100 Best Debut Albums of All Time” and fourth on NME’s “Top 500 Albums of All Time.” The same members who formed the band in 1998 are still playing today: singer Julian Casablancas, guitarists Nick Valensi and Albert Hammond Jr, bassist Nikolai Fraiture, and drummer Fabrizio Moretti.

Their latest release The New Abnormal is The Strokes’ first full album since Comedown Machine in 2013.

When: March 5, 2020
Time:  Doors at 6:30 pm. show at 7:30 pm
Where: Rogers Arena — 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Starting at $59.50 — Tickets available via Ticketmaster

Leonard Ouzts

What: Leonard Ouzt was named a New Face at the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival and has performed stand-up on TBS’ Conan, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central. He performs at House of Comedy BC from March 5 to March 8.

When: March 5 until March 8, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: House of Comedy BC — 530 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Tickets: Online

Thursday Artist Talk: Ron Long, “The Art, Technique, and Challenge of Nature Photography” Part 2

What: Ron Long was a professional photographer at SFU for 36 years, with most of those years photographing exclusively for the Bio-Sciences Department. In his retirement, Ron has travelled to many nature hot spots around the globe, including recent visits to southern Africa, South America, Australia, and across North America. Ron will share photos from his extensive portfolio and share photography techniques that anyone can use.

When: March 5, 2020
Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

The Glorious Sons

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What: Kingston rockers and JUNO Award winners The Glorious Sons bring A War On Everything Tour to PNE Forum on March 5.

When: March 5, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: PNE Forum — 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Instant Oats with Gia Gunn

What: Sleepy Queers Productions presents Instant Oats with RuPaul’s drag star Gia Gunn. Gunn was one of the first to compete on RuPaul’s Drag Race as a transgender woman, and is a trans activist, model and performer. Instant Oats is a fundraiser for Now That I Found You: a queer musical being produced for the 2020 Vancouver Fringe Festiva, and features a lineup of East Van drag artists. Hosted by Dust.

When: March 5, 2020
Time: 7 to 11:30 pm
Where: Fox Cabaret — 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Reuben And The Dark

What: Calgary indie folk band Reuben And The Dark are on tour in support of their latest album, un | love. Featuring special guest FAUX PRIX.

When: March 5, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Imperial — 319 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

An Ocean of Peace: 100 Years of Sikhs in New Westminster

What: “An Ocean of Peace: 100 Years of Sikhs in New Westminster” explores and celebrates the Sikh community of New Westminster and its relationship to the Sukh Sagar Gurdwara — the spiritual, political, and social centre of the community. The exhibition was curated by Paneet Singh and Naveen Girn in partnership with the Khalsa Diwan Society New Westminster and runs until May 31, 2020, at the New Westminster Museum and Archives.

When: Now until May 31, 2020.
Time: 10 am to 5 pm with extended hours on Thursdays to 8 pm
Where: The New Westminster Museum and Archives — 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Admission: By donation