7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, March 8

Mar 2 2018, 5:45 pm

One more day to Friday! From International Women’s Day to Lorde, here is our list of seven events to check out in Vancouver today, Thursday, March 8.

And for more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.

International Women’s Day Banquet: Pave Your Path

International Women’s Day Banquet

  • What: The two-hour event is set to feature a variety of activities, talks from keynote speakers, a panel of women from diverse professions, a silent auction, appetizers, photos, and more in the stunning West Georgia Street high-rise. YWiB is collaborating with some of the best UBC female clubs, including Equal Voice, Women in Science, Her Campus, and SisuGirls to make this event the largest and most interactive International Women’s Day event in Vancouver and UBC alone.
  • When: Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 8 pm
  • Where: TELUS Garden – 510 West Georgia Street
  • Price: Starting at $15 – Available via MyShowPass

Influential Women in Business

  • What: Business in Vancouver recognizes BC’s most outstanding business women in private or public sector companies. Honourees have risen through the ranks to become senior executives or entrepreneurs. Through corporate board placements they help influence and shape policy at some of Canada’s largest companies.
  • When: Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Time: 11:30 am to 2 pm
  • Where: The Fairmont Waterfront – 900 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $125-$155

Sparks! Book Launch!

  • What: Join author Ian Boothby, artist Nina Matsumoto and colourist David Dedrick for the launch of Scholastic’s new graphic novel, Sparks! Best known for their Eisner Award winning work on The Simpsons comic, Ian and Nina will be talking about their new book as well as directing people towards snacks.
  • When: Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: kidsbooks – 2557 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

International Women’s Day at Vancouver TheatreSports

  • What: Vancouver TheatreSports is celebrating International Women’s Day with all female casts for the evening’s performances. Furthermore, the 9:15 pm #NoFilter show will be free for all those who identify as women. Tickets will be available in person at the box office on March 8 starting at 6 pm, based on availability. Seats cannot be reserved in advance, and are available on a first-come basis at the door.
  • When: Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 and 9:15 pm
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online




  • What: The Grammy award-winning star is touring in support of her second album Melodrama, which has produced four singles so far including the lead “Green Light” and follow-up singles “Liability,” “Sober,” and “Perfect Places.”
  • When: Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Time: Doors 6 pm, Show 7 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Via Live Nation, $46.50-$126.50

Port Moody Film Festival

  • What: The 18th annual Port Moody Film Festival celebrates Canadian Film with feature-length films, shorts, and more.
  • When: Thursday March 8 to Sunday March 11, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
  • Tickets: Online


  • What: Grammy Award winner, Nelly performs all his big hits on the All Work, No Play Canadian Tour. Featuring special guest Terell Safadi, guest Seth Whittaker, and more.
  • When: Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Harbour Event Centre – 750 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $40-$100
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