7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, March 3

Mar 2 2020, 3:30 pm

Want to work up a sweat or be amazed by magic? Further your education or sing along to the hits? Check out these seven great events in Vancouver today, March 3.

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

Urban Grind 2020 at Harbour Centre

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What: Vancouver’s annual Urban Grind is returning to the city for 2020. The 633-step climb takes place at Vancouver’s Harbour Centre and takes climbers to the tower’s iconic Lookout observation deck at the top of the building, 28 storeys high.

There’s a $5 entry fee to participate as many times as you wish during the day, and upon reaching the top, participants receive a free beer and a $5 voucher for the Harbour Centre’s food court. On March 31, a timing chip will be available for people who want to race to the top. The climb will also have a by-donation coat check. All proceeds from the coat check will benefit The Kettle Society, a local mental health charity.

When: Every Tuesday in March — March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2020
Times: Anytime between 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Where: Harbour Centre – access through the lobby at 555 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Cost: $5

Study and Go Abroad Fair

What: The Study and Go Abroad Fair is a free event for students looking for undergraduate or postgraduate options at home or abroad. The expo offers an opportunity to meet directly with universities from around the world, and to learn about scholarships, admission requirements, and program options. Also featured is a Travel Zone with work abroad, volunteering, internships, and language travel programs.

When: March 3, 2020
Time: Feature Seminar starts at 1 pm. Expo hours from 2 to 6 pm
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building
Admission: Free, visitors can pre-register online or sign up on the day

Healthy Kids Fair

What: Healthy Kids Fair features free activities for parents and preschoolers up to five years old. Attendees can meet community health professionals specializing in preschool services while playing and learning how to keep children healthy and active. Children need to be accompanied by an adult, and all adults need to be accompanied by a child.

When: March 3, 2020
Time: 9:30 to 11:30 am
Where: Cameron Recreation Complex — 9523 Cameron Street, Burnaby
Admission: Free

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

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What: Quatro Entertainment brings The Simon & Garfunkel Story to Chan Centre on March 3. The tribute concert features a full live band performing all the duo’s hits along with giant projection photos and original film footage. Simon & Garfunkel won 10 Grammys and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.

When: March 3, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Chan Shun Concert Hall – 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Inheritance: a choose-your-adventure experience

What: Touchstone Theatre and Alley Theatre present Inheritance: a choose-your-adventure experience. Abbey and Noah are on a trip to visit her father. They arrive to find him missing and a local Indigenous man, Frank, staying there instead. The play will be halted at key moments, with different plot paths shown on screen. The audience chooses with electronic voting devices what happens next.

When: March 3 until March 15, 2020 (no show Monday)
Time: 7:30 pm (Tuesdays to Saturday), 2 pm (Saturdays and Sunday)
Where: The Annex Theatre — 823 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver International Women in Film Festival

What: The 15th annual Vancouver International Women in Film Festival celebrates the best of cinema created by women. As well as film screenings, the festival offers a variety of events including panels, artist talks, workshops, pitch sessions, an awards gala, and more.

When: March 3 until March 8, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Vancity Theatre – 10181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Celtic Illusion

What: Celtic Illusion is a combination of modern Irish dance and spellbinding magic. Led by Anthony Street, director, producer, choreographer, and lead dancer. Celtic Illusion has performed to sold out audiences since its debut in 2011.

When: March 3, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Orpheum Theatre — 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online