7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, March 11

Mar 10 2020, 3:30 pm

Warm up your Wednesday with these seven fun events happening in Vancouver today, March 11. Amanda Shires, Growing Room Festival, and more!

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

Amanda Shires

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What: Texas singer-songwriter and fiddle player Amanda Shires brings her Atmosphereless tour to Vancouver on March 11 with special guest L.A. Edwards.

When: March 11, 2020
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Rio Theatre — 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Festival Dionysia 2020

What: UBC Players Club presents Festival Dionysia, a yearly festival featuring six one-act plays written and performed by local artists, including talent from the university. This year’s theme is A Night of Love and Intrigue.

When: March 11 until March 15, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Dorothy Somerset Studios — 6361 University Boulevard, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

RBC JCC Sports Dinner

What: The 27th Annual RBC JCC Sports Dinner celebrates professional and local athletes and raises funds to provide scholarships and programs for members of the community who wouldn’t otherwise have access to services. The evening includes live and silent auctions, dinner, and networking opportunities. This year’s keynote speaker is Super Bowl Champion and MVP Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints. The Jack Diamond Sports Personality of the Year Award is Noah Cantor.

When: March 11, 2020
Time: 5:30 pm (cocktail reception) 6:30 pm (dinner)
Where: Hyatt Regency Vancouver — 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Growing Room Festival

What: Growing Room is Room Magazine’s annual literary and arts festival, which showcases a diverse lineup of Canadian writers and artists. This year’s festival includes panels, readings, workshops, and more around Vancouver.

When: March 11 until March 15, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Tickets: Online

Women & Queer Night at The Bike Kitchen

girl on a bicycle spring morning


What: Learn how to tune up your bike in a positive space for trans women, cis women, and queer and genderqueer folks in a relaxed environment led by female- and/or LGBTQ2I-identified mechanics and volunteers. All bicycle and mechanical skill levels are welcome, and pizza will be provided.

When: March 11, 2020
Time: 6:30 to 9 pm
Where: The Bike Kitchen — 1896 East Mall, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Vancouver International Dance Festival

What: The Vancouver International Dance Festival showcases acclaimed international and Vancouver artists, workshops, and interactive dance activities. The festival features ticketed shows at Vancouver Playhouse, Roundhouse Performance Centre, and KW Production Studio. The 2020 VIDF will also showcase free shows at the Roundhouse Exhibition Hall and Woodward’s Atrium, plus free photography exhibition and life-drawing sessions at the Roundhouse Exhibition Hall.

When: Various dates until March 28, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online, with many free events

An Evening with Botanist

What: This month Botanist will host a celebratory 10-course dinner from Botanist Executive Chef Hector Laguna to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Fairmont Pacific Rim. The feast will be a one-night-only experience, and optional wine pairings are available for $128 per person.

When: March 11, 2020
Time: 6:30 to 10:30 pm
Where: Botanist — 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver
Price: $268 per person; buy online