7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, March 13

Mar 7 2019, 5:00 am

Welcome back, Wednesday! Check out these seven fun events happening in Vancouver today, March 13. East Side Beer Fest, Baja Dog Project Fundraiser, and more.

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

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East Side Beer Fest 2019

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What: Liberty Merchant Company presents the 7th Annual East Side Beer Fest tasting event. The evening will feature craft beers from BC and around the world, along with a silent auction and door prize.

When: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Wise Hall & Lounge – 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver
Price: $29.99 plus a non-perishable food donation; buy tickets at Liberty Wine Merchants locations

Broken Tailbone

What: Celebrated writer and performer Carmen Aguirre leads a Latin American dance lesson that flows into Carmen’s remarkable stories of intimacy, politics, culture, and the forgotten origins of the salsa. Explore the hidden dance halls in Canada while DJ Don Pedro creates an irresistible musical scene that will get even the most reluctant dancer up on their feet.

When: March 13 to 16, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby,
Tickets: Online


What: This imaginative and poignant series of vignettes created and performed by Iceland’s famed master puppeteer Bernd Ogrodnik is a poetic — and often hilarious — exploration of the nature of our existence. This show might just change how you see the objects of your everyday life.

When: March 13, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
Tickets: Online

Jesus Christ: The Lost Years 

What: Ever wonder what Jesus was really up between the ages 13 and 30? Or how Jesus reacted when told – “Joseph isn’t your real father!”? Find out in this remount of Monster Theatre’s Jesus Christ: The Lost Years.

When: Wednesday to Saturday from March 13 to March 23, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $15-$20

Cold War playing at North Van Arts International Film Series

What: An epic love story spanning borders and decades by filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski, director of the Academy Award–winning Ida. Set during the eponymous state of geopolitical tension following World War II, Cold War is a portrait of the complex relationship between two doomed lovers and their country.

When: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Park & Tilford Cineplex – 200-333 Brooksbank Avenue, North Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Baja Dog Project Fundraiser

What: The Baja Dog Project Fundraiser is combining cocktails and canines for a very worthy cause: Helping homeless dogs. The group is raising money to film a documentary about the plight of stray dogs in the Baja Peninsula in Mexico, and the efforts to help them. Spearheaded by Melanie Booth and Stephanie Taylor of the non-profit animal rescue West Coast Pet Project, the duo has an ambitious goal of raising $30,000 to cover production costs. Guests at the March 13 event in Mount Pleasant can expect to meet rescue dogs, and doggos currently up for adoption. There’s also made-to-order grilled cheese sandwiches, a 6-foot charcuterie board, and $4 drinks provided by Nude and Red Truck.

When: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Time: 7 to 11 pm
Where: Studio Space – 2531 Ontario Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online, $25

Growing Room: So You Think You Can Slam?


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What: Growing Room presents the festival’s first ever Poetry Slam. The theme for this slam is Tender, and the two-round slam will feature LJ Weisberg, Rabbit Richards, Estíqw, bassam, David Ly, Jo Billows, Valeen Jules. Hosted by jaye simpson.

When: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Red Gate Revue Stage – 1601 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, Free

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