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

Mar 2 2018, 5:34 pm

We’re halfway through the week! Keep the energy up with our rundown of seven events to check out in Vancouver today, Wednesday, March 7. There’s a Craft Beer Launch Party, JFL NorthWest Block Party, and more, all happening today.

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

Craft Beer Launch Party

Photo courtesy CRAFT Beer Market

  • What: ​​Head to Craft as they add 42 new beers to their core menu. Enjoy live beats, light eats, and a complimentary beer sampling of the new lineup.
  • When: ​Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  • Time: 4 to 7 pm
  • Where: Craft Beer Market – 85 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver

2018: The Battle for Truth

  • What: Join Edelman Vancouver’s panel to discuss the results of the 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer, an audit of trust in business, government, NGOs, and media. Edelman Canada CEO Lisa Kimmel and Edelman Vancouver General Manager, Bridgitte Anderson will be joined by journalist and former B.C. Minister of Finance Carole Taylor to discuss the results of the 18th annual Trust Barometer and what they mean for businesses.
  • When: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  • Time: 11:30 am
  • Where: Fairmont Pacific Rim – Star Sapphire Ballroom – 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $69-$138

JFL NorthWest Block Party 

comedy festival

Image: Vancouver Civic Theatres

  • What: The festivities include continual stand-up specials played on a large outdoor screen, live music, and performances by some special guests. In addition to the laughter, the block party will also host food trucks from the Reef Runner and Cheese Street Grill, as well as free drinks from Tim Hortons. A beer garden will be set up at the venue, providing drinks for the entire party. There will also be an LED Games tent, featuring ping-pong and foosball, among others.
  • When: Wednesday, March 7 to Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Time: 5 to 10 pm nightly
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza –  630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Laugh n’ Lounge Open Mic Comedy at the Flamingo

  • What: Got jokes? Strut your stuff and finesse your craft at the Laugh n’ Lounge Open Mic, Surrey’s newest spot for comedians of all styles and grandeurs.
  • When: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: The Flamingo – 10768 King George Boulevard
  • Admission: Free

#LetsTalkBusiness with Mayor Mike

  • What: West Vancouver Chamber’s annual Conversation with Mayor Michael Smith. The candid conversation with the business community, includes plans for the future, the importance of the October 2018 election, what the issues are, and more.
  • When: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  • Time: 5 pm
  • Where: West Vancouver Yacht Club – 5854 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $50-$70

The Flame: True Stories from the Pale Blue Dot

  • What: Actors, musicians, authors, radio personalities and more share their personal, poignant and hilarious true stories live on stage. The evening of storytelling is paired with the stunning visuals of the Planetarium Star Theatre. In between storytelling, there will be live music in the theatre and drinks on the star deck.
  • When: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: H. R. MacMillan Space Centre – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20

Sumas Mountain Film Festival

  • What: The Sumas Mountain Film Festival is a single day film festival featuring nine trail running films from around the world. The event will include door prizes and local craft beer from FieldHouse Brewing.
  • When: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Matsqui Centennial Auditorium – 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford
  • Tickets: Online, $25
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