20 things to do in Vancouver this weekend: March 3 to 4

Mar 2 2018, 3:34 am

The first weekend of March is here! Get yours going with our list of 20 things to check out on Saturday,March 3 and Sunday, March 4. Vancouver Whitecaps, Night Out For Music Heals, and more.

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

Saturday, March 3, 2018

The White Buffalo with guest Matthew Barber

  • What: Working under the nameplate, The White Buffalo, singer/songwriter Jake Smith has resolutely charted his own single-minded course for more than a decade. His songs have been heard on Sons of Anarchy and The Lone Ranger.
  • When: Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Time: Doors 8 pm
  • Where: Imperial Vancouver – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $23

A Night Out For Music Heals 2018

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Image: Music Heals

  • What: Hit the town on March 3 while raising money and awareness for music therapy. Music Heals welcome support from nightclubs, bars, pubs, microbreweries, and restaurants. #NightOut4MH
  • When: Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Where: Various bars and restaurants across Vancouver
  • More Info: Online

Richmond Seedy Saturday

  • What: Bring your family and fuel up with a free pancake breakfast, arts & crafts, and family style games.
  • When: Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Thompson Community Centre – 5151 Granville Ave, Richmond
  • Admission: By Donation

Comedy Short Shorts

  • What: Comedy Short Shorts shines a spotlight on the filmmakers and comedians of the Pacific Northwest, as they compete for a first prize of $1000 and the chance to have their short screened at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.
  • When: Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Time: 12:30 pm
  • WhereRio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10


  • What: Blending future bass, moombahton, and melodic trap Brooklyn-based producer LUCA LUSH takes over Celebrities Underground with support from SRFR and Inkredamine.
  • When: Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Time: Doors 10 pm
  • Where: Celebrities – 1022 Davie Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Rollin’ Trainwreck

  • What: A fundraiser for Penmar Community Arts Society with The Rollin’ Trainwreck, a bluegrass-country-rock inspired trio consisting of Jesse Burch, Philip Puxley and Phil Bell.
  • When: Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Ocean Park Hall – 1577-128th Street, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $20

Ultimate Queen Celebration

  • What: Hand-picked by original Queen band members for the Queen Extravaganza tribute tour, lead singer, Marc Martel, is known for his uncanny resemblance to Freddie Mercury.
  • When: Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: River Rock Casino Resort – 8811 River Road, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $69.50

Quilt Expo


  • What: ​Stroll through a beautiful exhibit of quilts on loan from the Pacific Spirit Quilters Guild, observe quilters in action, and even try your hand at a small project to take home.
  • When: Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Edmonds Community Centre – 7433 Edmonds Street, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free, registration required.

Set Her Free Gala

  • What: Experience inspiring stories, musical performances and great food, while raising much needed funds for the Talitha Koum Society’s recovery homes for women.
  • When: Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 to 10:30 pm
  • Where: All Saints Parish Hall – 1405 Como Lake Avenue, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online, $60

Vancouver Giants versus Kamloops Blazers

  • What: Vancouver Giants take on the Kamloops Blazers in Western Hockey League action.
  • When: Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
  • Tickets: Online

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Vancouver Whitecaps versus Montreal Impact

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Image: Vancouver Whitecaps FC / Flickr

  • What: Vancouver Whitecaps kick off their MLS season against the Montreal Impact at BC Place.
  • When: Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Time: 3 pm
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Creative Café

  • What: ​Visit historic Minnekhada Lodge and discover the park’s natural and cultural history.
  • When: Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • When: 1 to 4 pm
  • Where: Minnekhada Regional Park – Meet at Minnekhada Lodge – 4455 Oliver Rd, Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

The Lonely Hearts Club

  • What: A live music showcase featuring OSWALD, Melodramania, Girard and Polo Brian.
  • When: Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Fortune Sound Club – 147 East Pender Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $15

Sunday Coffee Concerts: Comedy Improv With Second Storey Theatre

  • What: An afternoon of laughs with Tri-Cities’ Second Storey Theatre. Featuring Graham Myers, Brad Rossington, Mikaela Myers, Russ Brummer, and music by Peter Abando and guest.
  • When: Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Time: 2 pm
  • Where: Terry Fox Theatre 1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online, $7-$13. Children 12 and under free

ISSA BRUNCH TING – Authentic Jamaican Brunch Pop-Up

  • What: This authentic Jamaican brunch pop-up features dishes like oxtail stew (slow-cooked and seasoned for 48 hours), spicy fall-off-the-bone jerk chicken, and creamy vegan rasta pasta made with cashew and coconut alfredo sauce. Attendees will also get a complimentary beverage at this event.
  • When: Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 1 pm
  • Where: Kings Cafe – 2223 Kingsway Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $20; buy online

The Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show

  • What: Western Canada’s largest adventure & travel show. See canoe, kayak, and paddle boarding experts in the Whitewater Demo Pool or ignite your passion for off-roading, biking, hiking, running, water, or mountain sports at over 200 exhibits.
  • When: Saturday, March 3 to Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10-$12, children 11 and under free

Make Brioche

  • What: Discover the secret of this sweet dough. Make brioche and learn about all the different methods to make it. Bring home recipes and pastries.
  • When: Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Time: 2 to 4 pm
  • Where: Trout Lake Community Center – 3350 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $57.14; buy via Trout Lake CC.

Vancouver International Wine Festival 2018

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Vancouver International Wine Festival (Vancouver International Wine Festival/Facebook)

  • What: The Vancouver International Wine Festival provides an informative, educational and entertaining wine experience for public and industry members, and helps raise funds for the Bard on the Beach Theatre Society.
  • When: Now to Sunday, March 4
  • Where: Multiple locations around Vancouver
  • Tickets: Prices vary, certain events sold out – Buy remaining tickets online

I Can’t Believe She Wore That

  • What: Enjoy a glimpse into the past with this live fashion show, produced and narrated by fashion historian Ivan Sayers. Light refreshments will be served.
  • When: Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Time: 2 pm
  • Where: Inlet Theatre – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
  • Tickets: $28 at Port Moody Station Museum
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