To mark the Straight's Golden Anniversary, we've curated 50 happenings you can't miss in 2017. Check back regularly for new additions and visit #Straight50: Vancouver's urban weekly, the Georgia Straight, celebrates 50 years to learn more about the history of the paper.

Wed, Mar 1

Elbow Room Cafe: The Musical

Mar 1, 12:00am

Zee Zee Theatre presents a candid look inside Vancouver’s most iconic eatery, the home of raucous se

Fri, Mar 3

Festival du Bois

Mar 3, 12:00am

Celebrate the francophone culture of B.C. with a contra dance and live music by the Sybaritic String Band, Suroît, Mélisande, Nicolas Pellerin et les Grands Hurleurs, Podorythmie, Zal Sissokho and Buntalo, Jeremiah McLane, and Jocelyn Pettit. Other highlights include roving performances, workshops, kids' activities, and exhibits.

The Vancouver Ukulele Festival: Gala Concert

Mar 3, 7:30pm

Kick off the 2017 edition of the Vancouver Ukulele Festival with a gala concert featuring music by Sarah Maisel, Craig Chee, Gerald Ross, Aaron and Nicole Keim, Ruby & Smith, Timothy Tweedale, and Michael Rush.

Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Mar 3, 8:00pm

The Vancouver International Dance Festival presents the San Francisco-area contemporary-ballet compa

Mon, Mar 6

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt

Mar 6, 7:30pm

Texas-based Americana singer-songwriter coheadlines with American folk-rock vocalist-guitarist.

Wed, Mar 8

Breath

Mar 8, 7:30pm

The opening-gala film for the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival is director Narges Abya

Mon, Mar 20

Japandroids

Mar 20, 8:00pm

Vancouver garage-rockers play tunes from new album <i>Near to the Wild Heart of Life</i>

Wed, Mar 22