60 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Friday, March 10

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      Looking for something to do on Friday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 60 events happening in or around Vancouver on Friday, March 10.



      American actor and pop singer-songwriter Hayley Kiyoko plays the Rio Theatre.

      English romantic-pop singer Engelbert Humperdinck ("Release Me", "The Last Waltz") performs the first of two nights at the River Rock Show Theatre.

      Danish electronica producer and multi-instrumentalist Trentemoller plays Venue.

      Vancouver alt-rock band Hawking plays the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests Ugly Men, Vaultry, and Elysian Sun.

      Vancouver psychedelic-rock band Black Mountain plays the Vogue, with guest Destroyer.

      Local post-punk band Sex With Strangers plays the Biltmore Cabaret, with guests the Cut Losses and Adera.

      Jazz music by bassist Ben Allison, cornetist Kirk Knuffke, guitarist Steve Cardenas, and drummer Allan Mednard at the Western Front.

      Local rock band Robots and Gods plays the Backstage Lounge, with guests the Ashes and Rampant Lion.

      Canadian roots-rock band Blackie and the Rodeo Kings--featuring singer-songwriter-guitarists Colin Linden, Tpm Wilson, and Stephen Fearing--plays the Commodore, with guest Thompson Wilson.

      Kickoff of CelticFest Vancouver, which features music by numerous Celtic artists through March 18 at various Vancouver venues.



      Local bands Pale Red, Wazonek, Jess Perkins, and Lucky Money perform at Studio Records to support the B.C. Tiny House Collective.

      Interactive, live storytelling game show at Café Deux Soleils, with proceeds to the Chrysalis Society, an organization that helps women overcome abuse and addiction.

      Seventy-fifth anniversary silent auction at Gordon Neighbourhood House includes food, drinks, and live music, with proceeds to GNH's community events.



      The Eastside Flea Market at the Ellis Building features over 50 local vendors, five artisan showrooms, a food truck, an outdoor courtyard, music, and pinball.


      FOOD & DRINK

      The two-day Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival at Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club showcases craft brews from over 30 breweries, matched with beer-friendly fare provided by 10 local restaurants and caterers. 



      Celebrate International Women's Day at Joe's Cafe with a discussion of women's liberation and their role in building the antiwar movement.

      The UBC Asian Centre hosts a talk on the Kashmir Valley by Reeta Chowdhari Tremblay, professor of comparative politics and global south at the University of Victoria.



      Comedian and actor Owen Benjamin performs the second of three nights of standup at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club.

      Canadian comedian and actor Ryan Belleville performs the second of three nights of standup at the Comedy Mix.



      The FUSE: ReFuse evening of art, music, and performance at the Vancouver Art Gallery features audio by Julian Hou with You're Me, hospitality by Elaine (Derya Akay and Anne Low), dance by Justine Chambers, and performance by Ron Tran.

      The Chutzpah Festival, a celebration of Jewish performing arts featuring dance, theatre, comedy, and music by local, Canadian, and international artists, continues at various Vancouver venues.



      Feminist literary festival Growing Room features appearances at various Vancouver venues by numerous authors and poets, including Amber Dawn, Carleigh Baker, Meghan Bell, Juliane Okot Bitek, Nicole Breit, Lorna Crozier, barbara findlay, Cynthia Flood, Hiromi Goto, Leah Horlick, Aislinn Hunter, Kyla Jamieson, Evelyn Lau, Jen Sookfong Lee, Christine Lowther, Audrey Thomas, and Betsy Warland.



      Chiaroscuro at Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre features contemporary dance and music featuring the Catalyst Mentorship Program and musical guests the End Tree.

      The Vancouver International Dance Festival presents Japan-based ensemble Dairakudakan performing its full-length work Paradise at the Vancouver Playhouse.

      Look. See. at Scotiabank Dance Centre features contemporary dance by Kimberly Stevenson, Vanessa Mayrand, Kezia Rosen, Sarah Robinson, and Joanna Anderson.

      The Vancouver International Dance Festival continues, featuring performances at various Vancouver venues by world-class dance artists.

      Tap-dance artist Danny Nielsen explores the influence of love and its effect on the root of life choices with his show at Maple Ridge's ACT Arts Center.



      Pacific Crossings at the Vancouver Art Gallery features works from well-known Hong Kong artists created after their relocation to Vancouver throughout the 1960-90s.

      Susan Point: Spindle Whorl at the Vancouver Art Gallery surveys Point’s entire career through more than a hundred artworks that take the spindle whorl as their starting point.

      Oh, How I Long For Home Marianne Nicolson's installation at the Teck Gallery, addresses a persistent idea of the city as a conflicted promise for indigenous people.

      Retainers of Anarchy at the Vancouver Art Gallery features new work from Howie Tsui that considers wuxia as a narrative tool for dissidence and resistance.

      Sonny Assu creates a new series of digital tags on a body of Emily Carr paintings at the Vancouver Art Gallery.



      Maestro Jonathan Girard leads the UBC Symphony Orchestra for the Canadian premiere of Saariaho's Asteroid 4179: Toutatis, Holst's The Planets, and Navarro's Concerto for Clarinet at Chan Shun Concert Hall.

      Musica intima celebrates Canadian women in the arts through the heights and depths of the female voice at Heritage Hall.

      Vetta Chamber Music presents an International Women's Day concert at West Point Grey United Church featuring performances by pianist Jane Hayes, violinist Joan Blackman, saxophonist Julia Nolan, and composer in residence Eileen Padgett.

      Soprano soloist Mihoko Kinoshita and the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra present a program of music by Brahms, Mozart, Hoffmann, Puccini, and Mascagni at Shaughnessy Heights United Church.



      Layers of Influence: Unfolding Cloth Across Cultures at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC features more than 130 diverse cultural garments, from Japanese kimonos, to colourful Indian saris, to the elaborate feather cloaks of the Maori people of Aotearoa/New Zealand.

      At the Museum of Vancouver, you can explore the cultural power and significance of collecting through wall-to-wall displays of unconventional objects.



      Theatre for Living presents a performance at the Firehall Arts Centre of šxʷʔam̓ət (home), director David Diamond's production about what reconciliation really means.

      Zee Zee Theatre presents a performance of Elbow Room Cafe: the Musical, a candid look inside Vancouver’s most iconic eatery. Contains mature content.

      Théâtre la Seizième presents a performance at Studio 16 of Bonjour, la, bonjour, Quebec playwright Michel Tremblay's tragic story of forbidden love, directed by Gilles Poulin-Denis. 

      Roger Bean's family-friendly off-Broadway hit The Marvelous Wonderettes is performed at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre.

      BMSS Theatre presents The Wizard of Oza musical based on the book by L. Frank Baum, at Michael J. Fox Theatre.

      Performance at Pacific Theatre of Spring Awakening, a rock musical about teenagers in late 19th-century Germany discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality.

      Performance at Jericho Theatre of Liz Lochhead's Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off, a raw telling of the familiar tale of the enmity between Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots.

      Writer-director Emilio Merritt presents his play Transit, set in an immigration holding centre at Vancouver International Airport, at Blake Snyder Theatre at Go Studios.

      Metro Theatre presents a performance of Guilty Conscience, a play by Richard Levinson and William Link about a cheating husband who decides to get out of an unwanted marriage by murdering his wife.

      Opening night at Douglas College Studio Theatre of Out of the Garden, which tells the story of Eve in four different eras, tracking the journey out of the Garden of Eden and the evolution of sexuality in western civilization.

      Western Gold Theatre presents opening night at PAL Theatre of its staged reading of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Twelfth Night, directed by Anna Hagan.



      Cypress Mountain features skiing and snowboarding lessons, snowtubing park, cross-country ski trails, downhill skiing and snowboarding trails, and snowshoeing tours.

      At the Bloedel Conservatory you can take in more than 200 free-flying exotic birds and 500 exotic plants and flowers.

      Grouse Mountain resort features a Skyride to the peak with views of Vancouver and the Pacific Ocean, as well as skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice skating, mountain ziplines, and the Peak of Christmas.

      Edgewater Casino offers 24-hour gaming, over 60 table games, a poker room, a high-limit section, 500 slot machines, restaurants and lounges, and live entertainment, including concerts and televised UFC events.

      Mount Seymour features skiing and snowboarding lessons from the Mt. Seymour Ski and Snowboard School, tubing and tobogganing, and snowshoe trails.

      The Capilano Suspension Bridge features seven suspended footbridges offering views 110 feet above the forest floor.

      The Vancouver Aquarium features almost 800 animal species in galleries ranging from Canada's Arctic to the Amazon rainforest.



      Screening at Cineplex Odeon International Village of Vancouver director Fred Peabody’s documentary All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone, which looks at investigative journalists Amy Goodman, Matt Taibi, and Glenn Greenwald, as well as filmmaker Michael Moore.  

      Screening at the Rio Theatre of director Abel Ferrara's crime drama Ms. 45, about a timid and mute seamstress who goes insane after being attacked and raped twice in one day.

      The 12th annual Vancouver International Women in Film Festival features screenings of Storyhive Shorts, Shorts Programme 3, Shorts Programme 4, and Anishoara at Vancity Theatre.

      Retrospective on Japanese filmmaker Kenji Mizoguchi at the Cinematheque features screenings of Shansho the Bailiff and The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums.


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