64 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, March 11

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      Looking for something to do on Saturday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 64 events happening in or around Vancouver on Saturday, March 11.



      Australian-American electronica duo Vallis Alps plays Alexander Gastown, with guest Matt Maeson.

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

      Canadian singer-songwriters Rae Spoon and Carole Pope play the WISE Hall.

      CelticFest Vancouver continues through March 18, featuring music by numerous Celtic artists at various Vancouver venues.

      Local psychedelic-rock band Servo plays Studio Records, with guests Strathcona, Lawn Social, and Gravity Pistol.

      Vancouver folk group the Irish Wakers performs traditional Irish tunes on fiddle, uilleann pipes, flutes and whistles, guitar, and bodhran at New West's Queen Avenue United Church.



      Beer festival and brewery hockey tournament at Britannia Community Centre features 15 local craft breweries, with proceeds to Britannia After School Hockey.

      A five-kilometre walk-run and a 10-kilometre run at Jericho Beach Park raise funds for Hope Air, a charity that provides complimentary flights for Canadians who require but cannot afford travel to urban centres for medical care.



      Fifty of Vancouver's tech companies teach 500 people how to code for free at Rocky Mountaineer Train Station.

      Explore interactive exhibits and displays at Vancouver Public Library in celebration of National Engineering and Geoscience Month.

      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 B.C. Uncorked Food and Wine Festival at Coquitlam's Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club features wine tastings, over 45 attending B.C. wineries, a master class, and food from local restaurants and caterers.



      At West Vancouver Memorial Library, Ruth Simons discusses how the Future of Howe Sound Society has encouraged the development of a sustainable land and water management plan for Howe Sound.

      Learn through demonstration how to prune different types of roses, disinfect tools, and the correct timing of pruning at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

      Brendan Flynn of the Ireland Canada Monument Society will give a presentation, followed by Irish musical performances at the Mackin Heritage Home and Toy Museum.



      The Vancouver Canucks take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.

      Watch the Faster Pussycats take on the Riot Girls in roller-derby action at Coquitlam's Poirier Forum.



      Stop the Pipelines; Start the Music, a fundraiser for the Unist'ot'en Camp at the Imperial, features music by the Boom Booms and reports from the anti-pipeline front lines of northern B.C.



      American standup comedian Sebastian Maniscalco performs at the Vogue Theatre on his Why Would You Do That Tour.

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

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

      Brent Constantine and Amber Harper-Young host Vancouverite: A Comedy Show, featuring local comics’ stories about Vancouver at Hot Art Wet City Gallery.

      Sara Bynoe hosts Teen Angst Night--an evening of comedic readings of bad poetry, journals, essays--at the Fox Cabaret.

      A Fistful of Kicks at Havana Theatre combines improv comedy and martial-arts movies.



      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.

      Join curator Beth Carter and education programmer Samantha Nock in a guided tour and discussion on themes of indigenous women's art at Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art.

      Vancouver-based Iranian artists Amir Aziz and Aileen Bahmanipour will talk about their work in the exhibition CLOAKED at Gallery 1515.



      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.



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

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

      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.



      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.



      Vancouver New Music presents the Talea Ensemble in a program of Stefan Maier's territories III, Fausto Romitelli's Trash TV Trance, Olga Neuwirth's spazio elastico, and Pierluigi Billone's Ebe und Anders at the Orpheum Annex.

      Bramwell Tovey conducts pianist Alessio Bax, clarinetist Jeanette Jonquil, and the Vancouver Symphony in a program of music by Morawetz, Bernstein, MacDowell, and Copland.



      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.



      Final performance at the Granville Island Stage of The Men in White, Anosh Irani's play about how home can be found in sport and unite family across nations.

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

      Theatre for Living presents the final 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.

      Final night of Roger Bean's family-friendly off-Broadway hit The Marvelous Wonderettes at Deep Cove Shaw 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.

      Final 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.

      Douglas College Studio Theatre presents a performance 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 a performance at PAL Theatre of its staged reading of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Twelfth Night, directed by Anna Hagan.

      Spectral Theatre presents Late-Night Double Feature, two scripts read in the manner of Golden Age radio shows at the Revue Stage.



      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.

      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.

      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.



      The 12th annual Vancouver International Women in Film Festival features screenings of A Revolution in Four Seasons (above), Trip Along Exodus, Shorts Programme 5, and Lutine at Vancity Theatre.

      Screening at the Rio Theatre of Studio Ghibli's 2016 animated feature, The Red Turtle.

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

      See a live broadcast of Verdi's La Traviata, starring Sonya Yoncheva and Michael Fabiano, at various Metro Vancouver Cineplex theatres.


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