50 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Friday, March 2

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      Looking for something to do on Friday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 50 events happening in or around Vancouver on Friday, March 2.



      Hamilton folk-rock singer-songwriter Terra Lightfoot plays the Cobalt, with guest William Crighton.

      As part of the Straight Series, Canadian rock band Big Wreck plays the second of two shows at the Commodore Ballroom.

      Jazz artist Chase Colman performs at XY with Jorah Keys, Lamar Alviar, and Barry Baldwin.

      The Tiny House Warriors album release at the Rickshaw Theatre features performances by David Morin, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Buckman Coe, Caleb Hart & The Royal Youths, Tank Gyal, Kimmortal, Ostwelve, JB the First Lady, and Kanahus Manuel.

      Tina Turner impersonator Luisa Marshall performs at Ladner's Genesis Theatre.

      Give Peace a Dance, Part 2 at St. James Hall features music by the Marcus Mosely Chorale, Ann Mortifee, and Russ Rosen.

      Canadian folk-rock musician and former Great Big Sea member Sean McCann performs solo tunes at Coquitlam's Evergreen Cultural Centre.



      Metro Vancouver people with disabilities can discover new opportunities for inclusion and quality of life at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre's Abilities Expo and Job Fair.



      The SFU Relay for Life 2018 at SFU's West Gym celebrates cancer survivors and raises funds for cancer research.



      Over 20 local designers showcase their work in women's wear, men's wear, and accessories at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver's South Asian Fashion Week.



      Three-day monster-truck show at the Pacific Coliseum features Grave Digger, MAX-D, El Toro Loco, BroDozer, Team Hot Wheels, and Wild Flower.



      The Vancouver Canucks take on the Nashville Predators in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.



      The third annual JFL Northwest Festival runs until March 10 at various Vancouver venues, featuring performances by Bill Burr, Trevor Noah, Jo Koy, Maria Bamford, Brian Regan, Jay Pharoah, Anthony Jeselnik, Mike Birbiglia, Nikki Glaser, Jim Norton, The Fighter and the Kid Live, Sasheer Zamata, Todd Barry, Ari Shaffir, Jake and Amir, Rachel Feinstein, This Is That, Ryan Hamilton, Beth Stelling, Kyle Kinane, Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher, Ronny Chieng, Vir Das, SiriusXM's Top Comic Showcase, Ali Siddiq, Brent Morin, Debra DiGiovanni, Brendan Schaub, and The Alternative Show with Andy Kindler. Tonight's performances include Tom Papa (above) at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club.



      The 18th annual Chutzpah Festival runs until March 15, featuring international, Canadian, and local artists performing dance, theatre, comedy, and music. Italy's MM Contemporary Dance Company performs tonight at Norman Rothstein Theatre.



      The Vancouver International Dance Festival runs until March 24 at various Vancouver venues, featuring performances by Shen Wei Dance Arts (above), EDAM, White Wave, Lucie Grégoire Danse, Lola Lince, Dancers Dancing, Goh Ballet, Ferenc Feher, the Biting School, Harbour Dance ITP, Patasola Dance, and the Response.



      Local soprano and VCC instructor Dory Hayley performs with Manitoba clarinetist Catherine Wood and New York-based pianist Manuel Laufer at the VCC Auditorium.



      Theatre for Living presents šxʷʔam̓ət (home), a production that explores the many meanings of reconciliation, at the Firehall Arts Centre.

      The Group Van Theatre Company presents a performance of The Star-Spangled Girl, Neil Simon's play set in 1960s San Francisco, at the Red Gate Revue Stage.

      Performance of Pss Pss, Compagnia Baccalà’s pas de deux of mishaps and acrobatics, inspired by Chaplin and Keaton, at the York Theatre.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents a performance at Granville Island Stage of Fun Home, a musical about a woman who struggles to understand her father while also dealing with her own coming out.

      Seven Tyrants Theatre presents the Vancouver premiere of A Steady Rain, Keith Huff's play about a lifelong bond tainted by domestic affairs, violence, and the rough streets of Chicago, at Penthouse Theatre Studio.

      Pacific Theatre presents a performance of An Almost Holy Picture, director Ron Reed's play about a minister-turned-groundskeeper who revisits three turning points in his life.

      Fighting Chance Productions presents Pacific Overtures, a play that explores Commodore Matthew Perry's 1853 mission to open trade relations with isolationist Japan, at PAL Theatre.

      Performance at Metro Theatre of director Joan Bryans's adaptation of She Stoops to Conquer, Oliver Goldsmith’s self-described "laughing comedy" about a young bachelor who discovers that his love has the power to overcome his fear.

      Open Hearts Theatre presents Teachers, an original stage play by Barbara Ellison about five teachers, five problems, and one very small staff room, at Jericho Arts Centre.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents Forget About Tomorrow, Jill Daum's play about a woman whose husband is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, at Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre.

      First Impressions Theatre presents A Few Good Men, a play that sees a lawyer and his team uncover a conspiracy at the highest level while defending their clients accused of murder, at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre.



      More than 55 paintings and sculptures are featured in Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, the first-ever retrospective of Murakami's work in Canada, at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

      Two Scores is a solo exhibition of work by Canadian artist Brent Wadden at Contemporary Art Gallery.

      Polygon Gallery's inaugural exhibition, N. Vancouver, explores how a specific locale can be reflected through existing and newly commissioned artworks by artists from Vancouver and beyond.

      空/Emptiness: Emily Carr and Lui Shou Kwan at the Vancouver Art Gallery uses works by Emily Carr and Lui Shou Kwan to explore how each artist experimented with modernist movements and mysticism through their respective depictions of nature.



      The Fabric of Our Land: Salish Weaving at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC takes visitors on a journey through the past 200 years of Salish wool weaving.

      In a Different Light: Reflecting on Northwest Coast Art at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC features more than 110 historical indigenous artworks and explores what we can learn from these works and how they relate to indigenous peoples’ relationships to their lands.

      The Lost Fleet at the Vancouver Maritime Museum investigates the unjust 1941 seizure of 1,200 Japanese-Canadian fishing vessels following the bombing of Pearl Harbour through a collection of historic photographs, models of Japanese-Canadian-built fishing boats, fishermen’s tools, and replica documents.



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

      North Vancouver's Grouse Mountain features a Skyride to the peak with views of the city and the Pacific Ocean, as well as ziplines, a wildlife refuge, helicopter tours, paragliding, dining, and the Grouse Grind.

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

      Mount Seymour features skiing and snowboarding, lessons, chairlifts, terrain parks, tubing and tobogganing, and snowshoe trails.

      Take a ride in an exterior glass elevator and get a 360° view of Metro Vancouver and the North Shore mountains at Vancouver Lookout.

      Stanley Park features 400 hectares of trails, gardens, beaches, and West Coast rain forest, with scenic walking and biking along the 8.8 kilometre seawall.

      The new Parq Vancouver features two luxury hotels, a 24-hour casino with 600 slot machines and 75 table games, eight restaurants and lounges, and the sixth-floor outdoor Parq.

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

      Science World features hundreds of interactive exhibits in five permanent galleries, live science demonstrations and workshops, and giant movies in the Omnimax Theatre.



      Screenings at the Cinematheque of Bad Timing (above) and Insignificance as part of the retrospective series Out There: The Visionary Cinema of Nicholas Roeg.

      Screenings at Vancity Theatre of the Oscar-nominated short documentaries "Traffic Stop", "Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405", and "Edith + Eddie".

      Screening at the Cinematheque of World of Darkness: The Documentary, which profiles the cult role-playing games World of Darkness and Vampire: The Masquerade that created a phenomenon in the 1990s.

      Free afternoon screening at Vancouver Public Library's Renfrew branch of the animated kids' film Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.

      Screenings at Vancity Theatre of the Oscar-nominated documentary shorts "Heroin(e)" and "Knife Skills".

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of The Insult, In Ziad Doueiri's drama about a dispute over a drainpipe that rapidly gets out of hand as a Christian homeowner and a Palestinian contractor butt heads and the matter goes to court. In Arabic, with English subtitles.


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