47 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Friday, March 9

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      Looking for something to do on Friday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 47 events happening in or around Vancouver on Friday, March 9.



      Montréal indie-rock band the Dears plays the Fox Cabaret, touring in support of latest album Times Infinity Volume Two.

      Seattle songstress Greta Matassa performs the first of two nights at Frankie's Jazz, presented by Coastal Jazz.

      A night of eclectic big-band jazz at Pat's Pub and Brewhouse featuring the 17-piece South Van Big Band.

      Local indie-folk band Clay Ravens plays the Railway Stage and Beer Café, with guests Joshua Job, High Stakes, and Zulu Panda.



      Celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women in Vancouver and globally with fun feminist trivia at Hives for Humanity Bee Space.



      The two-day Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival showcases craft brews from over 40 breweries matched with beer-friendly fare at the Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club.

      Enjoy unlimited drams of whisky from distilleries around the world, plus local craft spirits, cocktails from Sons of Vancouver, beer, and food from Vancouver Middle Eastern restaurant Jamjar at Performance Works.



      The Vancouver Canucks take on the Minnesota Wild in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.

      Some of the best quad athletes in the world take part in the Vancouver Invitational Wheelchair Rugby Tournament at Richmond Olympic Oval.



      The third annual JFL Northwest Festival runs until March 10 at various Vancouver venues. Tonight's performers include Nikki Glaser at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club.

      Carmelahhh presents a comedy show at Studio 1398 celebrating the duo's performances of the past year.



      The 18th annual Chutzpah Festival runs until March 15, featuring international, Canadian, and local artists performing dance, theatre, comedy, and music. Performance at Scotiabank Dance Centre tonight of Salomé: Woman of Valor.



      The Vancouver International Dance Festival runs until March 24 at various Vancouver venues. Performances today include EDAM at the Roundhouse Performance Centre.



      Under the baton of maestro Jonathan Girard, the UBC Symphony Orchestra performs woks by Nielsen, Prokofiev, and Bernstein at Chan Shun Concert Hall.

      The Vancouver Chamber Choir explores emotion in music through pieces by Bennet, Antognini, two Bachs, Dvorak, Beckwith, Berring, Alfven, Bernstein, Dowland, Josquin, and Brazinskas at Dunbar Ryerson United Church.



      The Eternal Theatre Collective presents Seven Minutes in Heaven, a play that sees a group of high-school students gather to meet a girl's mysterious boyfriend, at Studio 16.

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

      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.

      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.

      Carousel Theatre for Young People presents The Velveteen Rabbit, the tale of a toy rabbit transformed by one little boy’s love, at the Waterfront Theatre.

      Surrey Youth Theatre Company presents Peter Pan The Musical, based on the children's novel by J.M. Barrie, at Surrey Arts Centre.

      Contemporary adaptation of Antigone at Douglas College Studio Theatre takes Sophocles' intellectual argument and works toward an extended metaphor about the aftermath of war.



      Bombhead at the Vancouver Art Gallery is a thematic exhibition exploring the emergence and impact of the nuclear age as represented by artists and their art.

      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.

      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.

      Living, Building, Thinking: art & expression at the Vancouver Art Gallery uses the German Expressionist collection from the McMaster Museum of Art to explore the development of Expressionism in art from the early 19th century to the present day.

      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.



      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.



      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.

      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.

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

      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.

      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 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.



      Free screening at Vancouver Public Library's Mount Pleasant branch of the Stephen King-based horror movie It, about a demonic, child-killing clown named Pennywise.

      Free afternoon screening at Vancouver Public Library's Renfrew branch of the animated kids' film The Emperor's New Groove.

      Screening at the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre of The S Word, a new documentary about suicide, followed by a Q&A with filmmaker and editor Doug Blush.

      The Vancouver International Women in Film Festival runs until March 11 at the Vancity Theatre, featuring screenings, film panels, master classes, guest filmmakers, artist talks, and pitch sessions.


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