65 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, March 10

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      Looking for something to do on Saturday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 65 events happening in or around Vancouver on Saturday, March 10.



      U.K. folk-rock singer-songwriter Lucy Rose plays Venue, with guest Charlie Cunningham.

      Canadian First Nations electronica ensemble A Tribe Called Red plays the first of two nights at the Commodore Ballroom. SOLD OUT.

      Mexican-American Latin vocalist Lila Downs plays the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, touring in support of her latest album Salon Lágrimas y Deseos.

      Newfoundland folk-rock singer-songwriter, author, and actor Alan Doyle plays the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts, with guest Fortunate Ones.

      Songwriters' circle for musicians under 19 years of age at the Vancouver Playhouse, hosted by Ryan Guldemond of Mother Mother.

      Vancouver rock band We Found a Lovebird plays the Railway Stage and Beer Café, with guest Mississippi Live & the Dirty Dirty.

      QueerFm Music/Art Showcase at the Red Gate Gallery features performances by Megang, Prxncxss Apprntly, Donna Mayhem, REID, Tempest, and Kimmortal.

      American experimental hip-hop producer Cut Chemist plays the Cobalt, with guest El Dusty.

      The 17-piece Urbana Big Band plays classics from Count Basie, Thad Jones, and Louis Armstrong at Cottage Bistro.

      American country singer-songwriter Brantley Gilbert plays Abbotsford Centre, with guests Tim Hicks and Josh Phillips.

      Harpist Rebecca Blair, flutist and singer Michelle Carlisle, and fiddler Rosie Carver perform Music From the Celtic Isles at Coquitlam's Place des Arts.



      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.



      One-on-one pitching session with editor and filmmaker Doug Blush at InFocus Film School will include feedback for your trailer (or demo) on shooting, editing, budgeting, and distribution.

      Crowdfunding Workshop at Vancouver Public Library's Carnegie branch provides an overview of crowdfunding platforms and practical strategies for running a successful crowdfunding campaign.

      Tom Corsie of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority shares his 34 years of experience working on and around the Fraser River at the Fraser River Discovery Centre.

      Three-hour photography workshop and tour at the Orpheum celebrates the history and architecture of the theatre and explores its eclectic mix of Moroccan, Indian, British, and Spanish architectural influences.

      Hands-on workshop at Mobify offers girls the opportunity to learn basic programming principles in a fun, beginner-friendly environment.

      Learn about medical assistance in dying and learn what an advance care plan is at the Roundhouse Community Centre.



      The Music with Marnie Band performs funky and educational tunes that get kids and parents moving and grooving at Mount Pleasant Community Centre.

      Meet snakes, lizards, and geckos at the two-day Exotic Reptile Show presented by the West Coast Society for the Protection and Conservation of Reptiles at Richmond Nature Park.

      Vancouver Performing Stars presents a pantomime musical performed entirely by children between the ages of five and 15 at the Cultch.



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



      Rally and march at the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza commemorating the anniversary of the 1959 uprising against the Chinese government’s oppressive occupation of Tibet.

      Indigenous-led, family-friendly mass-mobilization to stop Kinder Morgan at Lake City Way skytrain station.



      Rendez-vous de la Francophonie and the Canadian Cross-Cultural Dialogue present francophone comedian Anthony Kavanagh at the York Theatre.

      The third annual JFL Northwest Festival runs until March 10 at various Vancouver venues. Tonight's performers include Jay Pharoah at the Vogue Theatre, Todd Barry at the Biltmore Cabaret, Brent Morin at the Comedy Mix, and Nikki Glaser at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club.

      Saturday Night Improv at North Van's Anne MacDonald Studio features comedy by the Radical, featuring Gregory Milne, Amanda Jane Porter, Taizo Ellis, Karla Monterrosa, Tyler Soon, and Alex Gullason.



      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.

      North Vancouver artists, local community galleries, commercial galleries, and art schools open their doors to the public at the two-day North Shore Art Crawl 2018.



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



      Authors Jackie Bateman, Donna Barker, Mary Ann Clarke Scott. and Lawrence Verigin sign their new books at Indigo Broadway and Granville.



      Vivaldi Chamber Choir presents a wide-ranging program of music and poetry inspired by the many aspects of love, from Renaissance madrigals to Romantic waltzes to modern-day popular songs and a touch of jazz at St. Helen's Anglican Church.

      The Winter of Our Discontent at Pyatt Hall combines texts by William Shakespeare with the contemporary music of Hans Werner Henze and the historical music of John Dowland, Thomas Campion, and Robert Johnson.

      The Chilliwack Symphony Chorus joins the Richmond Chorus in a program of music at Fraserview MB Church that celebrates the composers and arrangers of British Columbia.



      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.

      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.

      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.



      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.

      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.



      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.

      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.

      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.



      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. Screenings today include the Vancouver premiere of Ontario director Ingrid Veninger's drama Porcupine Lake.

      Free screenings at the Cinematheque of the Japanese films Yoko the Cherry Blossom and The Vancouver Asahi.

      Screenings at the Cinematheque of Ingmar Bergman's 1950s films Wild Strawberries and Smiles of a Summer Night.


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