45 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, March 31

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      Looking for something to do on Saturday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 45 events happening in or around Vancouver on Saturday, March 31.



      U.K. rock band the Go! Team plays the Fox Cabaret, touring in support of its new album Semicircle.

      Toronto alt-rock band Our Lady Peace coheadlines Abbotsford Centre with Vancouver alt-rock singer-songwriter Matthew Good.

      American folk musician Liza Anne plays the Biltmore Cabaret, performing on her Fine But Dying Tour.

      Day Two of the Seasons Music Festival 2018 features electronic music at the Pacific Coliseum.

      Vancouver funk-rockers Daniel James' Brass Camel play the Railway Stage and Beer Café, with guests the Escapes, Rob Fillo Trio, and Cenzina.

      British '80s goth/postpunk band Skeletal Family plays the Astoria Pub, with guests the Foreign Resort from Denmark and local punks Night People.

      B.C. folk-rock band Shred Kelly plays the Cobalt, touring in support of new album Archipelago.



      Big Bunny Run at Jericho Beack Park features 10-km and five-km runs for adults and a one-km route for the kids. Leashed dogs and strollers welcome.



      Playdome, Western Canada’s largest indoor carnival with over 45 rides and attractions, is at BC Place Stadium until April 2.

      Kids can hop on the Stanley Park Train for an egg-citing Easter ride through the forest and look for cotton-tailed inhabitants.



      The Vancouver Canucks take on the Columbus Blue Jackets in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.



      Standup comedian Danny Polishchuk headlines the Rickshaw, with guests Mark Hughes and Morris Bartlett.

      Comedian Simon King performs the third of three nights of standup at the Comedy Mix.



      Dr. Graeme Langager leads University Singers, UBC Choral Union, and the UBC Symphony Orchestra in a performance of St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach at Chan Shun Concert Hall.



      Final performance at the Cultch of Butcher, Governor General’s Award-winner Nicolas Billon's philosophical crime-thriller.

      Final performance at Performance Works of Little Miss Glitz, a musical that follows the story of a naïve, starry-eyed little girl as she navigates her way through her first beauty pageant.

      Performance at the Firehall Arts Centre of Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen, which pays homage to the late Canadian poet and singer-songwriter.

      Final performance at UBC's Frederic Wood Theatre of The Crucible, Arthur Miller's timeless parable of morality.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents The Humans--Stephen Karam's portrait of an ordinary family at odds with itself and the uncertainties of life amidst a changing America--at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.

      Performance at Pacific Theatre of Bar Mitzvah Boy, a comedy by playwright Mark Leiren-Young about friendship, ritual, and growing up (at any age).

      Performance at Jericho Arts Centre of Enron, Lucy Prebble's play about the Texas-based energy company that ascended to great heights before declaring bankruptcy amid one of the largest financial scandals in history.

      Renegade Arts Co presents Rent, Jonathan Larson's play about a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive in New York's Lower East Side, at the Shop Theatre.



      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.

      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.

      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.

      Haida Now: A Visual Feast of Innovation and Tradition at the Museum of Vancouver is guest-curated by Kwiaahwah Jones and features more than 450 works by carvers, weavers, photographers and print makers, collected as early as the 1890s.

      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.

      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.

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

      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.



      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Shut Up and Say Something, a documentary about Vancouver's spoken-word superstar Shane Koyczan.

      Screenings at the Cinematheque of Ingmar Bergman's Winter Light, The Silence, and All These Women.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Love, Cecil, the candid documentary about photographer, illustrator, and designer Cecil Beaton. 

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of C'est la vie!, the latest comedy from the directors of The Intouchables, which tracks a wedding day from the point of view of the caterer.


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