58 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Friday, March 1

    1 of 15 2 of 15

      Looking for something to do on Friday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 58 events happening in or around Vancouver on Friday, March 1.



      Jazz saxophonist Chris Potter leads his trio at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts.

      Toronto-based indie-rock quintet Long Range Hustle plays the Biltmore Cabaret.

      Local bands raise funds for non-profit animal rescues at the Neuterhead benefit at the Rickshaw Theatre.

      Melodic pop band Bailen--featuring siblings Daniel, David, and Julia Bailen--plays the Fox Cabaret. CANCELLED.

      Jillian Lake and folk-pop twin-sister duo Fionn play Havana Theatre.

      The Jimi James Fraser Trio performs lively piano jazz at Tyrant Studios.

      Brazilian Carnaval 2019 at Harbour Event Centre features music by Sambacouver, Bloco Sambatá, Samba Fusion, and DJ Nanda.



      Fundraiser at the Hive includes screening of the film Edge of the Knife and supports Wet'suwet'en resistance to Coastal GasLink/Transcanada and the Unist'ot'en Camp's ongoing assertion of sovereignty on their unceded territory. 



      Fan Expo Vancouver

      Fan Expo Vancouver at the Vancouver Convention Centre is a three-day celebration of all things pop culture.



      The Potential of Pot at the Liu Institute for Global Issues is a forum on how recreational cannabis use is affecting B.C. communities, featuring experts in healthcare, research, industry, law, and education.



      Family Night at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre features alien crafts, activities, demonstrations, a tour of the observatory, and a special show in the Planetarium Star Theatre.



      Facebook/The Dirty Betty Show

      The Dirty Betty Show! at Café Deux Soleils features Vancouver comedians, improvisers, and drag queens.

      Local comedian Patrick Maliha performs the second of three nights of standup at the Comedy Mix.

      Comedian Bryan O'Gorman performs the second of three nights of standup at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club.

      Long form improv by three Blind Tiger Comedy house teams at Little Mountain Gallery.



      Ocean Wise

      Douglas Coupland’s radical art installation at the Vancouver Aquarium, Vortex, takes an imaginative journey to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, immersing viewers in the ocean-plastic pollution crisis.




      Dancer Olivia C. Davies shares excerpts from her upcoming new work Gidaashi at Scotiabank Dance Centre.



      As part of the Talking Stick Festival, Indigi-Wordscapes is an evening with Indigenous poets Jo Billows, Brandi Bird, Jessica Johns, and Tommy "Teebs" Pico (above) at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre.



      David Cooper

      Chor Leoni PopCapella at the Vancouver Playhouse features hits by Joni Mitchell, Sting, David Bowie, and Billy Joel performed a capella.

      Music on the Point features Jose Franch-Ballester (clarinet) and Jane Coop (piano) performing works by Stanford, Weber, Berg, and Brahms at UBC's Roy Barnett Recital Hall.

      The Laudate Singers and organist Edward Norman perform music by Brahms, Britten, Poulenc, Messiaen, and Gabriel Jackson at West Vancouver United Church.



      Performance at the York Theatre of Children of God, a musical about the children of an Oji-Cree family who are sent to a residential school in northern Ontario.

      Théâtre la Seizième presents the world premiere of its dark comedy Le Soulier, written by Quebec playwright David Paquet.

      Performance at the Firehall Arts Centre of The Good Bride, Rosemary Rowe's one-woman comedy about Christian faith and feminism.

      Performance at Norman Rothstein Theatre of The 39 Steps, a cheeky parody of Hitchcock’s slick and stylish mysteries.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents The Shoplifters, Morris Panych's play about a career shoplifter whose life of petty crime is halted by an overzealous security guard and his affable mentor, at the Granville Island Stage.

      Performance at the Surrey Arts Centre of Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchellwhich reinterprets Mitchell’s iconic songs through a new generation.

      Performance at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre of Church Basement Ladies, a comical celebration of the church-basement kitchen and the women who work there.

      Constance Markievicz fights for Ireland’s freedom in Changed Utterly, a theatre verbatim play with songs and poems, at Jericho Arts Centre.

      Performance at the Metro Theatre of the political farce Up and Coming.

      Performance at Presentation House Theatre of Metamorphosis, which depicts the constantly changing nature of our existence through the metaphorical grace of puppets.

      Performance at Havana Theatre of Better Than This, an original musical revue which chronicles the evolution of women’s roles in musical theatre.

      Performance at Pacific Theatre of Jesus Freak, about a family whose tolerance is put to test when a member comes home from college and announces she’s become a Christian.



      Nabidu Taylor

      Hexsa'am: To Be Here Always at UBC's Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery includes works Marianne Nicolson and Althea Thauberger with Siku Allooloo, Scott Benesiinaabandan, Darryl Dawson, Jaymyn La Vallee, Diane Roberts, Sara Siestreem, Juliana Speier, Nabidu Taylor, Kamala Todd, William Wasden Jr., Tania Willard and Lindsey Willie.

      Affinities: Canadian Artists and France at the Vancouver Art Gallery features works from the Gallery’s collection focusing on influences of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and Surrealism on Canadian artists during the first half of the 20th century. Featured artists include J.W. Morrice, Emily Carr, Maurice Cullen, Paul-Émile Borduas, Rodney Graham, Mary Scott and Lucy Hogg.

      French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950 at the Vancouver Art Gallery features paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists such as Cézanne, Chagall, Degas, Manet, Matisse, Morisot, Renoir, and Rodin.

      A Handful of Dust at The Polygon features photographs from the last 100 years, focusing on the theme of dust.

      10,000 Ships at The Polygon showcases a photographic archive created by local photographer and "ship-spotter" Rod Logan.

      Discover the Vancouver Art Gallery’s permanent collection through an exhibition of nearly 90 paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures in A Curator’s View: Ian Thom Selects.

      Krista Belle Stewart's site-specific installation Eye Eye is on display at SFU's Teck Gallery.

      Polit-Sheer-Form Office at Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite is the first Canadian exhibition by the Chinese contemporary art collective.

      The Vancouver Art Gallery presents The Metamorphosis, an exhibition drawn from its collection that examines transformation and change.

      The Contemporary Art Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in Canada by Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, writer, and educator Kameelah Janan Rasheed.



      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.

      Marking the Infinite at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC features nine leading Aboriginal women who are revered matriarchs and celebrated artists from remote regions of Australia.

      Shakeup: Preserving What We Value at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC explores the convergence of earthquake science and technology with Indigenous knowledge and oral history.

      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.

      Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives at the Museum of Vancouver delves into the life stories of local animals and plants—how they relate to each other and how they connect people to nature in the city.



      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.

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

      Parq Vancouver is a 24-hour casino with 600 slot machines and 75 table games, eight restaurants and lounges, and the sixth-floor outdoor Parq.

      North Vancouver's Grouse Mountain features a Skyride to the peak with views of the city and the Pacific Ocean, plus ziplines, skiing and snowboarding, a sliding zone, snowshoeing, and a skating pond.

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

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



      The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival features outdoor adventure films from around the world at various Vancouver venues. Screenings tonight include Beyond Climate (above), narrated by David Suzuki, at Centennial Theatre.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of director Gaspar Noé's psychological horror-musical Climaxin which French dancers at an all-night celebration are drawn into a hallucinatory nightmare.

      Twentieth anniversary screening at the Rio Theatre of Takashi Miike's shocking horror flick Audition.


      For all the latest Metro Vancouver event announcements and updates follow @VanHappenings.