67 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, March 16

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      Looking for something to do on Saturday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 67 events happening in or around Vancouver on Saturday, March 16.



      California pop singer-songwriter Tori Kelly performs at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

      Eagle Eyes performs a tribute to rock legends the Eagles at North Van's Centennial Theatre.

      East Van soul-rock band the VanRays plays the Fox Cabaret, with guests the Pillocks.

      Vancouver indie-soul band the Boom Booms plays Maple Ridge's ACT Arts Centre.

      Local Pogues tribute band Shane's Teeth plays the WISE Hall.

      Local bands Derek Wayne & Flawed Hearts and the Waiting Room play a coheadlining bill at the Railway Stage and Beer Café, with guests Salmon Friends and James Mitchell.

      Celtic folk-funk fusion band the Wheat in the Barley plays White Rock's Blue Frog Studios.

      Ardent Tribe performs top 40, classic soul, and worldbeat music at Granville Island's Backstage Lounge.



      Dress up in green and take part in the 14th annual BMO St. Patrick's Day 5k in Stanley Park to raise funds for Diabetes Canada.



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      The two-day First Pick Handmade at Heritage Hall features spring collections from over 30 Canadian indie fashion and accessory designers.



      The Riley Park Winter Farmers Market at Nat Bailey Stadium features produce from over 70 farms, plus coffee and food trucks.

      Wine Tasting Seminar at Fine Art Bartending School Vancouver covers six very different wines and each aspect of the grape variety.



      Girls ages four and up are invited to Try Hockey in a free, 45-minute on-ice session presented by the Vancouver Female Ice Hockey Association at Killarney Community Centre.

      Carousel Theatre for Young People presents Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in A Play!”, a new musical about two best friends, at Granville Island's Waterfront Theatre.

      Spring Break at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre features special activities and programming focused on exploring the sun and moon. 

      Spring Break at the Vancouver Aquarium lets kids get up close with a penguin, catch a screening of Shark: A 4-D Experience, and be entertained by a puppet troupe.



      The Vancouver Warriors take on the New England Black Wolves in National Lacrosse League action at Rogers Arena.



      The Comic Strip at Tyrant Studios features standup comedy by Robert Peng, Levi McCachen, and headliner Katie-Ellen Humphries.

      Canadian comedian Bryan Hatt performs the third of three nights of standup at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club.

      Vancouver-raised, L.A.-based comedian Gavin Matts performs the third of three nights of standup at the Comedy Mix.




      Contemporary Art Gallery executive director Nigel Prince leads a curatorial tour of the current exhibitions.

      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.



      Choreographer Marie Chouinard creates a living canvas embodying Bosch’s most infamous masterpiece, The Garden of Earthly Delights, at the Vancouver Playhouse.

      The Karen Flamenco Dance Company presents traditional flamenco group dances, accompanied by live flamenco guitar and singer, at the Improv Centre on Granville Island.

      The Vancouver International Dance Festival features performances, workshops, and interactive dance activities at various Vancouver venues until March 30.



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      Room magazine’s annual literary festival Growing Room, a celebration of diverse Canadian writers and artists, takes place at various Vancouver venues. Participants today include Kim Fu, author of The Lost Girls of Camp Evermore.



      The Vancouver Welsh Men's Choir performs Irish, Scottish, and Welsh songs at Christ Church Cathedral's Celticfest 2019.

      Douglas College Choirs perform Fauré’s Requiem and works by Brahms, Debussy, Mendelssohn, and Pärt at New Westminster's Queens Avenue United Church.




      Performance at Richmond's Gateway Theatre of Gross Misconduct, in which two inmates at Millhaven Prison debate the nature of their crimes.

      Performance at UBC's Frederic Wood Theatre of Goldrausch, a comedy about the man who started the Gold Rush Fever of 1848.

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

      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.

      Reverberations is a sound installation/memoir play at Presentation House Theatre based on the memories of writer and sound-designer Brian Linds.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents Redpatch, Raes Calvert and Sean Harris Oliver's story of an indigenous soldier from the Nuu-chah-nulth nation of Vancouver Island, at the Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre.

      The Brave New Play Rites Festival at Studio 1398 features new work by both undergraduate and graduate creative-writing students.

      Final performance at the Evergreen Cultural Centre of The Good Bride, a one-woman comedy based on the true story of a Quiverfull Christian girl.

      Remount at Havana Theatre of Jesus Christ: The Lost Years, Monster Theatre’s play about a teenage Jesus.

      Performance at BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts of 9 to 5 the Musical. based on the 1980 comedy film, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton.

      We Made This Up: Volume 1 at the Dusty FLowershop is an evening of original one-act plays from local writers and actors Laura Thiessen, Allyson Fournier, and Rob Jacobsen.

      Performance at Douglas College Studio Theatre of Morris Panych’s meta-theatrical black comedy, 7 Stories, directed by Thrasso Petras.

      Ruby Slippers Theatre presents the Western Canadian premiere of Marine Life, a romantic comedy by Rosa Labordé, at the Firehall Arts Centre.

      Performance at the York Theatre of the politically driven, stereotype-smashing hip-hop empowerment play Hot Brown Honey.



      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.

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

      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.

      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.

      Displacement at the Vancouver Art Gallery sees contemporary works from the gallery's collection that use “displacement” as a tool to elicit viewer reactions of all kinds. Featured artists include Sonny Assu, Aganetha Dyck, Teresa Marshall, Ken Lum, Robert Therrien, Luanne Martineau, Patrick Traer, Renee van Halm, Holly Ward, Tim Paul, and Myfanwy MacLeod.

      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.

      Influenced by fields of perceptual psychology, science and architecture, Mowry Baden’s works at the Vancouver Art Gallery incorporate objects both found and constructed that incite curiosity, wonder, and laughs.

      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.



      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.



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

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

      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.



      Screenings at the Cinematheque of François Truffaut’s Jules and Jim (above) and The 400 Blows.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of The Quietude, Pablo Trapero's melodrama about two exceptionally close sisters who discover secrets about each other after their father becomes ill.


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