Can't Miss: 5 events happening in Vancouver this week: March 27 to April 2 

Microdosing, speed friending, film showings, and much more. 

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      Remember earlier this month when we released our Spring Arts Preview, highlighting some of the best music, art, and cultural events coming to the city? 

      Well, we’re right in the thick of it now, with a number of productions we previewed kicking off, and a whole lot more popping up around the city as spring gets underway. 

      Whether you’re looking to catch a play, watch a film, or make some new friends, these are our picks for Can’t Miss events this week: 

      Home Truths: Until Branches Bend

      Vancouver’s own Sophie Jarvis premiered her debut feature, Until Branches Bend, at Toronto International Film Festival last year—and now it’s hitting cinemas across the country, including at Vancouver’s Vancity Theatre. 

      Find our story on the film here. 

      When: To April 2
      Where: Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour, Vancouver
      Admission: $15


      A Michif word meaning “big pot” or “leftover stew,” Rubaboo dives into Métis culture through the lyrical voice of Andrea Menard in a musical journey of reconciliation, resilience, love, and much more.

      When: March 30 to April 30
      Where: Granville Island Stage, 1585 Johnston, Granville Island, Vancouver
      Admission: $29+

      Expansion Seminar - The Science of Microdosing

      Ever wanted to learn about microdosing? Here’s your chance, as Nemesis Coffee will be hosting a panel of speakers to discuss the emerging science behind microdosing psychedelics. 

      When: 6:30pm, March 30
      Where: Nemesis Coffee, 555 Great Northern Way, Vancouver
      Admission: $35

      Over the Rainbow: Pride Speed Friending

      Bring your favourite book, podcast, blog, zine, or other piece of media to kickstart conversation at this speed friending event. Lightning rounds of six minutes will keep conversations moving and you might just meet your next bestie. 

      When: 11am to 1pm, April 1
      Where: Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, 350 W. Georgia, Vancouver
      Admission: Free

      Start with Art

      This exhibition encourages youth to get involved with art, including a special list price for those 16 and under. Artists include Kristian Adam, Jennifer Barr, Helen Baxter, Kirsten Chursinoff, and Hope Forstenzer, among others. 

      When: 10am to 5pm, to May 13
      Where: Seymour Art Gallery, 4360 Gallant, North Vancouver
      Admission: Free

      Want more? Check out the events page on our site to find out what else is going on around the city.