Can’t Miss: Seven things to do in Vancouver this weekend (March 22 to 24)

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      It’s great that kids get spring break, but it’s also kind of wild that adults don’t get it. Imagine how much happier we’d be with two weeks off in March to recoup. Anyway, whether you’ve got little ones to entertain or just need something to keep yourself busy during a drizzly weekend, we’ve got you covered.


      FRIDAY, MARCH 22

      Night Quest

      Ever wanted to explore a forest at night? Now’s your chance. Wander around one of Vancouver’s most beautiful parks in this family-friendly nature experience. Just don’t stray too far from the path!

      When: March 22 and 23, 7pm

      Where: Pacific Spirit Regional Park (UBC Endowment Lands, Vancouver)

      Admission: Free; sign up here


      Red Velvet 

      How do you feel about a play within a play? Opening last night (March 21), the latest Arts Club production follows Ira Aldridge, the first Black actor to play Shakespeare’s Othello in London in 1833, in a moment of fierce social upheaval.

      When: March 22, 8pm; March 23, 2pm and 8pm; March 24, 2pm

      Where: Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage (2750 Granville Street, Vancouver)

      Admission: From $29, available here




      Kids from six to 12—and their adults—are invited to attend this board game orientation. Work together to win challenges, answer trivia, and find out more about the longest river in BC.

      When: March 23, 6pm

      Where: Fraser River Discovery Centre (788 Quayside Drive, New Westminster) 

      Admission: From $5, available here


      That’s Gay! Comedy 

      You don’t have to be a homosexual to be funny… but it helps. This popular comedy night is back for its 11th edition, with some of the city’s most hilarious queer comics and improvisers. 

      When: March 23, 7:30pm and 9:30pm

      Where: The MOTN (1826 Triumph Street, Vancouver)

      Admission: $25, available here


      Slightest Clue, Felisha & the Jazz Rejects, and the Haptics 

      Local live music is a great balm for the soul. Straight faves Slightest Clue are set to rock out at the Fox, with support from fellow upcoming bands. See them now before they get massive. 

      When: March 23, 8pm

      Where: Fox Cabaret (2321 Main Street, Vancouver)

      Admission: $12 in advance, available here    

      SUNDAY, MARCH 24

      Spring Wild Brunch

      Get ready to laugh, dance, and tip at this drag brunch. Hosted by Sisi Sinatra, top-level local talent RainbowGlitz, Kara Juku, and Velvet Ryder are set to bring the nightlife to a much more reasonable hour.

      When: March 24, 11am

      Where: Wildeye Brewing (1385 Main Street, North Vancouver)

      Admission: $20, available here


      Modus Operandi - Works in Development

      Vancouver is a hub for contemporary dance. Get in on the ground floor with New Works’ Modus Operandi dancers showing off pieces that are currently in progress.

      When: March 24, 3pm

      Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver) 

      Admission: From $10, available here