What’s happening this week in Vancouver: March 13 to 19

St. Patrick’s Day, Studio Ghibli, and much more.

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      We know that the first official day of spring isn’t until March 20, but we’d argue that the hour we sacrificed on Sunday morning in exchange for brighter evenings should be the unofficial end of winter. 

      And while you might be tempted to soak up this rare sunshine until that gloriously late 7:14pm sunset, we’d also recommend checking out some of the awesome events taking place this week. 

      Or hell, why not do both? It’s basically patio season, anyway. 

      VIFF: Studio Ghibli Forever!

      If you’ve never seen a Studio Ghibli film in theatre before, now is your chance. As part of the Vancouver International Film Festival, 12 of the studio’s most iconic films will be shown between March 13 and 25, including My Neighbour Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and Princess Mononoke. 

      When: To March 25
      Where: Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour, Vancouver
      Admission: $15

      Late Nite Karaoke at Hero's Welcome

      Wow the crowd by taking the mic at Hero’s Welcome every Wednesday for its free karaoke night. Curtains open at 9pm and drink specials will be on until close. 

      When: Every Wednesday
      Where: Hero's Welcome, 3917 Main St., Vancouver
      Admission: Free

      CelticFest Vancouver

      This free, outdoor festival features live music and performances, food trucks, a beer tent, a Celtic-themed market, sports, dancing, and much more. 

      When:  March 17 and 18
      Where: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square, Vancouver Art Gallery, W. Georgia at Howe, Vancouver
      Admission: Free

      What’s the craic? A night of Irish devilry

      Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Rio Theatre with a variety show that includes burlesque, games, live music, and more. Dressing in your best greens is highly recommended. 

      When: March 16
      Where: Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
      Admission: $30


      The Dreadnaughts are headlining two days of punk shows at the Rickshaw, which will also feature The Creepshow, Balkan Shmalkan, Staggers & Jaggs, Days & Daze, Mongoose, and Terminal City Rats.

      When: March 17 and 18
      Where: Rickshaw Theatre, 254 E. Hastings, Vancouver
      Admission: $25

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