On the hunt for events, openings and activities around Vancouver this month, look no further than our go-to guide that covers it all.
This weekend (March 4-6th) marks the return of the annual artisan festival with an island vibe. Expect to find a variety of works and creations courtesy of more than 30 different crafters, sample sweet and savoury treats, nab a beautifully handcrafted piece of art and more. Need an added reason to venture over to Heritage Hall to soak up the offerings; the first 25 people through the door will receive a swag bag loaded with Salt Spring Island goods.
This eclectic mix of artisans brings together the creations of more than 40 local crafters and vendors selling everything from specialty oils and salts to natural soaps, unique photography, carvings, jewelry and plenty more.
Family Fuse Weekend at VAG
We wrote about all the reasons why you need to head on down to check out the latest (and largest) exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery last week… plus we showed you why we’re all for it too. Well, this weekend it’s all about bringing the family in for a weekend long Mash Up celebration, Family FUSE style. Above and beyond the multiple floors of artistic displays, Family FUSE offers up plenty of extras. For all the details be sure to check out the VAG website and order tickets online to save time and avoid disappointment at the door.
Work up an appetite and score a plate-full of delicious perogies at this gathering that takes place on the first Friday of every month at the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral. This delectable event always lands a huge crowd – so don’t be disappointed, show up early (and hungry) and get ready to mingle. Enjoy homemade perogies, borscht, cabbage rolls and more.
Who doesn’t love a creep-filled night before the silver screen? Throw in a beautifully shot film like The Shawshank Redemption and the night is near perfect. That’s exactly what’s on the agenda this month (March 8) at the Vancouver Police Museum. Don’t miss your chance to score a seat at this impressively unique venue for one unforgettable night!
The Vancouver Aquarium is set to open its doors for another adults-only night out featuring the Secret Sex Lives of Aquatic Animals. Featuring exclusive access to aquatic nightlife ‘activities’ and a 4D screening of the film Great Escapes: Life in 4D, bar service and more – we’re betting you’ll want to be there.
Presented by Hot Art Wet City, don’t miss out on comedian Alicia Tobin and her special guests in town for one messy evening of drawings, laughs and more. Part comedy show, part art class, part blow to the ego and part we’re not sure what (seriously, you have to see for yourself).
Now celebrating it’s 16th year, the VIDF is back and on until March 19th at various venues around Vancouver and features performances from 29 different artists (many of which are free) courtesy of Canadian and International performers. Don’t miss out on one of the beautifully choreographed dances, workshops and more.
Always a sure-fire way to laugh away the winter blues… the Sunday Service is our favorite weekly comedic ritual that goes down at Fox Cabaret featuring jokes courtesy of an award-winning troupe guaranteed to have you in stitches. Just what you need before heading back into a dull workweek, right?
On for a few weeks this month, be sure to get yourself a ticket to check out this hilarious musical parody of child beauty pageants (Honey Boo Boo, who?) The musical calls into question the shady business behind reality TV’s Toddlers and Tiaras to music and gets the audience involved for a unique performance with a twist.
In celebration of the season, don’t miss out on this gorgeous outdoor celebration of all things Spring! Featuring the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra String Quartet, Vancouver Okinawa Taiko, live dance, theatre and more.
For a full week later this month Vancouver will be swathed in an emerald hue in celebration of all-things Celtic (and just in time for St Patrick’s Day). Don’t miss out on Western Canada’s largest Celtic celebration featuring plenty of music, traditional Celtic entertainment, food and events at various pubs, concert halls and other venues.
VFW2016 is almost upon us. Fashionista’s everywhere flock to this weeklong series of shows featuring an array of local and international designers. Schedule of designers coming soon, but in the meantime you can pre purchase a pass to gain access to various shows as well as gala events, after parties and more.
Hopefully this article helps you on things to do in Vancouver this month.