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28 Awesome Events In Metro Vancouver This Weekend (March 9-11)


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Thank god for the weekend! To make things better, it’s expected to be sunny for the most part!

From craft beer festivals to comedy shows, here are 28 awesome events taking place in metro Vancouver this weekend.

Events In Metro Vancouver This Weekend


Friday, March 9

Comedy | JFL NorthWest Festival

JFL NorthWest Festival
Photo: Bill Burr; Trevor Noah / Facebook

Bill Burr (F Is for Family), Trevor Noah (The Daily Show), and Jay Pharoah (SNL) are just a couple of the big names that are in town for the JFL NorthWest festival in 2018. It takes place from Thursday, March 1st – Saturday, March 10th, with shows taking place at numerous venues across the city.

Exhibit | The Fabric of our Land

Curated by Susan Rowley in collaboration with Salish weavers, this exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the past 200 years of Salish wool weaving.
Women | Vancouver International Women in Film Festival

The 13th Vancouver International Women in Film Festival presents the best of cinema created by women.

Beer | Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival

Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival
Photo: Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival / Facebook

The Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival (CCBF) is Coquitlam’s original semi-annual beer and food festival, returning this weekend on Friday, March 10th, 2018. This event showcases brews from over 40 craft breweries and 8-10 local restaurants and caterers.

Nightlife | BASED / Fridays Official Grand Opening

Another new Friday night by Soulgood kicks off at Studio Nightclub this weekend. Admission is free.

Musical | Peter Pan the Musical

The Surrey Youth Theatre Company presents Peter Pan the musical this weekend from Friday, March 9th – Sunday, March 11th. Come witness heroism as Peter defeats the villainous Captain Hook. Tickets are $15.

Film | Harry Potter Film Concert Series

Harry Potter
Photo: Harry Potter / Facebook

The Harry Potter film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. This concert will feature the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performing every note from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. You can catch it this weekend at the Orpheum Theatre from Friday, March 9th – Sunday, March 11th, 2018.

Nightclub | Shout! 80’s Dance & Karaoke Party

The Capilano AEM Program presents: SHOUT! 80’s Party. Catch it at Fortune Sound Club this Friday.

Rugby | Vancouver Invitational Wheelchair Rugby Tournament

The Vancouver Invitational Wheelchair Rugby Tournament takes place at the Richmond Olympic Oval this weekend from Friday, March 9th – Sunday, March 11th, 2018. For fans, it’s one of the few opportunities to see some of the best quad athletes in the world play the fast-paced sport formerly known as murderball. Admission is by donation.

Hockey | Vancouver Canucks

Daniel Sedin
Photo: Vancouver Canucks / Twitter

The Vancouver Canucks host the Minnesota Wild at Rogers Arena. Puck drop is slated for 7:00 p.m.

Music | UBC Symphony Orchestra

The UBC Symphony Orchestra, featuring 2018 UBC Concerto Competition Winner Carter Johnson, piano, perform at Chan Shun Concert Hall this Friday night. Tickets are $8.


Saturday, March 10

Choir | Charles Bruffy

Charles Bruffy
Photo: Hubbard Photography

The artistic director has partnered up with the Vancouver Youth Choir to put together a collaborative concert. It’ll take place on Saturday, March 10th, 2018.

Titled “Belong”, the concert examines different aspects of finding one’s place, with works about family, romantic love, home and homeland. It also explores friendship, faith, and the growing sense of identity that youth search for and experience as they become adults.

Music | Lila Downs

Lila Downs
Photo: Lila Downs / Facebook

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC presents the anticipated return of Mexican-American songstress Lila Downs this weekend on Saturday, March 10th, 2018 in the Chan Shun Concert Hall.

Art | North Shore Art Crawl 2018

The North Shore Art Crawl is a free community arts event that celebrates the creative energy of our local artists and enables cultural vitality. It takes place this weekend on Saturday, March 10th and Sunday, March 11th, 2018 at Cityscape Community Art Space. Admission is free.

Charity | UBC Run for Rural Medicine

The Run for Rural Medicine is an annual charity walk/run event organized by students of UBC’s Faculty of Medicine. All proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to Hope Air. Tickets are $30.

Rugby | HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series

HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series
Photo: Soulcare Canada / Facebook

The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series is one of the most dynamic global sporting events on the market. You can see Canada play in Vancouver on Saturday, March 10th and Sunday, March 11th, 2018. The 2018 Series will include ten tournaments held around the world, in which 16 national sevens teams compete for World Series points at each round.

Workshop | Sea Lantern Workshop

Your workshop leader will guide you through the process of transforming a simple mason jar into your own nautical themed “sea lantern” and share stories of some of British Columbia’s lighthouses. Tickets are $19.99.

Drinks | March Mixology Seminar

The March Mixology Seminar will over the greenish drinks you could explore as part of your St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Tickets are $60.

Concert | Brantley Gilbert

Photo: Brantley Gilbert / Facebook

Country singer Brantley Gilbert performs at the Abbotsford Centre this weekend on Saturday, March 10th. Tickets start at $39.50.

Dance | Argentine Tango Intensive Workshop

This two hour workshop covers the fundamental techniques for dancing with a short refreshment break and demonstration. Tickets are $35.


Acting | Saturday Night Improv

The Radical returns to North Vancouver for more Saturday Night Improv at the historic Anne MacDonald Hall in front of the Presentation House Theatre. Get ready for a fast-paced night of big laughs all inspired by your suggestions! Tickets are $10.

Concert | A Tribe Called Red

A Tribe Called Red are set to perform at the Commodore Ballroom this weekend on Saturday, March 10th and Sunday, March 11th, 2018. Tickets are $25.

Party | St Patricks Festival Kick Off Party

Blarney Stone is kicking off their St. Patricks Festival Week in grand style! Enjoy live music by The Shenanigans & DJ Zeus from 10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m., entry to win a trip to Ireland (announced at our St Patricks Eve Party, March 16th), balloon drop at midnight, and St Patricks Day swag when you sign up for guestlist.

Sunday, March 11

Market | Cannery Farmers’ Market

Cannery Farmers MarketThe Cannery Farmers’ Market is Steveston’s indoor winter market, held at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. This unique market features local food and artisan merchants, inside a historic cannery setting. Admission is free.

Festival | St Patricks Week Family Day Festival

The whole family is welcome! Party from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with Irish Brunch, Guinness, and $5 Irish Caesars!

Wedding | The Original Bridal Swap

The Original Bridal Swap will feature gently used wedding decor, wedding dresses, craft artisans, and friendly budget maximizing wedding vendors. Catch it this weekend at the Croatian Cultural Centre on Sunday, March 11th. Tickets are $11.

Yoga | Yoga Essentials

Explore the purpose, position, and action of common poses so that you can be confidently “in the know” in your yoga practice. This workshop is $5 for everyone! Setting a solid foundation for your yoga practice ensures a sustainable and rewarding journey.

Celebration | Carnival

Observed worldwide, Carnival is a colourful and joyous celebration of life. You’re invited to come make merry with us Belgian-style as we fête both the big and the small things in life. The Carnival Band is East Vancouver’s original community-based musical ensemble.

Comedy | Jonny and Carson Talent Show

Jonny and Carson host a talent show for all things comedy at Yagger’s Downtown. Admission is by donation.

Upcoming Events

March 14 | SFU Puppy Therapy

These cute little puppies will be at SFU’s Burnaby Campus on March 14 and 15, SFU Surrey’s Campus on March 20 and 21, and SFU’s Harbour Centre Campus on March 26 and 27.

March 23 | JUNO Cup

The 15th annual JUNO Cup takes place on Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at Bill Copeland Sports Centre. Held annually during JUNO Week, this celebrity hockey game has raised $840,000 for MusiCounts over the last 14 years.


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