CityMash.com - TGIF Vancouver! This week has felt longer than ever and we are so ready for the weekend.
On the bright side, there’s lots of amazing stuff to do this weekend from sports events and concerts to art shows and festivals. On the not so bright side, this weekend is Daylight Savings, meaning we lose an hour of sleep on Saturday. So don’t forget to set your clocks!
Here are 10 awesome things you can do around Vancouver this weekend:
Get artsy at FUSE: Refuse
Head to the Vancouver Art Gallery on March 10th for FUSE: Refuse, an adult-only art music performance that features theatre, dance, DJs, musical acts and art. This year’s theme is a celebration of refusal and denial.
Tomorrow night FUSE is BACK! Vancouver’s most anticipated #artparty returns Friday, March 10 to transform the Gallery into an immersive space for unexpected happenings and surprise encounters. Free for members / $24 at the door. … Guest curated by Jesse McKee, this event will be a thought-provoking celebration of refusal and denial, featuring an eclectic lineup of live music, djs, audio performances, dance, installations and projections by local and international artists. See you there! … Images: Installation views of performances at FUSE: Private Lives/Public Dreams, July 2016, Photos: @pardeepsingh … #FUSEnight #REFUSE #soexcited #FOMO #vancouverisawesome #dailyhivevan #vancouverartgallery #ArtMakesUs #vancitylife #tbt #throwbackthursday
Gear up for St. Patrick’s Day at Celtic Fest Vancouver
Celtic Fest Vancouver comes to town March 10-18th with concerts and events all around the city. The festival starts with an Irish Sports Night on March 10th followed by nights out at the Blarney Stone on March 11th and 12th. All of these nights lead up to a full day of events next weekend to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Follow the yellow brick road to The Wizard of Oz
Want to hang out with a tin man, scarecrow, lion and adorable small dog? Check out the Burnaby Mountain production of The Wizard of Oz playing at the Michael J Fox Theatre from March 8 – 10th.
Cheer at the Vancouver Invitational Wheelchair Rugby Tournament
This weekend, the Richmond Oval is hosting the Vancouver Invitational Wheelchair Rugby Tournament. The best quad athletes from around the world are gathering in Vancouver this weekend to compete against one another and train for the next Olympic games. Come and cheer on your favourites including Team BC!
Get wild at the Canada Sevens Official After Party: Prop House
Celebrate the Canada Sevens rugby tournament at their official after party at the Commodore Ballroom on March 11th. Event organizers are promising the best 90’s video dance party with graffiti art, inflatable flamingos and a costume contest.
Watch a film at the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival
2017 marks the 12th year of the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival. The festival will showcase short and feature films by established and emerging women filmmakers from around the world. As well as films, there will also be artist talks, networking events, workshops, awards ceremonies, a screenplay competition and panel discussions.
Pour a glass at BC Uncorked
BC Uncorked is a BC-focused food and wine festival. The festival will feature wines from over 45 BC wineries paired with foods from local restaurants and caterers. BC Uncorked will be held on Saturday, March 11th at the Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club.
Snowshoe on a Watershed Tour
On Saturday, head to Mount Seymour for an active snowshoe tour where you’ll also learn about alpine plants and animals. But the main focus of the tour is to understand the connection between snow and our drinking water. After your time snowshoeing you’ll get to relax with a warm cup of cocoa.
Watch tricks at the Vans Hi-Standard Series
If you’re already on Mount Seymour this Saturday for the watershed tour, stick around to watch some amazing snowboarding skills at the Vans Hi-Standard Series. Watch some of the best snow tricks you’ve ever seen at this competition where style is everything.
Dance with Darude
On Friday night, head to FiveSixty to dance along with Darude, a best selling artist who has sold over five million records worldwide. His hit “Sandstorm” became the world’s best selling 12″ vinyl of 2000. Get ready to dance with Darude and guests Ketafere, Wild Cards, Tywo, Baddmanner, Rvmble and Nostalgix.
What are you getting up to this weekend, Vancouver?