This week: sample all the curries, complete the urban grind, join a dynamic art event + more
1. Super Troopers 2 Live – Saturday, March 10
Facebook/SuperTroopersMovieFans of the 2001 Super Troopers cult-comedy crime caper can see the Broken Lizard gang live with a special stand-up performance by Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme, followed by an exclusive premiere of select scenes from the upcoming sequel Super Troopers 2 (due for release on, what else, 4/20) and a Q&A.
The Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville Street, Vancouver; Doors at 7 p.m.; Tickets $29.50 to $39.50
2. North Shore Arts Crawl – Saturday, March 10 & Sunday, March 11
Facebook/City of North VancouverCheck out awesome artwork from 280 of the North Shore’s most talented artists in 79 locations, from their homes to major galleries. Discover how to create your own art at one of the artist demos or take part in public art at the live mural painting at Fun Alley (a.k.a. 106 West 1st Street).
Various dates and locations in North Vancouver; Free event
3. The Curry Cup 2018 – Tuesday, March 13
Facebook/Chefs Table SocietyCurry lovers can taste homemade favourites from eight of the city’s top chefs, including Andrea Carlson from Burdock and Co. and Felix Zhou from Heritage Asian Eatery, who was last year's winner of both the Curry Cup and People's Choice Award. Raising funds for the Chefs’ Table Society of BC’s Project Chef youth program, the fifth annual cup will also include beer, wine and cocktail samples for guests.
Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver; 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Tickets $60 to $69
4. Urban Grind – Tuesdays, March 13, 20 & 27
Vancouver LookoutChallenge yourself to complete the urban grind at the Harbour Centre Vancouver Lookout. Walk up 633 steps to reach the top where a beer and music will be waiting for you. Do it as many times as you like every Tuesday this month.
Harbour Centre lobby, 555 West Hastings Street, Vancouver; 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Admission is $5 and includes a beer and a $5 food court voucher
5. East Side Beer Fest – Wednesday, March 14
Facebook/Liberty Wine MerchantDrink beer for a good cause! Liberty Merchant Company presents the 6th Annual East Side Beer Fest tasting event in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. The evening will feature tastings of craft beers from B.C. and around the world, along with a silent auction and door prize. Tickets are available at all Liberty Wine Merchants locations.
The Wise Hall & Lounge, Adanac Street, Vancouver; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Tickets are $29.99 plus a non-perishable food donation to the GVFBS
6. Art Battle – Thursday, March 15
Art BattleWatch painters go up against the clock—and each other—in an epic live art battle. With a 20-minute limit to paint their masterpieces, it’s a fun and interactive event for all. The artwork can be bought at a silent auction after the live battle.
The Red Room, 398 Richards Street, Vancouver; Doors at 7 p.m.; Tickets are $20
7. FUSE: Transcendence/Destruction – Friday, March 16
Facebook/Vancouver Art GallerySee the Vancouver Art Gallery in a whole new light with a night of art, performance, music and fun. From animation to an artist bar, live performances will explore the theme of Transcendence/Destruction by looking at the heights and depths of human experience through absurd, mundane and political gestures. Limited tickets will be available at the door.
Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver; 8 p.m. to midnight; Tickets are $29, $15 for gallery members
8. Celtic Fest Ceilidh – Friday, March 16
Facebook/Celtic Fest VancouverGet ready for St. Patrick’s Day at the annual CelticFest Ceilidh, which will take place at a new location, The Scottish Cultural Centre, this year. Enjoy traditional dancing to live music and hit the cash bar for some Celtic favourites.
Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver; 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.; Tickets are $25
9. Haida Now – Friday, March 16 to June 15, 2019
Museum of VancouverBoasting more than 450 works of Haida art, some created as early as 1890, this incredible exhibition is guest curated by Haida Curator Kwiaahwah Jones in collaboration with Viviane Gosselin, co-curator and director of collections & exhibitions at the Museum of Vancouver. Local Haida artists will share their insights and knowledge about the art pieces, providing visitors with the opportunity to experience a powerful way to engage with the worldview and sensibility of the Haida people, while learning more about the role museums can play in the reconciliation movement.
Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver; Included with $19 museum admission
10. Yoko Ono’s MEND PIECE – Now until April 15
Rennie CollectionFirst conceptualized in 1966, the same year Ono met singer-songwriter John Lennon at her exhibition in London, England, this instructional work highlights Ono’s long-standing artistic quest in social activism and world peace. This unique and collaborative work was acquired by the Rennie Collection shortly after being exhibited in New York at the Andrea Rosen Gallery in 2015. Shelves will display the new creations made by the public throughout the duration of the exhibit.
Rennie Gallery in the Wing San building, 51 East Pender Street, Vancouver; Entry is free with online booking on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays