Celebrate Pi Day, learn more about plant-based lifestyles + more
***Due to COVID-19, please check if the event you are interested in is proceeding as planned. We have indicated which events have been rescheduled at this time and will continue to update as we receive information. Our Vancouver Adventures column will be put on hold moving forward.***
1. Sofar Sounds — Various — CANCELLED
Facebook/ Sofar SoundsSign up for secret gigs and concerts at a variety of residential and converted commercial spaces around the city. Tickets are released for small intimate gigs - you’ll know the neighbourhood but you won’t know the exact location until the day before.
Sofar is cancelling all events due to COVID-19
2. Inheritance — Until Sunday, March 15
Facebook/ Touchstone TheatreAlley Theatre presents Inheritance: a choose-your-adventure experience. Set on a vast, rural estate, urban couple Abbey and Noah are on a week-long getaway to visit her father. When they arrive, they find him missing and a local Indigenous man, Frank, staying there instead. When it’s revealed that the colonial property rights to this unceded land are up for grabs, the audience—with anonymous voting devices in hand—decides what happens next.
Annex Theatre, 823 Seymour St; $17 to $37; Details online
3. Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women — Until Saturday, March 21
Trans Scripts, Part I: The WomenThis critically acclaimed play is a powerful work of verbatim theatre that was compiled from more than 70 interviews with transgender women. The upcoming performance features seven diverse transgender women from Vancouver — activists, politicians, artists, and even a YouTube star. The timely work is a real-life look at the everyday moments that make individuals unique, and underscores our shared human spirit.
Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova; $14 to $33; Details online
4. PI Day at The Pie Hole — Saturday, March 14
The Pie HoleThe Pie Hole will be celebrating PI Day on March 14 (3.14) with $3.14 off all 9" pies (ordered through the website until March 15 with code PIDAY2020) and $3.14 off 4" pies in the shop on March 14 at all three locations until supplies last... they sold out early last year, so get there quick.
5. Monster Jam — Saturday, March 14 & Sunday, March 15 — RESCHEDULED
In accordance with the restrictions on travel and group gatherings amid COVID-19 concerns, the upcoming Monster Jam events scheduled for this Saturday March 14 and Sunday March 15, 2020 at the Pacific Coliseum (PNE) in Vancouver, BC will be rescheduled for a later date.
Monster Jam is the big leagues of motorsports competition, where 12,000-pound trucks and the world-class athletes who drive them tear up the dirt with gravity-defying feats. Engineered to perfection, the legendary Grave Digger®, Max-D™, El Toro Loco® and many more push all limits in Freestyle, 2 Wheel Skills Challenge™ and Racing competitions. At the Monster Jam® Pit Party, you can see the massive trucks up close, meet your favourite drivers, get autographs, take pictures, and enjoy other family-friendly activities.
Pacific Coliseum at the PNE - 2901 E Hastings St; Pit Party 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Saturday & Sunday 1 p.m. ticket & Pit Pass required for entry), event 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.; Tickets online, 604-252-3700 or at the PNE Box Office; Details online
6. Hip Hop Trivia Night — Tuesday, March 17
Juke Fried ChickenWhether you’re a Biggie or a Tupac fan, all Eyez are on Juke Fried Chicken when the Chinatown location of the chicken-and-rib joint hosts Hip Hop Trivia Night on the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. Teams of up to six are invited to take part in five rounds of questions on all things Hova, Dre and Wu-Tang with food and drink specials and prizes up for grabs. Sign up as an individual or a team of up to six via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Instagram or Facebook to guarantee a spot. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Juke Fried Chicken, 182 Keefer Street; Details online
7. Quails Gate Winemakers Dinner at Five Sails — Wednesday, March 18
Five SailsEnjoy a special five-course dinner put together by Chef Masa with wine pairings carefully selected by Sommelier Ramone Fresnada, including a champagne and canapé reception before the dinner.
Five Sails, Pan Pacific Hotel at Canada Place Pier; $129 per guest (inclusive of tax and gratuity); Details online
8. Shameful Tiki Room 7 Year Anniversary — Wednesday, March 18 to Sunday, March 22
Facebook/ The Shameful Tiki RoomCelebrate Shameful Tiki Room’s 7 Year Anniversary with the theme "Lucky 7's", paying homage to 1960s tiki culture in Las Vegas with a limited edition mug release (100 made), live entertainment, and special menus including authentic hula dancing with Waikiki Tiki Girls, "Mai Tai Surf" classy surf rock, Cher tribute and Vegas style Go-Go Bungalow.
Shameful Tiki Room, 4362 Main Street; Details online
9. Vegan Night Market — Thursday, March 19 — POSTPONED
Facebook/ The Vegan ProjectStock up on all your favourite local vegan products from clothing, bath + body, jewellery and more! Feast at over 20+ delicious food vendors, including favourite food trucks and learn more about plant-based lifestyles.
At the Waldorf, 1489 East Hastings; Admission: Canned food, pet food, clothing or unused body products for WISH Drop-In Centre Society or $5 minimum donation going to Unist'ot'en Camp; Details online
10. Ever So Slightly — Friday, March 20 & Saturday, March 21 - CANCELLED
RUBBERBAND by Marie-Noële PilonPresented by DanceHouse, Ever So Slightly is from Montreal's RUBBERBAND Dance Company, and is an electrifying meditation on what it looks like to escape from life's daily grind; to rebel against those daily aggressions that build up over time and constrain our lives, relationships, and even ourselves. This is the company’s first major work to feature its entire 10-member company of artists, with high-voltage choreography accompanied by a live electronic soundscape from accomplished composer and DJ Jasper Gahunia and award-winning violinist William Lamoureux.
Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton St, Vancouver; From $35; Tickets online or call 604.801.6225; Details online
Ever So Slightly is cancelled due to COVID-19