Lantern-lit strolls in the park, flea market finds, girl power screenings + more
1. Brewski Fest 2019 – Saturday, March 23
Facebook/Crazy Raven BarCelebrate the late ski season with the fourth annual Brewski Fest at Cypress Mountain, including a day of beer samples from favourite breweries, delicious burgers (and more!) and plenty of music.
Crazy Raven Bar & Grill Patio, 600 Cypress Bowl Road, West Vancouver; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; 19 and up; Details online
2. Alicia Tobin’s Come Draw With Me – Saturday, March 23
Facebook/Hot Art Wet CityPart comedy show and part art class, Alicia Tobin’s Come Draw With Me introduces special guests to give comedic critiques of the artwork of audience members. Supplies are provided, so bring your arty side and get ready for some laughs.
Little Mountain Gallery, 195 East 26th Avenue, Vancouver; 10 p.m.; Tickets $10 in advance
3. Night Quest – Saturday, March 23
Facebook/Pacific Spirit Park SocietyExperience nature at night on a two-kilometre trek of lantern-lit trails in Pacific Spirit Regional Park, and meet squirrels, skunks and salamanders on this free adventure. Bring a flashlight or lantern, and a travel cup as cash-only concessions are available. Trails are wheelchair and stroller accessible, but no pets permitted.
Meet at park centre on West 16th Avenue, 400 metres west of Blanca Street; 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Free; Details online
4. 24 Hours of Winter – Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24
Facebook/Grouse MountainSqueeze in some slope time before spring at Grouse Mountain’s 24 Hours of Winter, which includes all-night events on Saturday and special events such as a snow cave and fondue tour, live snow sculpting, midnight snowshoe tours, shake and wake yoga, sky deck parties and a torch parade at 9 p.m. on Saturday.
5. Eastside Flea – Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24
Facebook/Eastside FleaHeld every other weekend throughout the spring, the Eastside Flea features vintage, collectibles and handmade artisan products, as well as local food trucks, old school vinyl DJs and a dog-friendly patio area.
Eastside Flea at East Side Studios, 550 Malkin Avenue, Vancouver; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Details online
6. Vancouver Orchid Society Show – Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24
Facebook/Vancouver Orchid SocietyOrchid lovers can see award-winning plants and buy some of the delicate flowers at the Vancouver Orchid Society Show and Sale at VanDusen’s Floral Hall and Cedar Room.
VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5151 Oak Street, Vancouver; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; Details online
7. Fine: An Evening of Storytelling and Otherwise – Monday, March 25
Facebook/Emma Lee ToyodaSix writers and comedians take to the stage for an evening of stories and life adventures. Featuring Doretta Lau, Adèle Barclay, Jill Silva, Brandi Bird Emma Cooper and Tammy van der Kamp, along side music by Emma Lee Toyoda.
The Lido, 518 East Broadway, Vancouver; Free; Details online
8. Spice World – Tuesday, March 26
Facebook/Spice GirlsGet your Union Jack dress on and head to the Rio to celebrate Women’s History Month with a special showing of Spice World, starring '90s girl power pioneers the Spice Girls, and accompanied by The Spice Gurlz Live Drag Shadowcast.
The Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver; Doors 9 p.m., with showtime at 9:45 p.m.; Tickets $15 in advance or $18 at the door
9. Beer Dinner Series at Tacofino Hastings – Thursday, March 28
Facebook/Tacofino VanFor the second consecutive year, Tacofino will pair its beloved Baja-by-way-of-West-Coast cuisine with the best of B.C.’s craft beer community in a monthly beer dinner series at its Hastings location, beginning Thursday, March 28 with Tofino Brewing. Events on the last Thursday of the month throughout spring and summer will pair a custom, five-course menu with a range of unique and exclusive beers from notable breweries like East Van, Strathcona, Strange Fellows and Four Winds.
Tacofino Commissary, 2327 East Hastings Street, Vancouver; Seatings at 6 p.m. and 8:30 pm.; Tickets $55
10. Magik – Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30
Andrew Gerard PhotographyCamilo is the inspiration behind the song "Camilo aka Camilo the Magician" by Vancouver-based band Said the Whale and he brings his new show to the Rothstein Theatre late this month.
Norman Rothstein Theatre, 950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver; 8 p.m.; Tickets $35