This week: celebrate women in film, dine using DIY ceramics, sample new craft beers + more
1. Chutzpah! Festival — Until Monday, March 15
CBCCheck out Canadian and international premieres from talented dancers, musicians, comedians and theatrical artists from across the globe, all coming to Vancouver for a month of special performances. CODCO and This Hour Has 22 Minutes alum Mary Walsh appears on Tuesday, March 6th.
Various locations and times; Tickets $24 to 55
2. Form to Feast - Korean Bo Ssam — Saturday, March 3
Facebook/EikcamCombine a ceramics and food workshop and learn how to make beautiful ceramic pieces before enjoying a traditional Korean meal called Bo Ssam in the very wares you have created over the course. Bo Ssam is a fresh wrap, made with leafy green, a choice of pork or tofu and served with banchan, or small side dishes. (Event also held on Saturday, March 10 and Saturday, March 17.)
Eikcam, 265 - 975 Vernon Drive, Vancouver: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Tickets $125
3. TEDx Stanley Park— Saturday, March 3
Instagram/TEDx Stanley ParkListen to 12 inspirational short talks that offer novel solutions—"ideas worth spreading"—to a diverse range of humanity’s tough challenges at the annual TEDx Stanley Park conference, which is an independently organized TED event.
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Tickets $77 to 127
4. Weird Al Karaoke — Saturday, March 3
Facebook/Little Mountain Comedy DepartmentLocal comedians sing their satirical little hearts out at Weird Al Karaoke. Back at Little Mountain Gallery for another season, the evening will be hosted by Brent Constantine and an evil owl puppet ("Weird Owl") and includes amateur parody songs but no actual Weird Al.
Little Mountain Gallery, 195 East 6th Avenue, Vancouver; Doors at 10 p.m. with show at 10:30 p.m.; Tickets $7
5. The 90th Annual Academy Awards — Sunday, March 4
ABCPut on your party dress and head to The Rio for a free Academy Awards viewing party at the recently "saved" space. It's first come, first served so get there early to save your spot to enjoy all the red carpet action at the 90th annual Oscars, which will be hosted again by Jimmy Kimmel.
The Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver; Doors at 3 p.m. with red carpet at 3:30 p.m. and awards at 4 p.m.; Free admission with limited advance tickets available online
6. Reggae Yoga — Monday, March 5
Facebook/Sound SalutationsSound Salutations will be running an evening of reggae yoga to raise funds for Alpha Boys School in Jamaica. Bring your own mat and some good irie for a night of reggae beats and chilled-out yoga at Fortune Sound Club.
Fortune Sound Club, 147 East Pender Street, Vancouver; 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Admission by donation online (Minimum $10)
7. Vancouver International Women in Film — Tuesday, March 6 to Sunday, March 11
VIFFCelebrate female screen stars at this women-focused film festival, which showcases short and feature-length movies from around the world and also includes panel discussions, workshops and artist talks.
Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver; Various times; Ticket packs $30 to 45
8. 3... 2... 1... Craft Beer Launch Party — Wednesday, March 7
Facebook/CRAFT Beer Market VancouverCome and #drinkforacause at Craft Beer Market’s launch party to celebrate 42 new beers being added to the menu. Proceeds go to the YMCA Annual Campaign and there will be live beats, light eats and complimentary beer samplings.
Craft Beer Market, 85 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver; 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Tickets $5
9. Goldberg Variations - Angela Hewitt — Wednesday, March 7
Angela HewittGrammy Award winner Angela Hewitt has captivated listeners around the world with her dazzling piano skills. Hewitt will perform on a modern Fazioli grand piano as part of Early Music Vancouver's Goldberg Experience series, in which artists from various traditions interpret the Variations, using their unique perspectives and instruments.
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver; 7:30PM with a pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m.; Tickets $18 to 68
10. Lorde: Melodrama World Tour — Thursday, March 8
Facebook/Lorde MusicNew Zealand-born singer/songwriter Lorde brings her Melodrama World Tour to Vancouver, with support from high-energy American rap group Run the Jewels and Japanese-American singer songwriter Mitski.
Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver; 7 p.m. with doors at 6 p.m.; Tickets $49 to 130