B.C. Adventures: Our picks for March

From plays to local markets and more, here’s what to add to your calendar this month

1. Vancouver Monster Jam® Arena Championship – Friday, March 8 to Sunday, March 10

Monter truck in arena
Feld Entertainment

Experience this family friendly, fully unscripted motorsports event with your loved ones this spring. World champion athletes and their monster trucks will be gathering in the open arena to tear the ground apart! Be prepared for your adrenaline to spike during this weekend of speed and skill. Fans are also invited to join the Monster Jam Pit Party prior to the Saturday and Sunday shows. This is a great opportunity for you to see the 2,000-pound trucks up close, meet your favourite drivers and get some pictures taken!
The Pacific Coliseum – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver; Tickets from $22; Details online


2. Frog Belly Rat Bone – Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9

One actor holding up puppet and another actor pinching their nose
Rossden Otter

This handcrafted puppet play was adopted from a novel by Timothy Basil Ering. With an original musical score and an inspiring plot about a young boy’s search for treasure, this play will be an experience to remember. Each showing is followed by a 45-minute Q&A session for you to pick the artists’ brains to your heart’s desire!
Anvil Theatre – 777 Columbia St, New Westminster; Tickets from $11.50; Details online.


3. An Intervention – Friday, March 8 to Sunday, March 17

Two actors pushing each other
Shimon Photo

Mitch and Murray Productions is presenting a play by Olivier Award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett. This story explores the dynamic in a friendship where two best friends are ​​divided over a foreign war in the Middle East. Explore the idea of intervention through this play – when is it acceptable to intervene in someone’s personal conflict? This nuanced story is sure to leave you reflecting and hopefully, with a deeper understanding of yourself.
Performance Works – 1218 Cartwright Street, Vancouver; Tickets from $15; Details online.


4. X (Dix) by Côté Danse – Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23

Two dancers performing
Sasha Onyshchenko

The Vancouver premiere of Côté Danse’s X (Dix) is being hosted by DanceHouse. This story was crafted during the height of the pandemic, and explores the idea of home as a state of mind. Follow along the hero’s journey of leaving and returning in the form of lyrical movements. This performance was choreographed by the Principal Dancer with The National Ballet of Canada and Côté Danse’s very own Artistic Director, Guillaume Côté. Côté’s work originally had its world premiere back in 2021, and has finally made its rounds to Vancouver. Don’t miss it!
Vancouver Playhouse – 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver; Tickets from $35; Details online.


5. 17th annual Coastal Dance Festival – Friday, March 1 to Sunday, March 3

Indigenous dancers performing
Chris Randle

The Coastal Dance Festival is back for its 17th run to honour and celebrate Indigenous stories from across the world. Dancers of Damelahamid is headlining this year’s festival by performing an excerpt from their upcoming full-length work, Raven Mother. This work was created in honour of the late Elder Margaret Harris, a co-founder of Dancers of Damelahamid in 1967. Other performers to look forward to include Saskatchewan’s award-winning Métis fiddler Adam Daigneault, Māori artist Karena Koria, and mask-dancing groups Git Hayetsk (Nisga’a, Tsimshian) and Git Hoan (Tsimshian), amongst others.
Anvil Theatre – 777 Columbia St, New Westminster; Tickets from $25; Details online.


6. The Fictionals’ Ladies Against Humanity – Wednesday, March 13

Group of comedians performing
Zemekiss Photography

Get ready for a night of celebrating the ladies at the Improv Centre’s annual Ladies Against Humanity special. For International Women’s Day, the funniest comedians from around town are bringing the hit game Cards Against Humanity to life. The card game is the inspiration for many of the hilarious scenes you’ll see. Gather the girlies to celebrate all the women in your life.
The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver; Tickets for $25; Details online.


7. Ella’s Naughty Drag Bingo – Sunday, March 31 

Promotional poster with Drag Queen
Rebellious Unicorns

Here is an event just for the adults – a spicy night out with Drag Queen Ella Lamoureux at her bingo night. She will be bringing glamour, glitz and glam as she guides you through her bingo games. A reminder that this raunchy night of laughter and fantastic prizes is only for those aged 19+.
Red Bird Brewing – 1080 Richter Street, Kelowna; Tickets for $7.99; Details online.  


8. Vivacious Vivaldi – Friday, March 1 to Sunday, March 3

Violinist promotional poster
Okanagan Symphony Orchestra

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (OSO) is hosting a musical tour around the Okanagan, with showings in Kelowna, Summerland and Vernon. This performance is among the most recognizable works from the Baroque era, and conveys the four seasons of nature. Immerse yourself in the sounds of nature emulated by musical notes in this work featuring violinist and concertmaster Rachel Kristenson.
Various locations; Tickets from $40; Details online.


9. Spring Moon Vintage Market – Sunday, March 3 

Crescent moon against rainbow background
Corner Events

Enjoy a Sunday funday at this local vintage market in Kelowna. There will be over 30 booths to shop from, with a variety of clothing, jewelry, decor, records and collectibles. Take a walk down memory lane with your loved ones, and don’t be surprised if you come across a rare retro find!
1304 Ellis Street, Kelowna; Tickets for $5; Details online


10. Kettle Valley Easter Family Festival – Sunday, March 31

Kids playing with Easter eggs
Kettle Valley Neighbourhood Association

Welcome Easter with your loved ones at this neighborhood family festival hosted by the Kettle Valley Neighbourhood Association! Bring your little ones on an Easter egg scavenger hunt or enjoy chalk drawing in the sun. There will also be lawn games available, such as Cornhole, ladder toss and Mölkky. Feel free to bring your own games and share the fun with your neighbours!
Quilchena Park – 347 Quilchena Drive, Kelowna; Tickets by donation; Details online.