Vancouver Adventures: Our Picks for March 21 to 27

This week: Indulge in a dainty and delicious macaron, party with the Fab Four in a one-of-a-kind Beatles experience, grab a gourmet meal for a good cause + more

Closet Crows Pop-up Show – Weekends in March

Winter is behind us and summer is just around the bend, so if your wardrobe needs a seasonal update, then Closet Crows has you covered. The store’s latest pop-up at Yaletown’s Beauty Mark will offer a collection of luxury spring and summer apparel, including items from names like Kate Spade, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu and many others. Best of all it’s carefully curated and budget-friendly, so you can look great without breaking the bank.

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Macaron Day – March 20

Macaron Day is the perfect excuse to treat yourself to the Parisian-style confection from local bakery Faubourg. Try out flavours like raspberry rose, lavender earl grey, salted butter caramel and more. For one day only, Faubourg will be selling the treats for just $1 (half the regular price) and will be matching every dollar of sales to donate the Canadian Cancer Society.

Hornby, Kerrisdale and Park Royal locations

Check out other bakeries celebrating Macaron Day this year

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Let It Be: A Celebration of the Music of The Beatles – March 21

Celebrate the Fab Four at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre with Let It Be: A Celebration of the Music of The Beatles. Straight from the stages of London and Broadway, the show is on its first-ever Canadian tour. It chronicles the rise of The Beatles from their Liverpool roots to the height of Beatlemania, and every hit in between. Experience their music live like never before, and indulge yourself with a little taste of ’60s nostalgia.

649 Cambie Street

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Artisan Tea Bar One-Year Anniversary – March 21

Time flies when you’ve got a good cup of tea, and it has officially been a year since Vancouver’s Artisan Tea Bar first began crafting unique tea blends and pouring innovative tea-based creations. The shop is throwing a party to celebrate, where they’ll be serving up three new gourmet blends, which can be enjoyed hot, iced or made into a tea soda. Stop by for drinks, snacks and lots of fun.

3578 Fraser St (& 20th Ave.)

CiderWise – March 21

Those with sensitive dietary needs can pour themselves a glass without worry at CiderWise, the gluten-free response to the craft beer revolution. CiderWise will feature tastings of craft ciders and gluten-free beers so that guests can explore unique alternatives to their favourite drinks. Tickets are just $25 and include three drink tokens and a tasting glass to take home. If you want to DIY, pay a visit to the education stage for tips and tricks on how to brew your own gluten-free drinks.

Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac Street

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Vancouver Aquarium Sea Monsters: Fact or Fiction – March 24

Plunge into the murky unknown at Vancouver Aquarium’s Sea Monsters: Fact or Fiction presentation. Join Adam McGirr, vice president of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, for a talk about sea monsters past and present. After the presentation, guests can have a 30-minute sneak peak of the aquarium’s newest exhibit, Sea Monsters Revealed, which explores some of the most terrifying and fascinating creatures of the deep.

845 Avison Way in Stanley Park

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Tankfarm Series at Postmark Brewing – March 24

Postmark Brewing is a newcomer to the Vancouver craft beer scene, but it has already made waves. Its Railtown heritage tasting room is filled with character, and its small-batch beers are full of flavour. They’re taking the experience to the next level by pairing up with Two Rivers Specialty Meats for the Tankfarm Series dining series. This luxurious dinner features four beer-infused courses with surprising pairings and mouth-watering results.

55 Dunlevy Ave, Vancouver

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Bourbon Sow Dinner – March 25

For something a little stronger, head to Upstairs at Campagnolo for their Bourbon Sow dinner. This southern-inspired meal will be paired with two whiskys and a specially crafted cocktail. The dinner will include dishes like a slow-smoked pulled pork, fried okra, pig liver pate and a chocolate cake iced with an aged butter and burnt caramel buttercream. You can find tickets to this special dining event online.

1020 Main Street

Yoga in the Gallery – March 25

There’s no better place to find your Zen than in the tranquil peace of an art gallery. Deep Cove’s Seymour Art Gallery is offering guests the chance to do just that with its Yoga in the Gallery event. This one-hour yoga class is free and open to yogis of all levels. The class will be a relaxing Hatha style yoga with a focus on breathing, stretching and meditating.

4360 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver

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Dining out for Life – March 26

This Thursday, March 26, restaurants from Vancouver to Whistler are taking part in Dining out For Life. Participating restaurants will donate 25 per cent of their profits to to support local men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. Restaurants include some local favoruites such as Mamie Taylor’s, Wildebeest, Hawksworth, Burgoo, Forage and many more. For a full list of restaurants check online.

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