15 things to do in Vancouver this week: March 14-20
Spring Break and St. Patrick’s Day in the same week? Let’s have fun !
Here’s our list of 15 things to see in Vancouver from March 14-20, including Celticfest Vancouver, 54-40 live, and more.
What: Between 2 Buns Burgers and Flying Elbow Cheesesteaks Pop-Up are teaming up for a special collaboration event on Monday, March 14 at Bestie’s former space in Chinatown. Bring your appetite as the pop-up will be serving B2B Chopped Cheese, Flying Elbow Philly Egg Roll, Waffle Fries, Cheese Fries and Chopped Cheese Fries. There will also be a selection of local beers as well as other delicious drinks on the menu.
Per diem: the Gerd Metzdorff collection
What: Griffin Art Projects, a nonprofit art residency and gallery in North Vancouver, presents Per Diem: The Gerd Metzdorff Collection. The collection has been built up over a period of over thirty years and includes drawings, paintings, photographs, installations and sculptures. Artists included in Per Diem include Linda Benglis, Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Donald Judd and more.
When: From Friday to Sunday until May 8, 2022
Time: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Or: Griffin Art Projects – 1174 Welch Street, North Vancouver
Admission: Free, prior registration required
Blarney Stone St. Patrick’s Day Festival
What: The Blarney Stone kicks off its St. Patrick’s Day festival at 9 a.m. until 3 a.m. This indoor and outdoor festival features Celtic dancers, live music, a DJ, outdoor entertainment and more.
When: March 17, 2022
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Or: The Blarney Stone – 216 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Cost: $25 for entry before 2 p.m. Minors are admitted before 5 p.m. with their legal guardian. If online tickets sell out after 2 p.m., tickets will be sold at the door while supplies last. Online purchase.
FlyOver Canada – Legendary Iceland
What: FlyOver Canada at Canada Place pier in downtown Vancouver transports guests to Iceland on its final immersive flight. Passengers will fly over majestic landscapes in a state-of-the-art driving experience. There will also be a pre-show that will showcase Iceland’s landscapes, history and legends.
When: Now until April 18, 2022
Time: Various times
Or: 999 Canada Square, Vancouver
Tickets: Available on site or online. Online booking in advance is recommended.
Comedy night at Donnellan’s Irish Pub
What: Irish comedian Amy Walsh hosts a comedy night at Donnellan’s Irish Pub during Celticfest 2022. Walsh’s full resume includes Vodafone’s Comedy Carnival, being a finalist in Comedy Virgin’s New Act Competition 2021, winning third place in Bray Comedy Festival’s New Act Competition 2020, and more. The show will also feature stand-up artists from Vancouver.
When: March 16, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Or: Donnellan’s Irish Pub – 1082 Granville Street, Vancouver
Cost: $10 at the door
Vancouver Celtic Festival
What: Vancouver’s 17th annual CelticFest runs March 16-20 and includes a free outdoor public festival for all ages at Robson Plaza and šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square north of the Vancouver Art Gallery over the weekend.
Western Canada’s largest annual Celtic celebration takes place March 19-20 and features live music performances, Irish and Scottish dancing, a pop-up market, Irish Wolfhounds, a family zone, sports demonstrations, food trucks, a beer tent and more.
When: March 19 to 20, 2022
Time: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Saturday), 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Sunday)
Or: Robson Plaza and šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square north of the Vancouver Art Gallery
54-40: 40th birthday
What: Local rock legends 54-40 (“Ocean Pearl,” “I Go Blind”) celebrate their 40th anniversary with a trio of shows at the Commodore Ballroom with special guest Julian Taylor.
When: March 17, 18 and 19, 2022
Time: Doors 7 p.m., show 8:30 p.m.
Or: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
Cost: From $49.50 plus shipping, purchase online
Sin Peaks: An Equestrian Town
What: An improvised soap opera set in the Wild West. The cast of Sin Peaks tells the story of Sinwood, a fledgling town struggling with inevitable American expansion and what that means for the people of the Free Territory. But things go awry when a lone rider approaches.
When: Every Tuesday until March 29, 2022
Time: 8 p.m.
Or: Havana Theater – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Cost: $15, purchase online
Vancouver Career Fair 2022
What: The Vancouver Career Fair takes place on March 15, with jobs at Lululemon, Starbucks, the City of Vancouver, Amazon, and more. The online virtual fair is free for all job seekers, and it is more than a chance to apply for a position in a top company or organization. It’s also a networking opportunity, a place to browse employer booths and connect one-on-one with over 25 employers who are actively hiring.
When: March 15, 2022
Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Or: Online virtual event
What: For the first time since 2019, Vancouverites can see monster truck drivers go head-to-head at the PNE Pacific Coliseum. Eight world-class athletes will compete in Monster Jam, a test of speed and skill from March 18-20. Fans can observe the massive trucks up close, meet their crews and drivers, and witness fierce rivalries.
Monster truck drivers make driving a 12,000 pound machine easy. Despite their enormous size, the vehicles can do backflips, two-wheeled vertical tricks, and reach speeds of up to 70 miles per hour.
When: March 18 to 20, 2022
Time: 7 p.m. (Friday and Saturday), 1 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)
Or: Pacific Coliseum – 100 N Renfrew Street, Vancouver
Tickets: In line
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: Rocketman in Concert
What: Rocketman traces the life and music of the iconic Elton John. The VSO performs the live score of the film starring award-winning actor Taron Egerton. Enjoy “Your Song”, “Tiny Dancer”, “I’m Still Standing” and many more in this unique show.
When: March 18 and 19, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Or: The Orpheum – 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Tickets: In line
For all time: Shakespeare’s FIRST FOLIO
What: An extremely rare book of some of The Bard’s finest works will be on display for a limited time at the Vancouver Art Gallery. For all time: Shakespeare’s FIRST FOLIO is an exhibition opening on January 15 that celebrates the University of British Columbia Library’s recent acquisition of a complete first edition of William Shakespeare Comedies, stories and tragedies.
Published in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare’s death, the rare literary work is credited with preserving nearly half of Shakespeare’s plays.
When: Now until March 20, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday), 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Tuesday and Friday)
Or: Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Tickets: In line
Vancouver International Women in Film Festival
What: The Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWFF) is happening virtually from March 8-13, and it’s your chance to catch rising film stars and support women in film.
There are 33 films in this year’s lineup, including 17 Canadian films. The best part is that you can watch them from anywhere in Canada.
When: Now until March 18, 2022
Time: Various times
Or: In line
Cost: Individual tickets starting at $13, passes starting at $100. Tickets soon available online.
What: The Canucks continue their March schedule with a quartet of home games at Rogers Arena this week. Matchups include the New Jersey Devils on March 15, the Detroit Red Wings on March 17, the Calgary Flames on March 19 and the Buffalo Sabers on March 20.
When: March 15, 17, 19 and 20, 2022
Time: 7 p.m.
Or: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Cost: Miscellaneous, online purchaseTreat yourself to delicious wings
What: Keep wet towels and wipes handy because this week we’re bringing you some great places to get chicken wings in Vancouver! BBQ, maple bacon or topped with hot sauce. However you love your wings and drumsticks, there’s a restaurant in Vancouver ready to serve you.
When: Several days of operation
Time: Various opening hours
Or: Various restaurants across Vancouver. See the list online.