15 things to do in Vancouver this week

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Enjoy life in Rain City with a few of the awesome events happening in Vancouver this week.

The Vancouver Events Calendar has more.

A Short Story

  • What: An exploration of short/long form fiction featuring Al Freeman, Chris Hood, Monique Mouton, and Adrianne Rubenstein.
  • Where:
  • When: Monday, March 7; 6 to 10 p.m.

Rise in Shadows

  • What: Vancouver’s goth scene encourages you to come as you are for a night of hard rock and partying to put that one scene from The Matrix Reloaded to shame.
  • Where:
  • When: Monday, March 7; 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

KEYS Piano Bar

  • What: Live show tunes and brilliant piano music. What more can you ask for?
  • Where: XYYVR – 1216 Bute Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, March 7; 8 p.m.

Heart

  • What: The rockers behind hits like “Barracuda” and “Crazy On You” come to the Orpheum tonight. Dust off that jean jacket and rip the sleeves right off.
  • Where:
  • When: Tuesday, March 8; 7:30 p.m.

Ga Ting

  • What: A Chinese family clashes with the Caucasian boyfriend of their recently deceased son, leading to a cultural breakdown and confrontation all to familiar in today’s Canada.
  • Where:
  • When: Tuesday, March 8 to Saturday, March 19

Kings Head Comedy

  • What: One of Vancouver’s most popular weekly comedy shows brings together the best the city has to offer, ensuring big laughs week after week.
  • Where: Kings Head Inn –
  • When: Tuesday, March 8; 9 p.m.

The Gentlemen Hecklers present: American Ninja

  • What: Vancouver’s Gentlemen Hecklers talk over 1980s action trainwreck American Ninja.
  • Where:
  • When: Wednesday, March 9; 7 p.m.

Redpatch

  • What: The story of a young Metis soldier from Vancouver Island’s Nuu-chah-nulth nation, and his experiences with the unprecedented violence of World War One.
  • Where:
  • When: Wednesday, March 9 to Saturday, March 12

Canucks vs. Coyotes

  • Where:
  • When: Wednesday, March 9; 7 p.m.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

  • What: A murder mystery you don’t even realize you’re a part of. Everyone is a suspect and the actors could be anyone, even the people at your own table.
  • Where:
  • When: Thursday, March 10; 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Discover Rays at the Vancouver Aquarium

  • What: The brand new exhibit from VanAqua, featuring an up-close-and-personal look at one of the most amazing species in the ocean – rays. A 50,000 litre touch tank features cownose rays and southern stingrays, so reach in a connect with the ocean like never before.
  • Where:
  • When: Thursday, March 10 to Saturday, December 31

Junior Boys

  • What: Canadian electronica duo Junior Boys hit Imperial tonight, to give you your fix of thumping beats.
  • Where: Imperial – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, March 10; 8 p.m.

Giants vs. Winterhawks

  • Where:
  • When: Friday, March 11; 7:30 p.m.

Vancouver International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament

  • What: The best wheelchair rugby matches this side of the Atlantic Ocean. Prepare to see some of the biggest hits on four wheels.
  • Where:
  • When: Friday, March 11 to Sunday, March 13

Alicia Tobin’s Come Draw with Me

  • What: Alicia Tobin leads a draw-along comedy show, proving that even if you don’t think you can draw, you still should.
  • Where: HOT ART Wet City –
  • When: Friday, March 11; 8 p.m.

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