20 things to do in Vancouver this weekend

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Enjoy the extra long weekend with a few of the great events happening in Vancouver.

The Vancouver Events Calendar has more.

Saturday, March 26

Masta Ace

  • What: A rap show at Alexander gastown from Masta Ace, on his Pre-Season Tour.
  • Where: Alexander Gastown – 91 Powell Street, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, March 26; 7 p.m.

Easter Brunch at Rocky Mountain Flatbread

  • What: Enjoy a delicious Easter brunch at the Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. featuring farm fresh, locally sourced ingredients in mouthwatering dishes like the Organic Eggs Benny with Salmon.
  • Where: Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. –
  • When: Saturday, March 26; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Vancouver Orchid Society Annual Show and Sale

  • What: The yearly show from Vancouver’s most enthusiastic orchid tenders, featuring beautiful, lovingly cared-for flowers from across the region.
  • Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden Floral Hall –
  • When: Saturday, March 26 to Sunday, March 27; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Alex G and Porches

  • What: Co-headlining show from Alex G and Porches, featuring a tour to support their new releases on Domino Records.
  • Where: The Cobalt Cabaret – 917 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, March 26; 7 p.m.

Odesza

  • What: American electronic duo Odesza comes to Vancouver as part of the Seasons Festival at the Pacific Coliseum.
  • Where: Pacific Coliseum – 100 North Renfrew Street, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, March 26; 12 p.m.

Whitecaps vs. Houston Dynamo

  • Where:
  • When: Saturday, March 26; 7 p.m.

Pollen Loads

  • What: Learn all about pollen, bees, and the world of children’s art with this free event.
  • Where: ArtStarts –
  • When: Saturday, March 26; 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Rabbitats Easter Bunny Fest

  • What: An Easter extravaganza from Rabbitats, Metro Vancouver’s rabbit rescue, housing, and management organization. Play with rabbit and learn all about the work done by Rabbitats to keep the rabbits of Metro Vancouver safe and happy.
  • Where:
  • When: Saturday, March 26; 11 a.m.

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

  • What: Retired lawyer and member of Lawyers without borders Gail Davidson will speak about Canada and the laws of war at this month’s meeting of the WILPF.
  • Where: Unitarian Church of Vancouver – 949 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, March 26; 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Sunday, March 27

Sunday Paella Series

  • What: Boulevard Executive Chef Alex Chen takes you through creating the national dish of Spain, and probably one of the most delicious foods in existence – paella.
  • Where: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar –
  • When: Sunday, March 27; 6 to 9 p.m.

Matchbox Blues Band

  • What: There’s no cover at this blues show featuring some of Vancouver’s best blues musicians, including Jhan Dudley, Bruce Mortimer, and Martin Eade.
  • Where: Cottage Bistro –
  • When: Sunday, March 27; 8:30 p.m.

Streetfight

  • What: Vancouver’s competitive improv show is back for another week, bringing some of the city’s fastest and sharpest comedians together to duke it out for fame and glory.
  • Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, March 27; 7:30 p.m.

Jazz Vespers

  • What: Jazz legend Dee Daniels joins Jazz Vespers for a Sunday show at St. Andrew’s Wesley Church. Don’t miss out!
  • Where: St. Andrew’s Wesley Church – 1022 Nelson Street, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, March 27; 4 p.m.

Birds of a Feather

  • What: Join Stanley Park experts for a two-hour walk around the park, as they give pointers on identifying the many bird species that call the park home, and how they react to the coming of Spring.
  • Where: Lost Lagoon Nature House –
  • When: Sunday, March 27; 9 to 11 a.m.

Mothers

  • What: Experimental music group from Athens, Georgia, Mothers comes to the Media Club tonight in Vancouver to bring you something you’ve never seen – or heard – before.
  • Where: The Media Club –
  • When: Sunday, March 27; 8 p.m.

Easter at The Market

  • What: An Easter celebration at the Lonsdale Quay with treats, games, crafts and more at the Lonsdale Quay Market.
  • Where: Lonsdale Quay –
  • When: Sunday, March 27; 10 a.m.

Spotlight

  • What: Winner of the 2016 Academy Award for Best Picture, Spotlight follows the Boston Globe Spotlight Team as they uncover and expose a cultural of abuse and secrecy running rampant in the Catholic Church.
  • Where: Rio Theatre –
  • When: Sunday, March 27; 1:15 p.m.

Matoma

  • What: Come for a night of bumping electronic music from Norwegian DJ Tom Stræte Lagergren, better known as Matoma.
  • Where: Celebrities Nightclub – 1022 Davie Street, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, March 27; 9 p.m.

Canucks vs. Blackhawks

  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, March 27; 7 p.m.

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