5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (March 11-17)

A Beatles candelit tribute, a play about intervening and a soulful R&B concert.

Here’s your weekly roundup of the top events in the city, including art exhibitions, local theatre, restaurant openings, concerts, film, markets and other to-dos we think you’ll love. If you have a Vancouver event you’d like to submit for consideration, send an email to kdonaldson@canadawide.com.

1. Join the Phil Lind Initiative talk Speaking for an Other

March 14

Join Pulitzer Prize-winning author, MacArthur Genius and refugee advocate Viet Thank Nguyen for their talk Speaking for an Othermoderated by Dr. Christopher B. Patterson, all about how refuge narratives have been and continue to be wielded in the United States. It promises to be an insightful discussion you won’t want to miss.

When: March 14
Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
Cost: Free
More info: lindinitiative.ubc.ca

Credit Shimon Photo

2. A Play That Examines When To Intervene at Performance Works

March 8-17

An award-winning play, An Intervention makes its Canadian premiere with an attempt to explore the question, “When is it right to intervene in a friend’s personal conflict?” Whatever the answer, I’m already intrigued.

When: March 8-17
Where: Performance Works
Cost: $15
More info: mitchandmurray.ticketleap.com

3. Hit Some Nostalgic Notes With Candlelight: A Tribute to the Beatles

March 15

They say all you need is love, but what about basking in the glow of candlelight and the timeless tunes of the Fab Four? That should definitely be on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.

When: March 15
Where: Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church
Cost: From $40
More info: feverup.com/m/128304

4. Dance to Some R&B Soul With Lee Fields and Monophonics at the Vogue Theatre

March 14

Enjoy a mix of funk and R&B soul from a man referred to as “Lil JB” or “little James Brown,” for his similarity to the legend. With cred like that, how can you go wrong?

When: March 14
Where: Vogue Theatre
Cost: From $39.50
More info: admitone.com

5. Get Snackin’ With the New Dinner Collab Series, ‘Maenam and Friends’ Featuring Published on Main

March 17

Spend your Sunday snacking. Maenam is hosting this two-hour, 18-dish culinary adventure with special guest Michelin-starred chef Gus Stieffenhofer-Brandson.

When: March 17
Where: Maenam
Cost: $200
More info: maenam.ca