5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week

A drag show, legendary comedian and a high tea inspired by Winnie the Pooh.

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. Eddie Pepitone Live at The MOTN

March 29

The legendary stand-up comedian Eddie Pepitone (AKA the ‘Bitter Buddha’)  descends upon Vancouver, blending his trademark fury with zen-like insight for an unforgettable two-night stand-up rager.

When: March 29
Where: The MOTN
Cost: $27.96
More info: eventbrite.ca


2. HEALTH at the Commodore Ballroom

March 29

Health PSA: There are actually two bands with this same name so just to be clear, this is the noise rock meets dance meets electronica ones (not the more traditionally minded with spacey, post-rock experimental edge ones)—that should clear things right up!

When: March 29
Where: The Commodore Ballroom
Cost: From $46
More info: commodoreballroom.com


3. Willow Pill Presents God’s Child at the Hollywood Theatre

March 28

Another RuPaul’s Drag Race winner (season 14) is coming to bless us with a solo show all about her religious childhood with plenty of trippy visuals and sacrilegious madness.

When: March 28
Where: The Hollywood Theatre
Cost: From $46
More info: hollywoodtheatre.ca


4. Westin Bayshore’s Winnie the Pooh Afternoon Tea

March 30-31

Grab your bestie and tumble into the Hundred Acre Wood for a spot of tea (or a pop of bubbly) and nibble on treats straight out of an A.A. Milne story. From Eeyore’s honey-drizzled cucumber crunch to Piglet’s coconut-strawberry escapade, it’s a storybook feast for the senses!

When: March 30-31
Where: H Tasting Lounge
Cost: $72 per person
More info: htastinglounge.com

5. Man Up’s Sweet 16 Anniversary Show

March 30

Featuring a star-studded drag lineup (Continental Breakfast, The Fisherboys and Rose Butch, to name a few) that’s so good, they’re opening up an hour earlier. Time to dust off that ID and sashay down to The Birdhouse—this bash is too legendary to let it ‘drag’ you by.

When: March 30
Where: The Birdhouse
Cost: $17.81
More info: eventbrite.ca