5 Fun Events to Check Out This Week in Vancouver (March 12 to 18)

A St. Paddy’s run, throwback radio and throat-singing at its best.

Crown a Curry Champion

Tuesday, March 13

The ultimate showdown in deliciousness, the 5th annual Curry Cup is here. Top chefs from around the city (including Elizabeth Bryan from Dock Lunch and Andrea Carlson from Burdock and Co!) will throw down their take on a tasty curry dish. Tickets sales will benefit Project Chef, an organization that helps educate youth about healthy food.When: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.Where: Heritage Hall, 3102 Main St.Cost: $70More info: Eventbrite

Shiver from Tales Told Over Radio

Wednesday, March 14

An intriguing mash up of genres, Phantom Signal is a horror comedy radio noir parody which features live music and spooky sound effects performed by Fringe Festival all stars. Feel a nostalgia for a time you never lived in as these performers deliver horror stories in an old-timey radio play format with ironic and modern-day plots.When: 7 to 8:30 p.m.Where: The Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New WestminsterCost: Pay what you canMore info: Facebook

Marvel at Art After-Hours

Friday, March 16

Imagine a trip to an art gallery where the art suddenly pops off the walls and starts playing music, performing experimental theatre and serving you drinks. That, in a nut shell, is FUSE the after-hours art and performance night at the Vancouver Art Gallery. This month’s theme is ranscendence/Destruction, blending tradition and futurity and features the bright and delightful exhibition The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg by Takashi Murakami.When: 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.Where: Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby StCost: $29More info: VAG

Bask in The Magic That is Throat Singing

March 16 to 18

Eerie, otherworldly, badass… are all words to describe Juno award winner Tanya Tagak, an Inuit throat singer whose voice is LBAH. Joining her at the Chan Centre is Greenland mask dancer Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory for a very physical and powerful performance.When: 7:30 p.m.Where: The Chan Centre, 6265 Crescent RdCost: $40 to $60More info: The Chan

Run to a Saint Patrick’s Day Party

March 17

Go on a run for charity then party it up guilt-free for Saint Patrick’s day. BMO is hosting the St. Patrick’s Day 5K with proceeds benefitting Diabetes Canada. Afterwards, join the Granville Island Brewing Afterparty for green beer, DJs, good luck and more.When: 9:30 a.m.Where: Stanley Park PavillionCost: $38More info: St. Patrick’s Day 5k