5 Fun Events in Vancouver This Week (March 26 to April 1)

Add these awesome Vancouver events to your social calendar next week.

Cheers to the Coming of Spring

Monday, March 26

Nothings celebrates the changing of the season like eating and drinking fresh foods and spirits, right? Use the coming of Spring as the perfect excuse to eat a delectable 8 course meal at That’s Life Gourmet x Royal Dinette: First Signs of Spring. Featuring ingredients that are tied to Chef Eva Chin’s memories of spring, sake and cocktail pairings from expert Mariko Tajiri and World Class Bartender of the year Kaitlyn Stewart and wine from That’s Life Gourmet.When: 7 to 10 p.m.Where: Royal Dinette, 905 Dunsmuir St.Cost: $125More info: Eventbrite

Scream If You Want to Go Faster

March 28 to April 2

Rollercoasters, the scrambler, bumper cars and more await at PlayDome, the indoor carnival at BC Place. Enjoy over 45 rides, cotton candy and the chance the win your sweetheart an enormous bear without the risk of rain. If you’re taking the kids and the prospect of another egg ride makes your stomach feel queasy, this year there is a special reduced rate for Spectator Guests.When: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.Where: BC Place Stadium, 777 Pacific BoulevardCost: $10 to $60More info: BC Place PlayDome

Join the Debate Team

Wednesday March 28

As affordable housing becomes increasingly impossible to find in Vancouver, Urbanarium is hosting a debate about “The Missing Middle” and the challenges that neighbourhoods and the city face in order to create more housing amidst large scale developments. City Debate #11: Build Missing Middle Housing asks audience members to vote at the beginning and end of the debate. Whichever group changes the most opinions is awarded a prize. This month the speakers include Scot Hein, UBC’s Urban Designer and Anne McMullin, CEO of the Urban Development Institute.When: 6:30 p.m.Where: UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St.Cost: By donationMore info: Urbanarium

Support a Vancouver Gem

Saturday, March 31

Since its inception, The Rio Theatre has become one of the most beloved and truly original venues in the city. Bringing together movie enthusiasts, burlesque fans, live music lovers and those who love throwing popcorn and yelling in unison at the screen, The Rio now needs helps to buy the land the venue is situated on. Each night this week they will be hosting events that put the fun in fundraiser, including a Secret Screening Fundraiser Marathon on Saturday night. Expect trivia, prizes, costumes and three nerdtastic screenings. It’s time to #SaveTheRio!When: 4:30 p.m. until lateWhere: The Rio Theatre, 1660 East BroadwayCost: $40 to $75More info: The Rio

Hop Over to the Hastings Farmers Market

Sunday, April 1

Celebrate Easter this year at Spring Eggstravaganza, a fun filled afternoon at the Hastings Park Farmers Market that is sure to put the mystery of an egg laying bunny to rest. Learn about the different types of hens that lay blue and brown eggs, meet the eggsquisite hens from Rockweld Farms, discover natural egg dyeing techniques with turmeric and beets and then cuddle with some cute bunnies!  An eggcellent and eggciting afternoon for all.When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Where: Hastings Park Farmers Market, 2901 East Hastings St.Cost: FreeMore info: Eat Local