5 Quirky Events Happening in Vancouver This Week (March 25-31)

Find friends, fold flowers and fake fight thisweek.

(Photo Credit: Muji.)


March 27

Spring has sprung! Metropolis at Metrotown’s Blossom event features a one-of-a-kind art installation of over 250,000 cherry blossoms. Check out the sakura spectacle and fold your own at the Cherry Blossom Origami Workshop this Wednesday, where you’ll create blossoms that won’t wilt in wacky weather.

When: March 27, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Metropolis at Metrotown Grand Court
Cost: Free
More Info: muji.com

(Photo Credit: Hot Art Wet City.)


March 30

The artists behind Sticky: A Post-It Note Art Show are proving that you don’t need a canvas to create awesome professional art. This gallery event will have hundreds of works of art created on 3×3 sticky notes. The event is free to attend, and all of the notes will be available for purchase at affordable prices (just make sure you don’t misplace your tiny masterpiece).

When: Saturday, March 30 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: The Arts Factory
Cost: Free
More Info: hotartwetcity.com

(Photo Credit: Terminal City Tabletop Convention.)


March 30-31

Embrace your inner dork at the Terminal City Tabletop Convention, our city’s largest tabletop board game convention. Complete with a Catan tournament, role-playing game room, and proto-alley where you can test out new games, it’s the perfect opportunity for you to prove to your friends that you aren’t as sore a loser as they think you are.

When: Saturday, March 30 – Sunday, March 31
Where: The Croatian Cultural Centre
Cost: From $25
More Info: terminalcitytabletop.com

(Photo Credit: Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar.)


March 31

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar is serving up the Spanish comfort food you didn’t know you needed. Their one-night-only Paella Dinner starts with a glass of house sangria and ends with an orange crema catalana – and of course, the star of the show is a Pacific octopus paella. Buen provecho!

When: Sunday, March 31 6:00 p.m.
Where: Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar
Cost: $68 (plus tax and gratuity)
More Info: boulevardvancouver.ca

(Photo Credit: Vancouver Improv Festival.)


March 31

Learn the intricacies of improvised stage fighting at Falls, Slaps & Knaps, a stage combat workshop for improvisors. Kickass directors and fight choreographers Nathania Bernabe and Jackie T. Hanlin are coaching this introductory workshop, giving participants the tools they need to punch, kick and fall (safely!) and be more physical on stage. Make some room in your wallet for that extra street cred.

When: Sunday, March 31 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Dusty Flower Shop
Cost: $59
More Info: eventbrite.ca