5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (March 2-8)

Hoppy Hump Day

March 4

Congratulate yourself for making it to Wednesday at Craft Beer Market’s Brewchella. This event features over 100 beers on tap (plus spirits, wine, and cocktails for the those tagging along with a beer-loving buddy). Admission gets you five sampling tokens, and additional samples are $2 each—time to put that jar of toonies to good use.

When: Wednesday March 4 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Craft Beer Market
Cost: $15
More Info: craftbeermarket.ca

Dance Dance Revelation

March 5

Created by Kevin Fraser and Alyssa Amarshi, Immigrant Lessons is a dance and art collective that tells stories of first- and second- generation immigrants through an eclectic dance mashup (think street dance, hip hop, Dancehall, and Afrobeat). This week’s show is part of The Dance Centre’s “Discover Dance!” series, which offers monthly shows that combine performance, artist Q&A’s, and sometimes audience participation. Be ready to get on your feet.

When: Thursday March 5 at 12:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Where: Scotiabank Dance Centre
Cost: From $13
More Info: thedancecentre.ca

That’s the Tea

March 7 and 8

Get the lowdown on your tea of choice and taste new favourites at the sixth annual Vancouver Tea Festival. There’s a marketplace of tea purveyors serving up samples, plus presentations and plenty of free tastings. Plus, the fest is held at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre, which means a ticket also gets you in to the museum to brush up on your Japanese Canadian history. 

When: Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8
Where: Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre
Cost: From $7
More Info: vancouverteafestival.ca

Insider Art

March 7 and 8

If you’re curious about the artistic process (or just a nosy person in general) check out the North Shore Art Crawl this weekend, where you’ll be able to explore North Shore artists’ studios and galleries. Art spaces from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove will be open for behind-the-scenes looks and artist-led demos and activities—and if you’re feeling overwhelmed by the 200-plus artists and 81 locations, check out a ‘neighbourhood studio cluster’ (there’s one each in Ambleside, Lower Lonsdale and the Pemberton Avenue Area).

When: Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8
Where: Various locations in North Van
Cost: Free
More Info: northvanarts.ca

Luxe Love

March 8

Get all the luxury inspo you need for your wedding (or your friends wedding, or your dog’s wedding, or the wedding you would have had if Netflix’s Love is Blind drama didn’t freak you out) at Fleur Vancouver. This wedding show features a luxury décor walk, fashion show, and the champagne and fancy snacks of your catering dreams. And speaking of reality TV, bridal gown designer and former Bachelorette Desiree Siegfriend will be there as a special guest.

When: Sunday, March 8
Where: JW Marriott Parq Vancouver
Cost: $50
More Info: fleurvancouver.com