5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (March 7-13)

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 ahirose@canadawide.com.

Read on for this week’s lineup.

1. Be Your Own Statue at Canada Place

Through March

Only 12% of permanent public statues in the country commemorate women, so the YWCA of Metro Vancouver is erecting a statue of… nothing? On Monday March 7, “Reserved for Her” is officially unveiled. It’s an empty pedestal meant to be a statement about the lack of Canadian monuments that honour women, and will be on display throughout March (Women’s History Month). And yes, it’s a pedestal that’s meant to be stood on: women are encouraged to step up share photos of themselves to spread awareness.

When: Monday March 7 to Thursday March 31
Where: Canada Place
Cost: Free
More Info: ywcavan.org

READ MORE: 5 Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day (March 8) in Vancouver 2022

Credit: Neri Oxman and the MIT Mediated Matter Group

2. The Imitation Game at the Vancouver Art Gallery

March 5 to October 23

The Imitation Game: Visual Culture in the Age of Artificial Intelligence is now on at the art gallery. The exhibition documents the history of artificial intelligence in animation, architecture, art, fashion, graphic design, urban design and video games. The intelligence may be artificial, but the art is as real as it gets.

When: Now through Sunday October 23
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
Cost: $24 for adults
More Info: vanartgallery.bc.ca

3. Music on Main’s Digital Salons

March 8 to 10

Here’s the most affordable way to get your local music fix this week: Music on Main is hosting a series of online concerts (plus talkbacks with the composers and musicians) hosted by artistic director David Pay. Check out the trailer above.

When: Tuesday March 8 to Thursday March 10, nightly at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Cost: Free
More Info: musiconmain.ca

Credit: BC Home + Garden Show

4. The BC Home + Garden Show

March 10 to 13

Get all the home (and garden) inspo you’ll need for the upcoming sunshine at this huge event. Check out hundreds of exhibitors from here and abroad, plus presentations from HGTV star Bryan Baeumler and local author Stephanie Rose of Garden Therapy. Vancouver-based Plantsome will be showcasing some of their favourite houseplants, too.

When: Thursday March 10 to Saturday March 12
Where: BC Place
Cost: From $8
More Info: bchomeandgardenshow.com

READ MORE: 5 Large Indoor Plants That Are Hard to Kill

Credit: Polygon Gallery

Cloud Album at the Polygon Gallery

March 11 to May 1

Clear blue skies? Boring. This new photography exhibition is all about clouds—from old-school gelatin silver prints to the most modern satellite snaps, there are over 250 culturally significant works on display.

When: Friday March 11 to Sunday May 1
Where: The Polygon Gallery
Cost: By donation
More Info: thepolygon.ca