5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (March 9-15)

Badass Bookworms

March 11 to 15

Room Magazine‘s fourth annual Growing Room Festival kicks off this week. Check out diverse feminist writers from A to Z (literally—check out this all-star lineup, from Addie Tsai to Zalika-Reid Benta). Panel topics include Say Mashallah: Celebrating Muslim Writers, As Seen on Twitter, and Fuckin’ Poets.

When: Wednesday March 11 to Sunday March 15
Where: Multiple venues
Cost: Varies
More Info: festival.roommagazine.com

BYO Burgundy

March 12

If you’re looking to feel like an extreme fancypants this week, Origo Club’s Paulée Grand Cru Dinner is the exclusive dining experience for you. The seven-course meal prepared by Chef David Pan is $300, plus each guest must bring two bottles of Grand Cru Burgundy or Champagne (or one magnum of either). At least you don’t have to factor in an Uber fare—each ticket includes transport back to your house. Take that, every other BYOB party.

When: Thursday March 12 6:30 p.m.
Where: Origo Club
Cost: $300
More Info: origoclub.ca

Celebrate Sleep

March 13

Daylight savings has everyone feeling a little sluggish this week. Luckily, Friday is World Sleep Day (yes, that’s a thing) and the Westin Bayshore is hosting a sleep-centred event for both hotel guests and visitors. There will be massages in the lobby, an on-site nutritionist and lifestyle consultant, a meditation class, and a special “Sleep Elixir” Cocktail served at the H Tasting Lounge—and hopefully, the Saturday morning sleep-in you deserve.

When: Friday, March 13
Where: Westin Bayshore
More Info: westinbayshore.com

Funny Fellas

March 14

There’s nothing quite like the chaotic energy at a Soda Fountain show—local comedians and glasses-wearers Nathan Hare and Graeme Achurch serve up a smorgasbord of laughs every month. Guests this month include Alice Wetterlund (Silicon Valley), Aaron Charles Read, Alistair Ogden, and Nasty Women Comedy.

When: Saturday March 14 9:00 p.m.
Where: Little Mountain Gallery
Cost: $8 online, $10 at door
More Info: facebook.com

Truck Yeah

March 14 and 15

Monster Jam returns to Vancouver this weekend, and we’re totally revved up to see 12,000-pound trucks zooming around and doing flips. Look out for Kaylyn Migues, this Monster Jam’s youngest driver (she’s 22) who we interviewed last week. You can meet her in person at the Pit Party and ask for yourself exactly what it’s like to go to monster truck university.

When: Saturday March 14 and Sunday March 15
Where: Pacific Coliseum at the PNE
Cost: From $16
More Info: monsterjam.com