The Very Best Things to Do in Vancouver This Spring

We’ve got your social calendar sorted for March and April.


Date March 12
Venue Commodore Ballroom
Price $59

Since first appearing on Chance the Rapper’s Acid Rap album in 2013, American rapper and poet Noname has been slamming studios with her complex rhymes and nuanced stories. Unlike many millennial musicians, she’s deliberately absent from the public eye: she rarely does press interviews, she doesn’t shoot music videos and her Instagram feed might leave diehard ’grammers feeling hungry. So if you want to experience Room 25—her latest neo-soul album featuring heavy hits “Blaxploitation” and “Self”—there’s only one way to do it: get out of your sweatpants, run a comb through your hair and live it for real.

(Photo: Erin Wallace)


Date April 4 to 13
Venue Gateway Theatre, Richmond
Price From $29

Watch swing-dancing skaters shred the stage in the true story of one of Canada’s first female ice hockey teams.

Fistful of Kicks

Date March 10 and April 14
Venue Havana Theatre
Price $12

This epic animé-inspired show features both improvised and choreographed stage fighting and the most kick-ass Asian-Canadian players on the block.

Lennon Stella

Date April 10 and 11
Venue Vogue Theatre
Price From $35

This 19-year-old Ontarian and former Nashville star takes the stage with bold, catchy pop tunes in her debut headline tour, Love, Me.

Displacement by Mowry Baden

Date March 2 to June 9
Venue Vancouver Art Gallery
Price From $6.50

Forget “don’t touch the art”: this Victoria-based artist creates interactive and participatory sculptures out of everything from seat belts to Ping-Pong balls.

Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival

Date March 9
Venue Westwood Plateau Golf Club, Coquitlam
Price From $55

Get your fill at this fest’s brand new “Quirky Brews Room,” featuring freaky favourites from Twa Dogs, Lighthouse Brewing and more.

Rugby Sevens

Date March 9 and 10
Venue BC Place
Price From $70

With roughly half the players, a quarter of the playing time and SO MANY COSTUMES in the audience, this tournament is union rugby to the extreme.

Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival

Date March 8 to 17
Venue Various locations
Price Varies; many events by donation

Room magazine’s third annual literary festival focuses on author care, ethics and safety, with panels, readings and other events featuring over 100 diverse authors from around the world.

(Photo: Kathryn Mussallem)

Teen Angst Night

Date March 22
Venue Fox Cabaret
Price From $10

Laugh your skinny jeans off during this comedic reading series, where adults share shameful diaries, songs and poetry they wrote as teens.