Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: March 23, 2017

It’s the first weekend of spring, and you can let the theme be life, renewal, and new beginnings – because that sounds like a pretty nice way to begin the next few days! Get in touch with your humanity and the world with films like Kedi and I am Not Your Negro, make new connections by trading art cards with friends and strangers, share time with your loved ones at Family Fuse at the Vancouver Art Gallery, and marvel at orchid blooms at the Van Dusen Garden. (Or – just go watch some creepy burlesque clowns. Choice is yours!)

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: March 23, 2017

5 Must-Sees At This Year’s Vancouver International Auto Show (Free Prize Pack Giveaway!)

photo: Pioneer Cedar Rocket

Car-lovers unite! The Vancouver International Auto Show rolls into Vancouver from Tuesday, March 28th until Sunday, April 2nd at the Vancouver Convention Centre and this year’s line-up will not disappoint.

There’s a lot to see, test drive and immerse yourself in during this year’s show, but if you’re looking to see what’s new, here are the top 5 must-sees:

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5 Must-Sees At This Year’s Vancouver International Auto Show (Free Prize Pack Giveaway!)

Oh, It’s ON: The 2017 Vancouver Pillow Fight Scheduled for April 1!

vancouver pillow fight day 2017

Image courtesy of Kuba Bożanowski | Flickr.com

There’s nothing quite like a good ol’ fashioned pillow fight! When the feathers get flying, you know things are getting serious! There’s also nothing quite like a flash mob and Vancouver has become known for these entertaining acts of randomness (e.g. Zombie Walk, No-Pants Skytrain Ride, etc…)

On Saturday, April 1, at 3pm, you’re invited to take part in the next Vancouver flash mob: the always exciting celebration of International Pillow Fight Day. What’s the best way to celebrate? Why, with an epic pillow fight, of course!

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Oh, It’s ON: The 2017 Vancouver Pillow Fight Scheduled for April 1!

International sounds abound at third annual Vancouver World Music Festival

Tonya Aganabe performs with the B.C. World Music Collective at the Vancouver World Music Festival.

The third annual Vancouver World Music Festival takes place April 6-8. The three-day events features musicians originally from Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, Africa, and London, and who now make their home in B.C.

Here are some highlights.

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International sounds abound at third annual Vancouver World Music Festival

Susan Point Whorls the Imagination in Current Vancouver Art Gallery Exhibit

Susan Point - Salish Vision and Ravens and Moon

Left: Salish Vision, 2002. Courtesy of the Museum of Anthropology, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. | Right: Ravens and Moon, 2001. Collection of George and Christiane Smyth. Both photos: Janet Dwyer

An exhibit of work that elevates the importance of women and Indigenous women that merges spirituality with practicality and pairs tradition with playfulness is on at the Vancouver Art Gallery right now, and until May 28th, 2017.

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Susan Point Whorls the Imagination in Current Vancouver Art Gallery Exhibit

Rohmer retrospective kicks off with six moral tales of sex and desire

A scene from 1967’s La Collectionneuse.

“Boy meets girl. Boy flirts with girl. Boy leaves girl for another girl whom he already loves.”

That’s how the AV Club summarizes the plots of the films that make up Six Moral Tales. Yet while not much happens on the surface, this series of movies from French filmmaker Eric Rohmer are many a cinephile’s dream.

To celebrate Rohmer’s life (1920-2010) and work, Cinematheque is presenting an ongoing retrospective. The retrospective kicks off with Six Moral Tales, all of which focus on sexual temptation and the rationalization of desire. It’s a rare chance to see these classics, made between 1962 and 1972, on the big screen.

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Rohmer retrospective kicks off with six moral tales of sex and desire

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: March 16, 2017

It’s a very green weekend in Vancouver, full of St.Patrick’s Day themes, such as a Celtic fest, Irish-themed comedy, a film about an Irish conservationist, and no doubt green beers anywhere you wander.

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: March 16, 2017