Get Outside: 5 Blossoming Ways to Celebrate Spring in Vancouver

Bike the Blossoms | Image via the Vancouver Cherry Blossom festival website

Spring is HERE — and we are all about in Vancouver. The weather has gotten warmer, the cherry blossoms are out, and there’s no excuse for not getting outside. (Not even the possibility of rain!) Here are some ways to get outside and celebrate spring in the city!

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Get Outside: 5 Blossoming Ways to Celebrate Spring in Vancouver

Top musicians to perform Mozart to help battle chronic disease

Jane Coop performs at an upcoming Mozart concert.

Myasthenia gravis is a chronic auto-immune disease that affects nerve transmission to the muscle. It can strike anyone at any age. Once recognized, myasthenia is treatable with medication, such as corticosteroids, immunosuppressants, plasma exchange, intravenous gamma globulin, and in younger patients, possible surgery. If diagnosed and treated early, myasthenia patients can look forward to a normal life with medication.

On Sat. March 30, a group of internationally acclaimed artists come together to perform some of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s finest chamber works in support of the Myasthenia Gravis Association of BC. The concert takes place at the Vancouver Academy of Music (1270 Chestnut St.). Find out more about who’s performing, and what, below.

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Top musicians to perform Mozart to help battle chronic disease

CONTEST ALERT! Win Two Tickets to Elements Film Festival at TELUS World of Science

Are you curious about environmental issues? Passionate about wildlife conservation? Perhaps you’re simply a sucker for films starring majestic animals. If any of these tickles your fancy, you’ll want to block off your calendar to attend the second annual Elements Film Festival, taking place at TELUS World of Science between April 8 and 14 – and one lucky reader will win a pair of festival passes!

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CONTEST ALERT! Win Two Tickets to Elements Film Festival at TELUS World of Science

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

This weekend you can see Nosferatu backed by a live choir, check out some fancy cars at the auto show, cheer on some national soccer or make waves at a Canucks game. There’s also performance that works with projections on nudity, a tale re-told with a Punjabi-Sikh family in the Okanagan Valley, and the marketing extravaganza you’ve no-doubt seen information for everywhere, Shen Yun is finally happening.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Sonic Boom festival of new classical music starts tonight!

Rodney Sharman is the Composer-in-Residence at this year’s Sonic Boom Music Festival.

Each year, the Sonic Boom Music Festival showcases the best of contemporary classical (new) music in the province. The festival spotlights a BC Composer, Featured Artist(s) and Ensemble, as well as a mix of ensembles of one to four players performing dozens of new works by both emerging and established West Coast composers.

The 32nd festival takes place on March 21-24. As usual, there’s an eclectic lineup of concerts (at two downtown venues, Pyatt Hall and the Orpheum Annex, both at 843 Seymour St.) as well as a student composer master-class. See below for more details.

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Sonic Boom festival of new classical music starts tonight!

The 6th Annual BC Distilled: The Premium Spirited Event in Vancouver

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BC’s artisan distillery industry continues to grow and excel, winning medals at national competitions for the quality of their products.

Fans of spirits like vodka, gin, and whisky can rejoice at the return of the sixth annual BC Distilled Festival that features a public tasting as well as other spirit-related events.

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The 6th Annual BC Distilled: The Premium Spirited Event in Vancouver

Make your weekend ROCK at the Vancouver Gem & Mineral Show this March 22 – 24

vancouver gem and mineral show 2019

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For the intense collector, the enthusiast, and just those who are curious, the Vancouver Gem & Mineral Show is worth the visit this weekend.

Featuring 100+ vendors from across the country, this is Western Canada’s largest gem show, with all that you could ask for in the gem, mineral, and jewellery world.

The Vancouver Gem & Mineral show is taking place this Friday, March 22nd and running until Sunday, March 24th!

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Make your weekend ROCK at the Vancouver Gem & Mineral Show this March 22 – 24