Events and Entertainment Around Town – March Edition

Spring is right around the corner, and believe it, Vancouver can’t wait for it to get here!  So what’s happening in our fair city in March? Plenty. From arts to dance, opera to sporting events, Vancouver is not lacking in things to see and do. Make sure to check back frequently, as more events get posted!

Vancouver Canucks Vs New York Islanders – Rogers Arena
Event date: March 1 | Time: 7pm

The Lengendary Itzhak PerlmanOrpheum Theatre
Event date: March 2 | Time: 8pm
The one and only Itzhak Pearlman. Simply one of the greatest musicians to ever hold an instrument. Legendary violionist Itzhak Perlman returns t the VSO to perform Bruch’s remarkable Violin Concerto No. 1. VSO Music Director Bramwell Tovey conducts this once-in-a-lifetime concert that will also includes Maestro Perlman performing the heartbreaking theme from Schindler’s List, by John Williams.

Vancouver Canucks vs San Jose Sharks – Rogers Arena
Event date: March 3 | Time: 7pm

Postsecret: The Show – Firehall Arts Centre
Event dates: February 17-March 5 | Various times
Back by popular demand! An immersive experience through a crowd-sourced narrative of the stories behind some of the most sexual, sad, funny and controversial secrets.

Russian Classics – Orpheum Theatre
Event date: March 5 | Time: 8pm
A program of great Russian classics is conducted by accomplished young Scottish conductor Rory Macdonald. Menuhin Competition-winner Angelo Xiang Yu is one of classical music’s fastest-rising stars, and he performs Prokofiev’s graceful Violin Concerto No. 2.

Dino Archie – Comedy Mixx
Event dates: March 3-5 | Various times
Winner of the 36th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition. Credits include Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party Season 3 and Brothers in Law TV pilot.

Flight of the Dragon – FlyOver Canada
Event dates: January 1-March 6 | 10am-9pm
2 sets of shows: Flyover China then Flyover Canada

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Montreal Impact – BC Place
Event date: March 6 | Time: 230pm

Vancouver Canucks vs Arizona Coyotes – Rogers Arena
Event date: March 9 | Time: 7pm

Justin Bieber: Purpose World Tour – Rogers Arena
Event date: March 11 | Time: 730pm

Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir – St Andrews Wesley Church
Event date: March 11 | Time: 730pm
Part of the Celticfest Vancouver programme. Opening act will be The De Danaan School of Irish Dance.

Vancouver Canucks vs Nashville Predators – Rogers Arena
Event dates: March 12 | Time: 7pm

Andrew Grose – The Comedy Mix
Event dates: March 10-12 | Various times
With almost 20 years of live performances, Andrew has some of the most impressive credentials in the industry including 8 ‘Just for Laughs’ Festivals.

Chutzpah Festival 2016 | Various venues
Event dates: February 18-March 13 | Various times
An annual performing arts festival committed to bringing world-renowned international dance, music, theatre and comedy to Vancouver audiences.

Madama Butterfly – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Event dates: March 5-13 | Time: 2pm and 730pm
In Nagasaki at the turn of the 20th century, a pleasure-seeking American naval officer named Pinkerton leases a house and marries a young geisha. He is only briefly enchanted with his “Butterfly”, but she is totally and forever committed to the marriage.

St Patrick’s Day Parade Vancouver – Howe Street
Event date: March 13 | Time 11am
Join thousands of happy spectators lining the route to cheer on 2000+ parade participants. They’ll include award-winning pipe and rum bands, Celtic musicians, Scottish and Irish dancers, acrobats, stilt walkers, vintage cars, the Vancouver police motorcycle drill team and pipe band, fire and police dogs, mounted horse drill teams, multicultural organizations and performers, local businesses, distinguished guests and lots more.

Vancouver Canucks vs Winnipeg Jets – Rogers Arena
Event date: March 14 | Time: 7pm

Vancouver Canucks vs Colorado Avalance – Rogers Arena
Event date: March 16 | Time: 7pm

2016 Celtic Fest Vancouver – Various downtown locations
Event dates: March 10-17 | Various times
Vancouver streets, concert halls, and pubs will resound with the sights, sounds and vibrant spirit of Celtic culture.

Vancouver Canucks vs St Louis Blues – Rogers Arena
Event date: March 19 | Time: 7pm

Vancouver International Dance Festival – Various venues
Event dates: February 28-March 19 | Various times
Featured artists from China, Spain, US, France, Germany, Japan, Poland, Switzerland, Thailand, Taiwan, Lithuania, Mexico and Canada performing techniques and styles as diverse as butoh, aborigional, hip hop, flamenco, ballet as well as cutting edge contemporary dance.

Program 2 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Event dates: March 17-19 | Time: 8pm
This world premiere builds on the themes Walerski established with Prelude, seen in 2014, and celebrated for its poetic, complex, imaginative and unpredictable choreographic language.

Simon King – The Comedy Mix
Event dates: March 17-19 | Various times
Breakout performances at the prestigious HOB US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and the HBO, TBS Comedy Festival in Las Vegas.

Vancouver Canucks vs St Louis Blues – Rogers Arena
Event date: March 19 | Time: 7pm

Go Dog Go! – Waterfront Theatre at Granville Island
Event dates: February 27-March 20 | Various times
PD Eastman’s classic children’s book comes to live on stage in an exploration of movement, colour and music. The dogs delve into life with gusto, creating a visual spectacle for the audience to feast upon. They snorkel. They howl at the moon. They ride a ferris wheel. They sing and dance and climb trees. The musical’s bustle and commotion pauses every so often for a moment or two of reflection and then sweeps us again into the whirlwind of these lovable and goofy dogs.

Canada MNT vs Mexico – BC Place
Event date: March 25 |
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifier.

The Out Vigil – Firehall Arts Centre
Event dates: March 16-26 | Various times
A modern fable steeped in maritime lore, The Out Vigil questions our ability to accept the natural world for all that it is, both beautiful and terrifying.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Houston Dynamo – BC Place
Event date: March 26 | Time: 7pm

Vancouver Canucks vs Chicago Blackhawks – Rogers Arena
Event date: March 27 | Time: 5pm

Return to Grace (An Elvis Tribute) – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Event dates: March 22-27 | Various times
Following its hugely successful 2014 run at Toronto’s majestic Ed Mirvish Theatre, Return to Grace comes to Vancouver’s QE Theatre as part of its 2016 Canadian tour. A glorious, heartfelt tribute to a music icon featuring over 30 singers, dancers and musicians on stage.

Vancouver International Auto Show – West Convention Centre
Event dates: March 23-27 | Various times

Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out – Science World
Event dates: October 3-March 28
Animal Inside Out features over 100 preserved animal specimens ranging from the common pigeon to an expertly dissected camel. Visitors will be able to check out what’s under the skin of some spectacular animals and determine what makes us the same – and different.

Easter Train in Stanley Park – Stanley Park Miniature Train
Event dates: March 19-28 | Time: 10am-5pm
Hope on the Stanley Park Train for an egg-citing Easter ride through Stanley Park. After the train ride, your kids will enjoy hunting for eggs, playing games, making bunny ears, getting their faces painted, meeting the Easter Bunny and much more! Open rain or shine.

Easter Bunny visit FlyOver Canada – FlyOver Canada
Event dates: March 26-28 | Time: 11am-3pm
Guests will soar coast to coast across Canada with the Easter Bunny from 11am to 3pm. After the ride, enjoy a festive colouring station, have your face painted for free (Sun and Mon only for the face painting) and take your best guess at the jar of chocolate eggs contest.

Vancouver Canucks vs San Jose Sharks – Rogers Arena
Event date: March 29 | Time: 7pm

Czech Masters – Orpheum Theatre
Event date: March 31 | Time: 8pm
Late 19th century Bohemian/Czech composers wrote some of the most important music that came out of Europe at that time. Leading the way were pioneers such as Dvorak, Smetana and Janaek, and you will hear some of their most beautiful and famous works.

Julian McCullough – Comedy Mixx
Event dates: March 31-April 2 | Various times
Currently starring as the co-host of We Have Issues on E! Hr has appeared on Inside Amy Schumer and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Mamma Mia – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Event dates: March 29-April 4 |
A night of ABBA music incorporated in a story of a daughter’s upcoming wedding.

Onegin – West First Theatre (Olympic Village)
Event dates: March 17-April 10 | Various times
A passionate new musical!

2016 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival – Various locations
Event dates: March 21-April 17
Abundance of cherry blossoms and related activities in Vancouver.

Good People – Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
Event dates: March 24-April 24 | Various times
A sharp comedy about how we treat others.

Mashup: The Birth of Modern Culture – Vancouver Art Gallery
Event dates: February 20-June 12
The biggest exhibition in the history of the Vancouver Art Gallery! Occupying 35,000 square feet of exhibition space on all floors and featuring more than 371 artworks by 156 artists!


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