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Walk In Her Shoes

Sun, Mar 3

1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC V5Y 0C2, Canada map

Empower girls andwomen around the globe by walking 10,000 steps (7km). Individuals and teams canregister to walk and raise funds in support of women, girls and their familieswho live in poverty. As a participant, you can walk with your team, your school,your dog, your co-workers, your family, or on your own.

Vancouver International Dance Festival

Mon, Mar 4 - Sat, Mar 30

Various Venues across Vancouver map

The VancouverInternational Dance Festival (VIDF) proudly announces its breathtaking 2019festival season, showcasing a month-long program replete with exhilaratingperformances by both internationally revered artists and lauded Vancouverperformers, engaging workshops, and a plethora of interactive dance activities,March 4 to 30, 2019 at various venues throughout Vancouver. The 2019 VIDF willshowcase Canadian premieres from Japan’s sensational Dairakudakan — a VIDFaudience favourite — as well as Taiwan’s Tjimur Dance Theatre, appearing inVancouver for the very first time; three world premieres from Vancouver’s ownVision Impure, Olivia C. Davies, and Lesley Telford; three West Coast premieresfrom East Coast artists Daina Ashbee (Montreal), Manuel Roque (Montreal), and10 Gates Dancing (Ottawa), and free performances by V’ni Dansi and HarbourDance ITP & Platform.

Tickets and event details are available atvidf.ca or by calling 604.662.4966.

Free Coffee from the All Blacks Sevens

Tue, Mar 5

689 Thurlow St, Vancouver, BC V6E 4S4, Canada map

The All Blacks Sevens and Canada’s Men’sSevens Team are leaving the competition on the pitch and joining forces toserve you free rugby-themed flat whites. Come along you might also win roundtrip tickets to New Zealand or day passes to the HSBC Canada Sevens tournament.All guests will receive a 20% discount code off an Air New Zealand flight!

Vancouver International Women in Film Festival

Tue, Mar 5 - Sun, Mar 10

Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3M7, Canada map

The 14th annualVancouver International Women in Film Festival (#VIWFF) is pleased to bescreening 49 films from 19 different countries around the world including 18local filmmakers. The festival celebrates the best of cinema created by womenand will run from March 5 to 10, 2019. Visit www.womeninfilm.cafor details and goviff.org/viwff for tickets.

Ultimate Traveller: Impressions of Indonesia

Wed, Mar 6

1414 Argyle Ave, West Vancouver, BC V7T 1C2, Canada map

The Indonesianarchipelago spreads over 5,200 km between the Asian mainland and Australia, allof it within the tropics, and comprises 17,000 islands. Its ethnic, culturaland linguistic diversity is correspondingly great – more than 500 languages anddialects are spoken by its 246 million people, whose fascinating customs andlifestyles are a major attraction. The largely volcanic nature of the islandshas created tall cloud-swept mountains swathed in the green of rice terraces orrainforests, dropping to blindingly bright beaches and vivid blue seas, thebackdrop for Southeast Asia’s biggest wilderness areas and wildlifesanctuaries.

This show andlecture will explore the islands of Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Flores, Komodo andSulawesi. We conclude our journey visiting the legendary Baliem Valley in thehighlands of Western New Guinea.

Admission: $15 per lecture.
Register at 604-925-7270 or online by clicking on the links below. Drop-insalso welcome (space permitting).
https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/westvanrec/Activity_Search/ultimate-traveller-impressions-of-vietnam/49602

Feasts of Coquitlam: Slovakia

Wed, Mar 6

Coquitlam Heritage at Mackin House, 1116 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3K 1G2, Canada map

Learn about theculinary customs of the central European gem of Slovakia. Cook Suzie Hartfordwill lead you through the steps of making her favorite dish called Svechkova, abeef sirloin marinated in water, vinegar, shredded vegetables and simplespices. After cooking the vegetable juices are blended and turned into adelicious cream sauce to accompany the dish. Along with Svechkova, feast on asteamed bread called Knedla and red cabbage. These dishes reflect theevololution of Slovakia itself as this area, now two countries (Slovakia andCzech Republic) were Czechoslovakia until 1993.

RegistrationRequired. $15 per person. (12+)

Coquitlam Heritage acknowledges the financialsupport of the Province of British Columbia

A Bedfull of Foreigners

Thu, Mar 7 - Sat, Mar 16

Surrey Arts Centre/Anvil Theatre New Westminster map

Benny Hill meets Fawlty Towers in this side-splitting adult comedy complete with mistaken identities, mistaken intentions, and a Bulgarian lady bicyclist all staying at the worst hotel in Europe.
For more information:
www.rctheatreco.com/ellie@rctheatreco.com/@RoyalTheatreCo/ https://www.facebook.com/rctheatreco/
604.629.8744

Classical Music Concert: Formosa Quartet with Harpist Vivian Chen

Fri, Mar 8

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Canada map

Tickets ($30): https://chancentre.com/events/formosa-quartet-with-vivian-chen/

The Formosa Quartet returns to Vancouver to make their debut at the Chan Centrefor Performing Arts with guest harpist Vivian Chen. This special event ispresented by RBC Wealth Management, together with the Taipei Economic andCulture Office in Vancouver, Tammy Jin Personal Real Estate Corp (KW), andLeahkinn Technology. The program will include works by Wei-Chieh Lin, Debussy,Bax, and Shostakovich.

Winners of both the First Prize and Amadeus Prize at the London InternationalString Quartet Competition, Formosa Quartet is “one of the very bestquartets of their generation” (David Soyer, cellist, Guarneri Quartet).

Vivian Chen is a highly in-demand harpist who graduated from UBC’s Masterof Music Harp Performance program with a full scholarship. She is a frequentcollaborator with the Vancouver Opera and the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra.
 
Program:
* Wei-Chieh Lin: Pasibutbut (commissioned by Formosa Quartet)
* Claude Debussy: Danse sacrée et Danse profane
* Arnold Bax: Quintet for Harp and Strings
* Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3

2019 Growing Room Feminist Literary Festival

Fri, Mar 8 - Sun, Mar 17

Various Venues across Vancouver map

Growing RoomFeminist Literary Festival hosts more than 50 events with boundary-defyingtalent, from March 8 to 17, 2019. Offerings include workshops and manuscriptconsultations, panels and readings with award-winning authors, with a focus onart as inspiration, comedy and feminist humour, futurisms, podcasting,inclusive storytelling and survival in the face of systemic abuse.

Participatingwriters include Sharon Bala, Cicely Blain, Ivan Coyote, Alicia Elliott,Carrianne Leung, Shazia Hafiz Ramji, Eden Robinson and many more.

March 8–17 at venues across Vancouver. Ticketsfree or by donation (excluding manuscript consultations), available to reservefrom February 1, 2019 onwards. Visit festival.roommagazine.com to learn more.

Brazilian Embroidery Workshop

Sat, Mar 9

Coquitlam Heritage at Mackin House, 1116 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3K 1G2, Canada map

Join TextileArtist Margot Calvert as she shares the unique style of three-dimensionalBrazilian Embroidery. Our Exhibit Heirlooms & Treasures celebrates skillshanded down and shared through generations, Brazilian Embroidery is createdwith rayon thread and gained popularity in Brazil in the 1960’s beforespreading to other parts of the embroidery community worldwide. Look at samplesof beautiful embroidery projects and learn some stitches while making a smallsample to keep. Beginners welcome. Refreshments included.

Registration Required. $30 per person. (16+)

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