What to Do in Vancouver This Week (Feb. 27 to Mar. 5)

Do yoga at the Playhouse, write a love letter and embrace your inner Maritimer with our top events for this week.

February 27, 2017

By Jessica Wallin

Practice Your “Standing Ovation” Yoga Pose

Tuesday, February 28

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, take your yoga moves to the venue you deserve. Vancouver Civic Theatres is offering free drop-in Hatha yoga sessions at the Vancouver Playhouse so you can breathe in your inner actor as you relax on your lunch hour.

When: Tuesdays 12-1 p.m. from February 28, March 21 to April 11
Where: Vancouver Playhouse Theatre, Upper Lobby, 600 Hamilton St.
Cost: Free, please bring your own mat
More info: Drop-in Hatha Yoga

Listen to Stories Under the Stars

Wednesday, March 1

Like a legendary campfire, The Flame: True Stories From The Pale Blue Dot features tales told under the stars. Join storytellers such as Tetsuro Shigematsu and Dave Morris as they recount touching and hilarious stories while surrounded by the Planetarium Star Theatre. Also featuring a bar and musical guests with a “galactic theme”.

When: March 1, 6-9 p.m.
Where: HR MacMillan Space Centre, 1100 Chestnut St.
Cost: $20
Tickets: Eventbrite (This is a 19+ event)

Kiss a Fish, East Coast Style

Thursday, March 2

Ever wanted to be “Screeched In” by kissing a fish and downing a shot of Screech Newfoundland Rum? Fulfill your East Coast dreams at The Portside’s East Coast Boil, where $30 gets you all the lobster, muscles, prawns, beer and music your heart desires.

When: March 2, 7 p.m.
Where: The Portside Pub, 7 Alexander St.
Cost: $30
Tickets: Show Pass

Fall Back in Love with Snail Mail

Thursday, March 2

Whether you have a long distance lover or a prison pen pal, rediscover the lost art of letter writing at The Regional Assembly of Text’s Letter Writing Club. Expect tables filled with typewriters, creative mailing supplies and inspiration from fellow wordsmiths.

When: Every first Thursday of the month, 7-9:30 p.m.
Where: The Regional Assembly of Text, 3934 Main St.
Cost: Free, supplies provided
More info: The Regional Assembly of Text

 

Share Some Food for Thought

Friday and Saturday, March 3 & 4

Join Rich Francis on a journey towards reconciliation through Indigenous food and culture. Cooking for Reconciliation is a Seventh Fire Pop Up Restaurant event serving a four-course meal at the beautiful Skwachays Lodge Hotel and Gallery. A former Top Chef Canada finalist, Francis has been raising the profile of Indigenous cuisine since 2010.

When: March 3 to 4, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. seating
Where: Skwachays Lodge Hotel and Gallery, 29 W. Pender St.
Cost: $79
Tickets: Eventbrite

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