International Women’s Day is coming up this Sunday March 8, 2020. Putting women’s rights and gender equality centre stage, the UN has declared the 2020 theme “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”.
While marches, lectures and educational events happen all around, the day also welcomes some fun and entertainment to supplement the activities. Here’s a selection of three diverse events bringing attention to International Women’s Day 2020:
International Women’s Day at Museum of Anthropology at UBC
Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 7pm – 9pm
The special evening is an intergenerational, intercultural celebration of women supporting women—a powerful night of dance, rap, song and poetry. Don’t miss this unique showcase of the diversity, strength, breadth and depth of women’s experiences, and of their resilience and voices through the power of art. All ages welcome, event is free with Museum Admission
Musqueam Welcome + Opening Remarks | 7 pm
Zahra Shahab | 7:10 pm
Vancouver Improvised Arts Society | 7:25 pm
Kathara Pilipino Indigenous Arts Collective Society | 8:10 pm
Kaya Ko (Kayla Vargas) and Her Tribal Roots | 8:25 pm
Chelsea D.E. Johnson + Friends | 8:40 pm
Grapes, Gals & Great Food: Wine Maker’s Series at H Tasting Lounge
Sunday, March 8th at 6pm
H Tasting Lounge is co-hosting a series of interactive, five-course wine dinners showcasing some of BC’s most prestigious winemakers while treating guests to an unforgettable meal infused with local, seasonally-influenced ingredients.
Highlighting Intersection Estate Winery, a winery dedicated to the hands-on farming and creation of wines that express a sense of place, Intersection’s portfolio reflects the potential of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country’s unique terroirs. Join winemaker, Melissa Smits, to celebrate International Women’s Day and sharing insight into how women are a driving force of change in the Okanagan’s wine industry.
Dinner reception begins at 6:00pm, with dinner at 6:30pm. Tickets, limited to 40 diners, are $114 plus GST and gratuity.
International Women’s Day at Vancouver TheatreSports
Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 7:30pm
From the very beginning of its 40-year history, women have always played an integral part in Vancouver TheatreSports – this at a time when improv was a male-dominated art form. Some of VTS’ alumni include such female comedy icons as Ellie Harvie, Ellen Kennedy, Christine Lippa, Nancy Robertson, Christina Sicoli, Veena Sood, and Denalda Williams. Watch the website for guest alumni confirmations.
VTS celebrates International Women’s Day with a special show featuring an all-star, all-female cast comprised of current active ensemble members, Rookie League members, and some of the company’s illustrious alumni who are returning to The Improv Centre stage for this one night only. As with all VTS shows, the quick-witted cast relies on audience suggestions to create the improvised scenarios.
Celebrate the fabulous women in your life on International Women’s Day at Vancouver TheatreSports. Tickets for this very special performance start at $15.75 and are available in advance online at www.vtsl.com.