March, already? As we go marching nearer to spring, there’s plenty of action in these picks of the week.
Rugby: Canada Sevens, Vancouver’s most exciting sporting weekends of the year returns to BC Place Stadium, March 3-5, 2023, with the biggest Canada Sevens tournament yet. Now incorporating both the Men’s and Women’s tournaments into the three day tournament.
Master: Now until March 9th, take the chance to interact with a Master’s great works, in a new exhibition, Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience running at the Agriplex at Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey.
Wizard: Carousel Theatre for Young People is partnering with Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People to present the Canadian premiere of Oz, a whimsical look at an imagined backstory for how L. Frank Baum might have written his best selling children’s book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. On stage at Granville Island’s Waterfront Theatre from March 1-26, 2023.
Dick: At the Arts Club’s Newmont Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre, Teenage Dick takes us back to high school in this adaptation of Richard III, presented in a collaboration with Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival and Realwheels Theatre wrapping up March 5th.
Drag: It’s the last chance to catch, Corey Payette’s acclaimed new musical Starwalker tells the story of an Indigi-Queer Two-Spirit drag queen learning the ropes of the East Van Drag community, at The Cultch York Theatre until March 5th.
Re/Play: Online, the Cultch Re/Play season continues, with the audio-only play The Year of The Cello , and the digital version of The Cafe both online now.
Fringe: Until March 15th, Vancouver Fringe Festival, has revived nine live-recordings as part of ‘Fringe Digital Remix’ – an online streaming showcase featuring some of the best acts of its 2022 line-up.
Ghost: Directed by and starring Vancouver’s Bernard Cuffling and Aiden Wright, the famed gothic horror, The Woman In Black, haunts the the Jericho Arts Centre in Vancouver until March 5 2023.
Improv: The Improv Centre has plenty of programming to add to your Spring laughs; Date Night Thursdays, with special highlights paid to International Women’s Day March 8 and Ladies against Humanity March 15.
Choir: Chor Leoni prepares to see off winter with an energetic, entertaining concert – PopCappella III – featuring hits by Adele, Kate Bush, BTS, Seal, Avicii, and Simon & Garfunkel at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United March 3 at 8pm and March 4 at 5pm and 8pm.
Opera: Until March 4, the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts welcomes Burnaby Lyric Opera presenting two musical masterpieces Gianni Schicchi, a comedy by Giacomo Puccini and and Pagliacci, a tragedy by Ruggero Leoncavallo.
Gallery: On display until May 14, Polygon Gallery presents As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic Curated by Elliott Ramsey, the exhibition is organized by Aperture and features more than 100 photographs from the Wedge Collection — Canada’s largest privately owned collection committed to championing Black artists.
Sun: Need some sun? Take off as Hawaii From Above makes a return to Fly Over Canada, bringing its lush forests and flowing waterfalls to sandy beaches and dazzling shorelines to the Canada Place attraction until April 23.
Jam: Pi Theatre’s Provocateurs Series continues with Black Space Jam, a presentation of multidisciplinary art featuring dance, spoken word, stand-up comedy, music and a live DJ, Black Space Jam brings a cultural experience and spectrum of Black art Friday, March 3 at the Biltmore Cabaret.
Dance: The 16th annual Coastal Dance Festival, hosted by Dancers of Damelahamid, returns March 2-5 at the Anvil Centre, honouring Indigenous stories, song, and dance from the Northwest Coast, Canada and around the world.
Comedy: The new comedy Driving Me Crazy, following a family and their relationships with each other as experienced via their vehicles is on tour, crashing onto stages around Metro Vancouver, this week at Surrey Arts Centre March 1-4.
Premiere: Touchstone Theatre brings the World Premiere of The Wrong Bashir, a comedy by Ismaili playwright Zahida Rahemtulla to Firehall Arts Centre March 2-12.