Salt Spring in the City (March 14 to 16)
Head to the Wise Hall for a taste of island artistry and flavour. The premier event, Salt Spring in the City, will be held at 15 and Main. Bring your reusable bag as you’ll want to do a bit of shopping after perusing the island’s bohemian-themed lifestyle and fresh finds from talented artisans. With over 30 unique brands to discover, there is something for everyone. From the modern to the rustic, chic to traditional, this is one artist-run collaborative event you don’t want to miss. For all the details, click here. Admission is only $2 with proceeds donated to the Save on Meats Token.
Coming up: Vancouver Fashion Week (March 18 to 24, various venues)
Plan ahead and be sure to attend one of Vancouver Fashion Week’s diverse and innovative fashion shows taking place next weekend around the city. Featuring established and emerging designers, VFW 2014 is the fastest growing fashion week in the world and the only industry event that showcases international award-winning designers from more than 30 global fashion capitals. For tickets, show and party info, click here.
The 9th annual BMO St. Patrick’s Day 5k (March 15)
In support of the Canadian Diabetes Association, this fun run is set for Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Stanley Park. Dress up in your green gear, show up for the race and stick around for the after party. This 5k that loops around Vancouver’s Stanley Park is indeed followed by a post-race party featuring an Urban Fare Zone (food), a famous #GIB after party (beer), DJ, costumes, prizes and more. Register here.
The St. Paddy’s Day Sparkly Spandex Party (928 Main Street)
Head down to Electric Owl Social Club this Saturday and get ready to party with all the Irish fixings. Load up on green beer, wear your sparkly, tight emerald attire, be on the lookout for leprechauns and get ready to make it a long night. With DJ Blondtron and Top Less spinning well into the wee hours, this is one party you won’t want to miss. For more info and to purchase tickets, click here.
13 Annual Climb the Wall Fundraiser (Wall Centre Hotel)
Climb the Wall 2014 is Vancouver’s 13th annual stair climb to the top of the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel. A 491-foot, 48-storey hike up one of Vancouver’s tallest staircases, Climb the Wall is a fundraiser in support of lung health. Registration is just $25 and each participant must fundraise $125. Participants all receive a limited edition 2014 t-shirt, can refuel at a free brunch and score fundraising prizes (not to mention bragging rights). For more info, click here.
Coming up: Pecha Kucha (March 20, Vogue Theatre)
Don’t miss the next PechaKucha Night in Vancouver. It’s a fun and informal hour and a half of culture, ideas, creativity, passion and opinions. It’s a place to share your thoughts, gather as a creative community and have a good time. Presenters include Erin Ireland, Malcolm Levy, Nigel Springthorpe, Jen Sookfong Lee and more. The conversation gets rolling at 6:30pm at the Vogue Theatre. For more info and to grab tickets, click here.
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