Happy start of spring, Vancouver! Not only has a new season arrived, but it looks like the nonstop rain we all know and love might be taking a breather soon, too. Pair that with the start of cherry blossoms around the city, and hoo boy, we think this week could be a great one!

Here are the 10 best things to do in Vancouver this week.

Cirque du Soleil

After a 2-year hiatus, Cirque du Soleil is coming back to Vancouver this week! What’s more, it’s bringing a ‘reinvented’ version of one of its most popular shows- Alegria.

When: Starts Friday, March 25th
Where: Concord Pacific Place
Cost: $65+ for GA

Bonobo

We’ve got three concerts to suggest this week! First up is Bonobo, an iconic name within the electronic community, and the perfect option for some, let’s call it interesting, music to usher in the spring.

When: Monday, March 21st
Where: 2901 East Hastings Street
Cost: $49.50

Billie Eilish

That’s right, one of the biggest names in music is coming to Vancouver this week! Singer/songwriter Billie Eilish needs no real introduction, having taken the music world by storm while she was still, technically, a kid. Naturally, this one ain’t cheap to see, if you haven’t already bought tickets.

When: Thursday, March 24th
Where: 800 Griffiths Way
Cost: $315+

Tennyson

How about a lil bit of Canadian talent to round it out? This sibling group from Edmonton has done a great job of blending genres, with a focus on their vocal skills and dreamy soundscapes.

When: Friday, March 25th
Where: 2321 Main Street
Cost: $20+

Enjoy a little bit of family-friendly fun

That’s right, spring break continues throughout this week in Vancouver! If you’re looking for things to do with your children or younger relatives, we rounded up our top picks for it.

Where: Click the link above for more info

VIFF Centre

With the Oscars this weekend, this could be a great primer. Throughout the week, VIFF Centre will be showing Oscar-nominated shorts from this past year, which is like a perfect option for those who don’t want to sit through a 3-hour movie to feel like a film buff this weekend.

When: Showtimes throughout the week
Where: 1181 Seymour Street
Cost: $15 fo GA

Check out some Cherry Blossoms

Without a doubt, the start of cherry blossom season more than makes up for the rain. And, with flowers starting to bloom all around the city, this is a great excuse to get out of the house for a few hours.

When: Budding throughout the weekend
Where: Click the link above for our picks

Go Skiing

We can’t forget that all three of Metro Vancouver’s mountains offer great, close-to-home on-piste options. And, with winter winding down, you’re running out of time to get on the slopes one last time this season!

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 1700 Mt Seymour Road, North Vancouver, 6000 Cypress Bowl Road, West Vancouver and 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
Cost: Varies

Firehall Arts Centre

In you’re in a more high brow mood, this might be up your alley. A new play called¬†Men Express Their Feelings has come to the Firehall Arts Centre, and is centred around 4 men (2 fathers and 2 sons) as they talk about “culture, hockey, relationships and sex”. Oh yeah, it’s set in a dressing room.

When: Premieres Friday, March 18th
Where: 280 East Cordova Street
Cost: $15+

Arts Club Theatre

On that note, Made in Italy has started in the city! It follows a second-generation Italian man living in Jasper, Alberta, as he transforms into a suave character based off John Travolta and Rocky Balboa. We like the premise, a lot.

When: Showtimes throughout the weekend
Where: 2750 Granville Street
Cost: $35+

That’s what we’ve got in mind for this week, Vancouver!