Well here we are, Vancouver- the start of spring kicks off this weekend! Does that mean that the weather will cooperate? Maybe, maybe not, but we don’t care. Instead, we’re focusing on all the fun that spring brings, and what the end of winter has to offer us.

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

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

Monster Jam Vancouver

Monster Jam is back, baby! Eight different drivers will compete in a variety of events, including races, freestyle and a skills competition.

When: On throughout the weekend
Where: 2901 East Hastings Street
Cost: $20+

The Darkness

It’s really a double-whammy of high-intensity fun we’re going for with these picks. Even if you haven’t followed the band in recent years, we think the price is more than reasonable to hear one of the best glam rock songs of all time. We believe in a thing called love, do you?

When: Saturday, March 20th
Where: 918 Granville Street
Cost: $32.50

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 premieres this week, 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+

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks have got back to back home games to check out this weekend! They’ll be facing off against the Flames on Saturday, then have another against the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday.

When: Saturday, March 19th and Sunday, March 20th
Where: 800 Griffiths Way
Cost: Varies

Portobello West Spring Market

Sure, there’s spring cleaning to be done, but what about spring shopping? If you’re trying to liven up your home for the warmer months, make sure to check out this long-running market that brings together some of BC’s best artisans, artists, and creators.

When: Saturday, March 19th and Sunday, March 20th
Where: 1 Athletes Way
Cost: $5 for GA

Polygon Gallery

The Polygon Gallery opened a new major exhibit last week, showing photos focused on clouds from the ‘Archive of Modern Conflict’. If you like to look at pretty pictures of clouds, well, this is the place to be.

When: Now open
Where: 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Cost: Admission by donation!

CelticFest Vancouver

From March 16th to 20th, enjoy a wide variety of activities, events and concerts. There were a few events to check out this week, but we think that its the weekend when you’ll have the most fun anyway.

When: Ends Sunday, March 20th
Where: Locations around Vancouver
Cost: Free!

Carry St. Patrick’s spirit into the weekend at Pint Gastown

This year, make St. Patrick’s celebration pure gold and hit The Pint Gastown for a whole weekend of magic! This iconic Van pub marks its tenth anniversary celebrating ‘a decade of debauchery’ with $10 Triple Hiballs ALL WEEKEND. Yeah you read that right.

When: Ends Sunday, March 20th
Where: 455 Abbott Street

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