It might not be as sunny and warm as it was last weekend, but Vancouver is in for a beautiful couple of days regardless. The cherry blossoms are rapidly blooming, and there are plenty of things to do that will get you out of the house to enjoy them this weekend. From a comedy roast battle to Holi celebrations, here are 10 of the best things to do in Vancouver this weekend (March 22-24).

Vancouver Giants vs Kelowna Rockets

The Vancouver Giants are facing off against the Kelowna Rockets at the Arena Bowl at the Langley Events Centre this week. Tickets start at just over $25 a pop, so why not kick off the weekend with some stadium snacks and a game?

When: Friday, March 22nd
Where: 7888 200 Street Langley
Cost: $26.95 to $49.95

Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames 

Heads up, Canucks fans! Our home team is taking on the Flames this weekend and you won’t want to miss it.

When: Saturday, March 23rd
Where: 800 Griffiths Way
Cost: $140+

Sponsored pick: Bite Of Burnaby

Prepare your favourite stretchy pants because Bite of Burnaby is back for its 4th year! This month-long culinary extravaganza is a celebration of the diverse and global flavours that make up the city of Burnaby. This festival has it all, from fine dining establishments to cozy eateries, you’ll get to try the best of the city’s culinary scene at a fraction of the price! Check out their website for the full list of participating restaurants and where you can find them.

When: March 1-31st
Where: Across the city of Burnaby
Cost: Varies by restaurant, $10 to $65+

Rango Ki Holi – The Color Festival in Surrey 

From 1 to 5 pm on Saturday, March 23rd, visitors of the Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre in Surrey can celebrate ‘Rango ki Holi’ with a full afternoon of music, dance, colour, cultural performances and food.

Note that there is free parking available and free entry for children under 5 years old.

When: Saturday, March 23rd
Where: 17728 64th Avenue, Surrey
Cost: $15

Japanese Canadian Heritage Cooking Class 

From 4 to 6 pm on Saturday, March 23rd, foodie and chef Hiroko Aiba is leading a festive workshop of hanami cherry blossom season bento treats like inarizushi and chi chi dango.

When: Saturday, March 23rd
Where: 487 Alexander Street
Cost: By donation

BOLLY HOLLY – Holi Edition 

This Sunday, The Library Square Pub in downtown Vancouver is transforming for the vibrant festival of colours that is Holi, with a twist of Bollywood EDM.

Don’t forget to dress in your most colourful and glowing attire!

When: Sunday, March 24th
Where: 300 West Georgia Street
Cost: $18.18

Roast Battle Vancouver 

Ready for some major laughs by some of Vancouver’s best comics? Roast Battle Vancouver is back with a Sunday show on March 24th, and the event promises that nothing will be held back.

Doors open at 7:30 pm and the show starts at 8 pm.

When: Sunday, March 24th
Where: 1826 Triumph Street
Cost: $17.31

Carousel Theatre for Young People: “It’s Okay to Be Different”

Recurring daily until March 24th, The Carousel Theatre for Young People and Axis Theatre present “It’s Okay to Be Different,” a whimsical show based on the New York Times bestselling author Todd Parr’s book of the same name. The 45-minute show delivers messages of self-confidence, acceptance, and understanding.

When: Until Sunday, March 24th
Where: 1412 Cartwright Street
Cost: $18 to $35

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Melissa Etheridge 

Switching gears a bit, Melissa Etheridge is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, known for her underground success originating with the release of her debut album in 1988. On Saturday, March 23rd, she’s bringing her “I’m Not Broken Tour” to The Orpheum.

When: Saturday, March 23rd
Where: The Orpheum
Cost: $82.14

See an improv show

From Date Night improv to monthly standup sessions, House Team showcases, and more – there’s always something exciting going on at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. And why not start off the weekend with a couple of laughs?

When: Shows throughout March
Where: 1515 Anderson Street
Cost: $26.50

And that’s a wrap on the weekend, Vancouver! We hope it’s a great one.