Happy almost weekend, Vancouver! It’s time to treat yourself to a disco night, hockey game, or concert, and celebrate all the women in your life on International Women’s Day (Friday, March 8th). So with that in mind, here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this weekend (March 8-10).

Nicky Romero

Known professionally as Nicky Romero or Monocule – this Dutch DJ and remixer has worked with everyone from Tiësto to David Guetta, to Avicii, and has certainly carved his own path in the industry. Get ready for familiar tunes, magnetic energy, and tons of dancing.

When: Friday, March 8th
Where: Harbour Event & Convention Centre
Cost: $42.89



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This American pop-rock band is from LA, but was formed in Nashville in 2014, consisting of members Paul Jason Klein, Jake Clifford Goss, and Leslie Priest. Since the band’s inception, they’ve put out three ‘top 5’ albums: “LANY,” “Malibu Nights,” and “Mama’s Boy.”

When: Friday, March 8th
Where: Harbour Event & Convention Centre
Cost: $69.50

Sponsored pick: Petrichor Social Grand Opening 

French flavour is coming to Vancouver! Petrichor Social is a new Mediterranean restaurant in Gastown inspired by the owner’s hometown of Montpellier in the South of France. Petrichor captures the vibe of private beaches and patio gardens with a bohemian ambiance and fresh bites complemented by craft cocktails and local beers and wines. It’s a perfect space to gather, socialize, and stay a while.

When: Open daily from 3 PM to 10 PM
Where: 216 Abbott Street, Vancouver

Speed Dating & Salsa Lessons 

Always wanted to learn some salsa steps? This speed dating event at Yaletown’s Cold Tea Lounge will have you up on your feet in no time. And who knows, maybe you’ll even meet someone special!

When: Friday, March 8th
Where: 1193 Granville Street
Cost: $20.50

Public Disco After Dark

Who’s ready for disco night? The Birdhouse is hosting a public disco after dark this Friday, March 8th filled with classic house, bootleg club mixes, and techno beats.

When: Friday, March 8th
Where: 44 West 4th Avenue
Cost: $18.15

Sponsored pick: Birdies Charcoal Grill  

This line-up-worthy takeout spot has locals losing their minds over their Peruvian-style chicken. Birdies Charcoal Grill has made their name known for its beer-brined chicken, Peruvian marinades, eclectic side dishes and world-travelled chicken sauces. You can order their ‘Birdies’ from your go-to delivery app, or visit them in person at their take-out on East Hastings

When: Open 12 pm – 9 pm, Tuesday – Sunday
Where: 1205 East Hastings
Cost: See menu for pricing

Canucks versus The Jets

There are several Canucks games taking place at Rogers Arena in Vancouver this month, including a game against the Winnipeg Jets this Saturday, March 9th.

When: Saturday, March 9th
Where: 800 Griffiths Way

International Women’s Day Art Fair 

In celebration of International Women’s Day this weekend, Pacific Arts Market is hosting a special art fair by women artists from across the province. Discover some new pieces and support female creators and businesses.

When: Saturday, March 9th
Where: 1448 West Broadway
Cost: $11.98

Take a walk at VanDusen

Open from 10 am to 5 pm, March is a great time to visit VanDusen and check out some beautiful spring foliage – once the weather gets on the same page, that is. This month on the bloom calendar? A mix of winter berries, cherry blossoms, and if we’re lucky – some rhododendrons and magnolias as well.

Where: 5151 Oak Street
Cost: $9.80

Enjoy some covered patios

Whether it’s just drizzly or full-out storming, there are (thankfully) plenty of covered patios in Vancouver to choose from. Why not make the most of them and sip on a couple of happy hour bevies this month?

Where: See our picks above

And that’s a wrap on the weekend, Vancouver!