With Olympic and Paralympics events taking over the better part of 2010 so far, I thought it best to showcase other events around town that may be of interest.
Twestival Global, the largest fundraiser in the world organized through Twitter, is coming to Vancouver March 25th. Tickets will be on sale this week and we have some great entertainment and prizes lined up. More details to come in another post but in the meantime, follow @YVRTwestival for updates.
GLOBE 2010, one of the world’s largest and longest-running events dedicated to the business of the environment, will take place in Vancouver March 24th through the 26th.
There is a free family event in celebration of the Paralympics Games happening in Surrey this Saturday, March 20th. They will have a celebration site with two big screens as well as festival activities at the Guildford Recreation Centre from 11:00am – 4:00pm.
Fighting Chance Productions presents The Awesome 80â€™s Prom. It looks as though it’s in the same interactive theatre vein as Tony & Tina’s Wedding however the setting is right out of a John Hughes film. Tickets are $30 and this event runs two nights only, March 19th and 20th, 2010.
The Diane Farris Gallery is opening an exhibit that will feature artwork inspired by social media. “Twitter/Art+Social Media” will be showcased April 1st until May 1st, 2010.
The High Steppin’ Walk-a-thon, a fundraising event in support of the new Lloyd Nicholson Memorial Scholarship at Langara College, will take place April 1st at 12:30pm.
“Do Not Adjust Your Set: CBC Vancouver TV 1960″ is a showcase by CBC archivists coming to the Vancity Theatre March 28th, 2010.
Earth Hour is coming up Saturday March 27th. One event on my radar, aside from the global initiative to shut off your lights at 8:30pm that day, is from Brita. They’ll be at Granville Square (200 Granville) the day before handing out 3,000 Brita water pitchers and filters.
The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is coming up in April.
If you need any information about Paralympic events and pavilions I have a few resources here.
Finally, as a part of the continuing Cultural Olympiad, Hive 3 opened last week. Hive 3 events include site-inspired, installation-based performance pieces from local theatre companies as well as concerts from some of Canada’s best independent artists. The concerts are included in your Hive 3 admission or if you come just for the music, pay only $5 cover.
Hive 3 performance schedule: March 11th The British Columbians, March 12th Hot Panda, March 13th Women, March 14th Rich Hope, March 17th The Waking Eyes, March 18th Rah Rah, March 19th Let’s Go To War, March 20th The Sadies.
My “events” inbox is usually pretty full however should you have a community, art, theatre, non-profit or fun event you’d like to promote, please do not hesitate to contact me.