Local New West events: Thursday March 16 to Wednesday March 22
"Irish You Were Here," plus lots of dancing, plays, and book-related events to choose from
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Editor’s note: this is the first week we are offering a full seven-day listing for all of the things to do in New West! If a date is not on the list, it means we did not receive a submission.
If you’d like to submit your event, please take a look at the rules and requirements on our contact page.
aBIOTIC. Three installations look to abstract and synthesize the mysterious and ethereal behaviours of non-biological factors. On until April 23. New Media Gallery.
Katrina Ewanchuk. The artist’s Elements of Nature will be on display until March 31. Second floor, New West Public Library’s main branch.
Landscape of Tranquility. This work by Wenyan Xu expresses beauty, peace, and calmness through Chinese ink paintings. On until March 30. The Plaskett Gallery at Massey Theatre.
Common Threads. Victoria Mitchell’s work acknowledges the interconnections between various entities, explored through art. On display until March 26. The Gallery at Queen’s Park.
Spring discovery days. Delve into the stories that are a part of the mighty Fraser River. on until March 26. 10am to 4pm. Fraser River Discovery Centre.
Thursday, March 16
Councillor cafe. Grab a cup o’joe and bring your questions. 1pm. Amelia’s Restaurant. 640 12th St.
In Their Words. Feature speakers present their favourite author from any genre in poetry, fiction, non-fiction, or drama. You’ll need to request the Zoom link to attend this free event’ email [email protected]. 7pm. Online.
Friday, March 17 🍀 (St. Patrick’s Day)
Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day. Includes a special drink list, giveaways, and music courtesy of a live band. Reserve your table for a $50 deposit. Enjoy performances by a Celtic Trio band from 7 to 10pm—and get a gift when you order a pitcher of Guiness. Sapperton District Taphouse.
St. Patrick’s Day. Show up in your best green outfit, enjoy some green beer and/or cocktails, and enjoy a local pipe band and Irish dancers to start. Doors open at 11am, performances start later. Union Jack Public House.
Friday night Magic. This event is for standard players only. (Modern players will need to attend the event at the Lougheed Town Centre location.) Players should have a Wizards account before entering—you can register here. 6pm. T&N Games, Royal City Centre.
Bands/performers at Bully’s. Easy Sin, Slightest Clue, Toy Tiger, and Lukewarm Believer take the stage. 19+ show, tickets are $15 pre-sale, $20 at the door. Bully’s Studios.
Perkele group training. Newcomers are welcome to give kettlebell workouts a try! The theme for this one is “cardio.” Questions? Find Perkele on Instagram. 6pm. Queen’s Park east field corner.
St. Patrick’s party. Win prizes, enjoy green beer and St. Patrick’s Day cocktails. Event also happening on March 18. Hops Northwest Pub.
Community Latin dance social. Learn how to dance to new Latin songs and old favourites—requests welcome. $10. 8:30pm. Sapperton Hall.
Saturday, March 18
Defyne Development. This is an opportunity for attendees to ask uncomfortable questions and learn more about their neighbours. Free event, reservations required. 12pm. Century House, Spruce Room.
Electronics data destruction & recycling event. Get rid of those old cellphones and hard drives—to name a few. Check out this list to see what is and isn’t being accepted. 10am. New West City Hall parking lot.
New West Craft. Shop a collection of 35+ local artists and makers and browse all of the amazing River Market shops. 11am to 4pm. River Market.
River Basin Days. How do birds prepare for spring? Entry starts at $2 and is based on age. 2 to 3pm. Fraser River Discovery Centre at Burnaby Fraser Foreshore Park.
Book launch of Apartheid. Royal City Literary Arts Society presents Una Bruhns. The event is free, but you’ll need to register by emailing [email protected]. Autographed copies of the book will also be available. 1:30pm. New Westminster Public Library, main branch.
A Dinosaur Tale. Two eighth graders must work together to send dinosaurs to their original time. Tickets start at $20. 2pm and 7pm. Massey Theatre.
Outside/In, in: Quebec. Sinha Danse will take to the stage with its contemporary performance. [Note: this event is FULL]
Outside/In, outisde: Quebec street social. From hot chocolate to live musical performances, and a variety of artisans, don’t miss the final event in this free series. 2pm. Hyack Square.
St. Patrick’s party. Hop’s Northwest Pub.
Bands/performers at Bully’s. This indie rock show includes Landmark 20, The Stonefruits, La Lune, and Emma Alves. Tickets are $20 at the door. 19+ event. 7pm. Bully’s Studios.
Sunday, March 19
Storytime with arts and crafts. This free event is for children 2+ and sign-up is required. 9:30am. River Market, 2nd floor.
F1: Saudi Arabian grand prix. Don’t miss the race! 10am. Match Eatery & Public House.
A Dinosaur Tale. Tickets start at $20. 2pm and 7pm. Massey Theatre.
Monday, March 20 🌸 (first day of spring)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day. This free event is for children 2+ and sign-up is required. 10am. River Market, second floor.
Until Branches Bend. One-night only showing. Landmark Cinemas.
Tuesday, March 21
Inaugural winemaker’s dinner. El Santo is teaming up with Summerhill Pyramid Winery to serve up a four-course dinner. Set menu is $95, plus taxes and gratuity. $10 from every ticket goes to Canucks Autism Network. Purchase tickets in advance through this website. 6pm.
Wednesday, March 22
NWPD info session. Curious about a career in law enforcement? Anyone 19 years or older is welcome to attend. [Note: this event is FULL.]