Here are the best bars in Kitsilano to raise a pint of Guinness or green beer for St. Patricks Day. Since St. Paddy’s Day 2014 falls on a Monday, many of the bar and pub celebrations get underway on Friday, March 14. And don’t forget to bring your hangover out to the annual Vancouver St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Sunday, March 16 at 11am. Read more…
It’s easy to give in to boredom as we wait for spring to arrive. Don’t. Here are 5 fun things to do in Vancouver in March. Highlights include dance performances, parades and parties. Now get out and enjoy.
5 Fun Things to Do in Vancouver in March
1. Fox Cabaret
This former porn theatre is now the hot new Mount Pleasant arts and culture space. Renovated by the team behind the Waldorf Hotel, you can bet it has a stimulating, super cool line up of events ranging from live music to stand up comedy. The fun will soon be lubricated by an onsite cocktail bar, set to open in April.
2. Coastal First Nations Dance Festival
What do you know about First Nations culture? Not enough. Experience a vibrant celebration of the stories, songs and dances of the Indigenous peoples of the northwest coast of North America put on by The Dancers of Damelahamid and the UBC Museum of Anthropology March 7-8. Walk away wowed. All performances are at the UBC Museum of Anthropology. Read more…
At LEGO Travel Adventure, visitors are invited to drive, fly, or float anywhere their imaginations take them by creating extraordinary vehicles out of the greatest building materials of all time—LEGO! The exhibit, running at Science World until May 6, is well worth a visit. Read more…
The award winning Carousel Theatre for Young People is bringing Richard Scarry’s Busytown to life at the Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island, March 1-30. The kids will love the dance-in-your-seat melodies, fun costumes and food-shaped cars; and there’s plenty to entertain adults too. Read more…
Amazon may rule them all, but there’s nothing like actually seeing, feeling, and even smelling a book, new or used, in a real brick–and–mortar store. Lucky for us in Kitsilano, we have over 10 bookstores still standing. We selected 5 for you to consider.
Restaurant critic Alexandra Gill visited Nook Kitsilano and gave the experience a qualified rave review. She made a point of distinguishing Nook, a great neighbourhood restaurant, from destination restaurants for which diners would go out of their way.
According to Gill, a great neighbourhood restaurant: “. . . has to be close to home, at least for the locals who frequent it regularly . . . It has to be warm and welcoming with a convivial atmosphere, offer high-quality food and good value.”
Nook opened in the West End almost five years ago and is a popular eatery for Neapolitan-ish pizzas and housemade pastas. According to Gill, they’ve managed to transport the same magic to the Kitsilano location at 1525 Yew Street, formerly Rossini’s jazz bar.
Here are excerpts from the write up: Read more…
Enhancements to help the branch meet the community’s growing needs include the installation of new public washrooms, new flooring, and an improved layout and area for computer work
“We appreciate the patience and understanding of our patrons while these renovations have been underway,” says Diana Guinn, VPL’s director of community engagement and partnerships. “We know that patrons are keen to see the changes, and we invite everyone to come and see our newly renovated space.”
Due dates during the closure for materials borrowed from the branch have been extended to March 10.
Items held for pickup at the Kitsilano branch have also been extended to March 10 after the branch re-opens; no charges will be imposed.
Cellar Jazz, the well-liked but financially strapped Kitsilano jazz club at 3611 West Broadway, put on its last show to a sold out crowd on Wednesday night. The club was named one of the world’s best jazz clubs by Downbeat Magazine. It’s been a neighbourhood live music venue for 13 years.
Owner Corey Weeds told CBC that he’s passionate about playing music, running a record label and booking performers. But, he does not enjoy managing the restaurant, something that has required his undivided attention. The venue featured international musicians and gave up-and-coming performers a stage to play on. But not all is lost: Weeds continues to book concerts at different locations, and said he may eventually consider opening another club.
Spring is soon here and Nicole Bridger, the fashion forward eco designer with a flagship on West 4th, is having a blow out sale on her fall/winter collection. Her pieces transition seamlessly from work to cocktails. They’re motherhood-friendly. They’re timeless; even if you purchase a last-season item, you’re still gong to look good. They’re also a bit out of many of our budgets, so a 75% price cut is welcome. Act fast, ladies. It’s over February 28.
Nicole Bridger, 2151 West 4th, 604-730-1129, www.nicolebridger.com