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Ballet BC takes a stab at Romeo and Juliet

And four other reasons Vancouver is awesome this week
Ballet BC's Romeo and Juliet is at Queen Elizabeth Theatre until March 7. Photo Michael Slobodian
Ballet BC's Romeo and Juliet is at Queen Elizabeth Theatre until March 7. Photo Michael Slobodian

Ballet BC: Romeo and Juliet

For centuries, this tale of tragic star-crossed lovers has inspired many an artist. Compelling in its timeless relevance, this deeply human story captures audiences with enduring themes of love, fate and family. In Romeo and Juliet, choreographer Medhi Walerski offers a fresh and bold retelling of this classic story of forbidden love that continues to resonate today.

When: Until March 7, 8 p.m.

Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton St.

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Curry Cup

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Eight Vancouver chefs will compete in the seventh annual Curry Cup on March 9. The event is devoted to the oft-unsung art of curry and put on by the Chefs' Table Society of B.C. and the Mount Pleasant BIA. Your ticket includes tastings for all of the curries, as well as beverage and dessert samples to round out the evening of savoury feasting.

When: March 9, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Where: Heritage Hall, 3102 Main St.

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Jericho Beach Park Bird Walk

Photo UBC Birding Club/Facebook
Photo UBC Birding Club/Facebook

Jericho Beach Park is always a reliable place to see a good variety of birds. From shorebirds to forest birds and to birds found in shrubs, this is an ideal spot for bird enthusiasts. Join the UBC Birding Club for this free event. Pre-register online.

When: March 7, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Meet at West Fourth Avenue at Dieppe Lane

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FLEUR Luxury Wedding Show

Photo courtesy of Avenue PR
Photo courtesy of Avenue PR

FLEUR connects elite industry professionals and celebrity influencers with the public in a magical environment. Guests are able to choose from a variety of matrimonial activities including a panel discussion led by Desiree Siegfried of The Bachelorette and designer at Desiree Hartsock Bridal. The event will also take guests on an immersive stroll through diverse décor concepts and a fashion show starring a breathtaking parade of classic, sultry and dramatic dresses.

When: March 8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, 39 Smithe St.

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Walk in Her Shoes Vancouver 2020

Walk In Her Shoes is a fun, family-friendly, annual community event that finds Vancouver women, men, children —even their dogs —joining together to walk 10,000 steps along the False Creek Seawall. The walk is done in solidarity with women and girls around the globe who are forced to walk 10,000 steps every day to fetch the necessities of life, such as water and food. This year’s event raises funds for the Southern African Nutrition Initiative, a project that tackles the underlying causes of malnutrition in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.

When: March 8, 8:30 a.m. to noon

Where: Creekside Community Recreation Centre, 1 Athletes Way

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