If you want to head out to do something fun this weekend and you're not sure what's going on in the Lower Mainland, CBC Radio's On The Coast has a few suggestions for families, active outdoor enthusiasts, and fans of the Harlem Shake.
1. Girls Fly Too! at the Langley Regional Airport
This is the first year that the event Sky's No Limit - Girls Fly Too! will be hosted by the Langley Regional Airport. It's expected to be one of the largest gatherings of its kind in the world —- designed to encourage more women and girls to consider flying as a career option. Visitors will be able to take flight in small aircraft with female pilots, talk to women who fly helicopters with the RCMP, along with Coast Guard and Air Force pilots.
To register to fly or for more information go to girlsfly2.ca
Free, March 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PT at the Langley Regional Airport
2. Richard Scarry's Busytown: The Musical at Carousel Theatre
The characters from the popular children's author come to life in this musical show, based on the book "What Do People Do All Day." Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm and Betsy Bear dance, sing and explore what people do all day. Find out how Farmer Pig and Grocer Cat, Construction Worker and Firechief keep people safe and happy in Busytown.
For ages 3 and up, March 1 to March 30 at the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island
3. The Outdoor Adventure Show at the Vancouver Convention Centre
If you're passionate about the outdoors, this show has a plethora of activities to get the adrenaline pumping. There's a Stand-Up Paddling Pavilion, Mountain-biking shows, and special guest appearances by outdoor celebrities. Whether you're into board sports, eco-adventure, triathlons or camping, this travel show has some great ideas for your next trip.
March 8 and 9 at the Vancouver Convention Centre
4. Harlem Shake in Vancouver
Leading spoken-word artists will recreate 1920s Harlem for "SlamFete's Harlem Shake." Rooted Theatre and Urban Ink have joined forces for a show that showcases hip-hop, slam poetry and First Nations' theatre. On stage, Vancouver actors capture the lives of famous poets, singers and dancers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Bojangles Robinson and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Learn more about vibrant black culture from the 1920s Harlem Renaissance to the Harlem Shake in the 1980s.
March 7 at the Roundhouse Exhibition Hall in Vancouver
Tickets are available at slamfete.brownpapertickets.com and at the door.