Thurs, March 26
Dining Out For Life
For one day, stop living off protein shakes, veggies and vitamins and eat like it’s your last meal — all while helping others. Dine out for breakfast, lunch or dinner at participating restaurants across the Lower Mainland and help people living with HIV/AIDS as the restaurants contribute 25 percent of their food sales. The more you eat, the more they contribute. You can always get back on the treadmill tomorrow. For a list of participating restaurants click here.
Fri, March 27
Are you a tush-push or a two stepper? Although any other night at Pumpjack’s those terms may mean something completely different, tonight they’re part of country western dancing! Free lessons at 7:30pm. Come out together or alone, no partner needed. 7–11pm. Pumpjack Pub, 1167 Davie St. No cover. timberlinedance.org
Sat, March 28
Throw ice skates, drag queens, go-go boys, a DJ and bartenders in jockstraps together and what have you got? No, Adam Dreaddy is not getting married! It’s the Cutting Edges’ annual skating party. 8:45pm–midnight. West End Community Centre, 870 Denman St. Tickets $25 at thecuttingedges.com.
Sun, March 29
East Van Garage Sale
Purge or buy! You know you want to. Everyone needs at least one pair of pink tights. Now’s your chance at this communal purge of vintage clothes, décor, records, arts crafts and so much more. Plus there will be music, food and cheap beer, so those leopard print panties will look much better after a few beverages. 11am–6pm. Astoria Hastings, 769 East Hastings St. Search for East Van Garage Sale on Facebook.
Tues, March 31
Famous Puppet Death Scenes
As a kid this would have scared me to death, and even now there is a shiver. With its scenes collected from a variety of puppet shows throughout history, this show promises to “deconstruct your traumatized psyche and reconstruct you so that death means nothing to you anymore.” Yeah, I’m still scared of puppets. 8pm. York Theatre, 639 Commercial Dr. Show runs until Tues, April 14. Info, schedule and tickets, $18–41, at thecultch.com