Top Vancouver Events March 28-April 3: Rubix cube party, Zakir Hussain and music shows

See Zakir Hussain perform live.

Music and parties. That's the theme this week and we're liking it. We've also listed a couple of documentaries worth checking out. Last week's picks centered around food, and if you weren't at the EastVanLove tweetup that focused on just that, you missed out. Luckily you can read a recap on EastVanLove here.

Top Picks

Spit: The Rubix Cube Party
(Kelly's Pick)
Mar 30 | 10 PM - 2 AM | Anza Club | $12

Are you a red, yellow, orange, blue, green or white? Show us your *one* true color at the Rubix Cube Party. But be prepared to leave in someone else's clothes...literally.

Zakir Hussain and Masters of Percussion (Miraj's Pick)
Apr 1 | 7 PM | CHAN Centre at UBC | $51/$58

Under the direction of percussion legend and tabla virtuoso Ustad Zakir Hussain, the Masters of Percussion offer a mesmerizing exploration of the depth and breadth of Indian music. Be prepared to be mesmerized! PS: Early arrivees get delish treats from Rasooee Indian Kitchen.

Honorable Mentions

Shine brings music to the Wired Monk
Mar 29 | 7:30 - 9:30PM | Wired Monk | $7-555 (sliding scale)

Come down to the Wired Monk, shut your eyes, have some tea and support a local musician in a comfortable environment. He's a wonderful man with a beautiful voice and a big heart.

Crazy8s After Party at Science World
Mar 30 | 9:30 PM | Science World

More than 1000 people in a room watching locally produced short films will then migrate to Science World to revel in the wonder of toys and dance to a DJ playing atop a waterfall, only taking a break to get there chocolate fix from the fondue fountain! Seriously, why have I never been to one of these before? Amazing.

Hot Coffee Documentary: Premier Screening in Vancouver
Mar 30 |  6:30 PM | Fifth Avenue Cinema | Pay-What-You-Can

Most people think they know the "McDonald's coffee case," but what they don't know is that corporations have spent millions distorting the case to promote tort reform. HOT COFFEE reveals how big business, aided by the media, brewed a dangerous concoction of manipulation and lies to protect corporate interests. All ticket proceeds will be donated to Street To Home Foundation. ^mk

The 2012 COPE Recognition Gala and Masquerade Ball
Mar 31 | 7 - 11 PM | Museum of Vancouver | $35/$45

One of Vancouver’s oldest and most progressive civic party - COPE is hosting their annual Gala event with a masquerade ball. The evening will feature great west coast inspired food, a judging panel of the best masks, and a live jazz performance.

Norman White | Them F*ckin' Robots
Apr 1 | 7:30 PM | VIVO Media Arts Centre | Free

VIVO Education presents a documentary celebrating the extraordinary career of one of the world's leading electronic artists, Norman White. He has a large oeuvre, ranging from paintings to light murals to interactive robotics.Talk & Q/A will follow after the screening.
 The artist and the film directors will be present in person.

Free Market Festive Fiasco of Flippant Flamboyance and Foolery
Apr 1 | 12-4PM | Grandview Park | Free

Nothing in life is free. Or is it? Come down to the free market and get plenty of free love, hugs and entertainment. Not to mention the fresh produce, warm food, clothes, clowns, games, face painting, a library, and um, cat ornaments.

Spring Celebration & Sneak Peek of new East is East
Apr 1 | 11AM - 8PM | East is East Main St | Free

The street comes alive with vibrant street culture (including delicious samples) with talented musicians and dancers who have played at Chai Gallery and East is East over the years. The food is so tasty that they're now spreading their roti wrap love to their new Main Street location!

Future Events

Vancouver ECO Fashion Week - Fall/Winter 2012
April 10 - 12 | various time | Robson Square

Re:Generation III: How We Green Our City
Apr 11 | 7 - 9.30 PM | Waldorf Hotel | $0-$10

Reel Causes April: SHERPAS - An award winning documentary
Apr 11 | 8 - 11 PM | Vancity Theatre | $15

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