Local Events: March 6 to March 19

Vancouver International Women in Film Festival
March 7-10
Vancity Theatre

Coinciding with International Women’s Day, this year’s Wom- en in Film is the seventh install- ment of the festival, celebrating women’s involvement in the film industry.

Films selected for the festival feature women in at least three key creative roles: writer, pro- ducer, director, cinematogra- pher, editor or lead performer.

The event highlights the best work produced under female supervision in genres that include documentary and animation. Most films will be followed by a Q&A period to open a discussion with film buffs of all genders.

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CelticFest
March 9-17
Various venues

While many celebrate Celtic heritage by simply sipping a pint of green beer on St. Pat- rick’s Day, Vancouver Celt- icFest offers numerous alterna- tives to explore the rich culture of the Celts.

The festival includes dance, comedy, even — wait for it — a real-life leprechaun! For the cu- rious crowd, it features many in- teractive events, such as whisky tasting and a Gaelic trivia night.

Those interested in spending St. Paddy’s in the most Irish of fashions will have a chance to do so at the ninth annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade downtown.

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Impression Slam #2
March 15, 8pm
The Rio Theatre

Do you pride yourself on being great at impressions, or know someone who does? See how you and your friends measure up to Vancouver’s best imper- sonators at The Rio Theatre’s second Impression Slam! For only two dollars, you can be thoroughly impressed by ten contestants, and vote for your favorite. But be quick — the last battle sold out fast.

This time, the organizers are throwing in an extra special showdown between last year’s slam winner and a world record holder to vie for the title of the best impersonator.

— Olsy Sorokina

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