What: Plan your own cupcake party to raise funds for National Cupcake Day, a national event raising much-needed donations for SPCAs and humane societies across Canada. You can also hold a virtual Cupcake Day party where your donors will each get a virtual National Cupcake Day e-card, deliver cupcakes to your supporters or hold a decorating or best-tasting contest with fun prizes.
What: The Women in Leadership Foundation is putting together Women in Tech Week (WinTech) to celebrate the women working in the tech field. Local tech communities will come together to provide professional development, education, and mentorship for women in tech, as well as encourage young women to consider science and technology careers.
Where: Various venues around Vancouver
When: February 27 to March 3
Registration:Online, $25-90 for a week pass, individual event tickets also available
What: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront, Fairmont Pacific Rim and Fairmont Vancouver Airport are hosting their first career fair of 2017, recruiting for multiple positions across all departments of each hotel.
Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 West Georgia Street
What: Got a story about a time when you succumbed to spring fever? Did you take advantage of the nice weather and ventured some excitement out in the fresh air? Share it at Smut Slam Van, a storytelling event where audience members are given five minutes onstage to tell their best real-life, first person, consensual sex story. Smut Slam is queer-friendly, kink friendly, lifestyle friendly, sex-positive, and body-positive.
Where: Guilt & Company – 1 Alexander Street, Vancouver
What: Hip-hop legend Ghostface Killah returns to Vancouver. As one of the original members of the seminal ’90s rap crew the Wu-Tang Clan, Ghostface Killah (aka Tony Starks) made an impact before he released his debut album, Ironman, late in 1996. In April 2017, he will release his 13th solo album, Supreme Clientele 2.
Where: Rickshaw Theatre – 254 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
What: Our Community Bikes is a full service repair shop, bicycle recycling depot and an educational workspace for people who wish to repair their own bikes or learn how to do so. Attend their volunteer orientation to in learn more about bikes, what happens at OCB, and how being a volunteer benefits you and the community.
Where: Our Community Bikes – 2429 Main Street, Vancouver
What: Experimental, indie pop, psychedelic pop, nintendocore — Austin-based The Octopus Club straddles a variety of genres, and on February 27 they’re bringing their unique sound and performance style to the Biltmore Cabaret. Known for elaborate multimedia experiments and “extremely loud, extremely fun” live shows, The Octopus Project has toured the world and taken the stage at festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza and All Tomorrow’s Parties.
Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver