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20 things to do in Vancouver this weekend: February 24 to 25

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Daniel Chai Feb 23, 2018 12:59 pm 1,528

The last weekend of February is already here! Fill your time with our 20 things to check out from Miguel to LunarFest, and more.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Miguel

  • What: Miguel, full name Miguel Jontel Pimentel, will be touching down at the PNE Forum during the first leg of his North American tour. He will be joined by support acts Sir and Nonchalant Savant during the War & Leisure tour.
  • When: Saturday, February 24, 2018
  • Time: Doors at 6:30; Show at 7:30 pm
  • Where: Pacific Coliseum – 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $49.50

Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

  • What: ​Burnaby Lyric Opera presents The Barber of Seville, Gioacchino Rossini’s comic masterpiece filled with romance, deception, mistaken identities and glorious music.
  • When: Saturday, February 24, Monday, February 26, Wednesday, February 28, Thursday, March 1, and Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Time: Various times.
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online, $15-$36

Sophie & Mayce Get a Room Comedy Show

  • What: Get a Room is a comedy show hosted by real-life, in-love couple Sophie Buddle (JFL, Kevin Hart’s LOL, SiriusXM) & Mayce Galoni (JFL42, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Halifax Comedy Festival) The show also features Kyle Bottom, M’Beth Schoenfeld, Dave Harris, and for the first time as a comedy duo Kevin Banner & Fatima Dhowre (also a real couple).
  • When: Saturday, February 24, 2018
  • Time: 10 pm
  • WhereLittle Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Hopwired Festival

  • What: The “largest collaboration event in Canada” and inaugural tasting celebration is taking place at the Croatian Cultural Centre, where attendees can find 40 vendors, 15 unique craft beer and coffee roaster collaborations, all-inclusive filtered/drip coffee, all-inclusive espresso, and experience tastings and live interviews from industry experts.
  • When: Saturday, February 24, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 6 pm
  • Where: Croatian Cultural Centre – 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $52 per person; buy online

Bingo Players

  • What: Get ready to Rattle with the infamous Bingo Players when they return to Celebrities for #CelebsPlayhouse.
  • When: Saturday, February 24, 2018
  • Time: Doors 10 pm
  • Where: Celebrities – 1022 Davie Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $25

Salt-Water Moon

  • What: A bold, lyrical interpretation of David French’s classic Canadian play. A Factory Theatre production touring with Why Not Theatre, directed by Ravi Jain.
  • When: Now to Saturday, February 24, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Gateway Theatre – 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $35-$55

Whose Live Anyway?

  • What: Whose Live Anyway? features Ryan Stiles along with fellow comics Greg Proops, Jeff Davis and Joel Murray. Together, they perform many of the hilarious games made famous on their Emmy-nominated TV series, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, which aired from 1998 to 2004 and returned to the airwaves in 2013.
  • When: Now to Saturday, February 24, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Hard Rock Casino Vancouver – 2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam (Thursday and Friday), River Rock Casino Resort – 8811 River Road, Richmond (Saturday)
  • Tickets: Online, $54.50

Walk Richmond – South Arm Park

  • What: Discover South Arm Park up close with its beautiful trees, greenery and sports amenities.
  • When: Saturday, February 24, 2018
  • Time: 10 to 11 am
  • Meeting Spot: The basketball court to the west of South Arm Community Centre – 8880 Williams Rd, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Vancouver Stealth versus New England Black Wolves

  • What: Vancouver Stealth take on New England Black Wolves in National Lacrosse League action at the Langley Events Centre.
  • When: Saturday, February 24, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
  • Tickets: Online

New West Farmers Market – Winter Market

  • What: The market features farm-fresh produce, plants, quality crafts from local artists and artisans, gourmet prepared foods, food trucks, community information, live entertainment, and more.
  • When: The first and third Saturday of each month until Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Time: 11 am
  • Where: Belmont Street, New Westminster!
  • Admission: Free

Sunday, February 25, 2018

2018 LunarFest

  • What: LunarFest activities at the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza will feature exhibitions of hundreds of lanterns customized and blessed by schoolchildren around Vancouver. Head to Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza to lose yourself in a sea of celestial bodies during Moon Crawl – a super-sized ball pit that needs to be seen to be believed. All you have to do is see how quickly you can find your moon.
  • When: Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 6 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza – 750 Hornby Street
  • Admission: Free

Talking Stick Festival

  • What: A vibrant, two-week celebration of extraordinary Aboriginal performance. Attracting more than 18,000 attendees each year and still growing, the festival programming focuses on the diversity of Visual Arts, Dance, Theatre, Music, Pow Wow and Film in both traditional and contemporary formats.
  • When: Now to Sunday, February 25
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Various locations
  • Tickets: On Eventbrite, via Facebook

Snowshoe Grind Mountain Run

  • What: The 8th annual Snowshoe Grind Mountain Run is a great opportunity for snowshoers of all abilities and fitness levels to get outside and enjoy the trail.
  • When: Sunday, February 25, 2018
  • Time: 8 am registration opens. Race starts at 10 am
  • Where: Grouse Mountain – 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
  • Register: Online, $15-$35

Amit Tandon

  • What: With more than 40 million views on social media and more than 1,200 shows across India, the UK, Dubai, Malaysia, Africa, Singapore and Australia, Amit Tandon is one of the best known observational comics in India. In his maiden tour to Canada, Amit brings the best of his comedy from the last six years.
  • When: Sunday, February 25, 2018
  • Time: 4 pm
  • Where: Bell Performing Arts Centre – 6250 144 Street, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$40

Cammidge House Heritage Day

  • What: Head to Cammidge House to celebrate Heritage Week with tea, baked goods and more.
  • When: Sunday, February 25, 2018
  • Where: Boundary Bay Regional Park – Access via Centennial Beach entrance on Boundary Bay Road, Tsawwassen
  • Admission: Free

Caleborate

  • What: American hip-hop artist Caleborate is on tour to support his latest release, Real Person.
  • When: Sunday, February 25, 2018
  • Time: Doors 8 pm
  • Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $13

BC Home + Garden Show

HGTV stars of Backyard Builds, Sarah Keenleyside and Brian McCourt

  • What: ​​Find fresh inspiration, helpful tips, innovative products and fantastic deals in remodelling, home improvement, decor and outdoor spaces with hundreds of experts all under one roof.
  • When: ​Now to Sunday, February 25, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd., Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $16 adult, free admission for children ages 12 and younger.

Mikey Bustos Show I Wear Speedos Canada Tour

  • What: A musical comedy event full of laughter and Filipino culture. Mikey Bustos will be performing top requested and liked videos. Also featuring Thea Cruz and Airspoken.
  • When: Sunday, February 25, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Where: The Columbia – 530 Columbia Street, New Westminster
  • Tickets: Online , $38.09-$53.85

The Blossoming of Mongolia Flower Wulan Tuya

  • What: Wulan Tuya, also known as the “Flower of Mongolia” is a Mongol Chinese singer from Inner Mongolia, China. Her music incorporates elements of Mongolian traditional music, such as the morin khuur, and modernized by electronic beats.
  • When: Sunday, February 25, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: River Rock Casino Resort – 8811 River Road, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $58-$168

Le Homes: Lanterns in the Garden

  • What: ​​Get ready for one of the most magical light spectacles of the season. This stunning folktale-themed light festival will vividly illustrate the most classical figures and myths stories in Chinese culture, making the garden a land of fairytales, fantasies, and dreams.
  • When: Now to Sunday, February 25, Friday, March 2 to Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Time: 5 to 10 pm
  • Where: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden – 578 Carrall Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Available via Lanterns in the Garden
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Daniel Chai
Daniel Chai is a writer and actor based in Vancouver, BC.
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