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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Friday, February 23

Daniel Chai Feb 23, 2018 7:34 am 889

TGIF! Enjoy your Friday with a fun event around Vancouver today, February 23! Winter Jazz, WWE and more to enjoy with friends and family.

And for more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.

Small Business BC Awards Gala

  • What: Small businesses are acknowledged for their outstanding achievements and contributions to their community and the BC economy. Join more than 600 small business owners, supporters, providers and government officials, for a night of networking and celebration.
  • When: Friday, February 23, 2018
  • Time: 5 to 11 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre
  • Tickets: Online, $109


  • What: Dutch DJ and record producer Headhunterz has performed at electronic music festivals all over the world, including Electric Daisy Carnival and Tomorrowland.
  • When: Friday, February 23, 2018
  • Time: 10 pm
  • Where: Harbour Event Centre – 750 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $45.48

Winter Jazz: A Cure for Seasonal Affective Disorder

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  • What: The short but sweet series will feature a total of seven local and international groups, including Scandinavian jazz quintet Atomic, Juno-nominated bassist Jodi Proznick, singer/songwriter Marin Patenaude, roots rockers, The Sumner Brothers, vocalist Alicia Hansen, Thelonious Monk-inspired jazzers Monk’s Music, and indie fave Jasper Sloan Yip.
  • When: Friday, February 23 to Sunday, February 25, 2018
  • Time: Showtimes vary, see website for details
  • Where: Performance Works – 1218 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Vancouver Giants versus Everett Silvertips

  • What: Vancouver Giants take on Everett Silvertips in Western Hockey League action at Langley Events Centre.
  • When: Friday, February 23, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
  • Tickets: Online

WWE Live: Road to Wrestlemania

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Image: WWE / Twitter

  • What: WWE Superstars take over Rogers Arena on the Road to WrestleMania. This will be your chance to see your favourite WWE RAW Superstars live, including Braun Strowman, Raw Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Sheamus, Bray Wyatt, Finn Balor, Alexa Bliss, Kane, Matt Hardy, Sasha Banks and many more.
  • When: Friday, February 23, 2018
  • Time: Doors 6:30 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Notice Me! Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic

  • What: Comedy Open Mic hosted by Alex Biron. All experience levels welcome.
  • When: Friday, February 23, 2018
  • Time: Sign-up 8 pm, show at 9 pm
  • Where: Kings Cafe – 2223 Kingsway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: By donation, with free cover for comics

Carnaval 2018

  • What: Celebrate Brazilian culture, dance to live bands and DJs, and enjoy caipirinhas at the expanded Carnaval 2018.
  • When: Friday,  February 23, 2018
  • Time: Doors 9 pm
  • Where: Croatian Culture Center – 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20
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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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