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10 things to do in Vancouver: Sunday, February 18

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Daniel Chai Feb 16, 2018 2:02 pm 2,856

Lots more weekend left to enjoy! From Vancouver Chinatown Spring Festival Parade, Climb the Wall and more, here are 10 things to check out in Vancouver today, Sunday, February 18.

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

45th Annual Vancouver Chinatown Spring Festival Parade

  • What: This signature event of Vancouver’s Chinatown will feature lion dances, cultural dance troupes, marching bands, martial arts performances and more.
  • When: Sunday, February 18, 2018
  • Time: 11 am
  • Where: Chinatown. Starts at the Millennium Gate on Pender Street, proceeds east along Pender Street, turns south onto Gore Street, turns west onto Keefer Street and then disperses on Keefer at Abbott.
  • Admission: Free

LunarFest Market

  • What: Enjoy everything from food trucks to doggie arts and crafts at Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza. It’s the optimal doggie day out and you can indulge in some appetizing Lunar New Year food while you’re there. This includes traditional fare and festival favourites like hurricane fries. Don’t forget to bring home a puppy lantern.
  • When: Sunday, February 18, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 6 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza – 750 Hornby Street
  • Admission: Free

Climb the Wall: Stairclimb for Clean Air

  • What: ​​​Vancouver’s toughest will challenge the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel to raise funds for the BC Lung Association.
  • When: Sunday, February 18, 2018
  • Time: 8:30 am
  • Where: The Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel – 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • Register: Online

Tinsley Ellis Band

  • What: Atlanta based blues-rocker Tinsley Ellis returns to Vancouver with guests Rocky Milino Jr. and The C4D Band.
  • When: Sunday, February 18, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $30

Gogol Bordello

  • What: American Gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello plays in Vancouver in support of their seventh studio full-length album, Seekers and Finders. Featuring guests Lucky Chops. Known for their theatrical shows, this is sure to be a great night.
  • When: 
  • Time: Doors 8 pm
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom– 867 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $39.50 + s/c

Get Lucky Art Show 2018

  • What: To celebrate Chinese New Year 2018, District Local has invited Vancouver artists to create artwork on lucky red envelopes for a one-day art show. Artists have the freedom to use their media of choice, using red envelopes as the canvas.
  • When: Sunday, February 18, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Fortune Sound Club – 147 East Pender Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Aberdeen Centre’s Chinese New Year Flower & Gift Fair

  • What: Ring in the Year of the Dog and stock up your supplies at this annual Chinese New Year Flower & Gift Fair. Featuring booths specializing in Chinese New Year themed decorations, traditional snacks, sweets and foods, gifts, toys, fresh flowers and plants, and more.
  • When: Now to Sunday, February 18, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 7 pm
  • Where: Aberdeen Centre – 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Vancouver Giants versus Red Deer Rebels

  • What: Vancouver Giants take on Red Deer Rebels in Western Hockey League action at Langley Events Centre.
  • When: Sunday, February 18, 2018
  • Time: 4 pm
  • Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
  • Tickets: Online

My Funny Valentine

Image: Dahlia Katz

  • What: As relevant as when it was first performed eight years ago, My Funny Valentine is back for a remount at the Scotiabank Dance Centre. Written by local playwright Dave Deveau in response to the 2008 fatal shooting of Lawrence King by a fellow classmate, the one-man show catches the community during the aftermath of the hate crime.
  • When: Now to Sunday, February 18, 2018
  • Time: Doors 9 pm
  • Where: Scotiabank Dance Centre – 677 Davie Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Theatre Wire; $32

Who Killed Gertrude Crump?

  • What: Agatha Christie returns from the dead to perform a one-woman haunted house murder mystery puppet show. World famous mystery author Gertrude Crump has been murdered… mysteriously! Can you solve the case? All the clues are there…
  • When: Now to Sunday, February 18, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Performance Works – 1218 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $15-$20
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Daniel Chai
Daniel Chai is a writer and actor based in Vancouver, BC.
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