12 things to do in Vancouver this week

Dec 19 2017, 7:55 pm

January is behind us, but February is wide open. Hit up a few of these events, happening across Vancouver this week, and start the new month off right.

The Vancouver Events Calendar has more.

The Arkells

  • What: Canadian rockers The Arkells come to the Commodore Ballroom February, 1. In the middle of a tour taking them across North America, don’t miss your chance to see these stars on the rise.
  • Where: The Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, February 1; 8:30 p.m.

Johnny Reid

  • What: Looking for something a little more country? Singer-songwriter Johnny Reid is in town Monday, February, 1, playing his heart and soul out at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre –650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, February 1; 7 p.m.

(In)visible: The Spiritual World of Taiwan Through Contemporary Art

  • What: Explore the culture and mythology of Taiwan through the works taking a look at the unique and varied culture of the country. With 16 Aboriginal groups and a history of cultures “discovering” and “settling,” Taiwan’s cultural fabric is varied and complicated, just like its art.
  • Where: Museum of Anthropology – 6393 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver
  • When: Now until Sunday, April 3

Bushwick Nights

  • What: Stroll on down to the speakeasy and get a few Prohibition era drinks. Bathtub gin not available, suspenders optional.
  • Where: Alexander Gastown –
  • When: Tuesday, February 2; 6 p.m.

Stand-up and Deliver!

  • What: A delightful combination of Vancouver’s amateur comedians and seasoned pros. In a comedy town like Vancouver, you never know who might drop in.
  • Where: Seven Dining Lounge –
  • When: Wednesday, February 3; 8 to 11 p.m.

Troye Sivan

  • What: At just 20-years-old, this South African singer-songwriter is already making waves worldwide. He’s soulful, he’s skilled, and he’s just cute as a button.
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, February 3; 7 p.m.

Cloudscape HQ Open House

  • What: Cloudscape open its doors yet again, as it does every week, for anyone interested in learning about comics. Get tips and advice from knowledgeable minds, and being the journey of putting your dreams on paper.
  • Where: Cloudscape HQ – 5955 Ross Street, Memorial Park South, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, February 3; 6 to 8:30 p.m.


  • What: Rising rap star Logic comes to the Vogue Theatre on The Incredible World Tour. Keep your eyes open, you’ll be seeing the name Logic at lot more in the future.
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, February 4; 8 p.m.

Canucks vs. Blue Jackets

  • What: Vancouver and Columbus face-off Monday, February, 1 at Rogers Arena. Come out and support the hometown boys in their icy battle against the southern invaders. Do your duty, stand with us!
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, February 4; 7 p.m.

BrainStation Speaker Series: Slack

  • What: Hear from the creators of Slack, the Vancouver-made chat program taking the professional world by storm.
  • Where: BrainStation HQ –
  • When: Thursday, February 4; 6 to 7 p.m.

Great Digital Film Festival

  • What: A week-long festival of films from The Wrath of Khan to From Dusk Til Dawn. They don’t all rhyme, we promise. But they’re all great.
  • Where:
  • When: Friday, February 5; various times


  • What: An early morning brain spike, to get those creative juices flowing. Get some breakfast and see an inspiring presentation with the city’s creative forces.
  • Where: Djavad Mowafaghian World Arts Centre – 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, February 5; 8:30 a.m.