15 things to do in Vancouver this week

Dec 19 2017, 8:10 pm

Sure, it’s raining – but that’s never gotten Vancouver down before. Enjoy your time in Rain City with a few of the events happening around town this week.

The Vancouver Events Calendar has more.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Minnesota Wild

  • What: Hockey! Everyone knows it, everyone loves it. The Canucks face the Wild tonight on their home turf. Lend your voice to the cheering masses.
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, February 15; 7 p.m.

The Next Step Wild Rhythm Tour

  • What: The live show of the smash hit Family Channel program. Some of the best young dancers in the world hit the stage tonight, for dance lovers of all age.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, February 15; 6:30 p.m.

Mermaid Comedy Club

  • What: A weekly comedy show featuring some of the best local talent, hosted by hilarious comedians Brad Dorian, Stefan MacNeil, and Dylan Williamson.
  • Where: Railway Club – 579 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, February 15; 8:30 p.m.

R/Improv & Ask Me Anything

  • What: Join Vancouver’s fictionals and friends for a night of improv at Cafe Deux Soleils based on the weird world of the internet.
  • Where:
  • When: Tuesday, February 16; 8 p.m.

The Darlings Cabaret

  • What: A cabaret-style show combining the worlds and styles of jazz, rock, and indie music. There aren’t many music shows in Vancouver described as “seductive,” but this is one of them.
  • Where:
  • When: Tuesday, February 16; 9 p.m.

Winners & Losers

  • What: Marcus Youssef (Neworld Theatre) and James Long (Theatre Replacement) promote a conversation that “embraces the ruthless logic of capitalism, tests its impact on our closest personal relationships, and our most intimate experiences of self.”
  • Where: The Cultch –
  • When: Tuesday, February 16; 8 p.m.

PostSecret: The Show

  • What: A live version of the cultural touchstone website, PostSecret delves into the humour, anonymity, and drama of human lives.
  • Where:
  • When: Wednesday, February 17; 8 p.m.

Intro to Mushroom Cultivation

  • What: Mycologist Willoughby Arevalo takes attendees through the basics of growing mushrooms indoors or in your garden, for fun, food, and profit. Bet you didn’t think this is how you’d be spending your night.
  • Where:
  • When: Wednesday, February 17; 6:45 to 9 p.m.

Giants vs. Royals

  • What: Check out an afternoon game between the hometown Giants and the Victoria Royals. Vancouver vs. Vancouver Island – what better match up is there?
  • Where:
  • When: Wednesday, February 17; noon.

Ari Shaffir at The Comedy MIX

  • What: Described by LA Weekly as a “gifted comic unyielding in his art,” and “a real force to be reckoned with,” Ari Shaffir starts his weekend at The Comedy MIX tonight. Don’t miss out.
  • Where:
  • When: Thursday, February 18; 8:30 p.m.

Talking Stick Festival

  • What: A festival celebrating Indigenous performance and art, with shows across the city. Enjoy some of the best Indigenous art in the country as well as an Aboriginal Artisan Fair, workshops, artist talks, panels, and the Knowledge Sharing Series for arts professionals.
  • Where: Various venues
  • When: Thursday, February 18; various times

Charles Montgomery

  • What: International speaker Charles Montgomery talks about how cities contribute to our lives, our well-being, our emotions, and our health.
  • Where:
  • When: Thursday, February 18; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Exhilarating Soundscapes

  • What: Conductor Bramwell Tovey leads the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in a concert featuring music written by Milhaud, Britten, Stravinsky, and Philip Glass.
  • Where:
  • When: Friday, February 19; 8 p.m.

Supernatural by Camilo the Magician

  • What: The first night of the new show by one of Vancouver’s most legendary magicians. He never ceases to amaze, and his magic is nothing short of supernatural.
  • Where:
  • When: Friday, February 19; 8 p.m.

Whose Live Anyway?

  • What: A night of improv from the best in the game. Whose Line Is It Anyway? propelled improv comedy into the mainstream, and Whose Live Anyway? gives you the chance to see them in the flesh. Your funny bone will never be the same.
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  • When: Friday, February 19; 8 p.m.