We made it to the end of a shortened work week, and the weekend is just around the corner. To kick it off right, here are seven things to do around Vancouver today, from a documentary film festival to a folk duo.
What: Vancouver’s Matthew Good is taking his latest album on the road with two stops in Vancouver. With the release Matthew Good’s EP titled I Miss New Wave: Beautiful Midnight he will embark on a 28 date Canadian tour, in which he will perform Beautiful Midnight in its entirety.
What: Granville Island’s Winterruption Festival returns with lots of free events in the mix this year, including a look behind the scenes of theatre magic, a groove-heavy performance from the Robin Layne Band, and a winter-themed art exhibit.
Where: Multiple locations on Granville Island, Vancouver
When: From Friday, February 17 to Sunday, February 19, various times
What: The Dumpling King – aka Matt Murtagh-Wu – serves up his signature varieties of Johnnie Walker Black Pork Belly, and Scallion and Five Spice Vegetarian dumplings. Pop-up attendees can also sip on Strange Fellows craft beer.
When: February 17 and 18; February 24 and 25 from 6 to 9 pm
What: Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn producer Kenny Dope performs at The Waldorf Hotel. Also featuring DJ Scratch, Vinyl Ritchie, Mat The Alien, DJ Illo (Ottawa), and DJ Pump (Calgary) spinning a genre-blend of everything from hip-hop and funk to punk and heavy metal while honouring the history of the sound format.
Where: The Waldorf Hotel – 1489 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
What: A special event for every kind of Magic enthusiast, from the casual player to the Pro. Some of the most popular artists in the game will be on site for autographs along with plenty of vendors from all around the world and special activities.
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
What: Grab your gleaming garments of green and get ready to ShamROCK.The Town Pants’ bring their own brand of Celtic roots rock to Vancouver this weekend. The band’s music spans five albums and a decade’s worth of legendary live shows that have garnered them fans from Ottawa to Oslo.
Where: The Backstage Lounge – 1585 Johnson Street, Vancouver