7 things to do in Vancouver today: Friday, February 17

Feb 11 2017, 9:19 pm

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.

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

Matthew Good 

  • 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.
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom– 868 Granville Street
  • When: February 17 and February 18 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online,$42.50


  • 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
  • Full schedule: Online at granvilleisland.com/winterruption

Dumpling Pop-Up

  • 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
  • Where: Hives For Humanity, 580 Powell Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $20 at the door for open dumpling bar access

7 Inches Of Pleasure Winter Tour

  • 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
  • When: February 17 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: At Do604, free with RSVP

Vancouver Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix 2017

  • 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
  • When: February 17 to 19
  • Registration: Online

Spoken Word Night at Banyen Books

  • What: Banyen’s first-ever Spoken Word poetry evening, with readings by Emily Carr, Julie Peters, Timothy Shay, Emilee Nimetz, & Kelsey Savage. The evening’s theme is wonder.
  • Where: Banyen Books – 3608 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: February 17 at 6:30 pm
  • Tickets: Free

The Town Pants’ St. Practice Day Party!

The Town Pants

Image: The Town Pants / Facebook

  • 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
  • When: February 17 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $15
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