7 things to do in Vancouver today: Friday, February 24

Feb 19 2017, 12:38 am

Hello Friday, my dear friend. Great to see you again! Let’s have some fun together with our list of seven things to do this Friday, including a games night and debates in a boxing ring!

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

Coming Home: Traditions of Chinese New Year Exhibition

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Image: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

  • What: Immerse into an experience focusing on the four major themes of Chinese New Year: decorating, eating, connecting and celebrating at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.
  • Where: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden – 578 Carrall St, Vancouver
  • When: Now to February 24 from 10 am to 4:30 pm
  • Tickets: $9-$12 or free with membership

Tinder Tales

  • What: Professional and amateur daters, storytellers, comedians, and everyday people confess their most outrageous Tinder Tales and other online dating disasters live onstage.
  • Where: Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 24 at 8 pm
  • More Info: At the door, $12

Café Scientifique: SciComm vs. Fake News

  • What: Join Dr. Vance Williams and members of the community as they discuss the changing face of public discourse. In an era where science and facts seem to be losing to emotion and rhetoric, how can scientists and science communicators best contribute to the public understanding of issues related to health, technology and the environment? This Café Scientifique will address the deficiencies in common approaches to scientific communication and discuss new ways forward.
  • Where: Boston Pizza – 1045 Columbia St., New Westminister
  • When: February 24 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Free, reserve your seat by emailing [email protected]

West End Games Night

  • What: Go from toppling over the tallest tower in Jumbo Jenga to making the longest train in Ticket to Ride. Gordon Neighbourhood House has a wide range of games for you to check out, but feel free to bring your own as well. Free food and snacks will be served along with $3 beers.
  • Where: Gordon Neighbourhood House – 1019 Broughton Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 24 at 7 pm
  • Cost: Free, 19+ and requires 2 pieces of ID


inFlux Surrey Art Gallery

Image: City of Surrey

  • What: A multimedia night of art-making, socializing, and live performances. The theme of the evening is celebrating human bodies and movement through technology and science, presented as part of Surrey Art Gallery’s winter exhibitions on photography and video. 
  • Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • When: February 24 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Free

Carmelahhh Presents: Lifetime of Damage

  • What: Carmelahhh presents a new sketch comedy show that delves into the ridiculous and the beautifully optimistic. Lifetime of Damage celebrates love, friendship, self-empowerment, and all the other nasty stuff in-between that nobody likes to talk about.
  • Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: February 24 at 8:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $5-$8

Brain Boxing

  • What: An adrenaline powered event series where big ideas go head to head in a boxing ring. Experts are invited to defend their ideas against vigorous opposition and the audience decides the winner.
  • Where: Eastside Boxing Club – 238 Keefer Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 24 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $25
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