7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, February 22

Feb 18 2017, 4:38 pm

Happy hump day, Vancouver. Here are seven things to do in Vancouver this Wednesday, from live theatre to midnight snowshoe adventures.

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

Emerging Artists: Inspired by material and process

  • What: An exhibition of works based in metal, ceramic and textile by emerging artists Jade Beck, Janet Harrison, Emily May, Laura Meyers and Christina Shimek, presented by the Craft Council of BC.
  • Where: Craft Council of British Columbia – 1386 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 22 to March 16, from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm daily
  • Register: Online, Free

Poetry, with a chance of rain

  • What: An intimate poetry reading from Kara-lee MacDonald (Eating Matters), Jane Byers (Acquired Community), Elizabeth Bachinsky (The Hottest Summer in Recorded History), and Leanne Dunic (To Love the Coming End, BookThug.)
  • Where: Notional Space – 1523 East Pender Street, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, February 22, from 7 to 10 pm
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Dianne Reeves

Dianne Reeves

Image: Dianne Reeves

  • What: Dianne Reeves has become known the world over as a living legend. Her breathtaking vocal technique, improvisational prowess, and unique blending of jazz and R&B have earned her five Grammy awards and a performance at the White House. For her Chan Centre debut, Dianne will be joined by the masterful talents of Peter Martin (piano), Romero Lubambo (guitar), Reginald Veal (bass), and Terreon Gully (drums).
  • Where: Chan Centre for Performing Arts – 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver
  • When: February 22 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $54-$108

BC Home + Garden Show

  • What: Find fresh inspiration, helpful tips, innovative products and fantastic deals in remodelling, home improvement, decor and outdoor spaces with hundreds of experts all under one roof.
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • When: February 22 to 26
  • Tickets: Online,$6-$13

Community Forum on Immigration and Racial Discrimination

  • What: A community forum on immigration and racial discrimination. This event will feature a panel of experts talking about what these sentiments mean for BC, how local communities can heal from racism, and what immigrants have to offer to our province. It also contributes to Vancouver’s 101 Days of Action Against Discrimination, the city’s pledge to speak out against hate.
  • When: February 22, 1:30 to 6:30 pm
  • Where: 800 Robson Street – UBC Robson Square
  • Tickets: Online, $5

Wolf Parade

  • What: Canadian indie rockers Wolf Parade are back in Vancouver for three shows, with special guests The Pack AD, Low Levels, and Moths and Locusts
  • Where: The Imperial – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 22 to 24 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online,$31.50, 19+


  • What: Named as “The sexiest Kpop singer” by Vogue Magazine, HyunA is one of K-pop’s biggest stars, attracting hundreds of millions of views on YouTube and more than four million followers on Instagram.
  • Where: Hard Rock Casino Vancouver (2080 United Blvd, Coquitlam)
  • When: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
  • Tickets: Online, $95-$250