21 things to do in Vancouver this week: February 19 to 21

Feb 12 2019, 8:38 am

So many events, so little time! Here are 21 things to do in Vancouver from Tuesday, February 19 to Thursday, February 21. Check out The Winner’s Circle, Improv Voyage, and more!

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

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Tuesday, February 19

The Winner’s Circle: Fundraiser for Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

What: An evening of virtual horse-racing, a silent auction, and prizes for best hat, best-dressed, and more in support of the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House. Curry, snacks, beer and cocktails will be provided by local businesses like The Cascade Company and the Mount Pleasant Business Improvement Area. All proceeds will support Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House—a home away from home for newcomers and neighbours from 40+ countries, many first nations, all walks of life and every generation.

When: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $45, or $55 at the door

Full Moon Snowshoe Tours at Grouse Mountain


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What: Explore the mountains after dark. Grouse Mountain’s snowshoe guides will take you on a journey to their favourite places to explore the night sky. The experience begins by travelling through the Light Walk, before heading into the wilderness lit by headlamps.

When: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 10 pm
Where: Grouse Mountain Resort – 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
Admission: Online, $25

The Galleria of Imperial Inspirations

What: Oakridge Centre and the National Palace Museum in Taiwan are pairing up to present “The Galleria of Imperial Inspirations.” The exhibitions and activities at the mall will be centred around tradition, fashion, imagination, celebration, and inclusion, as well as the artistic vision of “saving the moment.” In addition to fashion inspired by a number of famous Chinese paintings, families and children can enjoy performances and craft-workshops, as well as the chance to take home hand-held lanterns of their own.

When: Now to February 19, 2019
Time: Mall Hours
Where: Oakridge Centre – 650 W 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Admission: Free

JFL NorthWest Pop-Up Party 2019

What: JFL Northwest pop-up party will have $5 cans of bomber beer, free hot beverages, and live music from a number of artists.

When: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Ackery’s Alley, beside the Orpheum Theatre
Admission: Free

SNAG: Girl Gang

What: An evening of live art and music at The American. Featuring an arena mural battle between Oksana Gaidasheva and Lauren Elms.

When: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Time: 8 pm to 1 am
Where: The American – 926 Main Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Calabash Rum Dinner Series

What: Calabash Goslings Rum Pairing Dinner Series featuring special guest Emily L. Gosling, Goslings Rum Global Brand Ambassador and eight generation Gosling family member. Guests enjoy a modern take on Caribbean cuisine with a three-course dinner created by Calabash Executive Chef Kevin Shawcross.

When: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Calabash Bistro – 428 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $75

Friends trivia night at Relish Pub


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What: Think you know everything there is to know about Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey? Relish Pub in downtown Vancouver is hosting an all ‘Friends’ trivia night, testing hard-core fans of the show “on the 10 years of love, drama, comedy, family and of course friendship that has touched so many.”

When: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 10:30 pm
Where: Relish Pub – 888 Nelson Street #G5, Vancouver
Cost: $10/team, pay at the door

Wednesday, February 20

JFL Northwest 2019

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What: JFL Northwest 2019 has a star-studded lineup, including Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Whitney Cummings, Gabriel Iglesias, Michelle Wolf, Ken Jeong, Best of the West showcase, and more.

When: Now to Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: Showtimes will vary and can be found on the event website
Where: Various stages across the Lower Mainland
Tickets: Online

Sustainability Community Breakfast – Ensuring Healthy Urban Forests in Metro Vancouver

What: Learn how local governments are working to achieve healthy, resilient urban forests, and hear highlights about Metro Vancouver’s Urban Forest Climate Adaptation program and New Westminster’s award-winning Urban Forest Management Strategy.

When: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9 am
Where: BCIT Downtown Campus – 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver
More Info: Online

Partner and Dude York

What: Partner and Dude York team up for a show at Fox Cabaret. This is Partner’s first time ever in Vancouver for the 2018 Polaris shortlisted, 2018 SOCAN songwriter winners.

When: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $13.50

18th Annual Talking Stick Festival

What: The Talking Stick Festival began as a way to showcase and celebrate Indigenous art and performance to a wider audience. The unique and exciting event has grown into a full two-week festival held annually in February at locations across Vancouver. Now attracting over 18,000 attendees each year and still growing, Talking Stick is noted as being the premier, multi-disciplinary Indigenous arts festival in North America.

When: February 19 to March 2, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
More Info: Online

The Amish Project

What: Inspired by true events in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania in 2006, this play explores the challenging path of forgiveness. At the centre of the story is Carol, the gunman’s widow, who must not only wrestle with questions about the man she loves but with the outpouring of generosity from those most affected by the tragedy.

When: Wednesday, February 20 to Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Studio 1398 – 1398 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

BC Home + Garden Show

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What: Discover the latest in home improvement, design, landscaping, and more at the BC Home + Garden Show at BC Place.

When: Wednesday, February 20 to Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd., Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Kidd Pivot: Revisor

What: DanceHouse presents the world premiere of Kidd Pivot’s Revisor. In their third collaboration, Kidd Pivot Artistic Director Crystal Pite and Electric Company Theatre Co-Founder Jonathon Young join forces to create a dance/theatre hybrid, mixing classic farce and the forces of radical change to craft a fizzing concoction that confounds expectations and inverts the official order.

When: Wednesday, February 20 to Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Vancouver Playhouse – 600 Hamilton St., Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Thursday, February 21

Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder Chowdown  – Vancouver

What: Now in its eleventh year, Vancouver’s culinary heavyweights will go ladle-to-ladle in the soup-centric cook-off as attendees and a panel of judges sample the goods before casting their votes to name the 2019 champion. Ticket prices include the chance to taste all 15 chowders plus refreshments from local beverage partners, which will be announced closer to the event date. All proceeds directly support the Ocean Wise sustainable seafood program.

When: Thursday, February 21, 2019,
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
Price: $75; buy online

A Night of Shticks & Giggles

What: Jacob Samuel (Just for Laughs, CBC’s The Debaters, Winnipeg Comedy Festival) headlines A Night of Shticks & Giggles. Featuring: Larke Miller, Ed Konyha, Randee Neumeyer, Harris Anderson, Joey Commisso, and Kyle Berger. Hosted by Scotty Aceman, sponsored by the 2019 Chutzpah! Festival.

When: Thursday, February 21, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver – 950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $20

Company 605

What: This collaborative piece is built upon shared desires: to keep the conversation moving, to change what feels stuck or stagnant, to practice empathy and become better listeners, and to keep an authentic autonomy and group intention at play. Set in an environment striving to be in continuous transformation, the performers take charge of lighting and sound, shifting the movement in reaction to one another and the changing space. This creates a responsive, improvised state for those onstage and an enlivened experience for those witnessing.

When: Thursday, February 21 to Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online, $36

Velo Voyages: An Evening of Bike Touring Talks


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What: Sidesaddle is hosting a fun free social evening for folks who are interested in touring. Whether you’re a veteran world traveller or someone just interested in the idea, come by and listen to some of their customers share stories and photos from their favourite tours all around the world, with plenty of time for chatting and questions. Sidesaddle is providing the wine and snacks, you bring your questions, ideas, and experiences.

When: Thursday, February 21, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Sidesaddle – 2496 Victoria Drive, Vancouver,
Admission: Free

Vancouver Canucks vs Arizona Coyotes

What: The Vancouver Canucks face off with the Arizona Coyotes at Rogers Arena.

When: Thursday, February 21, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Improv Voyage at VTS

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What: Join the maiden voyage of their ‘comedy cruise’ on the yeSyeS TheatreSports, for an evening of funny fundraising on Thursday, February 21. Though the ‘ship’ will be docked at The Improv Centre on Granville Island, there will be no shortage of stunning views, sea-worthy food, silly shows and entertainment to keep you laughing the whole night long. This is dolphin-itely a night you don’t want to miss.

When: Thursday, February 21, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street
Price: $59.99 — Tickets available via VTS

Red Velvet at the PNE Forum 

What: Get ready K-pop fans, because Red Velvet is paying a visit to Vancouver. The girl group, a product of SM Entertainment, will be performing at the PNE Forum as part of their Redmare tour. 

When: Thursday, February 21, 2019
Time: Show begins at 8 pm
Where: PNE Forum – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets; Available online starting at $114.45

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