35 things to do in Vancouver this week: February 26 to March 2

Feb 14 2018, 3:37 am

Say so long to February and hello to March with our list of 35 things to do from Monday, February 26 to Friday, March 2. JFL NorthWest, Vancouver International Dance Festival, National Cupcake Day, and more.

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

Monday, February 26, 2018

Liuyishou Hot Pot Week 2018

  • What: Liuyishou Hotpot Week celebrates Chinese New Year cross Canada. With locations in Vancouver, Richmond, and Burnaby, Liuyishou Hotpot is the perfect place to warm up your Chinese New Year celebrations. What better way to treat your taste buds starting the year of The Dog? A Red Truck Brewery beer pairing is included in the holiday hotpot dinner set menus in all the locations in BC.
  • When: Monday, February 26 to Friday, March 6, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 to 10:30 pm
  • Where:  3 locations in Metro Vancouver
  • Price: $60 to $114; buy via Eventbrite

Art Focus Artists’ Association 25th Anniversary Exhibit

  • What: Art Focus is commemorating its Silver Anniversary by holding a silver-themed exhibit. Oils, watercolour, acrylics, mixed-media and photography are featured in this show held at the Michael Wright Gallery and in The Outlet.
  • When: Now to February 26, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 6 pm (closed on Sundays)
  • Where: Michael Wright Art Gallery – #200-2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

Vancouver Giants versus Kamloops Blazers

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  • What: Vancouver Giants take on Kamloops Blazers in Western Hockey League action at Langley Events Centre.
  • When: Monday, February 26, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
  • Tickets: Online

The Jim Cuddy Band

  • What: In support of his fourth solo studio album, Jim Cuddy is crossing Canada on The Constellation Tour. Joining Jim on tour are his bandmates Colin Cripps, Anne Lindsay, Steve O’Connor, Bazil Donovan and Joel Anderson. Featuring special guests Barney Bentall, Devin Cuddy and Sam Pollley.
  • When: Monday, February 5 and Tuesday, February 6, 2018
  • Time:  7:30 pm
  • Where: Chilliwack Cultural Centre – 9201 Corbould Street, Chilliwack
  • Tickets: Online, $67.50

HIVE Social Impact Week

  • What: The goal of Social Impact Week is to build a network of knowledge within our community by showcasing innovative ideas through various workshops, presentations, discussions, and activities.
  • When: Monday, February 5, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: HiVE-Upper Lounge – 210-128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Intersessions DJ Workshop – Rise & Shine Music Seminar

  • What: Intersessions is a DJ and sound focused workshop for women, and those within the LGBTQ2IA+ spectrum. The workshop series of artist-run seminars aims to address the significant gender and sexuality based imbalance within the music industry.
  • When: Monday, February 26, 2018
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Fortune Sound Club – 147 E. Pender Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, By Donation

National Cupcake Day for BC SPCA

  • What: By baking cupcakes and giving them away in exchange for a donation, participants can improve the lives of abused, abandoned and neglected animals in our communities. National Cupcake Day is cross-country event presented by the BC SPCA, the Ontario SPCA, and participating humane societies. Register and start planning your Cupcake Day party. Simply plan to supply some delicious treats, and then invite co-workers, friends, and family to attend in exchange for a donation.
  • When: Monday, February 26, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Various locations

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Mighty Jerome and Joe

  • What: Revisit the life stories of two of Vancouver’s most beloved and iconic figures. Mighty Jerome tells the story of the rise, fall and redemption of Harry Jerome, Canada’s most accomplished track and field star. The animated short film Joe celebrates the life of Joe Fortes, self-appointed lifeguard of English Bay and beloved figure in Vancouver in the early 1900s.
  • When: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Joe Fortes Branch Library – 870 Denman St., Vancouver
  • Admission: Totally free

Coastal First Nations Dance Festival

  • What: The Dancers of Damelahamid produce the annual Coastal First Nations Dance Festival in partnership with the UBC Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver. The Festival is a celebration of the stories, songs and dances of the Indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast of North America. The festival presents the rich artistic practices of artists from British Columbia, the Yukon, Alaska and Washington State as well as national and international artists.
  • When: Tuesday, February 27 to Monday, March 4, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: UBC Museum of Anthropology – 6393 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

A Conversation on Global African Identities

  • What: Join award-winning African-Canadians Dr. Yabome Gilpin-Jackson and Trish Mandewo in a conversation about global African identities and the complexity of connections. Have a great meal and share your own stories about what it means to be a global African in Canada today.
  • When: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Samz Neighbourhood Pub – 2342 Elgin Avenue, Port Coquitlam
  • Register: On Eventbrite, totally free

Owl Prowl

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  • What: A wintertime evening in the woods becomes an earthy soundscape with the calls of courting owls. Experience the breeding season activity and vocalizations of Stanley Park’s owls on this popular nighttime walk. Pack your flashlights. For ages 7+.
  • When: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Meet Stanley Park Ecology Society at their office in the Stanley Park Dining Pavilion – 610 Pipeline Road
  • Tickets: Online, $5-$10

Unsung Heroes Festival at Blue Water Cafe

  • What:  Blue Water Cafe has been concocting weird and wonderful culinary creations from the sea for their annual Unsung Heroes Festival for 14 years, and this year’s selection is no different. This year, Executive Chef Frank Pabst has created an array of delights, integrating sustainable seafood not commonly found on many menus into familiar and much-loved dishes.
  • When: Now to Tuesday, February 27, 2018
  • Time: Various times.
  • Where: Blue Water Cafe – 1095 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Price: A la carte, most items range from $13 to $16

Pacific Overtures

  • What: Fighting Chance Productions presents the British Columbia premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s Pacific Overtures.
  • When: Saturday March 3, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: PAL Theatre – 581 Cardero Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Alex Cameron

february 27

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  • What: Australian indie musician Alex Cameron is on tour to support his latest release, Forced Witness. Featuring special guest Molly Burch.
  • When: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Imperial – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $16

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Robson Square Ice Rink 2017

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Robson Square Ice Rink in Vancouver (LeonWang/Shutterstock)

  • What: The provincial government’s Robson Square Ice Rink is free for all ages for those who bring their own skates. Those without skates can rent a pair on-site. A concession stand on the side will also serve warm drinks and snacks.
  • When: Now to February 28, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 9 pm
  • Where: 800 Robson Street, Vancouver (Robson Street & Howe Street)
  • Admission: Free for all ages if you bring your own skates. Skate rentals are $4, and rentals end 30 minutes before closing time.
  • Note: Helmets are mandatory for children 12 years and under. Robson Square Ice Rink accepts cash only.

Ty Dolla $ign

  • What: Ty Dolla $ign’s Don’t Judge Me tour stops in Vancouver with Guests 24HRS, TC Da Loc, and Dre Sinatra.
  • When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
  • Time: Doors 8 pm
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver,
  • Tickets: Online, $40

Guided Tour at Lulu Island Winery

  • What: Learn the process of winemaking from harvesting to crushing to bottling.  Complete the tour with wine tasting, including famous Canadian ice wine, with soft cheese and fruits to pair with. Lastly, bring home a little gift to share with friends and family.
  • When: Now to Wednesday, February 28, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Lulu Island Winery – 16880 Westminster Hwy., Richmond
  • Admission: Free with advanced booking. RSVP by calling 604-232-9839

Betty Who

  • What: Pop singer-songwriter Betty Who from Australia is on tour to support her latest release, The Valley.
  • When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
  • Time: Doors 8 pm
  • Where: Imperial Vancouver – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $17

French Gastronomy Series: West Coast Fish

  • What: Learn how to cook fish and seafood like a true French cook. Mussels, Bisque and Salt Crust Sea Bass will be demonstrated. Enjoy the recipes during the class with a glass of wine. Take home recipes and samples.
  • When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: The Uncommon Café – 477 Powell Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $69; buy via Eventbrite

Vancouver Canucks versus New York Rangers

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  • What: The Vancouver Canucks  square off with the New York Rangers at Rogers Arena.
  • When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Maker Show & Tell

  • What: Get inspired and make new connections at Maker Show & Tell.  Bring your latest or favourite project to share; anything from a wood working project to a drawing or cool piece of code to a delicious new recipe. If you give a 5 -to10 minute showcase, you’ll even get an ice cream on the house.
  • When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: MakerLabs – 780 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Thursday, March 1, 2018

JFL NorthWest

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  • What: JFL Northwest brings stand-up favourites and breakout stars to Vancouver, plus improv, sketch, podcasts, outdoor community events and the brand new Vancouver Just for Laughs Film Festival. Featuring Bill Burr, Maria Bamford, Trevor Noah, Jo Koy and many more.
  • When: Thursday, March 1 to Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Various venues
  • Tickets: Online


  • What: Toronto-born folk musician Bahamas is touring in support of Earthtones. Featuring special guest The Weather Station.
  • When: Thursday, March 1, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 600 Block Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Re-Launch of The WISE Hall

  • What: Live music and dance performances to celebrate the re-launch of The WISE Hall. Featuring appearances by Paul Silveria and Damian Ritchie, Melody Mangler, The Rocket Revellers and Sweet Pea.
  • When: Thursday, March 1, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 11 pm
  • Where: The Wise Hall & Lounge – 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free for WISE Hall members. 2018 WISE Memberships and renewals at the door for $10 per person per year.

Brand Yourself! A personal branding event

  • What: ​​Young Women in Business presents a panel and workshop event on building personal brand. Following the panel, attendees will engage in an interactive workshop by the facilitator, who will share their strategies and tips on cultivating personal brand online.
  • When: ​Thursday, March 1, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Mobify – 725 Granville, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $25

Vancouver International Dance Festival

  • What:The festival presents three Canadian premieres from New York’s acclaimed contemporary company White Wave Dance, Mexico’s Compañía de Danza Experimental de Lola Lince, and Hungary’s Ferenc Fehér; a Western Canadian premiere of New York’s Shen Wei Dance Arts; a West Coast premiere from Montreal’s Lucie Grégoire Danse; and a world premiere from Vancouver’s own Amber Funk Barton and the response, among many others.
  • When: Thursday, March 1 to Saturday, March 24, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Various locations
  • Tickets: Online

Opening Event: The Lab at West Vancouver Memorial Library

  • What: See how West Vancouver Memorial Library’s custom-built space transforms learning into a collaborative and creative experience.
  • When: Thursday, March 1, 2018
  • Time: 3:30 to 6 pm
  • Where: West Vancouver Memorial Library – 1950 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Growing Room 2018

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  • What: Room magazine’s literary festival, a celebration of diverse Canadian writers and artists. The festival will feature more than 40 writers in nearly 30 events.
  • When: Thursday, March 1 to Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Various venues
  • Tickets: Online

Friday, March 2, 2018

Sasheer Zamata

  • What: Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress, writer and four season cast member on Saturday Night Live. She just released her first one hour special, Pizza Mind to rave reviews. Sasheer co-created and co-starred in the webseries Pursuit of Sexiness, and has also appeared on Transparent, Inside Amy Schumer, and People Of Earth.
  • When: Friday, March 2, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: The Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $22.50

Monster Jam


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  • What: See Grave Digger, Max-DTM and many more Monster Jam trucks push their limits in Freestyle, “2-Wheel Skills” and Racing competitions.
  • When: Friday, March 2 to Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Pacific Coliseum – 100 N Renfrew St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $15 to $65


  • What: ​Celebrated choreographer and contemporary dance artist Amber Funk Barton presents her first full length solo, VAST. VAST is a co-presentation between her company the response., and the 2018 Vancouver International Dance Festival.
  • When: Thursday, March 1 to Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Scotiabank Dance Centre – 677 Davie Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$30

Le Homes: Lanterns in the Garden

  • What: ​​Get ready for one of the most magical light spectacles of the season. This stunning folktale-themed light festival will vividly illustrate the most classical figures and myths stories in Chinese culture, making the garden a land of fairytales, fantasies, and dreams.
  • When: Friday, March 2 to Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Time: 5 to 10 pm
  • Where: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden – 578 Carrall Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Available via Lanterns in the Garden

In progress showing – Jennifer McLeish-Lewis: Study #1

  • What: Jennifer McLeish-Lewis has performed in Canada, the United States, and Europe. As a choreographer, Jennifer’s work has been presented by The Dance Centre, Dancing on the Edge, OFF VIDF, DIY at Dance in Vancouver, The Seattle International Dance Festival, Short and Sweet in Montreal, Crimson Coast in Nanaimo, and Lucky Trimmer in Berlin.
  • When: Friday, March 2, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 2 pm
  • Where: The Annex – 823 Seymour Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Jason Ross

March 2

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  • What: ​​Anjunabeats protege Jason Ross makes his return to Vancouver for #StereotypeFridays at Celebrities.
  • When: Friday, March 2, 2018
  • Time: 5 to 10 pm
  • Where: Celebrities Nightclub – 1022 Davie Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20

Vancouver Canucks versus Nashville Predators

  • What: The Vancouver Canucks take on the Nashville Predators at Rogers Arena.
  • When: Friday, March 2, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online
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