10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, February 23

Feb 21 2019, 4:57 pm

Pack your Saturday with some fun events! Check out Foreigner, Hopwired, and these 10 things to do in Vancouver on February 23, 2019

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

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Vancouver International Wine Festival 2019

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What: Canada’s premier food and wine festival, the Vancouver International Wine Festival, features 160 wineries from 15 countries. Known as “one of the biggest and oldest wine events in the world,” the festival will feature a plethora of California Wines this year, the showcase region for 2019.

Attendees can expect to see over 1,500 wines poured at the 54 events over the festival’s nine-day run. As always, HQ for the wine fest will be the Vancouver Convention Centre, but more than 20 other restaurants and venues around the city will host winery dinners, lunches, and seminars.

When: Saturday, February 23 to Sunday, March 3, 2019
Where: Venues around Vancouver
Tickets: Advance tickets online. All public events go on sale January 9 at 9:30 am; All trade events go on sale January 23 at 9:30 am

Muzproposal Vancouver meetup/ networking event

What: Are you a single Muslim in the city looking for love? Muzproposal, a new Muslim relationship app, is about to change the dating game and will be holding its first meetup in Vancouver on Saturday, February, 23. Registration is now open and seats are limited. The app works similar to Bumble in that ladies make the first move. Users have 48 hours to reply and the rest is up to the potential couple! The Muzproposal app is available to download on Google Play and the App Store.

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 10 pm
Where: The Westin Bayshore Vancouver — 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
Register: Online

JFL Northwest 2019

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


What: A comedy fundraiser for WE Villages, via International Conference Services (ICS), to benefit their project in Kanambu, Ecuador to construct a clean water system. Featuring stand-up sets from Yumi Nagashima and Steev Letts and a live musical set from Light Organ Records artist, Fake Shark.

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 10:30 pm
Where: Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, 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: Now to Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online, $36

L’Elisir D’Amore (The Elixir of Love)

What: Experience a story of Nemorino, a poor peasant who is in love with Adina, a beautiful, wealthy landowner, but Adina doesn’t know he exists. To add to his dilemma he has a rival; Sergeant Belcore, who is openly courting Adina. How to attract her attention? He needs a miracle. Just in time, along comes a travelling medicine man, Dr. Dulcamara, with his “Elixir of Love.”

When: February 23, February 25. February 27, February 28, and March 2, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online, $15-$36



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What: With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world. They bring their The Cold As Ice Tour to Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam.

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Hard Rock Casino Vancouver 2080 United Blvd, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

Driverless Vehicle Demonstration Vancouver 2019

What: Between February 23 and March 3, the driverless shuttles will travel along a one-km-long route on West 1st Avenue between the northwest corner of the intersection of Manitoba Street and West 1st Avenue and the Canada Line’s Olympic Village Station parking lot. All rides are free to demonstrate the viability of such autonomous transportation technologies for the City of Surrey and City of Vancouver’s joint partnership for Infrastructure Canada Smart Cities Challenge bid of creating Canada’s first two collision-free multimodal corridors with driverless vehicles.

When: February 23 to March 3, 2019
Where: Western terminus: Canada Line Olympic Village Station parking lot. Eastern terminus: Northwest corner of the intersection of Manitoba Street and West 1st Avenue
Cost: Free! Book online to avoid lines

Vancouver Canucks vs New York Islanders

What: The Vancouver Canucks face off with the New York Islanders at Rogers Arena.

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Hopwired Festival

What: Hopwired Festival feature over 25 collaborations between coffee roasters and craft breweries who come from across North America. Meet brewers and roasters while sampling the full range of thoughtfully made collaboration beers and coffees in between tasting panels led by industry leaders. Hopwired is customized to provide world-class beers, coffees, and snacks that you won’t find anywhere else.

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 1 to 5:30 pm
Where: Croatian Cultural Centre – 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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