7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, February 21

Feb 16 2018, 8:08 am

Hump Day, here we come! From BC Home + Garden Show to Pizza Palooza, here are seven fun events to check out in Vancouver today, Wednesday, February 21.

And for more things happening around town check out our events section.

BC Home + Garden Show

HGTV stars of Backyard Builds, Sarah Keenleyside and Brian McCourt

  • 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.
  • When: ​Wednesday, February 21 to Sunday, February 25, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd., Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $16 adult, free admission for children ages 12 and younger.

Improv Against Humanity: Cupid’s Revenge

  • What: Looking for love in a horrible place? Join The Fictionals for a Valentine’s edition of Improv Against Humanity. Featuring CAH comedy, audience tournament and chocolatey prizes, and more. Who will be the first Most Horrible Person in Vancouver of 2018?
  • When: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway , Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $12


  • What: This hit musical is a rock concert, back kitchen party, and love poem that will move, shake, and wake you. An Arts Club Theatre Company production.
  • When: Wednesday, February 21 to Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $29-$49

Metamorphosis Butoh

  • What: Choreographed by Argentinian artist Gustavo Collini-Sartor, Metamorphosis Butoh explores the spirit of death and rebirth, a recurring theme in the Japanese aesthetic of Butoh. Inspired by the work of Kazuo Ohno, co-founder of Butoh, this dance stems from the premise that transformation is essential to the continuum of life and personal growth.
  • When: Wednesday, February 21 to Saturday, February 24, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online, $33-$36. $15 opening night

Pizza Palooza

  • What: At the 3rd annual Pizza Palooza you’ll get the chance to taste many types of pizza from Neapolitan to Roman to NY style, South Indian, Lebanese and more. Each participating restaurant will be serving up grub for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different types of restaurants throughout the event, meet some new food loving friends, meet the chefs, and learn about each of the participating restaurants.
  • When: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 10 pm
  • Where: Multiple restaurants in Vancouver
  • Price: $35 to $60; buy online

Romeo + Juliet – Ballet BC

Ballet BC

Romeo and Juliet/IMDb

  • What: It won’t be cupid’s month without Romeo + Juliet, but here’s a fresh retelling by French cheoreographer Medhi Walerski. The press release states: “Reflecting on the divisions that persist in today’s world…[Romeo + Juliet] will offer a thought-provoking contemporary take of the classic that profoundly resonates today.”
  • When: Wednesday, February 21 to Saturday, February 24, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Ticketmaster; $35-$100

Rainbow Mixer 2018

  • What: Catfé is hosting a Rainbow Mixer speed dating event for LGBTQ+ folks, featuring ice-breaking games and cuddling with cats. Proceeds raised from the event will go towards the BCSPCA through the National Cupcake Day drive initiative.
  • When: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm to 9 pm
  • Where: Catfé – Unit #2035 International Village Mall – 88 West Pender Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: $15; email [email protected] for reservations
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