12 things to do in Vancouver this weekend: February 4 to 6

Feb 4 2022, 3:00 pm

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The first weekend of February is here! Make the most of the days and nights by checking out some great events around Vancouver.

From Love Lights to a Lunar New Year pop-up, here are 12 events to enjoy from February 4 to 6. Have fun!

Love Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

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Capilano Suspension Bridge/Supplied

What: This February, Valentine’s-themed lighting experiences will be setting Capilano Suspension Bridge Park aglow. Expect the suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure, and the Cliffwalk’s Arc de Lumina to be shining brighter than your love for your sweetheart. 

Between February 10 and 14, the park will have extended hours and Valentine’s activities. Plus, there’s a romantic special feature menu at The Cliff House Restaurant, live music, games, and the chance to meet the Raptors Ridge Birds of Prey.

When: February 4 to 28, extra Valentine’s Day activities between February 10 and 14
Time: 10 am to 6 pm, open until 7 pm between February 10 and 14
Where: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park – 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver
Tickets: Available online

The Keefer Yard – DD Mau Flood Relief Fundraiser

What: The Keefer Bar is partnering with DD Mau to host a flood relief fundraiser in The Keefer Yard. The popular Vietnamese restaurant has crafted a pop-up food menu, and The Keefer will be featuring a Patron refreshment.

There will also be live music in the evenings, with 100% of proceeds from the pop-up food sales and the featured Patron drink being donated to DD Mau to help restore the restaurant.

When: Now until February 6, 2022
Time: 5 to 10 pm
Where: The Keefer Bar – 135 Keefer Street, Vancouver
Reservations: Online

Vancouver Warriors vs. Panther City Lacrosse Club

What: The Vancouver Warriors take on the Panther City Lacrosse Club in NLL action at Rogers Arena.

When: February 5, 2022
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Cost: Various, purchase online

Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival Society – Legacy Collection Exhibit

What: Parq Vancouver and Dragon Boat BC present an exhibit of artwork from the vault of the Legacy Collection of the Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival Society. It is only the second time that many of these one-of-a-kind artifacts have been available for viewing in the last few decades. The pieces can be seen at the casino on the third level near the Luna High Limit Slots Salon for a limited time.

When: Now until February 22, 2022
Time: Regular Parq Vancouver hours
Where: Park Vancouver – 39 Smithe Street, Vancouver,
Cost: Free

Candlelight: A Tribute to Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift/Facebook,Candelight Concerts by Fever/Facebook

What: Enjoy all of Taylor Swift’s biggest hits — “Shake It Off,” “Love Story,” “Wildest Dreams” — performed by a string quartet in the beautiful candlelit ambiance of Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church.

When: February 4, 2022
Time: 6:30 pm and 8:45 pm
Where: Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church – 2733 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Cost: Various, purchase online

Greater Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

What: The Greater Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival (formerly known as the Hot Chocolate Fest) is making a sweet return until February 14, 2022. The name change signals new participating neighbourhoods and municipalities. The 2022 festival features makers outside of Vancouver located in North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Surrey, Richmond, White Rock, and even Whistler.

This year, the annual celebration of sweetness has over 40 vendors with 67 participating locations you can head to in order to get in on one of the 106 different hot chocolate flavours up for order.

When: Now until February 14, 2022 (check specific vendors as dates may vary)
Time: Various hours of operation
Where: Various locations across Vancouver. See the list online.

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival 2022

What: PuSh Festival, Vancouver’s signature mid-winter cultural event, returns for its 18th year of showcasing groundbreaking work in the performing arts. This year will feature 12 shows ranging from theatre to dance to vocal performances. There will also be an interactive installation project at Vancouver Public Library as well as the return of Club PuSh at Performance Works from February 2 to 4.

When: Now until February 6, 2022
Time: Various times
Where: Venues Across the Lower Mainland and Select Programming Online
Tickets and Passes: Online

Luckies Lunar Pop-Up Experience

Luckies Lunar Pop-up

Luckies Lunar Pop-up takes place February 4 to 6 at The Juice Truck’s Main Street Cafe.

What: Vancouver creative studio OddFutur3 (OF3) is celebrating the launch of its Luckies 8888 NFT Collection and the start of the Year of the Tiger with a special Lunar New Year pop-up experience this weekend. Luckies Lunar Pop-up is a partnership between OF3, Beta5 Chocolates, and The Juice Truck and takes place at the latter’s Main Street Cafe. The event will showcase a variety of locally made treats while OF3 raises awareness of Chinese culture and heritage through its inaugural NFT project.

When: February 4 to 6, 2022
Time: 9:30 am to 6 pm
Where: The Juice Truck Main Street Cafe – 4236 Main Street, Vancouver

Per Diem: The Gerd Metzdorff Collection

What: Griffin Art Projects, a non-profit art residency and gallery in North Vancouver, presents Per Diem: The Gerd Metzdorff Collection. The collection was assembled over a period of more than thirty years and features drawings, paintings, photography, installations, and sculptures. Artists included in Per Diem include Linda Benglis, Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Donald Judd, and more.

When: Fridays to Sundays from February 4 to May 8, 2022
Time: 12 to 5 pm
Where: Griffin Art Projects – 1174 Welch Street, North Vancouver
Admission: Free, advance registration required

Powwow Classes with Raven Spirit Dance

Nyla Carpentier (Matt Bedard/Submitted)

What: Powwow dancer and teacher Nyla Carpentier is leading online Adult Powwow and Family Powwow classes for Raven Spirit Dance Society. Participants will work up a sweat, building stamina and muscles as they learn different styles of powwow dance and the basic steps of traditional, jingle, and fancy.

Each series run for six weeks, with the adult class starting on February 5 and the Family Powwow beginning on February 7. Participants can register in advance or drop into the Zoom classes by donation to RSD.

When: Every Saturday from February 5 to March 12 (Adult), Every Monday from February 7 to March 13 (Family)
Time: 3 to 5 pm (Saturdays), 5 to 7 pm (Mondays)
Where: Online via Zoom
Cost: By donation, register online

Got Craft? Virtual Foodie Market

What: Got Craft? Virtual Foodie Market is a great way to check out 40 locally based chefs, bakers, and makers creating small-batch foods and drinks. Shop from the comfort of your home for a variety of delicious goods including teas, chocolates, baked goods, sauces, and more. Plant-based, gluten-free, and low-sugar options are also available.

When: Now until February 6, 2022
Time: Anytime
Where: Online

Emergence: ​Out of the Shadows

What: Asian-Canadian Special Events Association and The Sher Vancouver LGBTQ Friends Society present a special screening of Emergence: ​Out of the Shadows. The locally made documentary follows Kayden, Jag, and Amar as they awaken to and express their sexuality within conservative South Asian families. Producer and cast member Alex Sangha and fellow cast member Jaspal answer questions after the film.

When: February 6, 2022
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery – Annex Workshop – 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Cost: Free, register online

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