27 things to do in Vancouver this weekend: February 7 to 9

Feb 7 2020, 5:00 am

Fill your calendar with these 27 great weekend events happening from February 7 to 9 in Vancouver. Check out Winter Festival – Skate for a cause, OVO Vancouver Warehouse Sale, and more.

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

Friday, February 7

Winter Festival – Skate for a Cause


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What: Winter Festival – Skate for a Cause takes place in the north parking lot at Guildford Town Centre and will see the site become what organizers describe as a “winter wonderland,” complete with an outdoor skating rink, food trucks, and a life-size snow globe. The event is being presented in partnership with the Surrey Hospital Foundation to support their Children’s Health Centre campaign.

When: February 7 to 9 and February 14 to 17, 2020
Time: 3 pm to 8 pm on February 7 and 14, and 12 pm to 8 pm all other days
Where:  North parking lot at Guildford Town Centre – 10355 152 St, Surrey
Admission: Free; skate rentals available for $5 a pair, with proceeds going towards to the Surrey Hospital Foundation

Comedy Feud: Millennials vs Boomers

What: Nina Wilder and Jan Bannister host Comedy Feud at Fox Cabaret on February 7. Comics from different generations perform to win the audience’s favour.

When: February 7, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Fox Cabaret — 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

La Poutine Week Vancouver 2020

What: The fest takes place during the first week of February. The dining public can eat and vote on their favourites before a winner is announced at the end of the week. As always, February 1 will mark the kick-off of the self-proclaimed “biggest poutine festival in the world,” and it will run until February 7.

When: February 7, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Participating restaurants in Vancouver
More Info: Online

Vancouver Warriors vs Buffalo Bandits

What: The Vancouver Warriors take on the Buffalo Bandits in NLL action at Rogers Arena.

When: February 7, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Raven Backcountry Festival

What: Raven Backcountry Festival is a showcase of Pemberton’s backcountry terrain and people that help show it off to the world. The weekend includes social events, clinics, guest presenters, and more. Raven Fest is also raising funds for the Lisa Korthals Memorial bursary, which helps teach aspiring female backcountry guides.

When: February 7 and 8, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations in Pemberton
Tickets: Online

OVO Vancouver Warehouse Sale

OVO warehouse sale

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What: StyleDemocracy is hosting an exclusive warehouse sale with Canadian sportswear and streetwear brand: October’s Very Own (OVO). The sale takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre, and visitors will be able to find apparel, footwear, and accessories for up to 80% off. Products will also be restocked daily until inventory runs out.

No large coats, large bags, backpacks, or strollers will be allowed into the sale — any of these items will need to be checked before entry. Only major credit and debit cards will be accepted at the sale, no cash. All sales will be final.

When: Now until February 9, 2020
Time: 10 am 9 pm (Friday and Saturday) 10 am to 7 pm (Sunday)
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre (2nd floor, rooms 1 to 3) — 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Admission: Free

UBC Thunderbirds Courtside Festival

What: The UBC Thunderbirds men’s and women’s basketball teams play in the fourth annual Courtside Basketball festival at the historic War Memorial Gym against the visiting Winnipeg Wesmen. The fourth annual Courtside Festival also features a pre-game festival, live half time shows, entertainment during breaks in play, basketball skills games, photo ops, and more.

When: February 7, 2020
Time: Doors at 5 pm Women’s Basketball Tip-Off at 6 pm Men’s Basketball Tip-Off at 8 pm

Where: War Memorial Gym — 1858 Commercial Dr., Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Saturday, February 8

Have A Good Day Cafe with Herschel Supply and Coca-Cola ®

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Herschel Supply Co

What: Bringing back a classic partnership from the archives, Herschel Supply is once again partnering with Coca-Cola® on a new collection featuring insulated styles to keep your drinks cold. To celebrate the launch, Herschel Supply will be building a mock café at their flagship Gastown store. Guests visiting the “Have a Good Day Cafe” are invited to shop the collection, snap a photo, and enjoy a complimentary bottle of ice-cold Coca-Cola®.

When: February 9 and 10, 2020
Time: Coca-Cola ® giveaway to begin at Noon, each day. While supplies last.
Where: Herschel Supply Company Gastown — 347 Water Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames

What: Vancouver Canucks take on the Calgary Flames in NHL action at Rogers Arena.

When: February 8, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Bedouin Soundclash

What: Toronto alt rockers Bedouin Soundclash perform at Imperial on February 8 with special guests Odario.

When: February 8, 2020
Time: Doors 7 pm
Where: Imperial — 319 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Taboo Naughty But Nice Sex Show 2020

What: Taboo Naughty But Nice Sex Show features live entertainment, informational seminars, fashion shows and a wide variety of vendors at Vancouver Convention Centre.

When: Now until 9, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – East Building – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vista Phase 2 Launch – Dolomiti Homes

Living area/Vista

What: Dolomiti Homes is celebrating the release of Phase 2 units at Vista with a launch party at their show suite on February 8. Attendees will have the ability to enjoy free Tacofino, speak with sales staff, and purchase a modern, convenient, transit-oriented condo. Phase 1 is sold out, and all units for Phase 2 are $30,000 off.

When: February 8, 2020
Time: 12 to 4 pm
Where: 789 Clarke Road, Coquitlam
Admission: Free

The Shoplifters

What: Morris Panych’s The Shoplifters tells the story of Alma, a longtime shoplifter who favours the “five-finger discount” over a senior citizen’s discount. When a theft at the grocery store is thwarted by an over-enthusiastic security guard and his good-natured mentor, things take a comical turn. Presented by Arts Club Theatre Company.

When: February 8 and 9, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue

What: Award-winning Victoria burlesque troupe The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue has performed all over the world, including Las Vegas, New York, Paris and Rome. They perform at the Surrey Arts Centre on February 8.

When: February 8, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre — 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Tickets: Online

Battlefield Fight League – BFL65

What: Battlefield Fight League presents BFL65: A New Era at Vancouver Convention Centre East on February 8. The card features four world title fights.

When: February 8, 2020
Time: 6:15 pm
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre East — 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Cupid and Valentine‘s Toonie Skate

What: Enjoy a Cupid and Valentine’s-themed skate at Bill Copeland Sports Centre, with face painting, crafts, games and more. Helmet and skate rental included with admission.

When: February 8 and February 14, 2020
Time: 12:30 to 3 pm (February 8), 6 to 9 pm (February 14)
Where: Bill Copeland Sports Centre – 3676 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby (February 8); Kensington Recreation Complex, 6159 Curtis Street, Burnaby (February 14)
Admission: $2

Vancouver Giants

What: Vancouver Giants continue their WHL season with two games at Langley Events Centre this weekend, including Prince George Cougars on February 8 and Kamloops Blazers on February 9.

When: February 8 and 9, 2020
Time: 7 pm (Saturday), 4 pm (Sunday)
Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
Tickets: Online

Sunday, February 9

Street Food City 9

Street Food City


What: Now in its ninth year, the food truck extravaganza features a rotating selection of purveyors outside the Vancouver Art Gallery, in šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square, on the north side of the building. Part of Dine Out Vancouver.

When: February 9, 2020
Time: 11 am to 3 pm on weekdays and 11 am to 5 pm on weekends
Where: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square (in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery), Vancouver
Admission: Free

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival 2020

What: PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Vancouver’s mid-winter festival, returns for its 16th year of groundbreaking work in the live performing arts until February 9. PuSh 2020 includes 27 works from 24 companies from nine countries, including six world premieres. Festival-goers will also want to check out Club PuSh, the festival’s showcase of experimental and edgy acts.

When: February 9, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Tickets and Passes: Online

Vancouver Jewish Book Festival – A Sense of Place

What: As part of the Vancouver Jewish Book Festival, writer, critic and teacher Norman Ravvin reads from his latest book, The Girl Who Stole Everything, at the Burquest Jewish Community Centre.

When: February 9, 2020
Time: 2 pm
Where: Burquest Jewish Community Centre – 2860 Dewdney Trunk Road, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

Coastal Lunar Lanterns

What: The Asian-Canadian Special Events Association has created an iconic installation for Lunar New Year. Until February 9, eight gigantic lanterns designed by Indigenous artists will be set up and illuminated at the Jack Poole Plaza, using the mountains and water as a backdrop.

When: February 9, 2020
Where: Jack Poole Plaza – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Love Bugs – A Valentine’s Day Event

What: Place Maillardville Community Centre host an afternoon of Valentine’s Day-themed activities including crafts, games, card-making and more. Ideal for kids nine and under, and this is a parent participation program.

When: February 9, 2020
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Where: Place Maillardville Community Centre — 1200 Cartier Avenue, Coquitlam
Price: $7 per child

Savour the Sun: The Westin Bayshore

What: The Savour the Sun dinner at The Westin Bayshore will be featuring a seasonally influenced menu and wine from Kismet Estate Winery in Oliver Osoyoos.

When: February 9, 2020
Time: Reception 6 pm, dinner 6:30 pm
Where: The Westin Bayshore — 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
Price: $114 per person; book online

Skate Plaza at The Shipyards

What: The Shipyards’ large, covered outdoor plaza has been converted into a free ice rink for the season. The rink will be open to skating seven days a week from 12 to 7 pm.

The skateable surface is approximately 20,000 sq. ft., including the floor area of the 12,000-sq-ft plaza and the adjacent 8,000-sq-ft summertime water spray area, both of which are covered by a retractable roof. Skaters can either bring their own skates or rent a pair of skates on-site for $7, although quantities are limited. Helmets and skating aids are free.

When: Daily until mid-March (weather permitting)
Time: 12 to 7 pm
Where: The Shipyards Commons, North Vancouver
Admission: Free, skate rentals are available at a cost of $7 (quantities are limited)

The 2020 Vancouver International Boat Show

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Twiggy, the water-skiing squirrel.

What: The 2020 Vancouver International Boat Show will include more than 250 exhibitors and over 125 presentations and workshops led by boating experts. This year’s event is taking place at two locations: BC Place and a floating show at Granville Island. Complimentary shuttle buses and water ferries will also be operating between the two venues.

Twiggy, a famous water-skiing squirrel, will be one of the highlights of the Vancouver International Boat Show. According to organizers, Twiggy will be performing on a daily basis during the event, while viewers also learn about water safety, waterskiing, and simply watch a water-skiing squirrel ski around her pool.

When: February 9, 2019
Time: BC Place: Wednesday to Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm; Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm; The Floating Show at Granville Island: Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5:30 pm
Where: Indoors at BC Place — 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver. Floating show at Granville Island
Tickets: Available online

Bells and Whistles’ “A Big Night at the Oscars”

What: If you head to this Fraser Street spot to view the Oscars, a $10 entry fee will get you a popcorn, a “paparazzi-inspired photo shoot,” and a ballot to vote for your predictions. Whoever gets the most guesses correct will win half the ticket proceeds, and the other half will be donated to the BC Hospitality Foundation.

When: February 9, 2020
Time: 4:30 pm
Where: Bells and Whistles – 3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Admission: $10 per person

Monday Nights

What: Monday Nights by 6th Man Collective and The Theatre Centre is an interactive basketball and theatre mashup. The show tells the story of five men who played basketball together every Monday night for over a decade. Along the way, friendships were born, bonds were hardened, and triumphs and heartbreaks were shared. Attendees are invited to get on the court and learn some skills while experiencing the power of the game for themselves. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

When: February 9, 2020
Time: 2 pm
Where: Anvil Centre – 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Tickets: Online

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