There’s no shortage of Vancouver events to make the last weekend of February a memorable one. From a PJ party to a wine convention, here are 18 Metro Vancouver events to check out over the next couple of days.
Metro Vancouver Events This Weekend
Friday, February 22
About: The California rapper will be joined by guests Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Warren G, Kurupt and Luniz.
Cost: $39.50, $54.50, $69.50, $89.50, $99.50, $109.50
Time: 8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
About: Guest curated by Haida Curator Kwiaahwah Jones in collaboration with Viviane Gosselin, Co-curator and Director of Collections & Exhibitions at MOV, this exhibition features an unparalleled collection of Haida art boasting more than 450 works created as early as 1890.
Cost: $9 – $19
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
About: Comedian Rory Scovel performs at the Rio Theatre.
Time: 6:00 p.m.
About: Skating is free for all ages. Those who own their own skates are welcome to use them. Skate rentals are $5 and rentals end 30 minutes before closing time.
About: Tinder Tales is dedicated to the twisted, awkward and hilarious delights of online dating. Seasoned storytellers and everyday people confessing their most outrageous and just plain STRANGE dating stories live on stage. Every few weeks we gather in the pizza basement and lay it all out on the line for your amusement.
Cost: $10 – $15
About: Organizers have extended this year’s show until Sunday, March 10th, 2019.
Cost: Starting at $109
Time: 6:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 23
About: The IKEA PJ Party will begin at 8:00 p.m. and go until 11:00 p.m. With activities like yoga, meditation, and guidance from a sleep expert, you and up to four guests can reach levels of relaxation you’ve only ever dreamed of.
Time: 8:00 p.m.
About: Looking at the significance that French art and culture has held for Canadian artists over the past 120 years, this exhibition of works from the Gallery’s collection focuses on influences of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Surrealism on Canadian artists during the first half of the twentieth century.
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
About: Gain inspiration and simple tools for overcoming feelings of inadequacy, people-pleasing habits, and develop the capacity to resist pressure to be anybody but yourself.
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
About: VanWineFest is Canada’s premier wine show and widely considered to be the best wine event in North America. With approximately 25,000 admissions and at 40 years of age, it is one of the biggest and oldest wine events in the world.
About: Repurpose outdated, local, nautical charts into works of art at the Maritime Museum of British Columbia! Our workshop leader will guide you through the process of creating 3-D nautical chart art, using origami techniques, and framing your piece in a beautiful shadow box for you to easily hang at home. Choose from one of many local charts, now outdated, but which were once used by sailors around the British Columbian coast.
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
About: This is the place to go if you’re looking for the best cocktail music combo. Come and experience the great atmosphere of this night.
Time: 7:00 p.m.
About: See every cat imaginable at the cat show and attend interactive and informative seminars by veterinarians and top professionals. Don’t miss the rabbit and dog agility shows, raptor shows, dancing dogs, and K9 detection demonstrations – just a few of the attractions.
Cost: $8 – $30
Time: 10:00 a.m.
About: Featuring local, national, and international craft beer and third-wave coffee. Hopwired encourages partnership between craft beer and coffee roasters to make beverages that are fruity, flowery, tangy, spicey, nutty, chocolatey, sweet, sour, soft, mild, and strong.
Cost: $65 – $75
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
About: The Coldest Night of the Year is a family-friendly walk that raises money for charities serving hungry, homeless, and hurting people in our community.
Cost: Free – $25
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
About: Come and find all the vendors you need under one roof at Vancouver’s most loved cocktail-style wedding & lifestyle show.
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 24
About: This unique experience combines your favourite characters, friends and new friends for a driving experience that you’ll never forget.
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
About: This fun, social event is a great opportunity for snowshoers of all abilities and fitness levels to get outside and enjoy the trail, while supporting jack.org.
Cost: $15 – $25
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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