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A Wizard’s Brunch & 18 More Events To Not Miss In Vancouver This Weekend

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There’s no shortage of Vancouver events to make this weekend a one to remember.

From sneaker conventions to a wizard’s brunch, here are 19 Metro Vancouver events to check out over the next couple of days.

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Metro Vancouver Events This Weekend

Friday, February 8

Ring in the Lunar New Year Vibrantly with CF Pacific Centre

About: You’re invited to celebrate the Year of the Pig and welcome the Lunar New Year with Pacific Centre on Friday, February 8th. Marvel at large-scale and eye-catching lantern displays suspended from the ceilings, and enjoy exciting cultural experiences including a traditional Lion Dance.
Cost: Free
Time: 3:30 p.m.

Haida Now

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.

Ice Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink

Free Things In Vancouver
Photo: Clayton Perry Photoworks / Flickr

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.
Cost: Free
Time: Various

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

About: While there will be a litany of delectable hot chocolate concoctions to sip, each venue will have numerous treats on the menu.
Cost: Various
Time: Various

Much Ado About Nothing

About: Set in a mesmerizing theatrical world, this deadly serious and sublimely ridiculous story – of soldiers in love and women confined by tradition – is a bold and playful romp through the extremes of desire and ambition, loyalty and redemption.
Cost: $24 – $51
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Bacio Rosso

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.

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Saturday, February 9

Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y Vancouver Concert

Wiz Khalifa
Photo: @wizkhalifa / Instagram

About: Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa and New Orleans native Curren$y will be performing in Vancouver this winter as part of their 2009 Tour.
Cost: $60
Time: 9:30 p.m. (Doors open at 8:00 p.m.)

Surrey’s Sweethearts Cemetery Tour

About: Join local historian Sue Bryant as she shares Surrey’s love stories at the Surrey Centre Cemetery.
Cost: $20
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Mission: Possible Surrey Pop-Up Escape Room

About: This family-friendly experience will have you “strategizing, solving riddles, and collaborating through a series of puzzles and riddles to help pave the way to a smarter city”
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Saturday); 2:00 p.m. (Sunday)

Sneaker Con

Sneaker Con
Photo: Sneaker Con / Facebook

About: You can expect plenty of hype at this event and fierce bidding wars over the rarest items on display throughout the day.
Cost: $28.55
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The Aces

About: All-female indie-pop quartet The Aces perform at Fortune Sound Club.
Cost: $16
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Wizard’s Brunch & Dinner

Wizard's Brunch & Dinner
Photo: The Wizard’s Brunch / Facebook

About: Seated on long tables, you will enjoy a magical feast and fine wizard liquids as their masters and ladies immerse you in a unique universe created especially for you.
Cost: $20 – $215
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

2019 LunarFest

About: Twelve one meter high pig heroes will be at the 2019 LunarFest event, each representing a different cultural specialty. These twelve pigs are going to light up the LunarFest, so be sure to come check them out. Don’t be afraid to get close to them to take some pictures, too!
Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Women’s Self Defense Intro Workshop

About: Join instructors Courtney Rice and Kaja Sadowski for a hands-on, two-day introduction to the core elements of self defense.
Cost: $50 – $110
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

A Valentine’s Dance

About: Join the Vancouver Alpen Club for their Valentine’s Dance Party. They will be celebrating love with a night of dancing, amazing food, drinks and a lot of fun.
Cost: $15 – $20
Time: 8:00 p.m.

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Sunday, February 10

Vancouver Chinese New Year Parade

Vancouver Chinese New Year Parade
Photo: davide.pellacani / 604 Now Flickr Pool

About: As one of the largest non-commercial annual parades in Vancouver, the parade features the largest assembly of traditional lion dance teams in Canada. Visitors will see dozens of colourful and energetic lions.
Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 a.m.

Fortune Food Fair

About: Fortune Sound Club & District Local presents Fortune Food Fair, a one-day only food hall celebrating Chinese New Year during the Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade.
Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Space Debris Day

Space Debris Day
Photo: Ryan Russell / 604 Now Flickr Pool

About: Space Debris Day is an annual awareness campaign focusing on the issues of this astro-environmental problem and to share solutions to better manage space beyond Earth.
Cost: Free
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

JNT Comedy

About: Comedian Andrew Packer hand picks a line up of professional comedians and rising stars to deliver an awesome night of comedy!
Cost: $10
Time: 8:00 p.m.

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