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February, 2017

Celebrate what Vancouver and the rest of BC has to offer! Tap into the pulse of the city with arts and culture festivals, food events, and more.

Northwest Flower & Garden Show, Feb. 22-26, 2017

9:00am Wednesday, February 22nd to 6:00pm Sunday, February 26th Washington State Convention Center

“Taste of Spring” is the theme for the 2017 Northwest Flower & Garden Show as the 29th annual festival celebrates culinary trends, organic and urban gardening, February 22-26, 2017 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. The show will spotlight the theme in 20 magnificent display gardens and other feature attractions. Garden luminaries share “how-to” tips in 110 free… more

Ballet Kelowna presents 150 Moves

Ballet Kelowna celebrates Canada’s 150th Anniversary with the presentation of 150 Moves, a mixed program of fresh and exciting classical and contemporary dance created by the country’s top choreographers, at the Kelowna Community Theatre (1375 Water Street) on February 3 + 4, 2017 at 7:30pm. Ballet Kelowna’s dancers and up-and-coming artists from Vancouver’s Arts Umbrella Dance Company… more

Retro Design & Antiques Fair

This fun Sunday show features 175 tables and booths of fabulous finds for you and your eclectic abode -- 175 different vendors equals a super selection to suit every taste and budget! Come see why so many designers, collectors and antiques dealers consider this THE place to buy... • Mid-century Modernist decor • Vintage & estate jewelry • Pop culture classics • Boho & shabby chic… more


8:00pm Wednesday, February 8th to 8:00pm Saturday, February 18th Firehall Arts Centre

The Firehall Arts Centre is pleased to present Theatre Passe Muraille’s ELLE from Wednesday, February 8 to Saturday, February 18, 2017. A recipient of the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play (2015/2016 season), ELLE is the story of Marguerite de La Rocque de Roberval, a French noblewoman who set out in 1542 for Canada with her uncle, Jacques Cartier to colonize the new found… more

The Pancakes & Booze Art Show

The Vancouver Pancakes & Booze Art Show 50+ Artists Showcasing -FREE Pancakes -Live Body Painting -Live Audio Performances by: TBA -19+ Submit your work:

20th Annual Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

An exciting program of local and international outdoor adventure films and world class athletes/speakers including: climbers, skiers, explorers, adventurers, mountain bikers and environmental activists. Music, food, door prizes, Q&A’s with directors, and live presentations about Mountain Culture and Sports. More info:, or

Valentine's Day Chocolate Making (19+)

What better way to spend Valentine's Day than finger deep in melted chocolates, white and milk and dark and ..... You will learn the basics of tempering couverture chocolate (the good stuff) and a few options for making fillings, such as nut pastes. We will make chocolate heart shaped baskets for that special dessert and there will be clusters and barks and truffles, Oh my! You will also get to… more

Heritage Valentine's Day Card Making

Come to Mackin House and decorate Edwardian style cards for your Valentine, friends, or family. All supplies provided. Try our delicious sugar cookies from a 1915 recipe! Open to family groups and adults alike. Registration is required. Event by donation.

I Witness: The Shifting Focus of Photojournalism in the Digital Age - Happy Hour Event

Photojournalists Rebecca Blissett, Richard Lam, and John Lehmann discuss digital photography in the current landscape of the print media industry. This panel discussion will be moderated by journalist Jennifer Moreau of the Burnaby Now. Serving as an extension of the Vancouver in the Seventies photo exhibition which spotlights some of the best images from the Vancouver Sun’s collection, this… more


8:00pm Thursday, February 16th to 8:00pm Saturday, February 18th Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright St

World-renowned sketch superstars return to Vancouver! Known for their unique style that blends stand-up, sketch, improv, and outlandish characters in strange situations, the Pajama Men are like nothing else. The American duo takes audiences everywhere and anywhere with delightfully divergent stories. Described as the 'Improvisers’ improvisers. Actors’ actors. Comedians’… more

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival presents: dirtsong – February 4, 2017

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and Coastal Jazz present the Canadian premiere of the stirring multimedia experience dirtsong, February 4, 2017 at 8pm at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Drawing on 40,000 years of tradition, Australia’s Black Arm Band, the spectacular ensemble specializing in Aboriginal music and languages, pulls audiences into sweeping and intoxicating visions… more

Climb the Wall: The Stairclimb for Clean Air 2017

Are you ready to step up for cleaner air? This is the only time you will have access to one of the longest continuous stairways in Vancouver! On February 26, 2017 test your strength, stamina & lungs against the 48 floors of the 490-foot Sheraton Vancouver Wall Center Hotel. Challenge yourself to an epic stairclimb while supporting the BC Lung Association in its fight against lung disease.… more

Spring Sundays at VIU’s Milner Gardens & Woodland

11:00am Sunday, February 5th to 3:00am Sunday, March 26th 2179 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach 250-752-6153

Sundays February 5th to March 26th Enjoy the early Spring bulbs. Garden open 11:00am to 3:30pm, last entry 3:00pm. Tea Room open 11:00am for soup and scones with last seating 3:00pm. Admission adults $5.25, students $3.25 includes tax, children 12 and under free admission accompanied by an adult. Milner Gardens members and current VIU students with card free admission. 250-752-6153

Spring Awakening

7:30pm Tuesday, February 7th to 5:00pm Sunday, February 19th PAL Studio Theatre, 581 Cardero St., Vancouver 604-417-0714

Spring Awakening, the 2006 Tony Award winning musical, gets an unplugged rendition in February 2017. The high-energy rock tinged musical is presented with the cast providing most of the musical accompaniment. While electric guitar and keyboard are used, acoustic guitars and organic percussion performed by the cast make this an intimate and emotionally charged performance, providing a direct… more

Alessandro Sciarroni

8:00pm Thursday, February 2nd to 8:00pm Saturday, February 4th Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver BC 6046066400

The boundary-busting works of Italian choreographer Alessandro Sciarroni range freely between dance, theatre, performance art and anthropology. In FOLK-S, he deconstructs the Schuhplattler ('shoe-beater'), a Bavarian folk dance where the performers slap their shoes and legs with their hands, and refines it to its most essential elements, reactivating the movements in a contemporary context. Six… more

Foreign Radical

7:00pm Monday, February 6th to 9:00pm Saturday, February 11th Studio 1398 604.897.1939

Join Theatre Conspiracy for a radical game of secrets at Studio 1398 on Granville Island from Monday, February 6 to Saturday, February 11, 2017. A recipient of a Jessie Award for Critics’ Choice Innovation and named Top 10 Vancouver Theatre Shows in 2015, Foreign Radical is an interactive, multimedia experience with multilingual elements in Farsi and Arabic. Each performance is unique in… more

JFL NorthWest

7:00pm Thursday, February 16th to 7:00pm Saturday, February 25th Various venues across Vancouver 604.897.1939

JFL NorthWest, Vancouver's comedy festival, returns for a second year of mid-winter laughs from February 16 to 25, 2017. Taking place at multiple venues across Vancouver, this year's lineup includes Sarah Silverman, Trevor Noah, Chris D'Elia, Iliza, Tom Segura, Game Grumps, Piff the Magic Dragon, My Favorite Murder, Brian Posehn, SiriusXM's Top Comic Showcase, The Alternative Show Hosted by Andy… more

Discover Dance! Grupo America

The Dance Centre’s popular Discover Dance! noon hour series features Grupo America in Las Americas, a Latin dance extravaganza! This exuberant explosion of energy and colour is a journey through the dances of South and Central America, which also travels up to the United States. Vibrant Latin dances such as salsa, tango, cha cha and samba will be performed in addition to captivating… more

Ladner Seedy Saturday & Garden Expo 2017

12:00am Saturday, February 18th to 11:59pm Saturday, February 18th Ladner United Church, 4960 48 Avenue, Delta,BC 6049468654

Join us at Ladner Seedy Saturday & Garden Expo 2017 to kick off the new garden season. From garden speakers, garden vendors and seed swaps, there is something for everyone. We are pleased to announce our speakers, Brian Minter from Minter Country Gardens, Shelley Levi from Sow and Dipity, Gary Lewis from Phoenix Perennials and Mike Nugent from Bartlett Tree Experts. Admission is by donation so… more

BC Home + Garden Show

12:00am Wednesday, February 22nd to 11:59pm Sunday, February 26th BC Place Stadium 604.681.7565 x104

Real Advice. Real Inspiration. Real Experts. The BC Home + Garden Show is the most trusted resource for every home improvement project, inside and out. With Canada’s favourite home, horticulture and landscaping specialists including HGTV’s Bryan Baeumler and Carson Arthur, seminars and live demos from Vancouver’s culinary masters, and more than 425 exhibitors and features… more

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