Justin Bieber and Adele tributes in Vancouver

British singer Adele gets her own tribute night at the Biltmore Cabaret in March.

British singer Adele gets her own tribute night at the Biltmore Cabaret in March.

Tribute nights have become a thing in Vancouver. In 2015, local musicians came together to celebrate the music of Taylor Swift, Bjork and Prince. In January, a Drake tribute brought out “an incredibly diverse lineup of Vancouver musicians.

The tribute nights are proving so popular that there are more on the way for 2016. Two that have been recently announced are tributes to Stratford, Ontario bad boy Justin Bieber and the powerhouse British vocalist Adele.

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Justin Bieber and Adele tributes in Vancouver

Five reasons to get out of bed in February

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Whoo-hoo! Let’s hear it for February!

This underrated month – stuck between the post-holiday doldrums of January and the waiting-for-springness of March – has a lot going for it. Valentine’s Day and, uhm, well – it’s also the shortest month. So there’s that.

Plus, there’s always something happening in the worlds of theatre, dance, comedy and music. Here are a few highlights with nothing much in common but, perhaps, their ability to remind us that February isn’t so bad after all.

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Five reasons to get out of bed in February

Tonight – Drake tribute in Vancouver!

Drake at the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts, July 27 2010. Jade Dempsey photo for thesnipenews.com.

Drake at the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts, July 27 2010. Jade Dempsey photo for thesnipenews.com.

Vancouver bands and musicians salute Canada’s biggest hip-hop star tonight (Jan. 21) at the Biltmore Cabaret.

Organizers are calling the evening Started from the Biltmore: Drake Tribute Night (after the Drake song “Started from the Bottom,” natch). Guests include Good For Grapes, Luca Fogale, Kaylee Johnston, BESTiE, Mark Mills, Sarah Jickling and her Good Bad Luck, The Valuables, SO LOKI, and On Planets.

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Tonight – Drake tribute in Vancouver!

Get your ABBA on! Mamma Mia! returns.

Mamma Mia Cast Kyra Belle Johnson Kat Borrelli Christina Eskridge Laura Michelle Hughes Sarah Smith Erin Fish Stephen Eckelmann Justin Goei Max Ehrlich Andrew Tebo Ryan M Hunt Chad w Fornwalt Joshua Taylor Hamilton Ensemble Niki Badua Cashless Butler Lily Dickinson Joshua Taylor Hamilton Mathew Helfer Marcus John Michael Lindsey Todd Macintyre Rebecca Mason-Wygal Paige McNamara Yale Reich Dustin Harris Smith Julia Cassandra Smith Chris Villain Swings Kylie Brunngraber Juan Guillen Stephanie Inglese Danny Lopez

Mamma Mia! is a tale of mothers and daughters. But it’s really about the great songs from ABBA.

You can’t keep a good musical down. And when that musical is based on the music of ABBA, we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Mamma Mia!, the international hit musical, is coming back to Vancouver for a March 29-April 3 run at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (650 Hamilton St.). Sure, the story is as slight as frosting on a three-tiered wedding cake, but the music is fabulous. Both cast and audience have a blast, and everyone walks away humming “Does Your Mother Know.” What more can you ask from a night out?

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Get your ABBA on! Mamma Mia! returns.

Dine Out and Spend the Night in Vancouver for Less

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Dine Out Vancouver, Canada’s largest food and beverage festival, is on until January 31st, and it’s not only restauraunts offering one-of-a-kind menus and killer deals on 3-course meals. Part of a real roaring night out is not having to worry about getting home, am I right? A bunch of hotels have paired up with the festival, and they have got you covered:

Special Room Rates

Just like the three-tiered dining menus, 11 hotels are offering special rates at three tiers. Rates start at $80 ($55 USD), and there are also rooms available at $110 ($76 USD) and $140 ($96 USD).

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Dine Out and Spend the Night in Vancouver for Less