Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: Feb. 16, 2017

The festivals begin! This weekend marks the beginning of the JFL Northwest comedy festival, the Talking Stick Festival of Aboriginal arts, the Chutzpah! Festival of Jewish performing arts, and Winterruption, a festival of family fun on Granville island.

 

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: Feb. 16, 2017

The 46th Annual BC Home + Garden Show Comes to Vancouver (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

This month, real advice, real inspiration, and real experts are set to arrive at the 46th annual BC Home + Garden Show, from February 22-26, 2017. The always popular home and garden show is the most trusted resource for every home improvement project, and today, Marketplace Events is officially announcing its list of must-see attractions at this year’s show. Featuring more than 425 trusted brands and local companies, and appearances from the industry’s biggest names, including HGTV’s Bryan Baeumler, Carson Arthur and Mike Holmes Jr., the 46th annual show promises to be the best one yet.

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The 46th Annual BC Home + Garden Show Comes to Vancouver (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in Vancouver

Grouse mountain light walk 2016

Image courtesy of Grouse Mountain

Valentine’s Day always tends to sneak up on you, especially when it falls on the Tuesday after a long weekend. Luckily, there are quite a few activities around town to offer up a unique, fun date idea without requiring reservations that should have been made months ago.

Below you’ll find five date night ideas that are great for a Valentine’s Day surprise or just for a fun night on the town any other day of the year. Great for the adventurous, the food-inclined, or the fit-couple, check out these ideas below!

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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in Vancouver

Gastown Cabaret Presents Babes for Days, Feb. 14

Whether you’ve fallen for someone, your cat, or yourself, Gastown Cabaret will enhance the romance for Valentine’s Day! On Tuesday, February 14th party planner Sparkle Plenty will be celebrating love in all it’s dynamic forms for an amorous edition of Gastown Cabaret – Babes for Days.

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Gastown Cabaret Presents Babes for Days, Feb. 14

JFL NorthWest, Vancouver’s comedy festival profiles – Barry Crimmins

Barry Crimmins.

If any of the comedians coming to this year’s JFL NorthWest are in a position to talk about the current political situation in the U.S., it’s Barry Crimmins.

An activist as well as a stand-up comic, the Boston-raised Crimmins is known for his acerbic and trenchant take on politics. An acknowledged influence on comedians Marc Maron and Patton Oswalt, he’s been honing on the stand-up circuit since the 1970s.

In the 1990s, he led a crusade against child porn on the internet. More recently, his old friend from the Boston comedy circuit Bobcat Goldthwait directed a documentary about Crimmins called Call Me Lucky (2015). In it, Crimmins talks about his own history of sexual abuse, and of being raped at the age of four.

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JFL NorthWest, Vancouver’s comedy festival profiles – Barry Crimmins

Vancouver’s Drag Superstars Compete for the 2017 Crown on Feb. 16

By Kendell Yan

It’s coming down to the under-wire and kitty gurrrrrl, Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar just stepped the competition up!  Everything started on January 19th and with the semi-finals this Thursday, February 9th we’re down to the final eight, henny on the way to the grand finale on Thursday February 16th.

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Vancouver’s Drag Superstars Compete for the 2017 Crown on Feb. 16

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: Feb. 9, 2017

If your family is into wine, films, performance or music, you should count your lucky stars this weekend, or your lucky planets – both Venus and Mars are shining super brightly just after sunset! Here are some things to do aside from braving the cold to stargaze, including the Vancouver International Wine Festival, and if you’re feeling romantic, a way to get married for free.

 

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: Feb. 9, 2017