Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: Feb. 15, 2018

This weekend we are ringing in the Lunar New Year! To celebrate I suggest you pet a lot of dogs (because it’s the Year of the Dog, and also because dogs are fun to pet), watch some colourful lion dances, and wander through some lanterns to light your way toward spring. During all the New Year festivities, you have the opportunity to widen your cultural exploration even further with Aboriginal and Jewish performing arts  – the Talking Stick Festival and Chutzpah! will set you up and inspire you.

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: Feb. 15, 2018

5 excellent reasons to spend some time at the Eastside Flea Market

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The Eastside Flea is a unique shopping experience in Vancouver that had humble beginnings but has slowly become a much-loved bi-weekly event for visitors and locals alike. This “modern day flea market” is held in the Ellis Building on Main Street and typically features more than 50 local vendors, artisan showrooms, rotating food trucks, and much more.

If that wasn’t enough reason to check out the Eastside Flea, here are a few more reasons to make the trip to check out “The Flea”.

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5 excellent reasons to spend some time at the Eastside Flea Market

Cult classic sequel, top French clowns, and lots more at the first ever JFL NorthWest Film Festival

Be among the first to see clips from Super Troopers 2, the long-awaited sequel to the 2001 cult film screening at the JFL NorthWest Film Festival (March 1-10).

A long-awaited sequel to a comedy cult classic, special live events, short films and panels are part of the Vancouver Just For Laughs Film Festival.

This year marks the debut of the film component of the festival. The inaugural edition of the JFL NorthWest Film Festival runs concurrently with the comedy festival itself, March 1-10. Below, we look at some of the highlights from among eight features (including B.C. premieres and a world premiere), 23 shorts, three panels and three special events. Many of the events take place at the Rio Theatre (1660 E. Broadway), the Vogue Theatre (918 Granville St.), Vancity Theatre (1181 Seyour St.) and the Sutton Place Hotel (845 Burrard St.).

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Cult classic sequel, top French clowns, and lots more at the first ever JFL NorthWest Film Festival

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: Feb. 8, 2018

This Family Day weekend there’s a lot to do for families, couples, and all by your fab self. Comedy shows, music from New Zealand, films about the rugged outdoors, local music awards, and an art project for all ages about multiple universes should get you started on this journey further into February.

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: Feb. 8, 2018

Lanterns in the Garden Illuminates Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens for Lunar New Year

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A festival that will illuminate the night with thousands of beautiful lanterns to help celebrate the Chinese New Year is coming to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens. The festival, known as Lanterns in the Garden is an annual event with themed lanterns, fun activities, and delicious food!

The memorable spectacle will take place over three weekends in February and March, starting on Friday, February 16, 2018. You’re invited to the garden to take a trip back in time to enjoy an authentic & traditional YUAN XIAO festival.

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Lanterns in the Garden Illuminates Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens for Lunar New Year

Billboard’s #1 hip-hop act headlines inaugural outdoor festival in Vancouver

Migos, which has become the fifth hip-hop act with more than two #1 albums, headlines a new music festival in Vancouver in June.

Migos and Tory Lanez top a bill that includes some of today’s hottest hip-hop artists at this spring’s Breakout Festival. The inaugural edition takes place June 9 and 10 at the PNE Amphitheatre.

The outdoor hip-hop and R&B event also features 6lack, Lil Pump, A-Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Ski Mask the Slump God, Ybn Nahmir, Kodie Shane, Pressa, Wondagurl, Brevner, Manila Grey, Illyminiachi, Mcevoy Withinroots, Acdatyoungn****, Daamcp, and 2hunnit. Below is a look at some of the artists.

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Billboard’s #1 hip-hop act headlines inaugural outdoor festival in Vancouver

Contest Alert! 24 Hours of Winter at Grouse Mountain

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The fun does not stop for 24 hours at Grouse Mountain from February 17, 2018 – February 18, 2018 during the annual 24 consecutive hours of winter fun at the Peak of Vancouver!

Started during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Grouse Mountain will remain open for skiing, snowboarding, and other events from sundown to sunrise. The event will kick off on Saturday at 8:00am and will run until 10:00pm on Sunday with a variety of round-the-clock activities including all-night skiing, snowboarding and ice skating; ziplining; live DJs; a hockey tournament; dining and much more.

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Contest Alert! 24 Hours of Winter at Grouse Mountain