Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: Feb. 2, 2017

This is the last weekend of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival! It’s also the first weekend of the Unsung Heroes festival (where you can try some unusual seafood), Corleone (an unusual version of The Godfather), and the Taboo Sex Show (for some other unusual pleasures).

 

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: Feb. 2, 2017

Where to watch Super Bowl 2017 in Vancouver

Yes, it’s time for another Super Bowl. This one is billed as “LI” (that’s 51 for all you non-Latin speakers out there). If that wasn’t exciting enough, the game features helmet-t0-helmet combat between, uh, the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons. For sports fans, the Feb. 5 occasion is one of the biggest days of the year. For the rest of us, it’s a chance to see what Lady Gaga’s going to wear.

No matter which side of the sports fence you’re on, Vancouver is manning up with its own Super Bowl celebrations. In particular, the Donnelly Group is partying like it’s 1999 with four of its drinking establishments (Cinema, Bimini, Butcher & Bullock, Lamplighter) given over to screening the game. Here are a few places you catch the action.

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Where to watch Super Bowl 2017 in Vancouver

24 Hours of Winter Hosted at Grouse Mountain this Family Day Long Weekend

24 hours of winter grouse mountain

Photo Credit – Grouse Mountain

How often do you get the chance to watch the sun set AND rise from the top of a mountain? This Family Day Weekend in Vancouver (February 11 – 12, 2017) Grouse Mountain will be staying open for 24 consecutive hours of winter fun.

There will be round-the-clock activities to keep you awake throughout the night including Skiing, Riding, Snowshoeing, Light Walk, Skating, Ziplining, DJs, a torch parade, and much much more.

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24 Hours of Winter Hosted at Grouse Mountain this Family Day Long Weekend

What to see at this year’s Rendez-Vous French Film Festival in Vancouver

Liane Prefontaine in a scene from Sophie Goyette’s film Mes nuits feront echo, one of over 40 French films screening with this year’s Rendez-Vous French Film Festival in Vancouver.

Practice your French – or at least your English-subtitle-reading – at the Rendez-Vous French Film Festival. The festival’s 23rd year features over 40 films from Quebec and France Feb. 2-12 in several locations. Besides award-winning films. The festival includes Q&As with special guests, a tremendous short-film program, and a gala evening Feb. 4 at Auditorium Jules Verne.

So what’s on the agenda? Let’s take a look at some of the highlights.

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What to see at this year’s Rendez-Vous French Film Festival in Vancouver

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: Jan. 26, 2017

Happy Lunar New Year! According to Chinese astrology, anyone born after this Saturday this year (or in 1957) is a fire rooster, which sounds pretty cool. Though fire anything sounds cool. These fiery cocks (I can say that, right?) are confident, trustworthy, responsible, honest, and love to be the center of attention. Take a page from hot roosters this weekend and strut yourself around the town at dining events, shows, and all the brightly coloured festivities that will be in Chinatown and beyond.

 

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: Jan. 26, 2017

Taboo Sex Show guest Dr. Teesha Morgan on sexy Vancouver

The annual Taboo Naughty But Nice Sex Show returns to Vancouver Feb. 3-5. The three days of adult-oriented fun include performances (Brent Ray Fraser: The Penis Painter), seminars (Five Ways to Kickstart a Lacklustre Sex Life), workshops (Lap Dance 101 with Jessica Lyn), and exhibitors (all the sex toys one could hope to see in a lifetime). Among the guests at the show, at the Vancouver Convention Centre (999 Canada Place), is Vancouver sex therapist Teesha Morgan. We wanted to know, just how sexy is Vancouver? So we asked Dr. Morgan some questions via email.

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Taboo Sex Show guest Dr. Teesha Morgan on sexy Vancouver

Chinese New Year Festival & Parade Kicks off the Year of the Rooster

chinese new year parade 2017

Image courtesy of Anthony Maw | Inside Vancouver Flickr Pool

One of the biggest cultural celebrations in Vancouver is kicking off this weekend to celebrate the Lunar New Year and the incoming year of the rooster. In 2017, Chinese New Year begins on January 28 and there are numerous events planned across the city to mark the occasion.

Many activities centre around Vancouver’s Chinatown, a vibrant hub of Chinese culture right in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. Whether you’d like to experience traditional music, food, or art, there’s an event ready for you! Check out some of Vancouver’s Chinese New Year Celebrations below:

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Chinese New Year Festival & Parade Kicks off the Year of the Rooster