Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo: Andre Blanchard

 

Happy Chinese and Lunar New Year!  Don’t miss out on the celebrations and festivals around Metro Vancouver this weekend.  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday through Sunday…
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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Winterruption Festival to Take Over Granville Island with Art, Music, and Donuts!

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While Vancouver hasn’t really been having much of a “winter” per say, the Granville Island Winterruption Festival is a great excuse to party in the middle of February. Plus, with the forecast looking sunny and cold for the next few days, it’s the perfect weekend for an outdoor festival full of colourful art, music and dance!

For a decade now, Vancouver has been celebrating Winterruption on Granville Island. This truly unique Vancouver winter festival allows Vancouverites and visitors alike to take a break from the gold, grey winter for a burst of fun! From February 19th until the 22nd, the Winterruption festival will be taking over Granville Island food, music, film, arts & poetry, kids stuff, and lots of music.

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Winterruption Festival to Take Over Granville Island with Art, Music, and Donuts!

Where to celebrate Black History Month in Vancouver

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Image from Through a Lens Darkly, screening at Vancity Theatre in honour of Black History Month.

 

February is Black History Month. Recognized in the U.S. and, more recently, the U.K. and Canada, it’s a month-long celebration of contributions to history and culture by citizens of African and Caribbean descent.

The movie Selma, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, dramatizes the historic civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. It’s in theatres now. But, though Vancouver has a relatively small black population (only one per cent, according to citystats.ca), a number of arts organizations are honouring the event with special productions, performances and screenings.

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Where to celebrate Black History Month in Vancouver

Ambitious new project looks at fictional boomtown, launches Feb 1 at Club PuSh in Vancouver

Photo courtesy Anvil Press.

Photo courtesy Anvil Press.

The end of the PuSh Festival is just over a week away – so you still have a chance to see some extraordinary performance art and interdisciplinary shows.

One of these is a combination book launch and musical performance, and it happens this Sunday (Feb. 1) at Club PuSh.

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Ambitious new project looks at fictional boomtown, launches Feb 1 at Club PuSh in Vancouver

Cross-Canada chef dinner series selling like hotcakes

Quebec chef Derek Dammann | Photo from Edible Canada website

Quebec chef Derek Dammann | Photo from Edible Canada website

For the entire year of 2015, you can eat your way across Canada without leaving Vancouver—but you’d best make your plans now.

It’s barely been a week since Edible Canada announced its Coast to Coast Market Dinner Series, which highlights the cuisine of a different Canadian province each month. At the start of each month, a notable Canadian chef will travel to the Granville Island restaurant to prepare a meal for up to 75 guests.

The first featured region is the Yukon, but that February 2 dinner has just sold out. (It features The Boreal Gourmet author and chef Michele Genest and trapper Teena Dickson.) The other monthly dinners are filling up fast.

Here’s the lowdown on who’s coming so you can snap up tickets. Hint: the featured chef for March is Canada’s first Top Chef and now cooks in Saskatchewan.

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Cross-Canada chef dinner series selling like hotcakes