Here come the JUNOS! What to expect on (and before) March 25.

Burnaby-raised singer Michael Bublé hosts this year’s JUNO Awards March 25. For the first time since 2009, the Canadian music industry awards show is being held in Vancouver.

For the first time since 2009, the JUNO Awards are coming to Vancouver.

Presented by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), the annual celebration of the Canadian music industry takes place March 25 at Rogers Arena (800 Griffiths Way). A number of JUNO-related events are also planned as part of JUNO Week (March 19-25).

But the main event is the March 25 broadcast/live presentation. Host Michael Bublé and guest presenters will hand out a number of awards from 42 categories. Here’s a look at some of this year’s nominees and performers.

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Here come the JUNOS! What to expect on (and before) March 25.

Here comes the funny: some highlights of this year’s upcoming JFL NorthWest comedy festival

Nikki Glaser performs at this year’s JFL NorthWest.

The JFL NorthWest Comedy Festival is right around the corner. Some shows are sold-out, but there are still tickets left for some of the biggest names in comedy appearing in Vancouver March 1-10.

This is the comedy festival’s third year in Vancouver. Last year saw over 30,000 comedy fans coming out to see 100 professional laugh-getters at 25 venues in the Lower Mainland.

This year, some of the bigger shows include Bill Burr (tickets still left for the famously acerbic comic’s March 7 show at the Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe St.), Jo Koy (two shows March 7 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton St.), Maria Bamford (March 3 at the Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville St.), Brian Regan (March 5 at the Vogue), Mike Birbiglia (two shows, March 9 at the Vogue), and former SNL cast member/impressionist Jay Pharoah (March 10 at the Vogue).

Along with the theatre shows, the festival is hosting several showcases and comedy sets at smaller clubs and venues. Here’s a brief run-down of some of the comics, podcast hosts and special events coming to JFL NorthWest 2018.

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Here comes the funny: some highlights of this year’s upcoming JFL NorthWest comedy festival

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

Lanterns in the garden 2018

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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

Cosmic Nights at HR Macmillan Space Centre Hosts a Date Night that’s Out of this World!

cosmic nights at HR Macmillan Space Centre

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If you’re a lover of stars, planets, nebulas and all things astronomy, Cosmic Nights at HR Macmillan Space Centre may be your dream come true.

Similar to the very popular adult evenings at the Vancouver Aquarium, Science World, and the Museum of Anthropology, the HR Macmillan Space Centre is hosting its own version of an evening after dark for its ‘Cosmic Nights’ event series.

The next Cosmic Nights event is happening on Thursday, January 25, 2018 and will be a themed 19+ adults-only party featuring a custom planetarium show, music, drinks, science demonstrations, games, and a special guest lecturer.

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Cosmic Nights at HR Macmillan Space Centre Hosts a Date Night that’s Out of this World!

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: Jan. 11, 2018

Have a weekend of figure skating, Canadian film, femme performances, comedic dating disasters (stories anyways, hopefully not your own), music and art shows. Or, get ready for the Dine Out Vancouver festival – reservations are now open!

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: Jan. 11, 2018

Dive into 2018 at the Annual Vancouver Polar Bear Plunge

Polar bear swim vancouver 2018

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Now that Christmas has come and gone, it’s time to focus on New Year’s! Hopefully you’ve already got your party plans for the evening, but what are you going to be doing the morning after? For many locals and visitors alike, New Year’s Day is the time to cross an item off the ultimate bucket list with the annual Vancouver Polar Bear Swim.

The ultimate hangover cure, the Vancouver Polar Bear Swim is one of the largest and oldest Polar Bear Clubs in the world. If you weren’t already aware, a Polar Bear Swim includes a quick, invigorating jump into the ocean. A great way to start the new year!

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Dive into 2018 at the Annual Vancouver Polar Bear Plunge

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: Dec. 14, 2017

A happy Hanukkah weekend! Read on to find out how you spend the next few days  wandering through giant lanterns, watching The Nutcracker, learning about Solstice, having breakfast with Santa, running with elves, or being delighted by drag.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: Dec. 14, 2017