8 Things To Do this weekend in Van (Feb 8-10)
This weekend is looking pretty good, assuming you want to brave the less than ideal weather. And even then, there’s a fair number of indoor activities available. Basically, what we’re trying to say is that you should get out there and have some fun.
Here are our top 9 things to do this weekend in Vancouver.
It’s honestly so hard to describe modern rock (also full disclosure, we prefer rap). Anyways, Boston based band Vundabar is playing at the Fox Cabaret this Friday. We would describe it as a nice blend of indie and surf rock, with a good dose of post-punk in there as well. We listened to their newest album, Smell Smoke, and it’s pretty darn good. Definitely worth checking out.
When: Friday, February 8, doors at 7 PM
Where: The Fox Cabaret
Tickets: Like $20ish with tax? Get them here.
Showcasing photography over the past 100 years, A Handful of Dust focuses on, unsurprisingly, dust. Obviously, there’s a little more nuance than that, and there are over 20 artists being represented, from Man Ray to Georges Bataille to Bruce Nauman.
When: Friday, February 8 to April 28
Where: The Polygon Gallery
Tickets: By donation!
There’s a lot of stuff going on at VanCity Theatre throughout this weekend in anticipation of the Oscars. They’re showing the nominations for Best Documentary, Best Animated Shorts and Best Live Action, alongside multiple showings of Roma.
When: Showtimes throughout the weekend
Where: VanCity Theatre
Vancouver is a progressive city, and we would be remiss if we didn’t showcase the largest adult retail convention in Canada. There will be live entertainment, seminars and door prizes, so if you’re feeling adventurous go check it out.
When: Friday, February 8 to Sunday, February 10
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre East
Tickets: $20 cash at the door
This all-female indie pop quartet from Utah signed to Red Bull Music in 2016 and didn’t look back. Their latest album, When My Heart Volcanic, is bursting with energy, with smooth vocals and uptempo production. Bonus points for the song ‘Lovin is Bible’, arguably one of the most sacrilegious songs to come out of a state known for Mormonism.
When: Saturday, February 9 at 7 PM
Where: Fortune Sound Club
Tickets: Around $20, get them here
We’ve previously written about Sneaker Con, but in a nutshell, it’s a convention for buying and selling popular or rare sneakers.
When: Saturday, February 9, 12PM-7PM
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West
Tickets: $28.55 with tax, get them here
Coming to the Commodore Ballroom (a way more intimate setting than Rogers Arena), Wiz and Curren$y are sure to bring great energy and chemistry. Everyone knows about Wiz (rightfully so), but Curren$y is a rapper’s rapper, he was an original member of Young Money, and has collaborated with everyone, from Future to Mos Def.
When: Saturday, February 9 at 8 PM
Where: Commodore Ballroom
Tickets: Starting at $138.04 with tax, get them here
We’ve written a full guide for the Chinese New Year, and this is our top pick. This historic parade will transform Chinatown and attracts around 100,000 viewers each year. The website describes it as a ‘cultural extravaganza’, and we’re inclined to agree with it.
When: Sunday, February 10 at 11 AM
Where: All around Chinatown, check the map here
And that’s our guide to this weekend Vancouver! Hope you make the most of it!