5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (February 12-18)

Simpsons trivia, a JFL comedy show and a special cocktail night for singles and not-so-singles on Main Street.

Here’s your weekly roundup of the top events in the city, including art exhibitions, local theatre, restaurant openings, concerts, film, markets and other to-dos we think you’ll love. If you have a Vancouver event you’d like to submit for consideration, send an email to kdonaldson@canadawide.com.

1. Get Some Sketchy Laughs at the Un-named Sketch Show at the Improv Centre

February 15

Un-named Sketch Show is Vancouver’s biggest sketch comedy collective and they want you to join them post-Valentine’s Day for some sketchy laughs at the unusual time of 9:15 p.m.

When: February 15
Where: The Improv Centre
Cost: From $18.50
More info: tickets.theimprovcentre.ca


2. Get Your Ha Has On at The Sasha Ha-Ha Show as part of Just For Laughs Vancouver

February 18

Catch local comedy darling Sasha Mark and his specially curated stand-up showcase, featuring top talent from both local and international scenes—including comedians from SNL, APTN, CBC’s The Debaters, JFL, OutTV, and more. It’s always a surprise who’ll show up for this special JFL edition, so don’t miss out. Be sure to check out the rest of the Just For Laughs Vancouver comedy festival running from February 15-24. Full lineup available here!

When: February 18
Where: China Cloud
Cost: From $24.97
More info: jflvancouver.com/show/sasha-ha-ha-show


3. Put your Simpsons Smarts to the Test at this Trivia Night at The Pearl

February 12

Don’t be a Milhouse—be a Thrillhouse at this trivia night dedicated to millennials who grew up with the spiky-haired Springfield fam. Test your knowledge of classic Simpsons moments from seasons 1-10 (A.K.A the golden years of television.)

When: February 12
Where: The Pearl
Cost: $11.98
More info: eventbrite.ca


4. Shop for Bits and Bobs at this Sample Sale at Heritage Hall

February 17

Get ready because the hunt is on at this one-day pop-up market chock-full of unique craft materials, seconds and one-of-a-kind items from your favourite creators. With over 50 stalls packed with art, jewelry, clothing and more—it’s the perfect spot for all you makers and artists (or wannabes) out there.

When: February 17
Where: Heritage Hall
Cost: $3
More info: simpletix.com


5. Have a Love-Meets-Cocktail-Fueled Fiesta at Cupid & Copitas

February 14

Single, taken or it’s complicated? Doesn’t matter! If your relationship status is more confusing than one of those puzzles that’s just the sky, grab some liquid courage and head over to the uber-cool Ellis Building. Here, Cupid’s slinging cocktails instead of arrows and playing bartender to all your romantic whims (and blunders).

When: February 14
Where: The Ellis Building
Cost: $106.77
More info: eventbrite.ca