5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (February 26- March 3)

A Kawaii Japan market, a multimedia opera and a wine festival.

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.

Braiden Houle, Aidan Correia, Cheri Maracle, and Marshall Vielle in <em>Father Tartuffe: An Indigenous Misadventure</em>, 2024: set design by Ted Roberts; costume design by Jolane Houle; lighting design by Jillian White; projection design by Bracken Hanuse Corlett; photo by Moonrider Productions for the Arts Club Theatre Company

1. Molière Meets the Rez in Father Tartuffe: An Indigenous Misadventure On Granville Island

February 27–March 24

It’s a new twist on Molière’s classic comedy, where a family on the rez must outsmart the con artist Father Tartuffe who has deceived their patriarch, leveraging humour to explore themes of deception, family and cultural identity.

When: February 27-March 24
Where: Granville Island Stage
Cost: From $29
More Info: artsclub.com


2. Experience Monsters of the Abyss at the Vancouver Aquarium

February 26-September 2

Imagine WWE with a prehistoric twist at the Vancouver Aquarium—ancient sea monsters versus their modern counterparts in an epic, interactive showdown. It’s thrilling and educational for the whole family, and might just make you reconsider that cold dip.

When: February 26-September 2
Where: The Vancouver Aquarium
Cost: From $40
More Info: vanaqua.org


3. Kawaii Japan Market at UBC Robson Square

March 1-3

Get ready for a weekend where cute meets crazy at the Japan Market—think frilly lolita catwalks and cosplay showdowns where only the kawaiiest survive. It’s a full-on adorable assault, with more sweet treats and cutesy accessories than you can shake a Pocky stick at.

When: March 1-3
Where: UBC Robson Square
Cost: From $3
More Info: japanmarket.ca

4. Sip Some Vintage Grapes at The Vancouver International Wine Festival

February 29-March 3

Wine and dine your way around the globe without leaving town at the annual wine festival happening at the convention centre this weekend. This year’s spotlight, “Discover Italy,” brings an impressive lineup of 149 wineries from 12 countries right to your glass. No need for a passport—just bring your adventurous spirit and a love for the finer things.

When: February 24-March 3
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West
Cost: From $55
More Info: vanwinefest.ca

5. Experience the Opera Like Never Before With Song from the Uproar: The Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt

February 29

If Bugs Bunny introduced you to opera, it’s time to expand your horizons. Dive into City Opera Vancouver’s Canadian premiere of Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek’s multimedia spectacle. This production vividly brings Isabelle Eberhardt’s adventurous life to the forefront through film, photos and her writings.

When: February 29- March 2
Where: York Theatre
Cost: From $25
More Info: cityoperavancouver.com