The Coolest Arts and Culture Events Happening in February 2024

Your day planner is about to get filled with some serious fun.

1. Preaching to the Choir: Choir Boy

WHEN January 25 to February 25

WHERE Stanley Industrial  Alliance Stage

COST From $29

From the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Moonlight, Choir Boy is a coming-of-age story of identity scored to a gospel soundtrack that will leave you singing its praises.

2. Twisted Fairy Tale: Into the Woods

WHEN February 1 to 18

WHERE Studio 58

COST $25

The Tony-winning musical stars your favourite fairy-tale legends (Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and more) as they take on a witch’s curse with perfect pitch.

3. Nerd Is the Word: Fan Expo Vancouver

WHEN February 17 to 19

WHERE Vancouver Convention Centre

COST From $39

Dress up as your fave superhero, anime or sci-fi character for a weekend full of panels, exhibits and LOTR quotes (at least if you’re celebrity guest Elijah Wood).

4. Titillating comedy: Just for Laughs Vancouver Presents Patti Harrison

WHEN February 17

WHERE Vogue Theatre

COST $43.50 + tax

The alt-comedy darling is known for her deadpan delivery and some, er, “out there” comedy. (Think: irreverent and borderline  grotesque—there’s a reason we aren’t mentioning her show title.)

Illustration of people connecting over cell phones

5. Date Night: Single, Not Single

WHEN February 2 to 24

WHERE Improv Centre

COST $25

Every Friday and Saturday this month, come laugh at the concept of relationships (whether you’re in one, think you’re in one, definitely in one or mumbling ‘it’s complicated’ when your mom asks about your love life). 

Vieux Farka Touré

6. Guitar Hero: Vieux Farka Touré

WHEN February 23

WHERE York Theatre

COST $48

Fresh off a new album (featuring the Texas psych-jazz trio Khruangbin, IYKYK), the Malian guitar player (“The Hendrix of the Sahara” and son of late guitar legend Ali Farka Touré—talk about a resumé!) could be your gateway into a cool new genre: desert blues.

Cocktail in hand

7. Flower Power Happy Hour: Green Garden Gala

WHEN March 9

WHERE Sutton Place Hotel

COST From $171.73

This glam jam that closes Vancouver Cocktail Week (March 3 to 10) is your excuse to get fancy and drink flower-infused bevvies all night while yelling “play something we can dance to!” at the DJ.

Crystal Methyd

8. Sweet Fantasy: Crystal Methyd Presents Inside the Enchanted Forest

WHEN February 16

WHERE Rickshaw Theatre

COST From $30

Escape the mundane and feel your fantasy at this spooky-kooky drag show starring Crystal Methyd, a fan-fave runner-up from season 12 of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

9. Feel Good Inc.: The Wellness Show

WHEN February 3 and 4

WHERE Vancouver Convention Centre

COST $12

Fill your weekend with well- being, health nuts, yoga buffs, bio hackers and Goop fans as you learn how to live forever. (That’s wellness, right?)

A lion dancer

10. Dragon Slay: LunarFest 2024

WHEN February 10

WHERE Granville Island


Celebrate the Chinese New Year (where my dragons at?) with live music, lion dances, food and more—come for the lanterns, stay for the dumplings.