5 Bold Events Happening in Vancouver This Week (Feb. 4 – 10)

Make way for groovy tunes, poutine, and a Convention Centre full of sneakers.

(Photo Credit: Fable Diner.)

Fries Before Guys

Through February 7

We don’t need to tell you that piping hot French fries drowning in gravy and cheese curds is a more reliable source of comfort than any partner ever could be. However, this week Fable Diner’s Head Chef Josef Driemel is putting an elegant spin on the Canadian classic – poutine with beef gravy, smoked brisket, caramelized onions, Canadian cheese curds and horseradish cream. Sounds like love at first bite (cliché, sorry, but we’re in love).When: Now – Thursday, February 7Where: Fable DinerCost: $14More Info: fablediner.com  (Photo Credit: Origo Club.)

Spill the Tea

February 5-10

Catch up on old gossip in the daintiest way possible in Richmond’s Origo Club, where an exclusive Chinese New Year afternoon tea is available for this week only. Snack on seared duck breast, cheddar and chive scones, and white sesame fortune cookies (and sip on Barons de Rothschild Champagne, too, if you’re feeling extra fancy). Cheers to a scandalous year.When: Tuesday, February 5 – Sunday, February 10Where: Origo ClubCost: From $45More Info: origoclub.ca  Photo Credit: Blood on the Dance Floor.)

Make a Move

February 6-9

Immerse yourself in an intimate and honest true story with Blood on the Dance Floor. This fusion of Aboriginal dance, theatre and storytelling is Melbourne-based artist Jacob Boehme’s debut as a playwright. The show explores the intersections of Aboriginal, queer, and HIV-positive communities – don’t miss it!When: Wednesday, February 6 – Saturday, February 9 8:00 p.m.Where: SFU Goldcorp Centre for the ArtsCost: From $35More Info: dancehouse.ca  (Photo Credit: Sneaker Con Vancouver.)

All Shoe’d Up

February 9

Whether you’re a window shopper or a footwear fanatic, you’re going to want to check out Sneaker Con Vancouver this weekend. This sneaker soireé is the biggest buy, sell, and trade sneaker event in the Lower Mainland. Tighten your laces and loosen your wallet – there’s kicks to buy.When: Saturday, February 9 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Where: Vancouver Convention CentreCost: $29More Info: sneakercon.com  (Photo Credit: The Paperboys.)

All-Inclusive Tunes

February 9

Forget boy bands and girl groups: The Paperboys are self-identified as the only “multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-generational, multi-lingual, multi-instrumental, genre bending, co-ed band” you’ll be shaking your booty to. That’s some pretty big talk, but with two West Coast Music awards, a Juno award, and nine albums in their back pocket, they have every right to strut their stuff. This just might be a band you and your dad can agree on.When: Saturday, February 9 8:00 p.m.Where: Fox CabaretCost: $22More Info: foxcabaret.com