5 Events to Up Your Social Status this Week (Feb. 25 – March 3)

Two are in French, which means double the cool.

(Photo Credit: TurF.)

Tacos at TurF

February 26

It’s TurF’s second birthday this week, and this fitness studio/store/cafe hybrid is throwing exactly the kind of party you’d expect (read: vegan tacos and tequila will be served). Guests will get a triple taco serving plus a drink and dessert, with games put on by the health-conscious hosts. Make it a day of it by attending one of their classes beforehand – but we suggest making use of their showers in-between.When: Tuesday, February 26 6:00 p.mWhere: TurFCost: $35More Info: ourturf.com  (Photo Credit: Théâtre la Seizième.)

Teeth at the Théâtre

February 27 – March 9

Get to the root of the problem at Le Soulier, a world premiere play about an unusual trip to the dentist. This Théâtre la Seizième production by Quebec playwright David Paquet is a drama disguised as a comedy. The show tackles mental health issues with whimsy, magic and some colourful (French) language. There are English surtitles from Saturday to Thursday – on Fridays, the fluoride is French only.When: Wednesday, February 27 – Saturday, March 9Where: Théâtre la SeizièmeCost: From $26More Info: www.seizieme.ca  (Photo Credit: Yuwa Japanese Cuisine.)

Yakimono at Yuwa

February 27

If a sake tour of one of Japan’s most acclaimed breweries tickles your fancy – and a thousand-dollar plane ticket doesn’t – check out Yuwa Japanese Cuisine this Wednesday. They’ll be serving up Junmai ‘Daiginjo’-class sakes with a few surprise sips to accompany a 12-course meal. Courses showcase a variety of cooking techniques, including a Yakimono “Grilled” dish (BC halibut marinated in yuzu citrus soy) and a Nimono “Simmered” dish (buri yellowtail in sweet soy dashi).When: Wednesday, February 27 6:30 p.m.Where: Yuwa Japanese CuisineCost: $180More Info: yuwa.ca  (Photo Credit: FAN EXPO Vancouver.)

Celebs at the Convention

March 1-3

Don’t worry, we aren’t going to imply that FanExpo isn’t cool by putting a disclaimer in this post. In fact, fans and cosplayers of every shape and limb-number can check out certifiably cool celebs this weekend, including George Takei (Star Trek), Pamela Anderson (Baywatch, Barb Wire, V.I.P.), and Pom Klementieff (Guardians of the Galaxy). Meet artists, attend workshops, and let your freak flag fly all weekend long.When: Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 3Where: Vancouver Convention CentreCost: From $30More Info: fanexpovancouver.com  (Photo Credit: COEUR de Pirate.)

COEUR at the Commodore

March 2

Add another notch to your indie-pop concert belt at COEUR de Pirate. This Québécois pianist and singer-songwriter is celebrating the release of her newest album, which translates to “In case of a storm, this garden will be closed” in English. If you haven’t heard her music, start now – you’ll have all the lyrics memorized by Saturday plus a new, sophisticated French vocabulary.When: Saturday, March 2 8:00 p.m.Where: Commodore BallroomCost: $32.50More Info: commodoreballroom.com