5 Things To Do In Vancouver This Week (February 14 – 20)

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 ahirose@canadawide.com.

Read on for this week’s lineup.

Credit: Christian Ganet

1. Via Kanana

February 16 – March 6

The South African dance company Via Katlehong condemns the effects of corruption and expresses the frustration felt towards the lack of beneficial change for Black people post-apartheid. Dance, history and a powerful message that we all need to hear.

When: February 16 – March 6
Where: Video on Demand via Dancehouse 
Cost: From $15
More Info: dancehouse.ca

2. My Sister’s Closet Pop-Up Shop

February 17 – August 31

Thrift cool clothes (some previously used in the film industry!) and support a great cause at this new pop-up. All of the proceeds will fund the Battered Women’s Support Services’ 24/7 crisis line. 

When: February 17 – August 31
Where: My Sister’s Closet Pop-up
More Info: mysistersclosetvancouver.shop

3. Into the Light

February 18 – 20

Celebrate Lunar New Year at the Gateway Theatre’s all-ages, immersive experience that gives you a unique way to experience Chinese cultural traditions. Make your own paper lanterns that will be displayed (or take a kit with you to put up at home!)

When: February 18 – 20
Where: Gateway Theatre
Cost: Adults $28; Children $18
More Info: gatewaytheatre.com

4. AFAM African Fashion Week Vancouver

February 19

Experience live musical performances, dance and, of course, the catwalk and exhibitions by notable designers. There will also be a marketplace so you can take some of the fashion home with you!

When: February 19, 7PM-8:30PM
Where: Newmont Stage at BMO Theatre 
Cost: $48.76
More Info: afwv.ca

5. Sovereignty by Duane Isaac

February 17 – March 14

Come face to face with Mi’gmaq photographer and mask-maker Duane Isaac’s emotional study of the interconnectedness of the body and the land. His mixed-media photo exhibit is of an Indigenous body wearing a fantastical mask (one side is contains overgrown greenery and the other the ghost of a human face). 

When: February 17 – March 14
Where: SUM Gallery
Cost: Free
More Info: sumgallery.ca