5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (February 17-23)

Get Home Inspo

February 19 to 23

Amp up your dining room and dirt game at the BC Home and Garden Show. Besides the home show classic home show celebs (we see you, Bryan Baeumler) this show features shopping from the Vancouver Etsy collective, an arty market and an interactive gardening experience—yes, you’ll get your hands dirty.

When: Wednesday, February 19 to Sunday, February 23
Where: BC Place
Cost: $14
More Info: bchomeandgardenshow.com

Gasp and Giggle

February 21 to 29

Vagrant Players Society’s dark comedy Pot Kettle Black premieres this week. The show follows six friends at a birthday party, and, as so many parties do, ends up a quest for love, longing and the Blue Jays. You might recognize actor Cody Kearsley—he plays Moose on Riverdale.

When: Friday February 21 to Saturday February 29
Where: PAL Studio Theatre
Cost: $35
More Info: vagrantplayers.com

Do it For the Vine

February 22 to March 1

Attention, French wine lovers: there are 42 different French wineries participating in this year’s Vancouver International Wine Fest. Attention, other wine lovers: there are also 121 non-French wineries. Enjoy tastings, workshops, and a keynote speech from acclaimed wine writer Andrew Jefford. 

When: Saturday, February 22 to Sunday, March 1
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre
Cost: Varies
More Info: vanwinefest.ca

Post-Mortem Music

February 22

Opera singer Maria Callas passed away in 1977, but she’s performing in Vancouver this week. No, it’s not a zombie opera (though that would be cool)—it’s the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s first ever hologram concert. She might not be real, but your feels will be—bring tissues.

When: Saturday, February 22
Where: The Orpheum
Cost: From $40
More Info: vancouversymphony.ca

Paper Power

February 22 to May 24

Comic book nerds, scary movie buffs and couch potatoes, take note: Shuvinai Ashoona’s new exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Mapping Worlds, is influenced by the third-generation Inuk artist’s fascination with comic books, horror films, and TV. The 36 pencil crayon and ink drawings depict fantastical imaginings that blur time and reality. Her drawings are bright and full of colour, but speak to anxieties about the future.

When: Saturday, February 22 to Sunday, May 24
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
Cost: $24 for adults
More Info: vanartgallery.bc.ca