5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (February 24 – March 1)

Four-Legged Fashion

Through April 5

If you’re going to be one of those people, do it right. Nordstrom’s Pet Shop Pop-In has toys, treats and threads for stylish spaniels (fashionable frenchies, chic chihuahuas, hip havanese, I could go all day). There’s designer doggy wares galore and a pup-focused personalization station—which is a totally normal and not weird thing to want for your dog.

When: Now through Sunday, April 5
Where: Nordstrom Pacific Centre
More Info: shop.nordstrom.com

Dig This Dance

February 25 to March 1

The 13th annual Coastal Dance Festival starts this week. This year’s fest highlights Indigenous youth and emerging Indigenous artists from around the world. The 14 performance groups include Tooma Laisa and Leanna Wilson, who use contemporary dance to revitalize Inuit drum songs.

When: Tuesday, February 25 to Monday, March 1
Where: UBC’s Museum of Anthropology and the Anvil Centre in New West
Cost: From $25 or pay what you can
More Info: damelahamid.ca

Family Affair

February 27

I’m really digging this New York brother-sister duo’s latest music video (Retro diner vibes? A six-piece band squashed into one booth? A group dance number? Yes, please). You can catch Lawrence’s hyper-relatable soul-pop tunes at the Imperial this Thursday—the ideal sibling bonding night.

When: Thursday, February 27 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Imperial
Cost: $20
More Info: eventbrite.ca

Be Shellfish

March 1

You might say using “shellfish” in a post about seafood has been done before—I say you’re being crabby. Let your competitive streak show this Sunday at the Holy Crab, where 30 stuffed deviled crab are being served up for free to the first 30 guests. If you can’t claw your way to the front of the line, the rest of the menu is 30% off all week.

When: Sunday, March 1 11:00 a.m.
Where: The Holy Crab
Cost: Free
More Info: theholycrab.ca

Besta Festa

March 1

Ladies and polentlemen, listen up: Di Beppe’s Festa Della Polenta has returned, which means it’s time for my annual Google search to remind myself what the heck polenta is made of. Spoilers: cornmeal.  But polenta sulla spianatoia (braised veal osso buco in pomodoro, whole sea bream in vermouth cream, and wild mushrooms with roasted garlic, basil and red wine) sounds so much better. This once-a-year family-style dinner only has one seating—get your tickets while they’re hot.

When: Sunday, March 1 6:00 p.m.
Where: Di Beppe
Cost: $89
More Info: dibeppe.com