So Fun City Monthly Calendar: February 2024

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Weekly & Monthly 

Thursdays- Saturdays: Tightrope Impro Theatre on Main. A variety of improvised comedy shows right in the heart of Mount Pleasant. Get tickets.

Saturdays: Treat Show Comedy at the China Cloud. High-octane improvised comedy every Saturday (7:30 pm and 9:30 pm.) at the beloved China Cloud Studios. It’s like a reward!  Get tickets.

Sundays: The Sunday Service at the Fox Cabaret. Award-winning improv comedy from some of the funniest comedians in Vancouver. Get tickets.

Fridays & Saturdays: Jokes Please! at The Cambrian Hall and The RCC: Award-winning stand-up every Friday at The Cambrian Hall in Mount Pleasant and Saturday in Kits at the RCC. Get tickets.

Sunday, February 18: The Sasha Ha-Ha Show! at the China Cloud. A monthly comedy show with Sasha and his funniest pals performing sets on all things funny (stand-up, improv, drag, storytelling, musical numbers, whatever brings the ha-has). Get tickets.

February 2-29: Love Month at the Improv Centre. Laugh your way through February with special shows like Gal-entine’s Day, Kiss and Tell Valentine’s special, and Happy Un-Valentine’s Day, plus weekly Date Night and Single, Not Single events. Learn more.

February 3: Improv Roulette at the China Cloud Studio. Every first Saturday of the month, you can come watch or jump on this unhinged jam show that turns the spotlight onto the audience and makes them the stars of the night—to some this is their worst nightmare, for others: this is their Roman Empire! This is for THOSE people. Get tickets.

February 6: Happy Joyful at the Lido. Join Chicago’s own Mark Thomson and a dynamic stand-up comedy lineup, including Juno-winning comedian Ivan Decker. Get tickets.

February 15: Unnamed Sketch Show at the Improv Centre. Un-Named Sketch Show is Vancouver’s biggest sketch comedy collective and they want you to join them post-Valentine’s Day for some sketchy laughs at the unusual time of 9:15 p.m. Get tickets.


Credit: Just For Laughs Vancouver

February 15-24: Just for Laughs Vancouver 2024. Western Canada’s biggest comedy festival, featuring a stellar lineup of local and international comedians (Bill Burr, Wanda Sykes, Bob The Drag Queen and more) at various venues across the city. Check out the full lineup.

February 11: Much Ado About Blank (An Improvised Romance) + Drunk Shakespeare at the Anza Club. The Spontaneous Shakespeare company returns with a new romance format, and the return of the hugely popular Drunk Shakespeare (which is exactly what you think it is plus add improv). Get tickets.

February 8-18: Juliet: A Revenge Comedy at the Cultch. Join Juliet as she swaps her dagger for detective gear, rallying Shakespeare’s leading ladies in a hilarious quest to rewrite their destinies. Get tickets.

Food & Drink

9 Very Tasty Food Events Happening This February in Vancouver

February 9-11: Taste of Chinatown! Festival in Chinatown. The free three-day community festival will bring back the Chinatown Passport Prize Draw and specialty, limited-edition food pop-ups from iconic Chinatown restaurants. Learn more.

Until February 14: The Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival: A celebration of unique hot chocolate creations offered by various restaurants and cafes across the city. More info here.

The Teahouse in Stanley Park

Special Valentine’s Day Dinners

February 14: Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Dinner at Mèreon. Featuring a special menu with an appetizer, entrée and dessert for $65 per person. This French-inspired bistro also offers optional beverage pairings, a variety of wines, Champagne and cocktails. Additionally, enjoy their regular brunch with timeless French fare and a selection of beverages from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Make a reservation.

February 14: Seasons in the Park. A cozy three-course prix-fixe meal for $89 per person, featuring choices like Pan-Seared Scallop, a variety of appetizers, Surf & Turf, Sea Bass, Duck Duo, Wild Mushroom Agnolotti, and desserts like Sunburnt Lemon Pie or Chocolate Lava Cake. Learn more.

February 14: The Teahouse in Stanley Park. Diners can indulge in a romantic three-course meal for $89 per person, featuring Dungeness Crab Arancini, a selection of appetizers, Compressed Watermelon, main courses like Beef Wellington and Crab-Crusted Sea Bass and desserts like Strawberry Heart or Chocolate Milano Cake. Learn more.

February 14: The Sandbar on Granville Island offers a special menu for an intimate dinner with options like Wagyu Beef Carpaccio, Crab & Prawn Cannelloni, Eight Hour Braised Beef Shortrib, Lobster Bouillabaisse, and desserts including Tiramisu and Chai-Spiced Pot de Crème. Learn more.

February 14: Cardero’s in Coal Harbour tempts with special features including Lobster Bisque, Crab and Shrimp Stuffed Mushrooms, Grilled Arctic Char, Rigatoni alla Vodka, Braised Lamb Shank, and desserts like Strawberry Shortcake and Torta Milano. Learn more.

February 14: Bacchus Restaurant at the Wedgewood Hotel & Spa in Vancouver celebrates Valentine’s Day with two luxurious experiences: a special Saint Valentine Afternoon Tea from February 11-12 and a four-course Valentine’s Day Dinner on February 14, showcasing executive chef Stefan Hartmann’s culinary excellence. Learn more.

February 14: H Tasting Lounge at The Westin Bayshore. Celebrate Valentine’s Day at H Tasting Lounge’s Winterlust with a six-course tasting menu inside a cozy, private dining dome at The Westin Bayshore, complete with wine pairings and panoramic views for an intimate and luxurious experience. Make Reservations.

February 14: The AZUR Legacy Hotel and Dahlia Restaurant are offering exclusive Valentine’s-themed experiences in February, including a romantic staycation package and a special three-course Valentine’s Day dinner menu for two, set in the hotel’s luxurious, art-deco styled ambiance. Learn more.

Burgundy Week at Published on Main. Photo Credit: Sarah Annand

February 16-25: Burgundy Week at Published on Main. The first of its kind, experience a curated selection of wines, from everyday favourites to rare finds, perfectly paired with exclusive dishes by Executive Chef Gus Stieffenhofer-Brandson. Learn more.

February 20: Witching Hour: A Toddler-Friendly Pop-Up Happy Hour w/ special guest Brood at Please! Beverage Co. From 4 pm- 7 p.m., it’s the city’s most fun (and only?!) toddler-friendly happy hour. BYOB (Bring Your Own Baby). Get tickets.

February 21: Ancora Uncorked: A 5-Course Dinner & Wine Tasting at Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio False Creek. An exclusive, curated menu by the culinary team at Ancora perfectly complemented by select wines from French Door Estate Winery for $195. Get tickets.

February 29: Song from the Uproar: The Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt at the York Theatre. City Opera Vancouver presents the Canadian premiere of this multimedia opera by Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek, depicting the life and death of the adventurous Isabelle Eberhardt through film, photography and her writings. Learn more.


Must-See Shows to Check Out This February

February 10: Indie Sleaze Dance Party at the Birdhouse. Millennial nostalgia alert! It’s a 2008 indie music dance party so wiggle into your skinniest jeans and get ready to dance like you’re not currently in your 30s. Get tickets.

February 11: VMO’s Mi Alma Por Amor at the Orpheum Theatre. Featuring piano soloist Sunny Zhang performing Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No. 3” and violin prodigy Lin Tokura in her Canadian debut with Saint-Saens’ “Introduction and “Rondo Capriccioso.” Get tickets.

Art, Dance & Live Performance

Until February 4: From Slander’s Brand exhibit at The Polygon Gallery: The three-person exhibition (Hannah Darabi, Rachel Khedoori and Ron Terada) features artworks that are durational, monumental and archival in nature. Learn more.

February 3- March 3: Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen at Firehall Arts Centre.  Learn more.

February 8-18: Bunny at Anvil Theatre. Catch Moscovitch’s award-winning play for a blend of passion, literature and self-discovery  Learn more.

February 9-March 9: CHILD-ish at Pacific Theatre. It’s a play for adults but the content is pulled from interviews done with kids all about love, life and all those big scary questions. Think: Kids Say The Darndest Things meets existential anxiety. Learn more.

February 10: Ballet Jörgen’s Anne of Green Gables. A full-length ballet presented by Massey Theatre. Learn more.

February 10-11: Get Lucky Art Show at 312 Main (former VPD headquarters). Ring in the Year of the Dragon at this art show featuring over 300 dazzling red envelope artworks by 88+ local artists, a lucky raffle, silent auction and a dumpling bar, all in the heart of Vancouver’s Lunar New Year celebrations. Learn more.

Sunrise Betties. Photo by Chelsey Stuyt

February 21- March 10: Sunrise Betties at the Russian Hall. An immersive play by ITSAZOO set in 1970s East Vancouver, explores the city’s gritty gang history through the story of a fictional all-female street gang. Get tickets. 

February 23-24: Vástádus eana – The answer is land at the Vancouver Playhouse. Elle Sofe Sara’s electrifying dance embodies Sámi resistance and spirituality, inviting audiences from outdoor ritual to theater engagement in a profound cultural communion. Learn more.

Sports & Trivia

February 11: Punch Bowl’s Super Sunday Funday at the Hollywood Theatre. All-you-can-eat tacos and nachos, not one but two complimentary cocktails and dedicated theatre seats to the big game. Get tickets.

February 12: Classic Simpsons Trivia at the Pearl. Come test your knowledge of classic Simpsons moments from seasons 1-10!  Learn more.

February 23: BOOM! Pro Wrestling at the Commercial Drive Legion. Get tickets. 

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Markets, Fairs, Fests & Collectives

Every Saturday: Riley Park Farmers Market: Located at Vancouver’s Nat Bailey Stadium, this market is perfect for fresh produce and local goods​​. Learn more. 

Every Sunday: Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market: A weekend market at Hastings Park, ideal for shopping for local farm produce and artisan wares​​. Learn more.

Lunarfest Vancouver: Celebrating the Lunar New Year, this series of events takes place at the Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza, and other venues. Learn more.

February 10-15: The 39th Annual JCC Jewish Book Festival. Featuring diverse authors and events celebrating Jewish themes, AI, racial and gender diversity, with music, humour and more. Learn more.

February 17: Bits and Bobs Samples and Seconds Sale at Heritage Hall. Discover unique craft materials, seconds and exclusive items from your favourite makers at this one-day market, featuring over 50 stalls of art, jewelry, clothing and more at great prices—perfect for makers and artists! Get tickets.

February 17: Brazilian Carnaval at Performance Works on Granville Island. The 6th edition of Latincouver’s Brazilian Carnaval heats up Vancouver, offering a vibrant celebration with family-friendly activities by day and an adults-only party by night, featuring live music, dance and authentic Brazilian culture. Learn more.

February 21-25: MOTHER CLOUD Spatial Sound Festival at Performance Works on Granville Island. A festival offering a unique blend of live artists, spatial sound diffusions, DJ sets and engaging artist discussions. Learn more. 

February 23-27: Winter Arts Festival: Organized by the same team as the Vancouver Mural Festival, this event includes public art, live performances, pop-up dance parties, and much more. It takes place at various locations across Vancouver. Learn more.

Workshops, Classes & Meetups 

Joleen Mitton

February 2: Joleen Mitton at SFU Woodward’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. Part of the Creative Mornings Series—the athlete, advocate, activist and fashion model is the featured speaker for this month and will be sharing her inspirational personal story of creativity through the lens of the global theme: Native. Learn more.

February 8-11: The BC Home and Garden Show at BC Place Stadium. For you home and garden nerds, come check out the latest in home improvement, landscaping, gardening, home decor and more. Learn more.

February 15-16: Paint Night with Petite Bao Studio at Labode Shoppe & Interiors. A night of paint, sips and snacks that goes from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m. Tickets are $150 plus tax. Learn more.

Until February 19: Space Explorers: The Infinite at the Rocky Mountaineer Station: An immersive, space-themed virtual reality attraction. Learn more.

Film Screenings

February 13: s-yéwyáw / AWAKEN premieres on TELUS Optik TV channel 8 and online at  The award-winning feature-length documentary will be available to audiences across Canada free on demand and online. Learn more.

February 14: Dinner and a Movie: Pretty Woman at the Hollywood Theatre. A special Valentine’s Day edition featuring the 1990s rom-com (of all rom-coms, in popular opinion) with food supplied by Nuba. Get tickets.

February 2-7: Screening of Union Street at the VIFF Centre. An award-winning documentary by BC’s Jamila Pomeroy, premieres nationally for Black History Month, spotlighting Vancouver’s Black community, its challenges and the legacy of Hogan’s Alley, featuring iconic locations and contributions from notable musicians like Jimi Hendrix. Learn more.


Free & Family-Friendly

Every Sunday: Open Studio: From 11 am to 4 pm at the Vancouver Art Gallery, explore your artistic side and create your own work inspired by the current exhibitions. Learn More.

February 2-25: Love Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Take your romance game to new heights at this special light display where couples can enjoy illuminated walks, live music and themed delights like a Rose Martini and Dark Chocolate Molten Cake under the sparkling lights.  Learn more.


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