What to Do in Vancouver This Week (February 19 to 25)

The best events to check out this week in Vancouver.

February 19, 2018

By Jessica Wallin


Check out the Chutzpah! Festival

February 15 to March 15

The Chutzpah! Festival is back and filled with an amazing array of dance, theatre and musical artists from around the world. Go see local legend Barbara Adler and Ten Thousand Wolves perform their blend of music, poetry and object theatre or catch Salome: Woman of Valor, a spoken word opera re-casting the myth of Salome from Jewish History as a one of female empowerment and revolution.

When: February 15 to March 15
Where: Various venues
Cost: $24 to $55
More info: Chutzpah Festival


Watch a Classic Retold Through Dance

February 21 to 24

Move over Taylor Swift because Ballet BC is doing their own retelling of Shakespeare’s classic love story Romeo and Juliet. Exploring the divisions that exist in the world today, this thought-provoking production will feature the stunning landscapes that choreographer Medhi Walerski is known for.

When: 8:00 p.m.
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton St.
Cost: $35 to $100
More info: Ballet BC


Brew your own Bitters

Thursday, February 22

Become a modern-day potions master at Stanley Park Ecology’s workshop Brew Your Own Bitters. Participants will learn about the history of bitters and how to make them using plants sourced from Stanley Park, all the while sipping and trying out their own unique cocktail combinations.

When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon, 712 Lost Lagoon Path
Cost: $28
More info: Stanley Park


Watch Rugby Sunny-Side Up

Saturday, February 24

In the aftermath of Brexit and Scotland’s narrow referendum for independence, the intense rugby match between Scotland and England in the NatWest 6 Nations Rugby Championship is not to be missed. Head down to the Manchester pub where $20 gets you into an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet so you can stress eat throughout the game.

When: 8:45 a.m.
Where: Manchester Pub, 1941 West Broadway
Cost: $20
More info: Facebook


Go for a Walk with (and for) BC’s Dogs

Saturday, February 24

Support your fido friends this weekend at Dash for Dogs, a fun walk or run through Stanley Park with proceeds going to BC and Alberta Guide Dogs. Dogs and dog lovers alike are invited to complete the 2k, 5k or 10k route with a special pancake party to greet you at the finish.

When: 8:00 a.m.
Where: Brockton Pavilion, 1151 Stanley Park Dr.
Cost: $20 to $40
More info: Race Roster

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