Vancouver Events Calendar
Looking for events and fun things to do? Our Vancouver events calendar has you covered. Arts, culture, sports, food, music, and other rad stuff. If you’ve got an event to share, submit your event on the form page!
Ring in the Lunar New Year at events across Vancouver and Richmond this February! Enjoy a Spring Festival parade through Chinatown full of colour and dance, walk along the lantern-lit paths of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden, and have your fortune told by a feng shui master at River Rock Casino Resort. Just a few of the exciting festivities taking place during Lunar New Year Festival! Gather family and friends for a celebration that’s sure to delight audiences of all ages. For a complete list of free and ticketed Festival events, please visit www.lunarfestival.com.
With a desire to appeal to Indigenous and non-Indigenous attendees alike, the Talking Stick Festival’s programming focuses on the diversity of Visual Arts, Dance, Theatre, Music, Pow Wow, and Film in both traditional and contemporary formats. This year’s theme is Schayilhen (S-ch-eye-yay-lh-un), which translates literally to “salmon going up.” As a registered non-profit Society, Full Circle’s Talking Stick Festival began as a way to showcase and celebrate Indigenous art and performance to a wider audience. It is the premiere, multi-disciplinary Indigenous arts festival in North America.
Looking for love in a Horrible place? Join The Fictionals on Wednesday, February 21 for Improv Against Humanity: Cupid’s Revenge at The Rio Theatre! Our first #IAHatRIO of 2018 will feature Rambo-style romance, give away chocolaty prizes, and crown the next Most Horrible Person in Vancouver! The perfect tagline for your Tinder profile!
So bring your friends, lovers, and friends you want to be lovers down for Cupid Against Humanity comedy!
The Rio Theatre
1660 East Broadway at Commercial Drive
Doors 7pm | Show @ 8pm
Tickets: $12 + SC in Advance, $14 at the Door
Advance tickets on sale now: https://riotheatretickets.ca/events/7286-the-fictionals-comedy-co-presents-improv-against-humanity-cupid-s-revenge!
Minors over the age of 16 are permitted to attend (viewer discretion is advised). Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service. Sorry, Groupons and passes not permitted for this event.
Catch us throughout the Winter at Cafe Deux Soleils with Hot Improv Tuesdays: https://www.facebook.com/events/283930198717455/
Plus get your free copy of Cards Against Vancouver here: https://thefictionals.com/cardsagainstvancouver/
“This high jinks-filled interactive improv series put on by The Fictionals troupe is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone… You can’t have more politically incorrect fun.” – Georgia Straight’s Best of Vancouver
“Seriously laugh out loud…. (Improv Against Humanity) guarantees some great vetted fodder for laughs of the truly horrible kind.” – Daily Hive Vancouver
“So wrong in all the right ways… One of the best events in Vancouver.” – Vancouver Sun
“A wickedly fun concept… Don’t bring the kids, folks.” – Guy MacPherson, What’s So Funny 100.5 FM
Warning: may contain some strong language, sexual content and mature themes. Viewer discretion is advised.
Live & Unsanctioned! Official Hashtag: #IAHatRIO
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Vancouver’s OURO Collective brings the energy and drive of street dance to the stage in the February edition of The Dance Centre’s popular Discover Dance! noon hour series. This young and dynamic collective is fast gaining a reputation for its cool hybrid movement, fusing hip hop, waacking, breaking and contemporary dance. They will perform excerpts from their full-length work TANGENT, which explores through dance the themes of private and public behaviour, self-absorption, and extreme individualism.
Art! Vancouver 2018 International art fair is quickly approaching and we would like to invite you to a little sneak peek at what the 4th year will be about! Look forward to an exciting venue, casual atmosphere, good food & wine and of course, lots of ART! Meet with artists and the Art! Vancouver team, explore art from local and international artists and sample the taste of what you can expect from Art! Vancouver 2018. Dress code: Cocktail
BATTLE OF THE BRUSH 33
Live Painting Competition
10 Artists | 5 Teams | 1 Winner
Audience Votes Who Wins!
Winning Team Wins:
Art Exhibition at a Local Art Gallery
Cash prize from Online Ticket Sales
The Golden Brush Trophy
DJ Supa G Swift
Supa G Swift is a DJ/Producer specializing in hip hop and electronic music for over 15 years. He is currently working on his own compositions to be released soon.
MC Barbara Beam
Barbara Beam’s love of broadcasting began at a young age while reading the morning announcements in high school. She got her start with the industry in Terrace, B.C., before moving back to Vancouver in 2002 to help launch the Beat 94.5 (now Virgin 94.5). In 2009 she made the move to Virgin Radio (now Z95.3), and currently Barbara can be heard mid-days on 93.7 JRFM in Vancouver and weekends on 101.5 Kool FM in Calgary.
2 Passes to Battle of the Brush 34 by Golden Brush Art Events
$100 Custom Picture Framing Gift Card at Capulet Art Gallery
Custom Jewelry by JFG Designs Jewellery
Fortune Sound Club
FREE Entrance to Fortune Sound Club until Saturday February 24, 1AM with Golden Brush Stamp.
2 for $25 (Until Feb. 22, 2018, 11:59 PM)
Early Bird: $15 (Until Feb.22, 2018, 11:59 PM)
*19+*Tickets are non-refundable*
There is street parking along main street and along the side streets.
KROMA ARTIST’S ACRYLICS
Email: info (at) goldenbrushart.com
Please note that this event will be photographed and video recorded, and will be published and marketed online.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Yes. You must be of legal drinking age in BC as there is alcohol at the event.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is parking on the street. The 003 bus comes up and down Main Street. Main Street Skytrain Station is also just down the street where you could take the 003 bus up to the show.
What can/can’t I bring to the event?
Anything legal is allowed. Please do not bring any alcohol into the event.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email: info (at) goldenbrushart.com
Is my registration/ticket transferable?
Yes. If you are unable to make the show and have tickets, please send us an email, first, so we know that you will be transferring your ticket and include the name of the person(s).
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
It is not necessary to print your ticket out but it will make it faster for you to come into the show at the registration desk.
What is the refund policy?
Sorry, no refunds.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?
Yes, but please send an email of who will be taking your ticket.
JFL NorthWest, Vancouver’s comedy festival, returns for a third year of hilarity from March 1 to 10, 2018. A 10-day winter highlight, the Festival is a blend of the best in stand-up, sketch, and improv. This year’s headliners include Bill Burr, Trevor Noah, Jo Koy, Maria Bamford, Brian Regan, Jay Pharoah, Anthony Jeselnik, Mike Birbiglia, Nikki Glaser, Jim Norton, The Fighter and The Kid Live, Sasheer Zamata, Todd Barry, Ari Shaffir, Jake & Amir, Rachel Feinstein, This Is That, Ryan Hamilton, Beth Stelling, Kyle Kinane, Tom Papa, Cameron Esposito & Rhea Butcher, Ronny Chieng, Vir Das, Ali Siddiq, Brent Morin, Debra DiGiovanni, Brendan Schaub, The Alternative Show with Andy Kindler, and more. JFL NorthWest is also debuting a new comedy film festival – the first edition of the Vancouver Just For Laughs Film Festival – which includes exciting short and feature film screening, premieres, riveting industry speakers, panels, and more.
JFL NorthWest in association with SiriusXM Canada presents:
The HERO SHOW
at The China Cloud
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Show starts at 9:00pm.
Tickets are on-sale NOW! jflnorthwest.com/2018-lineup/the-hero-show/
Born in November of 2007 the HERO SHOW has been bringing audiences the best in solo sketch comedy for 10 years. Whether it’s characters, monologues, readings, story telling, musical performances or anything else, this show often rides the line between comedy and performance art, and promises to deliver something strange and hilarious every time. Hosted by comedian and producer Cameron MacLeod, the HERO SHOW has headlined Evergreen State College’s Improlympia comedy festival, been a part of the JFL NorthWest comedy festival, and has enjoyed showcases at the Vancouver Sketchfest.
“Vancouver comedy nerds can attest that the Hero Show definitively takes the top prize as the hub for alternative comedy in the city.” – InsideVancouver.ca
Location: room 7000, SFU Harbour Centre. Both the building and room are wheelchair accessible.
THE THREAT OF SUPERINTELLIGENCE
In his book entitled Superintelligence (Oxford University Press, 2014), Nick Bostrom gave wide currency to a discussion that had previously gone largely unnoticed by the wider public. “Superintelligence” refers to the idea that steady advances in artificial intelligence, or machine (computer) intelligence, might one day result in creating a machine vastly superior to humans in reasoning and decision-making abilities. The enthusiasts for this idea, like Google’s Ray Kurzweil, call this possibility “the singularity,” a radical break in the trajectory of human existence. And they think that this coming event is inevitable, and could not be stopped even if we wanted to stop it.
There is something decidedly odd about this whole discussion. Many of the enthusiasts see this development as ushering in a human utopia, with happiness and good health for all. On the other hand, the “downside” is rather stark; one discussion of the inevitable singularity refers to the possibility of the end of the human race and the destruction of the planet! Bostrom raises the possibility that a superintelligent machine might wish to dominate or eliminate humans, and might have the capacity to deceive the humans who created it about its true intentions, until it was too late for them to take action to stop it.
In my humble opinion, we need to have a broader discussion about all this.
William Leiss is a Fellow and Past-President (1999-2001) of the Royal Society of Canada and an Officer in the Order of Canada. His latest book, The Doom Loop in the Financial Sector, and Other Black Holes of Risk, was published by The University of Ottawa Press in October 2010. Over a period of thirty years, he has worked extensively in a consulting capacity with industry and with Canadian federal and provincial government departments in the area of risk communication, risk management, public consultation, and multi-stakeholder consensus-building processes. He has been an advisor on issues dealing with pesticides, toxic chemicals (chlorine, dioxins, and others), tobacco, prescription drugs, electric & magnetic fields, genetic engineering, and many others.
Co-sponsored by SFU’s Institute for the Humanities and the Centre for Digital Media.
This event will take place on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.
Event is FREE and open to the public. If you would like to donate to the Institute to help fund future events like this one, please visit http://www.sfu.ca/humanities-institute/donate.html.
ASL requests must be submitted at least 3 weeks prior the event to email@example.com.
Please join us at the 40th Annual Vancouver Greek Food Festival! Our dates are April 20-22 2018. We are excited to celebrate our 40th anniversary of the Festival with exciting performances, delicious food, and lots of KEFI!
If you are interested in volunteering at the event or becoming part of our executive team, please send us a message and what you are interested in doing. We welcome all the help and are excited to have some new team members!
More infomation will be available in the coming months. But…make sure to save the date, and we will see you all in April!
Head down to Granville Island for the Vancouver International Children’s Festival May 28 to June 3, 2018! Enjoy spectacular performances from around the globe for kids and families of all ages. Acrobatics, puppetry, theater, music and lots of arts activities. Get your tickets today at childrensfestival.ca