Looking for the hottest events and most boisterous spots to get up to this weekend? We’ve got you covered…
Friday through Sunday relive the Olympic excitement atop Vancouver’s go-to spot for action at Grouse Mountain’s 24 Hours of Winter event. You’ll revel in live music, a snowshoe grind competition, the Park Jam, a Torch Parade, DJs jamming throughout the night and more. For all the details click here.
Don’t miss the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival that runs until February 15th. This awesome cinematic event presents 23 shows in under 10 days covering all your outdoor interests. Catch climbing themed shows, several nights devoted to biking, ski shows, and plenty more to have you pining for some outdoor adventuring. Find all screening details and purchase tickets here.
In the spirit of Chinese New Year, catch LunarFest at the Vancouver Art Gallery this weekend. It’s a spectacular time when the city’s array of twinkling lights is complimented each night by a dazzling display of lanterns. Pack your appetite: They’ve also got a Dumpling Fest ongoing throughout the weekend. From February 7th until February 9th, enjoy the fest for free in front of the VAG. Find more details here.
Head to Fable Kitchen this weekend for a special wine-fueled brunch as part Visa Infinite’s series of events. Enjoy being hosted by Top Chef Canada Season 2 finalist, Chef Trevor Bird, and guest, Chef Jeff van Geest, for a multi-course brunch. Dishes are paired with specially chosen BC wines, and tickets are only $85. For more details, visit visainfinite.ca.
Check out Basho Café and Sweets (2007 East Hastings) for a taste of traditional Asian tea service at this family-run shop that has just opened its doors. Tuck into pastries and the cozy atmosphere; they’ve sourced antiques to complement the décor making it feel like the perfect hideaway. For more info on their offerings, visit bashocafe.com.
Don’t miss next week’s kick-off to Northwest Comedy Fest (starting Thursday and running until February 22nd). With headlining acts including talents such as Bobby Lee and Natasha Leggero to name a couple, it’s guaranteed to be a good time. Be sure to grab tickets for The Best of the Fest hosted by Pee Wee Herman. For more info on all the comedic offerings click here.
In the mood to revamp your look on the home front? Look no further than next weekend’s BC Home + Garden Show (February 19th to 23rd at BC Place). Catch celebrity experts taking the stage to dole out their advice and tips – Bryan Baeumler, Mike Holmes Jr. and sister Sherry are all taking the stage. With 425 exhibitors participating, the inspiration is endless. For details, visit bchomeandgardenshow.com.