Vancouver Weekender: February 5 through 8, 2015

Long weekend.

The two best words in the English language.

Whether you’re spending it with your family or trying to find someone to date before Valentine’s Day – we’ve got everything worth doing in Vancouver over the next five days.

And it all starts right now. 


The Nostalgia of Food is putting your Insta gastro pics to shame. The group exhibition of works by artists and photographers will be exploring the theme of nostalgia inspired by food experiences while also putting a new spin on playing with food.

Caught up on all the new Oscar nominations and need a change of pace? The UBC Opera Ensemble and UBC Symphony Orchestra are coming together to perform Mozart’s famous comedy Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro).


Gearing up for Singles Awareness week (aka: Valentine’s Day)?

The Love Letter Project‘s book launch and exhibition is for you. While February is a month surrounded by love and passion – with it can come heartache and lifelong lessons. You’ll find pieces from 18 Vancouver artists who were asked to write letters on different mediums about difficult experiences and how they persevered to help strangers overcome similar challenges.

Vancouver’s ramen game just got a lot stronger. The Ramen Butcher‘s opening in the heart of Chinatown with tonkotsu ramen as their star attraction: house-made noodles in vegetable, pork or chicken broth topped with slices of marinated pork belly.

Need we say more?

Tip for the wise – roll through early. During their soft opening they sold out in 3 very short hours.


If your gluttonous Super Bowl inhibitions aren’t still weighing you down. Check. This. Out.

The Market is highlighting Food Truck February and challenging participating food trucks to go head-to-head to create delicious new market menu items using 100% local products. The only rule? Eat and repeat.

After all of that eating…your abs could probably use some work. And no. You won’t even need to break a sweat. Head over to The Improv Centre at TheatreSports. They’ll have you laughing so hard your stomach will hurt. And if you’re sitting dead centre, expect to get picked on – consider yourself warned.

Into “Music @ Work”? Canadian legends The Tragically Hip will be performing at Rogers Arena. This is your chance to catch some living legends live.  


After three weeks of inspiring live performances from local, international, and Canadian artists PuSh Festival will be coming to an end. Catch the last day of groundbreaking shows before they wrap.

Calling all singles – The District Brasserie has your back. They’re brushing off Valentine’s Day blues and celebrating the launch of Singles Awareness Week. Until February 12th guests can enter to win in nightly prizes by posting selfies with their saucy prop to @DistrictSocial with #SinglesAwarenessWeek. It pays to ride solo.

If you aren’t single get a head start on your gift hunting and card writing because Sunday is meant for shopping. You’ll thank us when the 13th roles around and you’re not stressing about getting thrown in the doghouse.

The best way to end a weekend? When it doesn’t actually end. 

Did we mention tomorrow is Family Day…?


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Cover photo courtesy District