The weekend is here! Time to cheer and drink some beer and get out of here to do some fun stuff! It may be the end of reading week for you, or the beginning, or the start of Spring Break, or… maybe it’s just another weekend? We’re really out of touch with holiday schedules over here. Anyway, let’s get to this list of all the awesome stuff happening this weekend in Vancouver!

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Science World After Dark

When: Friday, Feb 17 from 7pm – 10pm
Where: Science World
What is it: With a drink in your hand, and no kids to be seen, explore how researchers are merging quantum mechanics and information technology to create the technologies that will revolutionize and redefine the 21st century—and how many Canadian researchers are leading the way. (more info)

So Many Comedy Shows: JFL Fest

When: On until February 25, 2017
Where: Various locations
What is it: Vancouver’s biggest comedy festival! Presenting some of the best in stand-up, sketch, and improv. This year’s headliners include Sarah Silverman, Tom Segura, Trevor Noah, and Game Grumps. (more info)

Late Night Movies at the Rio

When: Friday, Feb 17 at 11:30pm
Where: Rio Theatre
What is it: Tonight’s late night movie is: John Wick! Could it be any more bad ass? Catch the first episode of the never-miss-a-shot Keanu Reeves avenging his dog before seeing John Wick 2 that’s in theatres now. Bonus: for a more fluffy movie, you can watch My Neighbour Totoro at 6pm. (more info)

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Dash for the Dogs

When: Saturday, Feb 18
Where: Stanley Park
What is it: Do it for the dogs! This will be a fun, non-competitive, run or walk through Stanley Park with proceeds going to BC and Alberta Guide Dogs. There may or may not be cute dogs for you to look at and maybe even pet! (more info)

National Adoption Weekend

When: Saturday, Feb 18
Where: Various PetSmart locations
What is it: PetSmart stores across Canada will be hosting adoption events to showcase dogs, puppies, cats and kittens in need of a good home! (more info)

Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Festival

When: Saturday, Feb 18
Where: Gibsons Public Market (473 Gower Point Road)
What is it: Road trip time. The festival includes 15 craft breweries, one distillery and one cidery in a tasting style event located in good ol’ Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast. (more info)

Winter Farmers Market

When: Saturday, Feb 18
Where: Nat Bailey Stadium
What is it: Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean you have to stop getting fresh, local produce! Head to Nat Bailey Stadium for your farm fix. (more info)

Winterruption Festival

When: Saturday, Feb 18
Where: Granville Island
What is it: Music, dance, film, theatre, art, food, craft, indoor and outdoor activities, and so much more on Granville Island! (more info)

Art Battle Vancouver

When: Saturday, Feb 18 from 7pm – 11pm
Where: Red Room Ultra Bar (398 Richards)
What is it: Art Battle is live competitive painting. Painters create the best work they can in 20 minutes. As they work, patrons move around the easels, closely watching the creative process. At the end of the round, the audience votes democratically for their favourite painting and bids in silent auction to take the work home. (more info)

Just for Laughs Comedy Fest

When: On until February 25, 2017
Where: Various locations
What is it: Vancouver’s biggest comedy festival! Presenting some of the best in stand-up, sketch, and improv. This year’s headliners include Sarah Silverman, Tom Segura, Trevor Noah, and Game Grumps. (more info)

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Yoga on Tap

When: Sunday, Feb 19 at 10:30am
Where: Steamworks Beer (3845 William Street)
What is it: We’ve had with yoga with cats, bunnies, and now… beer! Start your day off right with a flight of beer during class, practice your mindfulness during an all levels yoga sesh and meet new people! (more info)

Sunday Service Comedy Show

When: Sunday, Feb 19 at 9:00pm
Where: Fox Cabaret (2321 Main Street)
What is it: Every week, come laugh with the funniest kids in town, the Sunday Service. For comedy lovers in Vancouver the Sunday Service is a weekly ritual. (more info)

Just for Laughs Comedy Fest

When: On until February 25, 2017
Where: Various locations
What is it: Vancouver’s biggest comedy festival! Presenting some of the best in stand-up, sketch, and improv. This year’s headliners include Sarah Silverman, Tom Segura, Trevor Noah, and Game Grumps. (more info)

Not enough for you? Even more events can be found on the full February event listings!

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