15 things to do in Vancouver this week: February 28 to March 6

The first week of March has arrived and the start of the new month is already looking full of great events!

So let’s not delay. Here are 15 interesting events to check out in Vancouver from February 28 to March 6, including Sneaker Con, Vancouver Giants, and more.

Sneaker Con Vancouver 2022

Sneaker Con

Sneaker Con/Facebook

What: Sneaker Con serves as a stunning collection and collaboration for sneaker and streetwear fans to browse, talk and shop their favorite shoes and brands. Expect some of the latest silhouettes from Nike, Jordan, Adidas, Yeezy, and New Balance, as well as streetwear and collectibles from brands like Supreme and [email protected]

Attendees also bring sneakers from their own personal collection to sell, show off, or trade with others — so it’s the perfect place to find something new.

When: March 5, 2022
time: 12 to 7 pm
Where: Vancouver Convention Center — 1055 Canada Place
Tickets: Available online starting at $36.83

For All Time: The Shakespeare FIRST FOLIO

What: An extremely rare book collecting some of The Bard’s finest works will be on display for a limited time at Vancouver Art Gallery. For All Time: The Shakespeare FIRST FOLIO is an exhibit opening on January 15 that celebrates the University of British Columbia Library’s recent acquisition of a complete first edition of William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies

Published in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare’s death, the rare literary work is credited with preserving almost half of Shakespeare’s plays.

When: Now until March 20, 2022
time: 10 am to 5 pm (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday), 12 to 8 pm (Tuesday and Friday)
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby St., Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Venice Carnival 2022 at Robba da Matti Restaurant

What: West End dining destination Robba Da Matti is hosting a culinary celebration of The Carnival of Venice (Carnevale di Venezia). Guests can enjoy a three-course menu along with an option for a wine pairing. Pretty masks and bright colors are highly encouraged.

When: March 1, 2022
time: 7 pm
Where: Robba da Matti – 1906 Haro St, Vancouver
Cost: $68 meal only, $118 for meal and wine pairing, purchase online

Music Bingo at The American

What: Music Bingo is hosted by Pyper and allows guests to jam out to snippets of popular songs while also competing against other music lovers at The American. Music genres are mixed up weekly and there will be prizes for the winners.

When: Every Wednesday
time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: The American – 926 Main Street, Vancouver
Cost: Free

Bite of Burnaby 2022

Bite of Burnaby

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What: The 2nd annual fest is presented by Tourism Burnaby and offers diners the opportunity to enjoy menus at restaurants in Burnaby at set prices of $15, $30, and $60.

Running from March 1 to 31, patrons can head to over 26 participating eateries and enjoy exclusive menus, combos, and deals.

When: March 1 to 31, 2022
time: Various hours of operation
Where: Various restaurants across Burnaby. See the list online.

Hidden Wonders

What: Hidden Wonders is the next edition of Shawn Farquhar’s Cabaret of Wonders, and the acclaimed magic performance is held in a secret location in downtown New Westminster. All shows will be held following BC Health measures.

Shawn is a World Champion of Magic, has performed on Ellen, fooled Las Vegas headliners Penn & Teller twice on Fool Usand had his magic featured on shows like fringeShut Eyeand X-Files

When: Various dates in March and April 2022
time: Various show times
Where: Secret location in New Westminster. Guests will be provided with address and password
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Giants

What: Vancouver Giants’ WHL season continues in March at the Langley Events Centre. Cheer them on as they face off with Kamloops Blazers on March 4 and Kelowna Rockets on March 6.

When: March 4 and 6, 2022
time: 7:30pm (Friday), 4pm (Sunday)
Where: Langley Events Center – 7888 200 Street, Langley
Cost: Various, purchase online

Global Pandemic

What: Global Pandemic by Michelle Leone Huisman will be showcased at The Dal Schindell Gallery from March 2 to April 10. The exhibit features a collection of fine art photography centered around discarded cloth and medical masks collected by the artist.

Global Pandemic’s artworks are named after children’s nursery rhymes and games and combine the ubiquitous masks with backdrops of natural beauty.

When: March 2 to April 10, 2022
time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Monday to Friday), 12 to 4 pm (Saturdays). Closed Sundays
Where: The Dal Schindell – 5800 University Boulevard, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Nemesis: Word. x Kym Nguyen Collaboration

What: Nemesis’ Word. is the popular coffee shop’s foray into casual fine dining. Their first collaboration dinner features Kym Nguyen, runner up of Top Chef Canada Season 9. Word.’s chefs Mielye and Lina will cook four courses, and Nguyen will cook four courses. Guests can expect a menu of fish and game forwarded courses along with vegetable and dairy courses for balance. There will also be music to round out the atmosphere.

When: March 3 and 4, 2022
time: 6pm and 8:30pm
Where: Nemesis – 555 Great Northern Way, Vancouver
cost: $105 per person, reserve online

Skate Plaza at The Shipyards

shipyards skating rink

(City of North Vancouver)

What: The Shipyards’ large, covered outdoor plaza has been converted into a free ice rink for the season. The rink will be open to skating seven days a week from 12 to 7 pm.

The surface is approximately 12,000 sq ft and is covered by a retractable roof. Skaters can either bring their own skates or rent a pair of skates on-site, although quantities are limited. Helmets and skating aids are free. Figure skating and hockey will not be permitted at the rink.

When: Daily until March 28, 2022
time: 1 to 8 pm
Where: The Shipyards Commons, North Vancouver
Admission: Free, skate rentals are available at a cost of $7 for adults and $5 for children (quantities are limited)

Guo Pei exhibition at Fairmont Pacific Rim

What: Acclaimed Chinese fashion designer Guo Pei has brought a curated exhibition of her iconic looks — including her “East Palace” collection and the memorable “Yellow Queen” gown worn by Rihanna at the Met Gala — to Fairmont Pacific Rim.

The exhibition is a presentation of Oakridge Park, in partnership with Pei, The Asian Couture Federation, and Vancouver Art Gallery and is being held to celebrate Lunar New Year and the Year of the Tiger.

When: Now until March 6
time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Fairmont Pacific Rim — 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver
Admission: Free

The Shoe Project Vancouver

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What: The Shoe Project returns to Vancouver on March 5 and 6 at Arts Club Theatre’s Granville Island Stage, with 12 women sharing their journeys of immigrating to Canada and adapting to their new country.

Vancouver storytellers on the Granville Island Stage next month are from Russia, Bangladesh, Israel, Brazil, China, Syria, India, Eritrea, Kurdistan-Iran, and Kenya. Each has taken part in a 10-week workshop that included instruction in writing by author Caroline Adderson and voice coaching by Tara Cheyenne Friedberg and Alana Hawley Purvis.

When: March 5 and 6, 2022
time: 7pm (Saturday), 2pm (Sunday)
Where: Granville Island Stage – 1585 Johnson Street, Vancouver
Cost: $20.95, purchase online

Discover delicious breakfast spots in Vancouver

What: Everyone has their favorite breakfast routine to start the day. French toast or smoothie bowl. Cheesy omelettes and crispy bacon. Dining in or on the go. Whatever you’re in the morning mood for, restaurants in and around Vancouver have it on their menu!

Here are six places to enjoy breakfast on the Dished Restaurant Guide.

When: Various days of operation
time: Various hours of operation
Where: Various restaurants across Vancouver. See the list online.

International Women’s Day with Mamas for Mamas at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver

What: McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver is partnering with Mamas for Mamas, to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 6. Guests who visit the center between 12 and 4 pm will receive complimentary flowers while supplies last as well as inspirational quotes. They are encouraged to share donations with the Richmond-based non-profit online or in person.

Mamas for Mamas supports mothers and caregivers in crisis by providing ongoing support to individuals and families facing various poverty-related struggles.

When: March 6, 2022
time: 12 to 4 pm
Where: McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport — 1000-7899 Templeton Station Road


What: NOURISH, on display at the Richmond Art Gallery features works by artist duo, Mizzonk (Wan-Yi Lin and Roger Chen), and American poet Jane Wong. The exhibit features a new work by Mizzonk titled Six Acresa projected animation produced from watercolor drawings on paper, and was developed from their observations of living and working in the peaceful outdoor area. NOURISH also marks the Canadian premiere for Seattle-based Wong and her installation After Preparing the Altar, The Ghosts Feast Feverishly

When: Now until April 3, 2022 (Closed on stat holidays)
time: 10 am to 6 pm (Monday to Friday), 12 pm to 5 pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Where: Richmond Art Gallery at Richmond Cultural Center – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
Admission: By donation

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