Celebrate the music of Bowie, gather design ideas for your home, become a potter + more
1. New West Craft Winter Market – Saturday, February 16
Facebook/New West CraftHeld the first and third Saturday of every month, the New West Craft Winter Market features local makers and crafters, all presented by the Arts Council of New Westminster.
River Market, 810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Details online
2. A Bowie Celebration – Saturday, February 16
Facebook/Commodore BallroomBowie band members Mike Garson, Earl Slick, Mark Plati, Charlie Sexton and Carmine Rojas perform alongside vocalists including Gaby Moreno, Bernard Fowler and Corey Glover, as well as drummer Lee John, to recreate a mix of the music icon's hits.
Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville Street, Vancouver; 9:30 p.m.; Tickets from $68.25
3. Retro Design & Antiques Fair – Sunday, February 17
Take a step back in time and celebrate all things retro with classic designs from mid-century modern to boho chic. More than 175 vendors will be in attendance, selling everything from antiquarian books to Depression-era kitchenware.
Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tickets $5 cash at door; Details online
4. Yellow Fever – Wednesday, February 20
Facebook/Matty VuAn "Asian comedy show for non-Asians, and also Asians", this comedy event kicks off the Lunar New Year with Bloodfeud Comedy’s Matty Vu as host and Sean Devlin (JFL Northwest, Bumbershoot, Bridgetown Festival) as the headliner.
Red Gate Arts Centre, 1965 Main Street, Vancouver; Doors at 7:30 p.m. with show at 8 p.m.; Tickets $5 to 10; Details online
5. UBC Pottery Club: February Public Workshops – Sunday, February 17 & Sunday, February 24
Facebook/UBC Pottery ClubLearn the art of ceramics at an open day with the UBC Pottery Club. Seats are limited to just 10 each Sunday and are first-come, first-served so get there early to experience this drop-in hand-building pottery session.
UBC Pottery Club, 6133 Student Union Boulevard, Vancouver; 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; $10 without keeping the piece, and $20 with; Details online
6. B.C. Home and Garden Show – Wednesday, February 20 to Sunday, February 24
Facebook/Home and Garden EventsGet inspired with spring ideas for your house and home at the B.C. Home and Garden Show. This year’s guests include HGTV handyman Bryan Baeumler, landscape designer and television personality Carson Arthur and new co-hosts Mickey and Sebastian from Worst to First. There will be workshops and seminars on the main, cooking and garden stages, as well as plenty of exhibits to provide inspiration.
B.C. Place Stadium, 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver; Tickets from $6; Details online
7. Chowder Chowdown – Thursday, February 21
Facebook/Vancouver AquariumHead to the Vancouver Aquarium for the annual Chowder Chowdown, when chefs from across the city go head-to-head with their best fish soup to raise funds for the Ocean Wise sustainable seafood program.
Vancouver Aquarium, 845 Avison Way, Vancouver; 7 p.m.; Tickets $78.75
8. Snoop Dogg and Friends – Friday, February 22
Join Snoop Dogg and friends, including Warren G, Kurupt, Afroman and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, for a '90s rap throwback that will make anyone who remembers these acts from their youth feel very, very old.
Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver; 8 p.m.; Tickets from $72
9. Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival – Friday, February 22 to Sunday, March 3
Hit the slopes from the comfort of your seat at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival. 10 days of celebrating mountain film, sports and culture includes screenings and a speaking series that features guests such as authors Kate Harris and David Suzuki, as well as adventurers Jon Turk and Liv Sansoz.
Various times, dates and locations; Details online
10. Vin Van Pop-Up Wine Dinner – Friday, February 22
This multi-course long table dinner focuses on the wine and cuisine of Spain. It takes place in a warehouse on Main Street and will showcase regional wines curated by Vin Van's Jo Owen, and dishes created by Vancouver chefs Michael Varga and Eugene Cheng.
The Ellis Building, 1024 Main Street, Vancouver; 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Tickets $105 per person, including tax, wine and food