This week: study the science of cocktails, strike a pose at UBC, light a lantern + more
1. OneCoffee Free Brunch at Medina Café — Saturday, February 3
OneCoffeeWho said there’s no such thing as a free brunch? OneCoffee is hosting a free, two-course brunch at Medina Café to celebrate the launch of its organic and fair trade single-serve coffee pods.
Medina Café, 780 Richards Street, Vancouver; 9:30 a.m.; Free registration (Waitlist only)
2. Winter Wander 2018 — Saturday, February 3
Museum of VancouverMake the most of these rainy days and take the family to explore the attractions of Vanier Park with a day of learning at the Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver Maritime Museum, City of Vancouver Archives and Vancouver Academy of Music.
Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre or Vancouver Maritime Museum, Vancouver; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tickets $5 in person, with kids under five free
3. NatWest Six Nations Championships — Saturday, February 3 & Sunday, February 4
Facebook/Sportsbar RARugby fans—and early birds—can catch live matches from the Six Nations Championships, starting with Wales versus Scotland (6:15 a.m.) and France versus Ireland (8:45 a.m.) on Saturday, February 3rd. All matches will be screened live throughout the tournament.
The Sportsbar LIVE! at Rogers Arena, 99 West Georgia Street, Vancouver; Various times; Tickets $20 to 99
4. Super Bowl Party at Bells and Whistles — Sunday, February 4
Facebook/Bells and Whistles YVRCheck out this year's Super Bowl party at Bells and Whistles, featuring two projector screens, 19 beers and ciders on tap and a menu of tasty stadium-inspired fare—plus snacks, special kegs, Gatorade cocktails and an ice luge.
Bells and Whistles, 3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver
5. Witness The Tour: Katy Perry — Monday, February 5 & Tuesday, February 6
Ticketmaster"California Gurl" Katy Perry is back in Vancouver to defend her crown as the princess of pop with a two-night tour that features special guest Carly Rae Jepsen.
Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver; 7 p.m.; Tickets available resale for $62
6. LunarFest at Oakridge Centre — Wednesday, February 7 to Friday, February 26
Facebook/Lunar Festival BCCelebrate the New Year and launch your own the Blessing in the Sky lantern this year at Oakridge Centre’s West Galleria and then head to the East Galleria to get a photo with the Perfect Year of the Dog art installation, which features 10 golden dogs.
Oakridge Centre, 650 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver; Free admission
7. UBC Yoga Rave — Thursday, February 8
UBC RecGet your glow paint on and join in a free, yoga-inspired dance party at UBC for some glow-in-the-dark fun. Mats are available but get there early to bag your place.
2525 West Mall, Vancouver; 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Free admission
8. Science of Cocktails — Thursday, February 8
Youtube/Science World at Telus World of ScienceScience World becomes Vancouver’s biggest cocktail lab when the city’s most talented bartenders and chefs showcase the science of cocktails, focusing on the chemistry, biology and physics behind making modern drinks. Tickets raise funds for Science World’s Class Field Trip Bursary Program and the event features an open bar from more than 25 bar stations, as well as 12 food stations.
Science World at Telus World of Science, 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver; 8 p.m. to Midnight; Tickets $159
9. Dead Talks — Friday, February 9
Forget Ted Talks! Dead Talks brings together the leading "non-experts" from the Vancouver comedy scene for one night of uninspiring, totally pointless and downright offensive talks that explore "ideas worth rejecting."
Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main Street, Vancouver; 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
9. The Main Affair — Friday, February 9
Facebook/The Collective YVRJoin Chef Karen McAthy—and other local plant-based vegan producers, including those at The Collective—for an evening of vegan dishes and desserts. Tickets include unlimited pours of cocktails, featuring the wares of local distilleries, craft beer, wine, kombucha and other non-alcoholic beverages.
Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver; Two seating at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.; 19 plus only; Tickets $75 to 85