Vancouver Adventures: Our Picks for February 28 to March 6

This week: Experience the iconic pop art of Andy Warhol, hike for one of the best views in the city, get your nerd on at the Vancouver Aquarium, and more

Western Front Gala and Art Auction – February 28

The Western Front Gala and Art Auction may just be the most exciting way to support local art and culture. Join the city’s art elite in enjoying a cocktail reception and dinner catered by Hawksworth Restaurant, live musical performances and raffle prizes. There will also be over 30 works of art auctioned off at the live event. You can buy tickets and find out more information online. 

“A Different Idea of Love” Andy Warhol Exhibit – March 1 to 30

Experience the world of Andy Warhol’s iconic art at “A Different Idea of Love.” This unique exhibit consists of over 80 Warhol originals, brought together in a Yaletown warehouse. On display will be portraits of stars like Marilyn Monroe, Liz Taylor and Ted Kennedy. The exhibit is in town for one month only, so make sure you don’t miss out on the largest collection of Warhol prints and paintings in Canada. 

Tacomio Opening – March 2

Add Tacomio to your must-try list because the latest addition to Vancouver’s Mexican food scene promises an experience like no other. Located in Gastown, it will feature dishes inspired by Mexican street food for an authentic experience. Order from a selection of mouth-watering tacos such as braised pork shoulder with achiote sauce, pulled chicken with chipotle sauce and avocado lime puree, and more. 

Nerd Nite at the Vancouver Aquarium – March 3

To celebrate their one-year anniversary, Nerd Nite Vancouver is teaming up with the Vancouver Aquarium for an evening of fun facts and drinks. Nerd Nites involve three different expert talks on entertainingly geeky topics. The theme at the Vancouver Aquarium special is “monsters,” and will include a talk about the terrors of the bird world, a talk on cryptozoology, and a discussion on the plausibility of science fiction monsters.

Talking Stick Festival – Until March 3

Celebrate First Nations’ culture at venues across the city with the 14th annual Talking Stick Festival. There will be a variety of Aboriginal arts to experience such as theatre, dance, drumming, music and more. A highlight of the festival is sure to be the performance by Polaris prize-winning throat singer Tanya Tagaq. Find tickets for this event and more online. 

The Curry Cup – March 4

Add some spice to your week at the first ever Curry Cup. Hosted by the Chef’s Table Society of B.C., the Curry Cup will pit eight of Vancouver’s best chefs against each other in a battle for the ultimate curry. Participating chefs include The Acorn’s Brian Skinner, Forage’s Chris Whittaker, Savoury Chef’s Taryn Wa and more. A ticket to the event includes a taste of all eight curries and drinks, so be sure to grab yours online before they’re gone. 

Vancouver Women in Film Festival – March 4 to 7

The 10th Annual Women in Film Festival is a great place to get inspired. This VIFF-sponsored event brings cinema experts and budding film buffs together to enjoy the greatest films created by women. Whether it’s VIFF award-winning documentary All The Time in the World by director Suzanne Crocker, to director Deanne Foley’s rom-com Relative Happiness, there’s something to learn and enjoy for everyone.

CelticFest – March 6 to 17

Celebrate the Emerald Isle with over a week of Irish-themed adventures at Vancouver’s CelticFest. The main event may be the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, but you can warm up during the week with some musical performances and Irish-themed events. Kick off the week with a show at the Vogue Theatre by lead singer of Great Big Sea Alan Doyle. For those who prefer to drink in their culture lessons, head to The Belmont Bar for Whisky Tasting 101 on March 11. Check the schedule and get tickets on its website.

Fly Over Canada Flight of the Dragon – Until March 5

You can take a virtual trip across the country any time at Canada Place’s Fly Over Canada, but time is running out to experience their special flight over China, Flight of the Dragon. Fly Over Canada is giving guests the chance to ride them back-to-back until March 5. Flight of the Dragon follows a dragon as it explores some of China’s most beautiful views. The 4-D rides promise to engage all your senses with special effects like wind, intoxicating smells and mist. 

The Urban Grind – Every Tuesday of March

It may still be a little early to hit the Grouse Grind, but that doesn’t mean you should keep the hiking shoes in the closet. Every Tuesday this March, Harbour Centre will be giving you a chance to get moving without having to leave town. The Urban Grind encourages people to climb the stairs to the top of the tower to enjoy food, a beer, a live DJ, and, of course, one of the most stunning views in Vancouver.