What’s happening this week in Vancouver: February 20 to 26

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      It might be a short work week, but there’s no shortage of events taking place around the city that you do not want to miss out on. Besides, what’s a stat holiday for if not an excuse to go out and get a little weird?

      Saltwater Cures All

      Saltwater Cures All is a compilation of video works featuring Racquel Rowe in her native island of Barbados. Rowe explores relationships between the Black community and water, as well as the idea of rebirth, through the formation of the Black Atlantic and personal and familial connections to the sea.

      When: Now until March 11
      Where: Gallery Gachet, 9 W. Hastings St., Vancouver
      Admission: Free

      Oscar Shorts 2023

      If movies these days lean towards over-reach, short films remind us that less can be more, and brevity is the soul of wit. Each year, VIFF presents the best in show in the form of the Academy Award-nominated shorts in the Live Action, Animation and Documentary categories. 

      When: Feb. 17 to March 2
      Where: Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour, Vancouver
      Admission: $15+

      Tie Dye Workshop

      Learn how to tie dye at this workshop at the New Amsterdam Cafe on Tuesday. Your $20 cover will include one white t-shirt (which won’t be white for long), tie dye tools, and other fun goodies. 19+.

      When: 7-10pm, Feb. 21
      Where: New Amsterdam Cafe, 301 Hastings St W, Vancouver
      Admission: $20

      Redshift: Cosmic Listening Room

      Sit back under the twinkling lights in the Planetarium Star Theatre, and be transported to other realms under dreamy visuals through the sounds of a curated playlist featuring The Orb, Daft Punk, Radiohead, Florence + The Machine and more.

      When: 7pm, Feb. 25
      Where: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, 1100 Chestnut, Vancouver
      Admission: $20

      Descent Gothic Party

      This party brings together an eclectic mix of people from all walks of life who share an appreciation for gothic culture. It’s the perfect opportunity to make new friends and meet like-minded individuals.

      When: 9pm, Feb. 26
      Where: Red Room Ultrabar, 398 Richards, Vancouver
      Price: $10 advanced, $15 at the door

      Want more events? Check out the events page on our site to find out what else is going on around the city.