Nightlife in Vancouver

Up to 52% Off Speed Dating from 25Dates.com

25Dates.com

On Location

C$49.99 C$25

Singles gather at a local club or restaurant to partake in 25 three-minute dates or 12 five-minute dates

Up to 47% Off Chinese Folk Dance

Dongmei Dance Presents "Water & Life"

Downtown Vancouver

C$38 C$20

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Chinese folk dancer entrances with a cycle that explores the nature of water and its relation to life's transience

Up to 52% Off Trey Parker's "Cannibal! The Musical"

Trey Parker's Cannibal! The Musical

Waterfront Theatre

C$35 C$17

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Trey Parker and Matt Stone's darkly funny musical based on the true story of a gold prospector accused of cannibalism

Up to 52% Off Soulshine Tour with Michael Franti & Spearhead

The Soulshine Tour feat. Michael Franti & Spearhead, SOJA, Brett Dennan and Trevor Hall

Vancouver

C$59.10 C$28.50

(1135)
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The Soulshine Tour celebrates music, dance, yoga, and sustainability with Franti's life-affirming funk and SOJA's reggae bliss

Rod Stewart & Santana – Up to 50% Off Concert

Rod Stewart & Santana

Rogers Arena

C$70.45 C$35

(7552)
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Rod Stewart's iconic voice meets the guitar genius of Carlos Santana in a legendary collaboration of rock 'n' roll titans

"The Butterfly" – Up to 50% Off Musical Theatre Revue

"The Butterfly"

Marpole United Church

C$22 C$11

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Two sopranos share Broadway hits in revue about transformation; proceeds benefit chronic disease research

The Fray – Up to 52% Off Concert

The Fray

Malkin Bowl

C$60.50 C$29

(1740)
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Grammy-nominated rockers behind "How to Save a Life" treat audiences to piano-driven hits and songs from their newest album

C$54 for a Dinner in the Dark for Two at Dark Table

Dark Table

Kitsilano

C$78 C$54

Visually impaired servers lead patrons into a completely dark dining room, where they eat gourmet meals with options for surprise dishes

Up to 52% Off Movie at Dunbar Theatre

Dunbar Theatre

Vancouver West Side

C$23 C$11

(22)

Single-screen theatre shows current blockbusters in digital and 3D

Up to 58% Off Movie Outing at Rio Theatre

Rio Theatre

Grandview-Woodland

C$29.75 C$12.50

(53)

Digital projector lights up screen with blockbusters or cult classics as surround sound encircles moviegoers in this 420-seat theatre

Ensemble Theatre Company – Up to 50% Off Drama

"The Normal Heart", The Duchess of Malfi", or "The Cripple of Inishmaan"

West Point Grey

C$25 C$15

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See a Tony-winning political drama confronting AIDS, a class tragedy set in Italy, or a dark comedy about Hollywood and Ireland

Opera Pro Cantanti – Up to 50% Off

Opera Pro Cantanti

Cambrian Hall

C$36 C$18

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Local repertory opera enchants with works by Bellini, Verdi, and other classical heavyweights

Up to 50% Off Standup Comedy

Yuk Yuk's Vancouver

Yuk Yuk's Vancouver

C$40 C$20

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Comedy club continues its nearly 40-year tradition with a grab bag of humorists and storytellers filling triple bills

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At The Academic Public House, patrons choose from a huge selection of specialty cocktails, whiskies, and craft beers, and peruse a menu of nibbles made from locally sourced meat and organic cheeses and eggs. Crispy pancetta surfs atop the Modern Pub burger’s grass-fed beef patty ($14), and the blackened chicken sandwich’s brioche bun hoists Maple Hill Farms free-run organic chicken, BC farmstead cheddar, and veggies ($14). Reasoning with the Angry mussels ($12) requires a cool head, acquaintance with Robert’s Rules of Order, and an appreciation for thai coconut curry, ginger, and basil. Modern twists settle themselves in brunch favourites such as short-rib hash ($14) and late-night treats.

1619 Broadway W
Vancouver,
BC
CA

Since 2002, 25Dates.com's staff has created age-specific dating events like this for straight, gay, and lesbian singles in LA, Chicago, New York City, and all across Canada. At a typical event, they set up attendees with 25 one-on-one dates at stylish downtown venues, each lasting three minutes. After each mini-date, participants write "yes" or "no" behind the ID number of the person they just met. 25Dates.com then finds mutual matches and exchanges the two parties' contact info. In addition to countless happy case studies, more than 75% of participants find at least one match, a number that has caught the eye of myriad press outlets.

555 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver,
BC
CA

The Charlatan's rich, mahogany ambience complements the smoky, mesquite flavours and applewood-scented entrees that make this local pub one to top the to-do list. Hearty menu items such as the house-pulled pork ($14) assuages whiny bellies, while the chicken pot pie ($13) and mom's meatloaf ($13) satisfy a deeply rooted down-home hunger pangs. Fifteen beers on tap, 12 wines by the glass, and a creative cocktail list cure a homesick soul in one sip, whereas drinking the 911 wing sauce is not recommended unless you've gone and frozen your teeth to the flagpole again.

1447 Commercial Dr
Vancouver,
BC
CA

Rendezvous Club may not have a hidden stock of cupid’s arrows, but it does have its fair share of date cards. While they may not be as whimsical as love-yielding weaponry, club founders Hillary and Chris have found they tend to be just as effective. At some chapters, Rendezvous Club's hosts hand the cards out during speed-dating parties and dinner-dating events that serve three-course meals. Using them, singles can jot down the names, characteristics, and preferred Monopoly game pieces of people they’re interested in meeting again. For those who prefer more organic dating atmospheres, Select locations feature less-structured singles parties and mix-and-mingle events that round up singles and let them converse on their own, aided by complimentary appetizers.

295 West 2nd Avenue
Vancouver,
BC
CA

Chalkboard menus and sports memorabilia adorn the inside of The Sin Bin Sports Grill, where full lunch, dinner, and brunch menus keep bellies as full as the bar’s event calendar. Sports fans join their ilk beneath 106 inches of projected television screen, and comedy fans take in standup one to two times a week. During lunch and dinner, tapas, blue-cheese-decked strip steaks, and burgers accompany the entertainment; and come midday on weekends, brunchers can sink their teeth into a variety of benedicts: blackened chicken, smoked salmon, and portobello gouda are just a few of the options.

295 2nd Ave W
Vancouver,
BC
CA

Fighting Chance Productions has been praised by the Vancouver Sun and Vancouver Courier for engaging its audiences with a diverse and dynamic playbill. As artistic director and founder of the nonprofit company, Ryan Mooney has amassed an enchanting ensemble to woo theatregoers in the 2011–2012 season with renditions of classics such as The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Charles Dickens's final, unfinished novel, and the sultry musical Sweet Charity, the melodious tale of a dancer-for-hire's attempts to conceal her profession from her bashful betrothed. Patrons can savour the quirky comedy and emotional candour of an all-male troupe performance of Jon Maran's The Temperamentals, a play about the first LGBT organization in the United States and the love affair between its founding members. The farcical woes of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum will resonate with viewers also grappling with the plight of mistaken identities and low-thread-count togas in the same historic Jericho Arts Centre in which Cathy Wilmot exhibits one-woman wizardry channelling the reclusive estrangement of socialites Edith Beale and Little Edie Beale in the production of Grey Gardens.

1412 Cartwright Street
Vancouver,
BC
CA