Nightlife in Walnut Grove

Up to 58% Off Movie Packages at Clova Cinema

Cloverdale

C$26 C$13

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A single screen shows evening and matinee runs of current films; large popcorns coated in real butter and soft drinks

"Retromania" – Up to 50% Off Classic-Rock Tribute Concert for Two

Clarke Theatre

C$70 C$35

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Nostalgic concert salutes the hitmakers of the '70s with spot-on tributes to Fleetwood Mac, Abba, and Rod Stewart

Up to 50% Off Standup Comedy

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

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

Opera Pro Cantanti – Up to 50% Off

Cambrian Hall

C$36 C$18

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

Half Off Gourmet Pub Food at Displace Hashery

Kitsilano

C$30 C$15

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Calamari brushed with chili-coconut marinade, wings in whisky-barbecue sauce, organic burgers, and stone-oven-baked pizzas

Up to 58% Off Beer-Brewing or Winemaking Class

Kitsilano

C$45 C$22

Students learn how to sterilize equipment, ferment their libation, and bottle it under the tutelage of DIY experts

Up to 63% Off Darts, Pool, or Snooker

City Centre

C$34 C$15

Darts or billiards games on 26 mahogany tables inside an 18,000 sq. ft. facility that also features a high-speed Internet gaming area

Up to 51% Off at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas

Chilliwack

C$29.50 C$14.50

Moviegoers watch second-run blockbusters while munching on popcorn and sipping soda

Up to 53% Off Movie and Popcorn for Two

Multiple Locations

$25.75 $13

At eight theaters, moviegoers can enjoy popcorn and soda while catching the latest Hollywood films, second-run flicks, or foreign cinema

Ballet Victoria – Up to 40% Off "Carmina Burana"

Cowichan Theatre

C$40 C$24

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Carl Orff's choral masterpiece comes alive thanks to vocals and choreography from Ballet Victoria's artistic director

Up to 60% Off at Peacock Billiards

Downtown

C$20 C$10

Players rack up on 30 high-quality pool tables, surrounded by plush couches and attractive artwork

Up to Half Off Seafood at Flying Otter Grill

Downtown

C$25 C$13

Floating, harbour-side restaurant serves fresh, local seafood in a warm setting with floor-to-ceiling windows

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In the dining room, the rhythmic pounding of a bodhrán hand drum mingles with the joyful melodies of a tin flute, flooding every inch of the space with an ebullience punctuated by onlookers’ clapping hands and tapping feet. The diners have left the feasts spread across their tables mostly untouched, their attention glued to the band in the midst of their lively song. Such moments aren't a rarity at Donegal's Irish House, but are an almost nightly occurrence at the jovial eatery that brings locals together to make new friends and share in internationally inspired meals.

Champions of fostering an atmosphere of community and friendship, the affable staff goes out of its way to make guests feel welcome, thanks to attentive service and an ever-changing calendar of events that keep inviting guests back. On select evenings, patrons can convene at Donegal's to watch a Canucks game or to see local bands. As guests chat and mingle in the dining room, the kitchen buzzes with chefs concocting Irish standards such as shepherd's pie and international cuisine that includes perogies and sausage, jambalaya, and butter chicken. Donegal's signature dish remains the whopping blarney stone burger, a 7.5-pound charbroiled Canadian beef patty that gets its eater a commemorative T-shirt and a place on the wall of fame if it's eaten within two hours with no help. Unsuccessful competitors, meanwhile, find their snapshot displayed on the wall of shame, under the most personal entry from their dream journals.

12054 96 Ave
Surrey,
BC
CA

The Derby Bar and Grill dishes up fruits from land and sea in the turf-club ambience of an elegant dining house and off-track wagering centre. Whether seated under chandeliers and rows of flat-screen TVs or in cream-coloured chairs in front of the Winners' Circle’s fireplace, patrons browse a menu of gourmet fare to complement their surroundings. Diners trawl for drunken garlic prawns flambéed in Sambuca ($12.75) or nestle into a bed of rice noodles under pad thai’s chicken or shrimp, accented with tamarind and fish sauce ($19.95). Flame-grilled 8-ounce New York peppercorn steak in cognac sauce struts from the kitchen trailing Derby’s garlic-and-cheese bread, seasonal vegetables, and O’Brien or mashed potatoes ($22.95). The Bourbon Blackjack burger blends hearty harmonies of pepper, cheese, and whiskey-mustard sauce ($13.95), and butternut-squash ravioli basks in white-wine-cream sauce ($12.95). All pastas bring along piquant garlic-bread sides, and sandwiches invite fries or house salad to join them with a singing picklegram.

17637 1 Ave
Surrey,
BC
CA

At three locations across Vancouver, Samz Neighbourhood Pub invites patrons to hobnob with friends and enjoy a menu of classic pub favourites. As TVs broadcast UFC events and Vancouver Canucks’ slumber parties, cooks dish up everything from fish ’n’ chips and chorizo mac ’n’ cheese to pierogies stuffed with cheese and potato. Among more than a dozen burgers and sandwiches, the salmon burger—stacked with tartar sauce, pickles, and onion—stands out as an uncommon option.

2342 Elgin Ave
Port Coquitlam,
BC
CA

Cat & Fiddle Sports Bar & Grill has been delivering upscale pub food for more than 20 years. Its generous menu proffers signature sandwiches, such as Cat’s pulled-pork sandwich—made from oven-roasted pork sauced with Jameson’s and Guinness and topped with frizzled onions—to pub classics, including the Team Platter, a sampler loaded up with hot wings, dry ribs, and potato skins, to name a few. Friday and Saturday nights, a live DJ fills the nightclub area with bumping beats while patrons dance on the spacious dance floors.

1979 Brown St
Port Coquitlam,
BC
CA

Paddlewheeler Pub woos patrons with a menu of tongue-tantalizing bread-embraced meats, 14 sudsy beers on tap, and 12 wines by the glass. Fashion-forward mouths can try on the shrimp purses ($10.95), deep-fried wonton-wrapped shrimp served with sweet chili sauce, or potato skins ($9.95). The california clubhouse sandwich transports taste buds to the VHS-paved streets of Hollywood with three layers of bread layered with chicken breast, avocado, and bacon ($10.95). Canines can chomp nine juicy burgers, including the mushroom ($10.45), bacon and cheddar ($10.45), and wild salmon ($11.95), all served with a choice of savoury sidekick, such as above-average-temperature soup, fresh salad, or cape-donning crispy fries.

810 Quayside Dr
New Westminster,
BC
CA

The Global ComedyFest corrals some of the best and brightest comedians on the international circuit into Vancouver for a marathon of laughs, fun, and moderately uncomfortable first dates. Big names such as zany former MTV staple Tom Green perform alongside up-and-comers in more than 30 performances throughout the festival. Eschew the everyday monodimensional comedy with a combination stand-up and comedy 3-D video show featuring Canada's own Reza Peyk, Jy Harris, and Gary Fong, or opt for a night of “it’s funny because it’s true” laughs at the Gerry Dee show. The Edge of the Fest performance pushes the festival’s edgiest artists to the limits of social acceptability, while the Best of the Fest showcases top comedians such as Greg Behrendt and Peter Chao.

530 Columbia St
New Westminster,
BC
CA