What to Do on the Weekend?

How nice to have a long weekend ahead of us thanks to Family Day! 🙂

So you might be wondering how to spend your weekend and if there is something special going on. Of course there is…!

The Fan Expo from February 15 to 17, clearly is a good choice on the weekend for all pop-culture lovers. As one of British Columbia’s biggest events in that field, the Vancouver Convention Centre will be flooded with comic book fans, cosplay fanatics, video game enthusiasts or simply movie fans. Don’t miss the chance to get an autograph and/or photos with celebrities like Brendan Fraser and Christina Ricci, as well as don’t miss to check out the live entertainment and activities offered. Tickets are available online.

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For all the culture lovers out there, there is also Black History Month Family Day going on at the Mackin House in Coquitlam. They celebrate African culture in Canada with a Family Day weekend event. Enjoy food, live performances, an interactive drum circle, crafts, and a presentation by the African Descent Society of BC on February 15 starting at 12 pm. As admission fee, an individual donation should be given.

And for the Oscars were just taking place in Los Angeles last Sunday, this weekend offers the best chance to catch up on all the remarkable and worthy movies that were awarded like e.g. the Korean first time winner of the “Best Film” category “Parasite” – a historic moment of itself. Manifold cinemas in and surrounding Vancouver offer screenings of this movie, e.g the Cineplex located in the International Village Mall.

49229650618_a64b92c9fd_oAlso, being concerned with Family Day, keep in mind that not every store might be opened on Monday. While smaller businesses will likely be closed or running shortened hours, the bigger malls and stores like the Canadian superstore will remain open and give you the opportunity to still get some groceries in case your fridge looks sad after the weekend.

This being sad, it’s going to be a great long weekend – predictions look well, we should be able to catch some sunlight, too!! Have a magnificent time and hope to see you all for our next Pub Night at Malone’s, as always, on Wednesday at 7 PM!!

Cheers,

– Felicitas

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Playland-Celebrating 100yrs of Fun!

Playland is planning on celebrating 100 years of fun this weekend! Never been to the PNE before, well then this would be the perfect time to check it out. And Vancouver’s local radio station the beat 94.5 is giving its listeners an amazing opportunity to show of your skills in their contest called the Playland Playoffs. All you have to do is text the word “PLAYLAND” to 945-945 and you will be eligible to be 1 of the 100 finalists to compete in a series of carnival games at Playland’s Opening Day on Saturday, April 24th!

Each contestant will be put into groups of 10 where the winner from each group will move on until there is one winner. The grand prize winner will receive a Playland 100th Anniversary gift basket including 2 season passes to Playland and the P-N-E, 100 mini donuts, and $2,000 in cash!

If you don’t feel like entering this contest you can still enjoy all that Playland has to offer, featuring more than 35 exhilarating rides, unique attractions, and fun midway games! For more information on opening hours of operation visit their website