Van­cou­ver In­ter­na­tional Pup­pet Fes­ti­val

Fea­tures pup­petry for the fam­ily and some for the big kids as well, with per­for­mances work­shops and a Gala Pup­pet Slam. • Per­for­mance Works, Granville Is­land, un­til Feb. 18 • vipup­pet­fest.com

17th an­nual Talk­ing Stick Fes­ti­val

This an­nual multi-dis­ci­plinary Indige­nous arts fes­ti­val show­cases and cel­e­brates Indige­nous art and per­for­mance through vis­ual arts, dance, the­atre, mu­sic, pow­wow and film. • Feb. 14-24, talk­ing­stick­fest.ca

18th An­nual Chutz­pah! Fes­ti­val

Dance, the­atre, com­edy and mu­sic high­light this year’s fes­ti­val with world-class per­for­mances and work­shops by in­ter­na­tional, Cana­dian and lo­cal artists. • Feb. 15-March 15, chutz­pah­fes­ti­val.com

Lanterns in the Gar­den

Ex­pe­ri­ence an au­then­tic Chi­nese lan­tern fes­ti­val with a daz­zling dis­play of hand­made lanterns show­cas­ing var­i­ous Chi­nese leg­ends. En­joy live per­for­mances, ac­tiv­i­ties, fes­tive nib­bles and bev­er­ages. • Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Clas­si­cal Chi­nese Gar­den, Feb. 16 and 17 | Feb. 23-25 | March 2-4 • $15/$12, lanternsinthe­gar­den.com

Year of the Dog Temple Fair

The Year of the Dog Temple Fair cel­e­bra­tion is filled with barks of joy. High­lights in­clude a lion dance per­for­mance, Chi­nese mu­sic per­for­mance, ex­hi­bi­tions and sto­ry­telling. • Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Clas­si­cal Chi­nese Gar­den, Feb. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. • Sug­gested $5 do­na­tion, van­cou­verchi­ne­segar­den.com

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