Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

This weekend’s all about feelin’ the love – and not just with your main squeeze! Thanks to the Family Day long-weekend, you’ve got an extra day to get out there for some quality time with the special people in your life. Are your weekend plans in a bit of a rut? Spice things up with some of these events.

Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Monday | Ongoing


Friday February 14

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Kim’s Convenience

Where: Various Locations
What: Mr. Kim, a Korean shopkeeper, grapples with both a changing neighbourhood landscape and the chasm between him and his second-generation offspring. This journey of a fractured but loving family forgiving the past and confronting the future is a new Canadian classic. Ins Choi’s hilarious and touching debut play inspired the hit TV show of the same name.
Runs Until: Sunday March 15, 2020

BEEP

Where: Waterfront Theatre
What: In Mort’s Village everything has its place, every day is the same and everyone likes it that way. Until one morning, crash, boom, bang! Down comes Beep from the sky, upsetting life in the village. Who is this noisy robot, and how will she find her home? If you loved the film WALL-E you will adore BEEP.
Runs Until: Sunday February 23, 2020

Classic Albums Live: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Where: Orpheum Theatre
What: This is it — every Beatles fan’s dream — Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band live, with full band and orchestra, performed exactly as it was originally recorded. The album changed the path of music, bridging pop and high-art, mixing band with symphony, and became the first Rock LP to win a Grammy for Album of the Year. Hear the complete album live the way it was meant to be, with the original symphonic treatment.
Runs Until: Saturday February 15, 2020

Ghost

Where: Historic Theatre
What: An exhilarating breath of fresh air. Six of Montréal’s best street dancers immerse themselves in the mysterious mechanics of breathing, and interpret its life-giving rhythm. Combining elements of contemporary dance, hip hop, and martial arts in a physical score that echoes the subtle pulse of respiration, Tentacle Tribe approaches the body as a musical instrument with infinite possibilities.
Runs Until: Saturday February 15, 2020

Behind the Keys: A Valentine’s Cabaret

Where: Orpheum Annex
What: Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with the ultimate in romantic music: the Vancouver Bach Choir’s presentation of Behind the Keys, an intimate cabaret concert of classical love songs. Vancouver Bach Choir Maestro Leslie Dala will be at the piano, leading an evening of romantic favourites. He will be joined by two celebrated Vancouver musicians: Joseph Elworthy, cello, and Robyn Driedger-Klassen, soprano.

Boots & Babes Ball

Where: Commodore Ballroom
What: 93.7 JR Country proudly presents the 7th Annual Boots & Babes Ball with JoJo Mason featuring Sons of Daughters and special guests. The Boots & Babes Ball will take over the Commodore Ballroom on Valentine’s Day bringing together those looking for love and those looking for all the wrong places. Whether you’re in love, in search of love, or in search of just a night of fantastic live music and entertainment, this Valentine’s Day, the Boots & Babes Ball has got you covered.

Gravitational Attraction – Valentine’s Day Event

Where: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
What: Spend an enchanted evening with us as we transform the Planetarium Star Theatre into a starry soirée for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy drinks, appetizers, activities, and a live musical performance by Blonde Diamond at this 19+ event. Sit in on a playful debate as astronomers discuss Einstein vs Newton’s theories on gravity.

Illuminate Yaletown

Where: 1200 block Hamilton Street
What: If you are searching for something fun and inspiring this February with your friends, family, date or coworkers, then come enjoy the free, entertainment-filled outdoor Light Art Exhibition hosted in Yaletown, showcasing contemporary and engaging technology from industry-leading light artists and designers who play with advanced video and lighting technology. The holiday season and festivities may be over as the city lights installations, art shows and night events come to a close by the end of January. But that does not mean that the fun ends there.
Runs Until: Saturday February 15, 2020

JFL Northwest

Where: Various locations
What: JFL NorthWest returns February 2020! Vancouver’s Just for Laughs festival hits stages and streets across the city for 12-hilarious-days of star-powered stand-up, podcasts, improv, film and sketch performances, alongside breakout comics you didn’t even know you loved! Enjoy top comics, up-and-coming stand-up stars, world-class improv, and sketch comedy, and then venture outdoors to the Block Party for giveaways, games, music and more.
Runs Until: Tuesday February 25, 2020

Love Matches

Where: The Improv Centre
What: Hosted by none other than Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, and our own, very dapper GQpid, Love Matches (based on the Classic TheatreSports format) features an all-out love battle of epic proportions as ‘improv couples’ duke it out in an audience-inspired competition to prove that love conquers all. The evening also includes various special characters such as a Love Astrologer who will check your Heart Chart’ (are your sun signs compatible?), personalized improvised love sonnets you can take with you as well as specials at the bar.

Valentine’s Day After Hours at the Vancouver Aquarium

Where: The Vancouver Aquarium
What: Ever wondered what goes down when animals get down? Come along to Valentine’s Day After Hours at the Vancouver Aquarium and learn all about the romantic side of the animal kingdom. So, grab your sole mate and enjoy an unforgettable evening with live music, showings of A Reef Reborn 4D, a 13-foot Eiffel Tower, and pop-up wedding ceremonies hosted by Shing Weddings & Eternity Moments!

WWE Presents: Friday Night Smackdown

Where: Rogers Arena
What: This will be your chance to see: Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, Kofi Kingston, Smackdown Women’s Champion Bayley, Alexa Bliss, Sasha Banks, Daniel Bryan, Universal Champion “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt, plus many more of your favourite WWE Superstars!

Sealed with a Fish – Valentine’s 3-course meal at the Vancouver Aquarium.

Where: The Vancouver Aquarium
What: To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Vancouver Aquarium will be offering Vancouver’s most romantic dining experience. Indulge in a 3-course meal specially prepared by our Executive Sous Chef as you’re serenaded by our live soloist. Also included with your delicious meal is two glasses of premium wine. As well as a delicious meal in an amazing setting, you’re in for a treat when you meet our special guest. Dress to impress because you’ll be meeting one of our flipper-footed friends (Hint: they always wear a tuxedo!).

Heart On Cabaret

Where: Performance Works
What: Make your Valentine’s date with us! A fundraising benefit for the Vancouver International Puppet Festival and our partners Axis Theatre Company to continue to bring you the puppets, performances and activities you love. Join us for this very adult, very puppet, fun filled evening with cocktails, music, a silent auction, a 50/50 draw and of course, some good old fashioned sexy and sometimes questionably tasteful puppet shenanigans!

Firehall Arts Centre presents: Talking Sex On Sundays

Where: Firehall Arts Centre
What: On the first Sunday of every month Margot and her friends always host a theme party. What happens when Margot decides to kick it up a notch by having a Sex Toy Party? In this New Musical by Sara-Jeanne Hosie and Nico Rhodes, we witness as these women share fears, reveal dirty secrets, explore new possibilities, and find the power of female friendship.
Runs Until: Sunday March 8, 2020

Boone Dog Productions: Steel Magnolias

Where: The Nest
What: A classic tale of camaraderie, the all-female production follows six Southern belles and their steadfast friendships through marriage, illness, childbirth, and loss. Based on a true story, and written by Robert Harling in memory of his sister, the play opens on Shelby’s wedding day in small-town Louisiana in the big-haired, pastel-hued era of the 1980s. The characters come together — seeking solitude and haven — as they uncover their shared steely sense of inner strength.
Runs Until: Sunday March 8, 2020

Sea to Sky Gondola Opening Day

Where: Sea to Sky Gondola
What: Celebrate with us as we welcome back the community to the Sea to Sky Gondola with our opening ceremony kicking off at 9:15 am. Our special Valentine’s Day event will include a heartfelt welcome from our team, suppliers, musicians and vendors. During your visit you will enjoy Food & Beverage samples throughout the day at the Base & Summit, take part in our collaborative art mural by Paintillio, Sea to Sky Gondola love crafting with Happimess and live music.

Community Olympic 10-Year Celebrations

Where: Various Locations
What: The City of Vancouver and Vancouver Park Board are hosting a series of community celebrations throughout February and March to mark the 10-year anniversary of the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. To celebrate, the City and Park Board are inviting sports fans, past volunteers, and future athletes to participate in events around the city. Mark your calendars for the 2010 Blue Jacket Volunteer Celebration, 2010 Winter Games Pin Exchange, “Wear Red” Family Day Skates, or join “Community Living Rooms” to take in highlights from 2010 and re-live that golden goal.
Runs Until: Saturday March 21, 2020


Saturday February 15

Family Day Weekend At The Vancouver Aquarium

Where: The Vancouver Aquarium
What: This Family Day weekend we are celebrating with free entrance for children (age 0-12). Join us for a weekend adventure surrounded by over 60,000 aquatic creatures. With amazing exhibits and special shows and programs, there’s something for family members young and old.
Runs Until: Monday February 17, 2020

Family Weekend Festival

Where: Cypress Mountain
What: 4 Amazing Days of Fun and Activities for Kids – Big and Small!
Runs Until: Monday February 17, 2020

The Barber of Seville

Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
What: Chase away the February blues with The Barber of Seville, a feast of frivolous fun. Enjoy Figaro’s mischievous escapades as he assists Count Almaviva in prising the beautiful Rosina away from her lecherous guardian, Dr. Bartolo. Rossini’s comic masterpiece fizzes with memorable melodies in an entertaining production that proves that the road to true love is paved with theft, lies, bribery, brawling—and wicked comedy.
Runs Until: Thursday February 20, 2020

Fan Expo Vancouver

Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West Building
What: Fan Expo Vancouver is a place to celebrate all things pop culture. Get an autograph or a photo with your favourite guest and get the inside scoop about your favorite movies & TV shows at our celebrity panels! Watch professional comic artists battle it out in our popular Sketch Duels, learn from our “How To” workshops, and take photos with your favourite costumed characters!
Runs Until: Monday February 17, 2020

JFL Northwest presents: In Conversation with Margaret Cho

Where: Vancity Theatre
What: Peeling back the curtain and giving audiences unprecedented access to their favourite content creators in comedy, these deeply personal and candid interview sessions allow comedy fans to learn more about some of the top names in the industry. Margaret Cho is a Korean-American stand-up comedian, fashion designer, actress, author, and recording artist. The stand-up comedian is best known for her stand-up routines, through which she critiques social, political, racial and sexual problems.

JFL Northwest presents: In Conversation with Bobcat Goldthwait

Where: Vancity Theatre
What: Peeling back the curtain and giving audiences unprecedented access to their favourite content creators in comedy, these deeply personal and candid interview sessions allow comedy fans to learn more about some of the top names in the industry. Over the years Bobcat has amassed legions of fans with his brutally honest, outrageous, and off-beat comedy that has made him one of the most recognizable comedians in show business today. Goldthwait is as edgy as ever and his stand-up continues to draw crowds to comedy venues across the country with his hilarious riffs on his personal life, politics, and humorous stories about his over 30 years in show business.

Classic Albums Live: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Where: Orpheum Theatre
What: This is it — every Beatles fan’s dream — Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band live, with full band and orchestra, performed exactly as it was originally recorded. The album changed the path of music, bridging pop and high-art, mixing band with symphony, and became the first Rock LP to win a Grammy for Album of the Year. Hear the complete album live the way it was meant to be, with the original symphonic treatment.
Runs Until: Saturday February 15, 2020

Ghost

Where: Historic Theatre
What: An exhilarating breath of fresh air. Six of Montréal’s best street dancers immerse themselves in the mysterious mechanics of breathing, and interpret its life-giving rhythm. Combining elements of contemporary dance, hip hop, and martial arts in a physical score that echoes the subtle pulse of respiration, Tentacle Tribe approaches the body as a musical instrument with infinite possibilities.
Runs Until: Saturday February 15, 2020

Illuminate Yaletown

Where: 1200 block Hamilton Street
What: If you are searching for something fun and inspiring this February with your friends, family, date or coworkers, then come enjoy the free, entertainment-filled outdoor Light Art Exhibition hosted in Yaletown, showcasing contemporary and engaging technology from industry-leading light artists and designers who play with advanced video and lighting technology. The holiday season and festivities may be over as the city lights installations, art shows and night events come to a close by the end of January. But that does not mean that the fun ends there.
Runs Until: Saturday February 15, 2020

PuSh Festival: Anywhere But Here

Where: Vancouver Playhouse
What: This production marks the first time in Canadian history that a Latinx work of this size makes its world premiere on a major stage. From North to South, a family reverses the refugee’s path in this darkly humorous vision of exile. The action is set in 1979, along the border between the US and Mexico. Inventively staged, inflected by magic realism and boasting stunts, a terrific musical score and two rap tracks by uno Award-winning hip hop artist Shad Kabango, Anywhere but Here pulls out all the stops in its portrayal of a Latinx family and its hopes, fears and fantasies. It’s a feverish commentary on the power of the state and the condition of statelessness, and as such it carries a special resonance today.
Runs Until: Saturday February 15, 2020

Romance Week

Where: The Improv Centre
What: In honour of Valentine’s Day, Vancouver TheatreSports™ (VTS) is celebrating the fun, funny, and spicy of all things love and romance with Romance Week. It’s common knowledge that romance thrives when sprinkled liberally with laughter. There’s no better place for a little romance and a lot of laughter than at a Vancouver TheatreSports™ show. Memories created by an evening of laughter will last a lot longer and can be more meaningful than any bouquet of roses. Are you single and think that Valentine’s Day is a big yawn? Come on down anyway. Grab a gaggle of equally single friends and have a fun night together.
Runs Until: Saturday February 15, 2020

The Love Of Your Life

Where: The Improv Centre
What: Developed former Artistic Director and current ensemble member Denise Jones, The Love of Your Life – An Improvised True Romance premiered at the 2019 Fringe Festival where it played to packed houses. The show is a comedic and romantic look at one real couple’s relationship as revealed through interviews and interpreted by VTS improvisers.
Runs Until: Saturday February 15, 2020

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Sunday February 16

Tundra: Music of Northern Lands

Where: Annex
What: The Arctic tundra is a sparse, yet beautiful landscape. It is the ‘land of the midnight sun’ in summer yet in the dark days of winter, the sun barely rises. With repertoire from North America, Iceland, Norway, and Russia, Tundra: Music of Northern Lands features sacred and secular music from countries that share the arctic tundra biome. The program will include works by Ola Gjeilo, Jón Liefs, Sergei Rachmaninov, Caroline Shaw, and the premiere of a new commission by our composer-in-residence Craig Galbraith.

Vancouver Canucks v Anaheim Ducks

Where: Rogers Arena
What: Rogers Arena is one of North America’s most active venues, and throughout the year, it hosts some of the world’s top entertainers. But nothing gets this state-of-the-art building more electrified than when the Vancouver Canucks take to the ice during hockey season. So whether you’re a diehard hockey fan wanting to witness professional hockey at its highest level or you’re just looking for Vancouver’s biggest party this winter season, head to Rogers Arena and you’ll quickly discover why, as they say in Vancouver, “We Are All Canucks.”

Lesbian Lives Live: A Conversation with Poly Queer Love Ballad

Where: The Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony
What: Join us for a special Valentine’s Day conversation with multi-talented Vancouver performers Anais West and Sara Vickruck, creators of the award-winning slam poetry musical Queer Poly Love Ballad, “an intimate, edgy new musical, merging slam poetry with catchy pop-folk tunes.” Former lovers who struggled with their different views on polyamory, we’ll talk about relationships, sex, love, intimacy, and making art out of it all.

JFL Northwest presents: World Wide Shorts

Where: Vancity Theatre
What: You know what they say – the world is a funny place! With submissions coming in from across the globe, this showcase is composed of some of the world’s greatest comedic shorts. Films will be voted on by a jury of industry judges, with the first place winner taking home a $1000 CAD cash prize and package from our sponsors.

JFL Northwest presents: Comedy Short Shorts

Where: Vancity Theatre
What: Sometimes the best things can be found in our own backyard! The Comedy Short Shorts showcase will feature the top comedic short films from the Pacific Northwest, as we shed a spotlight on our homegrown filmmakers. Films will be voted on by a jury of industry judges, with the first place winner taking home a $1000 CAD and package from our sponsors.

Studio 58 presents Urinetown, The Musical

Where: Studio 58/Langara College
What: In a city gripped by a severe drought, a large corporation holds a monopoly on all toilets and citizens must pay to pee! Heroic Bobby Strong incites the masses to revolt in this Tony Award-winning musical satire about capitalist greed, environmental catastrophe, and hope.
Runs Until: Sunday February 16, 2020

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Monday February 17

Family Day Activities

Where: Fort Langley National Historic Site of Canada
What: Spend Family Day time-travelling together to Fort Langley. If the year was 1840, explore where you would live and find out what part your family would play here. Try barrel-making, watch the blacksmith work and try shaping your own piece of metal at the Jr. Blacksmith Shop. Once you’ve found your favourite job, go to the Big House and use a nib pen and ink to sign a contract to become an “indentured servant” of the Hudson’s Bay Company at Fort Langley.

Royal Tusk

Where: The Fox Cabaret
What: Blue-collar troubadours from the Great White North, Royal Tusk are steadfast champions of the majesty of kickass riffs, meaty hooks, a thick bottom end & loud guitars!

Family Day at the Market

Where: Lonsdale Quay
What: Join us for Family Day at the Market! This year we will be celebrating our 8th annual BC Family Day with interactive activities. There will be a visit from barnyard friends where kids (and adults!) can gather around the perimeter of the fence to see the animals. Check out live music from Ashley Pater and Johnny Boulevard, as well as balloon twisters and face painters in the Market throughout the day.

Family Day Weekend At The Vancouver Aquarium

Where: The Vancouver Aquarium
What: This Family Day weekend we are celebrating with free entrance for children (age 0-12). Join us for a weekend adventure surrounded by over 60,000 aquatic creatures. With amazing exhibits and special shows and programs, there’s something for family members young and old.
Runs Until: Monday February 17, 2020

Family Weekend Festival

Where: Cypress Mountain
What: 4 Amazing Days of Fun and Activities for Kids – Big and Small!
Runs Until: Monday February 17, 2020

Fan Expo Vancouver

Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West Building
What: Fan Expo Vancouver is a place to celebrate all things pop culture. Get an autograph or a photo with your favourite guest and get the inside scoop about your favorite movies & TV shows at our celebrity panels! Watch professional comic artists battle it out in our popular Sketch Duels, learn from our “How To” workshops, and take photos with your favourite costumed characters!
Runs Until: Monday February 17, 2020

Vancouver TheatreSports presents Improv Mondays w/ Michelle

Where: The Improv Centre
What: You’ve fallen in love with her on YouTube and now the indomitable Michelle Gidard (played by VTS ensemble member Angela Galanopoulos) is coming to the live stage at The Improv Centre. Starting in May, join us on Mondays for Improv Mondays with Michelle – Fake Stories, Real Improvisers hosted by the character Michelle from the popular web comedic soap opera Michelle’s.

Best of the Decade

Where: The Cinematheque
What: The Cinematheque, founded in 1972, is a film institute and media education centre devoted to understanding the art and history of Canadian and international cinema and the impact of moving images and screen-based media in our lives. Join us for screenings of the top films of the 2010s, as selected by The Cinematheque’s film curators.
Runs Until: Monday February 17, 2020

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Ongoing

The Barber of Seville

Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
What: Chase away the February blues with The Barber of Seville, a feast of frivolous fun. Enjoy Figaro’s mischievous escapades as he assists Count Almaviva in prising the beautiful Rosina away from her lecherous guardian, Dr. Bartolo. Rossini’s comic masterpiece fizzes with memorable melodies in an entertaining production that proves that the road to true love is paved with theft, lies, bribery, brawling—and wicked comedy.
Runs Until: Thursday February 20, 2020

BEEP

Where: Waterfront Theatre
What: In Mort’s Village everything has its place, every day is the same and everyone likes it that way. Until one morning, crash, boom, bang! Down comes Beep from the sky, upsetting life in the village. Who is this noisy robot, and how will she find her home? If you loved the film WALL-E you will adore BEEP.
Runs Until: Sunday February 23, 2020

Arts Club presents Noises Off

Where: Stanley Alliance Industrial Stage
What: Noises Off, hailed as the funniest farce ever written, treats audiences to a hilarious peek at a second-tier acting troupe performing a show. With egos, insecurities, and tempers flaring backstage—and forgotten lines, missed cues, and misplaced sardines onstage—this cast threatens to strike the old adage “the show must go on.” Michael Frayn’s dizzying play-within-a-play classic is sure to leave you doubled over with laughter.
Runs Until: Sunday February 23, 2020

Vancouver Art gallery presents Transit and Returns

Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
What: Transits and Returns presents the work of 21 Indigenous artists whose practices are both rooted in the specificities of their cultures and routed via their travels. These forces of situatedness and mobility work in synergy and in tension with one another, shaping the multiple ways of understanding and being Indigenous today. Within the exhibition, these dual realities are explored through themes of movement, territory, kinship and representation, with many artworks inhabiting multiple categories.
Runs Until: Sunday February 23, 2020

Offsite: Erwin Wurm

Where: 1100 West Georgia Street
What: Vienna-based artist Erwin Wurm alters and re-envisions recognizable forms in order to challenge our psychological perceptions of what is well known, including our bodies and familiar architectural forms. This 19th installation in the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Offsite series will incorporate three sculptural works from Wurm’s oeuvre that highlight his wry sense of humour and his ongoing interest in the body. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, local artist Mike Bourscheid will develop a series of performative interventions.
Runs Until: Sunday February 23, 2020

Being Punjabi: Unfolding the Surrey Story

Where: Museum of Surrey
What: The first major exhibition in Canada to shine a spotlight on Surrey’s Punjabis, showcasing their stories of struggle and success. The exhibition is intended to be a catalyst for discussion and sharing, while also documenting histories of this diverse community.
Runs until: February 23, 2020

JFL Northwest

Where: Various locations
What: JFL NorthWest returns February 2020! Vancouver’s Just for Laughs festival hits stages and streets across the city for 12-hilarious-days of star-powered stand-up, podcasts, improv, film and sketch performances, alongside breakout comics you didn’t even know you loved! Enjoy top comics, up-and-coming stand-up stars, world-class improv, and sketch comedy, and then venture outdoors to the Block Party for giveaways, games, music and more.
Runs Until: Tuesday February 25, 2020

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Robson Square Ice Rink

Where: Robson Square Ice Rink
What: This winter, renew a classic Vancouver tradition and enjoy some old-fashioned fun. Robson Square’s outdoor skating rink is open, so celebrate winter in style with skating in the heart of downtown Vancouver. It’s a magical place to enjoy the winter season with your friends, family and loved ones.
Runs Until: Saturday February 29, 2020

Dressed in Black: The Journey

Where: Vancouver Maritime Museum
What: A Black History Month exhibition that celebrates the spirit of the Blacks who travelled from Africa to America and then finally to Canada. The photos and narration in the exhibition explore the struggles, the courage and the challenges they faced.
Runs Until: Saturday February 29, 2020

Karen Flamenco School Festival

Where: The Improv Centre
What: Karen Flamenco School Festival Karen Flamenco brings the glamour and extravagance of a large flamenco dance production onto a small theatrical stage. The one-hour production welcomes audiences of all ages with live traditional flamenco music, dance, storylines, puppetry and magic. The Karen Flamenco Dance Company will perform traditional flamenco group dances, accompanied by live flamenco guitar and singer.
Runs Until: Saturday February 29, 2020

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

Where: Various Locations
What: When it launched in 2011, The Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival was the first city-wide festival of its kind in the world. This January it returns for its 10th year, bigger and better than ever, with Vancouver’s best chocolatiers, pastry shops, bakeries, cafes, gelato and ice cream makers coming together to make the humble hot chocolate hotter than it has ever been before. In the damp and gloomy days of our Westcoast winter, you’ll find our motto to be true: “Hot Chocolate Makes You Happy!”
Runs Until: Saturday February 29, 2020

Forget Me Not

Where: Secret Location
What: Welcome to “The New Now”—a time when written language has been suppressed and forgotten and hand-drawn love letters have become a powerful act of defiance. Becoming a puppet chorus, the audience both witnesses and propels the story as it unfolds. An inspiring theatrical love letter for increasingly uncivilized times.
Runs Until: Sunday March 1, 2020

I Spy: Elizabeth Zvonar

Where: The Polygon Gallery
What: Elizabeth Zvonar is a Vancouver artist who works extensively with collage techniques and sculpture. Zvonar draws material from a broad spectrum of sources to produce savvy, sardonic, and often comical juxtapositions that critique socio-cultural norms. Her works—vivid, colourful, and alluring—are examinations of subliminal power dynamics and ideologies in visual culture.  Her exhibition, I Spy, features two new large-scale murals and recent photographic collages that allude to how we look at and make sense of photographs.
Runs Until: Sunday March 1, 2020

Ambassadors

Where: Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
What: Ambassadors, the first exhibition of its kind at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, celebrates the staff family and faces of the Cultural Centre while highlighting their strong sense of connection to their land, their cultures, and each other. Visitors to the exhibit will learn about our Ambassadors’ deeply-rooted connections to our immersive Cultural Centre, and the passion they share in belonging to Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Lil’wat7ul.
Runs Until: Sunday March 1, 2019

Arts Club Theatre Company presents CIPHER

Where: Granville Island Stage
What: After 63 years, the Beacon Hill Body remains a Vancouver Island cold-case murder. Forensic toxicologist Grace Godard thinks her scientific expertise is leading her close to an answer, closer than anyone has come before. But when she meets Aqeel Saleemi, a young man with a personal stake in the mystery, their efforts to crack the case have consequences neither of them imagined. This theatrically innovative and exhilarating world premiere will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Runs Until: Saturday March 7, 2020

Boone Dog Productions: Steel Magnolias

Where: The Nest
What: A classic tale of camaraderie, the all-female production follows six Southern belles and their steadfast friendships through marriage, illness, childbirth, and loss. Based on a true story, and written by Robert Harling in memory of his sister, the play opens on Shelby’s wedding day in small-town Louisiana in the big-haired, pastel-hued era of the 1980s. The characters come together — seeking solitude and haven — as they uncover their shared steely sense of inner strength.
Runs Until: Sunday March 8, 2020

Firehall Arts Centre presents: Talking Sex On Sundays

Where: Firehall Arts Centre
What: On the first Sunday of every month Margot and her friends always host a theme party. What happens when Margot decides to kick it up a notch by having a Sex Toy Party? In this New Musical by Sara-Jeanne Hosie and Nico Rhodes, we witness as these women share fears, reveal dirty secrets, explore new possibilities, and find the power of female friendship.
Runs Until: Sunday March 8, 2020

Vancouver Art gallery presents Cindy Sherman

Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
What: This major exhibition explores the development of Cindy Sherman’s work from the beginning of her career in the mid-1970s to the present day. Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading contemporary artists, Sherman (b. 1954) manipulates her own appearance by deploying material inspired by a range of cultural sources, including film, advertising, and fashion.
Runs Until: Sunday March 8, 2020

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Kim’s Convenience

Where: Various Locations
What: Mr. Kim, a Korean shopkeeper, grapples with both a changing neighbourhood landscape and the chasm between him and his second-generation offspring. This journey of a fractured but loving family forgiving the past and confronting the future is a new Canadian classic. Ins Choi’s hilarious and touching debut play inspired the hit TV show of the same name.
Runs Until: Sunday March 15, 2020

The Lind Prize 2020 Exhibition

Where: The Polygon Gallery
What: Established in 2016, the Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize is awarded annually to an emerging BC-based artist working in mediums of film, photography, or video. Artists are nominated for the prize by staff and faculty from established arts institutions, organizations, and post-secondary programs from across the province.
Runs Until: Sunday March 15, 2020

Community Olympic 10-Year Celebrations

Where: Various Locations
What: The City of Vancouver and Vancouver Park Board are hosting a series of community celebrations throughout February and March to mark the 10-year anniversary of the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. To celebrate, the City and Park Board are inviting sports fans, past volunteers, and future athletes to participate in events around the city. Mark your calendars for the 2010 Blue Jacket Volunteer Celebration, 2010 Winter Games Pin Exchange, “Wear Red” Family Day Skates, or join “Community Living Rooms” to take in highlights from 2010 and re-live that golden goal.
Runs Until: Saturday March 21, 2020

Investigation of Things 格物

Where: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
What: An ancient Chinese phrase to describe the study of the nature of the world, Investigation of Things focuses on how two different cultures observe, study, and understand individual items and objects, and how they fit into the world around us. Investigation of Things seeks to generate discussions through the differing perspectives highlighted by the ten artists featured in the exhibition, showcasing distinct cultural methodologies, and how these impact our view of the world. The show hopes to open cultural dialogues between Canada and China, through the evocative language of contemporary visual art.
Runs Until: Saturday March 21, 2020

Family Fun Nights

Where: Cypress Mountain
What: Pizza, S’mores, Fire Pits, Music and more! Bring the whole family up and hang out, every Friday night.
Runs Until: Friday March 27, 2020

MOA Presents Playing with Fire: Ceramics of the Extraordinary

Where: Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC
What: Showcasing a group of 11 highly celebrated BC-based artists, this premiere exhibition of ceramic works, expresses strong opinions on urgent social issues and offers subtle perspectives on the state of our contemporary world. In Playing with Fire, the artists defiantly challenge the notion that all things made of clay are required to be functional; in their works, clay is released from this constraint and elevated into extraordinary works of art. Visitors are invited to explore the many layers of understanding each of these provocative works embody, boldly demonstrating clay’s myriad discursive possibilities.
Runs Until: Sunday March 29, 2020

Night Skiing Begins!

Where: Cypress Mountain
What: Grab your skis and snowboards and get ready for some extra runs! Hours of operation have been extended until 10pm.
Runs Until: Tuesday March 31, 2020

CAG Presents The Artist’s Studio is Her Bedroom

Where: Contemporary Art Gallery
What: The Contemporary Art Gallery is pleased to presentThe Artist’s Studio is Her Bedroom, a group exhibition challenging our society’s profound assumptions about where and by what means “serious” artwork gets produced. Taking place across CAG’s B.C. Binning and Alvin Balkind Galleries, the exhibition shares the perspectives of ten Canada-based artists whose practices are attentive to these assumptions, and to the very real temporal, spatial and monetary constraints that bind and shape their work. Their contributions to the show address a multitude of labours—whether physical, emotional, reproductive or otherwise—that are often inextricable from artistic production.
Runs Until: Sunday April 5, 2020

Xuuya Gaada White Raven by Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson

Bill Reid Gallery: Out of Concealment

Where: Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
What: Out of Concealment is a solo exhibition featuring the work of Haida artist, performer, activist, and lawyer Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson. Female Supernatural Beings of Haida Gwaii are re-imagined through photomontages, film, and sound to convey origin stories and oral traditions from the Haida Nation. Passed on from generation to generation, these are important narratives that illustrate the Haida laws, values, customs, rituals and relationships with earthly and metaphysical realms.
Runs Until: Sunday April 5, 2020

Ingrid Koenig – Navigating the Uncertainty Principle

CAG Presents Ingrid Koenig | Navigating the Uncertainty Principle

Where: Contemporary Art Gallery
What: Navigating the Uncertainty Principle is a major solo exhibition by Vancouver-based artist and educator Ingrid Koenig, presenting large scale drawings across the gallery façade and off-site at Yaletown-Roundhouse station.
Runs Until: Sunday April 5, 2020

What We Bring With Us

Where: Bill Reid Gallery
What: Seven emerging Indigenous artists will be creating works on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish people that are originally from outside this territory. In What We Bring With Us, the artists’ work speaks to their relationship to this land and kinship founded through displacement in works ranging from photography to performance.
Runs Until: Sunday April 12, 2020

Yellow Peril; The Celestial Elements

Where: SUM Gallery
What: SUM gallery is proud to announce our first exhibition of 2020! Love Intersections curates a visual art exhibit inspired by the Chinese Five Elemental forces, seized by the urgent tensions between Queer Chinese diasporic identities. Featuring artists Jen Sungshine, Kendell Yan, Kai Cheng Thom, Jay Cabalu, and David Ng.
Runs Until: Saturday April 18, 2020

Photo – Pardeep Singh, Vancouver Art Gallery

The Vancouver Art Gallery presents Rapture, Rhythm and the Tree of Life: Emily Carr and Her Female Contemporaries

Where: The Vancouver Art Gallery
What: Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Grant Arnold, Audain Curator of British Columbia Art, Rapture, Rhythm and the Tree of Life – Emily Carr and Her Female Contemporaries is on view from December 7, 2019 to June 28, 2020. Drawn primarily from the Gallery’s permanent collection, this exhibition presents an expanded view of the diverse creative practices of women in this region during the first four decades of the twentieth century. Presented in conjunction with Carr’s paintings of forest interiors are works by Indigenous creators such as Amy Cooper (Th’ewá:li), Mary Little (Nuu-chah-nulth), and Placida Wallace (Líl̓wat Nation).
Runs Until: Sunday June 28, 2020

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