Searching for something to do on Saturday? The Straight‘s got you covered. Here are 60 events taking place in or around Vancouver on Saturday, February 15.
Sixties-inspired garage-rockers the Eleven Twelves play LanaLou’s Restaurant, with visitors Massy Ferguson and Kele Fleming.Montreal-based electro-pop artist Geoffroy plays the Fox Cabaret.New York City brass-funk band Lucky Chops plays the Rickshaw Theatre.Electronic-music show Monster Uncaged: Origins at the PNE Online forum features headliners Seven Lions and
Joyryde.Guest curator Ivan Sayers provides a historical fashion program at Anvil Centre to highlight how women over the last century have actually dressed to keep warm or remain cool, however still remain elegant. FOOD & DRINK The Riley Park Winter season Farmer’s Market at Nat Bailey Stadium features produce from local farms, craft beverage producers
, artisanal food makers, and
food and coffee trucks.JFL NorthWest hosts an In Conversation session with comic, star, and director Bobcat Goldthwait at Vancity Theatre.JFL NorthWest hosts an In Conversation session with comic Margaret Cho
at Vancity Theatre.KIDS’THINGS Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast Meal at Surrey Arts Centre is a family-friendly Kwantlen First Nations fable featuring an ensemble cast of Native storytellers.Family Day Weekend at the Aquarium includes free admission for kids 12-and-under, unique displays, and access to over 60,000
marine creatures. The two-day Family Festival 2020 at Burnaby’s Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre features conventional Japanese toys and games, a magician, virtual-reality
games, and workshops.Performance at Waterfront Theatre of BEEP, a story about unexpected relationship, finding where you fit, and learning how to blend things up.JFL NorthWest features
standup comedy, podcasts, improv, movie and sketch performances at various Vancouver places till February 25. Performers tonight include Bobcat Goldthwait at the Rio Theatre, Middleditch & Schwartz at the Orpheum
Theare, Chris Redd at the Biltmore, and Margaret Cho( above)at the Vogue.Vancouver TheatreSports features 2 groups of players pitted against each other in competitive improv matches at Granville Island’s Improv Centre.Vancouver TheatreSports provides The Late Program, uncensored improv-comedy for grownups, at the Improv Centre on Granville Island.ARTS ETCETERA Forget Me Not is a brand-new Ronnie Burkett production at a secret area & that lets each audience member hold an one-of-a-kind Burkett hand puppet and end up being part of a puppet
chorus that propels the story as it unfolds.DANCE Arm Tribe combine components of modern dance, hip hop, and martial arts in Ghost, a physical score that echoes the subtle pulse of respiration, at the Historic Theatre.The Karen Flamenco Dance Company provides a one-hour production at the Improv Centre featuring live traditional flamenco music, dance, stories, puppetry, and magic.MUSIC Vancouver Opera provides Rossini’s comic work of art The Barber of Seville at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.Eight conductors lead the Vancouver Chamber Choir in a program of madrigals and motets, folksongs and spirituals, and prayers and partsongs at Vancouver Academy of
Music.A live orchestra and chorus carry out 2 of Handel’s masterworks at Hycroft Manor.Vancouver-based soprano Dorothea Hayley and Venezuelan pianist Manuel Laufer perform Night Stimulates at Pyatt Hall.Electric Business Theatre provides the final performance at the
Vancouver Play House of Anyplace However Here, Carmen Aguirre’s mix of dark comedy and magical realism, with music and raps by Shad.Performance at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Phase of Noises Off, a farce about the
egos and insecurities
of a second-tier acting troupe putting on a show.Final performance at the Theatre at Hendry Hall of Becky’s New Vehicle, a funny by Stephen Dietz, directed by Peter Zednik.Final efficiency at Burnaby’s Michael J. Fox Theatre of Shrek the Musical, about a hulking green troll who, mocked and feared his entire life, retreats to an ugly swamp.Final performance at the Historic Theatre’s Vancity Culture Laboratory of Gruesome
Play Ground Injuries, a wacky story about the mental and physical tolls of household and love.Final performance at Richmond’s Entrance Theatre of Straight White Guys, Young Jean Lee’s satirical funny about 3 siblings who return housefor the holidays.The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing return in Tom Smith’s Drinking Behaviors 2: Caught in the Act at Queen’s Park’s Bernie Legge Theatre.Performance at the Granville Island Stage of Cipher, a play about a forensictoxicologist trying to fix a Vancouver Island cold-case murder.Performance at the Firehall Arts Centre of Talking Sex on Sunday
, a brand-new musical comedy by Sara-Jeanne Hosie & Nico Rhodes in which women share fears and discover the power of friendship.Boone Pet Productions provides a performance of
Steel Magnolias, a tale of sociability that follows 6 Southernbelles and their unfaltering friendships.Transits and Returns at the Vancouver Art Gallery checks out the vibrant between place and motion in the work of twenty-one Indigenous artists from around the Pacific.Cindy Sherman at the Vancouver Art Gallery explores the advancement of Sherman’s work from the start of her career in the mid-1970s to today day, with choices from each of her major series, consisting of new and seldom seen works.The Sodomite, Invasion Experimentation, Politics and Sexuality in the work of Jimmy DeSana and Marlon T. Riggs
runs up until April 25 at North Van’s Griffin Art Projects.MUSEUMS Acts of Resistance at the Museum of Vancouver showcases the artwork of 7 native artist activists from the Pacific Northwest, whose designs flew from the Iron Workers Memorial bridge on July 3, 2018. Playing with Fire: Ceramics of the Extraordinary at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC showcases ceramic works by 11 B.C.-based artists expressing strong viewpoints on immediate social issues.Haida Now: A Visual Feast of Innovation and Tradition at the Museum of Vancouver is guest-curated by Kwiaahwah Jones and features more than 450
works by carvers, weavers, professional photographers, and printmakers, gathered asearly as the 1890s. Ship’s Business: The Royal Canadian Navy at Work & Play at the Vancouver Maritime Museum includes photography by Kathryn Mussallem celebrating the varied mankind of Canadian naval forces. In a Various Light: Assessing Northwest Coast Art at the Museum of
Anthropology at UBC features more than 110 historical Indigenous artworks and explores what we can gain from these works and how they connect to Native individuals ‘relationships to their lands.West Vancouver’s Cypress Mountain features skiing and snowboarding lessons, snowtubing park, cross-country ski trails, downhill skiing and snowboarding trails, and snowshoeing tours.North Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain features a Skyride to the peak with views
of the city and the Pacific Ocean, plus ziplines, snowboarding and snowboarding, a moving zone, snowshoeing, and a skating pond.Granville Island in False Creek features a public market, craftsmen present stores, studios, galleries, microbrewery tours, and is
house to the Arts Club Theatre and Vancouver TheatreSports.Hastings Racecourse features indoor and outdoor watching of live thoroughbreed racing, simulcast betting, restaurants and lounges, and a video gaming flooring with over 600 slot makers.
Parq Vancouver is a 24-hour casino with 600 slot devices and 75 table games, 8 restaurants and lounges, and the sixth-floor outside Parq.Science World features numerous interactive displays in five permanent galleries, live science demonstrations and workshops, and giant movies in the Omnimax Theatre.At the Bloedel Conservatory you can take in more than 200 free-flying unique birds and 500 unique plants and flowers.The B.C. Sports Hall of Popularity and Museum includes permanent galleries devoted to Terry Fox
and Rick Hansen, a rock-climbing wall, a virtual sports simulator, and history galleries.Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is a genuine representation of an olden garden custom that reached its peak in the Ming Dynasty.North Vancouver’s Mount Seymour includes skiing and snowboarding, lessons, chairlifts, terrain parks, tubing and tobogganing, and snowshoe trails.The Vancouver Fish tank includes almost 800 animal types in galleries ranging from Canada’s Arctic to the Amazon rainforest.The Deeley Bike Exhibit features more than 250 privately-owned bikes from around the world.Stanley Park includes 400 hectares of trails, with picturesque walking and cycling along the 8.8-kilometre seawall and totem park featuring eight poles by First Nations artists.Take a flight in an exterior glass elevator and get a 360 ° view of Metro Vancouver and the North Shore mountains at Vancouver Lookout.Nitobe Memorial Garden is a conventional Japanese garden situated
at the University of British Columbia with waterfalls, stone lanterns, audio guides and trips, and a ritualistic teahouse.West Vancouver’s Lighthouse Park features 10 kilometres of hiking trails, picnic locations, guided walks, and the historical 1912 Point Atkinson Lighthouse with viewpoint.Richmond’s Steveston Town is a historic fishing village that’s home to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Website, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Steveston Museum, the Steveston Tram, and London Heritage Farm.Screening at the Cinematheque of The Young Ladies of Rochefort, Agnès Varda’s 1967 musical about music-minded twins in a drowsy seaside town in southwestern
France. Late-night screening at the Rio Theatre of Oliver Stone’s unique 1994 serial-killer flick Natural Born Killers, starring Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis.For all the most recent Metro Vancouver occasion announcements and updates follow @VanHappenings.
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