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62 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, February 8

Wanting for anything to do on Saturday? The Straight’s got you protected. Here are 62 occasions taking place in or about Vancouver on Saturday, February 8.



Vancouver rockers the Black Halos play the next of two evenings at the Rickshaw Theatre, with friends Bishops Green and Chain Whip.

Local indie-folk band Here North There plays the Fox Cabaret, with friends Zach Kleisinger and Abraham. 

Local rockers Rock N’ Roll Circus play the Railway Stage and Beer Cafe, with friends La Chinga and Jody Peck.

Jazz group the BC Double Quartet, that includes guitarist Monthly bill Coon, plays White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios.

Toronto alt-rock trio Bedouin Soundclash plays the Imperial Vancouver.

Doug Andrew of the Circus In Flames joins fellow songwriters Graham Brown and “2020” at LanaLou’s for Yet another Intimate Nite.

Beautifully Petty and Gold Dust Gypsy complete tributes to Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks at the Rio Theatre.


Positive aspects

Mashregh and MusicGives existing a reward live performance at North Van’s Presentation Property Theatre, with all proceeds in direction of placing up scholarships in Canadian universities in honour of victims of flight 752.

Kyprios spins the tunes at a roller-skating get together at North Van’s Pipe Shop, with proceeds to the Backpack Buddies college lunch application.


KIDS’ Stuff

Winter Wander 2020 at Vanier Park features admission to the Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Area Centre, Vancouver Maritime Museum, Town of Vancouver Archives, and Vancouver Academy of Songs, moreover things to do from Bard on the Seashore.


Sports activities

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The Vancouver Canucks get on the Calgary Flames in Countrywide Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.

The Vancouver Giants get on the Prince George Cougars in Western Hockey League action at Langley Occasions Centre.



Vancouver TheatreSports features two groups of gamers pitted from every single other in competitive improv matches at Granville Island’s Improv Centre.

Vancouver TheatreSports presents The Late Present, uncensored improv-comedy for grownups, at the Improv Centre on Granville Island.

Soda Fountain is a comedy demonstrate hosted by Graeme Achurch and Nathan Hare at Small Mountain Gallery that options improv, standup, and sketch.



The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue, a Victoria-based mostly burlesque troupe, performs at the Surrey Arts Centre.

The PuSh Global Carrying out Arts Festival features 27 will work from 24 providers–like 6 environment premieres by area artists–at different Vancouver venues until eventually February 9.

Sign up for Valentina Acevedo Montilla for a tour in Spanish of the present exhibitions at Modern day Artwork Gallery.

Ignore Me Not is a new Ronnie Burkett output at a mystery site that lets every single viewers member maintain a 1-of-a-form Burkett hand puppet and become section of a puppet chorus that propels the tale as it unfolds.




The Dance Centre and Press Global Carrying out Arts Festival existing Montreal-based mostly dance artist Dana Michel in Cutlass Spring at the Scotiabank Dance Centre.



Opening working day of the 35th annual JCC Jewish Book Festival, which options writers from across Canada, the U.S., Israel and South Africa at the Jewish Neighborhood Centre.



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Backbone Theatre Collective presents its last overall performance of Spine, Clara Brennan’s fierce and well timed 1-woman play, that includes Kate Besworth.

Functionality at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage of Noises Off, a farce about the egos and insecurities of a next-tier acting troupe putting on a demonstrate.

Functionality at the Theatre at Hendry Hall of Becky’s New Car, a comedy by Stephen Dietz, directed by Peter Zednik.

Electrical Enterprise Theatre presents a overall performance at the Vancouver Playhouse of Anywhere But Here, Carmen Aguirre’s blend of dim comedy and magical realism, with audio and raps by Shad.

Last overall performance at BlueShore Economic Centre for the Carrying out Arts of 7 Tales, playwright Morris Panych’s set on the ledge of a 7-tale setting up in which a person is thinking about suicide. 

Functionality at Burnaby’s Michael J. Fox Theatre of Shrek the Musical, about a hulking environmentally friendly ogre who, mocked and feared his total life, retreats to an unattractive swamp.

Last overall performance at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts of God’s Lake, documentary theatre about the energy of the people in the distant fly-in reserve of God’s Lake Narrows, Manitoba.

Functionality at the Historic Theatre’s Vancity Lifestyle Lab of Grotesque Playground Accidents, a quirky tale about the psychological and actual physical tolls of family members and love.

Functionality at Richmond’s Gateway Theatre of Straight White Guys, Young Jean Lee’s satirical comedy about three brothers who return property for the vacations.

The Sisters of Perpetual Stitching return in Tom Smith’s Ingesting Routines two: Caught in the Act at Queen’s Park’s Bernie Legge Theatre.

Functionality at the Granville Island Stage of Cipher, a play about a forensic toxicologist trying to clear up a Vancouver Island chilly-circumstance murder.

Functionality by TES Youth Theatre of the sci-fi pulp musical Small Shop of Horrors at the Pink Gate Revue Stage.



Rapture, Rhythm and the Tree of Daily life: Emily Carr and Her Female Contemporaries at the Vancouver Artwork Gallery is drawn mainly from the gallery’s long lasting assortment.

Transits and Returns at the Vancouver Artwork Gallery explores the dynamic involving location and motion in the do the job of twenty-1 Indigenous artists from about the Pacific.

Cindy Sherman at the Vancouver Artwork Gallery explores the advancement of Sherman’s do the job from the starting of her job in the mid-1970s to the existing working day, with options from every single of her big series, like new and seldom witnessed will work.

The Sodomite, Invasion Experimentation, Politics and Sexuality in the do the job of Jimmy DeSana and Marlon T. Riggs runs until eventually April twenty five at North Van’s Griffin Artwork Assignments.




Acts of Resistance at the Museum of Vancouver showcases the artwork of 7 indigenous artist activists from the Pacific Northwest, whose designs flew from the Iron Employees Memorial bridge on July three, 2018.

Taking part in with Hearth: Ceramics of the Extraordinary at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC showcases ceramic will work by eleven B.C.-based mostly artists expressing strong opinions on urgent social issues.

Haida Now: A Visual Feast of Innovation and Tradition at the Museum of Vancouver is guest-curated by Kwiaahwah Jones and options a lot more than 450 will work by carvers, weavers, photographers, and printmakers, gathered as early as the eighteen nineties.

Ship’s Enterprise: The Royal Canadian Navy at Operate & Play at the Vancouver Maritime Museum options images by Kathryn Mussallem celebrating the assorted humanity of Canadian naval forces. 

In a Diverse Light-weight: Reflecting on Northwest Coastline Art at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC options a lot more than one hundred ten historic Indigenous artworks and explores what we can discover from
these will work and how they relate to Indigenous peoples’ relationships to their lands.



West Vancouver’s Cypress Mountain features skiing and snowboarding lessons, snowtubing park, cross-region ski trails, downhill snowboarding and snowboarding trails, and snowshoeing excursions.

North Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain features a Skyride to the peak with sights of the metropolis and the Pacific Ocean, moreover ziplines, snowboarding and snowboarding, a sliding zone, snowshoeing, and a skating pond.

Granville Island in Untrue Creek options a public current market, artisan gift shops, studios, galleries, microbrewery excursions, and is property to the Arts Club Theatre and Vancouver TheatreSports.

Hastings Racecourse features indoor and out of doors viewing of dwell thoroughbreed racing, simulcast betting, dining places and lounges, and a gaming ground with around 600 slot devices. 

Parq Vancouver is a 24-hour casino with 600 slot devices and seventy five table game titles, 8 dining places and lounges, and the sixth-ground out of doors Parq.

Science World features hundreds of interactive reveals in five long lasting galleries, dwell science demonstrations and workshops, and giant movies in the Omnimax Theatre.

At the Bloedel Conservatory you can get in a lot more than 200 cost-free-traveling exotic birds and five hundred exotic crops and flowers.

The B.C. Sports activities Hall of Fame and Museum features long lasting galleries devoted to Terry Fox and Rick Hansen, a rock-climbing wall, a digital sports simulator, and record galleries.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is an authentic illustration of an age-outdated yard tradition that attained its peak in the Ming Dynasty.

North Vancouver’s Mount Seymour features snowboarding and snowboarding, lessons, chairlifts, terrain parks, tubing and tobogganing, and snowshoe trails.

The Vancouver Aquarium features almost 800 animal species in galleries ranging from Canada’s Arctic to the Amazon rainforest.

The Deeley Motorbike Exhibition features a lot more than 250 privately-owned bikes from about the environment.

Stanley Park features 400 hectares of trails, with scenic walking and biking alongside the 8.8-kilometre seawall and totem park that includes 8 poles by First Nations artists.

Acquire a ride in an exterior glass elevator and get a 360° look at of Metro Vancouver and the North Shore mountains at Vancouver Lookout.

Nitobe Memorial Garden is a standard Japanese yard found at the College of British Columbia with waterfalls, stone lanterns, audio guides and excursions, and a ceremonial teahouse.

West Vancouver’s Lighthouse Park features 10 kilometres of climbing trails, picnic areas, guided walks, and the historic 1912 Point Atkinson Lighthouse with viewpoint.

Richmond’s Steveston Village is an historic fishing village that is property to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Web-site, the Britannia Shipyards Countrywide Historic Web-site, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Steveston Museum, the Steveston Tram, and London Heritage Farm.



Screening at the Cinematheque of Burning, director Lee Chang-dong’s extraordinary thriller set from financial inequality and social disparity in South Korea.

Screenings at Vancity Theatre of five 2020 Oscar-nominated documentary shorts, like movies from the South Korea, the U.K., and the U.S.

Afternoon screening at the Rio Theatre of Louie Schwartzberg’s 2019 time-lapse documentary Superb Fungi.


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