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On the lookout for one thing to do on Saturday? The Straight’s bought you covered. Here are 62 situations 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 visitors Bishops Environmentally friendly and Chain Whip.

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

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

Jazz group the BC Double Quartet, that includes guitarist 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 A different Personal Nite.

Correctly Petty and Gold Dust Gypsy accomplish tributes to Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks at the Rio Theatre.



Mashregh and MusicGives present a gain live performance at North Van’s Presentation House Theatre, with all proceeds to setting up scholarships in Canadian universities in honour of victims of flight 752.

Kyprios spins the tunes at a roller-skating celebration at North Van’s Pipe Store, with proceeds to the Backpack Buddies school lunch system.


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Winter Wander 2020 at Vanier Park contains admission to the Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver Maritime Museum, Town of Vancouver Archives, and Vancouver Academy of New music, furthermore pursuits from Bard on the Seaside.



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The Vancouver Canucks get on the Calgary Flames in National Hockey League motion at Rogers Arena.

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



Vancouver TheatreSports features two groups of gamers pitted in opposition to just about every other in competitive improv matches at Granville Island’s Improv Centre.

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

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



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

The PuSh Global Doing Arts Festival features 27 functions from 24 firms–which include 6 entire world premieres by neighborhood artists–at a variety of Vancouver venues till February nine.

Join Valentina Acevedo Montilla for a tour in Spanish of the current exhibitions at Present-day Artwork Gallery.

Ignore Me Not is a new Ronnie Burkett creation at a magic formula location that allows just about every viewers member keep a just one-of-a-variety Burkett hand puppet and come to be component of a puppet chorus that propels the story as it unfolds.




The Dance Centre and Drive Global Doing Arts Pageant present Montreal-primarily based dance artist Dana Michel in Cutlass Spring at the Scotiabank Dance Centre.



Opening working day of the thirty fifth yearly JCC Jewish E book Pageant, which attributes writers from across Canada, the U.S., Israel and South Africa at the Jewish Community Centre.



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Backbone Theatre Collective presents its last efficiency of Backbone, Clara Brennan’s fierce and well timed just one-woman play, that includes Kate Besworth.

Effectiveness 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 display.

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

Electric Business Theatre presents a efficiency at the Vancouver Playhouse of Wherever But Here, Carmen Aguirre’s mix of darkish comedy and magical realism, with tunes and raps by Shad.

Last efficiency at BlueShore Financial Centre for the Doing Arts of seven Tales, playwright Morris Panych’s established on the ledge of a 7-story making in which a guy is contemplating suicide. 

Effectiveness at Burnaby’s Michael J. Fox Theatre of Shrek the Musical, about a hulking eco-friendly ogre who, mocked and feared his overall everyday living, retreats to an unpleasant swamp.

Last efficiency at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts of God’s Lake, documentary theatre about the power of the folks in the distant fly-in reserve of God’s Lake Narrows, Manitoba.

Effectiveness at the Historic Theatre’s Vancity Culture Lab of Grotesque Playground Injuries, a quirky story about the psychological and physical tolls of spouse and children and love.

Effectiveness at Richmond’s Gateway Theatre of Straight White Guys, Younger Jean Lee’s satirical comedy about three brothers who return house for the holidays.

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

Effectiveness at the Granville Island Stage of Cipher, a play about a forensic toxicologist seeking to solve a Vancouver Island cold-scenario murder.

Effectiveness by TES Youth Theatre of the sci-fi pulp musical Small Store of Horrors at the Crimson Gate Revue Stage.



Rapture, Rhythm and the Tree of Lifetime: Emily Carr and Her Feminine Contemporaries at the Vancouver Artwork Gallery is drawn principally from the gallery’s everlasting selection.

Transits and Returns at the Vancouver Artwork Gallery explores the dynamic in between spot and movement in the perform of 20-just one Indigenous artists from about the Pacific.

Cindy Sherman at the Vancouver Artwork Gallery explores the advancement of Sherman’s perform from the beginning of her occupation in the mid-seventies to the present working day, with alternatives from just about every of her major series, which include new and seldom found functions.

The Sodomite, Invasion Experimentation, Politics and Sexuality in the perform of Jimmy DeSana and Marlon T. Riggs runs till April twenty five at North Van’s Griffin Artwork Projects.




Acts of Resistance at the Museum of Vancouver showcases the artwork of 7 indigenous artist activists from the Pacific Northwest, whose styles flew from the Iron Employees Memorial bridge on July 3, 2018.

Enjoying with Hearth: Ceramics of the Extraordinary at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC showcases ceramic functions by 11 B.C.-primarily based artists expressing robust views on urgent social troubles.

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

Ship’s Business: The Royal Canadian Navy at Do the job & Play at the Vancouver Maritime Museum attributes photography by Kathryn Mussallem celebrating the diverse humanity of Canadian naval forces. 

In a Various Mild: Reflecting on Northwest Coastline Art at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC attributes a lot more than a hundred and ten historical Indigenous artworks and explores what we can find out from these functions and how they relate to Indigenous peoples’ associations to their lands.



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

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

Granville Island in Fake Creek attributes a general public market, artisan present outlets, studios, galleries, microbrewery tours, and is house to the Arts Club Theatre and Vancouver TheatreSports.

Hastings Racecourse features indoor and out of doors viewing of dwell thoroughbreed racing, simulcast betting, eating places and lounges, and a gaming flooring with in excess of 600 slot equipment. 

Parq Vancouver is a 24-hour casino with 600 slot equipment and 75 desk game titles, 8 eating places and lounges, and the sixth-flooring out of doors Parq.

Science World features hundreds of interactive displays in 5 everlasting galleries, dwell science demonstrations and workshops, and huge films in the Omnimax Theatre.

At the Bloedel Conservatory you can get in a lot more than 200 absolutely free-traveling unique birds and 500 unique plants and flowers.

The B.C. Athletics Hall of Fame and Museum features everlasting galleries devoted to Terry Fox and Rick Hansen, a rock-climbing wall, a virtual sports activities simulator, and record galleries.

Dr. Sunshine Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is an authentic representation of an age-aged backyard garden custom that attained its peak in the Ming Dynasty.

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

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

The Deeley Bike Exhibition features a lot more than 250 privately-owned bikes from about the entire world.

Stanley Park features four hundred hectares of trails, with scenic going for walks and biking alongside the 8.8-kilometre seawall and totem park that includes 8 poles by Initial Nations artists.

Choose a experience in an exterior glass elevator and get a 360° perspective of Metro Vancouver and the North Shore mountains at Vancouver Lookout.

Nitobe Memorial Garden is a regular Japanese backyard garden situated at the College of British Columbia with waterfalls, stone lanterns, audio guides and tours, and a ceremonial teahouse.

West Vancouver’s Lighthouse Park features 10 kilometres of hiking trails, picnic parts, guided walks, and the historical 1912 Position Atkinson Lighthouse with viewpoint.

Richmond’s Steveston Village is an historic fishing village which is house to the Gulf of Ga Cannery National Historic Site, the Britannia Shipyards National Historic 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 remarkable thriller established in opposition to financial inequality and social disparity in South Korea.

Screenings at Vancity Theatre of 5 2020 Oscar-nominated documentary shorts, which include 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 Great Fungi.


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