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8 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, February 6

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Daniel Chai Feb 05, 2017 2:18 pm 1,772

Another chilly day in Vancouver, so let’s start the week off right with some hot events. Here are seven things to do in Vancouver this Monday, from French films to spoken word.

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UBC Campus-Wide Snowball Fight 2017

  • What: Thousands of UBC students, faculty, staff, and members of the public will take part in a massive snowball fight on the Main Mall of the campus. The last time this happened was in 2014.
  • Where: Main Mall from University Boulevard to Agricultural Road at the University of British Columbia (between the Sauder and Chemistry buildings)
  • When: Monday, February 5, 2017. Official countdown and start at 12:10 pm (Arrive at 11:55 am). Snowball fight ends at 12:30 pm. Do not throw at snowballs until the countdown ends.
  • Cost: Free!

Rendez-Vous French Film Festival

  • What: The 23rd annual Rendez-Vous French Film Festival screens over 40 films from Quebec and France. Talk-backs, galas and a short film program are also featured.
  • Where: Coquitlam Evergreen Cultural Centre – 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam; Jules Verne Auditorium – 5445 Baillie, Vancouver; Alliance Française De Vancouver – 6161 Cambie Street, Vancouver; SFU Woodwards – 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 2 to 12 at various times
  • Tickets: Online, $7.50 students, $10 adults, $16 Double Bill

Vancouver Poetry Slam featuring Dana I.D Matthews

  • What: Haitian born poet and MC Dana I.D Matthews has performed spoken word poetry across Canada. Dana was part of London’s Poetry Slam team at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in 2010, and became its team captain the next year. He was a Vancouver Poetry Slam team finalist in 2012, an independent finalist at Canadian Individual Poetry Slam in 2013, and is a Kwantlen Polytechnic Universty Grand Slam Champion.
  • Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: February 6 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: At the door, $8

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

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  • What: Taking place from January 17 to February 14, 2017, the Hot Chocolate Festival once again makes for a delectable countdown to the sweetest day of the year, Valentine’s Day, when a lot of us are definitely thinking about chocolate. The month-long event finds cafes, sweet shops, and restaurants around Vancouver serving up special cocoa-y creations.
  • Where: Participating locations. See full list here. 
  • When: Until February 14

The Image Before Us: A History of Film in British Columbia – Take 3: Mount Pleasant

  • What: The gentrification of Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood is the backdrop for writer-director Ross Weber’s thoughtful tale of three dysfunctional couples whose destinies intertwine after a six-year-old girl injures herself with an addict’s discarded needle she finds in her yard.
  • Where: The Cinematheque – 1131 Howe Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 6 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $9-$11

Blue Mondays in The Projection Room

  • What: Blue Mondays is an intimate dance party featuring a wide variety of genres spanning the decadent decade of the 1980’s.
  • Where: The Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Every Monday at 9 pm
  • Tickets: No cover, 19+

Foreign Radical – Theatre Conspiracy

Image: Theatre Conspiracy

  • What: Up to 30 willing participants will engage in a game of secrets in Foreign Radical’s unique mix of multimedia elements and varying outcomes. It’s a game of security, profiling, freedom of expression and privacy – all wrapped up in the overarching theme of cybersurveillance.
  • Where: Studio 1398 – 1398 Cartwright Street, Granville Island
  • When: February 6 at 7 pm. February 7 to 10 at 7 pm and 9 pm, February 11 at 2 pm, 7 pm and 9 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $14-$30

Canadian Improv Games: Lower Mainland Tournament

  • What: The top 25 teams in the Lower mainland will compete in the 40th anniversary season of the Canadian Improv Games. Each team will perform improvised scenes from audience suggestions within the CIG 5 event format. The top two teams will be invited to the National Tournament in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre.
  • Where: Waterfront Theatre – 1412 Cartwright Street, Granville Island
  • When: February 6 to 10 at 7:30 pm, February 11 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $8-$12

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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