What: Stop by Big Rock Urban for free beer samples, free food, free brewery tours, and live music to complete the atmosphere. Meet the brewing team behind Big Rock including Head Brewmaster Paul Gautreau and BC Brewmaster Jody Hammell.
Where: Big Rock Urban (310 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver)
What: Sea to Sky Gondola is offering half-price tickets for Family Day weekend. There will be live music, face-painting, an old fashioned Canadian Sugar Shack, and an outdoor bonfire complete with s’mores.
What: Are your friends always making jokes about goblins that you don’t get? Ever wonder what the difference between a troll and a knoll is? Come flex those improv skills and join Instant Theatre in the fantasy world known as Dungeons & Dragons. If you have never played a role-playing game before then this is the perfect place to start.
Where: Instant Theatre – 529 East Broadway, Vancouver
What: After touring Canada, Europe, and then taking home 2nd place in the PEAK Performance Project radio contest in 2015, a loss in the family turned Maurice mostly inwards, where he focused on channeling his emotions into his art. Investing in his own studio allowed for late night collaborations, producing other artists, and creating endless song ideas. The result is the “Girls” EP, which sweeps from cinematic pop-noir info slinky neo-soul, all tied together with Maurice’s powerfully emotive vocals.
Where: Blue Light Studio – 1839 Franklin Street, Vancouver
What: At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, Ragtime weaves together three distinctly American tales. Presented by Fighting Chance Productions.
Where: Orpheum Annex – 823 Seymour St, Vancouver
When: February 7 to 10 at 8 pm, February 11 at 2 pm and 8 pm.
What: Gateway Theatre’s Professional Development Program 2016/17 participants present a staged reading of Gao Xingjian’s controversial play, The Other Shore. Training under the direction of Taipei artist, Jocelyn Chang, these Canadian-Asian established and emerging professional actors have been exploring the physicality of this play, while working in the Mandarin language. Reading will be presented in Mandarin.
What: All ages, genders, languages, and skill levels are welcome to learn how to knit. Needles and yarn are provided, and there is always an experienced knitter available to help. Plus share your projects-in-progress or show off your completed pieces.
Where: Burnaby Public Library’s Tommy Douglas Branch – 7311 Kingsway, Burnaby
What: Come experience the ultimate high school style Valentine’s dance, but with less teachers and more drinks. Featuring resident Saturday night DJs Trevor Risk and Christa Belle, a makeout room, and the chance to be crowned Prom King and Queen.