What: Welcome to Night Vale has grown to be one of the most popular podcasts on the Internet. Hosted by Cecil Palmer (played by Cecil Baldwin), the live show features guest stars, live musical guests, live music from Disparition, and Cecil himself performing unheard scripts that complement and enhance the constantly evolving narrative of the podcast.
Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts – 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver
What: Stacked Comedy is a weekly Monday night Stand Up Comedy showcase hosted by Karl Sullivan and features some of the best Comedians working in Vancouver as well touring headliners from across the US and Canada. Part of JFL Northwest.
Where: Yagger’s Kitsilano – 2884 West Broadway, Vancouver
What: The familiar tale of the enmity between Elizabeth I of England and Mary Queen of Scots is retold with ferocious iconoclasm and boundless wit by Scotland’s most popular and contemporary playwright. Presented by Vitalsparktheatre.
What: Mark Schiff has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with David Letterman; hehas had both HBO and Showtime specials, and was the featured act at the Montreal Comedy Festival. Schiff has written for and guest starred on Mad About You, appeared on Empty Nest and served as a writer on The Roseanne Show. Part of the Chutzpah! Festival.
Where: The Norman Rothstein Theatre – 950 West 41st Street, Vancouver
What: Free lessons in traditional Shaolin Kung Fu. Includes 30 minutes of warm-up, stretching and basics, followed by 45 minutes of strength training, kicks and punches, traditional excercises, and more. Hosted by Matthias of Immortal Dragon Vancouver.
Where: Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre – 7646 Prince Albert Street, Vancouver
What: Since 2006, San Diego’s Pierce The Veil has made millions of fans worldwide with their honest and hypnotic hard rock. They’re on tour to support their fourth full-length album, Misadventures, with guests Falling In Reverse and Crown the Empire.
Where: The Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
What: BC AdventureSmart is presenting the Survive Outside Program at Capilano University with the support of the OREC program. There will a panel discussion after the presentation with members from Lions Bay SAR, North Shore Rescue, AdventureSmart and a backcountry enthusiast who was rescued recently on the North Shore mountains.
Where: Capilano University – 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver
What: Learn the basics of architectural photography with instructor Doug Williams. Learn about window light portraits, using flash, various methods of creating abstracts, long exposures outdoors and review your work in the class and then practice some mroe.
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Annex Theatre – 650 Hamilton Street
When: February 21 and 28 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, March 14 and 21 Annex theatre. Classes start at 6 pm.
What: From acclaimed graphic novelist Dash Shaw (New School) comes a mixed-media animation film that is equal parts disaster cinema, high school comedy and blockbuster satire. Presented by The Rio Theatre and JFL Northwest, with voices by Jason Schwartzman, Reggie Watts, Maya Rudolph, Susan Sarandon and Lena Dunham.
Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
What: The creative life isn’t always an easy one. How do you maintain motivation and focus on your dreams while still dealing the realities of everyday life? Fall For Local, alongside a group of creatives, entrepreneurs, and small business owners, share stories of balancing their side hustles (or day jobs) with passion projects.
Where: The Aviary – 637 East 15th Street, Vancouver
What: An evening of radical debates and drinks hosted by Pippa Mackie and Kayvon Khoshkam. Left Wing Radicals finally argue for the Rational Right, as six key topics will be debated and defended. All proceeds to be donated to Syrian refugees.
Where: Emerald Supper Club – 555 Gore Street, Vancouver
What: What does it take to publish Room magazine (formerly Room of One’s Own), one of Canada’s oldest and most distinguished literary magazines, and the country’s oldest feminist magazine? Join a panel of Room’s editors and contributors for an illuminating and inspiring discussion about the forty-year history of Room and what’s next for this important publication. Presented in conjunction with Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival.
Where: Vancouver Public Library – Central Branch – 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
What: An intimate poetry reading from Kara-lee MacDonald (Eating Matters), Jane Byers (Acquired Community), Elizabeth Bachinsky (The Hottest Summer in Recorded History), and Leanne Dunic (To Love the Coming End, BookThug.)
Where: Notional Space – 1523 East Pender Street, Vancouver
What: Dianne Reeves has become known the world over as a living legend. Her breathtaking vocal technique, improvisational prowess, and unique blending of jazz and R&B have earned her five Grammy awards and a performance at the White House. For her Chan Centre debut, Dianne will be joined by the masterful talents of Peter Martin (piano), Romero Lubambo (guitar), Reginald Veal (bass), and Terreon Gully (drums).
Where: Chan Centre for Performing Arts – 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver
What: A community forum on immigration and racial discrimination. S.U.C.C.E.S.S., a multi-cultural service agency, has partnered with a number of anti-racism organizations to present a panel of experts talking about what these sentiments and events mean for BC, how local communities can heal from racism, and what immigrants have to offer to our province. It also contributes to Vancouver’s 101 Days of Action Against Discrimination, the city’s pledge to speak out against hate.
What: Named as “The sexiest Kpop singer” by Vogue Magazine, HyunA is one of K-pop’s biggest stars, attracting hundreds of millions of views on YouTube and more than four million followers on Instagram.
Where: Hard Rock Casino Vancouver (2080 United Blvd, Coquitlam)
What: The classic film starring Dustin Hoffman comes to life 50 years later on the Coast Capital Playhouse stage. Benjamin Braddock stumbles his way through post-college life and straight into the infamous Mrs. Robinson’s arms.
Where:Coast Capital Playhouse – 1532 Johnston Road, White Rock
What: Join the celebration at the Small Business BC Awards Ceremony where the amazing entrepreneurs of our province are recognized. Enjoy drinks, appetizers and networking with BC business owners, industry leaders and government officials, as the winners of the 14th Annual Small Business BC Awards are announced
Where: Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel – Canada Place, Vancouver
What: Odd Society’s cocktail lounge will be transformed into a Mediterranean tapas bar, where guests will receive an aperitif cocktail to start followed by a flight of vermouth. Plus a variety of delicious Italian and Spanish-style bites prepared by Chef Jesse McMillan of Campagnolo ROMA will be served.
Where: Odd Society Spirits – 1725 Powell Street, Vancouver
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What: An evening of guided snowshoeing under the moon. Join Take A Hike Youth At Risk Foundation on a winter adventure including delicious food, live music, silent auction and prizes, all in support of a great cause.
What: Rock for Dimes is a corporate battle of the bands held to benefit March of Dimes Canada’s programs and services for children and adults with disabilities. Amateur musicians compete in this friendly fundraiser for the title of their city’s best corporate band, plus showcase their talents in front of a roster of Canadian music industry professionals.
Where: Red Room Ultra Bar – 398 Richards Street, Vancouver
What: Join Dr. Vance Williams and members of the community as they discuss the changing face of public discourse. In an era where science and facts seem to be losing to emotion and rhetoric, how can scientists and science communicators best contribute to the public understanding of issues related to health, technology and the environment? This Café Scientifique will address the deficiencies in common approaches to scientific communication and discuss new ways forward.
Where: Boston Pizza – 1045 Columbia St., New Westminster
What: Go from toppling over the tallest tower in Jumbo Jenga to making the longest train in Ticket to Ride. Gordon Neighbourhood House has a wide range of games for you to check out, but feel free to bring your own as well. Free food and snacks will be served along with $3 beers.
Where: Gordon Neighbourhood House – 1019 Broughton Street, Vancouver
What: A multimedia night of art-making, socializing, and live performances. The theme of the evening is celebrating human bodies and movement through technology and science, presented as part of Surrey Art Gallery’s winter exhibitions on photography and video.
Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
What: Carmelahhh presents a new sketch comedy show that delves into the ridiculous and the beautifully optimistic. Lifetime of Damage celebrates love, friendship, self-empowerment, and all the other nasty stuff in-between that nobody likes to talk about.
Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th Avenue, Vancouver