What: Juno World Music award winner Quique Escamilla offers us his unique talents in a solo show, full of energy and variety, fusing traditional Mexican styles of music with modern sounds of rock, reggae, ska, pop, jazz, cumbia, and bolero.
What: Align Entertainment presents a large-scale musical adaptation of the popular fairy tale, Disney’s The Little Mermaid. The show will feature grand costumes, sets, and a full orchestra that will play popular soundtracks from the Disney film
Where: Michael J. Fox Theatre – 7373 Macpherson Ave, Burnaby
When: From Friday February 3 to Saturday February 18; Thursdays to Saturdays at 8 pm, and matinees at 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays
What: Nikki Glaser is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after young comedians and actors in the comedy world, starring in her own Comedy Central series Not Safe w/ Nikki Glaser, and touring the US and Canada as a headliner.
Where: The Comedy MIX – 1015 Burrard St, Vancouver
When: Friday, February 3, and Saturday, February 4, shows at 8 and 10:30 pm, doors open an hour before showtime.
What: The Taboo Show offers an upscale adult playground dedicated to enhancing lifestyles, encouraging romance, personal betterment and all things taboo. Enjoy provocative, educational seminars, shopping, fashion shows and live demos.
Where: The Vancouver Convention Centre East, Hall B and C – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
When: From Friday, February 3 to Sunday, February 5, from 5 pm to midnight on Friday, noon to midnight on Saturday, and noon to 6 pm on Sunday
Tickets: On the door, $20, or in advance online, $15
What: Retreat into the comforting world of nostalgia at the Flashback Film Fest, which is screening 17 retro movies that will have you harking back to a simpler time, including Groundhog Day, Jurassic Park, and of course, Princess Bride.
Where: The Park Theatre – 3440 Cambie St, Vancouver
When: From Friday, February 3 to Thursday, February 9, showtimes vary
Tickets: Online, $7.99 for individual movies, buy five or more for $6.99 each, or get a full festival pass to all 17 films for $69.99
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.