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5 things to do in Vancouver today: Friday, February 3

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Daniel Chai Feb 02, 2017 12:00 pm 1,328

Congratulations everyone, we made it to Friday! To get you pumped for the weekend, here are five things to do in Vancouver today, from a retro film festival to an undersea musical.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Quique Escamilla

  • 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.
  • Where: Guilt and Co. – 1 Alexander St, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, February 3, doors at 7 pm
  • Tickets: On BrownPaperTickets, $12

Disney’s The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

Image: Nathalie De los Santos

  • 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
  • Tickets: Online, $27-39

Nikki Glaser

  • 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.
  • Tickets: Online, $28

Taboo Naughty But Nice Sex Show

  • 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

Flashback Film Fest

  • 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

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

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