What: Vancouver’s Matthew Good is taking his latest album on the road, and he’s coming home for two shows. With the release Matthew Good’s EP titled I Miss New Wave: Beautiful Midnight he will embark on a 28 date Canadian tour, in which he will perform Beautiful Midnight in its entirety.
What: Granville Island’s Winterruption Festival returns with lots of free events in the mix this year, including a look behind the scenes of theatre magic, a groove-heavy performance from the Robin Layne Band, and a winter-themed art exhibit.
Where: Multiple locations on Granville Island, Vancouver
When: From Friday, February 17 to Sunday, February 19, various times
What: A series of lectures open to the general public on a huge range of topics presented by TRIUMF, UBC, and SFU. February talks will address the search for other planets, and the quest for the Higgs Boson, among other scientific matters.
Where: TRIUMF Auditorium at UBC – 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver
What: A guided 10 km, 5 km or 2 km run or walk through Stanley Park, with proceeds going to BC and Alberta Guide Dogs. This year, participants will also be able to experience walking with a guide dog, and will be lead around while blindfolded by a dog-in-training, for a small donation. After the run, there will be a social event with pancakes, prizes, and tunes. Those without dogs are also welcome to participate in the event as well.
Where: Brockton Pavilion – 1151 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
What: Vancouver Pride Society’s winter fundraiser is open to all members of the LGBTQ2+ community and allies. Dress in your most colourful, most sparkly unicorn costumes and outfits to dance the night away, plus enjoy the Love Bus ball pit. Funds raised from this event will go towards making VPS more accessible to all members of the LGBTQ2+ community.
Where: The Imperial – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
When: February 18 at 9 pm
Tickets: $20 available at Little Sisters Bookstore, Our Community Bikes, High Life Records, Vancouver Pride Society and online.
What: The Vancouver Canucks will unveil a statue of Pat Quinn outside Rogers Arena on the North Plaza before their game against the Calgary Flames. The statue also includes “Pat’s Bench” for fans to sit and have their photos taken.
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver. The North Plaza is near the corner of Expo Boulevard and Pat Quinn Way.
What: Carmen is filled with some of the most memorable melodies in opera and is one of the most frequently staged operas in the world. Carmen comes to life with Burnaby Lyric Opera’s production team and the best of BC’s operatic talent.
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts– 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
When: February 18, 23 and 25 at 8 pm, February 20 and 22 at 2 pm
What: Live competitive painting night that showcases local artists and connects Vancouver to towns and cities around the world. Painters create the best work they can in 20 minutes. As they work, patrons move around the easels, closely watching the creative process.
Where: Red Room Ultra Bar – 398 Richards St