Welcome to Wednesday, the time of the week when we’re closer to the weekend than the start. To celebrate, here are seven things to do around Vancouver today, from a Syrian family fundraiser to sketch comedy.
What: The Dinner Party and Big Love Ball are teaming up to hold this free Valentine’s Day event for singletons, all about flirtation, fun and the potential for love. Dress code – wear pink. And prepare yourself to “practice connection.”
Where: Zend Conscious Lounge – 1130 Mainland St, Vancouver
When: February 15, from 7 to 10 pm
Admission: Free, but to gain entry you must bring two members of the opposite sex that you are not romantically involved with. And wear pink.
What: Enjoy a night of music with the Maple Leaf Singers to help raise funds to sponsor a Syrian refugee family. Following a brief introduction to the family, Burnaby’s 50 member show-chorus will give a dynamic performance featuring a variety of songs complemented by choreography.
What: Vancouver Film School Writing Class 53 Presents Two Nights of Live Sketch Comedy! Featuring 13 writers and seven sketch comedians. Directed by Jackie Blackmore and produced by Shelley Stein-Wotten.
Where: VFS Cafe – 390 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
What: TILT Curiosity Labs, Graphic Designers of Canada, and CAPIC Vancouver present data artist Jer Thorp talking about his work with The Office For Creative Research designed to create real, functioning data publics. From data performances at the Museum of Modern art to data sculpture in the world’s busiest public place, these projects seek to change the way that the public interacts with and understands information.
Where: HCMA Architecture + Design – 400-675 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
What: Heather O’Neill, author of Lullabies for Little Criminals and The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, is a renowned Canadian novelist, poet and short-story writer. She has won Canada Reads and was shortlisted for a Governor General’s Award, the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction. Presented by Vancouver Writers Fest
Where: Performance Works – 1218 Cartwright Street, Vancouver