February is the time of year where winter blurs into the early signs of spring, the time of year where your leave the house wearing a scarf only to use it to mop sweat from your brow a few hours later. But if you ask us, one of the best way to escape the ridiculous weather is to go see an arts show.
From a musical for feline lovers to a percussion-charged fundraiser, via a beloved family friendly musical about a flying car, these are the 6 hottest arts shows in Vancouver this February.
Cats The Musical
Fighting Chance Productions presents Cats the Musical, one of the longest running Broadway shows in history. Starring local musical theatre talent donning full feline costume and makeup, this dramatic and dance heavy piece is sure to be a delight.
When: February 19 to March 12
Where: Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery Street, Vancouver
More Info: Fighting Chance Productions
YAMATO, the Drummers of Japan
Known as the ‘U2 of Taiko Drumming’, YAMATO, the Drummers of Japan takes the Queen Elizabeth theatre this February by storm with their exciting percussion spectacle.
When: Saturday, February 6
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 600 Block, Hamilton Street, Vancouver
More Info: Yamato
Sal Ferreras and Drum Heat
Sal Ferreras and Drum Heat is an evening of exciting and innovation percussion to fundraise for Arts Umbrella’s Surrey location to help Surrey children access arts programming.
When: February 12
Where: Main Stage at the Surrey Arts Centre, 13750-88 Avenue, Surrey
More Info: Tickets Tonight
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
This family-friendly musical is based on the jaunty 1968 film of the same name about a magical car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Align Entertainment presents the adventure filled Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Michael J. Fox Theatre from February 5.
When: February 5 to 20
Where: Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 MacPhearson Avenue, Burnaby
More Info: Align Entertainment
Sidekicks @ The China Cloud
As a part of JFL Northwest, Sidekicks is taking on the China Cloud Theatre this February. Sidekicks (a sister show to The Hero Show) is a show where Vancouver ‘comedy heroes’ pair up in duos and present comedic sketches.
When: February 22
Where: The China Cloud, 524 Main Street, Vancouver
More Info: Sidekicks
Discover Dance: Modus Operandi
As a part of their ‘Discover Dance’ series, Scotiabank Dance Centre presents a show by Modus Operandi, a local dance training program established in 2007. Energetic and skilled, Modus Operandi is a versatile group of young, talented dancers and is sure to inspire once they take the stage.
When: February 18
Where: Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver
More Info: Tickets Tonight