10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, February 11

Feb 9 2017, 11:06 pm

Welcome to the weekend, everyone! Get out and explore Vancouver with these 10 events happening around the city, including beer tastings and a knitting class.

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

Raise a glass at BC Brewery Open House

big rock brewhouse

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  • What: Stop by Big Rock Urban for free beer samples, free food, free brewery tours, and live music to complete the atmosphere. Meet the brewing team behind Big Rock including Head Brewmaster Paul Gautreau and BC Brewmaster Jody Hammell.
  • Where: Big Rock Urban (310 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver)
  • When: February 11 from 12 pm to 5 pm
  • Cost: Free

Explore the skies with Sea to Sky Gondola

Sea to Sky Gondola

Image: Sea to Sky Gondola

  • What: Sea to Sky Gondola is offering half-price tickets for Family Day weekend. There will be live music, face-painting, an old fashioned Canadian Sugar Shack, and an outdoor bonfire complete with s’mores.
  • Where: Sea to Sky Gondola, 36800 BC-99, Squamish
  • When: February 11 to 13
  • Tickets: Online

Go on an adventure with Instant Theatre’s Dungeon & Dragons drop-in

  • What: Are your friends always making jokes about goblins that you don’t get? Ever wonder what the difference between a troll and a knoll is? Come flex those improv skills and join Instant Theatre in the fantasy world known as Dungeons & Dragons. If you have never played a role-playing game before then this is the perfect place to start.
  • Where: Instant Theatre – 529 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: February 11 from 6 pm to 8 pm
  • Cost: Free

Get up close with JP Maurice at Blue Light Sessions

  • What: After touring Canada, Europe, and then taking home 2nd place in the PEAK Performance Project radio contest in 2015, a loss in the family turned Maurice mostly inwards, where he focused on channeling his emotions into his art. Investing in his own studio allowed for late night collaborations, producing other artists, and creating endless song ideas. The result is the “Girls” EP, which sweeps from cinematic pop-noir info slinky neo-soul, all tied together with Maurice’s powerfully emotive vocals.
  • Where: Blue Light Studio – 1839 Franklin Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 11 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online , $20

Take in some web series with Vanchan

  • What: Audience members watch 10 Vancouver shot web series and choose five to return next month at the next VanChan screening with a follow-up or sequel to their winning web short.
  • Where: Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 11 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: At the door, $10

Get Musical with Ragtime

  • What: At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, Ragtime weaves together three distinctly American tales. Presented by Fighting Chance Productions.
  • Where: Orpheum Annex – 823 Seymour St, Vancouver
  • When: February 7 to 10 at 8 pm, February 11 at 2 pm and 8 pm.
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$30

Travel to The Other Shore

The Other Shore

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  • What: Gateway Theatre’s Professional Development Program 2016/17 participants present a staged reading of Gao Xingjian’s controversial play, The Other Shore. Training under the direction of Taipei artist, Jocelyn Chang, these Canadian-Asian established and emerging professional actors have been exploring the physicality of this play, while working in the Mandarin language. Reading will be presented in Mandarin.
  • Where: Gateway Theatre – 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
  • When: February 11 at 8 pm
  • Cost: Free

Fall in love on the dance floor with Harbour Dance Valentine’s Show and Party

  • What: Learn a Romantic Waltz with Kathy Bradley, enjoy live performances with Onyxx and Endangered, and dance with Harbour Dance’s DJ’s until midnight.
  • Where: Harbour Dance Centre – 927 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 11 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: At Harbour Dance Centre; $15 for waltz lesson, $15 for show or $25 for both

Give a darn at Knit2gether

  • What: All ages, genders, languages, and skill levels are welcome to learn how to knit. Needles and yarn are provided, and there is always an experienced knitter available to help. Plus share your projects-in-progress or show off your completed pieces.
  • Where: Burnaby Public Library’s Tommy Douglas Branch – 7311 Kingsway, Burnaby
  • When: February 11 at 11 am
  • Cost: Free

Go retro at 80s Night Valentine’s Prom Part at Fox Cabaret

  • What: Come experience the ultimate high school style Valentine’s dance, but with less teachers and more drinks. Featuring resident Saturday night DJs Trevor Risk and Christa Belle, a makeout room, and the chance to be crowned Prom King and Queen.
  • Where: Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 11 at 10:30 pm
  • Tickets:Online, $5-$15
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