7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, February 14

Feb 11 2017, 9:18 pm

The most romantic day of the year has arrived, and Daily Hive Vancouver is your source for fun date ideas with that special someone, including dance parties and historical theatre.

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

Vintage Valentine’s at the Fox Cabaret

  • What: Experience an ultra-swanky evening of live performance, cocktails, and music inspired by vintage Hollywood glamour and Rat Pack era cool. Also featuring a dance party in the Projection Room, Space Age Bachelor Pad Music curated by Trevor Risk, and stand-up comedy.
  • Where: Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 14 at 9 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $15-$20

Burlesque Duos

  • What: Following last year’s sold out show, the highly-anticipated Burlesque Duos returns to the Rio’s stage on Tuesday, February 14. Featuring performances by April O’Peel & Diva Fandango, Melody Mangler & Voracious V, Vixen Von Flex & Ava Lure, and Jungle Kat & Ruthe Ordare. Hosted by Mister Mickel & Connie Cahoots.
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway
  • When: February 14 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $20-$25

Robson Square Skating Rink

Image: beccafeng/ Instagram

  • What: The Robson Square Ice Rink wraps up its season on February 14. Skating is free with your own skates, and rentals are available. The rink also features a concession stand with snacks and warm drinks.
  • Where: Robson Square – 800 Robson Square, Vancouver
  • When: The rink is open daily from 9 am to 9 pm Sunday to Thursday, and from 9 am to 11 pm Fridays and Saturdays, until February 14.
  • Cost: Free, skate rentals are extra

Valentine’s Day Decentralized Dance Party – Vancouver!

  • What: The world is in need of a little more love these days, and there is no better way to spread the good vibes than with good old fashioned a dance party. The #SaveLove Decentralized Dance Party (DDP) is planned for Vancouver on Valentine’s Day and will also launch simultaneously in Austin, San Francisco, and New York.
  • Where: Location will be announced the night before the party. Check online for updates.
  • When: February 14 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Free. Everyone is also strongly encouraged to bring out props, lights, fog machines and other party necessities in order to take everything to the next level.


Image: Firehall Arts Centre

  • What: Elle is the story of Marguerite de La Rocque de Roberval, a French noblewoman who set out in 1542 for Canada with her uncle, Jacques Cartier to colonize the new-found country. Adapted from Douglas Glover’s novel by Severn Thompson,  Elle reinvents the beginnings of this country’s national narrative.
  • Where: Firehall Arts Centre – 280 E. Cordova Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 8 to 18 at various times
  • Tickets: Online, $23-$28

Gastown Cabaret – Babes for Days

  • What: Three entertaining sets of belly dances, stunts, hilariousness, and more. Plus a Donut Eating Competition and a Lip Synch Battle
  • Where: Guilt & Co. – 1 Alexander Street
  • When: February 14 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: At the door, $10

Vancouver Improv Fight Club: Valentine’s Day Destruction

  • What: A special comedy event guaranteed to break hearts and funnybones. The stage will run red as two teams of Cupids battle for the audience’s affection! Plus there will be award-winning comedy, chocolate hearts, and a special presentation of TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs!
  • Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive
  • When: February 14 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: At the door, $7 or $5 for students
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