24 things to do in Vancouver this weekend: February 4 and 5

Feb 3 2017, 1:40 am

Everybody’s working for the weekend, and that hard work paid off! Time to get out and have some fun – just bundle up and keep your snow shovel with you.

Here are a ton of things to do in Vancouver this weekend, Saturday, February 4, and Sunday, February 5, 2017.

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

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Go around the world at the BC Provincial Yoyo Championships

  • What: The BC Provincial Yoyo Championships is hitting Burnaby, giving professionals a chance to show off their looping and inviting newbies to join the fun. There will be demonstrations of different yoyo-ing toys, contests throughout the day for beginners, amateurs, and pros, plus a big trick throwdown.
  • Where: Marlborough Elementary School (Large Gym) – 6060 Marlborough Avenue, Burnaby
  • When: February 4 from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Tickets: Free to watch and learn, $10 on the door to enter contests, advance registration online required

Get a taste of BC’s best wines at Explore BC Wine Brunch

  • What: Hosted by Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, this stand-up mingler-style event lets guests taste wines from BC’s top wineries along with seafood-focused cuisine of Boulevard Executive Chef Alex Chen. This event includes a stand-up wine brunch mixer, with two wines from each of the seven participating wineries. The event takes place as part of the 2017 Dine Out Vancouver Festival.
  • Where: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar (at the Sutton Place Hotel) – 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 4 from 11 am to 1 pm
  • Tickets: $56.50, book online

Take in dirtsong part of PuSh Festival

  • What: One of PuSh Festivals’s most highly anticipated performances, dirtsong will see Australia’s Black Arm Band perform songs in 12 different languages, some of which are now extinct, with a select few episodes based on Aboriginal author Alexis Wright’s writings. This show, named for the eternal link between Indigenous people and the earth, marks its Canadian debut and promises to be a both impassioned and poignant experience.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 4 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: On Ticketfly, $25-$45

Take in some Peking Duk

  • What: Australian electronic music duo Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles first gained attention in 2012 with the release of their Passion bootleg remix. The pair has played numerous shows around Australia, Asia, and North America, and they will be hitting Vancouver this weekend.
  • Where: Celebrities – 1022 Davie Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 4 at 10 pm
  • Tickets: Online , $25

Take in some classical music with Le Mozart Noir

  • What: Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier Saint-Georges was one of the earliest musicians of the European classical tradition to have African ancestry. Known as “Le Mozart Noir,” this son of a slave overcame adversities of class, race, and prejudice to become a major musical star all over Europe. This programme includes several of his violin concertos, orchestral works by Mozart and one of Haydn’s Paris Symphonies.
  • Where: Vancouver Playhouse – 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 4 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $18-$67

Sequential Circus returns with live electronic music

  • What: Sequential Circus is an ongoing twice-yearly event series in Vancouver, featuring a full lineup of live-performance electronic music (live-pa) acts, with a focus on local talent and cutting-edge performance technologies.
  • Where: Open Studios – 252 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: February 4 at 10:30 pm
  • Tickets: At the door, $20

Watch the Canadian Women’s National Team take on Mexico

  • What: Canada’s Women’s National Team will play at home for the first time since winning the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics when they take on Mexico in an international friendly match.
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • When: February 4 at 3 pm
  • Tickets: Starting at $20 via Ticketmaster

See a gallery of Toy Babies

  • What: Doll-headed portraits will once again be filling the gallery for Andrea’s fifth solo show. “Toy Baby” marks a return to a theme Andrea drew upon for her first solo show at Hot Art Wet City, while building upon the subject by adding objects used in subsequent work.
  • Where: HOT ART Wet City – 2206 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 2 to 25
  • Cost: Free to attend

Shop local at the Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market

  • What: Find local produce, meat, seafood, artisan cheese, bread, herbs, baked goods, artisanal crafts, and more.
  • Where: Nat Bailey Stadium – 4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver
  • When: Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm

Head to Vanier Park for a day of fun

  • What: A day of music, science, history, and art. Explore the Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver Maritime Museum, Vancouver Academy of Music, and City of Vancouver Archives with the whole family. Plus enjoy performances from the Young Shakespeareans from Bard on the Beach, VAM students, Gamelan Bike Bike, and storytelling by VPL.
  • Where: Vanier Park – 1000 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 4 from 10 to 5 pm
  • Tickets: Available the day of at MOV, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre or Vancouver Maritime Museum. $5, children 5 and under free

Take in some One Hit Wonders with Mashed Poetics

  • What: Mashed Poetics is a spoken word and musical mash up. One Hit Wonders features a cover band performing classic songs, while poets recite new works inspired by the tunes.
  • Where: Seven Dining Lounge – 53 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: February 4 at 8:30 pm
  • Tickets: At the door, $10. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Watch the Canucks take on the Wild

  • What: Celebrate Henrik Sedin’s 1,000th career NHL point before the Canucks face off against the Minnesota Wild.
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: February 4 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Via Ticketmaster

Get an Introduction to Screenwriting

What: This information-packed day will give you the basic tools and information you need to build on and hone your screenwriting skills. The day is part exercise and part lecture, with topics including story structure, formatting, character introduction and development and dialogue.

  • Where: InFocus Film School – 306 Abbott Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 4 from 9 am to 5 pm
  • Register: Online, $149 – $199. Buy 3 get 1 Free deal for upcoming courses also available

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Watch one of the biggest games of the year

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  • What: Super Bowl LI (51) is happening on Sunday, and that means it’s time to cozy up in your favourite sports bars, old and new, to watch the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons battle for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
  • Where: Bars and restaurants across Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, February 5

Dance the night away at Coalescence

  • What: Coalescence is a weekly fusion social dance that happens every Sunday at Academie Duello. Music is a mix of blues and other genres. No partner or experience is necessary, and all dancers are welcome.
  • Where: Academie Duello – 412 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: Every Sunday at 7 pm
  • Tickets: At the door, $8-$20 sliding scale (first time free)

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Richmond Centre

  • What: Celebrate the Year of the Rooster at Richmond Centre. Marvel at lantern displays suspended from the ceilings, experience a traditional Lion Dance and eye-dotting ceremony, and visit with the God of Fortune who will be handing out Lucky Red pockets with a chocolate coin to shoppers.
  • Where: Richmond Centre – 6551 No. 3 Road, Richmond
  • When: February 5 at 2 pm
  • Cost: Free

Make custom mugs and teabags at the Modern Craft Workshop

  • What: Get creative designing and painting your new favourite mug for your morning coffeee or tea, along with heart-shaped tea bags to help celebrate the loveliest day of the year.
  • Where: Olympic Village, Vancouver
  • When: February 5 at 2 pm
  • Tickets: On Eventbrite, $40

Shop local at the Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market

  • What: Find a great selection of local produce, fish, meat, dairy, artisan prepared foods, baked goods, local crafts, and food trucks.
  • Where: Hastings Park Centregrounds – 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm

Eat your way around the city at Dine Out Vancouver

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  • What: It’s the last day of Dine Out Vancouver 2017. Check out the impressive list of events, dinners, tastings, and brunch crawls before it’s over.
  • Where: Participating venues across Vancouver
  • When: Friday, January 20 to Sunday, February 5
  • Cost: Tickets can be purchased here

Make greener decisions at Flashion

  • What: Flashion is a free youth-led community event focusing on fast fashion and its environmental impact. Explore sustainable alternatives and how to make greener decisions as consumers. Includes a clothing swap, an eco-fashion show with pieces designed by youth, and guest speakers from eco-fashion and eco-art design industries
  • Where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 5 at noon
  • Register: On Eventbrite, Free

Borrow a human book with PuSh Festival’s Human Library

  • What: Borrow a ‘human book’ from a curated collection of topics such as: recovering hoarder, battered woman and same-sex marriage warrior. The 20-minute one-on-one conversations take you on a personal journey with personal stories.
  • Where: Vancouver Public Library – 350 West Georgia Street
  • When: February 4 and 5, noon to 4 pm
  • Cost: Free

Hear the sounds of the east with Melody of China

  • What: Melody of China showcases many traditional instruments which are part of the marrow of Chinese cultural expression. This performance blends popular classics with lively pieces which are of precise regional origin. Partial proceeds from the event, as well as all proceeds from pre-event cocktail party and silent auction, will be donated to the Red Cross.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 5 at 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $18 – $168

Learn to make pastries at Choux Pastry Basics

  • What: Learn how to make Pâte a Choux, also known as choux pastry, with the experts at Tartine & Maple. Pipe your own pastries, fill and decorate them before taking them home. No experience required.
  • Where: Trout Lake Community Centre – 3350 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
  • When: February 5 at 2 pm
  • Register: Online, $57.14

Talk about sex at the Taboo Naughty But Nice Sex Show

  • What: The Taboo Show offers an upscale adult playground dedicated to enhancing lifestyles, encouraging romance, personal betterment and all things taboo. Enjoy provocative, educational seminars, shopping, fashion shows and live demos.
  • Where: The Vancouver Convention Centre East, Hall B and C – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • When: Now until Sunday, February 5, from 5 pm to midnight on Friday, noon to midnight on Saturday, and noon to 6 pm on Sunday
  • Tickets: At the door, $20, or in advance online, $15
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