7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, February 9

Feb 6 2017, 9:28 am

It’s Thursday, and we’re all in the mood to have some fun. Here are seven things to do in Vancouver today, from insightful speakers to beautiful dances.

Pecha Kucha Night

  • What: PechaKucha Night is a fun and informal event where people can meet, inspire and get inspired, based on a format that is fast-paced and fun.
  • Where: Vancouver Playhouse – 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 9 at 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $17.95

Women in the Arts Panel & Girl Positive Book Launch

  • What: Girl Positive co-authors Tatiana Fraser and Caia Hagel will facilitate a panel discussion that will uncover the innovative ways in which women artists are disrupting and innovating culture. Featuring author, actor, and playwright Carmen Aguirre, artistic director of Western Gold Theatre Anna Hagan, mixed-raced social justice activist, actor and artist Mariam Barry, and director, writer, actor and educator Kim Harvey.
  • Where: The Cultch Historic Theatre – 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 9 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Free, register online

The Edible Museum of Canadian Food and Wine

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  • What: The Edible Museum of Canadian Food and Wine is giving guests a one-night-only chance to attend an interactive exhibition that will leave you educated and full. The expo will be divided into vignettes depicting prominent moments in our foodie past, including origin stories of iconic dishes like poutine and the creation of the McIntosh apple.
  • When: Thursday, February 9 from 7 to 10pm
  • Where: The Permanent, 330 West Pender Street
  • Tickets: $22; purchase via Eventbrite (includes tastes from select VQA wines and small bites)

Cartems Acoustic Vol. 2 – Anti-Flag

  • What: Anti-Flag performs an acoustic set and holds a meet and greet. Cartems will be collecting non-perishable food items to be donated to Covenant House BC.
  • Where: Cartems Donuterie – 2190 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 9 at 5:30 pm
  • Tickets: Free

Science of Cocktails 2017


Image: Science of Cocktails / Christopher Guy

  • What: More than 20 award-winning bartenders will be at the Science of Cocktails creating unusual and delicious cocktails. There will be cocktail science activities, hands-on-demonstrations, and 12 different food stations to satiate your stomach. Plus, ticket proceeds go to support Science World class field trips for under served schools in Vancouver.
  • Where: Science World – 1455 Quebece Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 9 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $159

I Witness: The Shifting Focus of Photojournalism

  • What: Photojournalists Rebecca Blissett, Gerry Kahrmann, Richard Lam, and John Lehmann discuss digital photography in the current landscape of the print media industry. This panel discussion will be moderated by journalist Jennifer Moreau of the Burnaby Now.
  • Where: Museum of Vancouver – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 9 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $11-$15, free for MOV members

Small Stage: 35 – the valentine’s edition

  • What: Small Stage 35: the valentine’s edition is a dance portrayal of Romeo and Juliet set on our signature distinctly small stage. Genres include hip hop, jazz, urban street, contemporary, and a few other surprises.
  • Where: AnzaClub Vancouver – 3 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: February 9 to 12 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $25