8 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, February 8

Feb 6 2017, 9:28 am

We’re over the hump, Vancouver! The weekend is within sight, and we want to help you get there! Enjoy these seven great events around Vancouver this Wednesday, from Run the Jewels to Video Game Trivia.

SFU Snowball Fight 2017

  • What: Over 1,000 people are expected to participate in this epic snowball fight event at Simon Fraser University’s Burnaby Mountain campus.
  • Where: Terry Fox Field at the SFU Burnaby campus
  • When: Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Official countdown and start at 12:45 pm (Arrive at 12:30 pm). Snowball fight ends at 1:30 pm. Do not throw at snowballs until the countdown ends, and only throw snowballs at participants on Terry Fox Field.
  • Cost: Free!
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Run the Jewels

  • What: American hip-hop duo El-P and Killer Mike, also known as Run the Jewels, stop in Vancouver in support of Run the Jewels 3. The Gaslamp Killer, Gangsta Boo, Nick Hook and Cuz also join Run the Jewels on the tour.
  • Where: PNE Forum– 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, February 8, at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $36.50

Fallacy of the Fist

  • What: This unique bilingual evening features a staged reading in English with Chinese subtitles of Fallacy of the Fist, which tells the story of a siege during China’s Boxer Rebellion in 1900, and the absurdity of war which has trapped both the besieged and the besiegers. The reading will then be followed by a performance of the play in Chinese, with English subtitles, and a post-show talk.
  • Where: Dorothy Somerset Studio – 6361 University Boulevard, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, February 8, from 7 to 10 pm
  • Register: Online, free

Unpacking Art: Lunchtime Talks on Works in the SFU Art Collection

  • What: Each talk focuses on a single work from the SFU Art Collection and will unpack the work out of storage while unpacking its significance. This series encourages participation from audiences that are new to visual art and to the SFU Art Collection. Adriana Contreras, Marketing and Communications Coordinator for SFU Health & Counselling Services, is this month’s speaker.
  • Where: SFU Gallery – AQ 3004 8888 University Drive, Burnaby
  • When: February 8 at 12:30 pm
  • Cost: Free

Improv Against Humanity: Valentine’s Vengeance


Image: Zemekiss Photography

  • What: The Fictionals are serving up Rambo-style romance at The Rio Theatre with Valentine’s Vengeance. Bring a friend, a lover, and friends who you want to be lovers, and enjoy Cupid Against Humanity comedy. Who will be the first Most Horrible Person in Vancouver of 2017?
  • Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: February 8 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Pop-Up Love Party

  • What: Pop-Up Love Party reimagines Plato’s Symposium in its quest to define eros with all its plagues and pleasures. The performers must outdo each other in a battle of ideas. They do this with the aid of nostalgia, aerobics, a kangaroo court, conspiracy theories, an infectious pop ballad and quiet philosophical contemplation.
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts– 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • When: February 8 to 11 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $33-$38

The Legend of Zelda: Trivia Of Time

  • What: Do you have the Wisdom, Power and Courage to defeat 2 deadly rounds of Zelda trivia from There Is No Easy Mode? Assemble your team of up to 5 warriors, and find out at EXP Restaurant and Bar.
  • Where: EXP Restaurant and Bar – 309 West Pender Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 8 at 7 pm
  • Cost: Free

Corleone: The Shakespearean Godfather – Classic Chic Productions

Image: Emily Cooper

  • What: In light of the recent Women’s March demonstrations, there is no better time for this twist on The Godfather, reimagined as a Shakespearean drama. The all-female production, as typical of all Classic Chic’s work, will add one more gender-bendy level to some of our most traditional masculine archetypes.
  • Where: Pacific Theatre – 1440 W 12th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: February 3 to 25 at various times
  • Tickets: Online, $24-$35