28 things to do in Vancouver this week: February 10 to 13

Feb 10 2020, 5:00 am

Looking for fun ways to spend your weekdays? Check out these 28 events happening in Vancouver from Monday, February 10 to Thursday, February 13. Vancouver Canucks, Michael Bolton, and more!

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

Monday, February 10

Vancouver Canucks vs Nashville Predators

What: Vancouver Canucks face off with Nashville Predators in NHL action at Rogers Arena. The Sedins will also be celebrated prior to their game on Monday, February 10.

The celebration is being billed as “Legends Night,” with Trevor Linden, Markus Naslund, and Stan Smyl participating in a pre-game ceremony beginning at 6:45. This will be the first time back for Linden (at least publicly) since he and the Canucks “amicably” parted ways in the summer of 2018.

When: February 10, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The Romance Travel Show

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What: The 10th annual Romance Travel Show is Canada’s only national destination wedding and honeymoon expo. Meet international bridal and travel suppliers, check out presentations, enter for prizes, and more.

When: February 10, 2020
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Where: Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport — 8181 Cambie Road, Richmond
Tickets: Online, free

GLOBE 2020

What: GLOBE is the business summit with global impact, and offers stellar growth and networking opportunities to thousands of corporate, government and young leaders.  Given the urgency of the global climate crisis, GLOBE 2020 will have a laser focus on impact, action and outcomes.

GLOBE hallmarks like the diverse network, top-notch programming and innovative technology ⁠have made it a fixture of the sustainability community for 30 years. GLOBE 2020 will the biggest and boldest summit yet, with a new venue, new networking opportunities and new types of sessions and experiences.

When: February 10 to 13, 2020. February 10 – GLOBE Exchange (B2B Day), February 10 to 13 – GLOBE Forum (Conference Sessions), and February 11 to 12 – Innovation Showcase (Cleantech Expo)
Time:

  • February 10: 7:30 am to 5 pm (GLOBE Exchange), 5 to 7 pm (Welcome Reception)
  • February 11 and 12: 8 am to 5 pm (GLOBE Forum), 9 am to 6 pm (Innovation Showcase)
  • February 13: 8 am to 1 pm (GLOBE Advance impact workshops)

Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West
Tickets: Visit globeseries.com/forum to register.

Robson Square Ice Rink

What: The provincial government’s Robson Square Ice Rink is open for the 2019/2020 season, and as per tradition, skating is free for all ages. Wedged under the covered outdoor plaza at Robson Square, the rink is operated seasonally by the government when temperatures begin to dip.

Skating is free for all ages for those who bring their own skates. Those without skates can rent a pair on-site, for a fee. An on-site concession stand will also serve warm drinks and snacks.

When: Daily until February 29, 2020
Time: Sunday to Thursday from 9 am to 9 pm; Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 11 pm. Holiday hours vary
Where: 800 Robson Street, Vancouver (Robson Street and Howe Street)
Price: Free for all ages, if you bring your own skates. (Skate rentals are $5, and rentals end 30 minutes before closing time.) Robson Square Ice Rink accepts cash only. Helmets are mandatory for children 12 years and under.

Valentine’s and Family Day Weekend Train Ride

What: Bear Creek Train & Mini Golf presents Valentine’s and Family Day Weekend train rides from February 10 to 17. There will also be crafts for the young ones to enjoy.

When: February 10 until February 17, 2020
Time: 10 am to 4 pm daily
Where: Bear Creek Park – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: $7

Soar Over Taiwan at Flyover Canada

What: Soar Over Taiwan takes guests through the water at Green Island, above the famous Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival, past tea farms and into the heart of bustling cities. Inside the spherical flight-ride, this full 8-minute film was originally shown in Taiwan and created by the renowned Brogent Technologies. It’s the first time the film has ever been shown in Vancouver.

The experience starts with a unique Lunar New Year-themed pre-show celebration before the film, and guests can finish the experience with authentic Taiwanese pineapple cake and Oolong tea available for purchase at the Flying Whale Waterfront Café.

When: Now until February 17, 2020
Time: Every 15 to 20 minutes from 10 am to 9 pm
Where: Flyover Canada – 999 Canada Place Vancouver
Tickets: Online

A Community Of Castles

What: Oakridge Centre and LunarFest presents A Community Of Castles, an art installation and photo opportunity to celebrate the Lunar New Year. LunarFest has created four structures to pay homage to the distinct architecture. cuisine and celebration style of four Asian cultures. The Castles and The Lifestyles made by Taiwanese and Canadian artists display scenery from Taiwan, Vietnam, South Korea, and China, with the unique carvings portraying food and gatherings often found during the Lunar New Year.

When: Now until February 10, 2020
Where: Oakridge Centre – 650 W 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Tuesday, February 11

Lights to the Lodge Snowshoeing Experience

Snowshoeing at Lights to the Lodge/Cypress Mountain

What: Cypress Mountain’s new trail, Lights to the Lodge, takes adventurers on a stroll through an old-growth forest lit up with thousands of glowing lights. Walk along the incredible route and take photos of ancient cedar, fir, and hemlock trees. Halfway through your adventure, you’ll stop at the historic Hollyburn Lodge, where you’ll find everything from hot chocolate and cookies to homemade baked goods, appies, beer, wine, and burgers.

When: Daily until the end of the season
Time: Open from 5 pm to 9:30 pm (arrive by 8 pm at the latest); food and drink available until 9 pm
Where: Cypress Mountain Nordic Area
Tickets: $34 for adults (includes snowshoe rental); available online

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

What: Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival is back for its 10th year celebrating all things hot chocolate. There are 44 participating ‘chocstars’ at this year’s fest, all of which are local purveyors. Each cafe, dessert bar, and restaurant has created sugary wondrous concoctions that take classic hot chocolates to a whole new level – there will be 114 drinks in total to explore.

When: Now until February 14, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Venues around Vancouver
More Info: Online

Forever Plaid

What: First Impressions Theatre presents Forever Plaid, the hit musical written and originally directed and choreographed by Stuart Ross. A quartet of male singers takes a detour to heaven on the way to their first big concert. They posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this comedic musical celebration of the 50s.

When: February 11 to 15, 2020
Time: 8 pm (matinee performance at 3 pm on February 15)
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre – 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

Noah Reid: First Time Out Tour

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What: The Schitt’s Creek star will be taking to the stage at the Imperial on Tuesday, February 11 with special guests for his First Time Out Tour. Known for his classic meets contemporary songwriting style, Reid released his debut solo album, Songs From A Broken Chair, in 2016 including popular tracks “False Alarms,” Never Gonna Get My Love,” “Runaway,” and “Still Don’t Know.” Now he’s working on a second studio album that is set to be released in 2020, produced by Matthew Barber.

When: February 11, 2020
Time: Doors at 7 pm, Show at 8 pm
Where: Imperial — 319 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $25 (including GST) — available via Eventbrite

Urinetown: The Musical

What: Studio 58 at Langara College presents Urinetown: The Musical, the Tony Award-winning satire about capitalism, environmental disaster, and hope.

When: Tuesday to Saturday until February 16, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Studio 58 at Langara College — 100 W 49th Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Movies in the Morgue

What: Vancouver Police Museum presents a variety of cult classic horror films, thrillers, and comedies in the Old City Morgue. Attendees are welcome to bring pillows and blankets to cozy up in the morgue. There will be fresh popcorn and pop for sale.

When: February 11, March 10, and April 14
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 7 pm
Where: Vancouver Police Museum and Archives – 240 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Genevieve Robertson: Looking Through a Hole in the Earth

What: The Burnaby Art Gallery presents Looking Through a Hole in the Earth, an exhibition of Genevieve Robertson’s recent explorations: works on paper composed with bitumen and seawater; forest-derived charcoal and graphite; and silt, seaweed and limestone.

When: Now until March 22, 2020 (closed Mondays)
Time: Tuesday to Friday, 10 am to 4:30 pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 5 pm
Where: Burnaby Art Gallery – 6344 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Suggested donation $5

Wednesday, February 12

Relighting Olympic Cauldron

What: Watch the Olympic Caldron be relit in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the start of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. The relighting will happen at 8:45 am on February 12 at Jack Poole Plaza.

When: February 12, 2020
Time: 8:45 am
Where: Jack Poole Plaza — 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Vancouver Canucks vs Chicago Blackhawks

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What: Vancouver Canucks face off with Chicago Blackhawks in NHL action at Rogers Arena. The team will also be hosting the Sedins’ jersey retirement celebration on February 12, before the game.

Fans will be able to enter Rogers Arena at 4:30 pm — well ahead of usual — and enjoy a free Budweiser in a limited edition Sedin twin can (non-alcoholic options also available). Special Sedin Night t-shirts and game night magazines will also be handed out to fans.

When: February 12, 2020
Time: 6 pm (retirement ceremony), 7:30 pm (puck drop)
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Let’s Make a Date – The Rio Theatre Dating Game

What: Comedian Patrick Maliha hosts a new live dating game show at the Rio Theatre. There will be segments with contestants live onstage, as well as opportunities for audience members to mix and mingle to try and make a connection.

When: February 12, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Michael Bolton – The Symphony Sessions

What: Grammy Award winner Michael Bolton joins Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for The Symphony Sessions. Enjoy Bolton’s timeless classics specially arranged for symphony orchestra.

When: February 12, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Orpheum — 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Storytelling with Data: Making an Impact with Data Visualization

BrainStation

What: In today’s world, there is no shortage of data, but what does it all mean? Data visualization is the transformation of numbers and data sets into images and stories that inform, inspire, and influence, allowing users to unlock the power of their findings.

Head to Brainstation as Data Scientists and Information Designers share their experiences, and explain how getting comfortable with data is the first step to effective visualization, mastering analysis, and organizing data in ways that enhance creative storytelling. There will be a discussion on how visual and verbal elements can create a more digestible and appealing experience for data novices, and unpack the stories, people, and ideas behind the numbers.

When: February 12, 2020
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: BrainStation — 455 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $25, reserve online

Wolf Parade

What: Montreal indie rock band Wolf Parade performs at the Commodore Ballroom on February 12 as part of the release of its upcoming album, Thin Mind. Special guest Land of Talk will be opening the show here in town.

When: February 12, 2020
Time: Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom — 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Starting at $35 — Tickets available via Ticketmaster

Vancouver Giants vs Red Deer Rebels

What: Vancouver Giants hit the ice against Red Deer Rebels in WHL action at Langley Events Centre.

When: February 12, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
Tickets: Online

Thursday, February 13

JFL NorthWest 2020

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What: JFL Northwest, Vancouver’s very own Just For Laughs comedy festival, celebrates its fifth year from February 13 to 25, 2020. Headliners include Bill Burr, Hannah Gadsby, Ronny Chieng, Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, and more. Plus catch local favourites like Pleasant Comedy, The Lady Show, Come Draw With Me, and more.

When: February 13 until February 25, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Tickets: Online

Rossini’s The Barber of Seville

What: The Barber of Seville by Rossini tells the tale of Figaro’s escapades as he helps Count Almaviva get Rosina away from her guardian, Dr. Bartolo. Ashlie Corcoran, Artistic Director of the Arts Club Theatre Company, and Canadian conductor Nathan Brock make their mainstage Vancouver Opera debut.

When: February 13, 15, 20, and 23, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm (2 pm on February 23)
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre — 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Straight White Men

What: The Western Canadian debut of Straight White Men by Young Jean Lee. The first act of the performance is a satirical comedy, where three brothers returning home for the holidays are caught off guard by a shift in the family dynamic. The brothers are forced to examine the effects of traditional masculinity. The second act of the performance is a Talk Forward, with a different featured speaker giving their unique perspective on the topics in the show.

Where: Now until February 15, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Gateway Theatre — 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
Tickets: Online

Forget Me Not

What: Forget Me Not by Ronnie Burkett features 100 audience members each holding a unique puppet. The show is set in “The New Now, a time when written language is suppressed and forgotten, and hand-drawn love letters are a powerful act of defiance. Presented by The Cultch.

When: Various dates until March 1, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Secret Location
Tickets: Online

Dinner With A View – Vancouver

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What: Dinner With A View Vancouver starts when guests enter their assigned a dome that’s been transformed into a terrarium with a distinct terrain: tundra, tropical, grasslands, etc. Each dome seats a minimum of four and a maximum of six people.

Inside guests will find luxurious pillows, blankets, and decor as they enjoy a three-course meal prepared by a celebrity chef. Diners can choose between blind menus, which will accommodate several different dietary restrictions including meals that can be made meat-, fish-, and vegan-centric.

When: Now until February 16, 2020,  and February 20 to 23, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Ambleside Beach, West Vancouver
Price: $199.99 for dome reservations and $109.99 per dinner per person; tickets online

The Search for Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar 2020

What: CruiseyT, TFD Presents and Celebrities Nightclub presents The Search for Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar 2020. The competition is hosted by Alma B Itches, and is showcase of drag performers from across Metro Vancouver.

When: February 13, February 20 and February 27, 2020
Time: Show starts at 8:30 pm
Where: Celebrities Nightclub — 1022 Davie Street, Vancouver
More Info: Online

Jewish Book Festival Closing Night – Mythical Creature – Jamie Bernstein & Singers

What: The 35th annual Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival celebrates its closing night with author, narrator, and filmmaker Jamie Bernstein. In her book, Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein, Bernstein shares a rare look at her father Leonard Bernstein around the centennial of his birth. Featuring live performances of Leonard Bernstein’s songs by Lindsay Warnock, Arielle Ballance, and Doug Gorkoff.

When: February 13, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver — 950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Still looking for Valentine’s Day plans? Check out this great event happening on Friday, February 14 at the Vancouver Aquarium.

Vancouver Aquarium After Hours Valentine’s Day Edition

What: Pucker up for an intimate Valentine’s Day affair at the Vancouver Aquarium’s adults-only (19+) After Hours event. With a drink in one hand, your sole mate or pals in the other, get set for an otterly adorable evening. Learn about the coral sex lives of aquatic animals and another range of hot topics while you explore the Aquarium’s galleries with a drink in hand. Food and drinks will be available for purchase on-site.

When: February 14, 2020
Time: 6:30 to 11 pm. VIP Entrance at 6 pm
Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online. Regular tickets are $30 for members and $38 for non-members. VIP tickets are $44 for members and $55 for non-members