7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, February 8

Feb 2 2018, 10:00 am

The weekend is nearly here, and there’s tons of fun events to check out in Vancouver today, February 8. Scripts and Sips, Science of Cocktails, and more.

And for more things happening around town check out our events section.

Scripts and Sips: Beer Edition

  • What: Come listen to or participate in a live play reading at The Anvil Centre. Roles will be chosen from a hat of willing participants just prior to the reading. You also will be able to sip on a beverage chosen to match the play.
  • When: Thursday, February 8, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Anvil Centre – 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster
  • Admission: Free


  • What:  Lowtemp Records founder and electro-funk extraordinaire, Gramatik makes his return to Vancouver with the Re:Coil Tour.
  • When: Thursday, February 8, 2018
  • Time: Doors 10 pm
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom– 867 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $28.50 + s/c

Science of Cocktails 2018

  • What: This event brings together the city’s most talented bartenders and chefs who showcase the chemistry, biology, and physics behind preparing modern cocktails and cuisine. Tickets will grant attendees access to the open bar with 25+ bar stations serving unique cocktails crafted by award-winning bartenders, access to special cocktail science activities, and hands-on demos and Science World programming. Guests can also enjoy a selection of hors d’oeuvres prepped by local chefs.
  • When: Thursday, February 8, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 10 pm
  • Where: TELUS World of Science – 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $159 regular, $289 VIP; buy online

Flashback Film Festival

  • What: ​​Cineplex is hosting the Flashback Film Festival at select theatres across Canada, where attendees will be able to sit back with some movie theatre popcorn and enjoy their favourite flicks from the ’80s and ’90s.
  • When: ​Now to Thursday, February 8, 2018
  • Time: Find showtimes here
  • Where: The Park Theatre – 3440 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $9 for single ticket, $8 each if buying more than three, $75 for full festival pass

The Rocky Mountaineer Job Fair 

  • What: The luxury train company is hiring for three teams. First of all, you can work onboard the train rolling through the breathtaking Rockies, delivering impeccable hospitality to guests. You can also work at Rocky Mountaineer’s stations located in world-class destinations, and thirdly, in the Guest Experience Contact Centre at Vancouver’s head office.
  • When: Thursday, February 8 and Sunday, February 11, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 7 pm
  • Where: Rocky Mountaineer Station – 1755 Cottrell Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Shaping the Next Century: Building a strategic plan for the University of British Columbia

  • What: In his address to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, UBC President Santa J. Ono will discuss UBC’s new strategic plan and what it means for the university and the community.
  • When: Thursday, February 8, 2018
  • Time: 11:30 am
  • Where: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, Park Ballroom – 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $79-$158

Baby Show: a THEATRECORPS fun-draiser cabaret

  • What: A fundraiser to support new theatre company THEATRECORPS, with burlesque, music comedy and more. There will also be drinks served and a raffle basket.
  • When: Thursday, February 8, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Russian Hall – 600 Campbell Avenue, Vancouver
  • Admission: $5
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