7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, February 19

Feb 16 2018, 7:35 am

Make your Monday shine with our list of seven things to do today, February 19. 12 Girls Band, #LinkedInLocal, and more to enjoy.

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

12 Girls Band – Chinese New Year Celebration

  • What: The 12 Girls Band is an internationally-renowned phenomenon, having presented more than 2,600 performances around the world. Retaining the rich colour of Chinese music while working with various musical styles, the 12 Girls Band was the first Chinese music group to be nominated for a Grammy Award.
  • When: Monday, February 19, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Orpheum – 601 Smithe St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

“A Ribbon Around a Bomb”: Frida Kahlo’s Universal Appeal

  • What: Frida Kahlo’s popularity continues to grow more than 60 years after her death. Why is there Frida-mania? How did a Mexican Communist woman artist become a symbol of transgression and courage for so many people in completely different socio-political circumstances? Who and what inspired her? Frida Kahlo’s work (and myth) will be examined along with many of her extraordinary paintings.
  • When: Monday, February 19, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Ferry Building Gallery – 1414 Argyle Avenue, West Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $15

Ladies Wrench Night

  • What: A night of learning and meeting fellow members of Vancouver Motorcycle Co-Op. Get riding season ready, meet new friends, and make future plans.
  • When: Monday, February 19, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Motorcycle Co-Op – Unit #2 – 1126 Franklin Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Norman Nawrocki: New Dramatic Readings

  • What: Montreal author, actor and violinist Norman Nawrocki will give dramatic readings of his newest short plays & fiction, accompanying himself on looped violin. Nawrocki is the author of 14 books of poetry, fiction and a novel. He teaches about community-engaged theatre at Concordia University, and is co-artistic director of the Montreal International Anarchist Theatre Festival.
  • When: Monday, February 19, 2018
  • Time:  7 pm
  • Where: Spartacus Books – 3378 Findlay Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

#LinkedInLocal Vancouver Meetup

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  • What: A non-profit event all about taking LinkedIn connections ‘offline’ to form meaningful relationships that create opportunity & innovation. Featuring panel discussions, speakers, networking and more.
  • When: Monday, February 19, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Science World – 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10-$15

Café littéraire / Francophone Book Club

  • What: If you appreciate literature and would like to engage in discussions about it in French, join in the monthly Francophone book club at Le Centre. Themes, genres, movements, specific books and authors will all be discussed, guided by Jerome Baco. Reading the book is not mandatory; excerpts will be available at Le Centre.
  • When: Monday, February 19, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver – 1551 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Cosplay Corner

  • What: Work on your props, embellishments or even full wardrobe pieces of your current cosplay. Share your skills and learn together to take your cosplay to the next level.
  • When: Monday, February 19, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 3 pm
  • Where: Geek Crossing – #105- 20285 Stewart Crescent, Maple Ridge
  • Admission: Free
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