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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, February 4

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Daniel Chai Feb 04, 2019 5:00 am 594

There are many fun events to discover in Vancouver today! From Countdown Night to Chinese New Year to The Wife, here are seven things to do on Monday, February 4.

For more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.

Aberdeen Centre Countdown Night to Chinese New Year of the Pig

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What: Countdown night to Chinese New Year will kick off with a live variety stage show from 8:30 to 10 pm featuring dance,music and games. Starting at 10:30 pm, there will be a live broadcast countdown to Chinese New Year and personal blessings from The Chinese God of Fortune, who makes special appearance to greet customers and bring good luck.

When: Monday, February 4, 2019
Time: 8:30 pm to 12:10 am
Where: Aberdeen Centre -4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond
Admission: Free

La Poutine Week 2019

What: La Poutine Week kicks off all across Canada for the seventh time, and we can taste the squeaky cheese curd-goodness already. In the past, the annual week-long celebration of fries, curds, and gravy has seen hundreds of participating restaurants dish out original takes on the iconic Quebecois dish. The fest takes place during the first week of February for the dining public to eat and vote on their favourites before a winner is announced at the end of the week.

When: Now to Thursday, February 7, 2019,
Time: Various times
Where: Various restaurants
More Info: Online

Flower Market at Yaohan Centre

What: Visit to the Yaohan Centre Flower Market during this time of the year is a great way to get into the spirit of Chinese New Year. The market is the perfect place to soak up in the joy of the festivities and pick up a few items to decorate the house.

When: Now to Monday, February 4, 2019
Time: 11 am to 7
Where: Yaohan Centre – 3700 No. 3 Rd #2220, Richmond
Admission: Free

Beau Jest

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What: All Sarah’s parents want is for her to marry a nice Jewish boy. But Sarah has been dating anyone but. To get her parents off her back, Sarah hires an actor to play her imaginary Jewish doctor boyfriend at a family dinner. Hilarity ensues as Sarah attempts to keep the charade going as long as she possibly can. A play about family, growing up and the extent we’ll go to please our parents, this delightful comedy will chase away those mid-winter blues.

When: Various dates from now to Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Abbotsford Community Arts Addition – 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford
Tickets: Online, $12-$25

The Galleria of Imperial Inspirations

What: Oakridge Centre and the National Palace Museum in Taiwan are pairing up to present “The Galleria of Imperial Inspirations.” The exhibitions and activities at the mall will be centred around tradition, fashion, imagination, celebration, and inclusion, as well as the artistic vision of “saving the moment.” In addition to fashion inspired by a number of famous Chinese paintings, families and children can enjoy performances and craft-workshops, as well as the chance to take home hand-held lanterns of their own.

When: Now to February 19, 2019
Time: Mall Hours
Where: Oakridge Centre – 650 W 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Admission: Free

The Wife

What: An adaptation of the Meg Wolitzer novel, The Wife features powerhouse performances by Glenn Close as Joan Castleman, the long-suffering wife of a much-lauded American novelist, Joe played by Jonathan Pryce. Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. Joe’s literary star has blazed since he and Joan first met in the late 1950. The Wife interweaves the story of the couple’s youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later — a lifetime’s shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love.

When: Monday, February 4, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Kay Meek Arts Centre – 1700 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $7-$10

Celebration of Chinese New Year with Lulu Island Winery

What: Celebrate the Year of Pig with Lulu Island Winery and Tourism Richmond. Lulu Island Winery is offering winery tours with guided wine experts around their Tuscan-inspired estate winery. Come and learn the process of winemaking from harvesting to crushing to bottling. Complete the tour with tasting our award-winning wines, including the famous Icewine. Sip and savor with their signature charcuterie platter, plus every winery tour participant has a chance to win a mystery prize.

When: Now to February 20, 2019
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: Lulu Island Winery – 16880 Westminster Highway, Richmond
Admission: Free, tickets online

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Daniel Chai
Daniel Chai is a writer and actor based in Vancouver, BC.

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