10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, February 1

Jan 31 2020, 5:00 am

Welcome to February, everyone! Here are 10 events to enjoy in Vancouver on Saturday, February, including Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Shrek: The Musical, and more.

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

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo / Zoran Jelenic

What: The world-renowned, all-male ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo returns to reinterpret ballet classics with great irrelevance at Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Get ready for saucy and fabulous versions of Swan LakeLe Grand Pas de Quatre, and more.

When: February 1, 2020
Time: 8 to 10 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre — 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

La Poutine Week Vancouver 2020

What: The fest takes place during the first week of February. The dining public can eat and vote on their favourites before a winner is announced at the end of the week. As always, February 1 will mark the kick-off of the self-proclaimed “biggest poutine festival in the world,” and it will run until February 7.

When: February 1 until February 7, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Participating restaurants in Vancouver
More Info: Online

Theory of a Deadman with Guests

What: Theory of a Deadman kicks off their Say Nothing world tour with two shows at the Commodore Ballroom on Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1.

When: Friday, January 31; Saturday, February 1, 2020
Time: Doors at 8 pm, Show at 9:30 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom — 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
Price: Starting at $42.50 (including GST) — Tickets available via Ticketmaster

Straight to DVD: 1-Year Anniversary

What: Straight to DVD has comedians writing scenes from brand new movies and performing them for the audience. Hosted by Christine Bortolin and Kyle Fines, featuring Brunch Comedy, Tin Lorica, Soda Fountain, and Aaron Charles Read.

When: February 1, 2020
Time: 10 pm
Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th Avenue Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Lunar New Year at Museum of Surrey

Dragon at Chinese New Year / Museum of Surrey

What: Museum of Surrey and Chinese Village Club present a Lunar New Year celebration on February 1. Enjoy dragon and lion dances at 1 pm and 2 pm, try Chinese Lunar New Year food and Teapressu Bubble Tea Food Cart. Plus children can make festive crafts.

When: February 1, 2020
Time: 12:30 to 4 pm
Where: Museum of Surrey — 17710 56a Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

Harlem Globetrotters

What: Harlem Globetrotters bring their all-new show, “Pushing the Limits” to Pacific Coliseum on February 1, with top-notch ballers showcasing ball handling, soaring dunks, a new record-breaking attempt, and more for the whole family.

When: February 1, 2020
Time: 2 pm and 7 pm
Where: Pacific Coliseum
Tickets: Online

Lunar New Year on Burnaby Heights

What: Burnaby Heights celebrates the Year of the Rat with merchants and shoppers on February 1 from 12 to 4 p.m. Attendees will enjoy Lion Dancers performing the traditional blessing ceremony at participating Heights merchants between Boundary Road and Gamma Avenue on Hastings Street. There will also be giveaways throughout the afternoon.

When: February 1, 2020
Time: Noon to 4 pm
Where: Burnaby Heights Neighbourhood
Admission: Free

The Believers Are But Brothers

What: Artist, director, writer, and activist Javaad Alipoor performs The Believers Are But Brothers, an award-winning multi-media show about a generation of young men facing a crisis of masculinity.

When: Now until February 1, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: 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

Shrek: The Musical

What: Align Entertainment presents a stage musical adapatation of Shrek, the hit animated Dreamworks film. Enjoy the adventures of Shrek, Fiona, Donkey and more.

When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until February 15, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Michael J Fox Theatre – 7373 Macpherson Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online