10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, February 15

Feb 14 2020, 6:00 am

Nothing sweeter than a long weekend Saturday! From Fan Expo Vancouver to Snowed In Comedy Tour, here are 10 events to check out on February 15, 2020.

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

Fan Expo Vancouver

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What: Fan Expo Vancouver is one of British Columbia’s largest pop-culture events, with thousands of comic book fans, cosplay lovers, and video game fanatics in attendance at Vancouver Convention Centre from February 15 to 17. Get an autograph and photos with celebrities like Brendan Fraser and Christina Ricci, check out live entertainment and activities, and more.

When: February 15 to 17, 2020
Time: Starting at 10 am – schedule available online
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre — 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online now starting at $30 for adults

Snowed In Comedy Tour

What: Snowed In Comedy Tour is Canada’s biggest comedy tour, with performances in 70 cities across the country. Just for Laughs winner Dan Quinn, Great Canadian Laugh Off winner Paul Myrehaug, six-time Canadian Comedian of the year nominee Pete Zedlacher, and Seattle Comedy Competition winner Damonde Tschritter perform at Surrey Arts Centre on February 15.

When: February 15, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre — 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Tickets: Online

Family Day Weekend at Britannia Shipyards

What: Britannia Shipyards presents a variety of events on Family Day weekend. Learn about Richmond’s past with the Living History Program, take part in an exhibit scavenger hunt at the Seine Net Loft, and more.

When: February 15 to 17, 2020
Time: 12 to 5 pm
Where: Britannia Shipyards — 5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond
Admission: Free

Black History Month Family Day

What: Mackin House celebrates African culture in Canada with a Family Day weekend event. Enjoy food, live performances, interactive drum circle, crafts, and a presentation by the African Descent Society of BC.

When: February 15, 2020
Time: 12 to 4 pm
Where: Mackin House – 1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Admission: By donation

Family Day Geocache Treasure Hunt

What: Partners in Parks hosts a Family Day geocache treasure hunt. Form a team and navigate with a GPS unit to find hidden treasure boxes. Participants under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Instruction and GPS units provided. No experience necessary.

When: February 15, 2020
Time: 11 to 2:30 pm
Where: Redwood Park — 17900 20 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free. One person per team must pre-register online or by phone (604-501-5100) for a start time

Westminster Savings Family Day

What: Westminster Savings Family Days invites visitors to tour the exhibition in the Art Gallery at Evergreen and participate in a variety of activities led by Art Gallery staff. On February 15, attendees can take part in Alter Ego Self-Portraits, and on March 21, they can experiment with Illuminated Sketchbooks. There will also be gallery tours at 2:30 pm (English) and 3:30 pm (Korean).

When: February 15, March 21, 2020
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Art Gallery at Evergreen – 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Labour’s trace

What: Richmond Art Gallery’s newest exhibition is Labour’s trace by Karin Jones, an interdisciplinary artist of African-Nova Scotian heritage, and Amy Malbeuf, a Métis visual artist from Rich Lake, Alberta. Working with a wide variety of materials and objects, the artists reflect ideas tied to livelihood and histories of colonization.

When: February 15 until April 20, 2020
Time: Monday to Friday,10 am to 6 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Richmond Cultural Centre — 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
Admission: Free

Shrek: The Musical

What: Align Entertainment presents a stage musical adaptation 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, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Family Day Weekend Festival at Cypress Mountain

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What: Cypress Mountain is celebrating Family Day with a whole weekend of fun activities for children of all ages. Head up and enjoy live music, giant Jenga and Instagram photo contest at The Shack, and fireworks on Friday night.

When: February 14 to 17, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Cypress Mountain
Admission: Free for activities. Info on passes, sky cards and lift tickets are 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: Now until February 15, 2020
Time: 8 pm (matinee performance at 3 pm on February 15)
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre – 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online