10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, February 2

Feb 1 2019, 2:57 am

Unicorn Ball, WWE Live, and more! Kickstart your Saturday with our rundown of 10 fun things to do in Vancouver today, February 2.

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

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The 2019 Unicorn Ball

Unicorn Ball

Image: The Love Bus/Facebook

What: The annual event, held by the Vancouver Pride Society, is returning to Vancouver for its third straight year. The winter fundraiser helps raise money for LGBTQ2+ communities. Taking place on Saturday, February 2 at the Imperial, the ball is celebrated with a dance party that runs from 9 pm to 2 am. Live music will take place throughout the entire night featuring DJ A$H, O Show, Angle, Krista, and Dezi Desire, to name a few. This year, all proceeds will go towards a VPS bursary fund to assist small, marginalized groups to participate in Pride or to create their own events come Pride season.

When: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 9 pm to 2 am
Where: The Imperial – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online for $27 (after service fees)

The Arkells

What: In honour of their fifth studio album, Hamilton’s The Arkells has announced a nation-wide tour that’s kicking off in Vancouver on February 2, with special guests, Lord Huron.  The Arkells have also partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold is going to support the rights of refugees and vulnerable migrants in Canada through the Canadian Council for Refugees.

When: February 2, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Pacific Coliseum – 100 N Renfrew St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Winter Watershed Snowshoe Tours

What: Explore the connection between snow and your drinking water.  Learn about your water supply in a fun and active way while discovering alpine plants and animals. After a moderately strenuous snowshoe, warm up with a cup of hot chocolate. Ages 16+ only.

When: Every Saturday from February 2 to March 30, 2019
Time: 10 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Mt. Seymour
Admission: $18 with own snowshoes; $25 includes snowshoes rental

WWE Live Road to Wrestlemania

What: Professional wrestling returns to Vancouver as the Rogers Arena hosts WWE Live Road to Wrestlemania. Three matches involving eight Smackdown superstars have already been announced: AJ Styles vs WWE Champion Daniel Bryan, Rey Mysterio vs Rusev vs United States champion Shinsuke Nakamura, and Asuka vs Charlotte Flair vs Smackdown women’s champion Becky Lynch The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, and Xavier Woods) are also scheduled to attend. Samoa Joe was not mentioned in the announcement, but he is pictured in the marketing material.

When: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, starting at $20

Pleasant Comedy

What: On the first Saturday of every month, Colin Sharp brings top touring comedians from Vancouver and across the country to Our Town in Mount Pleasant. This month’s headliner is Katie-Ellen Humphries from The Lady Show, CBC’s The Debaters, and JFL NorthWest. Also featuring Ivan Decker, Randee Neumeyer, Kody Audette, and Emma Cooper.

When: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 8 to 10 pm
Where: Our Town Cafe – 245 East Broadway Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $10

Lion in the Streets

What: Award-winning Canadian playwright Judith Thompson’s seminal play, Lion in the Streets (1990), is a cumulative play whose central character, Isobel, is the ghost of a murdered, nine-year-old Portuguese girl. Returning to the neighbourhood seventeen years after her death, young Isobel drops into the lives of her neighbours and reveals the hauntingly raw underbelly of human nature.

When: Various dates from now to Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts – 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

World Wetland’s Day at MacKay Pond

What: A maintenance and clean-up of MacKay Pond for World Wetland’s Day. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather. Tools will be provided.

When: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Where: 1st St W and Lloyd Ave – North Vancouver
Admission: Free

Vancouver Giants vs Prince George Cougars

What: Vancouver Giants face off against Prince George Cougars at the Langley Events Centre.

When: February 2, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
Tickets: Online

Nicomekl Riverfront Park World Wetlands Event

Nicomekl Riverfront Park Wetland / City of Surrey

What: Attend a keynote presentation by Dr. Sean Boyd, Research Scientist from Environment Canada Wildlife Research Division, Science and Technology Branch. Then go on a walking tour of the wetland and riparian areas at the future Nicomekl Riverfront Park. Celebrate and converse with environmental professionals, enthusiasts and interested individuals. Wear waterproof footwear for the walking tour.

When: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 1 to 5 pm
Where: Elgin Community Hall – 14250 Crescent Rd; Nicomekl Riverfront Park – 14391 Crescent Road & 3600 King George Boulevard
More Info: Online

PuSh Festival Closing Night Party

What: PuSh is celebrating the final evening of its 15th anniversary Festival with a (FREE) party at the ANNEX.

When: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Where: ANNEX– 823 Seymour St, Vancouver
Time: 10 pm
Admission: Free

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