10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, February 9

Feb 8 2019, 5:25 am

The weekend has just begun, so fill your time with these 10 great Vancouver events happening on Saturday, February 9. Sneaker Con, Vancouver Canucks and more.

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

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LunarFest Celebrations

What: Start your Lunar New Year celebration with a “gong” and take a money bath. LunarFest brings cultures and traditions outdoor in downtown Vancouver. Win a prize in the Universe of Piggy Banks and learn about cultures and currencies around the world. Be sure to meet the Pig Heroes, DIY a lantern and take home lots of crafts. Presented by TELUS.

When: Saturday, February 9 to Sunday, February 10, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza – 750 Hornby St, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y

What: Billboard chart-topping rapper Wiz Khalifa and Jet Life Recordings founder Curren$y team-up for a show at the Commodore Ballroom.

When: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: Doors 8 pm, show 9:30 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress by Alan Ball

What: During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with their own reason to avoid the proceedings below. These five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent, and touching celebration of the women’s spirit.

When: Now to Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Blake Snyder Theatre at Go Studios – 112 E. 3rd Ave. Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $10 online, $15 at the door

Sneaker Con Vancouver

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What: Sneaker Con, affectionately dubbed as “the greatest sneaker show on earth,” will be coming to Vancouver for the first time ever this February. The event is a widescale collection and collaboration for fanatics to browse, talk and learn more about their favourite brands and shoes. To help attendees buy, sell, and trade with confidence, the event will also include a Sneaker Con authentication team, who will tag shoes and ensure they’re 100% legit. There will also be a wide selection of streetwear and unique merchandise available on site.

When: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 12 to 7 pm
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online or at the door for $28.55 (incl. fees)

Lunar New Year 2019

What: Join the Heights Merchants Association for their annual Lunar New Year celebration of the multiculturalism in our community. Spot the lion dancers on Hastings Street (between Boundary Road and Gamma Avenue) from 12 to 4 pm and receive a fortune cookie, a lucky red envelope and a chance to win prizes.

When: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 12 to 4 pm
Where: Burnaby Heights
Admission: Free

Fred Penner

What: Many of today’s parents grew up with Fred Penner, watching him on CBC TV (Fred Penner’s Place, 1985-1997), and singing along to “The Cat Came Back” and “Sandwiches.” Fred’s career as a musician and television personality has endeared him in the hearts of Canadians of all ages, and he continues to write catchy, thought-provoking tunes that kids and their parents can share and enjoy.

When: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Tickets: Online

Art on the Loose

What: Bring your detective hat and track down clues at Surrey Art Gallery’s first art scavenger hunt. Given a list of clues, you’ll use your senses and detective skills to complete the challenge. Through the process, you’ll discover a variety of artwork in the Gallery and around the Surrey Arts Centre, such as a responsive sound piece and a spinning artwork. Attendees are welcome to dress like a detective.

When: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames

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What: The Vancouver Canucks face off with the Calgary Flames at Rogers Arena on February 9.

When: Friday, February 9, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

In Fiction

What: In Fiction is a new work from Action at a Distance that blurs the lines between the real and the imagined. This visceral solo strikes a balance between cognitive understanding and phantasmal imagination with engaging, highly physical results. Created and performed by Vanessa Goodman in collaboration with lighting designer James Proudfoot.

When: Now to Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online, $15-$36

Vancouver: The Wizard’s Brunch & Dinner

What: You can still buy tickets to the February 9 brunch (12:30 to 3:30 pm) and the 18+ only dinner (7 to 10:30 pm), as well as to the 19+ After Dinner Wizards’ Disco from 10:30 pm to 1 am.

When: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: Various seatings
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West Building – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Price: $185 – $215; buy online

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