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

Feb 7 2020, 1:00 pm

Pack your Sunday schedule with these 10 events happening around Vancouver today, February 9. Street Food City, PuSh Vancouver, and more.

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

Street Food City 9

Street Food City


What: Now in its ninth year, the food truck extravaganza features a rotating selection of purveyors outside the Vancouver Art Gallery, in šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square, on the north side of the building. Part of Dine Out Vancouver.

When: February 9, 2020
Time: 11 am to 3 pm on weekdays and 11 am to 5 pm on weekends
Where: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square (in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery), Vancouver
Admission: Free

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival 2020

What: PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Vancouver’s mid-winter festival, returns for its 16th year of groundbreaking work in the live performing arts until February 9. PuSh 2020 includes 27 works from 24 companies from nine countries, including six world premieres. Festival-goers will also want to check out Club PuSh, the festival’s showcase of experimental and edgy acts.

When: February 9, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Tickets and Passes: Online

Vancouver Jewish Book Festival – A Sense of Place

What: As part of the Vancouver Jewish Book Festival, writer, critic and teacher Norman Ravvin reads from his latest book, The Girl Who Stole Everything, at the Burquest Jewish Community Centre.

When: February 9, 2020
Time: 2 pm
Where: Burquest Jewish Community Centre – 2860 Dewdney Trunk Road, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

Coastal Lunar Lanterns

What: The Asian-Canadian Special Events Association has created an iconic installation for Lunar New Year. Until February 9, eight gigantic lanterns designed by Indigenous artists will be set up and illuminated at the Jack Poole Plaza, using the mountains and water as a backdrop.

When: February 9, 2020
Where: Jack Poole Plaza – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Love Bugs – A Valentine’s Day Event

What: Place Maillardville Community Centre host an afternoon of Valentine’s Day-themed activities including crafts, games, card-making and more. Ideal for kids nine and under, and this is a parent participation program.

When: February 9, 2020
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Where: Place Maillardville Community Centre — 1200 Cartier Avenue, Coquitlam
Price: $7 per child

Savour the Sun: The Westin Bayshore

What: The Savour the Sun dinner at The Westin Bayshore will be featuring a seasonally influenced menu and wine from Kismet Estate Winery in Oliver Osoyoos.

When: February 9, 2020
Time: Reception 6 pm, dinner 6:30 pm
Where: The Westin Bayshore — 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
Price: $114 per person; book online

Skate Plaza at The Shipyards

What: The Shipyards’ large, covered outdoor plaza has been converted into a free ice rink for the season. The rink will be open to skating seven days a week from 12 to 7 pm.

The skateable surface is approximately 20,000 sq. ft., including the floor area of the 12,000-sq-ft plaza and the adjacent 8,000-sq-ft summertime water spray area, both of which are covered by a retractable roof. Skaters can either bring their own skates or rent a pair of skates on-site for $7, although quantities are limited. Helmets and skating aids are free.

When: Daily until mid-March (weather permitting)
Time: 12 to 7 pm
Where: The Shipyards Commons, North Vancouver
Admission: Free, skate rentals are available at a cost of $7 (quantities are limited)

The 2020 Vancouver International Boat Show

water-skiing squirrel

Twiggy, the water-skiing squirrel.

What: The 2020 Vancouver International Boat Show will include more than 250 exhibitors and over 125 presentations and workshops led by boating experts. This year’s event is taking place at two locations: BC Place and a floating show at Granville Island. Complimentary shuttle buses and water ferries will also be operating between the two venues.

Twiggy, a famous water-skiing squirrel, will be one of the highlights of the Vancouver International Boat Show. According to organizers, Twiggy will be performing on a daily basis during the event, while viewers also learn about water safety, waterskiing, and simply watch a water-skiing squirrel ski around her pool.

When: February 9, 2019
Time: BC Place: Wednesday to Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm; Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm; The Floating Show at Granville Island: Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5:30 pm
Where: Indoors at BC Place — 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver. Floating show at Granville Island
Tickets: Available online

Bells and Whistles’ “A Big Night at the Oscars”

What: If you head to this Fraser Street spot to view the Oscars, a $10 entry fee will get you a popcorn, a “paparazzi-inspired photo shoot,” and a ballot to vote for your predictions. Whoever gets the most guesses correct will win half the ticket proceeds, and the other half will be donated to the BC Hospitality Foundation.

When: February 9, 2020
Time: 4:30 pm
Where: Bells and Whistles – 3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Admission: $10 per person

Monday Nights

What: Monday Nights by 6th Man Collective and The Theatre Centre is an interactive basketball and theatre mashup. The show tells the story of five men who played basketball together every Monday night for over a decade. Along the way, friendships were born, bonds were hardened, and triumphs and heartbreaks were shared. Attendees are invited to get on the court and learn some skills while experiencing the power of the game for themselves. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

When: February 9, 2020
Time: 2 pm
Where: Anvil Centre – 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Tickets: Online

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