7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, February 13

Feb 12 2020, 5:00 am

One more day to the long weekend! Fill your Thursday with these seven things to do in Vancouver today, February 13. JFL NorthWest, Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar, and more.

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

JFL NorthWest 2020

February 13

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What: JFL Northwest, Vancouver’s very own Just For Laughs comedy festival, celebrates its fifth year from February 13 to 25, 2020. Headliners include Bill Burr, Hannah Gadsby, Ronny Chieng, Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, and more. Plus catch local favourites like Pleasant Comedy, The Lady Show, Come Draw With Me, and more.

When: February 13 until February 25, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Tickets: Online

Rossini’s The Barber of Seville

What: The Barber of Seville by Rossini tells the tale of Figaro’s escapades as he helps Count Almaviva get Rosina away from her guardian, Dr. Bartolo. Ashlie Corcoran, Artistic Director of the Arts Club Theatre Company, and Canadian conductor Nathan Brock make their mainstage Vancouver Opera debut.

When: February 13, 15, 20, and 23, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm (2 pm on February 23)
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre — 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Straight White Men

What: The Western Canadian debut of Straight White Men by Young Jean Lee. The first act of the performance is a satirical comedy, where three brothers returning home for the holidays are caught off guard by a shift in the family dynamic. The brothers are forced to examine the effects of traditional masculinity. The second act of the performance is a Talk Forward, with a different featured speaker giving their unique perspective on the topics in the show.

Where: Now until February 15, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Gateway Theatre — 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
Tickets: Online

Forget Me Not

What: Forget Me Not by Ronnie Burkett features 100 audience members each holding a unique puppet. The show is set in “The New Now,” a time when written language is suppressed and forgotten, and hand-drawn love letters are a powerful act of defiance. Presented by The Cultch.

When: Various dates until March 1, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Secret Location
Tickets: Online

Dinner With A View – Vancouver

Dining domes/Dinner with a view

What: Dinner With A View Vancouver starts when guests enter their assigned dome that’s been transformed into a terrarium with a distinct terrain: tundra, tropical, grasslands, etc. Each dome seats a minimum of four and a maximum of six people.

Inside guests will find luxurious pillows, blankets, and decor as they enjoy a three-course meal prepared by a celebrity chef. Diners can choose between blind menus, which will accommodate several different dietary restrictions including meals that can be made meat-, fish-, and vegan-centric.

When: Now until February 16, 2020, and February 20 to 23, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Ambleside Beach, West Vancouver
Price: $199.99 for dome reservations and $109.99 per dinner per person; tickets online

The Search for Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar 2020

What: CruiseyT, TFD Presents and Celebrities Nightclub presents The Search for Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar 2020. The competition is hosted by Alma B Itches, and is showcase of drag performers from across Metro Vancouver.

When: February 13, February 20 and February 27, 2020
Time: Show starts at 8:30 pm
Where: Celebrities Nightclub – 1022 Davie Street, Vancouver
More Info: Online

Jewish Book Festival Closing Night – Mythical Creature – Jamie Bernstein & Singers

What: The 35th annual Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival celebrates its closing night with author, narrator, and filmmaker Jamie Bernstein. In her book, Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein, Bernstein shares a rare look at her father Leonard Bernstein around the centennial of his birth. Featuring live performances of Leonard Bernstein’s songs by Lindsay Warnock, Arielle Ballance, and Doug Gorkoff.

When: February 13, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver – 950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Still looking for Valentine’s Day plans? Check out this great event happening on Friday, February 14 at the Vancouver Aquarium.

Vancouver Aquarium After Hours Valentine’s Day Edition

What: Pucker up for an intimate Valentine’s Day affair at the Vancouver Aquarium’s adults-only (19+) After Hours event. With a drink in one hand, your sole mate or pals in the other, get set for an otterly adorable evening. Learn about the coral sex lives of aquatic animals and another range of hot topics while you explore the Aquarium’s galleries with a drink in hand. Food and drinks will be available for purchase on-site.

When: February 14, 2020
Time: 6:30 to 11 pm. VIP Entrance at 6 pm
Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online. Regular tickets are $30 for members and $38 for non-members. VIP tickets are $44 for members and $55 for non-members.