7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, February 14

Feb 11 2019, 7:50 am

Happy Valentine’s Day! Feel the love with these seven great events happening in Vancouver today, February 14. Check out the Vancouver Aquarium, Justin Timberlake, and more.

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

Vancouver Aquarium After Hours Valentine’s Day edition

VanAqua After Hours

What: Love will be in the water at the Vancouver Aquarium for this adults-only evening affair. Take your date around the galleries, after dark, with a drink in hand. The night will feature a ‘naughty puppet show,’ exploration of the sex lives of marine animals, and the opportunity to meet a penguin. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase around the venue.

When: Thursday, February 14, 2019
Time: 6 pm to 11 pm
Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
Tickets: $27 for members and $35 for non-members, available online.

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

What: This annual celebration of all things hot chocolate is kicking off on January 19 and runs until February 14 – which means you have tons of days to try all of the participating ‘chocstars’ at this year’s fest. Each cafe, dessert bar, and restaurant has created sugary wondrous concoctions that take classic hot chocolates to a whole new level – there will be 70 drinks in total to explore.

When: Now to February 14, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Venues around Vancouver
More Info: Online

Romance Week at Vancouver TheatreSports

What: Cupid will be stopping by The Improv Centre on Granville Island for the return of Romance Week. Vancouver TheatreSports will be putting on three rotating shows in the week leading up to February 14th, ‘climaxing’ with a special finale called My Funny Valentine. Forget the boring box of chocolates, choose to experience a ‘Love Astrologer,’ improvised rom-com clichés, and love sonnets instead.

When: Now to Thursday, February 14, 2019
Time: Showtimes vary based on performance
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Can be purchased online starting at $10.75

Mount Pleasant Senior Prom at Anza Club

What: Dig out that old, ill-fitting powder blue suit or outdated prom dress and turn back the clock to senior prom. Get a corsage for that special someone and head to Anza Club for live music, dancing, disco balls, and no chaperones. You’ll want to bring your A-game outfits and dance moves because ‘prom monarchy’ will be awarded as well.

When: Thursday, February 14, 2019
Time: 7 pm to 12 am
Where: Anza Club Vancouver – 3 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Can be purchased online for $20

Justin Timberlake

What: Justin Timberlake is on tour in promotion of his fourth studio album, The Man of the Woods.

When: Thursday, February 14 and Friday, February 15, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

La Bohème


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What: The Vancouver Opera’s production of La Bohème will be opening up on February 14th with a special offer of $40 tickets for anyone under the age of 40. The performance will transport the audience back to the 1920s when “writers flocked to Paris to live the bohemian life.” In order to redeem the Valentine’s Day offer, use the promo code 40/40 when purchasing seats. Valid ID will also be required to collect your tickets.

When: Thursday, February 14, 2019. Other performances on February 16, February 19, February 21 and February 24
Time: 7:30 pm (2 pm on February 24)
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Beginning at $40 for those under 40 – use promo code 40/40 at online checkout.

JFL Northwest 2019

What: JFL Northwest 2019 has a star-studded lineup, including Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Whitney Cummings, Gabriel Iglesias, Michelle Wolf, Ken Jeong, Best of the West showcase, and more.

When: Thursday, February 14 to Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: Showtimes will vary and can be found on the event website
Where: Various stages across the Lower Mainland
Tickets: Online

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