7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, February 20

Feb 19 2020, 3:30 pm

Make your Thursday a terrific one with our picks of seven events to check out today, February 20. Art Vancouver 2020 Sneak Peek, Beth Stelling, and more.

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

Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder Chowdown  – Vancouver

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What: Now in its 12th year, Vancouver’s culinary heavyweights will go ladle-to-ladle in the soup-centric cook-off as attendees and a panel of judges sample the goods before casting their votes to name the 2020 champion.

When: February 20, 2020
Time: 7 to 11 pm
Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
Price: $79; online

Art Vancouver 2020 Sneak Peek

What: The Art Vancouver International art fair hosts a sneak peek in advance of their sixth year’s event. Attendees can meet artists and the Art Vancouver team, enjoy food and wine, and explore art from the upcoming International show.

When: Sneak peek is on February 20, 2020. Artwork will stay up on the walls from February 18 to 28.
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: Gallery Pendulum — 885 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Whose Live Anyway? – Hard Rock Casino and River Rock Casino

What: Whose Live Anyway? features Ryan Stiles along with fellow comics Greg Proops, Jeff Davis, and Joel Murray. Together, they perform many of the hilarious games made famous on their Emmy-nominated TV series, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, which aired from 1998 to 2004 and returned to the airwaves in 2013.

When: February 20 and 21, 2020 (Hard Rock), February 22 and 23, 2020 (River Rock)
Time: 8 pm (Thursday, Friday and Saturday), 7 pm (Sunday)
Where: Hard Rock Casino – 2080 United Blvd, Coquitlam (Thursday and Friday), River Rock Casino – 8811 River Rd, Richmond (Saturday and Sunday)
Tickets: Available online at Hard Rock Casino and River Rock Casino

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

Community Movie Night: Lilo & Stitch

What: City Centre Community Centre hosts a free, all-ages screening of the Disney animated classic Lilo & Stitch. Light refreshments will be provided to the attendees.

When: February 20, 2020
Time: 7 pm

Where: City Centre Community Centre — 5900 Minoru Boulevard, Richmond
Admission: Free

Heritage Week 2020 – Bringing the Past into the Future: The Saving of Melissa Park Lodge

What: Port Coquitlam’s Community Integration Services Society in collaboration with PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives and the City of PoCo hosts a tour of Melissa Park Lodge as part of Heritage Week 2020. Attendees will learn how the historic building was restored.

When: February 20, 2020
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Where: Melissa Park Lodge — 2175 Mary Hill Road, Port Coquitlam
Register: Online; free

Beth Stelling

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What: The way Beth Stelling tells stories on stage will easily have you in tears of laughter within just minutes of her set. You might recognize her from her Netflix stand-up special The Standups, but Stelling is also a writer for I Love You America with Sarah Silverman and wrote for Judd Apatow’s Crashing on HBO as well as Another Period on Comedy Central. Stelling’s feature on Comedy Central’s The Half Hour was named by Vulture as “one of the best stand-up specials of 2015.” Part of JFL NorthWest.

When: February 20, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Biltmore Cabaret — 2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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