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

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Daniel Chai Feb 07, 2019 5:00 am

One more day to the weekend! Here are seven Vancouver events to check out today, Thursday, February 7. Mother Mother, Yoga Play, and more.

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

Mother Mother

Mother Mother

What: Vancouver-based alt-rockers Mother Mother will be making a stop in Vancouver for their 2019 North American Dance and Cry Tour. The tour comes after the release of their new 12-track album, Dance and Cry. The tour will be the band’s most extensive to date, as they hit 40 cities across the continent.

When: Thursday, February 7, 2019
Time: Doors at 8 pm
Where: Orpheum Theatre — 601 Smithe Street
Tickets: Online

Women’s Personal Safety Workshops 2019

What: Women looking to learn more about self-defence are invited to join the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) for women’s personal safety workshops this winter. Participants will be able to learn easy self-defence tactics, and no prior training is required. The safety team encourages skills that involve “effective” self-defence.

The workshop is hosted by the VPD’s Women’s Personal Safety team. The VPD says the workshop is open to all women, but the minimum age to sign-up is 16-years old. Anyone under 18 must come with a parent to sign a waiver. More information is available online.

When: Thursday, February 7, 2019
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Price: Free, register via email [email protected] or call 604-717-3434

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

What: Bog Seger & The Silver Bullet Band bring “Roll Me Away – The Final Tour” to Vancouver with special guest The Record Company.

When: Thursday, February 7, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Thursday Artist Talk: Joanne Dennis, “Opening the Doors”

What: Local artist Joanne Dennis has made a series of paintings inspired by the doors that have caught her attention in her travels. Her paintings are made from rich acrylic glazes, textures, and oil pastels. Journey with Dennis through the stories of these doors and the creative processes they’ve opened up for her. There will be time for questions and conversation following the talk. Refreshments are provided. This event is presented by the Surrey Art Gallery Association in partnership with Surrey Art Gallery, and with support from the Arts Council of Surrey.

When: Thursday, February 7, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

Craft Brew Comedy at Moody Ales

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What: This edition of Craft Brew Comedy features national touring headliner James Kennedy (Calgary Comedy Festival, Pemberton Music Festival, JFL NorthWest, 2014 People’s Champ of Comedy, 2015 Yuk Off Winner), plus hilarious special guests. Presented by Tri-Cities Comedy and sponsored by Pomo Arts and Poco Arts.

When: Thursday, February 7, 2019
Time: 8 to 10 pm
Where: Moody Ales – 2601 Murray Street, Port Moody
Tickets: Online, $16

Yoga Play

What: Joan has been hired to stabilize Jojomon, a yoga apparel giant, after its CEO is brought down by a fat-shaming scandal. But just as she finds her footing, more trouble surfaces and the sales freefall. Jojomon needs an image makeover—and fast. Risking everything on a wild plan, Joan and her colleagues are willing to try anything to save face. This hilarious satire asks what it takes to find authenticity in a world determined to sell enlightenment.

When: Thursday, February 7 to Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Gateway Theatre – 6500 Gilbert Road Richmond
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: Thursday, February 7 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

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