13 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, February 4

Feb 2 2017, 10:07 pm

Congratulations on making it to Saturday, everyone! To celebrate, here are a bunch of things to do around Vancouver, including a yoyo spectacular and a doll-themed art exhibit.

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

Go around the world at the BC Provincial Yoyo Championships

  • What: The BC Provincial Yoyo Championships is hitting Burnaby, giving professionals a chance to show off their looping and inviting newbies to join the fun. There will be demonstrations of different yoyo-ing toys, contests throughout the day for beginners, amateurs, and pros, plus a big trick throwdown.
  • Where: Marlborough Elementary School (Large Gym) – 6060 Marlborough Avenue, Burnaby
  • When: February 4 from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Tickets: Free to watch and learn, $10 on the door to enter contests, advance registration online required

Get a taste of BC’s best wines at Explore BC Wine Brunch

  • What: Hosted by Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, this stand-up mingler-style event lets guests taste wines from BC’s top wineries along with seafood-focused cuisine of Boulevard Executive Chef Alex Chen. This event includes a stand-up wine brunch mixer, with two wines from each of the seven participating wineries. The event takes place as part of the 2017 Dine Out Vancouver Festival.
  • Where: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar (at the Sutton Place Hotel) – 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 4 from 11 am to 1 pm
  • Tickets: $56.50, book online

Take in dirtsong part of PuSh Festival

  • What: One of PuSh Festivals’s most highly anticipated performances, dirtsong will see Australia’s Black Arm Band perform songs in 12 different languages, some of which are now extinct, with a select few episodes based on Aboriginal author Alexis Wright’s writings. This show, named for the eternal link between Indigenous people and the earth, marks its Canadian debut and promises to be a both impassioned and poignant experience.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 4 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: On Ticketfly, $25-$45

Take in some Peking Duk

  • What: Australian electronic music duo Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles first gained attention in 2012 with the release of their Passion bootleg remix. The pair has played numerous shows around Australia, Asia, and North America, and they will be hitting Vancouver this weekend.
  • Where: Celebrities – 1022 Davie Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 4 at 10 pm
  • Tickets: Online , $25

Take in some classical music with Le Mozart Noir

  • What: Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier Saint-Georges was one of the earliest musicians of the European classical tradition to have African ancestry. Known as “Le Mozart Noir,” this son of a slave overcame adversities of class, race, and prejudice to become a major musical star all over Europe. This programme includes several of his violin concertos, orchestral works by Mozart and one of Haydn’s Paris Symphonies.
  • Where: Vancouver Playhouse – 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 4 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $18-$67

Sequential Circus returns with live electronic music

  • What: Sequential Circus is an ongoing twice-yearly event series in Vancouver, featuring a full lineup of live-performance electronic music (live-pa) acts, with a focus on local talent and cutting-edge performance technologies.
  • Where: Open Studios – 252 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: February 4 at 10:30 pm
  • Tickets: At the door, $20

Watch the Canadian Women’s National Team take on Mexico

  • What: Canada’s Women’s National Team will play at home for the first time since winning the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics when they take on Mexico in an international friendly match.
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • When: February 4 at 3 pm
  • Tickets: Starting at $20 via Ticketmaster

See a gallery of Toy Babies

  • What: Doll-headed portraits will once again be filling the gallery for Andrea’s fifth solo show. “Toy Baby” marks a return to a theme Andrea drew upon for her first solo show at Hot Art Wet City, while building upon the subject by adding objects used in subsequent work.
  • Where: HOT ART Wet City – 2206 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 2 to 25
  • Cost: Free to attend

Shop local at the Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market

  • What: Find local produce, meat, seafood, artisan cheese, bread, herbs, baked goods, artisanal crafts, and more.
  • Where: Nat Bailey Stadium – 4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver
  • When: Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm

Head to Vanier Park for a day of fun

  • What: A day of music, science, history, and art. Explore the Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver Maritime Museum, Vancouver Academy of Music, and City of Vancouver Archives with the whole family. Plus enjoy performances from the Young Shakespeareans from Bard on the Beach, VAM students, Gamelan Bike Bike, and storytelling by VPL.
  • Where: Vanier Park – 1000 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 4 from 10 to 5 pm
  • Tickets: Available the day of at MOV, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre or Vancouver Maritime Museum. $5, children 5 and under free

Take in some One Hit Wonders with Mashed Poetics

  • What: Mashed Poetics is a spoken word and musical mash up. One Hit Wonders features a cover band performing classic songs, while poets recite new works inspired by the tunes.
  • Where: Seven Dining Lounge – 53 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: February 4 at 8:30 pm
  • Tickets: At the door, $10. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Watch the Canucks take on the Wild

  • What: Celebrate Henrik Sedin’s 1,000th career NHL point before the Canucks face off against the Minnesota Wild.
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: February 4 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Via Ticketmaster

Get an Introduction to Screenwriting

What: This information-packed day will give you the basic tools and information you need to build on and hone your screenwriting skills. The day is part exercise and part lecture, with topics including story structure, formatting, character introduction and development and dialogue.

  • Where: InFocus Film School – 306 Abbott Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 4 from 9 am to 5 pm
  • RegisterOnline, $149 – $199. Buy 3 get 1 Free deal for upcoming courses also available