11 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, February 5

Feb 3 2017, 6:08 am

Sunday is here! Fill your day with one of our things to do around Vancouver, including a Flashion show or borrowing a human book.

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

Watch one of the biggest games of the year

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  • What: Super Bowl LI (51) is happening on Sunday, and that means it’s time to cozy up in your favourite sports bars, old and new, to watch the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons battle for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
  • Where: Bars and restaurants across Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, February 5

Dance the night away at Coalescence

  • What: Coalescence is a weekly fusion social dance that happens every Sunday at Academie Duello. Music is a mix of blues and other genres. No partner or experience is necessary, and all dancers are welcome.
  • Where: Academie Duello – 412 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: Every Sunday at 7 pm
  • Tickets: At the door, $8-$20 sliding scale (first time free)

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Richmond Centre

  • What: Celebrate the Year of the Rooster at Richmond Centre. Marvel at lantern displays suspended from the ceilings, experience a traditional Lion Dance and eye-dotting ceremony, and visit with the God of Fortune who will be handing out Lucky Red pockets with a chocolate coin to shoppers.
  • Where: Richmond Centre – 6551 No. 3 Road, Richmond
  • When: February 5 at 2 pm
  • Cost: Free

Make custom mugs and teabags at the Modern Craft Workshop

  • What: Get creative designing and painting your new favourite mug for your morning coffeee or tea, along with heart-shaped tea bags to help celebrate the loveliest day of the year.
  • Where: Olympic Village, Vancouver
  • When: February 5 at 2 pm
  • Tickets: On Eventbrite, $40

Shop local at the Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market

  • What: Find a great selection of local produce, fish, meat, dairy, artisan prepared foods, baked goods, local crafts, and food trucks.
  • Where: Hastings Park Centregrounds – 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm

Eat your way around the city at Dine Out Vancouver

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  • What: It’s the last day of Dine Out Vancouver 2017. Check out the impressive list of events, dinners, tastings, and brunch crawls before it’s over.
  • Where: Participating venues across Vancouver
  • When: Friday, January 20 to Sunday, February 5
  • Cost: Tickets can be purchased here

Make greener decisions at Flashion

  • What: Flashion is a free youth-led community event focusing on fast fashion and its environmental impact. Explore sustainable alternatives and how to make greener decisions as consumers. Includes a clothing swap, an eco-fashion show with pieces designed by youth, and guest speakers from eco-fashion and eco-art design industries
  • Where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 5 at noon
  • Register: On Eventbrite, Free

Borrow a human book with PuSh Festival’s Human Library

  • What: Borrow a ‘human book’ from a curated collection of topics such as: recovering hoarder, battered woman and same-sex marriage warrior. The 20-minute one-on-one conversations take you on a personal journey with personal stories.
  • Where: Vancouver Public Library – 350 West Georgia Street
  • When: February 4 and 5, noon to 4 pm
  • Cost: Free

Hear the sounds of the east with Melody of China

  • What: Melody of China showcases many traditional instruments which are part of the marrow of Chinese cultural expression. This performance blends popular classics with lively pieces which are of precise regional origin. Partial proceeds from the event, as well as all proceeds from pre-event cocktail party and silent auction, will be donated to the Red Cross.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 5 at 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $18 – $168

Learn to make pastries at Choux Pastry Basics

  • What: Learn how to make Pâte a Choux, also known as choux pastry, with the experts at Tartine & Maple. Pipe your own pastries, fill and decorate them before taking them home. No experience required.
  • Where: Trout Lake Community Centre – 3350 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
  • When: February 5 at 2 pm
  • Register: Online, $57.14

Talk about sex at the Taboo Naughty But Nice Sex Show

  • What: The Taboo Show offers an upscale adult playground dedicated to enhancing lifestyles, encouraging romance, personal betterment and all things taboo. Enjoy provocative, educational seminars, shopping, fashion shows and live demos.
  • Where: The Vancouver Convention Centre East, Hall B and C – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • When: Now until Sunday, February 5, from 5 pm to midnight on Friday, noon to midnight on Saturday, and noon to 6 pm on Sunday
  • Tickets: At the door, $20, or in advance online, $15
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