7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, February 12

Feb 11 2019, 7:44 am

Looking for a fun event happening in Vancouver today? Check out Unsung Heroes Festival, Casablanca, and these seven things to on Tuesday, February 12.

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

Unsung Heroes Festival at Blue Water Cafe

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What: Blue Water Cafe has been concocting weird and wonderful culinary creations from the sea for its annual Unsung Heroes Festival for over a decade, and this year’s selection is no different. Now in its 15th year, Executive Chef Frank Pabst has created an array of delights not commonly found on many menus for the festival, which runs throughout the month until February 28.

When: Now through February 28
Where: Blue Water Cafe – 1095 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
More Info: Online

The Galleria of Imperial Inspirations

What: Oakridge Centre and the National Palace Museum in Taiwan are pairing up to present “The Galleria of Imperial Inspirations.” The exhibitions and activities at the mall will be centred around tradition, fashion, imagination, celebration, and inclusion, as well as the artistic vision of “saving the moment.” In addition to fashion inspired by a number of famous Chinese paintings, families and children can enjoy performances and craft-workshops, as well as the chance to take home hand-held lanterns of their own.

When: Now to February 19, 2019
Time: Mall Hours
Where: Oakridge Centre – 650 W 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Conscious Lab Community Gathering

What: Conscious Lab is building a community of like-minded individuals who are interested in personal development related to business growth and self-actualization. Head to their Community Gathering to learn more and share your ideas of what this might look like. This will be a casual evening of mingling and open conversation.

When: Tuesday, February 12, 2018
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Conscious Lab – 200 422 Richards St., Vancouver
Tickets: Online, Free


Casablanca / IMDb

What: Released in 1942 against the unfolding backdrop of World War II, American expat Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) must choose between his love for former flame Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman) and helping her Czech Resistance leader husband escape the Vichy-controlled French-Moroccan city of Casablanca so that he can continue his fight against the Nazi regime.

When: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online


What: It’s 1929 and young American writer Cliff Bradshaw has just arrived in Berlin, a city where the party never ends. At the notorious Kit Kat Klub he meets the beguiling chanteuse Sally Bowles and his life is turned upside down forever.

When: Various dates from now to February 24, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Studio 58, Langara College – 100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Live Painting Battle

What: Painters face off against each other in celebration of the opening of Opus Art Supplies newest location in Harbour Centre while helping support the Arts community in the Downtown Eastside. All 12 paintings will be exhibited on February 16th, 2019 at Opus Downtown Vancouver and will be available to bid on in their silent auction during the Grand Opening Event. Thirty percent of the proceeds raised from the sale of these paintings will be donated to the Covenant House Art Therapy, and the balance to the Artist who painted it.

When: Tuesday, February 12 and Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Time: 11 am
Where: Harbor Centre – Upper Atrium – 555 West Hastings St, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Swelling with Pride: Queer Conception and Adoption Stories

What: In Swelling With Pride: Queer Conception and Adoption Stories, creative non-fiction writers celebrate LGBTQ2 families and the myriad of pathways to parenthood. Join editor Sara Graefe and contributors for an evening of honest, heartfelt, unabashedly queer stories covering a gamut of issues and experiences.

When: Tuesday, February 12, 2018
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Montalbano Family Theatre – Vancouver Public Library – 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

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