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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, February 5

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Daniel Chai Feb 05, 2019 5:00 am

Happy Lunar New Year, everyone! From Lunar New Year to Romance Week at Vancouver TheatreSports, here are seven great events happening on Tuesday, February 5 in Vancouver.

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

Blessing Ceremony and Lion Dance at River Rock Casino Resort

What: Celebrate the Year of the Pig at River Rock Casino Resort. Watch the colourful lions and dragon come to life and join us in the resort lobby for our Blessing Ceremony and Lion Dance.  All ages are welcome.

When: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Time: 6:15 to 8 pm
Where: River Rock Casino Resort Lobby – 8811 River Road, Richmond
Admission: Free

Romance Week at Vancouver TheatreSports

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Vancouver TheatreSports League

What: Vancouver TheatreSports (VTS) presents the return of Romance Week, running from Tuesday, February 5 to Thursday, February 14 at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. Visitors can bring their special someone to VTS and enjoy three special shows over the 1o-day event: Love Matches, Love Unscripted, and Red Hot Improv. Romance Week ends with My Funny Valentine, which will be hosted by none other than Cupid and Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love.

When: Tuesday, February 5 to Thursday, February 14, 2019
Time: Showtimes vary based on performance
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online starting at $10.75

Aberdeen Centre’s Chinese New Year Flower & Gift Fair

What: The hallways of Aberdeen Centre will be transformed into a Chinese New Year Flower & Gift Fair, featuring vendors selling including gifts, decorations, fresh flowers, crafts, food, home goods and more. Your one-stop-shop for all Chinese New Year essentials.

When: Now to Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Time: 11 am to 7 pm
Where: Aberdeen Centre – 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond
Admission: Free

Robson Square Ice Rink

What: The provincial government’s Robson Square Ice Rink is open for the 2018 and 2019 season. As per tradition, skating is free for all ages for those who bring their own skates. Those without skates can rent a pair on-site for a fee. An on-site concession stand will also serve warm drinks and snacks.

When: Now to February 28, 2019
Time: Sunday to Thursday from 9 am to 9 pm; Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 11 pm – Holiday hours vary
Where: 800 Robson Street, Vancouver (Robson Street and Howe Street)
Cost: Free for all ages, if you bring your own skates (Skate rentals are $5, and rentals end 30 minutes before closing time)
Note: Helmets are mandatory for children 12 years and under. Robson Square Ice Rink accepts cash only

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

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What: This annual celebration of all things hot chocolate is kicking off on January 19 and runs until February 14 – which means you have tons of days to try all of the participating ‘chocstars’ at this year’s fest. Each cafe, dessert bar, and restaurant has created sugary wondrous concoctions that take classic hot chocolates to a whole new level – there will be 70 drinks in total to explore.

When: Now to February 14, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Venues around Vancouver
More Info: Online

Yaohan Centre Chinese New Year Celebration

What: The hallways of Aberdeen Centre will be transformed into a Chinese New Year Flower & Gift Fair, featuring vendors selling including gifts, decorations, fresh flowers, crafts, food, home goods and more. Your one-stop-shop for all Chinese New Year essentials.

When: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Time: 1 to 2 pm
Where: Yaohan Centre – 3700 No 3 Rd, Richmond
Admission: Free

Women’s Maker Meet Up

What: Whether you’re a seasoned maker or someone who has only made things in your head and have been too nervous to give it a go IRL, head to the Women’s Maker Meet Up and meet other makers and dreamers. There will be talks from women makers, demos, and the opportunity to network with like-minded women. Bring a project to share.

When: Tuesday, February 5, 2018
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: MakerLabs – 780 East Cordova Street Vancouver
Tickets: Online, Free

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