7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, February 27

Feb 23 2019, 3:03 am

The last Hump Day of February! From National Geographic Live! to The Good Bride, here are seven events happening in Vancouver today, February 27!

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

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National Geographic Live! in Vancouver — On the Trail of Big Cats

What: Go on an adventure from Asian jungles to Latin American rainforests with award-winning wildlife photographer Steve Winter, in his talk “On the Trail of Big Cats.” A National Geographic photographer since 1991, Winter has sold out venues sharing his stories of travelling the world to photograph cats and educate audiences on the importance of conservation.

When: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Orpheum — 601 Smithe Street
Price: Starting at $45 — Tickets available via Ticketmaster

Rosie & The Riveters

What: Rosie & the Riveters never planned to get political. But opening a newspaper or watching the news these days made it impossible to see the status of women around the world and stay silent. The result is Ms. Behave – a collection of gritty, sultry, vintage-inspired folk anthems that paint a portrait of a woman’s voice in a man’s world.

When: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre – 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

East Vancouver Brewing Co. Pairing Dinner



What: Edith + Arthur Public House’s chef presents a four-course dinner, paired with 4 East Van Brewing Company Beers or Wines.

When: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Edith + Arthur Public House – 8410 160th Street, Surrey
Tickets: Online, $40.25

Refuse: CanLit in Ruins

What:Refuse: CanLit in Ruins is a free event at the Central Library that brings writers and thinkers together to address the changing face of CanLit with a focus on what it means to refuse the status quo and imagine new possibilities. Moderated by Hannah McGregor. Panellists include Jessica Johns, Keith Maillard, Shazia Hafiz Ramji, and Erika Thorkelson. In partnership with Bookhug.

When: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Vancouver Public Library – 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

L’Elisir D’Amore (The Elixir of Love)

What: Experience a story of Nemorino, a poor peasant who is in love with Adina, a beautiful, wealthy landowner, but Adina doesn’t know he exists. To add to his dilemma he has a rival; Sergeant Belcore, who is openly courting Adina. How to attract her attention? He needs a miracle. Just in time, along comes a travelling medicine man, Dr. Dulcamara, with his “Elixir of Love”.

When: February 27, February 28, and March 2, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online, $15-$36

Life Between Umbrellas – Design Ideas Competition – Launch Event

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What: The launch of Life Between Umbrellas – a design ideas competition that is looking for new and creative ways to improve public space and public life during Vancouver’s wet weather months. The launch event will provide an overview of the competition, featuring speakers and activities that will help to showcase some of the design challenges and opportunities that come with life in a rainy city.

When: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Creekside Community Recreation Centre – 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, Free

The Good Bride by Rosemary Rowe

What: Inspired by true events, this contemporary one-woman comedy finds a spunky 15-year-old Quiverfull Christian girl named Maranatha made to wait alone, day after day, for the arrival of her 28-year-old groom. With hilarious and heartbreaking naivety, she anticipates her nuptials and forthcoming wedding bed while confessing her teenage desires to a God she loves without question. But as she waits longer and longer for her prince to come, will her faith uphold?

When: Wednesday, February 27 to Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Firehall Arts Centre – 280 E. Cordova Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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