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

Feb 4 2020, 3:30 pm

The first Hump Day of the new month! Check out these seven events in and around Vancouver on February 5, including Vancouver TheatreSports, Vancouver International Boat Show and more

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

Romance Week at Vancouver TheatreSports

What: Vancouver TheatreSports (VTS) presents the return of Romance Week, running from February 5 to 15 at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. Visitors can bring their special someone to VTS and enjoy shows over the 1o-day event: The Love of Your Life, Love MatchesOK TinderFrisky Fridays, and more.

When: February 5 until February 15, 2020
Time: Showtimes vary based on performance
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Musical Mornings: The Red Violin

What: Acclaimed pianists Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann hosts Musical Mornings at Evergreen Cultural Centre. This month’s show is The Red Violin with violinist Jasper Wood.

When: February 5, 2020
Time: Coffee Reception 10 am, show 10:30 am
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre – 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

Towers of Tomorrow

What: Towers of Tomorrow, presented by Concert Properties and White Spot Restaurants, feature some of the most well-known architectural achievements in the world, all made entirely out of LEGO. The towers are constructed on a scale of 1:200 by Australia’s Ryan McNaught, the only certified LEGO professional in the Southern Hemisphere.

Some of the towers featured include  Toronto’s CN Tower, Philadelphia’s Comcast Technology Center, Los Angeles’ Wilshire Grand Center, Chicago’s Willis Tower, Atlanta’s Bank of America Plaza, and New York’s Empire State Building and Chrysler Building. The exhibition also features TransLink’s Transport2050 MicroCity animated 3D model presenting the story of Metro Vancouver’s transportation and transit past, present and future.

When: Now until September 7, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: TELUS World of Science – 1455 Quebec St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

How the Other Half Loves

What: White Rock Player’s Club presents How the Other Half Loves by Sir Alan Ayckbourn. The comedic play tells the story of three different marriages that turns into a spirited game of mixed doubles involving sex, jealousy, and ingenious stagecraft.

When: Wednesdays to Sundays from February 5 until February 22, 2020
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: White Rock Playhouse — 1532 Johnston Road, White Rock
Tickets: Online

The 2020 Vancouver International Boat Show

water-skiing squirrel

Twiggy, the water-skiing squirrel

What: The 2020 Vancouver International Boat Show will include more than 250 exhibitors and over 125 presentations and workshops led by boating experts. This year’s event is taking place at two locations: BC Place and a floating show at Granville Island. Complimentary shuttle buses and water ferries will also be operating between the two venues.

Twiggy, a famous water-skiing squirrel, will be one of the highlights of the Vancouver International Boat Show. According to organizers, Twiggy will be performing on a daily basis during the event, while viewers also learn about water safety, waterskiing, and simply watch a water-skiing squirrel ski around her pool.

When: February 5 to February 9, 2019
Time: BC Place: Wednesday to Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm; Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm; The Floating Show at Granville Island: Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5:30 pm
Where: Indoors at BC Place — 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver. Floating show at Granville Island
Tickets: Available online

Opening Reception: Invisible in Neon/City in Flux by Carolina de la Cajiga and The Demise of Woodward’s: Dereliction, Demolition and Detritus by Stanley Mishkin

What: Britannia Art Gallery hosts an opening reception for two new exhibitions: Invisible in Neon/City in Flux by Carolina de la Cajiga and The Demise of Woodward’s: Dereliction, Demolition and Detritus by Stanley Mishkin. Artists will be in attendance, and light refreshments will also be served.

When: Opening reception on February 5, 2020. Exhibit is on display from February 5 until February 28, 2020
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm (opening reception)
Where: Vancouver Public Library – Britannia Branch — 1661 Napier Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Urinetown: The Musical

What: Studio 58 at Langara College presents Urinetown: The Musical, the Tony Award-winning satire about capitalism, environmental disaster, and hope.

When: Tuesday to Saturday until February 16, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Studio 58 at Langara College — 100 W 49th Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online