7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, February 6

Feb 1 2019, 5:05 am

The first Hump Day of February! Get it going with these seven things to do in Vancouver today, Wednesday, February 6. We’ve got Coastal Lunar Lanterns, Fragile Forms, and more.

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

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Driverless Vehicle Demonstration Surrey 2019

What: An autonomous shuttle vehicle will be making loops in and around Surrey Civic Plaza over the span of more than two weeks in February 2019 to provide Metro Vancouver residents with an opportunity to experience the future of driving. This free public demonstration is a part of the joint partnership between the City of Surrey and the City of Vancouver for their Infrastructure Canada Smart Cities Challenge bid of creating Canada’s first two collision-free multimodal corridors with driverless vehicles.

When: Wednesdays to Sundays from now to February 18, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Surrey Civic Plaza — 13450 104 Avenue, Surrey
Cost: Free. Book online to avoid lines

Coastal Lunar Lanterns

What: The Asian-Canadian Special Events Association has created an iconic installation for Lunar New year. From now to February 18, eight gigantic lanterns will be set up and illuminated every night at the Jack Poole Plaza, using the mountains and water as a backdrop. The lanterns were designed by three artists from Coast Salish Nations, as well as an indigenous artist from Taiwan, and celebrate an important aspect of Lunar New Year tradition.

When: Now to February 18, 2019
Where: Jack Poole Plaza – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Improv Against Humanity: Game Of Love

The Rio Theatre

The Rio Theatre (CBRE)

What: Looking for love in a Horrible place? Join The Fictionals for Improv Against Humanity: Game of Love at the Rio Theatre. Featuring award-winning comedy, a live CAH game show, chocolaty prizes, and more. Plus someone will be crowned the next Most Horrible Person in Vancouver.

When: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $12

In Fiction

What: In Fiction is a new work from Action at a Distance that blurs the lines between the real and the imagined. This visceral solo strikes a balance between cognitive understanding and phantasmal imagination with engaging, highly physical results. Created and performed by Vanessa Goodman in collaboration with lighting designer James Proudfoot.

When: Wednesday, February 6 to Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online, $15-$36

Mike Delamont: Hell Yeah! An Evening with the Devil

What: If you saw Mike’s God Is A Scottish Drag Queen you know it is time to hear the other side of the story. The Devil comes up to set the record straight on everything from marshmallows to Leviticus in a wickedly funny evening of comedy.

When: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre – 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

MACHiNENOiSY – Fragile Forms

What: Inspired by world-renowned Finnish theorist and architect Juhani Pallasmaa’s writings on architecture and the sensing body, MACHiNENOiSY’s most ambitious work to date is a site-specific, 360-degree contemporary dance performance tailored specifically for New Westminster’s iconic Anvil Centre. This adventurous piece brings together architecture; sound, visual and lighting design; and a team of extraordinary dancers from both Canada and Finland—all to stunning effect.

When: Now to Thursday, February 7, 2019
Time: 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Anvil Centre – 777 Columbia St, New Westminster
Tickets: Online

Lunar New Year at Metropolis at Metrotown


Metropolis at Metrotown

What: To celebrate the Lunar New Year, the mall will be hosting more than two weeks of activities to welcome in the Year of the Pig. The highlight, perhaps, is 399 lanterns that will be taking over the Grand Court. The hundreds of lanterns will act as a backdrop for visitors to take photos with their family or friends. A handful of other activities will also be taking place, including Chinese calligraphy, lantern making, traditional Chinese Dance performances, and a “travel through Asia” photo booth.

When: Now to Monday, February 18, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Metropolis at Metrotown – 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
Admission: Free

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