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

Feb 2 2018, 9:46 am

Mid-week fun coming your way, from La Poutine Week to Ramen Heads and more. Here are seven things to check out in Vancouver today, Wednesday, February 7.

And for more things happening around town check out our events section.

The Father

  • What:  The Father follows André, an 80-year old man who was once a tap dancer, and now lives with his daughter, Anne, and her husband, Antoine. Or was André an engineer, whose daughter Anne lives in London with her new lover, Pierre? Either way, he’s still wearing his pajamas and he can’t find his watch. He’s starting to wonder if he’s losing control.
  • When: Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $15

U40 Networking Social

  • What: Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce U40 Leaders of Tomorrow help motivate young and emerging professionals to come together to network, share ideas and become leaders of Langley. Come and enjoy complimentary appetizers and a business card draw for prizes.
  • When: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
  • Time: 4:30 to 6:30 pm
  • Where: Earls Kitchen + Bar Langley – 600 – 6339 200 Street, Langley
  • Register: Online, Free

La Poutine Week Vancouver

  • What: Perfectly timed for all the carb cravings caused by winter in Canada, the great French-Canadian classic is cause for celebration when La Poutine Week kicks off in Vancouver the first week of February.
  • Where: Participating restaurants in Vancouver
  • When: Now to Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Rosewood Conversations with John Wood

  • What: An evening with John Wood, founder of Room to Read, for his Canadian book launch of Purpose, Incorporated: Turning Cause Into Your Competitive Advantage.
  • When: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Rosewood Hotel Georgia – 801 West Georgia, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, $40-$50

Ramen Heads (VIFF Vancity Theatre)

  • What: A mouthwatering survey of culinary history, famous restaurants, and specialty ingredients, this film makes a compelling case for finding Japan’s heart through its stomach.
  • When: Play until Wednesday, February 7 (check dates/showtimes)
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $30; buy via VIFF

No Foreigners

  • What: Chinese shopping malls are in the fluorescent spotlight, in this joint collaboration between local Hong Kong Exile and Toronto’s fu-GEN Theatre. The theatre companies see malls as “racialized spaces of cultural creation and clash,” and uses multidisciplinary performance, along with both Cantonese and English, to explore what No Foreigners really means to Canadian society today.
  • When: Wednesday, February 7 to Saturday, February 17, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: The Cultch – 1985 Venables Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At The Cultch; $27

My Funny Valentine

Image: Dahlia Katz

  • What: As relevant as when it was first performed eight years ago, My Funny Valentine is back for a remount at the Scotiabank Dance Centre. Written by local playwright Dave Deveau in response to the 2008 fatal shooting of Lawrence King by a fellow classmate, the one-man show catches the community during the aftermath of the hate crime.
  • When: Wednesday, February 7 to Sunday, February 18, 2018
  • Time: Doors 9 pm
  • Where: Scotiabank Dance Centre – 677 Davie Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Theatre Wire; $32
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