February Events in Metro Vancouver


Friday, January 31st, 2014 — 11:39am PDT
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Bursting out of the fog that was January 2014, February 2014 is looking much brighter already. From Family Day to Olympic legacy events, Chinese New Year, Black History Month films at the VIFF Theatre, the Chutzpah! Festival, and your last chance to enjoy the Robson Square ice rink. A full list of February Events in Metro Vancouver is posted below and if you have anything to add, contact me to get your event listed — absolutely free of charge!

Winter Fog Over Vancouver


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Multi-Day Events

Events that run for longer than three days in a row are highlighted in green below.

February Events in Metro Vancouver


Saturday, February 1, 2014, 2014
Hobiyee! The Nisga’a New Year!
Party for the Park (Stanley Park)
Winter Wander at Vanier Park and Attractions
Party for Life with Vancouver Friends for Life
Keep The Beat 2014 – Heart and Stroke Foundation Fundraiser
The HTML500
Monster Jam at BC Place
LEGO Travel Adventure Opens at Science World
Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Romeo + Juliet
Studio 58/Langara College Presents GREASE
River Market Artisan Fair, New Westminster
Red Bull Illume at Jack Poole Plaza
Bruce McCulloch at Firehall Arts Centre
Oscar Shorts at VIFF Theatre
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown
River District Chinese New Year Celebration
TEAM Radio Presents: The Big Game
Superbowl Sunday at The Biltmore
Classical Concert Series White Rock
Oscar Shorts at VIFF Theatre
Red Bull Illume at Jack Poole Plaza
Studio 58/Langara College Presents GREASE

Monday, February 3, 2014
Red Bull Illume at Jack Poole Plaza
Studio 58/Langara College Presents GREASE

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
World Cancer Day at Robson Square
West Side Story at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Woodward’s $1.49 Day with the Vancouver Giants
“A Particular Class of Women” at Firehall Arts Centre
Red Bull Illume at Jack Poole Plaza
Studio 58/Langara College Presents GREASE

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Sonoma in the City Presented by Sonoma County Vintners
“Lexi & Hippocrates Find Trouble at the Olympics” – Book Launch
SPARK [FWD] 2014 Conference
Rodgers and Hammerstein: Out of a Dream at the York Theatre
Canadian Direct BC Men’s Curling Championships Presented by Automation One
HomeGround Festival at Oppenheimer Park
“A Particular Class of Women” at Firehall Arts Centre
Red Bull Illume at Jack Poole Plaza
West Side Story at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Studio 58/Langara College Presents GREASE

Thursday, February 6, 2014
Brent Butt Live in Vancouver
Letter Writing Club
CBC Toque Sessions Free Concerts
Lip Sync: HUM Concert for The Lipstick Project
The Lovers Cabaret Presents Lovers of Marley
Engaged & Online Seniors: a Keynote by John DeHart, Nurse Next Door CEO
HomeGround Festival at Oppenheimer Park
“A Particular Class of Women” at Firehall Arts Centre
SPARK [FWD] 2014 Conference
Red Bull Illume at Jack Poole Plaza
West Side Story at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Canadian Direct BC Men’s Curling Championships Presented by Automation One
Rodgers and Hammerstein: Out of a Dream at the York Theatre
Studio 58/Langara College Presents GREASE

Friday, February 7, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Friday Late Night Movies at the Rio Theatre
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Opens
CBC Toque Sessions Free Concerts
LunarFest Vancouver in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery
Sensory Sound Lounge: Experiential Music Series – Port Coquitlam
Great Canadian Winter Festival in New Westminster
20th Rendez-Vous French Film Festival
HomeGround Festival at Oppenheimer Park
“A Particular Class of Women” at Firehall Arts Centre
SPARK [FWD] 2014 Conference
Red Bull Illume at Jack Poole Plaza
West Side Story at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Canadian Direct BC Men’s Curling Championships Presented by Automation One
Rodgers and Hammerstein: Out of a Dream at the York Theatre
Studio 58/Langara College Presents GREASE

Saturday, February 8, 2014
24 Hours of Winter at Grouse Mountain
Valentine’s Day at River District
Opera’s Greatest Hits and More: Vancouver Opera in Surrey
Roots and Branches African Celebration
Align Entertainment Presents: Shrek The Musical
Red Mitten Weekend at BC Sports Hall of Fame
CAMRA Vancouver’s CiderWISE Tasting
Vancouver Shogi Club
Family Day at Fort Langley
LunarFest Vancouver in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery
“A Particular Class of Women” at Firehall Arts Centre
SPARK [FWD] 2014 Conference
Graffiti Hack Book Launch Party
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
Red Bull Illume at Jack Poole Plaza
West Side Story at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Canadian Direct BC Men’s Curling Championships Presented by Automation One
Rodgers and Hammerstein: Out of a Dream at the York Theatre
Studio 58/Langara College Presents GREASE
20th Rendez-Vous French Film Festival

Sunday, February 9, 2014
Red Mitten Weekend at BC Sports Hall of Fame
Romantic Stanley Park Walk
Winter Games Legacy Celebration for Blue Jacket Volunteers
24 Hours of Winter at Grouse Mountain
Sip with Your Sweetheart Wine & Chocolate Event
Marques Wyatt at Killjoy
Sunday Coffee Concert Series at Terry Fox Theatre Port Coquitlam
FlyGirl Productions: Hershe Bar at the Red Room
LunarFest Vancouver in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery
Family Day at Fort Langley
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
West Side Story at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Canadian Direct BC Men’s Curling Championships Presented by Automation One
Rodgers and Hammerstein: Out of a Dream at the York Theatre
Studio 58/Langara College Presents GREASE
20th Rendez-Vous French Film Festival

Monday, February 10, 2014
Family Day at Robson Square Ice Rink, Free Rentals
Family Day at Sunset Community Centre
Family Day Children’s Arts Festival in Richmond
Family Day at Lonsdale Quay
Family Day at Grouse Mountain
Family Day at the Vancouver Art Gallery
Monday Night Poetry Slam at Olympia in Surrey
Family Day at Fort Langley
Red Mitten Weekend at BC Sports Hall of Fame
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
Rodgers and Hammerstein: Out of a Dream at the York Theatre
Studio 58/Langara College Presents GREASE
20th Rendez-Vous French Film Festival

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Echoes of the Komagata Maru: 1914-2014 Opens at the Surrey Museum
Music from the New Wilderness at The Cultch
Willhorse & The Wild North at The Biltmore
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
Rodgers and Hammerstein: Out of a Dream at the York Theatre
Studio 58/Langara College Presents GREASE
20th Rendez-Vous French Film Festival

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
XL Leadership Summit
Music from the New Wilderness at The Cultch
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
How About Wine & Cheese and RRSPs?
Rodgers and Hammerstein: Out of a Dream at the York Theatre
Studio 58/Langara College Presents GREASE
20th Rendez-Vous French Film Festival

Thursday, February 13, 2014
XL Leadership Summit
Northwest Comedy Festival Opens
Valentine’s Day Love Letter Project Parties
CBC Toque Sessions Free Concerts
Micro Performance Series: The Fugue Fugue by TJ Dawe
Hockey Night at the Puck and Pickle Pub
Dances for a Small Stage
Music from the New Wilderness at The Cultch
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
Rodgers and Hammerstein: Out of a Dream at the York Theatre
Studio 58/Langara College Presents GREASE
20th Rendez-Vous French Film Festival

Friday, February 14, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Friday Late Night Movies at the Rio Theatre
2 for 1 Valentine’s Day Skates at Vancouver Ice Rinks
1 Billion Rising for Justice: Valentine’s Day Dance in Surrey
East Van Soul Club
Rock and Roll Burlesque Valentine’s
CBC Toque Sessions Free Concerts
Winterruption Festival on Granville Island
Shirley Gnome: The “Everyone Dies Alone” Valentine’s Day Spectacular
The Wellness Show
Love & Music – Timmy Pavino with The Rosario Strings
JRFM Boots and Babes Ball
Burlesque Duos- Valentines Day 2014
Oscar Shorts at VIFF Theatre
Fort Langley’s Pioneering Love: Valentine’s Day at the Fort
Dances for a Small Stage
Hockey Night at the Puck and Pickle Pub
Micro Performance Series: The Fugue Fugue by TJ Dawe
Music from the New Wilderness at The Cultch
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
Rodgers and Hammerstein: Out of a Dream at the York Theatre
Studio 58/Langara College Presents GREASE
Northwest Comedy Festival
20th Rendez-Vous French Film Festival

Saturday, February 15, 2014
Pet Lover Show at TRADEX in Abbotsford
Rain City Chronicles x Sad Magazine | LOVE HANGOVER
Sufi Journey – Omar Faruk Tekbilek & Vashaan Ensemble
Skate with Hearty at Robson Square
Movies at Surrey Libraries: The Great Debaters
Oscar Shorts at VIFF Theatre
I Love Circus Cabaret
Sweat Co.’s “Let Them Eat Cake” 30th Anniversary/Fundraiser
Fort Langley’s Pioneering Love: Valentine’s Day at the Fort
Dances for a Small Stage
Hockey Night at the Puck and Pickle Pub
Micro Performance Series: The Fugue Fugue by TJ Dawe
Winterruption Festival on Granville Island
The Wellness Show
Music from the New Wilderness at The Cultch
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
Rodgers and Hammerstein: Out of a Dream at the York Theatre
Studio 58/Langara College Presents GREASE
Northwest Comedy Festival
20th Rendez-Vous French Film Festival

Sunday, February 16, 2014
Les and Friends A Vancouver Bach Choir Fundraiser
Munchkin Matinee at River District: Turbo
Stanley Park’s Secrets Historical Walking Tour
Harlequin Hypnosis Show
Pet Lover Show at TRADEX in Abbotsford
Micro Performance Series: The Fugue Fugue by TJ Dawe
Winterruption Festival on Granville Island
The Wellness Show
Rodgers and Hammerstein: Out of a Dream at the York Theatre
Studio 58/Langara College Presents GREASE
Northwest Comedy Festival
20th Rendez-Vous French Film Festival

Monday, February 17, 2014
Vancouver Heritage Week: Baseball, the Olympics and an Arboretum
Eat Your Heart Out Dining Series in the Tri-Cities
Studio 58/Langara College Presents GREASE
Northwest Comedy Festival

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
19th Annual Murray A. Newman Awards at the Vancouver Aquarium
Vancouver Latin American Film Fest Presents: Fable
Talking Stick Festival Opening Night
Eat Your Heart Out Dining Series in the Tri-Cities
Studio 58/Langara College Presents GREASE
Northwest Comedy Festival

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Global Civic’s Public Salon
BUILDEX Vancouver
BC Home + Garden Show
Eat Your Heart Out Dining Series in the Tri-Cities
Studio 58/Langara College Presents GREASE
Northwest Comedy Festival
Talking Stick Festival

Thursday, February 20, 2014
BUILDEX Vancouver
CBC Toque Sessions Free Concerts
Fiona Ackerman “It’s Not You It’s Me” Opens at Winsor Gallery
Ballet BC Presents Grace Symmetry
Vertality4 – The Board of Change
PoMo Arts Fest
Eat Your Heart Out Dining Series in the Tri-Cities
BC Home + Garden Show
Studio 58/Langara College Presents GREASE
Northwest Comedy Festival
Talking Stick Festival

Friday, February 21, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Friday Late Night Movies at the Rio Theatre
CBC Toque Sessions Free Concerts
Ladies Night at the Golden Spike Pub
Alicia Tobin’s Come Draw With Me
Rosie the Riveter Revisited: A Modern History of Women in the Trades
Reflection by Jim Park at Kimoto Gallery
Launch of New Book “Verity” supports Pink Shirt Day
Disney LIVE! Mickey’s Rockin’ Roadshow
Pink Shirt Day Ladies Luncheon
An Intimate Evening with Adam Guettel on Granville Island
Sensory Sound Lounge: Experiential Music Series – Port Coquitlam
PoMo Arts Fest
BC Home + Garden Show
Ballet BC Presents Grace Symmetry
Eat Your Heart Out Dining Series in the Tri-Cities
Studio 58/Langara College Presents GREASE
Northwest Comedy Festival
Talking Stick Festival

Saturday, February 22, 2014
Vancouver Heritage Week: Up the Coast and Overseas
Vancouver Heritage Week: Heritage Afloat! at the Cannery
Mindful Meat: Sustainable Tables and Ethical Eats
CABL BC’s Special Screening of Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom
Ivan Sayers Hosts Radial Rags Historical Fashion Show
Chuztpah! Festival Opens
Vancouver Shogi Club
Barrels & Bottles: BC’s Craft Brewers & Distillers Guilds Joint Fundraiser
Ladies Learning Code: Intro to HTML & CSS
Curious Flea Market Kick-Off, New Westminster
Art Starts Free Weekend Workshops
PoMo Arts Fest
BC Home + Garden Show
Disney LIVE! Mickey’s Rockin’ Roadshow
Ballet BC Presents Grace Symmetry
Eat Your Heart Out Dining Series in the Tri-Cities
Studio 58/Langara College Presents GREASE
Northwest Comedy Festival
Talking Stick Festival

Sunday, February 23, 2014
Vancouver Heritage Week: Sunday Morning at Hinge Park
Vancouver Heritage Week: Heritage Afloat! at the Cannery
Vancouver Heritage Week: The Kitsilano Shoreline
Modern Family Expo, North Vancouver
Music Share Fundraiser for BC Children’s Hospital
Curious Flea Market in New Westminster
Sunday Coffee Concert Series at Terry Fox Theatre Port Coquitlam
Music Share Fundraiser
CraftCit at Heritage Hall
Art Starts Free Weekend Workshops
PoMo Arts Fest
BC Home + Garden Show
Disney LIVE! Mickey’s Rockin’ Roadshow
Eat Your Heart Out Dining Series in the Tri-Cities
Studio 58/Langara College Presents GREASE
Chuztpah! Festival
Talking Stick Festival

Monday, February 24, 2014
National Cupcake Day
Vancouver International Wine Festival
Chuztpah! Festival
Talking Stick Festival

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Me So You So Me at The Cultch
Vancouver International Wine Festival
Chuztpah! Festival
Talking Stick Festival

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Vancouver Heritage Foundation: Heritage 101
Majid Sheikh Akbari & Alfonso Tejada
Jody Glenhem ‘Dreamer’ Album Release Show
Pink Shirt Day
Vancouver International Wine Festival
Chuztpah! Festival
Me So You So Me at The Cultch
Talking Stick Festival

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Brighter Tomorrows Fundraising Luncheon
Health Technology Forum: Vancouver: Funding Dreams Meetup
Empire of Ice: The Rise and Fall of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association, 1911-1926
HOT TALKS: Val & Arnt Arntzen
K!MMORTAL’s 1st Album Fundraiser Event + Online Campaign
An Evening with Lisa Wolpe
8th Annual Moonlight Snowshoe for Take a Hike Foundation
Going Gatsby Fashion Show Fundraiser
CBC Toque Sessions Free Concerts
Vancouver International Wine Festival
Chuztpah! Festival
Me So You So Me at The Cultch
Talking Stick Festival

Friday, February 28, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Friday Late Night Movies at the Rio Theatre
CBC Toque Sessions Free Concerts
Imagine That! Presents THE HOBBIT
Vancouver International Wine Festival
Chuztpah! Festival
Me So You So Me at The Cultch
Talking Stick Festival

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Chinese New Year Parade Vancouver


Friday, January 31st, 2014 — 9:14am PDT
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The Vancouver Chinatown Spring Festival is this weekend with the Chinese New Year Parade happening on Sunday, February 2, 2014. The parade starts at 11:00am and will set out on Pender from Carrall and looping up Gore, heading south on Gore, and turning right back down Keefer to Carrall (view map).

Wanna Touch My Forehead for A Luck?
Photo credit: Nattawot Juttiwattananon (NJ) on Flickr

_DSC6613 A Filled Street - Vancouver Chinese New year 2012 - Year of the Dragon
Photo credit: qasic & Erich J. Harvey on Flickr

Chinese New Year Events

Check out a full list of over 20 Chinese New Year events on The Province’s events blog – here’s a sampling:

Celebrating the Year of the Horse at International Village Mall
This four-day event starts with a ceremonial eye-dotting ritual and lion dance, ending with on the last day with a cultural extravaganza, the Chinese New Year Parade and more at 88 West Pender until Sunday, February 2, 2014.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at FlyOver Canada
In celebration of Chinese New Year, FlyOver Canada (at 999 Canada Place) presents the flight ride, Flight of the Dragon, which soars over the landscape of an ancient civilization and China, as part of a back-to-back experience along with the FlyOver Canada ride.

Gung Hay Fat Choy from Oakridge Centre
This Year of the Horse, Chinese New Year celebration features stage performances and more at Oakridge Centre (650 W. 41st Ave) on Saturday, February 1st from 10:00am to 12:30pm.

Lougheed Town Centre
Jam packed with fun entertainment, Lunar Festival is set to include a Korean Drum Parade, Korean performances, Chinese Lion Dance, Choy Chang and more at Lougheed Town Centre (9855 Austin Ave, Burnaby) on Saturday, February 1st at 10:30am.

Willowbrook Lunar New Year
Lunar New Year activities the entire family can enjoy including a traditional Lion Dance, Tai Chi demonstration, Chinese Astrology readings and dragon boat display at Willowbrook Shopping Centre (19705 Fraser Hwy) on February 2nd.

Rodgers and Hammerstein: Out of a Dream


Thursday, January 30th, 2014 — 3:14pm PDT
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February is a fine time for musical theatre in Vancouver with Family Day, Valentine’s Day, and many other reasons to seek refuge indoors and be wildly entertained by the arts. This means it will also be the perfect time to check out Rodgers and Hammerstein: Out of a Dream at the York Theatre.

Rodgers and Hammerstein: Out of a Dream
Caitriona Murphy, Warren Kimmel, Kazumi Evans, Sayer Roberts. Photo credit: David Cooper

Rodgers and Hammerstein: Out of a Dream

When: February 5th to 16th, 2014
Where: York Theatre (Commercial Drive at Georgia)
What: Patrick Street Productions presents the world premiere of a new revue that takes audience members on a nostalgic journey through their beloved songbook. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, music by Richard Rodgers, conceived and Created by Peter Jorgensen.

Full of whimsy and nostalgia, this new & enchanting musical revue draws from each and every show written by the prolific Broadway duo – featuring songs from Carousel, The Sound of Music, South Pacific, The King & I, Oklahoma! and other cherished favourites.

With Out of a Dream we trace a line from the best of today’s contemporary musicals back to two masters who defined modern musicals; and, quite remarkably, between two master composers who are linked not only through their desire to push music theatre to new heights, but through genetics as well.

Tickets are available now online or by calling The Cultch’s box office (of behalf of the York Theatre) at (604) 251-1363. I also have a pair of tickets to give away, here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 12:00pm. The winner will receive two tickets to opening night, February 6th, 2014 at the York Theatre.

Update The winner is Erin W Bonnie!

Winter Wander 2014


Thursday, January 30th, 2014 — 1:44pm PDT
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Not only does Vanier Park offer one of the best views of downtown Vancouver and the local mountains, it’s also home to some incredibly valuable attractions and cultural institutions. This Saturday, February 1st you can explore the best of this Kitsilano corner during Winter Wander 2014.

Vanier Park

Winter Wander 2014

The six cultural institutions of Vanier Park are celebrating their Kitsilano location again during the third annual Winter Wander. Vancouverites are invited to experience all locations on Saturday, February 1st from 10:00am to 5:00pm for just $5.00 for adults and free to youth 16 and under.

Winter Wander in Vanier Park is a one-day event in which Vancouverites and their families can enjoy a taste of what Vanier Park’s cultural institutions have to offer for one rate that includes admission to all venues.

Vanier Park

Vanier Park is home to the Vancouver Maritime Museum, the Museum of Vancouver, the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Bard on the Beach, the Vancouver Academy of Music, and the City of Vancouver Archives. Vanier Park has many bicycle racks, is accessible by transit along the #22 bus line and has a large parking lot at 1100 Chestnut Street.

In addition to visiting the museums and archives, Winter Wanderers will enjoy an interactive activity by the Young Shakespeareans from Bard on the Beach, performances by Vancouver Academy of Music students, and visiting food trucks.

National Cupcake Day 2014


Thursday, January 30th, 2014 — 11:29am PDT
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Sweet treats for a sweet cause! National Cupcake Day returns February 24th in support of SPCAs and Humane Societies across Canada.

National Cupcake Day 2013

National Cupcake Day 2014

National Cupcake Day is the most delicious way to show your support for animals in need of your help. By baking delicious treats for friends, family and co-workers in exchange for donations you will not only raise desperately needed funds for abandoned, neglected and abused animals in your community, but you will also be making everyone’s day a little brighter with a scrumptious treat.

Here’s how you can get involved:

In BC, National Cupcake Day benefits the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA). The BC SPCA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in British Columbia.

National Cupcake Day Twitter Chat

Join in on a Twitter chat for National Cupcake Day hosted by @Cpantazis and sponsored by @Petsecure. on February 5th starting at 5:00pm PT. The tag to follow is #HelpFindCupcake and when you engage, you could be entered to win a prize from Kitchen Aid (see full contest rules). The National Cupcake Day and Petsecure Pet Health Insurance teams will be answering questions about pet insurance, talking about animals and swapping favourite cupcake recipes.

Follow National Cupcake Day on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for more information about the event, fundraising tips, cupcake ideas, and more.