Events & Entertainment Around Town: February 1 – February 15
It does not matter if you are looking for laughter, romance or excitement – Vancouver has everything you need to make your next getaway, perfect.
Flight of the Dragon (Soar over China): FlyOver Canada
Event Dates: January 18th to February 10th | 10:00am to 9:00pm
Double feature with FlyOver Canada. During this special feature, follow a mythical dragon as it soars over some of China’s most spectacular landscapes and scenery.
Topdog/Underdog: Goldcorp Stage at BMO Theatre Centre
Event Dates: January 18th to February 11th | Various Times
African-American brothers Lincoln and Booth – birth names given as a joke that sets up an intense rivalry – share a seedy, one-room apartment and are looking for easy money in cards. Things are tight and only get tighter when their competition grows and their lies exceed their truths.
Fun Home: Granville Island Stage
Events Dates: February 8th to March 10th | Various Times
Alison’s father was many things; a historical preservationist, a funeral home director, a distant parent, and… a closeted gay man. In the struggle to understand her father while also dealing with her own coming out, graphic novelist Alison documents the story of her life in coloured panels.
A Romantic Pops Valentine: Orpheum Theatre
Event Dates: February 9th to February 10th | 8:00pm
Love and Romance are front and centre in the beautiful Orpheum theatre, as conductor William Rowson and the VSO perform music that will get you in the mood for Valentine’s. Joined by pianist Jon Nakamatsu, soprano Robyn Driedger-Klassen, and tenor Frederik Robert, the orchestra dials up some of the most sensual and romantic music ever written.
Sh*t: Firehall Arts Centre
Event Dates: January 28th to February 10th | Various Times
What of the women and girls who defy gender demarcations, who transgress the boundaries and restraints of social order and expectation? Out of control girls – angry, nasty girls – are a sight to behold. This is a work about these girls. Their names are Billy, Bobby and Sam.
Music Legends and Fairy Tales: Orpheum Theatre
Event Date: February 8th | 2:00pm
Repertoire: Rossini (La Cenerentola: Overture) – Humperdinck (Hansel and Gretel: Evening Prayer and Dream Pantomime) – Ravel (Mother Goose Suite) – Offenbach (Tales of Hoffman: Barcarolle) – Offenbach (Tales of Hoffman: Olympia’s Doll Song) – Mendelssohn (A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Nocturne)
Platypus Theatre – Peter and the Wolf: Orpheum Theatre
Event Date: February 11th | 2:00pm
Peter is a dreamer who suddenly finds himself in the middle of an adventure: a mystifying mission to capture a wily wolf. Two dancers and an actor, colourful sets and incredible masks make for a modern and humorous re-telling of this enduring story.
Symphonie Espagnole: Orpheum Theatre
Event Dates: February 3rd to February 5th | 8:00pm
Repertoire: Jocelyn Morlock (Earthfall) – Lalo (Symphonie espagnole for violin and orchestra) Schumann (Symphony No. 4 in D minor)
Motown the Musical: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Event Dates: February 6th to February 11th | Various Times
Motown the Musical is the true American dream story of Motown’s founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more.
Ice Skating: Robson Square Ice Rink
Event Dates: December 1st to February 28th | Various Times
This winter, renew a classic Vancouver tradition and enjoy some old-fashioned fun.
Vancouver Canucks vs Chicago Blackhawks: Rogers Arena
Event Date: February 1st | 7:00pm
See Vancouver’s National Hockey team face the Chicago Blackhawks.
Vancouver Canucks vs Florida Panthers: Rogers Arena
Event Date: February 14th | 7:00pm
Looking for an exciting Valentine’s Day activity? Take your loved one to a Vancouver Canucks game!
Vancouver Canucks vs Tampa Bay Lightning: Rogers Arena
Event Date: February 3rd | 7:00pm
See Vancouver’s National Hockey team face the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Daina Ashbee – Pour: Scotiabank Dance Centre
Event Dates: February 1st to February 3rd | 8:00pm
Pour explores the vulnerability and strength of women, using the taboo subject of the menstrual cycle as a departure point and turning into an object of painful steeped in symbolism.
Jitters: Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
Event Dates: January 25th to February 25th | Various Times
Four actors, a director, a playwright, and one grand dream of Broadway-bound success. Anything from a forgotten line to a faulty wig may just make or break their new Canadian play. Can this motley crew set aside their egos and anxieties in order to make it to the big time?
Alex Nussbaum: The Comedy Mix
Event Dates: February 1st to February 3rd | Various Times
As seen on Just for Laughs, Much Music and The Comedy Network. Alex’s 2 acclaimed comedy albums can be heard in regular rotation on SiriumXM.
Jessimae Peluso: The Comedy Mix
Event Dates: February 15th to February 17th | Various Times
Gained mass popularity as the outspoken cast member on MTV’s “Girl Code”, from then went on to be featured on TBS’ “Deal With It”. NBC’s “Last Call With Carson Daly”, E’s “Chelsea Lately”, Fox’s “World’s Funniest Fails”, AXS’ “Gotham Live”, Tru TV’s “Comedy Knockout”, and multiple appearances on Comedy Central’s “@Midnight” and “The High Court”.
Mike Wilmot: The Comedy Mix
Event Dates: February 8th to February 10th | Various Times
2 time Canadian Comedy Award winner for Best Male Standup, Mike has also won awards in Australia and England for Outstanding Standup.
Portrait of the Artist – From the Royal Collection: Vancouver Art Gallery
Event Dates: October 28th to February 4th | Various Times
A remarkable group of more than ninety paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and sculpture highlighting both the enormous richness of the Royal Collection and the complex and deep relationship that the British monarchy has had with artists for the last three and half centuries.
Dine Out Vancouver 2018: Ocean’s 999 and Various Locations
Event Dates: January 19th to February 4th | Various Times
Specially created 3-course meals, food-forward events, tours and cocktail classes.
PuSh – International Performing Arts Festival: Various Locations
Event Dates: January 16th to February 4th | Various Times
Produced over three weeks each January, the PuSh festival presents groundbreaking work in the live performing arts.
Vancouver’s Hot Chocolate Festival: Various Locations
Event Dates: January 20th to February 14th | Various Times
Treat yourself to mugs of gourmet hot chocolate from some of the city’s best cafes.
Explore all of Vancouver’s wonder. Book your next getaway with Pan Pacific Vancouver.