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20 Awesome Events In Metro Vancouver This Week (February 13-16)

Lanterns in the Garden

Photo: Lanterns in the Garden / Facebook

The long weekend was great while it lasted.

From plays to lantern festivals, here are 20 awesome events taking place in metro Vancouver this week.

Events In Metro Vancouver This Week


Tuesday, February 13

February 13 | Majid Jordan

Photo: Majid Jordan / Facebook

Canadian R&B duo performs at the Orpheum Theatre. Tickets start at $36.

Skating | Robson Square Ice Rink

The Robson Square Ice Rink is open this weekend and will host free skates daily until Wednesday, February 28th, 2018. Skating is free for all ages. Those who own their own skates are welcome to use them. Skate rentals are $4, and rentals end 30 minutes before closing time. Furthermore, helmets are mandatory for children 12 and under. Robson Square Ice Rink will offer rentals and accept cash only.

Exhibition | The Fabric of Our Land

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast ArtThe Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC with the Musqueam Indian Band present the remarkable new exhibition The Fabric of Our Land: Salish Weaving. It’s on display from Sunday, November 19th – Sunday, April 15th, 2018. Curated by Susan Rowley in collaboration with Salish weavers, this exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the past 200 years of Salish wool weaving.

Meditation | Beat the Winter Blues: Meditation Classes

Classes begin with a simple guided breathing meditation followed by a teaching and a concluding contemplative meditation based on the topic. Classes take place at Gordon Neighbourhood House.

Exhibition | City on Edge

The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) explores the history of our city’s street protests with City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism. It’s a major, new photo-based exhibition on display until Sunday, February 18th, 2018.

Comedy | Legally Blonde

Legally BlondeAlign Entertainment presents the romantic & hilarious Broadway hit, Legally Blonde, the musical adaption of the 2001 blockbuster film.

It plays until Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at the Michael J Fox Theatre. Join a fabulous cast of local theatre luminaries in this bright and boisterous celebration of beauty that embraces brains.

Wednesday, February 14

19+ | Valentine’s Day After Hours

Vancouver Aquarium
Photo: Vancouver Aquarium / Facebook

Love will be in the air at the Valentine’s Day edition of Vancouver Aquarium’s After Hours event on Wednesday, February 14. The evening affair is adults-only, setting the stage for a provocative, sometimes racy, and oftentimes comical exploration of the sex lives of aquatic animals.

Festival | Talking Stick Festival

The Talking Stick Festival’s programming focuses on the diversity of visual arts, dance, theatre, music, pow wow, and film in both traditional and contemporary formats. Tickets start at $5.

Massage | Valentine’s Day Couples Massage Workshop

VancouverIn this interactive 3-hour workshop, you will learn how to relax and soothe any pain you may have. Tickets are $100 per person.

Crafts | Valentine’s Day Family Fun

Take part in crafts, story time, and much more! Each child will also receive a free book! Admission is free.

Movie | La La Land

Photo: La La Land / Facebook

This movie musical tells the story of a pianist and an actress who fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future. See it at the Vancity Theatre at 3:30 p.m.

Dinner | Follow your Bliss: Valentine’s Day Dinner

Follow your bliss to Rocky Mountain Flatbread on Valentine’s Day this week! Chef Oliver Zulauf has created a delicious three-course Valentine’s Day dinner menu that offers over 75 pizza and pasta combinations to choose from. Tickets are $30.

Dance | Burlesque Duos

Following last year’s sold out show, the highly-anticipated Burlesque Duos returns to the Rio’s stage this week on Wednesday, February 14th. This beloved (not to mention popular!) annual East Vancouver Valentine’s Day tradition is the ultimate spectacle of partnership and astounding creativity, coupling renowned dancers together to perform truly memorable numbers. Tickets start at $20.

Hockey | Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks host the Florida Panthers at Rogers Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.


Thursday, February 15

RV | Earlybird RV Show and Sale

VancouverWalk through over 120,000 square feet of display space, both indoors and outdoors. All kinds of new recreation vehicles on show and for sale. Plus you’ll see over 50 booth exhibitors including parts and service exhibitors, resorts, accessories, truck customizing, diesel engines, hitches and more. It takes place from Thursday, February 15th – Sunday, February 18th, 2018.

Concert | Walk The Moon

Walk The Moon perform at the Vogue Theatre this week on Thursday. Tickets are $39.50.

Concert | The Sheepdogs

The Sheepdogs perform at the Commodore Ballroom. Tickets are $38.75.

Friday, February 16

Lanterns | Lanterns In The Garden

Lanterns in the Garden
Photo: Lanterns in the Garden / Facebook

Vancouver’s Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is hosting Lanterns in the Garden for three weekends beginning this Friday.

Guests will go back in time to enjoy an authentic and traditional Yuanxiao festival. It marks the end of the New Year celebrations and also the first full moon day in the Lunar Calendar, which symbolizes the coming spring. The festival started since more than 2000 years ago and had become a festival with significance.

Space | Enchantment Under the Stars

Spend an enchanted evening enjoying live music, a little bit of science, catered appetizers and a specially created cosmic cocktails as the Space Centre transforms the Planetarium Star Theatre into a starry soirée.

Art | Threshold Exhibition

Eight individual artists explore paint, sculpture, installation, photography, and video. See it at Icebox Gallery from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

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