Things To Do: 6 can't-miss Vancouver arts events this week, February 7 to 13

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      Editor’s choice

      When hate meets love

      My Funny Valentine was honoured with the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards’ Sydney Risk Prize for an outstanding original script by an emerging playwright when it debuted in 2011—and small wonder. Zee Zee Theatre’s Dave Deveau deftly interwove monologues to show how a community deals with the aftermath of a homophobic hate crime—in this case, the real, heartbreaking murder of 15-year-old Larry King. If you missed it the first time around, it’s worth catching and, unfortunately, as timely as ever: Zee Zee is bringing the play back here, after a trip to Toronto’s Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, to commemorate the murder’s 10th anniversary.

      My Funny Valentine runs from Wednesday (February 7) to February 18 at the Scotiabank Dance Centre.


      Romance Week at Vancouver TheatreSports

      Improvised rom-com clichés and red-hot late nights send up the V-Day schlock.
      To February 14 at the Improv Centre

      Next to Normal

      West Moon Theatre takes on this brave, breathtaking musical about bipolar disorder.
      February 7 to 17 at Studio 16

      No Foreigners

      Hong Kong Exile uses tiny projected figures in its multimedia musing on Chinese mall culture.
      February 7 to 17 at the Cultch

      A Romantic POPS Valentine

      Piano star Jon Nakamatsu joins the VSO in music that speaks to the heart.
      February 9 and 10 at the Orpheum

      Pop Art!

      The Erato Ensemble mashes projections, folk tunes, John Cage, and much more in an imaginative ode to art song.
      February 10 at the Annex