Can’t-miss Vancouver arts events in February 2024

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      There is an old Garfield comic where the titular grumpy cat refers to February as “the Monday of months.” But even a Monday—or, in this case, the Monday of months—can be brightened up with some of the phenomenal creativity and artistry that’s on show all around the city.

      Beauty and the Beast: To Feb. 10 @ Michael J. Fox Theatre

      Align Entertainment produces the modern classic Broadway hit.

      Particles + Paradoxes: To Feb. 25 @ Kay Meek Arts Centre 

      Pepe Hidalgo, Pierre Leichner, and Susan Wolpert muse on reality.

      Black in BC: Celebrating Black Excellence: Feb. 1 @ Surrey Arts Centre 

      The second-annual event makes space for connection, learning, and celebration.

      Circurios Debut Cabaret: Feb. 1 @ WISE Hall 

      An evening of experimental circus entertainment.

      Into the Woods: Feb. 1 to 18 @ Studio 58 

      Langara College's professional theatre training program, puts on the Sondheim show.

      Kate McGarry and Keith Ganz: Feb. 2 @ BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts 

      The Grammy-nominated jazz singer and guitarist perform with CapU’s jazz ensemble.

      Send Me No Flowers: Feb. 2 to 24 @ Metro Theatre

      A new lease on the life of a classic ’60s rom-com.

      Lunar New Year: Year of the Wood Dragon: Feb. 3 @ Vancouver Public Library Central Branch

      Catch a dragon and lion dance, guzen music, a traditional tea ceremony, and more.

      Ricecake: Year of the Dragon: Feb. 3 @ The Birdhouse 

      A queer Asian party celebrating the lunar new year.

      Preston Buffalo artist-in-residence open house: Feb. 3 @ SUM Gallery 

      Explore Buffalo's 3D photography and augmented reality art.

      L’amour telle une cathédrale ensevelie: Feb. 3 to 4 @ SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

      Telling the lyrical, powerful story of dislocated Haitian families. 

      The Wellness Show: Feb. 3 to 4 @ Vancouver Convention Centre 

      The annual health and wellness showcase turns 31.

      Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen: Feb. 3 to March 3 @ Firehall Arts Centre 

      Songs from Canada’s national icon score this moving musical.

      Paul Pigat & The Smoking Jackets: Feb. 4 @ Shadbolt Centre for the Arts 

      A guitar virtuoso brings the swing and jump.

      Open Stage Edition #4: Feb. 5 @ Scotiabank Dance Centre 

      Five performances of new short works to capture your attention.

      National Ballet of Ukraine: Feb. 5 to 7 @ The Centre For Performing Arts 

      Expect excerpts from classics like Le Corsaire and Don Quixote.

      Advance Theatre Festival: Feb. 5 to 9 @ Shadbolt Centre for the Arts 

      Showcasing new works from marginalized artists to promote radically inclusive theatre.

      Rueben George: It Stops Here: Feb. 7 @ Banyen Books and Sound 

      The Tsleil-Waututh Sundance Chief talks about his new book on confronting colonization.  

      Bunny: Feb. 8 to 18 @ Anvil Centre 

      Emma Slipp reprises her award-winning role as a woman untangling her inhibitions. 

      Juliet: A Revenge Comedy: Feb. 8 to 18 @ Historic Theatre

      A Shakespeare-prodding Fringe Festival favourite expands to a theatrical run.

      The Last Romance: Feb. 8 to 25 @ Bernie Legge Theatre

      Vagabond Players present a bittersweet tale of second-chance love. 

      Joe “Mr D” Dombroski: Feb. 9 @ Vogue Theatre

      The Seattle-based teacher and comedian ventures up the west coast.

      Black Panther in concert: Feb. 9 and 10 @ Orpheum Theatre

      The VSO performs the Oscar-winning score of the blockbuster.

      The Lantern City: Feb. 9 to 26 @ Various locations

      Eastside Arts Society, Asian-Canadian artists, Indigenous artists, and more display lanterns in plazas across the city.

      CHILD-ish: Feb. 9 to March 9 @ Pacific Theatre 

      Sunny Drake’s new work examines what kids say about the big questions.

      Anne of Green Gables the Ballet: Feb. 10 @ Massey Theatre 

      A re-imagined take on everyone’s favourite Prince Edward Island orphan.

      Jewish Book Festival: Feb. 10 to 15 @ Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver 

      Writers from across the world come to share their stories.

      Don Pasquale: Feb. 10 to 18 @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre

      The Vancouver Opera produces a world of bold colour.

      Get Lucky Art Show: Feb. 10 and 11 @ 312 Main

      More than 300 red envelope art pieces are on show, from over 80 local artists.

      Medusa + Pierre Shryer & Adam Dobres: Feb. 11 @ Mel Lehan Hall at St. James

      A double-bill of new-wave string quartet and eclectic fiddle mainstays.

      What You Won’t Do For Love: Feb. 13 to 17 @ Vancouver Playhouse 

      David Suzuki and Tara Cullis ask whether love can save the planet.

      Je suis William: Feb. 13 to 18 @ Waterfront Theatre 

      Rébecca Déraspe imagines a world where Shakespeare’s sister was the Bard. In French.

      The Cherry Orchard: Feb. 14 to 17 @ BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts 

      Chekhov’s final work captures class tensions.

      Constellations: Feb. 14 to 25 @ Studio 16

      A production of the Tony-nominated play that explores string theory as a metaphor for life.

      Suleika Jaouad and Jon Batiste: Feb. 15 @ Chan Centre for the Performing Arts 

      The creators discuss their documentary American Symphony as part of the Phil Lind Initiative series.

      A Lens on Vancouver’s Past: Walter Frost’s Arctic Explorers: Feb. 15 to April 30 @ City of Vancouver Archives

      Archival photos illustrate Vancouver’s role in arctic exploration between 1920 and 1976.

      Crystal Methyd: Feb. 16 @ Rickshaw Theatre 

      The Kansas City drag queen bursts with off-kilter creativity.

      Fan Expo: Feb. 17 to 19 @ Vancouver Convention Centre 

      The three-day anime, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy, and horror convention returns.

      Le Vent du Nord: Feb. 18 @ Mel Lehan Hall at St. James

      The Francophone folk band mixes traditional and global influences.

      Ventastic: Feb. 19 @ ACT Arts Centre 

      Breathing family-friendly life into ventriloquism.

      Matriarchs Uprising Festival: Feb. 19 to 25 @ Scotiabank Dance Centre

      The sixth edition of the contemporary Indigenous dance festival.

      MOTHER CLOUD Spatial Sound Festival: Feb. 21 to 25 @ Performance Works 

      Forty speakers envelop the audience in spatial audio art.

      Trio Seoul: Feb. 23 @ South Delta Baptist Church 

      A Korean piano-violin-cello trio joins the Vancouver Chamber Music Society.

      Vieux Farka Touré: Feb. 23 @ York Theatre

      Beguiling desert blues celebrate Mali’s deep musical grooves. 

      For You, Lover: Feb. 23 and 24 @ Historic Theatre

      Romantic, dreamy burlesque in an intimate setting. 

      Justin Adams and Mauro Durante: Feb. 28 @ BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts 

      Guitar and violin from two eclectically-influenced musicians.

      Our TownFeb. 29 to March 10 @ Fort Langley Community Hall 

      The Pulitzer Prize-winning play follows small-town residents through 12 years.