64 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, February 10

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      Looking for something to do on Saturday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 64 events happening in or around Vancouver on Saturday, February 10.



      The Boots and Babes Ball at the Commodore features country music by Meghan Patrick (above), the James Barker Band, and JoJo Mason.

      American blues-rock vocalist-guitarist Dan Auerbach plays the Vogue Theatre, with guests Shannon and the Clams.

      Vancouver neo-soul band Stella Soul plays the Railway Stage and Beer Café, with guests Gentle Mind, Ludic, and Jess Perkins.

      Bob Marley's Birthday Bash at the Grandview Legion features reggae music by Steele, Boom Daddy Band, Redemption Sound, DJ Bradley, and DJ George Barrett.

      California-based electronica duo Hippie Sabotage plays the Imperial, performing on its Path of Righteousness Tour.



      Buy knit fashion, silk scarves, jewellery, and fine art at the two-day Vancouver Pop-Up Shop at Designers Collective.


      FOOD & DRINK

      Learn how to cook a romantic dinner with other couples at the Uncommon Cafe.



      Massey Madness at New Westminster's Massey Theatre features performances for young children by magician-comedian Travis Bernhardt (above), a First Nations story by Joseph Dandurand, and a musical comedy by Capricorn Theatre for Youth.

      Meet a tortoise and a penguin, pose for family pictures with Ollie the Sea Otter, and enjoy aquatic-themed puppet shows at the Vancouver Aquarium's Family Day Celebration.

      Family-friendly activities at Tsawwassen Mills' Family Yay Weekend include a photo booth, face painting, and balloon artists.



      The Snowed In Comedy Tour at the Rickshaw features comedy by Scott Thompson (above), Dan Quinn, Paul Myrehaug, and Pete Zedlacher.

      Comedian Mike Wilmot performs the third of three nights of standup at the Comedy Mix.

      Vancouver comedian John Perrotta performs the third of three nights of standup at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club.

      Fictitious male-stripper troupe The Comic Strippers performs at Burnaby's Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.

      Graham Clark presents a comedy show that combines elements from several game shows at the Fox Cabaret.

      Addictive Comedy Reloaded at the Kent Street Activity Centre raises funds for the Avalon Recovery Society.

      Maddy Kelly hosts a comedy/variety show at Little Mountain Gallery featuring overly personal drinking games, call ins, and a live sitcom.



      Work one-on-one with a professional glass artist to make a colourful, heart-shaped glass paperweight at Terminal City Glass Co-op. SOLD OUT.



      Canada’s Ballet Jörgen presents Anastasia, the story of a Russian grand duchess who was born to privilege but cast out into a post-revolutionary world at Kay Meek Centre.



      Susan Boyd, a professor of human and social development at the University of Victoria, shares from her new book Busted: An Illustrated History of Drug Prohibition in Canada at Vancouver Public Library's Carnegie branch.



      Vancouver New Music presents guitarist Paolo Angeli in a solo performance for prepared Sardinian guitar and voice a Pyatt Hall.

      Local classical trio MACh III performs works by Johann Sebastian Bach at the Vancouver Academy of Music.

      William Rowson conducts soprano Robyn Driedger-Klassen, pianist Jon Nakamatsu, tenor Frédérik Robert, and the Vancouver Symphony in romantic works by Gershwin, Bizet, Strauss, Puccini, and Mascagni at the Orpheum Theatre.



      Performance at the York Theatre of Jabberwocky, a new puppet extravanganza for adults about the journey of a young male hare.

      Studio 58 continues its 52nd season with Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy The Skin of Our Teeth, directed by Sarah Rodgers.

      Performance at Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre of Topdog/Underdog, a modern fable of African-American brothers sharing a seedy, one-room apartment and looking for easy money in cards.

      Canadian premiere at the Firehall Arts Centre of Shit, Australian playwright Patricia Cornelius's play about the lives of three incarcerated underclass women.

      United Players presents Merrily We Roll Along, Stephen Sondheim's musical about friendship, compromise, and the high price of success, at Jericho Arts Centre.

      Dark Glass Theatre presents a performance at Pacific Theatre of Ruined, the story of a bar that strives to remain neutral ground during the Congolese civil war.

      The North Vancouver Community Players present Sylvia, director Kathleen Denkewalter's version of A.R. Gurney's comedy about a man who brings a stray dog home, at the Theatre at Hendry Hall.

      Vagabond Players presents Drinking Habits, a play that sees two nuns secretly make wine to keep their convent open, at Bernie Legge Theatre.

      Align Entertainment presents Legally Blonde, the Broadway musical about a woman who thwarts stereotypes and sorority-sister scandals to become a Harvard law graduate, at Michael J. Fox Theatre.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents a performance at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage of Jitters, a comedy about four actors, a director, and a playwright with one grand dream of Broadway-bound success for their new Canadian play.

      Exit 22 Company presents a performance at BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts of A Midsummer Night's Dream, William Shakespeare's comedy in which the entanglements of a quartet of sparring lovers and a motley crew of amateur actors unfold against the backdrop of an enchanted forest full of mischievous fairies.

      Performance at Studio 1398 of The House of Yes, a dark comedy that follows a damaged family whose secrets come crawling out into the light.

      Broadway Across Canada presents a performance at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre of Motown the Musical, the story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, and Smokey Robinson.

      No Foreigners at the Vancity Culture Lab investigates malls as racialized spaces of cultural creation and clash where fashion, food, and commodity tether communities to a vital sense of home.

      Zee Zee Theatre presents the 10th anniversary remounting at Scotiabank Dance Centre of My Funny Valentine, the one-man show inspired by the 2008 murder of Lawrence King.

      The White Rock Players' Club presents a performance at Coast Capital Playhouse of Don't Dress for Dinner, director Julianne Christie's version of Marc Camoletti's sex-farce sequel to Boeing Boeing.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents a performance at Granville Island Stage of Fun Home, a musical about a woman who struggles to understand her father while also dealing with her own coming out.

      West Moon Theatre presents a performance of Next to Normal, the story of a mother and her worsening bipolar disorder and how it affects her family, at Studio 16.



      More than 55 paintings and sculptures are featured in Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, the first-ever retrospective of Murakami's work in Canada, at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

      Two Scores is a solo exhibition of work by Canadian artist Brent Wadden at Contemporary Art Gallery.

      Polygon Gallery's inaugural exhibition, N. Vancouver, explores how a specific locale can be reflected through existing and newly commissioned artworks by artists from Vancouver and beyond.

      空/Emptiness: Emily Carr and Lui Shou Kwan at the Vancouver Art Gallery uses works by Emily Carr and Lui Shou Kwan to explore how each artist experimented with modernist movements and mysticism through their respective depictions of nature.



      Amazonia: The Rights of Nature at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC features Amazonian basketry, textiles, carvings, feather works, and ceramics both of everyday and of ceremonial use, representing indigenous, Maroon, and white settler communities.

      The Fabric of Our Land: Salish Weaving at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC takes visitors on a journey through the past 200 years of Salish wool weaving.

      In a Different Light: Reflecting on Northwest Coast Art at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC features more than 110 historical indigenous artworks and explores what we can learn from these works and how they relate to indigenous peoples’ relationships to their lands.

      City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism at the Museum of Vancouver explores the history of Vancouver's street protests through over 650 images of street demonstrations, protests, and riots from the early 1900s to present day.

      The Lost Fleet at the Vancouver Maritime Museum investigates the unjust 1941 seizure of 1,200 Japanese-Canadian fishing vessels following the bombing of Pearl Harbour through a collection of historic photographs, models of Japanese-Canadian-built fishing boats, fishermen’s tools, and replica documents.



      At the Bloedel Conservatory you can take in more than 200 free-flying exotic birds and 500 exotic plants and flowers.

      West Vancouver's Cypress Mountain features skiing and snowboarding lessons, snowtubing park, cross-country ski trails, downhill skiing and snowboarding trails, and snowshoeing tours.

      Celebrate winter with free skating in the heart of downtown Vancouver at Robson Square Ice Rink.

      North Vancouver's Grouse Mountain features a Skyride to the peak with views of the city and the Pacific Ocean, as well as ziplines, a wildlife refuge, helicopter tours, paragliding, dining, and the Grouse Grind.

      Mount Seymour features skiing and snowboarding, lessons, chairlifts, terrain parks, tubing and tobogganing, and snowshoe trails.

      The new Parq Vancouver features two luxury hotels, a 24-hour casino with 600 slot machines and 75 table games, eight restaurants and lounges, and the sixth-floor outdoor Parq.

      Take a ride in an exterior glass elevator and get a 360° view of Metro Vancouver and the North Shore mountains at Vancouver Lookout.

      Stanley Park features 400 hectares of trails, gardens, beaches, and West Coast rain forest, with scenic walking and biking along the 8.8 kilometre seawall.

      Science World features hundreds of interactive exhibits in five permanent galleries, live science demonstrations and workshops, and giant movies in the Omnimax Theatre.



      Screening at Vancity Theatre of In Between, Maysaloun Hamoud's film about the lives of three young Palestinian women who share an apartment in the heart of Tel Aviv. In Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles.

      The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival features local and international outdoor adventure films and world class athletes/speakers until February 17 at various Vancouver venues.

      The Rendez-Vous French Film Festival continues until Feb. 11, featuring screenings of French films at various Vancouver venues.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Happy End, Michael Haneke's film about a wealthy French family headed by a king-like paterfamilias who is losing his wits.

      Screening at Vancouver Public Library's Carnegie branch of Unarmed Verses as part of Black History Month.


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