50 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, February 11

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      Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 50 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, February 11.

       

      CONCERTS

      Trumpeter Jens Lindemann presents an eclectic mix of genres and styles, from classical to jazz, at West Van's Kay Meek Centre.

      Canadian folk-pop singer-songwriter Jenn Grant plays Venue, with guest Mick Flannery.

      Danish electropop singer-songwriter  coheadlines the Vogue Theatre with Norwegian DJ Cashmere Cat.

      Folk-soul band Wakenaam plays Café Deux Soleils, with guests Transient.

       

      ETCETERA

      Take a walk with Stanley Park Ecology Society in Lost Lagoon and explore how wintering animals beat the cold and meet their shelter, food, and water needs.

       

      FORUMS

      Erin Moon leads a class on how to practice yoga with a focus on longevity, safety, and good habitual patterns for back health at Semperviva Yoga Kits Beach Studio.

      Gary Patterson and Dan Chambers discuss the Christian themes in the Oscar-nominated film The Shape of Water at St. Andrew's–Wesley United Church.

       

      KIDS' STUFF

      Family-oriented day of youth-led art activities at The Museum of Anthropology at UBC, featuring dancing and live African fusion music by Zhambai Trio (above).

      Celebrate Family Day at UBC with a kid-friendly arts festival featuring plays, live music, tours, costumes, makeup, dance, a marching band, and food.

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

          

      ARTS ETCETERA

      Kitty Nights presents a burlesque tribute to Heart at the Biltmore Cabaret, with performances by LeTabby Lexington, Burgundy Brixx, Cookie Craven, Lizzy Tush, Tayler Mayde, Kitty Glitter, Rocket Sauce, and Riannaconda.

      Youth talent show organized by the B.C. Francophone Youth Council features music, drama, and dance at Jules-Verne High School.

       

      MUSIC

      Friends of Chamber Music presents the Emerson String Quartet performing works by Haydn, Barber, and Beethoven at the Vancouver Playhouse.

      Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra and Sound of Dragon Society present Strings Attached, a program of works by Mark Armanini, Farshid Samandari, Bruce Bai, Hector Villa-Lobos, and Lan Tung at the Orpheum Annex.

      Soprano Catherine Laub and pianist Rita Attrot perform Robert Schumann's beloved Frauenliebe und Leben at Roedde House Museum.

       

      THEATRE

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

      Final 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.

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

      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.

      Final 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 the final 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.

       

      GALLERIES

      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.

       

      MUSEUMS

      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.

      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.

      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.

       

      ATTRACTIONS

      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.

      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.

      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.

       

      MOVIES

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Come Drink With Me, King Hu's kung-fu classic about a warrior woman who sets out to rescue her kidnapped brother from bandits with the aid of an amiable rogue.

      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.

      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.

      Final day of the Rendez-Vous French Film Festival, which features screenings of French films at various Vancouver venues.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Felicite, Alain Gomis's film about a single mom struggling to make ends meet as a bar singer in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo. In French and Lingala with English subtitles.

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