64 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, February 24

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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 24.



      Portland indie-rock band Typhoon plays the Rickshaw, with guests Wild Ones and Amenta Abioto.

      Coastal Jazz presents the second day of the three-day Winter Jazz, a free concert series featuring seven local and international groups at Performance Works.

      Vancouver alt-rock band Emily in the Headlights plays the Railway Stage and Beer Café, with guests Whelming, Ghulo, and Adam Rosenthal.

      Portland post-rock band Grails plays the Cobalt, touring in support of latest album Chalice Hymnal.

      American noise-rock group No Age plays Venue, performing in support of newest album Snares Like a Haircut.

      American R&B singer-songwriter Miguel plays the PNE Forum, with guests SiR and Nonchalant Savant.

      Coastal Jazz presents the George Colligan Trio performing the second of two nights at Frankie's Jazz.

      Vancouver's only Chicago tribute, West Coast Chicago, performs the '70s horn band's hits at North Delta's Delta Lion Pub.

      Toronto Balkan-flamenco group Ventanas coheadlines the Russian Hall lwith Vancouver Roma-swing artist Lache Cercel and his band.



      Support the homeless of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside by walking 2.5 or 10 km routes at Coldest Night of the Year, a family-friendly event at First United Church.

      The RunGo Dash For Dogs is a noncompetitive race through the trails of Stanley Park, with proceeds to B.C. and Alberta Guide Dogs.

      Celebrate Vancouver's dance community with a fundraiser at BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts that supports the Lamondance and Friends scholarship and bursary program.

      Pitt Meadows' West Coast Flying Trapeze presents a night of circus arts, auctions, and refreshments in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation.



      Taste third-wave coffee and craft beer made exclusively with coffee from 40 vendors at the Croatian Cultural Centre's Hopwired Festival.

      Official after-party at Bells and Whistles for Vancouver’s inaugural Hopwired Festival, which features collaborations between local craft breweries and coffee roasters.



      Two-day Heart-Mind 2018 conference at Langley's Coast Hotel and Convention Centre explores how self-acceptance, being kind to ourselves, and connection improve our well-being and make it possible for us to be more present and caring for the children and adults in our lives.



      Kids of all ages are invited to drop in to the Contemporary Art Gallery for short exhibition tours and art-making activities that respond to its current exhibitions.



      Allie Entwistle and Kerri Donaldson perform a sketch-comedy show stemming from the fever dream of Women & Songs at Little Mountain Gallery.

      American comedian Emily Heller performs the third of three nights of standup at the Comedy Mix.

      Canadian comedian Derek Seguin performs the third of three nights of standup at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club.



      The 18th annual Chutzpah Festival features international, Canadian, and local artists performing dance, theatre, comedy, and music, with performances by Ezralow Dance, Roy Assaf Dance, MM Contemporary Dance, Idan Raichel, Troker, Perla Batalla, Mary Walsh, Jonathan Goldstein, Deb Filler, and Michael Rubenfeld.

      Final day of the 17th annual Talking Stick Festival, which runs at various Vancouver venues and focuses on the diversity of visual arts, dance, theatre, music, powwow, and film in both traditional and contemporary formats.



      DanceHouse presents Toronto Dance Theatre at the Vancouver Playhouse, featuring a retrospective program showcasing five diverse works by choreographer Christopher House.

      Ballet BC presents choreographer Medhi Walerski's take on Shakespeare's classic tragedy Romeo + Juliet at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

      Butoh dance choreographed by Argentinian artist Gustavo Collini-Sartor explores the spirit of death and rebirth, a recurring theme in the Japanese aesthetic of Butoh, at Burnaby's Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.



      Vancouver New Music presents the Plastic Acid Orchestra in a performance of works by Giacinto Scelsi, Gérard Grisey, György Ligeti, and Mariah Mennie at the Orpheum Annex.

      The Vancouver Cantata Singers perform Josef Rheinberger's famous choral work Cantus Missae at Holy Rosary Cathedral.

      Performance at Burnaby's Shadbolt Centre for the Arts of The Barber of Seville, Gioacchino Rossini’s comic opera filled with romance, deception, and mistaken identities. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.



      The Group Van Theatre Company presents a performance of The Star-Spangled Girl, Neil Simon's play set in 1960s San Francisco, at the Red Gate Revue Stage.

      Performance of Pss Pss, Compagnia Baccalà’s pas de deux of mishaps and acrobatics, inspired by Chaplin and Keaton, at the York Theatre.

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

      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.

      Final performance at the Cultch of Broken Tailbone, in which writer-performer Carmen Aguirre leads a Latin-American dance lesson that flows into her stories of intimacy, politics, culture, and the forgotten origins of the salsa.

      ABB Collective presents the final performance of Fool for Love, Sam Shepard's play about two transient lovers who unearth secrets of their disturbing past, at the Shop Theatre.

      Gateway Theatre presents the final performance of Salt-Water Moon, director Ravi Jain's version of David French's story of love, loss, and reconciliation.

      Seven Tyrants Theatre presents the Vancouver premiere of A Steady Rain, Keith Huff's play about a lifelong bond tainted by domestic affairs, violence, and the rough streets of Chicago, at Penthouse Theatre Studio.

      New Westminster Secondary School Musical Theatre Program presents the final performance of Crazy for You, the New Gershwin Musical at New West's Massey Theatre.

      Pacific Theatre presents a performance of An Almost Holy Picture, director Ron Reed's play about a minister-turned-groundskeeper who revisits three turning points in his life.

      Final performance at Coquitlam's Evergreen Cultural Centre of Little Orange Man, about a Danish girl who enjoys reenacting her grandfather's grisly folk tales to young neighbourhood children.

      Fighting Chance Productions presents Pacific Overtures, a play that explores Commodore Matthew Perry's 1853 mission to open trade relations with isolationist Japan, at PAL Theatre.

      Performance at Metro Theatre of director Joan Bryans's adaptation of She Stoops to Conquer, Oliver Goldsmith’s self-described "laughing comedy" about a young bachelor who discovers that his love has the power to overcome his fear.



      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.



      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.

      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.

      Culture at the Centre at the The Museum of Anthropology at UBC is a collaboration between six First Nations communities that offers insight into the work Indigenous-run cultural centres and museums in B.C. are doing to support their language, culture, and history.



      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.

      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.

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

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

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

      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.

      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.

      The Vancouver Aquarium features almost 800 animal species in galleries ranging from Canada's Arctic to the Amazon rainforest.

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



      The three-day Vancouver Badass Film Festival at the Rio Theatre showcases new movies from maverick filmmakers, as well as live shows and interactive sessions.

      Screenings at the Cinematheque of Walkabout and Eureka as part of the retrospective series Out There: The Visionary Cinema of Nicholas Roeg.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of The Insult, In Ziad Doueiri's drama about a dispute over a drainpipe that rapidly gets out of hand as a Christian homeowner and a Palestinian contractor butt heads and the matter goes to court. In Arabic, with English subtitles.


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