60 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, February 9

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      Looking for something to do on Saturday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 60 events happening in or around Vancouver on Saturday, February 9.

       

      CONCERTS

      Matthew Dear plays Vancouver Art & Leisure, with guests Dark Arps, Iain Howie, tokiomi, and Nathan Hall.

      Local folk-rockers the Paperboys play the Fox Cabaret, with guest Tonye Aganaba.

      The Rogue Folk Club presents the Revelers, featuring founding members of the Red Stick Ramblers and the Pine Leaf Boys, at St. James Hall.

      Japanese electropop singer Analyn Almerino performs at the Richmond Cultural Centre.

      American rappers Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y play the Commodore Ballroom.

      The Killers guitarist Dave Keuning leads his own band, Keuning, at the Biltmore Cabaret.

      Utah indie-pop quartet the Aces plays the Fortune Sound Club. CANCELLED.

      The Golden Oldies Birthday Bash at Surrey's Flamingo Events Centre features tributes to Elvis, Roy Orbison, and Patsy Cline.

      Alien Boys play an album-release party at the WISE Hall, with guests Fashionism, Dead Cells, and Starvation.

           

      FOOD AND DRINK

      The Riley Park Winter Farmers Market at Nat Bailey Stadium features produce from over 70 farms, plus coffee and food trucks.

       

      KIDS' STUFF

      Juno-winning children's entertainer Fred Penner performs at the Surrey Arts Centre.

       

      SPORTS

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      The Vancouver Canucks take on the Calgary Flames in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.

       

      TAKE ACTION

      Reconciliation Canada CEO Karen Joseph speaks on indigenous issues at SFU Harbour Centre.

         

      COMEDY

      The Comic Strip features standup comedy by Katie-Ellen Humphries, Sophie Buddle, and headliner Simon King at Tyrant Studios.

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

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

      Soda Fountain is a variety show at Little Mountain Gallery featuring comedy by Jo-el Oxales, Carmelahhh Comedy, Kevin Lee & Rae Lynn Carson, and Emmett Hall.

      The Snowed In Comedy Tour at the Rio Theatre features standup by Dan Quinn, Paul Myrehaug, Pete Zedlacher, and Erica Sigurdson.

       

      ARTS ETCETERA

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      Park's Edge Paint Off is a live painting competition at Deer Lake Gallery featuring artists JP Vega (above), Jeremy Hendrickson, Yukio Adachi, Alyx Essers, Jace Jungly Kim, and Peter Martin.

      For the Love of Art! features work by more than 45 different artists and craftspeople for sale at Pacific Arts Market.

      Douglas Coupland’s radical art installation at the Vancouver Aquarium, Vortex, takes an imaginative journey to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, immersing viewers in the ocean-plastic pollution crisis.

       

      DANCE

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      In Blood on the Dance Floor, at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Jacob Boehme explores the struggle of someone living at the intersection of Aboriginal, queer, and HIV-positive communities.

      In Fiction, at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, is a new dance work created and performed by Vanessa Goodman that blurs the lines between the real and the imagined.

       

      LITERARY

      The 34th annual JCC Jewish Book Festival features writers from Canada, US, Israel, and New Zealand at the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver.

       

      MUSIC

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      The King’s Singers perform music by King Henry VIII, William Byrd, Thomas Weelkes, Henry Purcell, and Benjamin Britten at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

      Maestro Bujar Liapaj conducts the West Coast Symphony Orchestra in Symphony No. 3 by Arvo Part at Queens Avenue United Church.

      The Erato Ensemble presents a concert featuring Jocelyn Morlock and Bill Richardson’s song cycle, Perruqueries, at the Orpheum Annex.

       

      THEATRE

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      Performance at Richmond's Gateway Theatre of the satire Yoga Play, which asks what it takes to find authenticity in a world determined to sell enlightenment.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents The Shoplifters, Morris Panych's play about a career shoplifter whose life of petty crime is halted by an overzealous security guard and his affable mentor, at the Granville Island Stage.

      Studio 58 presents Cabaret, a play set in 1929 Berlin at the notorious Kit Kat Klub, at Langara College.

      Final performance at the Firehall Arts Centre of Circle Game, Re-imagining the Music of Joni Mitchell, by Andrew Cohen and Anna Kuman.

      Final performance at the Metro Theatre of the mystery-comedy Murder On Reserve.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents Thornton Wilder's play of forbidden young love and mistaken identity, The Matchmaker, at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company and Crow’s Theatre present True Crime, a mind-twisting encounter created by Torquil Campbell and Chris Abraham, at Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre.

      Final performance at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts of The Learned Ladies, one of Molière’s most popular plays.

      Performance at White Rock's Coast Capital Playhouse of A Comedy of Tenors, playwright Ken Ludwig's comedy of mistaken identities and bedroom hijinks.

      Final performance at PAL Studio Theatre of Brilliant Traces, Cindy Lou Johnson's play about two lonely and damaged strangers.

      Performance at New Westminster's Anvil Centre of Tales of an Urban Indian, a semi-autobiographical play written and performed by Darrell Dennis that examines issues of race, identity, and assimilation.

       

      GALLERIES

      10,000 Ships at the Polyon Gallery showcases a photographic archive created by local photographer and "ship-spotter" Rod Logan.

      Discover the Vancouver Art Gallery’s permanent collection through an exhibition of nearly 90 paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures in A Curator’s View: Ian Thom Selects.

      Krista Belle Stewart's site-specific installation Eye Eye is on display at SFU's Teck Gallery.

      Polit-Sheer-Form Office at Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite is the first Canadian exhibition by the Chinese contemporary art collective.

      Hexsa'am: To Be Here Always at UBC's Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery includes works Marianne Nicolson and Althea Thauberger with Siku Allooloo, Scott Benesiinaabandan, Darryl Dawson, Jaymyn La Vallee, Diane Roberts, Sara Siestreem, Juliana Speier, Nabidu Taylor, Kamala Todd, William Wasden Jr., Tania Willard and Lindsey Willie.

      The Vancouver Art Gallery presents The Metamorphosis, an exhibition drawn from its collection that examines transformation and change.

      The Contemporary Art Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in Canada by Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, writer, and educator Kameelah Janan Rasheed.

       

      MUSEUMS

      Haida Now: A Visual Feast of Innovation and Tradition at the Museum of Vancouver is guest-curated by Kwiaahwah Jones and features more than 450 works by carvers, weavers, photographers and print makers, collected as early as the 1890s.

      Shakeup: Preserving What We Value at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC explores the convergence of earthquake science and technology with Indigenous knowledge and oral history.

      Marking the Infinite at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC features nine leading Aboriginal women who are revered matriarchs and celebrated artists from remote regions of Australia.

      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.

      Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives at the Museum of Vancouver delves into the life stories of local animals and plants—how they relate to each other and how they connect people to nature in the city.

       

      ATTRACTIONS

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

      Parq Vancouver is a 24-hour casino with 600 slot machines and 75 table games, eight restaurants and lounges, and the sixth-floor outdoor Parq.

      North Vancouver's Grouse Mountain features a Skyride to the peak with views of the city and the Pacific Ocean, plus ziplines, skiing and snowboarding, a sliding zone, snowshoeing, and a skating pond.

      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.

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

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

       

      MOVIES

      Screening at the Cinematheque of The War at Home, which documents the fervent antiwar movement in Madison, Wisconsin, in the '60s and '70s.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Legend of the Demon Cata supernatural whodunnit set in the Tang Dynasty (705 AD).

      Screening at the Rio Theatre of Free Solo, which documents the death-defying pursuits of rock-climber Alex Honnold.

       

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