67 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, February 23

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      Looking for something to do on Saturday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 67 events happening in or around Vancouver on Saturday, February 23.



      L.A.-based psych-rock band Dead Meadow plays the Rickshaw Theatre.

      New York City jazz vocalist-pianist Champian Fulton plays Frankie's Jazz. 

      New Jersey rock band Saves the Day plays the Biltmore Cabaret, with guests Remo Drive and Mighty.

      Winter Jazz on Granville Island features performances by Malleus Trio (1 pm), Eli Davidovici's Shapes (3:45 pm), and Erica Dee & Tonye Aganaba (8 pm) at Performance Works.

      Monthly musical showcase at North Van's Park Sound Studio features performances by Hello Victim, Cassandra Maze, and Leche Malo.

      Orange County reggae band Common Kings plays Venue.

      DJ Marc Fournier and drummer Yoro Noukoussi present new and vintage African, Latin, and tropical dance music at Backstage Lounge.

      Anglo-American rockers from the '70s, Foreigner, play the second of two nights at Coquitlam's Hard Rock Casino Vancouver.



      Coldest Night of the Year is a family-friendly walkathon taking place in Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, and Richmond that raises funds for charities that serve hungry, homeless, and hurting people.

      Heps for Hearts is a circus show at Pitt Meadows' West Coast Flying Trapeze in support of the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

      A candlelit evening of music, food, drinks, and silent auction at CBC Studio 700 raises money for Eternal Theatre Collective, a Vancouver-based theatre collective by and for youth.



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      The Hopwired Festival at the Croatian Cultural Festival is a specialty beverage-tasting festival featuring rare coffees and craft beers.

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



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      International Humanitarian Law Conference at UBC's Peter A. Allard School of Law includes an introduction to the subject and discussion of firsthand impacts of armed conflicts on women and children.

      Ayse Camci and and Lorena Tatomir lead a yoga workshop of alchemical movement and mindful practice at Semperviva Yoga Kits Beach Studio.



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      On CAG Family Day the Contemporary Art Gallery invites all ages to drop-in for short exhibition tours and free art-making activities that respond to the current exhibitions.



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      The Vancouver Canucks take on the New York Islanders in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.



      American comedian Michelle Wolf performs standup at the Vogue Theatre as part of JFL NorthWest.

      The Comic Strip features standup comedy by Sam Tonning, Harris Anderson, and headliner Brett Martin at Tyrant Studios.

      American actress, comedian, and writer Nicole Byer performs standup at the Rio Theatre as part of JFL NorthWest.

      Comedian Andy Kindler performs the second of two nights of standup at the Comedy Mix.

      American comedian Dulcé Sloan performs standup at the Biltmore Cabaret as part of JFL NorthWest.



      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.

      Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society presents Taboo Revue, a burlesque variety show, at the WISE Hall.



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      Company 605's Loop, Lull is a new ensemble work built upon shared desires at Burnaby's Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.

      Kidd Pivot artistic director Crystal Pite and Electric Company Theatre cofounder Jonathon Young create a dance/theatre hybrid with Revisor at the Vancouver Playhouse.

      Final performance at Scotiabank Dance Centre of Wen Wei Dance’s latest choreographic creation, Ying Yun.

      The Karen Flamenco Dance Company performs traditional flamenco group dances, accompanied by live flamenco guitar and singer, at the Improv Centre on Granville Island.



      Connect with writers, editors, and publishers at the Vancouver's Public Library's Books Alive Publishing Fair.



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      Pianist Tobias Koch performs Romantic music by lesser well-known but accomplished Polish composers at Christ Church Cathedral.

      The Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra presents a celebration of female classical composers at Shaughnessy Heights United Church.

      The Laudate Singers perform with organist Edward Norman at New Westminster's Queens Avenue Church.

      The Vancouver Cantata Singers perform works by Erik Ešenvalds, Ola Gjeilo, Robert Schumann, and Canadian composers Stephen Chatman and Craig Galbraith, at the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre.



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      Performance at the York Theatre of Children of God, a musical about the children of an Oji-Cree family who are sent to a residential school in northern Ontario.

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

      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.

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

      Performance at the Surrey Arts Centre of Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell, which reinterprets Mitchell’s iconic songs through a new generation.

      Final performance at Studio 1398 of The Amish Project, Jessica Dickey's play about compassion in the wake of a school shooting.

      Performance at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre of Church Basement Ladies, a comical celebration of the church-basement kitchen and the women who work there.

      Constance Markievicz fights for Ireland’s freedom in Changed Utterly, a theatre verbatim play with songs and poems, at Jericho Arts Centre.



      French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950 at the Vancouver Art Gallery features paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists such as Cézanne, Chagall, Degas, Manet, Matisse, Morisot, Renoir, and Rodin.

      A Handful of Dust at the Polygon Gallery features photographs from the last 100 years, focusing on the theme of dust.

      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.

      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.

      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.



      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.

      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.

      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.



      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.



      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Roma, Alfonso Cuaron's Oscar-nominated drama about a middle-class household in Mexico City in 1970.

      The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival features outdoor adventure films from around the world at various Vancouver venues.

      Watch six short films made in just eight days at the Crazy8s Gala Screening and Afterparty at the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts.

      Screening at the Rio Theatre of writer-director Nadine Labaki's drama Capernaum, about a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the “crime” of giving him life. 


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