50 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, February 16

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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 16.

       

      CONCERTS 

      The Lil Fest hip-hop show at the PNE Forum features headliners Shoreline Mafia (above), bbno$, and Lil Tracy.

      Black History Month concert at the Canadian Memorial United Church features performances by the Universal Gospel Choir, CMUC Choir, and a Workshop Mass Choir. 

      Local blues-rocker Steve Kozak leads his trio at the Blue Martini.

      Folk singer-songwriter Dan Bern performs tunes from new album Regent Street at LanaLou's Restaurant.

      Country-blues afternoon show at the Princeton Pub & Grill features Ana Bon-Bon.

       

      ETCETERA

      21ST CENTURY PROMOTIONS

      Retro Design & Antiques Fair at the Croatian Cultural Centre features vintage and estate jewelry, pop culture classics, boho and retro glam, and funky '50s kitsch.

        

      FORUMS

      Yoga instructor Carolyn Anne Budgell leads a meditation workshop at YYOGA Downtown Flow.

      Susan Bertoia leads a workshop at Performance Works to explore mask as a style, as a form, and as a tool to devise theatre.

      Raquel Horowitz leads a workshop on the major distinctions and basic postures of yin, hatha, vinyasa, and kundalini yoga at Semperviva Yoga Kits Beach Studio.

       

      KIDS' STUFF

      SIA DUFF

      Performance at Waterfront Theatre of BEEP, a story about unexpected friendship, finding where you fit, and learning how to mix things up.

      Family Day Weekend at the Aquarium features free admission for children 12-and-under, special exhibits, and access to over 60,000 aquatic creatures. 

      The two-day Family Festival 2020 at Burnaby's Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre features traditional Japanese toys and games, a magician, virtual-reality games, and workshops.

       

      SPORTS

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      Quinn Hughes and the Vancouver Canucks take on the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.

                       

      COMEDY

      JFL NorthWest features standup comedy, podcasts, improv, film and sketch performances at various Vancouver venues until February 25. Performers tonight include Sam Morrill at the Biltmore Cabaret and Judah Friedlander (above) at the Rio Theatre.

      Rookie Night at the Improv Centre on Granville Island features improv comedy by Vancouver TheatreSports Rookie League players.

       

      ARTS ETCETERA

      Dahlia Katz

      Forget Me Not is a new Ronnie Burkett production at a secret location that lets each audience member hold a one-of-a-kind Burkett hand puppet and become part of a puppet chorus that propels the story as it unfolds.

       

      MUSIC

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      Clarinetist Jeanette Jonquil and pianist Bernard Duerken perform music by Brahms, Schumann, and Poulenc at Roedde House Museum.

         

      THEATRE

      ROCHELLE ELISE PHOTOGRAPHY

      Boone Dog Productions presents a performance of Steel Magnolias, a tale of camaraderie that follows six Southern belles and their steadfast friendships.

      Performance at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage of Noises Off, a farce about the egos and insecurities of a second-tier acting troupe putting on a show.

      The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing return in Tom Smith's Drinking Habits 2: Caught in the Act at Queen's Park's Bernie Legge Theatre.

      Performance at the Firehall Arts Centre of Talking Sex on Sunday, a new musical comedy by Sara-Jeanne Hosie & Nico Rhodes in which women share fears and find the power of friendship.

       

      GALLERIES

      Transits and Returns at the Vancouver Art Gallery explores the dynamic between place and movement in the work of twenty-one Indigenous artists from around the Pacific.

      Rapture, Rhythm and the Tree of Life: Emily Carr and Her Female Contemporaries at the Vancouver Art Gallery is drawn primarily from the gallery’s permanent collection.

      Cindy Sherman at the Vancouver Art Gallery explores the development of Sherman’s work from the beginning of her career in the mid-1970s to the present day, with selections from each of her major series, including new and rarely seen works.

      The Sodomite, Invasion Experimentation, Politics and Sexuality in the work of Jimmy DeSana and Marlon T. Riggs runs until April 25 at North Van's Griffin Art Projects.

       

      MUSEUMS

      Playing with Fire: Ceramics of the Extraordinary at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC showcases ceramic works by 11 B.C.-based artists expressing strong opinions on urgent social issues.

      Acts of Resistance at the Museum of Vancouver showcases the artwork of seven indigenous artist activists from the Pacific Northwest, whose designs flew from the Iron Workers Memorial bridge on July 3, 2018.

      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 printmakers, collected as early as the 1890s.

      Ship's Company: The Royal Canadian Navy at Work & Play at the Vancouver Maritime Museum features photography by Kathryn Mussallem celebrating the diverse humanity of Canadian naval forces. 

      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.

       

      ATTRACTIONS

      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.

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

      Granville Island in False Creek features a public market, artisan gift shops, studios, galleries, microbrewery tours, and is home to the Arts Club Theatre and Vancouver TheatreSports.

      Hastings Racecourse features indoor and outdoor viewing of live thoroughbreed racing, simulcast betting, restaurants and lounges, and a gaming floor with over 600 slot machines. 

      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.

      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.

      The B.C. Sports Hall of Fame and Museum features permanent galleries devoted to Terry Fox and Rick Hansen, a rock-climbing wall, a virtual sports simulator, and history galleries.

      Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is an authentic representation of an age-old garden tradition that reached its peak in the Ming Dynasty.

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

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

      The Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition features more than 250 privately-owned bikes from around the world.

      Stanley Park features 400 hectares of trails, with scenic walking and biking along the 8.8-kilometre seawall and totem park featuring eight poles by First Nations artists.

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

      Nitobe Memorial Garden is a traditional Japanese garden located at the University of British Columbia with waterfalls, stone lanterns, audio guides and tours, and a ceremonial teahouse.

      West Vancouver's Lighthouse Park features 10 kilometres of hiking trails, picnic areas, guided walks, and the historical 1912 Point Atkinson Lighthouse with viewpoint.

      Richmond's Steveston Village is an historic fishing village that's home to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Steveston Museum, the Steveston Tram, and London Heritage Farm.

       

      MOVIES

      Screening at the Cinematheque of directors Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman's groundbreaking animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse.

      Screening at the Cinematheque of American HoneyBritish writer-director Andrea Arnold's 2016 masterwork of teenage-riot cinema. 

      Afternoon screening at the Rio Theatre of director Hayao Miyazaki's family-friendly Studio Ghibli classic Princess Mononoke.

       

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