20 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Monday, February 17

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      Family Day Weekend at the Aquarium has over 60,000 aquatic creatures, amazing exhibits, and special shows and programs for family members young and old.

      Vancouver Aquarium, 845 Avison Way, Stanley Park, Free entry for children up to age 12


      The Rolla Skate Club presents Family Day Roller Skating with beginner skating lessons, open skate sessions, Rolla-oke (karaoke on wheels), and a family roller dance lesson.

      Rolla Skate Club, 2183 West 45th, TIME, $10


      Witness the power of environmental activism and art at Family Day at MOV. Visit the Acts of Resistance exhibition and experience the power of indigenous art. Explore the Haida Now exhibition and discover the wily ways of Wasgo the Sea Wolf. Learn about Vancouver’s past from 1900 to 1970 in the museum's many galleries.

      Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut, Free


      This Family Day at the PNE the kids can skate with Supergirl

      PNE Agrodome, 2901 East Hastings, 11am–2pm, $0-4


      The Trout Lake Family Day Celebration has live music, dance, a family skate, art of kids, food trucks, and more.

      Trout Lake Community Centre, 3350 Victoria, 11am–3pm, Free


      Family Day at Vancouver Maritime Museum offers families the chance to discover the amazing animals of the Arctic, make a polar bear mask, learn how and why the Inuit used snow goggles and visit with Parks Canada interpreters.

      Vancouver Maritime Museum, 1905 Ogden, Free



      Australia rock band Stonefield comprising the four Findlay sisters tour North America with tunes from their album, Bent. With guests Hooveriii, Heavy Trip, and RAG.

      Astoria Pub, 769 East Hastings, 9pm, $16


      Edmonton hard rock band Royal Tusk tour with songs from their third album, Tusk II. With guests BRKN LOVE, Sights & Sounds, and Redwoods.

      Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main, 8pm, $17




      After 63 years, the Beacon Hill Body remains a Vancouver Island cold-case murder. In Cipher, forensic toxicologist Grace Godard thinks her scientific expertise is leading her close to an answer. ▶ Read our review.

      Granville Island Stage, 1585 Johnston, 7:30pm, From $29


      Through the use of samples of endangered environments and animals, music and interactive games, RupLoops' Magnetic North promotes action in a world that requires it of us.

      Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright St., Granville Island, 2pm, $10/15/20




      On display in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre lobby are 60-year-old marionettes from the Vancouver Puppet Theatre's show Baba Yaga and The Black Flower. Inspired by folktales of old, infused with Eastern European music, and performed as a one-person-puppet-theatre.

      Queen Elizabeth Theatre Lobbies, 630 Hamilton, 9:45am–2 pm, Free


      Acts of Resistance 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.

      Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut



      Elijah Wood stars in the B.C. shot horror-thriller Come to Daddy about a privileged man-child who seeks to reconnect with his estranged father at his remote coastal cabin only to quickly discovers that not only is dad a disapproving jerk, he also has a shady past that is rushing to catch up with him. Now, hundreds of miles from his cushy comfort zone, Norval must battle with demons both real and perceived in order to reconnect with a father he barely knows.

      Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, 9:30pm, $13


      Showcasing instantly recognizable masterpieces, Botero also shares rare glimpses of recently unearthed early work and offers uncommonly intimate access to one of the greatest living artists.

      Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour, 4:30pm, $13




      Drew Lynch (America’s Got Talent, Conan) brings the Speech Therapy Tour to the JFL Northwest comedy festival.

      Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, 7pm, $27.50


      Comedian and actor, Moses Storm, can be seen on the NBC comedy Sunnyside, Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here, Netflix’s Arrested Development, and NBC’s This Is Us. He hosts Conan O'Brien's live variety show Team CoCo's Up&Up.

      Biltmore Cabaret, 2755 Prince Edward, 7pm, $24.50


      Jessica Kirson's countless comedic character videos have racked up over 30 million views on social media.  She brings her powerhouse presence to the stage as part of JFL NorthWest festival.

      Biltmore Cabaret, 2755 Prince Edward, 9pm, $24.50



      Trivia Night at Main Street's Colony Bar is a pop culture quiz featuring prizes for the brainiest bunch. 

      Colony Bar, 2904 Main, 8pm, Free


      Kaboom Atomic Trivia time at The Portside features prizes for knowing the most about music, movies, TV, sports, culture and more. 

      Portside Pub, 7 Alexander, 8pm, Free


      ▶ Find all the trivia nights for each day of the week here.



      FAN EXPO Vancouver is three days of science fiction, comic books, film, television, horror, fantasy, animation, pop culture, and so much more. Attendees can shop hundreds of vendors and exhibitors, check out panels and workshops, meet your favourite stars and creators, and celebrate what makes them geeky with thousands of other fans in cosplay.

      Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place, 10am–5pm, $10-$229