As the Groundhogs gave us a mixed bag of spring predictions this past weekend, the picks of the week deliver a mixed bag of great entertainment for the coming days.
Arts: This is the last week to catch the great entertainment delivered by the annual PuSh International Performing Arts Festival before it wraps February 9th.
Chocolate: Until February 14th, the 10th Annual Hot Chocolate Festival is finding the perfect way to draw us out of the house on these wet winter days.
Injured: Untold Wants Theatre debuts their third local production, Gruesome Playground Injuries at The Cultch Vancity Culture Lab February 5th – 15th.
Fly: Fly Over Canada celebrates the Lunar New Year by inviting guests to take off and Soar Over Taiwan, a special feature playing until February 16th.
Balls: Vancouver’s NLL Warriors play host to Buffalo Bandits at Rogers Arena for a Throwback Theme night on Friday.
Marionettes: Until March 1, The Cultch presents the amazing puppeteer Ronnie Burkett is back with a new show; Forget Me Not, held at a secret location announced to ticket holders prior to showtime
Privilege: Hot off its 2018 Broadway premiere, Straight White Men by Young Jean Lee is making its Canadian debut at Gateway Theatre in Richmond, February 6 – 15
Farce: The Arts Club Theatre Company is beginning 2020 with one of the most uproarious backstage comedies ever written, Noises Off, onstage until February 23rd at Stanley Industrial Alliance Theatre.
Mystery: The Arts Club brings a dramatic Vancouver Island cold-case mystery, Cipher, to the Granville Island Stage from February 6 – March 7, 2020
Gallery: Opening February 1, SUM Gallery, welcomes a new exhibition, “Yellow Peril; The Celestial Elements”, curated by the queer arts collective, Love Intersections, a visual art exhibit inspired by the Chinese Five Elemental forces, seized by the urgent tensions between Queer Chinese diasporic identities.
Murder: From Feb 5 – 8, the Shadbolt Centre’s Studio Theatre presents, God’s Lake, the story of the people living in a remote fly-in reserve, following the unsolved murder of a teenage girl in the community.
Latinx: February 4–15, 2020 at the Vancouver Playhouse, Electric Company Theatre presents the world premiere of Carmen Aguirre’s, Anywhere But Here, exploring the Latinx culture with themes of immigration, racial tension and statelessness.
Exhibition: Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art presents Out of Concealment, a solo exhibition by Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, an innovative re-imagining of supernatural beings from the oral traditions of Haida Gwaii, until April 5, 2020.
Pottery: The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC’s presents the thought-provoking, Playing with Fire: Ceramics of the Extraordinary, until March 29, 2020.
Puppetry: Théâtre de la Pire Espèce brings table top puppetry to Presentation House Theatre with The Continuing Story of Jimmy Jones and His Heavenly Truck takes the stage, February 5 & 7
Wander: Saturday, Museum of Vancouver, HR MacMillan Science Centre, Vancouver Maritime Museum, City Of Vancouver Archives, Vancouver Academy of Music plus Bard On The Beach host Winter Wander, a family-friendly activity filled day of arts, culture, history, entertainment and music, all for just $5!