These picks of the week find us moving into our first long weekend of 2018 and the Valentine and Lunar New Year season.
Taste: Vancouver Foodster’s Tasting Plates explores Mount Pleasant along Main Street, tonight February 7th
Musical: Learn to bend and snap as Align Entertainment brings the award winning, bubbly Legally Blonde the Musical to the stage at Michael J Fox Theatre, until February 17th
Next: West Moon Theatre has dual casts tackling the Pulitzer prize winning musical Next To Normal at Studio 16 from tonight until February 17th
Lunar: Oakridge Centre kicks off the Lunar New Year with Year of the Dog Lunar Fest celebrations through the new year.
Profane: The Firehall Arts Centre is presenting the Canadian premiere of Australian playwright Patricia Cornelius’ SHIT a graphic look at the lives of three incarcerated women until February 10th.
Theatre: The Arts Club fill their stages with Topdog/Underdog playing at the Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre until February 11th, Jitters on at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage until February 25 and starting tomorrow the Tony award winning Fun Home begins at Granville Island Stage running until March 10
Chocolate: Sip your way around the city with the warmth of the Hot Chocolate Festival on until February 14th
Cultures: The Cultch York Theatre has Jabberwocky, a dark puppet work inspired by Lewis Carroll, while at the Vancity Culture Lab features No Foreigners a multimedia presentation on race and home, both shows running until February 17th
Broadway: The Queen Elizabeth Theatre will be a sing-along this week as Broadway Across Canada brings Motown: The Musical to the stage until Sunday.
Romance: Spread the laughter and love at Vancouver TheatreSports League as they celebrate Romance Week, with romantically themed improv shows until February 14th
Dragon: In celebration of the Lunar New Year, Fly Over Canada once again presents a double-bill of Flight of the Dragon, along with the regular Fly Over Canada experience, for a limited time, only until February 18th.
Exhibition: On Friday, the Vancouver Art Gallery celebrates the opening of Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg with a birthday bash, preview, dinner and party, the day before the opening of the Japanese artist’s first Canadian retrospective.