What’s On Weekend – February 9 – 12, 2012

Here we are, the second weekend of February, and busy as ever, lots going on!

Ongoing:
– at Vancouver Art Gallery : Offsite on West Georgia at the Shangri-la Hotel courtyard, until Sept 16th, is a large scale wooden tableau by Kota Ezawa
– within the Vancouver Art Gallery, An Autobiography of our Collection shows a behind the scenes look at how a collection is put together from the Gallery’s permanent collection.
– see the bright lights at MOV: Museum of Vancouver with their ongoing exhibit Neon Vancouver/Ugly Vancouver
– The Arts Club Theatre presents Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantana runs until Feb 11th
– also running at The Arts Club Theatre, until Feb 26th, is an adaptation of the film Calendar Girls.

Thursday Feb 9th
– Celebrate the 2nd anniversary and bring back memories of Vancouver 2010 Olympic with the kick off of City & Slope Festival.
– get shufflin’ over to the Pacific Coliseum for LMFAO, Far East Movement, Frankmusik, Natasha Kills and more. 
– for a laugh, head to The Cobalt for Sad Mag Comedy Show : Valentine Edition
– up in Whistler, WinterPride is in full swing…tonight it’s the Pool Party presented by Holiday Inn Aruba
– tonight is the first day of competition in the Mr Gay Canada at WinterPride – six competitors, including my best friend Brian Webb, there’s still one day left to vote for your ‘People Choice’

Friday Feb 10th
– City & Slope Festival fully gets under way with the first night of Illuminate Yaletown, state of the art light effects, performances and great food from the local restaurants.
– up the Slope at Cypress Mountain, Celebrate 2010 and relive the hill’s role in the Vancouver Winter Olympics
– at Celebrities, Swedish DJ Alesso is delivering the beats for the evening
– spinning at Caprice Nightclub is well known American DJ Kevin Scott
– Venue welcomes local group Hey Ocean! to the stage
– legendary funnyman, Bob Newhart gets them laughing in the aisles at River Rock Show Theatre
– Alt-country, rock band The Jayhawks swing by the Commodore
– up at WinterPride, tonight’s parties include Furrocious, Purrlesque and Snowstorm

Saturday Feb 11th
Simple Plan, Marianas Trench, These Kids Wear Crowns, All Time Low are all taking on the Pacific Coliseum
Be Good Tanyas take on The Vogue Theatre
Hustla : $ilicone Heart$ Edition takes on The Cobalt
– City & Slope continues with 24 Hours of Grouse, a reminder of the round-the-clock celebrations of 2 years ago.
– ‘urban-funk, folk’ artist KO brings his unique sound to Venue
– super producer and DJ Dave Aude hits the decks at Caprice Nightclub
– expect a lot of ‘Beautiful People’ at the Vancouver Convention Centre to see Benny Benassi
– Mr Gay Canada competitions wrap up at WinterPride with the announcement of the winner at the afternoon’s Apres Ski featuring a performance by Tyrell Witherspoon
– also on at WinterPride is Shred Betties Bash and Snowball: Dance ’til Dawn

Sunday Feb 12th
– City & Slope comes to an end over on Mt Seymour, dig through the back of your closet and squeeze into your old gear to Celebrate 80’s Style & Music
– it’s the return of The Queen of East Van Isolde N Baron at Apocalypstik at The Cobalt

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