Valentine’s Day has come and passed as we now move into a host of picks for the Family Day long weekend
Masters: As opportunity to interact with a Master’s great works, in a new exhibition, Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience running until March 5, 2023 at the Agriplex at Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey.
Opera: Vancouver Opera’s 2022-2023 season continues as company premieres A Midsummer Night’s Dream, British composer Benjamin Britten’s romantic, atmospheric opera for two more performances this week February 16th and 19th
Winter: The dark and dreary winter days are about to get brighter as VMF Winter Arts returns February 16-26, 2023. Transforming downtown Vancouver into an interactive open-air gallery and celebration of public art and entertainment.
Listen: The Cultch Re/Play season continues on digital, with the audio-only play The Year of The Cello , and the digital version of The Cafe both online now.
Wolves: The Cull, a World Premiere Silver Commission Production from the Arts Club Theatre Company on the Granville Island Stage until February 26
Dick: Opening Night at the Newmont Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre, Teenage Dick comes to the Arts Club in a collaboration with Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival and Realwheels Theatre loosely based on Richard III
Pride: It’s Pride Night at Rogers Arena as the Vancouver Warriors take to the box for a game hosting Calgary, Friday evening.
Quartet: Friday evening, Early Music Vancouver welcomes Consone Quartet: “BBC’s New Generation Artists” to Christ Church Cathedral for an evening of their classical and early romantic repertoire
Ballet: Saturday, the Massey Theatre welcomes a stunning visual experience for audiences of all ages, Ballet Jörgen’s Cinderella, Artistic Director Bengt Jörgen’s Cinderella is a mesmerizing and innovative take on the classic fairy tale.
Drag: February 16-March 5, at The Cultch York Theatre, Corey Payette’s new musical Starwalker tells the story of an Indigi-Queer Two-Spirit drag queen learning the ropes of the East Van Drag community
Ghost: London’s second longest running play, The Woman In Black, comes to the Jericho Arts Centre in Vancouver until March 5 2023, with Vancouver’s Bernard Cuffling directing and starring.
Arts: Oxford Properties unveils its 100 Amigos Art Exhibition, featuring 100 12?x12? works by local artists curated by local graphic artist Pablo Zamudio, hanging in the newly renovated MNP Tower (1021 West Hastings) lobby for public viewing (and purchase) through February 19.
Dance: O.Dela Arts, in partnership with The Dance Centre, presents the fifth edition of Matriarchs Uprising, a celebration of contemporary dance by Indigenous women artists, offering performances, VR screenings, conversations, masterclasses, workshops and an online film series with Mainstage Performances February 17-18
Reading: Continuing until February 16th, the JCC Jewish Book Festival is ready to help you cozy up with a new book, the Festival hosts fascinating authors from across Canada, USA, Israel and Germany for in-person events.
Improv: The Improv Centre has plenty of programming to add to your February festivities; Date Night Thursdays, Single, Not Single Fridays and Saturdays
Reading: Burnaby’s Shadbolt Centre for the Arts welcomes Ruby Slippers Theatre’s Advance Theatre Festival week two; a workshop production of last season’s Dil Ka by Lee Nisar.
Fly: Take a mid-winter break to the sun as Hawaii From Above makes a return to Fly Over Canada, bringing its lush forests and flowing waterfalls to sandy beaches and dazzling shorelines to the Canada Place attraction until April 23
Free: This Saturday February 18th, The Anvil Centre presents Mi’kmaq fiddler and singer Morgan Toney in another outing of the Outside/In series, for a free celebration of arts and culture – “IN” performances at the Anvil Theatre while “OUTSIDE” is an outdoor street festival from 2-5 on performance days in Hyack Square, featuring local artisans, musicians and more!