As the season ticks closer to spring, we find more activities to fill our picks of the week.
Figaro: Vancouver Opera brings The Barber of Seville – Rossini’s classic comic classic opera to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for two final performances February 20 & 23.
Marionettes: Continuing 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
Sip: The 42nd annual Vancouver International Wine Festival pours eight-days of wine & food February 22-March 1, 2020, showcasing 163 wineries from 15 countries, including 42 wineries from France.
Belles: An all-female collective of Vancouver-based performers brings playwright Robert Harling’s heartwarming and witty play Steel Magnolias, to life at The Nest on Granville Island, until March 8th.
Gallery: 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, on show until April 18, 2020
Glam: Canadian pop icons Platinum Blonde bring their decades long catalogue to the Commodore Ballroom on Friday February 21st
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 until March 7, 2020
Puck: The Vancouver Canucks play host to Minnesota Wild on Wednesday and Boston Bruins on Saturday at Rogers Arena
Roots: Explore the sounds of the American roots music when Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar play the Studio Theatre at Shadbolt Centre Thurday evening
Indigenous: The 19th Annual Talking Stick Festival is taking the stage until February 29, bringing a vibrant celebration of Indigenous artistry to various venues around Vancouver.
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.
Symphony: One-night only, Gershwin’s timeless, Rhapsody in Blue and Orff’s powerful Carmina Burana are being brought to the stage in an exciting evening by the West Coast Symphony Orchestra Sunday Feb 23rd at The Orpheum.
Comedy: Vancouver’s Just for Laughs Festival, JFL NorthWest brings international comedy to venues around Vancouver, until February 25, 2020.