As February comes close to an end, we’re hit with a reminder that Winter isn’t over, but never fear there’s plenty of entertaining activities to keep us indoors.
Master: Until March 5th, take the chance to interact with a Master’s great works, in a new exhibition, Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience running at the Agriplex at Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey.
Winter: If you feel like braving the elements, VMF Winter Arts brightens the city until February 26th. Transforming downtown Vancouver into an interactive open-air gallery and celebration of public art and entertainment.
Dick: At the Arts Club’s Newmont Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre, Teenage Dick takes us back to high school in this adaptation of Richard III, presented in a collaboration with Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival and Realwheels Theatre.
Wolves: The Cull, a World Premiere Silver Commission Production from the Arts Club Theatre Company on the Granville Island Stage comes to a close February 26
Drag: 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, until March 5th.
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.
Improv: The Improv Centre has plenty of programming to add to your February festivities; Date Night Thursdays, Single, Not Single Fridays and Saturdays
Ghost: Directed by and starring Vancouver’s Bernard Cuffling and Aiden Wright, the famed gothic horror, The Woman In Black, haunts the the Jericho Arts Centre in Vancouver until March 5 2023
Opera: Through February 25 to March 4, the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts welcomes Burnaby Lyric Opera presenting two musical masterpieces Gianni Schicchi, a comedy by Giacomo Puccini and and Pagliacci, a tragedy by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Gallery: From Feb. 24–May 14, Polygon Gallery presents As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic Curated by Elliott Ramsey, the exhibition is organized by Aperture and features more than 100 photographs from the Wedge Collection — Canada’s largest privately owned collection committed to championing Black artists.
Kickoff: Whitecaps FC return to BC Place this weekend when they kick off their home season versus Real Salt Lake on Saturday evening
Chord: DanceHouse and Vancouver New Music present the Canadian premiere of choreographer and performer Gregory Maqoma and Musical Director Thuthuka Sibisi’s Broken Chord, February 23 to 25, 2023 at the Vancouver Playhouse. Four vocal soloists, the Vancouver Chamber Choir, and Maqoma himself share the stage in a musical and movement-filled exploration of the life and legacy of The African Native Choir.
Sun: Need some sun? Take off 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 25th, The Anvil Centre presents The New North Collective (NNC), an ensemble of performing artists from the Yukon and Northwest Territories, 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!
Fringe: Until March 15th, Vancouver Fringe Festival, has revived nine live-recordings as part of ‘Fringe Digital Remix’ – an online streaming showcase featuring some of the best acts of its 2022 line-up.
Paint: Happy Art Hours returns to Bean Around the World on Hastings, this Thursday, February 23rd, from 5:30PM-9PM where painter Olivier Salvas is presenting “The Enchanted Garden 2.0″ with appearances by drag artists Mina Mercury & Gloria Hole