Metro Vancouver events this week: 5 things to do between February 8 and 14

You can’t go wrong with our list of events happening in Metro Vancouver between February 8 and 14.

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Whether you’re looking for date night ideas, free things to do, or just something fun to do with the kids, you can’t go wrong with our list of events happening in Metro Vancouver between February 8 and 14. Headlining this week’s selections are Superchunk and F**ked Up at the Rickshaw.

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Here are 5 things to do in Metro Vancouver this week:

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North Carolina indie-rock band Superchunk, seen here in an earlier configuration, plays the Rickshaw Theater with Canadian punk band F**ked Up on February 8. Photo by Lissa Gotwals Photo by Lissa Gotwals /PNG

Superchunk and fucked

When: February 8th

Where: Rickshaw Theatre, 254 E. Hastings St., Vancouver

Tickets: $30 (plus service charges) on ticketweb.ca

The mighty Superchunk, one of the best alt-rock bands of the ’90s, returns to Vancouver for the first time since 2018. Recent releases include 2022’s Wild Loneliness, the band’s twelfth album of new material, as well as last year’s . Misfits & Mistakes, a comprehensive collection of 50 songs of odds and ends. But the band has also been playing many songs from their 1993 album On the Mouth. In a review of a September 2023 show in Pennsylvania, Matthew Berlyant of Under the Radar wrote: “Simply put, the show KNEW… the hour-and-a-half-long set never stopped for a second.” With co-star F**ked Up cheering them on, this show promises to be a huge hit.

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Ecuadorian artist Federico Airaudo exhibits his work at the Slice of Life gallery from February 8 to 11. Photo by Byron Dauncey

Federico Airaudo: TALK!

When: February 8-11 (opening reception February 8 from 7-11 p.m.)

Where: Slice of Life Gallery, 1636 Venables St., Vancouver, slicevancouver.ca

Federico Airaudo, an Ecuadorian artist currently based in Vancouver, calls himself a “satirical painter.” With bright colors and humor, he portrays life in Ecuador through a work full of details and populated by humanoid birds and animals. The paintings in this series “reanimate the gregarious, yet often overlooked, dialogues” of the port city of Guayaquil, Ecuador. In an interview, Airaudo said: “The paintings are a series of visual scenarios packed with details. My hope is that viewers will delve into the details of these scenes and stay a while to notice some of the everyday customs of this place, its ironies and contradictions.”

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Ballet Jorgen brings the musical Anne of Green Gables to the Massey Theater on February 10. Photo by Jim Orgill Photo by Jim Orgill

Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet

When: February 10 at 4 p.m.

Where: Massey Theater, 735 Eighth Avenue, New Westminster

Tickets: $35-50 (plus service charges) at masseytheatre.com

Several television miniseries, a musical, an audio adaptation, a ballet: the beloved East Coast literary property Anne of Green Gables has seen many versions. In this version, Toronto’s Jorgen Ballet applies classical ballet choreography to Lucy Maud Montgomery’s 1908 novel with music from Norman Campbell’s score for Anne of Green Gables — The Musical.

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Matt Storm and Ayler Tesler-Mab perform at the Cobalt on February 14. Photo by Matt Storm

Near you

When: February 14th

Where: Cobalt, 917 Main St., Vancouver

Tickets: $27.96 in eventbrite.ca

Matt Storm and Ayla Tesler-Mabé perform a Valentine’s Day show with decorations from the wine brand Studio Miraval. Storm has toured Western British Columbia extensively, played often at Guilt & Co in Gastown, and completed two European tours. Tesler-Mabé is popular on social media for her instructional guitar demonstrations. Last year he released his six-song debut EP, Let Me Out!! Studio Miraval wine is included in the price of admission.


Little bunny

When: February 8-18

Where: Anvil Theatre, 777 Columbia St., New Westminster

Tickets: $36.50-46.50 in ticketsnw.ca and 604-521-5050

The Search Party resumes its production of Bunny, a play by Toronto playwright Hannah Moscovitch. Emma Slipp plays Sorrel, who “discovers the power of her own desire,” according to the press release. For its 2022 Cultch run, the production received eight Jessie nominations and won four, including Best Production and Best Performance by a Leading Actor.


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