Annie the Musical – Burnaby – February 1-16
Align Entertainment presents the family favourite Annie: The Musical. Annie is based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, and it has become a worldwide phenomenon. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls at the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of New York City. The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes centre stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. For tickets and info visit: http://alignentertainment.ca/tickets/annie-the-musical/
Fred Penner – Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre – February 9
His family concerts are thoroughly engaging—full of positive energy, laughter, and fun. So get ready to re-live some wonderful childhood memories, sing along and introduce the incredible Mr. Penner to the next generation. Get tickets here.
Lunar New Year Celebrations – Metropolis at Metrotown – February 1-19
Metropolis at Metrotown’s Grand Court will be the home to a large Instagram-worthy lantern display. Hundreds of lanterns will be the backdrop for beautiful photos visitors can take with their family or friends! As well each weekend, Metropolis will be hosting a series of activities including Chinese Calligraphy and Lantern Making, Traditional Chinese Dance performances, and Travel through Asia photo booth. Details here.Lunar New Year Celebrations – Metropolis at Metrotown February 1-19
Variety Show of Hearts Telethon – Global BC – February 10 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Join us on Sunday, February 10 for the 53rd Annual Variety Show of Hearts Telethon on Global BC and online via livestream at GlobalNews.ca. Broadcasting live from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm direct from the Molson Canadian Theatre at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, you’ll get to see your donor dollars in action! Our hosts will include Global News Hour at 6’s Chris Gailus, Sophie Lui, Squire Barnes & Kristi Gordon, 980 CKNW’s Lynda Steele & CFOX’s Karen Khunkhun. You can donate here.
Family Day – Anvil Centre February 18 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Explore New Westminster on Family Day for the Lower Mainland’s largest FREE event! All City Parks & Recreation facilities along with the Anvil Centre and River Market will be offering Family Day fun for free.
Anvil Centre’s Family Fun Zone will feature Science World on the Road, Magician Peter Rooke, Nintendo games, photo booth fun, crafts and much more. The City’s Parks & Recreation facilities will be offering a variety of activities including swimming, fitness classes, skating, arts and crafts, and entertainment.
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – January 19- February 14
The festival returns returns for its 9th year, bigger and better than ever, with Vancouver’s best chocolatiers, pastry shops, bakeries, cafes, gelato and ice cream makers coming together to make the humble hot chocolate hotter than it has ever been before. In the damp and gloomy days of our Westcoast winter, you’ll find our motto to be true: “Hot Chocolate Makes You Happy!” Details here.
BC Home + Garden Show – Vancouver February 20 – February 24
Celebrating its 48th anniversary, the show offers real advice, real inspiration and real experts to British Columbians. Get tickets here.
Vancouver International Wine Festival – Vancouver – February 23 -March 3VanWineFest is Canada’s premier wine show and widely considered to be the best wine event in North America. With ~25,000 admissions and at 40 years of age, it is one of the biggest and oldest wine events in the world. Its slogan is “The Wine World is Here”. It has been voted the “#1 Food, Wine & Hospitality Event in Canada” the last five years in a row by New York’s BizBash. Get tickets here.
Tasting Plates Mount Pleasant – Vancouver – February 27 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Join us and explore the Mount Pleasant neighourhood which includes the Olympic Village area and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday February 27 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Tickets available here.