5 Family-Friendly(ish) Vancouver Events to Check Out this Week (Feb. 18–24)
From art tours to tequila, there’s something for every member of your famjam.
February 15, 2019
For the Creative Kiddo
Take your pint-sized Picasso to the Vancouver Art Gallery this Monday, where expert Art Agents will be giving kid-friendly tours of the Gallery’s exhibitions. Kids can also participate in various workshops, including a workshop on art conservation and a weaving workshop using found materials led by artist Roxanne Charles of the Semiahmoo First Nation. They’ll have you panicking about a career in the arts before you know it.
For the Culture Vulture
February 20 – March 10
This show has been called a must-see for all Canadians—but it’s up to diehard theatregoers to get the whole family off the couch and into the seats. Children of God is a powerful new musical that tells the story of one Oji-Cree family’s residential school experience. It takes a hard look at both past traditions and present realities and celebrates Indigenous resilience. The show is super accessible, too—there’s Housing Crisis Prices for those feeling the rent stress.
For the Weird Middle Sibling
Nothing says “Sorry, we made you feel unsure of your place in this world and drove you to use humour as a coping mechanism” like tickets to Vancouver TheatreSports. For one night only, audience members can set sail on the yeS yeS Theatresports comedy cruise ship for Improv Voyage. This three-hour-long immersive experience includes musical and improv comedy, a swashbuckling Captain and Cruise Director, a rude Maître D’ and zero threat of sea sickness. All aboard!
For the Margarita Mama
Treat the marg-loving matriarchal figure in your life to the taco bar hop of their dreams at Tacofino’s National Margarita Day Celebration. Five Tacofino locations will be serving up the traditional lime margarita for just $8, and a few will also present their own unique takes on the tropical favourite: think spicy passionfruit at the Gastown Taco Bar, pineapple sage at the Hastings Commissary and a jalapeno-infused creation at the Oasis location. We say try them all (and buy your DD all the tacos they deserve).
For the Dapper Daddy
Whether they’re a straight-up cinephile or just a sucker for dressing up, Bells and Whistles’ A Big Night at the Oscars event is an evening your father figure won’t soon forget. An entry fee gets you a ballot to predict the winners, with the winning-est viewer scoring half the pot (the other half goes to BC Hospitality Foundation, so you’re doing some good, too). Snack on popcorn and snap red carpet pics – you might just win the prize for best dressed.
When: Sunday, February 24 4:30 p.m.
Where: Bells and Whistles
More Info: bellsandwhistlesyvr.ca