What To Do This Week In Vancouver (February 5 to 11)

Smash a pinata of your ex-lover, eat breakfast for dinner or find more fun things to do in Vancouver this week.

February 5, 2018

By Jessica Wallin


Eat Breakfast for Dinner

Monday and Tuesday, February 5 and 6

Eating breakfast for dinner never felt so right or so gourmet! Put on by theCuratorialist, Hard-Boiled brings together breakfast champions Deniz Tarakcioglu (Café Medina) and Brad Miller (Red Wagon Café & Bistro Wagon Rouge) for a special pop-up dining experience. The menu features a combination of Mediterranean style delicacies alongside greasy spoon favourites so you can have merguez dumplings with poached eggs with a side of buttermilk pancakes.

When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Red Wagon Café, 2296 E. Hastings St.
Cost: $55
More info: Eventbrite


Watch Some Powerful Local Theatre

February 7 to 18

Presented by Zee Zee Theatre and written by Dave Deveau of Elbow Room fame, My Funny Valentine is based on the murder of gay 15-year-old Lawrence King. Told through a series of monologues, My Funny Valentine is a haunting and sometimes strangely comedic exploration of the effects of hate on a community.

When: 8 p.m.
Where: The Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street
Cost: $27 to $32
More info: Theatre Wire


Be Inspired by Storytellers

Thursday, February 8

EMMA Talks bring together woman identified writers, artists and activists for a series of talks on their passions and inspirations in an open and intimate setting. This month features Vivek Shraya, a powerful and multi-talented artist whose first book of poetry, even this page is white recently won a 2017 Publisher Triangle Award and Anoushka Ratnarajahwork, an artist and producer whose work focuses on sharing underrepresented histories and stories in mainstream theatre and performance.

When: 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.
Cost: By donation
More info: EMMA Talks


Get Some Bad Advice

Friday, February 9

Performed in the style of TEDTalks, leading non-experts in comedy have arrived to present some of the worst and offensive ideas of the century. Featuring Thought Master Guru Simon King and Expert of Urban Deisolationism Julia Stretch, DEADTalks: Ideas Worth Rejecting will leave you laughing and feeling uninspired for weeks.

When: 8 p.m.
Where: Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main St.
Cost: $10
More info: EventBrite


Smash a Pinata of Your Love

Sunday, February 11

Whether it’s for fun, for revenge or for a delightfully creepy metaphor for all the sweet qualities you see in your significant other, spend an afternoon pre-Valentines day creating a pinata replica of that special someone. This Monkey’s Gone to Heaven has paired with Meaghan Kennedy of Your Pinata to offer Smash Your Love: a workshop on creating human shaped pinatas, complete with treats and eerie paper mache faces.

When: February 11, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: This Money’s Gone to Heaven, 2244 E. Hastings St.
Cost: $60
More info: This Monkey

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