What to Do in Vancouver This Week (January 29 to February 4)

Fill your calendar with burlesque, accessing a "human library" and taking in a good old-fashioned hockey night.

January 29, 2018

By Jessica Wallin


Catch a Hockey Game

Tuesday, January 30

Whether or not you follow them faithfully or don’t know Sedin from Gagner, a night out watching the Vancouver Canucks is always a good time. As the Colorado Avalanche come rumbling into Rogers Arena, spend the evening cheering on your local orca themed superstars.

When: 7 p.m.
Where: Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way
Cost: $43 to $133 (family packs available)
More info: Vancouver Canucks


Help Shape Public Space

January 31 and February 3 to 4

The City of Vancouver and Gehl are looking for volunteers to help with the Downtown Public Space and Public Life Study. Volunteers will be given a training session and a shift during which they will collect data on how the public use the downtown for their upcoming Downtown Public Space Strategy. The study offers the chance to be a part of the conversation of how Vancouver’s downtown will develop as well as learn more about urban planning and the people in your city.

When: Training Jan 31, shifts Feb 3 to 4
Where: Downtown Vancouver
Cost: Free
More info: Eventbrite


Find the Poetry Inside Your Body

February 1 to 10

Have you ever wanted to listen to the secret music our bodies make on a daily basis? Then join composer Juliet Palmer for her installation Inside Us as part of the-possible-impossible-thing-of-sound series at Western Front. Using vocals and diagnostic ultrasound recordings, Palmer makes incredible soundscapes from the sounds of the vessels to the brain, the way blood moves from heart to liver and other intricate biological pathways.

When: February 1 to 10, special performance on February
Where: Western Front, 303 East 8th Ave
Cost: Free admission to exhibit, $10 to $15 for the performance
More info: Western Front


Heat up the Night

Thursday, February 2

Striptease, humour, glitter, catwalks, seduction and more await at Night Shift: Untamed, an Indigenous burlesque night at the Museum of Anthropology. Reclaiming Indigenous sexuality with power and joy, Night Shift: Untamed features the mesmerizing Virago Nation and award-winning DJ Kookum.

When: 7 p.m.
Where: Museum of Anthropology, 6393 NW Marine Drive
Cost: Free with museum admission
More info: MOA


Rent a Human Book

Saturday, February 3

Instead of flipping through the pages of biography, Human Library offers the curious a chance to have an intimate conversation with a “human book” on a curated selection of topics. Learn about the diversity of lived experience through narrative, without the late fees! Human Library is put through the Vancouver Public Library, Zee Zee Theatre and the UN Refugee Agency in Canada.

When: Feb 3, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, 350 West Georgia St.
Cost: Free
More info: VPL

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