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Metro Vancouver events this week: 5 things to do between Feb. 8-14

You can’t go wrong with our list of events happening around Metro Vancouver between Feb. 8-14.

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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 around Metro Vancouver between Feb. 8-14. Headlining this week’s picks is 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 Theatre with Canadian punk band F**ked Up Feb. 8. Lissa Gotwals photo Photo by Lissa Gotwals /PNG

Superchunk & F**ked Up

When: Feb. 8

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

Tickets: $30 (plus services charges) at ticketweb.ca

The mighty Superchunk, one of the best alt-rock bands to come out of the ’90s, returns to Vancouver for the first time since 2018. Recent releases include 2022’s Wild Loneliness, the band’s 12th album of new material, as well as last year’s Misfits & Mistakes, an expansive, 50-song collection of odds and ends. But the band has also been playing lots of tracks from its 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 ROCKED… the hour-and-a-half long set never let up for a second.” With co-headliner F**ked Up egging them on, this show promises to be a barnburner.

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Ecuadorean artist Federico Airaudo exhibits his work at Slice of Life Gallery Feb. 8-11. Byron Dauncey photo

Federico Airaudo: !HABLA!

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

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

An Ecuadorean artist currently based in Vancouver, Federico Airaudo calls himself a “satirical painter.” Using bright colours and humour, he depicts life in Ecuador through work brimming with detail and populated by humanoid birds and animals. The paintings in this series “re-animate the gregarious, yet often overlooked dialogues” of Ecuador’s port city Guayaquil. In an interview, Airaudo said, “The paintings are a series of jam-packed, highly detailed visual scenarios. My hope is that viewers get pulled into the details of these scenes, and that they stay for a while to notice some of the everyday customs of this place, their ironies and contradictions.”

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Ballet Jorgen brings Anne of Green Gables The Musical to Massey Theatre Feb. 10. Jim Orgill photo Photo by Jim Orgill

Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet

When: Feb. 10 at 4 p.m.

Where: Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New Westminster

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

Various TV miniseries, a musical, an audio adaptation, a ballet — beloved East Coast literary property Anne of Green Gables has seen many iterations. In this version, Toronto’s Ballet Jorgen 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 Feb. 14. Matt Storm photo

Close to You

When: Feb. 14

Where: Cobalt, 917 Main St., Vancouver

Tickets: $27.96 at eventbrite.ca

Matt Storm and Ayla Tesler-Mabé perform a Valentine’s Day show with décor by wine brand Studio Miraval. Storm has toured western B.C. extensively, played often at Guilt & Co in Gastown and completed two tours of Europe. Tesler-Mabé is popular on social media for her instructional guitar demos. Last year she released her debut six-song EP, Let Me Out!! Studio Miraval wine is included with the ticket price.


Bunny

When: Feb. 8-18

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

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

The Search Party remounts 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 media release. For its 2022 run at the Cultch, the production received eight Jessie nominations and won four, including Best Production and Best Performance by a Lead Actor.


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