February 11 to 17
By Morgan Hannah, Life & Style Editor
February is the month of love, apparently, but not everyone is down for that. Though I love love, I’m not really a fan of the mushy, gushy commercial season. So, here’s a week of events—not related to love or Valentine’s—to attend to your heart’s content.
UBC Journalism’s Asper Public Lecture with Farah Nosh
Date: February 11
Location: UBC Robson Square, HSBC Hall, 800 Robson Street
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Take advantage of the opportunity to hear an award-winning photojournalist talk about her perspective on how she approaches the business, and her ideas on what the definition of ethical work is. Some light refreshments will be provided as well!
Justin Willman: Magic in Real Life Tour
Date: February 13
Location: Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
Time: 7 pm
Price: $32.50 per ticket on eventbrite
Part of the Just for Laughs festival, Willman is so funny he’ll knock your socks off—or magically blow them off your feet! Maybe you’ve heard of his Netflix original, Magic for Humans? He’s been on Ellen and several other big shows. He’s making people interested in magic with his unique blend of comedy and magic tricks.
Date: February 14
Location: Keto Caveman Cafe, 605 West Pender Street, Basement
Time: Doors 6:30 pm and show at 7:30 pm
Price: $14.99 per ticket on eventbrite
A stand-up set comprised only of non-binary people and femmes, if that’s what you’re looking for!
Black History Month Family Day
Date: February 15
Location: Coquitlam Heritage, 1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Time: 12 to 4 pm Price: Free!
The best way to celebrate culture is to participate in all the cool things it has to offer! Come eat African food, see performances, participate in a musical circle of drums, and craft some cultural art!
Sound Bath in New Westminster
Date: February 16, but there are also multiple dates
Location: Dancing Cat Yoga Center, #4—704 6th Street, New Westminster
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm Price: $35 per ticket on eventbrite
An experience of sounds to wash away your stress, this event promises to be an interesting one! “Vibrational healing”will be offered through several instruments: gongs, different types of singing bowls, drums, and many more! Don’t be late as they cannot let you in past 7 pm—there are no refunds for those who are late. Bring stuff that will allow you to comfortably lay on the floor for this experience!
CONSCIOUS CUDDLE PARTY
Date: February 17 and 20
Location: Conscious Living Network, 1643 Venables St, Vancouver
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Price: $20 on Feb 17 and $35 on Feb 20
A cuddle party—no, really! An innovative idea that offers people the opportunity to experience cuddling in a large setting like they never have before. The intent behind it is to allow many to learn about the ins and outs of touch, consent, and non-sexual contact. Also, if you want to be in a documentary, one will be filmed there on the 17—which also explains the reduced ticket price on that day.