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The second month of 2020 is here! Great hings to do in Vancouver this Saturday February 1st.

Saturday, February 1

The world-renowned, all-male ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo returns to reinterpret ballet classics with great irrelevance at Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Get ready for saucy and fabulous versions of Swan LakeLe Grand Pas de Quatre, and more.

Time: 8 to 10 pm Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre — 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tickets: Online

The fest takes place during the first week of February. The dining public can eat and vote on their favourites before a winner is announced at the end of the week. As always, February 1 will mark the kick-off of the self-proclaimed “biggest poutine festival in the world,” and it will run until February 7.

Time: Various times Where: Participating restaurants in Vancouver More Info: Online

Theory of a Deadman kicks off their Say Nothing world tour with two shows at the Commodore Ballroom on Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1.

Time: Doors at 8 pm, Show at 9:30 pm Where: Commodore Ballroom — 868 Granville Street, Vancouver Price: Starting at $42.50 (including GST) — Tickets available via Ticketmaster

Straight to DVD has comedians writing scenes from brand new movies and performing them for the audience. Hosted by Christine Bortolin and Kyle Fines, featuring Brunch Comedy, Tin Lorica, Soda Fountain, and Aaron Charles Read.

Time: 10 pm Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th Avenue Vancouver Tickets: Online

Museum of Surrey and Chinese Village Club present a Lunar New Year celebration on February 1. Enjoy dragon and lion dances at 1 pm and 2 pm, try Chinese Lunar New Year food and Teapressu Bubble Tea Food Cart. Plus children can make festive crafts.

Time: 12:30 to 4 pm Where: Museum of Surrey – 17710 56a Ave, Surrey Admission: Free

They bring their all-new show, “Pushing the Limits” to Pacific Coliseum on February 1, with top-notch ballers showcasing ball handling, soaring dunks, a new record-breaking attempt, and more for the whole family.

Time: 2 pm and 7 pm Where: Pacific Coliseum Tickets: Online

Burnaby Heights celebrates the Year of the Rat with merchants and shoppers on February 1 from 12 to 4 p.m. Attendees will enjoy Lion Dancers performing the traditional blessing ceremony at participating Heights merchants between Boundary Road and Gamma Avenue on Hastings Street. There will also be giveaways throughout the afternoon.

Time: 12 to 4 pm Where: Burnaby Heights Neighbourhood Admission: Free

Artist, director, writer, and activist Javaad Alipoor performs The Believers Are But Brothers, an award-winning multi-media show about a generation of young men facing a crisis of masculinity.

Time: 8 pm Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby Tickets: Online

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival is back for its 10th year celebrating all things hot chocolate. There are 44 participating ‘chocstars’ at this year’s fest, all of which are local purveyors. Each cafe, dessert bar, and restaurant has created sugary wondrous concoctions that take classic hot chocolates to a whole new level – there will be 114 drinks in total to explore.

Time: Various times Where: Venues around Vancouver More Info: Online

Align Entertainment presents a stage musical adapatation of Shrek, the hit animated Dreamworks film. Enjoy the adventures of Shrek, Fiona, Donkey and more.

When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until February 15, 2020 Time: Various times Where: Michael J Fox Theatre – 7373 Macpherson Ave, Vancouver Tickets: Online

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