Valentines Day is the most over commercialized and stereotypical holidays of the year. Everyone makes reservations at local restaurants, buys flowers and chocolates and well, you can’t deny its pretty predictable. With it being on a Tuesday this year, most people plan on celebrating the weekend before or after. Well, why not do something a little different this year? Here are a few different local events going on for the couple wanting to do something unique this year:
For the Valentines Haters:
LAVISH presents #LOVEBites @ BLVD22 Nightclub (750 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver)
Saturday February 18th (doors open at 10pm)
Perfect for the anti-valentines people out there. $5 Crown Royal shots/highballs, V-day candy, performances by Lipstick Mafia & SOYLCE, and anti V-day games. Dance the night away with resident DJ Yurie and you’ll forget the annoying holiday we all love to hate. Tickets are $10 from Lavish promoters.
For the Gamers:
Video Game Burlesque @ The Royal Canadian Legion (2205 Commercial Drive, Vancouver)
Friday February 10th (doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm)
An evening full of boobs and video game performances based on your favorite games like Portal, Tetris, Mario and more. Stick around for video game giveaways and wear a costume to get a free drink! The VanDolls Burlesque promises a great night out! Tickets are $20.
For the Hopeless Romantic:
Beauty and the Beast @ The Queen Elizabeth Theatre (649 Cambie Street, Vancouver)
February 8th – 12th (varying start times. Visit Vancouver.ca for specifics)
Watch as a childhood favorite full of magic and hopeless romanticism is brought to life on the stage of our very own Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Be swept away with this love story and you won’t regret it. Tickets range from $37.95 – $97.30 through Ticketmaster
For the Comedian:
Saint Valentines Massacre @ The Improv Center (1502 Duranleau Street, Granville Island, Vancouver)
January 19th – February 14th (varying start times. Visit www.VTSL.com for specifics)
Go see The Vancouver TheatreSports League on Granville Island for their most daring and ruthless improv tournament yet. Teams are set against one another with it all coming together for two special shows on February 14th. You are guaranteed to pee your pants laughing. Tickets start at $11.25 through their website.
Skip the typical dinner and a movie date and try something new this Valentine’s day!