There are many great events to check out in February from dancing to movies to improv!
UBC Dance Club: Dance Convention – Sunday February 1st
Get ready for the annual UBC Gala Ball 2015! Come out to learn new dances, strengthen your technique, and have a taste of what a dance competition may be like. Buy your tickets at the UBCDC office in Sub Room 241J!
Where: SUB Ballroom
When: February 1st, 3:30pm – 9:30pm
Price: $15 each or $20 for two
Mean Girl’s Movie Night – Wednesday February 4th
On Wednesday February 4th, UBC Sociology Students’ Association, Feminist Club – UBC Campus, UBC Political Science Student Association, UBC English Students’ Association, and Psychology Students’ Association of UBC are showcasing your favourite Hollywood film with a little twist. Join for some laughter as they dissect this nostalgic film into different academic perspectives. What does Political Science say about the power dynamics between young girls in high schools? How does Sociology relate preteen cliques to racism in adulthood? Why is Mean Girls considered a Feminist movie?
$2 Admission for non-members. Free popcorn & drinks provided. Doors open at 4:30pm.
(Hot) Chocolate n Chuckles: Improv Show – Thursday February 5th
The Chinese Varsity Club presents (Hot) Chocolate n Chuckles. Never been to an improv show? Or do you love them already? Customize your very own special hot chocolate and enjoy a night of fun improv performed by professionals at the SUB Partyroom.
Tickets are $5 for members and $7 for non-members.
UBC REC: Gladiator – Thursday February 5th
Looking for a challenge of mind, body and team? Prefer “unconventional” activities? Then go join Gladiator! This event is filled with non-stop action, guaranteed laughter and the crowning of UBC’s very own Gladiator. Teams of 6-10 compete in different Gladiator style activities. Get ready for lots of inflatable action!
Registration ends Monday February 2nd.
FutureFest! 2015 – Friday February 6th
This family day long weekend, Party Well and friends will be creating a festival atmosphere in the SUB Ballroom with a futuristic theme! Go experience their professional music festival projection mapping and PK Sound and all for a great cause because 100% of proceeds go directly towards building a well in Kipsongol Kenya through Free the Children.
Tickets – Early Bird: $10; First Tier: $15; Second Tier: $20
UBC Reads Sustainability presents Professor Wade Davis – Thursday February 12th
Now, against the wishes of First Nations, the British Columbia government has opened the Sacred Headwaters to industrial development. Imperial Metals is building an open-pit copper and gold mine called the Red Chris mine. Professor Wade Davis describes the beauty of the Sacred Headwaters, the threats to it, and the response of native groups and concerned citizens as part of UBC Reads Sustainability.
Registration is required.
Conversation Series at the Belkin Gallery – Friday February 27th
Join leading UBC scholars, artists, curators and critics in a series of midday conversations. In this series, guests will address Tom Burrows, an exhibition of works by the Vancouver/Hornby Island artist from his early career to the present. The exhibition is a timely refocusing of attention on an artist who has made an immense contribution to the development of art in Vancouver.
Everyone is welcome and admission is free.
–Written and prepared by Vivien Lee, UBCevents Communications Assistant