Editor's Note: Globe B.C. has joined forces with Scout Magazine to give you the best of what's happening in Vancouver this weekend. For a full week's worth of listings, head over to the complete Scout List, updated each Monday. See the list in calendar view here.
Hey Babe, What's Your Sign?: Looking for something a little different to do with Valentine's Day? How about a tour of the night sky from the perspective of an astrologer and an astronomer?
Vancouver astrologer Rose Marcus will team up with astronomy and physics superstar Jaymie Matthews to explain the connection between stars and lovers.
Friday, Feb. 14, 7:30 and
9 p.m., H.R. MacMillan Space Centre (1100 Chestnut St.), $13, www.spacecentre.ca
Love Hangover:Rain City Chronicles has joined forces with Sad Mag (a great local magazine that celebrates independent art and culture quarterly) to present Love Hangover – a gathering of diverse Vancouverites to speak to the general theme of love.
Settle in to hear stories about crushes, first dates, flings and relationships that ended in hilarious disaster (they promise a few happy endings as well).
The aim of the evening is to make everyone in the audience "feel a little less alienated by the omnipresent pressure of Valentine's Day." East Van's rock-and-roll choir, Kingsgate Chorus, will belt out some heartbreak tunes and there will be tarot readings, magazine specials, and drinks.
Saturday, Feb. 15, Doors 6:30 p.m., Show 7:30 p.m., The Rickshaw Theatre (254 E Hastings St.), $15, www.raincitychronicles.com
Think: The Vancouver Institute presents an evening lecture with local real estate marketer and art lover Bob Rennie on Saturday night on why collecting art is important.
From the Vancouver Institute: "Well-known in Vancouver for his exceptional contributions to urban development, Mr. Rennie is one of North America's foremost experts on and collectors of contemporary art, focusing on works related to identity, social injustice, appropriation, painting and photography. His collection is frequently on loan to institutions like the Guggenheim Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Centre Georges Pompidou, Smithsonian and Tate."
Saturday, Feb. 15, 8:15 pm, Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, UBC, www.vaninst.ca
Totally Baked: The Bakers Market is back. Starting this weekend, you can load up with artisanal breads, scones, cookies and cakes out at the Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre. Lots of gluten-free and vegan options.
It's like a dreamy dessert buffet or the biggest bakery you've ever set foot in.
Show some love for the environment and take your own containers and bags.
Sunday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m. –
3 p.m., Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre, 7646 Prince Albert St., www.bakersmarket.com
Science: Head out to UBC this week (and next) to get in on an entire festival focused on the evolution of life.
FestEVOLVE honours the science, theories and physical evidence of evolution through talks, museum tours, hands-on activities (including crafts with an evolutionary spin, puppet shows, a workshop on how to create your own fossils and a DNA extraction demonstration).
Bonus: Wednesday is Charles Darwin's birthday, and the Beaty Biodiversity crew have some good stuff planned for that (just imagine participants presenting their most creative efforts to bake and decorate evolution or ecology-themed cakes).
Feb. 12-23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2212 Main Mall, UBC, $12