While we find the current Covid wave causing unfortunately rescheduling and cancellations there’s still plenty of picks to keep us safely entertained.
Cheese: Starting this Friday, Vancouver Foodster brings us gooey goodness with the Vancouver Foodster Grilled Cheese Sandwich Challenge…of which I’m pleased to be on the judging panel. Get out and taste for yourself, then vote for your favourite melted memory from January 14 to February 6, 2022.
Canyon: Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park continue until January 23rd with the world-famous bridge will be lit, end to end, with a multi-colour changing display. Explore the “Arc de Lumina” light tunnel the eight tallest Christmas trees in the world surrounded by the Treetops Adventure.
Hot: January 15 to February 14, the newly renamed, Greater Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival (formerly Hot Chocolate Fest) returns for the 12th year, bigger and better than ever to celebrate humble hot chocolate during the West Coast Winter.
Dance: The Firehall Arts Centre begins 2022 with Helen Walkley’s powerful dance/theatre piece, John, performed by Josh Martin and Billy Marchenski from Wednesday, January 12 to Saturday, January 15.
Chapel: With 34 larger than life frescoes, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition continues to bring the Vatican ceiling to Vancouver Convention Centre East Building until January 25, 2022
Solo: The Polygon Gallery presents Steven Shearer, until February 2022, the acclaimed Vancouver artist’s first solo show in Canada in over a decade, the expansive exhibition showcasing Shearer’s personal archive of more than 74,000 images
Fly: For a limited time, FlyOver Canada invites guests to experience spectacular Taiwan from above as Soar Over Taiwan, taking flight only until February 13th.
Arts: From January 13-March 19, 2022, Burrard Arts Foundation presents a pair of exhibitions;
The Golden Section by Karin Jones features geometric arrangements made from human hair extensions that Jones purchased from a local beauty supply shop.
Sanda Rd Key Dhund by Sara Khan its Urdu title translating to Mists of Sanda Rd, referring to an area of Lehore, Pakistan, where the artist resided before moving to Vancouver in 2014.
Dine: Canada’s largest food and drink event, Dine Out Vancouver Festival returns for its 20th Anniversary January 14 to 31, 2022, with unique experiences, multi-course set menus-at four price ranges: $20-$29, $30-$39, $40-$49, or $50-$59.
Designer: Continuing at Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art is the Canadian premiere exhibition of Sho Sho Esquiro: Doctrine of Discovery, by award-winning designer, artist, and activist Sho Sho Esquiro on show until June 5, 2022
Canoe: In the Vancouver Maritime Museum’s featured exhibition, on until July 3, 2022, Canoe Cultures :: Ho’-ku-melh War Canoes and the Gifts They Carry Forward, Indigenous artists and knowledge holders share their gifts through the war canoe in this multi-sensory journey.
Skate: Until October at MOV: Boarder X is a travelling exhibition, featuring work by contemporary artists from Indigenous nations across Canada, drawing parallels to urban areas prohibiting skateboarding, related to the landscapes and territories we occupy