Wrapping up January already, where does time fly? As we wrap up the second New Year (Lunar) celebrations of the month let’s see what else is in the picks of the week.
Arts: The annual PuSh International Performing Arts Festival fills the city with a stunning program of performing arts from around the world until February 9th
Eat: Dine Out Vancouver Festival is now in full force bringing a plethora of restaurant set menus and an amazing line-up of foodie events to the city until February 2nd
Pairings: Make the most out of PuSh and Dine Out Festivals by pairing your PuSh Festival performance with one of the many nearby Dine Out participating restaurants.
Chocolate: Until February 14th, the 10th Annual Hot Chocolate Festival is finding the perfect way to draw us out of the house on these wet winter days.
Improv: Spice up your Friday Night with 19+ Comedy at Vancouver Theatresports Frisky Friday with Michelle at the Improv Centre on Granville Island
Tutus: The world famous, all-male ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (Trocks), returns to Vancouver, February 1st at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
Electronica: In a bold one-man multi-media show, writer and theatre-maker Javaad Alipoor explores the world of online extremism, anonymity and hate speech – and weaves together their stories in The Believers are But Brothers at the Shadbolt Centre January 29 – February 1
Soup: Vancouver Foodster’s 2nd Soup Festival continues until February 2nd, participating restaurants are introducing new soups each week of the festival.
Rock: Friday and Saturday nights, rockers Theory of a Deadman take the stage for back to back shows at the Commodore Ballroom
Fly: Fly Over Canada celebrates the Lunar New Year by inviting guests to take off and Soar Over Taiwan, a special feature playing until February 16th.
Farce: The Arts Club Theatre Company is beginning 2020 with one of the most uproarious backstage comedies ever written, Noises Off, onstage until February 23rd at Stanley Industrial Alliance Theatre.
Gallery: Opening February 1, SUM Gallery, welcomes a new exhibition, “Yellow Peril; The Celestial Elements”, curated by the queer arts collective, Love Intersections, a visual art exhibit inspired by the Chinese Five Elemental forces, seized by the urgent tensions between Queer Chinese diasporic identities.
Exhibition: Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art presents Out of Concealment, a solo exhibition by Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, an innovative re-imagining of supernatural beings from the oral traditions of Haida Gwaii, until April 5, 2020.
Tributes: The Rocketman & Piano Man meet at Massey Theatre on Saturday night, is a live tribute to Elton John with Billy Joel tribute opening act playing the hit of both legendary artists.
Pottery: The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC’s presents the thought-provoking, Playing with Fire: Ceramics of the Extraordinary, until March 29, 2020.