Picks of the Week – January 17, 2017

As we move into the second half of January, in the picks of the week we find last year’s Festive events ending and the new year’s Festivals beginning.

Festival: Catch the dozens of Chinese lanterns covering the 14 acre Vancouver Chinese Lantern Festival  at the PNE before they go dark this weekend, January 21st

Lights: Lights at Lafarge Coquitlam’s Winter Light Festival, the largest free light display in the Lower Mainland turns the lights off this weekend, January 21st

Canyon Lights
Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

Canyon: Be awed and inspired as you walk amongst the treetops of the tallest illuminated trees and much more at Canyon Lights Winter Festival at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park  until January 28th, 2018. 

Fest: The 2018 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival gives us plenty of reasons to leave the house on dreary winter nights by heating up stages around the city until February 4, 2018

Eat: While PuSh Fest feeds your spirit, Dine Out Vancouver Festival feeds your belly with hundreds of great restaurant set menus and food events from January 19 to February 4

Hot Brown Honey
photo: Dylan Evans

Honeys: See what the buzz is about as Hot Brown Honey turns up the heat with a serving of sass and empowerment at The Cultch York Theatre until January 27

Boys: Only until January 20th, at The Cultch Historic Theatre, Black Boys explore their queer male blackness, and understanding themselves.

The Events
photo: Emily Cooper

Premiere: Until January 28 at Russian Hall, Pi Theatre, in association with PuSh Festival, presents the Canadian premiere of David Greig’s play The Events, about 2011 attacks in Norway.

Project: The topical play, The Pipeline Project, tackles the controversial topic of piplines in BC at the Firehall Arts Centre until January 20

Rock: LA based singer-songwriter BØRNS takes to the stage at Vogue Theatre on Saturday night

R&B: Toronto’s alt hiphop / r&b act, dvsn bring their Morning After World Tour to Vogue Theatre on Sunday night

Above The Hospital photo: Chris Cho

Dreams: Midtwenties Theatre Society looks at Vancouver millennials and how current pressures affect their aspirations and dreams in Above The Hospital, playing until Sunday at Red Gate Revue Stage

Improv: The Vancouver Theatresports Throwdown International Theatresports Festival is continuing, until Jan 21st,  with the best of VTSL players taking on International Improv teams for improv supremacy

Ahoy: Picture yourself on deck, sailing into the open seas at the Vancouver International Boat Show, at BC Place and Granville Island, from today until January 21st.

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