As we head further into January we find the city’s roster full of festivals and entertainment!
Canyon: This is the last week to experience Canyon Lights with the heights of the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in North Vancouver as thousands of lights illuminating the bridge, trails and trees glowing until Sunday
Panto: The digital edition on-demand performances of East Van Panto: The Little Mermaid have been extended online until January 31st.
Skate: The Robson Square Ice Rink is open until February 28th for your old-fashioned outdoor skating family fun, with skate rentals just $5.
Blue: This is the last week Mitch and Murray Productions continues its 2022-2023 season with the world premiere of Instantaneous Blue at The Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island closing Sunday January 22.
Arts: PuSh International Festival of Performing Arts once again brings the city a line up of hot entertainment to the cold winter nights with a curated a program filled with timely, honest, politically active works of dance, music, theatre and multimedia productions all around the city from January 19 – February 5, 2023.
Dine: The city’s most flavourful festival, Dine Out Vancouver Festival, gets underway this week bringing hundreds of events and fixe prix menus from restaurants from Abbotsford to Ambleside for the 17 day festival.
Marionette: Expect big laughs as The Cultch starts the year off with the world premiere of Ronnie Burkett’s Little Willy, an adults-only marionette retelling of Romeo and Juliet, at the Historic Theatre until January 29th.
Internment: At The Arts Club Theatre Company until February 12th Forgiveness, based on the acclaimed memoir by Mark Sakamoto, tells the powerful story of his family’s harrowing experiences during World War II.
Sad: Produced by the Firehall Arts Centre and Victoria’s Puente Theatre, acclaimed Portuguese-Canadian playwright Elaine Ávila’s play, FADO – The Saddest Music in the World returns to The Firehall stage until Sunday, February 5.
Pucks: Vancouver Canucks play a three game homestand this week, welcoming Tampa Bay tonight, Colorado Avalanche on Friday and Edmonton Oilers on Saturday.
New Year: Celebrations abound in this lead up to Lunar New Year on Sunday January 22, with a host of events happening across the city; the Parade, Performances, Festivals and Food
Chocolate: Until February 14, the 13th annual Greater Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival is brewing up and a bigger and better festival than ever, with visions of hot chocolate flavours from cafes, bakeries and eateries to keep us warm on winter days.
Acrobatics: The (contemporary) circus is coming to town as DanceHouse and The Cultch welcome the thrilling Canadian premiere of Circa’s Sacre, Australia’s internationally renowned contemporary circus company is making its DanceHouse debut at the Vancouver Playhouse stage until January 21, 2023
Jazz: The Shadbolt Centre presents Jazz trio Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein, and Bill Stewart exploring the depths of jazz standards, or playing their own original compositions in the James Cowen Theatre Saturday January 21st
Free: Beginning Saturday January 21st, The Anvil Centre presents the Outside/In series, a free celebration of arts and culture taking place over six days across six regions of Canada. “IN” performances at the Anvil Theatre feature nationally-renowned performing artists from different parts of Canada while “OUTSIDE” is an outdoor street festival from 2-5 on performance days in Hyack Square, featuring local artisans, musicians and more!
Supports: January 21st, experience the debut of a new art book, What Are Our Supports? examines how simple and essential daily gestures can transform more than just the art world. Independent curator and writer Joni Low launches the anthology at 2pm on Jan. 21st at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.