January is speeding along with a host of activities and festivals keeping everyone’s week full of entertaining picks.
Circus: For their annual collaboration DanceHouse and The Cultch once again bringing energizing contemporary circus to the Vancouver Playhouse presenting the North American premiere of Gravity & Other Myths’ acrobatic and athletically-charged work, The Mirror opening tonight through until January 27th
Performing: PuSh Performing Arts Festival brings 18 days of cutting edge performing arts from around the world to stages and venues around Vancouver
Dine: Continuing until Febuary 4th, Dine Out Festival Vancouver is back with more than 300 fixed-price menus, and special events
Dumpling: Vancouver Foodster hosts a number of events throughout Dine Out Festival events; this week featuring Asian Dumplings and Noodle Fest on Wednesday and Art, Eat and Sip Mount Pleasant on Thursday
Chocolate: Until February 14th, the 14th Annual Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival, continues to find over 100 locations offering 160 flavours spanning 10+ neighbourhoods across Greater Vancouver.
Peace: The season of peace on earth echos in the the Disco Nap collection created by Olivier Salvas Artiste on display at Bean on Hastings until January 31, 2024
Strings: International Guitar Night, the world’s premier touring guitar festival, brings together four gifted performers for its 24th anniversary tour stop at Massey Theatre on January 25th.
History: The Arts Club On Tour: Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story, brings a slice of Canadian history to life on-stage, at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Culture Centre until January 27th
Choir: From January 25 to February 25, at the The Arts Club Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Choir Boy brings together a coming of age story with gospel hymns.
Hold On: Theatre Replacement and Company 605 co-present the newly renamed Hold On Let Go Festival their annual, independent festival showcasing contemporary works by Vancouver and Canadian artists runs January 23 to 27 and January 30 to February 2, at The Russian Hall .
Gallery: Until May 12th, the Vancouver Art Gallery features the exhibition, Rooted Here: Woven from the Land, a celebration of the profound work of four local Salish weavers. As well, Denyse Thomasos: just beyond, a career retrospective honouring the late Trinidadian-Canadian artist, Denyse Thomasos in on display until March 24th.
Pucks: Vancouver Canucks hit the ice at Rogers Arena for another busy week with pair of games; hosting St Louis Blues tonight honouring Nurses Night and Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday for Lunar New Year night.
Talk: Thursday, UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs in partnership with the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, kicks off the 2024 Phil Lind Initiative features five inspiring talks from: Jia Tolentino: Who’s Afraid of Eating the Rich?
Folk: Friday, Juno-award winning folk artist and raconteur David Francey takes the stage at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts’ James Cowan Theatre with guests Terra Spencer, Jess Weddon, and Chris Murphy
Comedy: The Improv Centre on Granville Island brings laughter to winter as it present its inaugural improv comedy festival, THE HEAT – An International Improv Comedy Showcase, until January 27.
Exhibition: From January 20 to March 31, Richmond Art Gallery (RAG) presents acclaimed Chinese artist Shen Xin’s first show in Canada: but this is the language we met in…, and a group exhibition Let the real world in, featuring works from an international line up of artists; Kirsten Leenaars, Yaimel López, Zaldívar, Yoshua Okón, and Wapikoni Mobile.
Clutesi: Until January 2025, the Bill Reid Gallery for Northwest Coast Arts celebrates Tseshaht artist George Clutesi’s body of work in a year-long retrospective exhibition