Can you believe we’re already at the final weekend of January!?
Let’s take a look at what’s happening in these picks of the week
Panto: If you missed it over the Holidays, the digital edition on-demand performances of East Van Panto: The Little Mermaid is still available on line until January 31st. Also on digital, the audio-only play The Year of The Cello is online now, part of The Cultch Re/Play season.
Arts: PuSh International Festival of Performing Arts continues to bring 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 until February 5, 2023.
Dine: The city’s most flavourful festival, Dine Out Vancouver Festival, offers hundreds of events, like tonight’s Art, Eat & Sip hosted by Vancouver Foodster or Street Food City, plus fixe prix menus from 350 restaurants from Abbotsford to Ambleside for the 17 day festival.
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.
Marionette: You have until January 29th to see or see again, whacky world of Ronnie Burkett’s Little Willy, an adults-only marionette retelling of Romeo and Juliet, at the Cultch Historic Theatre
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.
Arts: Oxford Properties unveils its 100 Amigos Art Exhibition, featuring 100 12″x12″ works by local artists curated by local graphic artist Pablo Zamudio, hanging in the newly renovated MNP Tower (1021 West Hastings) lobby for public viewing (and purchase) through February 19.
Drag: Vancouver & Victoria get a taste of some of the best and brightest drag performers as TFD Presents It’s Just Drag January 26th in Victoria and January 27th in Vancouver
Skate: The Robson Square Ice Rink is open until February 28th for your old-fashioned outdoor skating family fun, with skate rentals just $5.
Free: This Saturday January 28st, The Anvil Centre presents another outing of the Outside/In series, a free celebration of arts and culture – “IN” performances at the Anvil Theatre while “OUTSIDE” is an outdoor street festival from 2-5 on performance days in Hyack Square, featuring local artisans, musicians and more!
Saddest: 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.
Net: The Vancouver Warriors are back at home at Rogers Arena to host Panther City Lacrosse Club on Saturday night.
Comedy: The curtain closed Sunday January 29th on the Metro Theatre production of the romantic comedy Shirley Valentine.
Lunar: Lunar Fest and Lantern City celebrations pop up all around the city at šx????n?q Xwtl’e7énk Square (Vancouver Art Gallery), Granville Island, and West End- Robson Street until February 20, 2023.
Fly: You don’t have to go far to visit Asia as guests to Fly Over Canada can experience spectacular Taiwan from above as Soar Over Taiwan takes flight only until February 12th.
Guitar: New Westminster’s Massey Theatre hosts it’s annual International Guitar Night on Saturday January 28th, the world’s premier touring guitar festival