What: To kick off the Lunar New Year of the Rooster, District Local invited more than 25 local artists to create artwork using lucky red pocket envelopes as their canvasses. The finished works will be exhibited in this one-day only art show.
Where: Fortune Sound Club – 143 East Pender St, Vancouver
Taste of Vietnam hot chocolate at Thierry (Photo by Leila Kwok/courtesy Thierry)
What: The Hot Chocolate Festival once again makes for a delectable countdown to the sweetest day of the year, Valentine’s Day, when a lot of us are definitely thinking about chocolate. The month-long event finds cafes, sweet shops, and restaurants around Vancouver serving up special cocoa-y creations.
What: A nationwide program from five leading science organizations known as Innovation150 celebrates Canada’s innovative past and sparks the ideas and ingenuity that will propel our future. The interactive, yearlong program offers awe-inspiring experiences in science, technology, and innovation across the country.
What: This annual festival is back with a full 17-day schedule of delicious events and unique culinary experiences for diners. Activities include brunch crawls, cocktail masterclasses, wine debates, guest chef dinners, and street food markets.
Where: All around Vancouver
When: Friday, January 20 to Sunday, February 5
Tickets: Individual event ticket details and prices here
What: In this workshop you will be learning a new skill of how to make Fresh Mozzarella cheese (bocconcini). With guided step by step instructions from Chef Alexis (Make Cheese Inc.) you will learn the basics of making cheese curds, salting, brining, storage and working with rennet and bacterial cultures.
Where: Electric Avenue – 938 Smithe Street, Vancouver
What: Proving you don’t need an elaborate stage or costumes to tell a story, this show from Montreal-based circus company Les 7 Doigts playfully combines high-flying aerobatics with live cooking demonstrations.
Where: Vancouver Playhouse — 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
When: Wednesday,January 25 to Friday, January 27 at 8 pm, then Saturday, January 28 at 2 pm and 8 pm, and Sunday, January 29 at 2 pm
What: This fast-paced and acid-tongued new work is about the power dynamics at a high-powered sales firm, where a trio of conspiring coworkers scheme to trip each other up and avoid the chopping block.
Where: Studio 1398 — 1398 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
When: From Tuesday, January 24 to Saturday, January 28 at 8 pm, plus a Sunday matinee on January 29 at 2 pm
What: Ninjitsu is the ancient art of the ninja shadow warriors of Japan. Through the practice of Ninjitsu you’ll learn to move your body and mind in a more poetic way, through breath and traditional exercises.
Where: Vital Health Medical Clinic Kitsilano – 1855 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver