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What: The sixth annual “food truck pod,” a vibrant pop-up starring local food trucks, is finishing up this weekend as part of Dine Out Vancouver’s expanded programming. More than 25 food trucks have been rotating throughout the week-long festival.
Where: Howe Street, between Georgia and Smith Streets, and on the 800 Robson Street Plaza
When: Monday, January 23 and Sunday, January 29, from 11 am to 5 pm
What: Bring out the whole family to ring in the new year with drumming, lion dancing, craft making, performances of Chinese instruments and traditional songs, and an interactive demonstration of the ancient Chan (Zen) tea ceremony.
Where: Dharma Drum Vancouver Center – 8240 No.5 Rd, Richmond
When: Saturday, January 28 to Sunday, January 29, from 1:30 to 3:30pm
Inside the MUJI pop-store in downtown Vancouver. (Photo by: Kenneth Chan / Daily Hive)
What: Japanese clothing and accessories brand Muji opened a pop-up store earlier this week as part of the Japan Unlayered exhibition, celebrating contemporary Japanese architecture, design, and culture, designed to be a sensory experience.
Where: Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel – 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver
When: Open from 11 am to 7 pm; from Friday, January 27 to Sunday, January 29, then Monday to Friday until Tuesday, February 28
Reserve: On Eventbrite, totally free, but reservations compulsory
What: Ever want to learn how to make your own books – those ones with the cool stitching on the spine that lie flat when you open them? Artist extraordinaire and organizer at Youth for Chinese Seniors, Chanel Ly, can teach you how!
Where: WePress – 202-268 Keefer Street, Vancouver
When: Saturday, January 28, from 1 to 3 pm
Reserve: On Eventbrite, sliding scale prices (suggested $40). Fee includes bookmaking supplies.
What: LunarFest is Canada’s premier presenter of contemporary expression in Asian arts and culture – and they’re celebrating the Year of the Rooster! Enjoy Rooster Winter Games, arts, workshops, games, and performances, all for free.
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza – 650 Hamilton St, Vancouver
When: Saturday, January 28 to Sunday, January 29, from noon to 6 pm
What: The Tipping Point movement recognized a need for community, self-design, and personalized learning for the young people graduating high school and entering university. Join them to learn more about the program and how you could be a part of this small community!
Where: City Hub Initiative— 1445 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
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What: This flea market is more like a party. Not only are there more than 50 local vendors, artisan showrooms, food trucks, and pinball on Saturdays and Sundays, there are DJs, craft beer, drink specials, and select vendors on Friday nights.
Where: The Ellis Building – 1024 Main Street, Vancouver
When: Fridays from 6 to 10 pm, weekend days from 11 am to 5 pm – every other weekend:
January 27 to January 29
February 10 to February 12
February 24 to February 26
March 10 to March 12
March 24 to March 26
Admission: On the door, $3 single day or $5 weekend pass
What: Qi Gong is a gentle flowing movement class taught by master Hing Tse.
This is a class that everyone can participate in from youngsters to seniors. Hing will show you how to move your body for greater flexibility, balance and well-being. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and flat shoes. All levels welcome.
Where: Vital Health Medical Clinic Kitsilano – 1855 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
When: Saturday mornings in January, from 9 to 10 am
What: Join Lou Jack the Groundhog in the Newton Grove for a pajama party to celebrate an early Groundhogs Day! Complete with crafts, games and hot chocolate, the third annual Groundhog Day in Newton is sure to have something for everyone.
Where: Newton Recreation Centre- 13730 72 Avenue, Surrey
What: The Robson Square Ice Rink, located in downtown Vancouver, is open until February 14. Skating is free with your own skates, otherwise, rentals are available. The rink also features a concession stand with snacks and warm drinks.
Where: Robson Square – 800 Robson Square, Vancouver
When: The rink is open daily from 9 am to 9 pm Sunday to Thursday, and from 9 am to 11 pm Fridays and Saturdays, until February 14.
Admission: Free with your own skates, or rent for $4