I spoke to someone yesterday about snow days. She said they feel surreal—how the world’s a little softer around the edges. It’s like living in a little glistening bubble.
I asked how she was holding up. “Oh, I’m actually in Mexico,” she said.
If any of you are reading this from Mexico—I hope you’re having a lovely time. You probably don’t want to come home just yet.
Vancouver drag queen Venus becomes first Indigenous winner of Canada’s Drag Race
The Canucks are the NHL’s best team. It’s time to thank Jim Benning.
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John Vaillant: Fire Weather
Through the lens of this apocalyptic conflagration—the wildfire equivalent of Hurricane Katrina—John Vaillant warns that this was not a unique event but a shocking preview of what we must prepare for in a hotter, more flammable world. Fire Weather is an urgent work for our new century of fire, which has only just begun.
Presented by SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement and moderated by Am Johal, the event will be followed by a reception and book signing.
JANUARY 31 | 7 PM | 149 W. HASTINGS | FREE
Meet the improv teams coming to THE HEAT
David Guetta announces first Lower Mainland stop since 2012
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Dance, disease, revolution: The Dance Centre and PuSh International Performing Arts Festival present Tangaj Collective in Ramanenjana
Tibetan spiritual singer Yungchen Lhamo enchants with a trio, January 25.
Grammy-nominated Kate McGarry & Keith Ganz perform jazz and pop classics with CapU Jazz Ensembles, February 2.
UK’s Justin Adams (Robert Plant and Tinawiren) and Italy’s Mauro Durante (Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino) perform mesmerizing worldbeat and blues, February 28.
Soul dynamo Dawn Pemberton grooves with CapU ensemble Kenté, March 1.
Matty Matheson makes Canadian chefs proud at the Emmys
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FAN EXPO Vancouver is back February 17-19
Head to the Vancouver Convention Centre from February 17-19 for FAN EXPO Vancouver, an epic fandom celebration. You can stars like Joseph Quinn, Elijah Wood, and Charlie Cox while you enjoy endless fandom shopping, join in on panels, snap amazing cosplay pics, and more.
THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND
Please note that events may not be going ahead as planned due to the weather. Check Instagram profiles and websites for the latest information on specific events.
PERFORMING ARTS: PuSh Festival kicks off in earnest. (Jan. 18 to Feb. 4)
COMEDY: It’s YamJam: a jam session, but for improv. (Jan. 19 @ Slice of Life Gallery)
MUSIC: Hometown rising star Kylie V brings the cool. (Jan 19 @ The Pearl)
THEATRE: Comedy. Nostalgia for the ‘90s. Striptease. It’s time for Seinfeld Burlesque. (Jan. 19 @ Rio Theatre)
FILM: Clara Law’s Drifting Petals has its North American premiere. (Jan. 20 @ Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema)
HISTORY: Glenn Tkach unravels the hidden history of BC in The Queer Frontier. (Jan. 21 @ The Junction)
MUSIC: IndigiDivas in Concert brings storytelling and operatic hits, along with a 40-piece chamber orchestra. (Jan. 21 @ Orpheum Theatre)
Want to know what else is happening in Vancouver? Check out our events listings.
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