This week: dine out, rev your engine, plan a walk down the aisle + more
1. Tinder Tales — Saturday, January 13
Tinder blogBad dates make good stories and Vancouver’s daters, storytellers and comedians come together to confess their most outrageous and hilarious Tinder tales.
The Comedy Basement at Goldie's, 605 West Pender Street, Vancouver; Shows at 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.; Tickets $15 at door or $12 in advance
2. Open House at D2 Dance — Saturday, January 13
Facebook/Dance2 Dance Studio VancouverGet your dance resolutions off to a good start and try free classes every 30 minutes from salsa, bachata and kizomba, to zouk, tango, West Coast swing and more.
D2 Dance Studio, 55 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver; 12 Noon to 5 p.m.; Free admission
3. Gluten-Free Expo — Saturday, January 13 & Sunday, January 14
Facebook/Gluten Free ExposCanada’s largest gluten-free event comes to Vancouver with hundreds of gluten-free products from beer and bread to perogies and pizza. The first 2,000 visitors each day receive a special free gift from Spokes, Gluten Free Canada, Wow Butter, Zak's Organics and Iki Sushi
999 Canada Place, Vancouver; Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tickets from $12
4. Wedding Fair 2018 — Saturday, January 13 & Sunday, January 14
Instagram/Real WeddingsLove is in the air! Brides and grooms-to-be can get inspired with ideas for wedding fashion, decor, food and honeymoons from over 150 of the province’s top wedding professionals.
Westin Bayshore Hotel, 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver; Daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tickets $20 to 25
5. New Year Bunny Yoga — Sunday, January 14
Sunberry Fitness10 cute bunnies run around during downward dog at this special yoga class, which raises funds for Richmond’s Bandaids for Bunnies rabbit shelter.
Sunberry Fitness, 440 - 4400 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond; 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Tickets $25
6. Push Festival — Tuesday, January 16 to Sunday, February 4
Push FestivalThis year's incarnation of Vancouver’s acclaimed performing arts festival includes the English Canadian premiere of David Greig’s daring play The Events, inspired by the 2011 attacks in Utøya, Norway, and TAIWANFest’s Western Canadian premiere of Taiwan’s Legend Lin Dance Theatre in The Eternal Tides. This year, Club Push—an experimental, nighttime weekend series at the Fox Cabaret—will have a second location at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster.
Various locations and times; Ticket prices vary, with passes from $119
7. Vancouver International Boat Show — Wednesday, January 17 to Sunday, January 21
BC PlaceFree shuttle buses and ferries run between the two sites of the Vancouver International Boat Show, where nautical enthusiasts can browse boat-related products or check out the yachts and power boats on display at Granville Island Marina.
B.C. Place and Granville Island, Vancouver; Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tickets vary
8. Jim Byrnes — Friday, January 19
JMA TalentJim Byrnes’s soulful sound has been winning over audiences for 50 years and he brings his bluesy-folk music to his new album Long Hot Summer Days, which he will be performing at Kitsilano’s St. James Hall.
St. James Hall, 3214 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver; Doors 7 p.m. with show at 8 p.m.; Tickets $30
9. Vancouver Motorcycle Show — Friday, January 19 to Sunday, January 21
Vancouver Motorcyle ShowIt might not be the best time of the year for riding a motorcycle but riders can get their fix with a display of new 2018 motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides, as well as the chance to meet motorcycle experts and check out the latest gear and apparel.
Tradex, 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford; Friday 12 Noon to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tickets $13
10. Dine Out Vancouver — Friday, January 19 to Sunday, February 4
Tourism VancouverVancouver’s Dine Out has a packed 17-day schedule of delicious events from guided dining adventures, to spirited cocktail masterclasses, BC VQA wine brunches, neighbourhood food tours and global guest-chef collaboration dinners. There will also be $20, $30 and $40 menus at nearly 300 restaurants across the city.
Various locations; Details online