Award-winning chefs pair up for fine fare, Tina Turner hits the silver screen + more
1. PuSh International Performing Arts Festival — Tuesday, January 21 to Sunday, February 9
Facebook/Push FestivalVancouver once again hosts the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, which features 27 works by 24 artists and companies, including six world premieres by Vancouver creators.
Various locations, venues and times; Details online
2. PAW Patrol Live — Friday, January 24 & Saturday, January 25
Facebook/Paw Patrol LiveX barks the spot in PAW Patrol Live: The Great Pirate Adventure! It’s Pirate Day in Adventure Bay, and Mayor Goodway is getting ready for a big celebration... but, first, Ryder and his team of pirate pups must rescue Cap’n Turbot from a mysterious cavern. When they do, they also discover a secret pirate treasure map.
Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver; 6 p.m. Friday & Saturday, plus 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday; Tickets from $40; Details online
3. Vancouver Short Film Festival — Friday, January 24 to Sunday, January 26
Facebook/Vancouver Short Film FestivalVancouver Short Film Festival (VSFF) celebrates the West Coast’s vibrant community of short film, video, and animation artists; providing an arena where all short filmmakers, including students, can screen their films in public and support their fellow colleagues.
Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver; Various dates and times; Details online
4. Lunar New Year — Saturday, January 25
Facebook/Lunar New Year FestivalVancouver’s Chinatown and Richmond play host to a range of events to celebrate the Year of the Rat, from parades and food festivals to traditional arts and crafts.
Various locations and times; Details online
5. Mad Max-a-thon — Saturday, January 25
IMDBAustralia needs another hero and the Rio Theatre is stepping up to screen all four of George Miller's iconic dystopian Mad Max films to raise funds to benefit Aussie bushfire relief. The campy, creative 1985 instalment Beyond Thunderdome, co-starring rock legend Tina Turner, hits the screen at 8:30 p.m.
The Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver; $30 for all four films or $18 each; From 4.30 p.m.; Details online
6. Man Up Astrological Drag — Saturday, January 25
Facebook/Man UpUsher in this new year and new decade with Next Chapter realness as every act will be performing a number to express their real life sun-sign experience.
The Warehouse, 550 Malkin Avenue, Vancouver; 9 p.m.; Details online
7. Weathered Beer Celebration — Saturday, January 25 & Sunday, January 26
Facebook/Weathered Beer CelebrationWeathered is a beer tasting, beer bar and art gallery all merged into one, with entrance split into multiple sessions for a small and intimate tasting event. This year has beer from more than 50 breweries, pouring rare and exciting stouts, lambics, barleywines, strong ales, sours/wild ales, and even some hoppy and lagers to cleanse the palate.
Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; $100; Details online
8. Vancouver Monologue Slam — Sunday, January 26
Facebook/ Monologue Slam CanadaNorth America's largest acting showcase is an American Idol-style event puts local actors in front of a panel of judges, agents, producers and casting directors to perform monologues and maybe—just maybe—get that big break.
Vancouver Film School Cafe, 390 West Hastings, Vancouver; 7:30 p.m.; $15 at the door; Details online
9. Dine Out Vancouver World Chef Exchange Dinner at Wildebeest — Monday, January 27
WildebeestWildebeest chef Ian McHale will reunite with Michelin-starred chef Ahmet Dede of Ireland’s Mew Restaurant for an intimate, one-night-only dinner as part of the Dine Out Vancouver 2020 World Chef Exchange program. Both chefs met years ago while working at Dublin’s Michelin-starred Chapter One, where they bonded over a shared culinary philosophy of using local, sustainably sourced and seasonal ingredients in their dishes.
Wildebeest, 120 West Hastings Street, Vancouver; 6:30 p.m.; Tickets $189.52 including pairings, taxes and gratuity; Details online
10. Knit Nights — Tuesday, January 28
Facebook/Knit Nights in VancouverSlip on some stitches and sip on a craft brew at the first Knit Night of 2020 at Strange Fellows. All crafters are welcome. Bring your own materials.
Strange Fellows Brewing, 1345 Clark Drive, Vancouver; 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Free; Details online