Learn from tech wizards, do downward dog with your pet snake + more
1. Duo-Pop Up Show – Saturday, January 5
Facebook/Ese AtawoCan’t decide between a night of comedy or an arty evening? Join some of Vancouver’s best improvisers as they pair up for comic delights, all captured by live drawings and hosted by Ese Atawo.
Little Mountain Gallery, 195 East 26th Avenue, Vancouver; 10 p.m.; Tickets $8 in advance or $10 at the door
2. Free Argentine Tango – Saturday, January 5
Facebook/Argentine Tango LabAimed at absolute beginners, this free class will teach you the Argentine tango walk, embrace and connection, as well as the basics of lead, follow, balance and navigation on the dance floor.
iDance Studios, 119 West Broadway, Vancouver; 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Free admission; Details online
3. Snake Yoga – Tuesday, January 8
Facebook/Circus Sideshow ReptilesIf you’re New Year’s resolutions are to get fit and overcome your fear of snakes then there’s some good news! Snake yoga is a thing and it’s coming to Vancouver. TCS.Reptiles is combining snake handling with a yoga flow and, yes, you can bring your own snake!
$60; Details online
4. Bassjackers – Friday, January 11
Facebook/BassjackersGet 2019 started with a bang! Powerhouse duo the Bassjackers are back in Vancouver to bring the beats to the Harbour Event Centre for a night of pumping music.
Harbour Event Centre, 750 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver; 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.; Tickets $20
5. The Full Light of Day — Monday, January 7 to Saturday, January 12
Facebook/Electric Company TheatreThe Full Light of Day is an innovative film/theatre experiment that looks at moral choices facing Canadians today. Set in the country's urban financial centres, the provocative play tells the story of a mother who must contend with her husband’s corrupt legacy before she dies.
Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver; 7:30 p.m. daily, with 2 p.m. matinee January 12th; Various prices; Tickets online
6. TechVancouver January Edition – Wednesday, January 9
Facebook/Tech VancouverEach month, tech leaders and innovators share expertise and experience during five minute presentations. January welcomes the VP of engineering at OmniSci and CEOs from HeyBryan Media Inc., Preview Careers and Service Angels Global.
Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Tickets $24
7. Pasta Making Workshop — Wednesday, January 9
Facebook/Il Centro VanChef Sergio Cinti shares his knowledge in a hands-on class that explains how to make tagliatelle, pappardelle and farfalle. Bring a bottle of wine!
Il Centro Italian Centre, 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver; $70; Details online
8. Animals and Ethics in the 21st Century – Thursday, January 10
Facebook/Desiree RDThinking of becoming a vegan or transitioning to a more plant-based diet? Desiree Nielsen, a registered dietitian, collaborates with the Vancouver Humane Society to look at the benefits of an animal-free diet and delve into issues of animal welfare.
Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver; Tickets $10; Details online
9. Vancouver Glow Party – Friday, January 11
Facebook/Vancouver Glow Party 2019What do you mean you’re tired? Keep the spirit alive with a huge glow party to brighten up a grey January. Free LED sticks, laser lights and high-energy music are on hand to make this party...well... lit.
Cabana Lounge, 1159 Granville Street, Vancouver; 19 and up; 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.; $10 to $25; Details online
10. Off the Top Rope with Ric Flair – Friday, January 11
Facebook/Ric Flair Nature BoyWoooo! Veteran WWE wrestler Ric Flair is joined by Jimmy "The Mouth from the South" Hart to tell untold stories from the world of wrestling. Nature Boy will be talking about his past adventures at this show suitable for wrestling fans of all ages.
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver; 8 p.m.; Tickets from $48