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Feeling the winter chill? Warm up at two new hot spots carving out a piece of carnivore heaven in Gastown. Peckinpah dishes up tender but perfectly charred barbecue and Big Lou's butcher shop stocks well-priced cuts, housemade charcuterie, and hot sandwiches (we love the cripsy-skinned porcetta)
Big Lou's Photo Credit: Sarah Race
Local chocolate purveyors offer over 50 decadently flavoured hot cocoas during this two-week sugarfest
Leone Sidewalk Sale
Seasonal clearance event with discounts of up to 80% off your favorite designer fashions. 757 West Hastings Street (Sinclair Centre).
The storefronts of Water Street's zero-to-100 block host a provocative (and free!) performance about the secret thoughts of strangers. 7 to 9 p.m., through Saturday
Haggis is more scrumptious than you think, so toast Robbie Burns with wines that stand up to its savoury, nutty, and peppery flavours
AUSTRALIA DAY WINE PARTY:
3 Aussie wine tastings kick off on January 28 with Australia Day celebrations! First, a focus on Australia's wine regions; then blends are in the spotlight; and finally a wrap-up, blow-out summer party. Buy one or all three. Details here...
This Monday and Tuesday enjoy three tasters of Okanagan wine paired to Neil Wyles's savoury hors d'oeuvres for only $25
Charlie Chaplin's unique marriage of slapstick humour and social critique returns to the big screen during this film retrospective running now through February 11
Head to Crosstown for 50% off design gems like glasswork by Caleb Siemon, and luxe pillows and throws by Catherine Regehr
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Wahoo! Wicked (the Broadway blockbuster) will come to Queen E. Theatre for all of June
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