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1. Takeout for Two

Launching January 11

Fable Diner is serving up three new takeout packages with options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. On the breakfast lineup ($30) is loaded french toast, egg bennies and sides; lunch ($35) is kale caesar salad, burgers and fries, and dinner ($40) is steak frites, citrus-poached salmon, potato salad and housemade pie. They all serve two, so assemble your bubble buddy (or make sure you're really hungry).
When: Launching Monday, January 11
Where: Fable Diner
More Info: fablediner.com
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2. Watch the Italian Film Festival

Through January 21

Did you know there's a new, acclaimed, live-action version of Pinocchio? Neither did we, but the Vancouver Italian Film Festival is screening it (and lots of other films from the world's favourite boot-shaped country) for the next two weeks. Check out the whole fest online—a festival pass is $25.
When: Now through Thursday, January 21
Where: Online
More Info: viff.org
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Credit: Scarf: Textile Artisan Vanessa T Cunningham (Squamish)

3. Shop Local at Circle Craft

January 11 to February 28

Circle Craft Market lives online for now, but local artisans are still as creative as ever. The local market's "Here Comes the Sun" event celebrates the return of warmth, and artists have geared their wares towards themes of rebirth, resolutions and renewal. Expect intention-setting Daruma by Grace Lee of Eikcam Ceramics, silk purses by Koti Designs, and more.
When: Monday January 11 to Monday February 28
Where: Online
More Info: facebook.com
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4. Chow Down like the Québécois

Starting January 15

St. Lawrence restaurant's "Cabane à Sucre" dining menu usually sells out, so get your reservations in soon (it's available for takeout, too). On the menu this year is delicious French Canadian eats like Truite Mariné à l’Érable et Au Gin du Quebec, Blinis au Sarrasin (cured trout with maple & Quebec gin with blinis & truffle crème fraîche) and Profitérole de Mousse de Foie de Canard, Sucre d’Érable & Salade de Pommes (choux puff stuffed with duck liver mousse, maple sugar & apple-celeriac salad). They're a mouthful—which is kind of what you want when you're ordering dinner.

When: Wednesdays through Sundays from January 15 to February 28
Where: St. Lawrence
More Info: stlawrencerestaurant.com
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5. Attend a Virtual Play Reading

January 15

Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre is hosting three virtual play readings over the next few weeks—it's your first chance to "see" shows that will hopefully live on the stage sometime soon. First up is Termite by Meghna Haldar, a play that uses two monkey narrators to guide audiences though a larger-than-life morality tale. RSVP for the Zoom event here.
When: Friday January 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Online
More Info: facebook.com