xAmy Rutherford and Jonathon Young. Photo by Dahlia Katz.

Love, Sex, and Math

January 7-19

The new play Infinity by Hannah Moscovitch is a theatrical trifecta of drama, science and classical music, so yes, it is the perfect show for your nerdy date night. Protagonist and cynic Sarah Jean has a clinical (and unsuccessful) approach to love that is challenged throughout this production, in which "three exceptional minds collide like charged particles in an accelerator"—let your geek flag fly.

When:Tuesday, January 7 - Wednesday, January 19
Where: The Cultch's Historic Theatre
Cost: From $26
More Info: thecultch.com

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Release Your Prohibitions

From January 8

Sure, you could be a holier-than-thou "Dry January" subscriber. Or, you could show prohibition who's boss—the old-fashioned way. Pourhouse is celebrating prohibition-era cocktails all year long, with each month focused on a foreign destination that alcohol aficionados would flock to during American prohibition. Kicking off the year are two rum-based drinks hailing from Cuba: The Mary Pickford and The El Presidente.

When: All of 2020 starting Wednesday, January 8
Where: Pourhouse
More Info: pourhousevancouver.com

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Five Finger Discount

January 9 - February 9

The Shoplifters hits the road this week—keep your valuables close. This misfit comedy is touring the lower mainland over the next month, sneaking through all the hottest suburbs (North Van! New West! Coquitlam! Mission!) and spreading some not-quite-legal laughter. The show follows a career shoplifter's crime gone awry. Does crime pay? Find out for yourself... by seeing the show, obviously. Don't steal.

When: Thursday, January 9 - Sunday, February 9
Where: Multiple venues in Greater Vancouver
Cost: $49 for adults
More Info: artsclub.com

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Down in the Dumplings

January 10

There is perhaps no better time than January to learn a new skill, and there is perhaps no better skill to learn than how to make dumplings. You'll be rolling in dough at True Nosh's Soup Dumpling Cooking Class, where dumpling experts will show you everything you need to know about constructing perfect soup dumplings and sweet sesame soup mochi. 

When: Friday, January 10, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: True NOSH Kitchen and Studio
Cost: $40
More Info: truenosh.com

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Rat Race

January 12

What will this year bring you? Love? Riches? Rodents? Get some insight at this Year of the Rat 2020 Feng Shui & Astrology for Beginners Workshop. It's a long name and a long event (7 hours!) but it just might be your ticket to—yes, we'll say it—2020 vision. Participants get their own personal Four Pillars astrology chart and info on their personal wealth, health and career in the upcoming year.

When: Sunday, January 12 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where: Best Western Plus Sands Hotel
Cost: $98
More Info: eventbrite.ca