5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (January 15-21)

A coffee meetup for creatives, a long table dinner inspired by Quebec's Cabane à Sucre and a soul and R&B dance party.

Here’s your weekly roundup of the top events in the city, including art exhibitions, local theatre, restaurant openings, concerts, film, markets and other to-dos we think you’ll love. If you have a Vancouver event you’d like to submit for consideration, send an email to kdonaldson@canadawide.com.

1. Watch the Iconic 1991 Film Daughters of the Dust at the Cinematheque

January 18

Come take in some groundbreaking cinema at everyone’s favourite art house theatre. After debuting back in 1991, Julia Dash’s landmark indie film has since become iconic in cinema history for its cultural impact and innovative storytelling becoming the first full-length picture by an African American woman to receive theatrical distribution in the States (appallingly long overdue). It’s also cited as a major influence for Beyoncé’s “Lemonade.” Need I say more?

When: January 18
Where: The Cinematheque
Cost: $14
More info: thecinematheque.ca

2. Join an East Van Brunch Crawl as Part of Dine Out Vancouver

January 21

Brunch-heads, get ready to get your mimosas on. Using a digital passport, eat your way through Commercial Drive and East Village neighbourhoods’ finest restaurants, enjoying all the egg-based delights and mid-morning delicacies East Van has to offer. Also, be sure to check out the rest of Dine Out Vancouver happening January 17 until February 4. Happy Brunching!

When: January 21
Where: Grandview Park
Cost: From $79
More Info: www.dineoutvancouver.com

3. Come Sweat it Out at Soul Clap and Dance Off at The Pearl

January 20

Here’s your chance to get that cardio in while listening to some vintage soul and R&B. With special guest Aladean Kheroufi, it’s a dance party for all you old souls out there.

When: January 20
Where: The Pearl
Cost: $15
More Info: www.ticketweb.ca


4. Connect Over Coffee With Likemind Vancouver at Aperture Coffee Bar

January 19

Hate networking, but yearning to connect with like-minded creative folks? Come on out for a coffee and conversation at Aperture Coffee Bar on Main at 8 a.m.

When: January 19
Where: Aperture Coffee Bar
Cost: Free
More Info: www.facebook.com


5. Enjoy some Cabane à Sucre at St. Lawrence Restaurant

January 17 – 27

Come indulge in the sweet taste of French Canadian heritage (no, not poutine!) for a dining experience that’s inspired by the traditional “Sugar Shacks” of Quebec. This long table dinner serves up a seven-course family-style menu with Québécois favourites and perfectly paired bevvies to wash it down. As long as the Bonhomme Carnaval doesn’t show up—that guy scares me to my core.

When: January 17-27
Where: St. Lawrence Restaurant
Cost: $225
More Info: www.stlawrencerestaurant.com