5 Exciting Events Happening in Vancouver This Week (Jan. 28 – Feb. 3)

From hearty Superbowl snacks to an evening at the cabaret. There’s something for everyone this week.

(Photo Credit: Lunar New Year Festival.)

Party Like a Pig

Through March 2

Celebrate a new year filled with good fortune at the Lunar New Year Festival, a calendar full of food, events and activities taking place in Vancouver and Richmond. Highlights include Flight of the Dragon at Flyover Canada (where participants can soar over China’s gorgeous landscapes – on the heels of a dragon, of course) and New Butterfly Lovers, an ancient tale brought to life through contemporary ballet. Don’t hog the dumplings.When: Now – Saturday, March 2Where: Various locationsCost: VariesMore Info: lunarfestival.com  (Photo Credit: The Cultch.)

Get the Point

January 29 – February 2

Explore the complexities of love, sex and disability in This is The Point, an uplifting and gritty play about four people whose lives have been shaped by cerebral palsy. The show is made up of staged conversations and theatrical re-enactments of real moments from the lives of the actors. It puts a spotlight on stories that aren’t normally shared on stage – you won’t want to miss it.When: Tuesday, January 29 – Saturday, February 2Where: Historic TheatreCost: From $24More Info: thecultch.com  (Photo Credit: Studio 58.)

Say Willkommen

January 31 – February 24

Don’t tell your mother – Studio 58’s production of Cabaret starts this week, and you can bet from the nudity and vulgarity warnings that it’s going to be a good show. Get immersed in the wild world of fishnets, feathers, and not-so-thinly-veiled fascism at the Kit Kat Klub as quirky characters sing and dance their way through a never-ending party. The first three performances are already sold out – get your hände on some tickets soon.When: Thursday, January 31 – Sunday, February 24Where: Studio 58Cost: From $12.50More Info: langara.ca  (Photo Credit: Vancouver Acro Festival.)

Bring it On

February 1-3

If you are an acro expert, enthusiast, or just a very brave amateur, you’re going to want to check out the Vancouver Acro Festival. This fest is a full weekend of performances, workshops and classes, including standing acrobatics, Icarian games (where the base lies on their back and spins a person or object with their feet), and handstands. Better start stretching.When: Friday, February 1 – Sunday, February 3Where: St. Mary’s Ukrainian Cultural CentreCost: From $90More Info: vancouveracrofest.com  (Photo Credit: Bells and Whistles.)


February 3

Spend Superbowl Sunday with those who really get you: the folks at Bells and Whistles, who will be serving up a “Tailgate Extravaganza” all day long. With a hearty brunch, towering appetizer platter (nachos, onion rings, mini corn dogs, oh my!) and drinks served by the bucket, you might even be able to fake your way through the rules of football – come on, we know nobody actually knows ‘em.When: Sunday, February 3Where: Bells and WhistlesMore Info: bellsandwhistlesyvr.ca