5 Fabulous Events Happening in Vancouver This Week (Jan. 21-27)

Flowers, food trucks and funny feminists ahead.

(Photo Credit: Chickpea.)

Street Eats

January 21 – 27

Get your stretchy pants on – Street Food City is returning this week, and you’re definitely going to need some extra room. This week-long food truck event is like Dine Out Vancouver’s younger, more adventurous sister, and features mobile eats from Chickpea, Reel Mac and Cheese, Tacofino and more.When: Monday, January 21 – Sunday, January 27Where: Vancouver Art Gallery North PlazaCost: $10More Info: dineoutvancouver.com  (Photo Credit: Nolan Sage.)

LOL with WTF

January 24 – 26

Laugh and learn with Vancouver’s top WTF (woman, trans, femme) comedians at Smash Comedy Fest, a new feminist comedy extravaganza with performances, workshops, and the Carly-Rae-Jepsen-est afterparties you’ve ever attended. We’ll be there cheering on Stacey McLachlan, our very own executive editor by day, executive jokester by night.When: Thursday, January 24 – Saturday, January 26Where: Various venuesCost: From $15More Info: facebook.com  (Photo Credit: Reliance Theatre.)

Rhythm & (No) Shoes

January 24

Get a free music lesson and full-body workout at this beginner’s Taiko Drumming Workshop. Miyake Taiko is a 200-year-old art form famous for its longevity – groups of drummers can keep a beat going for days. This is an active workshop, so make sure you wear comfy clothes and non-slip shoes (or none at all)!When: Thursday, January 24 10:00 a.m.Where: Reliance TheatreCost: FreeMore Info: eventbrite.ca  (Photo Credit: Dash Duo.)

Brass Bash

January 27

If you’re all about that brass, UBC’s Brassfest is the only place to be this weekend. Trumpeting power-couple Mary Elizabeth Bowen and David Dash (otherwise known as the Dash Duo) will be teaching workshops on entrepreneurship and the psychology of improvement, as well as a spotlight performance featuring the VSO Trombone Duo and UBC Brass Faculty Quintet.When: Sunday, January 27 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.Where: UBC Music BuildingCost: From $15More Info: music.ubc.ca 

Shop & Sniff

January 26

Get your flower fix at the I Heart Tulips event this weekend, where 10,000 live tulips will be blooming in an unlikely haven: Metrotown Mall. In the afternoon, shoppers will be permitted to pick the tulips in exchange for a donation to Variety Children’s Charity. You can treat your insta-story and a child in need all in one trip to the mall.When: Saturday, January 26Where: Metropolis at MetrotownCost: By donationMore Info: facebook.com