5 Intense Events Happening in Vancouver This Week (Jan. 14-20)

Get your blood pumping and heart racing with these exciting events.

(Photo Credit: Kezia Nathe.)

Write This Way

January 14

If you’ve ever watched a play and thought “Hey, I could do better than that,” now’s your chance. The Cultch is hosting a Pitch, Bitch or Ditch workshop as part of their Femme Series, a collection of workshops and productions that highlight female-identifying experiences. Theatre creators Pippa Mackie and Kim Senklip Harvey will critique anonymous audience ideas – so pitch that Shakespeare/Kardashian mashup and hope for the best.When: Monday, January 14 8:00 p.m.Where: Historic TheatreCost: $10More Info: thecultch.com  (Photo Credit: Vancouver Fringe.)

Luck Be a Party

January 14

Be the first to get the hot deets on Vancouver’s most random festival at the Fringe Lottery Party, where a few fortunate fringers will have their names drawn from a literal hat (and with that, entry into the fest). If watching people take pieces of paper out of a top hat isn’t exciting enough for you, there will also be live comedy, food and drinks. Have all the fries you want – so long as you keep your fingers crossed.When: Monday, January 14 7:00 p.m.Where: Backstage LoungeCost: FreeMore Info: vancouverfringe.com  (Photo Credit: Dine Out Vancouver.)

Work Hard, Eat Hard

January 18 – February 3

Dine Out Vancouver technically isn’t super intense, but life’s a competition, and sometimes eating out requires Olympic-level skill. Put your training to the test for 17 days of unique culinary experiences from over 300 local restaurants, from Acorn to Zen. Ready, set, put your napkin on your lap to be polite, go.When: Friday, January 18 – Sunday, February 3Where: Various restaurantsCost: VariesMore Info: dineoutvancouver.com  (Photo Credit: The Rio.)

Rock and (Don’t) Roll

January 19

Fictional thrillers can’t hold a candle to real life – just ask Alex Honnold, a free soloist climber whose lifelong dream was to climb a certain 3,000 foot tall rockface with no rope. The story was captured by filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi in the documentary Free Solo, which you can catch at the Rio this Saturday. Don’t look down.When: Saturday, January 19 12:30 p.m.Where: Rio TheatreCost: From $10.50More Info: riotheatre.ca  (Photo Credit: CRAFT Beer Market.)

Earn Your Bacon

January 18 – February 3

Get barre and brunch for your buck at Barre + Brunch presented by CRAFT Beer Market and Barre Belle. Participants will get a 1-hour barre class – a dancer’s body workout, without the dancing – followed by brunch and, of course, a beer. Have your new year’s resolution and eat it, too.When: Sunday, January 20 10:00 a.m.Where: CRAFT Beer MarketCost: $30More Info: craftbeermarket.ca