5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (January 24-30)

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 ahirose@canadawide.com.

Read on for this week’s lineup.

Credit: St. Lawrence

1. St. Lawrence’s Cabane à Sucre Dinner

January 25 to February 27

The historically sold-out dinner series from chef J-C Poirier returns this week. St. Lawrence’s Cabane à Sucre dinners are all about honouring the chef’s Québécois heritage, and the menu includes crêpes aux herbes and gougère à la mousse de foie de canard. Bon appetit.

When: Tuesday January 25 to Sunday February 27
Where: St. Lawrence
Cost: $75 per person
More Info: stlawrencerestaurant.com

Credit: Full Pint Comedy. Comedians Andrea Jin, Bobby Warrener and Rachel Schaefer.

2. Full Pint Comedy

January 25

You look like you could use a laugh. (And a snack? Take care of yourself, bud.) Catch comedians Bobby Warrener, Andrea Jin, Aaron Arya, Rachel Schaefer and Dave Harris taking the stage at this week’s Full Pint Comedy.

When: Tuesday January 25 at 9:00 p.m.
Where: Castaway Bar and Kitchen
Cost: $12
More Info: eventbrite.ca

Credit: Who The Hell Is Nigel?

3. The Vancouver Short Film Festival

January 28 to February 6

There’s plenty of local films to love in this year’s Vancouver Short Film Festival, including a documentary starring Nigel Howard (everyone’s favourite COVID briefing interpreter), one covering acclaimed Haida Manga artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas and another following a day in the life of a resident of Vancouver’s DTES neighbourhood.

When: Friday January 28 to Sunday February 6
Where: Streaming online
Cost: Varies
More Info: vsff.com

Credit: Intangible Thread

4. Intangible Thread

Through March 30

Local artist Xiangmei Su grew up watching her mother weave in her hometown of Suzhou, China, and her latest exhibition is inspired by that traditional craft. Sixteen paintings and one installation explore themes of identity, migration and modernity. Sew cool.

When: On now through Wednesday March 30
Where: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Cost: $16 for adults
More Info: vancouverchinesegarden.com

Credit: Flick Harrison. Ne Sans Opera & Dance Dancer Ted Littlemore.

5. Ne. Sans Opera & Dance and Idan Cohen

January 27

This intense lunchtime contemporary dance performance was choreographed by Idan Cohen and features music by Handel, Bach, and Philip Glass. Is there a more culture vulture-y activity you could be doing at noon on a Thursday? Experts say no.

When: Thursday January 27 at 12:00 p.m.
Where: Scotiabank Dance Centre
Cost: $15
More Info: thedancecentre.ca