5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (January 27-February 2)

Power Play

January 29-February 1

If you’re cool with being probably very freaked out, check out the one-man multimedia production The Believers Are But Brothers. This show highlights the “burning resentment” of a modern generation of men, and the complexities of extremism in the age of technology. It’s an hour-long experience addressing issues of online anonymity and hate speech in young men—sounds like it could be a necessary nightmare.

When: Wednesday, January 29 – Saturday, February 1 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Cultch
Cost: $36, $15 for students and for all on opening night (Wednesday)
More Info: thecultch.com

Exclusive Eats

January 30, 31 and February 1

Eat like a queen (or like a Duke leaving the royal spotlight to live some semblance of a normal life) at Hawksworth this weekend. Their series of long table dinners are available on select dates in a private dining space. The five-course meal with wine pairings includes Albacore tuna with kaffir lime, tamarind and shiso, and Yarrow Meadows duck duo with carrot, kale and foie jus—sounds like the perfect meal over which to tell your grandma-in-law that those are her dreams, not yours.

When: January 30 – February 1
Where: Hawksworth Restaurant
Cost: $152
More Info: dineoutvancouver.com

Truck Yeah

January 31 – February 9

Dine Out Vancouver can be a little overwhelming. With over 200 restaurants to choose from, scrolling through the website feels like trolling through Netflix and watching movie trailers until you fall asleep. (Commitment issues? Not you!) Street Food City is a good answer to the call of the indecisive—25 of our city’s best food trucks all in one place. Pizza and tacos and grilled cheese and chill, anyone?

When: Friday, January 31 – Sunday, February 9
Where: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square, Vancouver Art Gallery
Cost: Free entry
More Info: dineoutvancouver.com

Laugh Out Live

January 31

Immortalize your giggles (but hey, this isn’t about you) at Andrea Jin’s live stand-up comedy taping. Andrea was born in Shanghai and immigrated to Vancouver when she was 10 years old, and learned English in part from watching sitcoms and stand-up comedy. So yeah, she’s hilarious—her unapologetic comedy tackles her unique perspective as an Asian immigrant and woman of colour, along with a host of other everyday antics. There’s an early and late show on Friday, so you have two chances to get your snicker-snorts on tape (but again, this isn’t about you).

When: Friday, January 31 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Where: Little Mountain Gallery
Cost: $10
More Info: eventbrite.com

Super Bowls

February 2

While the Chiefs and 49ers show off their athletic prowess and skill under pressure, so can you: you’ll need to be on your A-game to eat your way through the Bells and Whistles Tailgate Extravaganza. Think beer, poutine, and three kids of hot dogs—and if you’re feeling extra confident, you can pre-game with brunch (that’s burgers and chicken and waffles, you picture of health, you).

When: Sunday February 2
Where: Bells and Whistles
More Info: bellsandwhistlesyvr.ca