5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (January 31- February 6)

This is 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.

1. Got Craft? Foodie Virtual Market

February 3 – 6

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Got Craft? Foodie Virtual Market is back. This online marketplace features forty local chefs, bakers and makers showcasing their small batch food and drinks. Everything from dumplings to chocolate will be available.

When: Thursday February 3 – Sunday February 6
Where: Virtual; Got Craft?
More Info: shop.gotcraft.com

2. Lunar New Year at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden

February 5 to 6

Ring in the Lunar New Year with live storytelling, calligraphy demonstrations and more family-friendly activities at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. The team even put together a DIY craft kit so guests can decorate their homes and explore their own artistic side.

When: Saturday February 5 to Sunday February 6
Where: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Cost: By donation (suggested $5)
More Info: vancouverchinesegarden.com

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3. Per Diem: The Gerd Metzdorff Collection

February 4 to May 8

Gerd Metzdorff had a unique start to his art collection: he used the per diems he received as a flight attendant! The collection shines a light on German contemporary photography, American pop art, minimalism and post-minimalism. With nearly 100 works of art, highlights include works by Lynda Benglis, Andy Warhol and Cindy Sherman.

When: Friday February 4 to Sunday May 8
Where: Griffin Art Projects
Cost: Free
More Info: griffinartprojects.ca

4. Together, Forte!

February 1

As a part of LunarFest Vancouver, the Vancouver Zion Mission Choir will perform alongside the Harmonia String Ensemble to wow you with some tunes and celebrate Lunar New Year in style. The perfect way to welcome back the live music we’ve all been missing. 

When: Tuesday February 1
Where: The Orpheum
Cost: Free, but you must register for a ticket in advance.
More Info: lunarfestvancouver.ca

5. Visit the Chinatown Storytelling Centre


    A space filled with interactive exhibits that showcase the stories and history of Vancouver’s Chinatown makes for a great cultural and educational activity this Lunar New Year. They have an augmented reality app where you can experience the 20th century nightlife in the neighbourhood—and these Vancouver Grizzly boba shirts that launch on Feb 1 at 11 a.m.

    When: Ongoing
    Where: Chinatown Storytelling Centre
    Cost: $12.50 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for 12-17 and free for children under 11
    More Info: chinatownstorytellingcentre.org

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