5 Trendy Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (Jan. 7-13)

Up your social status with these stylish events.

(Photo Credit: Pallet Coffee Roasters.)

Espresso Yourself

January 10

Take your coffee craving into your own hands at Pallet Coffee Roasters Espresso 101 Workshop. This hands-on workshop runs every Thursday and Friday for the next three weeks, teaching participants how to achieve an ideally extracted shot of coffee through following a recipe, adjusting equipment and evaluating the characteristics of your creation. Your new coffee capability will have you up all night.When: Thursday, January 10 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Where: Pallet Coffee RoastersCost: $60More Info: eventbrite.ca  (Photo Credit: Fox Cabaret.)

Bowie Bash

January 11

Celebrate the birth of a superstar at the Fox Cabaret’s 4th Annual David Bowie Party. This birthday/dance party is playing all Bowie, all the time, with door profits benefitting the BC Cancer Foundation. They’ll also have a David Bowie makeup booth – so if you’ve ever wanted that iconic red lightning bolt electrifying your face, now’s your chance.When: Friday, January 11 9:00 a.m.Where: The Fox CabaretCost: From $10More Info: foxcabaret.com  (Photo Credit: Gluten Free Expo.)

Goodbye Gluten

January 12 & 13

Check out the latest in wheat-protein free innovation at the Gluten Free Expo, Canada’s largest gluten-friendly event. There will be plenty of celiac approved eats to snack on, from pizza to perogies to – dare we say – beer. Plus, expert dietitians, nutritionists, doctors and chefs will be there to cure your grocery-store blues.When: Saturday, January 12 – Sunday, January 13Where: Vancouver Convention Centre EastCost: From $12More Info: glutenfreeexpo.ca  (Photo Credit: Firehall Arts Centre.)

Mitchell Musical

January 12

Immerse yourself in the music of Joni Mitchell with Circle Game, a new musical. The production, created by local thespians Andrew Cohen and Anna Kuman, covers 29 songs from Joni Mitchell’s discography, including “Big Yellow Taxi,” “River,” and “California.” Catch the preview this week and get your toes tapping early.When: Saturday, January 12 – Saturday, February 9Where: Firehall Arts CentreCost: $25More Info: firehallartscentre.ca  (Photo Credit: Fleur Luxury Wedding Show.)

Ready, Bouquet

January 13

Waltz through a wedding-lovers’ Disneyland at the Fleur Vancover luxury wedding show. This event features a luxury décor walk, elegant eats and drinks, and fashion and skincare tips. It’s time to class up your wedding education (weducation?) – your late-night wedding reality shows are child’s play compared to this extravaganza.When: Sunday, January 13 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Where: JW Marriot Parq VancouverCost: From $40More Info: fleurvancouver.com