NorthFest at the Rickshaw Theatre (January 31, 254 East Hastings Street)
Grab tickets to this year’s NorthFest, a fantastic showcase event featuring music of the north guaranteed to heat things up. NorthFest brings the vibrant and creative sounds of Speed Control to stage alongside the Yukon’s own Diyet and Greenland’s Nive Nielsen. Celebrate the diversity of life in the north for one special evening. Tickets are $15 at the door, more information can be found here.
Now open: Croissanterie La Marseillaise (1142 Granville Street)
If you can’t make it to Paris, Croissanterie La Marseillaise might just be the next best thing. Having recently opened to rave reviews, the bakery features more than 125 handmade rolls, breads and specialty items daily. Craving a buttery croissant or sweet stash of pastries? This bakery specializes in a wide variety of mouth-watering goods. Learn more and work up an appetite for carbs here.
Coming up: River District Chinese New Year Celebration (February 2, 8683 Kerr Street)
Gear up for the Year of the Horse in style and head over to the River District Centre to celebrate Chinese New Year. Enjoy cultural celebrations, watch a lion dance, sample specialty teas and cuisine, catch a kung fu performance and other festival activities. Learn all about what makes this upcoming Chinese New Year so special (and more about the event) here.
Now on: 365 Days (January 31 to March 2, 88 East Cordova Street)
Artist run, non-profit Gallery Gachet is set to host its latest installation, 365 Days, and kicks things off with an opening reception this Friday starting at 7pm until 10pm. With the exhibit’s artist, Evan Sabourin, on hand to meet and greet, his latest work recounts successes and failures from the past year as he sought to recover from addiction. It’s a beautiful artistic journey worth checking out. For info, click here.
Last chance: Dine Out Vancouver Festival (ends February 2nd, various locations)
If you haven’t already taken advantage of this citywide food festival featuring prix fixe menus from more than 260 different restaurants, it’s final call. With prices ranging from $18 to $38, there is something for all budgets, tastes and preferences. Be sure to check out the official Dine Out Vancouver Festival website for reservations, menus and special off-site event details.
Opening soon: Fox Cabaret (2321 Main Street)
Construction has finally ceased and the doors are about to open at Vancouver’s newest venue for entertainment. Located in East Van, Fox Cabaret has been a long time coming and will be a welcomed addition to the live music scene in the city. Formerly home to the notorious Adult Cinematheque, the room has been gutted to create a classic-looking, yet classy theatre venue. Stay in the loop on their official opening date here.
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