10 Events to Check Out This Month

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What’s shakin’ this month? Tons. From light festivals to art shows, to Dine Out Vancouver, January is anything but dry. Read on for our top picks:

10 Canyon Lights

Capilano Suspension Bridge (3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver)
Runs until January 28

Featuring hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights, Canyon Lights at Capilano never fails to impress. From the suspension bridge, to the treetops and cliff-walk, everything is lit – literally.

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(Photo/Capilano Suspension Bridge Park)

Chinese Lantern Festival 


Kick-off the Lunar New Year with an explosion of light and colour at Hastings Park! The Chinese Lantern Festival features 35 illuminated displays with more than 1300 individual lanterns, performances, food trucks and a marketplace!

A woman is silhouetted while walking through rows of lanterns during the opening night of the Vancouver Chinese Lantern Festival at the Pacific National Exhibition, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. The festival features hundreds of illuminated lanterns and is open until Jan. 21, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
(Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

Greasy Spoon Vol. 35 with Letitia Wan of Ask For Luigi


January 23
5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Every month, Save-on-Meats welcomes a local celebrity chef into their kitchen for a night of food, cocktails and community.  This month’s chef of honour is Letitia Wan of Ask for Luigi. ( If you’ve ever dined at Ask for Luigi, you know that you’re in for a serious treat.)

The Greasy Spoon Supper Series raises critical funds for the A Better Life Foundation, a non-profit founded by Mark Brand that provides food security to women, children, and those in assisted living as well as job training and employment opportunities for the community.

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(Photo/A Better Life Foundation)

PuSh Festival

Multiple Venues 
Jan 16 – Feb 4

Pushing artistic boundaries, PuSh Festival returns for another year of groundbreaking work in theatre, dance, multimedia, music and film! Come together with creative minds to experience a brilliant and diverse showcase of live performance art.

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(Photo/Matteo Maffesanti)

Vancouver Short Film Festival

Vancity Theatre
January 26  – 27
7 pm – 11pm

Celebrate Canadian short film, video, and animation artists during the annual Vancouver Short Film Festival. VSFF builds ties between budding and established professionals, and provides an arena where all short filmmakers, students included, can screen their films to the public.

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Fleur Bridal Show

JW Marriott Parq Vancouver
January 21

Calling all fabulous brides-to-be! FLEUR, Vancouver’s first luxury wedding show to feature elite industry professionals and celebrity influencers is taking over Parq Vancouver. Guests can expect a truly immersive experience, with hands-on water colour and calligraphy workshops, as well as a celebrity panel discussion featuring Kaitlyn Bristowe and Monika Hibbs – to name a few. World-renowned photographers The Collective You will also be in attendance, bringing brides a VIP portrait experience.

Space is limited.

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4 Gluten Free Expo

Canada Place
January 13-14

Sample hundred’s of gluten free products and bites from perogies to beer at the Gluten Free Expo!  Take advantage of tasty deals and learn everything that there is to know about leading a gluten-free lifestyle from the experts.

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(Photo/Gluten Free Expo)

3 Movies in the Morgue

Vancouver Police Museum and Archives 

January 9
7 pm – 9 pm
If your idea of fun is watching film noir classics and crime thrillers in what was once formerly a morgue inside North America’s oldest police museum, look no further!  Bring your blankets, sit back, relax (or at least try to) and watch A Simple Plan, this month’s feature film. Popcorn and pop will be available for purchase.
Built in 1932, the Vancouver Police Museum and Archives building was the Coroner’s Court and autopsy facility until 1980.  Pretty spooky!
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(Photo/David Hutchinson)

2 Lift Cannabis Expo

Vancouver Convention Centre
Jan 13-14

Experience Canada’s biggest cannabis trade show! Lift Cannabis Expo features almost 200 exhibitors from all over North America and Europe, talks by leaders in the industry, growing and cooking demos, and even a vape lounge! A great opportunity to learn about medical and recreational ganja.

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(Photo/Lift Cannabis Expo)

1 Dine Out Vancouver

Throughout Vancouver
January 19 – February 4

Those healthy, limiting New Years resolutions you made for 2017?  Yea, you can throw those out the window.  Dine Out Vancouver is coming back and it’s going to be bigger and tastier than ever.  Prepare for 17 days of unique culinary experiences, including guided dining adventures, craft cocktail classes, BC VQA wine brunches, neighbourhood food tours and highly-anticipated global guest-chef collaboration dinners.

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(Photo/Dine Out Vancouver)
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