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Take a look at some of the events happening in and around Vancouver!

The Castles & The Lifestyles

Fri, Jan 17 - Mon, Feb 10

Oakridge Centre, 650 W 41st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2M9, Canada map

People from all over the world celebrate theLunar New Year – what do their traditions look like? Come see beautiful artworkdisplays depicting how different cultures celebrate the Lunar New Year, alongwith beautiful landscape structures! Learn about Korean, Taiwanese, Chinese,and Vietnamese cultures right at home. In partnership with Oakridge Centre,experience arts and culture like no other!

The exhibit is open during regular mall hours.

Visit https://lunarfest.org for moredetails.

Coastal Lunar Lanterns

Sat, Jan 18 - Sun, Feb 9

Jack Poole Plaza, 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3L5, Canada map

Lunar New Year brings people together – theeight giant Coastal Lunar Lanterns at Jack Poole Plaza bring together localindigenous artists for a sight that is truly unique to Vancouver. With thebackdrop scenery of the beautiful mountains and waters, Vancouver celebratesthe Lunar New Year like no other! In Partnership with Tourism Vancouver andVancouver Convention Centre.

Visit https://lunarfest.org for moredetails.

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

Tue, Jan 21 - Sun, Feb 9

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival(PuSh) presents its 16th annual edition from January 21 to February 9, 2020,with a vibrant line-up characterized by creative risk-taking and dynamicinterdisciplinary collaboration. Featuring 27 works from 24 companies —including six world premieres by local Vancouver artists — PuSh 2020 is apoignant reminder of art’s power to bring communities together and effectchange. The socially charged program includes an immersive sound installationin remembrance of Syrian lives lost to war, talking rice cookers, aconcert-drama fused true tale of Jewish refugees, a disability-arts vaudevilleexperience, and much more.

PuSh 2020 passes and tickets are available now at pushfestival.ca

City Opera’s BERLIN: The Last Cabaret

Thu, Jan 23 - Sun, Jan 26

City Opera Vancouver presents the world premiereof the political satire BERLIN: The Last Cabaret (BERLIN) from January 23–26,2020 at Performance Works. Set in Nazi Germany on July 13, 1934, the darklyhumorous production celebrates the subversive power of art — and offers awarning to those who take freedom for granted. Directed and co-created by AlanCorbishley, in association with Sound the Alarm: Music/Theatre, and presentedwith the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, a cabaret troupe faces physicaldanger and a moral crisis. As Nazism tightens its grip on Germany, members ofthe company have disappeared under suspicious circumstances. The five thatremain have to decide whether to bend to intimidation or perform their workuncensored.

Tickets: $44.50 including fees and more info available atpushfestival.ca/shows/berlin-the-last-cabaret.

Celebrating Chinese New Year of the RAT 2020 @ International

Fri, Jan 24 - Sun, Jan 26

International Village Mall, 88 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9, Canada map

Exhibits Galore and Heritage Village

Lion Dance & Live Stage Performance

Sale of Collectable Stamps and Coins Canada Post

Children Art Festival Paintings Exhibition

Peach Blossom and CNY Festive Photo Booth

Greetings and Photo with God of Fortune

Repair Cafe Vancouver

Sat, Jan 25

Repair Cafés arecommunity gatherings where fixer volunteers help visitors repair their brokenhousehold items, FREE OF CHARGE – electronics, small appliances, textile,jewelry, woodwork, bikes…anything that can be carried in is welcome.

A Musical Banquet: A Feast of Sumptuous Classical Music

Sat, Jan 25

Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6, Canada map

One of the most important Lunar New Yearcelebrations is having a grand feast with your friends and family. In Taiwan,street banquets are known for being sumptuous and delicious. World-renownedChai Found Music Workshop brings their chamber-music interpretation to Canadafor the first time. Celebrate the Lunar New Year like no other with “A MusicalBanquet: A Feast of Sumptuous Classical Music.”

Since 1991, the Chai Found Music Workshop (CFMW) has been active in nationaland international music scenes. Over the past years, the group has beenperforming contemporary classical music as well as traditional Chinese andTaiwanese music in countless concerts in Taiwan, Asia, Europe, and theAmericas. This has gained CFMW the reputation of being one of the foremostSizhu (Chinese chamber music) ensembles in the world.

The ticket price starts at $19.88 + Tax
Get Tickets:
Venue Name: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Address: 630 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6
Phone: (604) 665-2193


Sat, Jan 25 - Sun, Jan 26

750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7, Canada map

Date: Jan 25 – 26, 2020
Time: 11am – 6pm

Celebrate the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rat in downtown Vancouver! Visitthe Vancouver Art Gallery on Jan 25 & 26 for fun games, great food, andimmerse yourself in cultures from around the world! Explore the different foodcultures as a little rat in “Kitchen Runners”, and get your fortune told forthe year. Join us in celebrating the Lunar New Year like no other!

Visit https://lunarfest.org for moredetails.

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival: FRONTERA

Thu, Jan 30

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival(PuSh) presents the Western Canadian premiere of Dana Gingras’ FRONTERA in aone-night only performance on January 30, 2020 at 8pm at the Queen ElizabethTheatre. Gingras’ internationally lauded dance company, Animals of Distinction,collaborates with the experimental post-rock band Fly Pan Am and members of theUK-based collective United Visual Artists to create a provocative multimediaexperience of motion, sound, and light. The dancers on stage challenge ournotions of agency, moving frenetically to the music’s clarion call and againstthe towering rays of light. Virtual constructs alternatively guide, divide, andentrap the dancers — but ultimately cannot defeat their fearless physicalityand ingenuity.

Tickets from $39 at pushfestival.ca.

35th Annual JCC Jewish Book Festival

Sat, Feb 8 - Thu, Feb 13

Jewish Community Centre map

Set aside the second week of February for anextended literary treat! Warm up your winter nights with an exciting roster ofwriters from across Canada, the US, South Africa and Israel.

This popular cultural extravaganza attracts sought-afterauthors and a wide audience from across the Lower Mainland. The six days ofthe Festival are packed with inspiring and entertaining literary events includingunique meet-the-author opportunities, readings and panel discussions, theannual book club event, children’s and youth authors, and two onsite bookstores.

 There is something of interest for every agegroup and literary taste!

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