Cultural Calendar

Celtic band Blackthorn will perform at Place des Arts Jan. 16.| Photo by Sue Renaud.

Celtic band Blackthorn will perform at Place des Arts Jan. 16.| Photo by Sue Renaud.

Faculty Performance Series: A Celebration of Robbie Burns

Jan. 16

Place des Arts

1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam

Back for the fourth year by popular demand, faculty member Rosie Carver and the Celtic band Blackthorn will celebrate the musical traditions of Scotland, with a focus on Burns’ songs. Enjoy a delicious Scottish-inspired supper and the music of one of Scotland’s most famous poets.

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Author’s talk explores father-son rapport.| Photo courtesy of Place des arts.

Author’s talk explores father-son rapport.| Photo courtesy of Place des arts.

Salon Speakers Series: JJ Lee

Jan. 22

Place des Arts

1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam

The award-winning author and fashion writer JJ Lee will discuss his critically-acclaimed memoir, The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit, and read from his latest works of non-fiction. Lee has won a National Magazine Award for Best Short Feature and has hosted the CBC Radio show Head to Toe.

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Arts Club Theatre Company Presents: BOOM

Jan. 14–Feb. 13

Granville Island Stage

1585 Johnston St., Vancouver

Get ready to experience “25 years in 100 minutes.” Rick Miller, one of Canada’s most noted and prolific solo performers, will guide you, documentary-like, through over two decades of history using archival videos and photography and spot-on impersonations of over 100 notable figures. BOOM explores the legacy and impact of key events and figures of the post-war generation.

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Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2016

Jan. 15–31

Various locations
throughout Vancouver

Experience Canada’s largest annual food and drink festival this year at Dine Out Vancouver! This 17-day festival features hundreds of restaurants with plenty of food, craft beer and cocktails to go around. Experience all the culinary expertise you could possibly want with guided dining tours, cooking classes, cocktail masterclasses, dinner and film pairings, craft beer tasting and much more.

Anatoli Souvlaki makes a dish for Dine Out Vancouver.

Anatoli Souvlaki makes a dish for Dine Out Vancouver.

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Vancouver Recital Society Presents: Roman Rabinovich, Piano

Jan. 17

Vancouver Playhouse

600 Hamilton St., Vancouver

Uzbek-born pianist Roman Rabinovich is making his Canadian debut at the Vancouver Playhouse after performing throughout the United States and Europe to great critical acclaim. The winner of the 2008 Rubinstein International Piano Competition has been described as compelling, dynamic and highly sensitive.

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2016 PuSh Festival: Intimacy

Jan. 20–23

Orpheum Annex

823 Seymour St., Vancouver

One night in Melbourne, Adriano Cortese, of Ranters Theatre, found himself lonely and inspired, so he left his apartment to find strangers on the street who wished to talk. From those conversations cameIntimacy, which features four scenes inspired by real-life encounters and is presented with a liberating lack of inhibition.

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Vetta Chamber Music Presents: 20th Century Music to Love

Jan. 21–22

West Point Grey United Church

4595 West 8th Ave., Vancouver

Vetta Music presents a variety filled collection of music from the early 20th century Soviet Union. Works from Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály and Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian provide a wide variety of musical style and a taste of the music from the Soviet Union.

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Music on Main and the PuSh Festival Present: Roomful of Teeth

Jan. 25–26

The Fox Cabaret

2321 Main St., Vancouver

Get ready for Roomful of Teeth, the Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble, to wow you in an intimate and powerful performance with eight top vocalists singing music for the 21st century includingPartita, the piece that won Music on Main’s Composer In Residence Caroline Shaw the Pulitzer Prize.

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Gluten Free Expo

Jan. 16–17

Canada Place

999 Canada Place,


Canada’s largest gluten free event is back and bigger than ever. Sample hundreds of products including beer, pizza, bread, perogies and more, while learning from leading health experts at this year’s exposition.

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Vancouver International Children’s Festival and PuSh Festival present Vu: By Étienne Manceau

Jan. 22–24

Performance Works on Granville Island
1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver

French circus artist Étienne Manceau will be performing Vu, a wordless one-man show in which the protagonist, in a contemporary clownish spirit, obsesses over making a cup of tea. Suspense and laughter guaranteed.