What to Do This Week in Vancouver (January 8 to 14)
Reggae, theatre, cannabis conventions and more things to do in Vancouver this week.
January 5, 2018
Try Out Reggae Yoga
Monday, January 8th
Let the rhythm and vibrations of reggae played through a massive sound system help you stretch into yoga poses at Fortune Sound Club. Put on by Sound Salutations, Reggae Yoga invites you to bring your yoga mat, take off your shoes and go from yoga session to reggae dance party. Proceeds from the event will go to support Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica, part of the Clean Coasts Project.
When: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Fortune Sound Club, 147 East Pender St.
Cost: By donation
More info: Eventbrite
Catch the Hot Brown Honeys
January 9 to January 27
Part dance, poetry, circus, comedy and cabaret, and filled to the brim with sass, Hot Brown Honey is one show you won’t want to miss. A hit at the Edinburgh Fringe, Hot Brown Honey features an incredible cast of female performers tackling the patriarchy and colonialism with fierce wit, hip hop politics and a breath-taking amount of costume changes.
When: January 9 to 27
Where: The York Theatre, 639 Commercial Dr.
Cost: $22 to $45 (this event is 16+)
More info: The Cultch
Calculate: Teen Angst + Time = Comedy
Friday, January 12
Crack open your high school diaries and find your most embarrassing entries in time for the always hilarious Teen Angst Night at the Fox Cabaret. Started by comedian Sara Bynoe, Teen Angst Night is a comedic reading series that invites readers to share anything they wrote during that special era of hormones and drama we call puberty.
When: 8 to 10 p.m.
Where: Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main Street
Cost: $10 to $15
More info: Sara Bynoe
Watch a Haunting Performance
Saturday, January 13
Produced by grunt gallery, “Ghost Spring” is a show by artists Derya Akay and Dilara Akaythat which explores the funeral practices of their family in Turkey. The mother and son duo have created installations and performances exploring ghosts, the griefs of multiple generations and geographies and the food that is offered to the dead. The exhibit runs from January 5 to January 27 at the grunt gallery, with this Saturday’s performance taking place at the hauntingly gorgeous Mountain View Cemetery.
When: 2 to 5 p.m.
Where: Mountain View Cemetery, 5455 Fraser St.
More info: Grunt Gallery
Lift Your Spirits
Saturday and Sunday, January 13 to 14
With dispensaries and weed editors popping up in Vancouver like never before, Lift Expo offers the edible experts and the cannabis curious alike a chance to learn more about medical and recreational marijuana. The expo will feature talks and panels from industry experts, live demos and more than 200 exhibitors.
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, 1055 Canada Pl.
Cost: $15 to $20
More info: Lift Expo