Photo: Yemen Blues – one of the many acts performing at the Chutzpah! Festival
Our goal every Monday is to provide you with ideas and suggestions on what’s going on around the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region this week. After a beautifully warm and sunny weekend, Monday greets us with snowflakes! Will this set the tone for the week? As we enter these final days of February with this cold spell on the horizon, we’ve brainstormed a few ideas to keep you occupied through the week:
1. Chutzpah! Festival: If you’re in the mood for something musical or theatrical, don’t miss the last week of the 11th annual Chutzpah! Festival – a Vancouver-based festival that celebrates the diversity of Canadian and international Jewish performing arts. Check out the full schedule or read Richard Wolak’s own personal highlights of what shouldn’t be missed in Taste & Sip Magazine.
2. Powell River’s 67th Festival of Performing Arts: For those on the northern Sunshine Coast, it’s the Powell River’s 67th Festival of Performing Arts, beginning Monday February 21st and ending March 9th. The Powell River Peak mentions that “sessions are free, however donations provide travel assistance for performers recommended to the provincial festival.” You can browse the full syllabus of events, here.
3. Black Cat Cinema: Along the southern Sunshine Coast, Black Cat Cinema is presenting “Force of Nature” - the David Suzuki Movie – on Tuesday, February 22nd at the Roberts Creek Community Hall. Tickets are $8 at the door. Movie starts at 7pm. Details here.
“Vancouver has become widely known as a haven for independent designers who are committed to using recycled, organically grown, and locally produced fashion. A selection of eco-designers from around the world comes together to showcase their latest collections, conduct seminars, display at the trade show, and other events during February 22-24″. Details here.
“a beautiful and inspiring show featuring artists Sheldon Grimshaw and Kathie Selinger, two local artists who fill their pieces with layers and textures using oil and acrylic paints.” Read more.
6. Manning Park: Since this week’s cold spell likely means great snow conditions on the mountains, how about some downhill skiing at Manning Park? They’re running a special promo for GVRD residents: half price on Thursday, February 24! Also, ladies ski free at Manning Park on Thursdays. Check out their website for all the details.
7. Mount Seymour: On a similar downhill skiing note, ladies ride free at Mount Seymour on Mondays from 6pm until 10pm (up until March 14th). You know what else? You don’t even need a car to get there, you can take their shuttle! Read more about this special deal, here.
8. Whistler-Blackcomb Tube Park: What if you want to experience the snow without the skiing? How about the Whistler-Blackcomb Tube Park? They advertise that “there’s no skill or equipment required – just a sense of adventure and a desire for excitement.” It’s open until 8pm every day.
9. Aberdeen Centre: If the cold weather is keeping you indoors, consider heading out to Aberdeen Centre to immerse yourself in a unique contemporary Asian shopping and dining experience. Mijune Park (aka: Follow Me Foodie) recently paid a visit to the renowned Richmond mall to taste its tea and sample its candies. Of course, there’s more to Aberdeen than candy and tea, but that’s for you to discover.
10. Canada Line Shopping Crawl: If you’re feeling even more ambitious, use Aberdeen as the kick off point for your own Canada Line shopping crawl as suggested by Inside Vancouver Blog’s Remy Scalza, here. Is it a coincidence that Richmond Centre, Lansdowne Mall, Aberdeen Centre, Oakridge Centre, and Pacific Centre are all connected by the Canada Line? We don’t think so, eithe