Filming in Vancouver: Robbie Amell to star in Upload; George Takei in The Terror

Robbie Amell, cousin of Arrow‘s Stephen Amell, will be in Vancouver filming new TV series Upload.

After the flurry of TV series coming back to work from holiday vacations over the past few weeks, this week is a little quieter.

But a new TV series has come to film its latest season, based upon a dark chapter in North American history during the Second World War that involved the internment of Japanese Americans.

On a lighter note, another new TV series—a sci-fi comedy that satirizes digital life (and afterlife)—will be setting up shop in town soon.

But what’s more is that it’ll also be starring a relative of an actor who heads up a locally shot TV series that a number of other series are connected to.

Curious to know more?

Well, join us after the jump for a quick look at what’s happening in Vancouver’s screen scene this week and the near future.

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Filming in Vancouver: Robbie Amell to star in Upload; George Takei in The Terror

Over 25 tasting stations at the epic Science of Cocktails event at Science World this February

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Drinking… in the name of science! On Thursday, February 7, 2019, the Telus World of Science is hosting their epic, annual fundraising event, Science of Cocktails! This is something you are not going to want to miss.

Attendees can explore the physics, chemistry and biology behind cocktails. Yes – there’s more to that Vodka Tonic than you ever thought… Plus, tickets to the event helps to provide class field trips to Science World for underserved schools in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

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Over 25 tasting stations at the epic Science of Cocktails event at Science World this February

Warm Up Your Winter at The 2019 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

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Hot chocolate from Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Cafe | Photo Credit: Leila Kwok

Feeling the winter chill? The 9th Annual Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival is comin’ in hot with 30 vendors and 74 flavours to warm you up!

Running from January 19 to February 14, the festival spotlights Vancouver’s best (and all local) chocolatiers, pastry shops, bakeries, cafes, gelato, and ice cream makers. Always with the goal of making the humble hot chocolate the bombshell it’s meant to be, this year features 74 flavours from 30 locations to tickle a chocoholic’s cocoa fancy. (And for those looking for a dairy-free option, never fear; several vendors are whipping up tasty plant-based options!)

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Warm Up Your Winter at The 2019 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

Dine Around: DOVF Menu & Event Preview

Get your stretchy pants ready, Dine Out Vancouver Festival is one week away! Restaurant menus are now available for viewing, so get your bookings in early as tables are bound to go quick!

Yesterday evening we had the pleasure of previewing many DOVF restaurant menus and events during the Dine Around media event. Groups were taken from location to location, sampling scrumptious appies, entrees, desserts and delicious drinks.

For a tantalizing taste of what’s to come for the 17th season of Dine Out Vancouver Festival, continue browsing below the cut.

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Dine Around: DOVF Menu & Event Preview

Dine Out Vancouver Restaurant Menus Released – Get Booking!

American Grille from Dine Out 2018

The high anticipated list of restaurants and menus for this year’s Dine Out Vancouver (January 18-February 3, 2019) has just been released. The festival, which began in 2002 with 57 restaurants, has now grown into a 17-day celebration of food, drink, and unique experiences that involves over 300 establishments, such as restaurants, breweries, wineries, and top food suppliers.

Today is a big day with the menus now available for browsing on-line. Here are some recommendations on how to choose which restaurants to book:

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Dine Out Vancouver Restaurant Menus Released – Get Booking!

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

This weekend, performances include a tribute to Joni Mitchell, wrestling, an immersive hybrid of theatre and film, comedy and a cheer competition.

 

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Public event tickets on sale today for the 41st Vancouver International Wine Festival

The tasting room at the Vancouver International Wine Festival. Christine McAvoy photo.

Tickets are on sale now for the 41st annual Vancouver International Wine Festival. This year’s feature region is California, with 53 wineries representing the state. All told, 160 wineries from 15 countries will be pouring.

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Public event tickets on sale today for the 41st Vancouver International Wine Festival