5 DIY events in Vancouver to embrace your crafty side this month

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DIY, or “do-it-yourself”, is a concept that has been around for ages. In today’s world, it’s refreshing that the DIY scene is still thriving and many people are still making things themselves or recycling products to make something new, rather than buying something new or ready-made.

Whether you’re already heavily invested in the DIY-scene or you’re just curious about trying something out yourself, there just happens to be 5 fantastic DIY events happening this month in Vancouver.

Try your hand at making a spoon, learn how to make your own vegan cheese, or even put together a traditional medicine kit at one of these DIY events this month.

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5 DIY events in Vancouver to embrace your crafty side this month

Explore These 8 Wellness Trends at the 2020 Wellness Show 2020 on Feb 1-2

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Photo: The Wellness Show

For more than 25 years The Wellness Show has been bringing new approaches to nutrition, fitness, physical and emotional well-being to help Vancouverites achieve their most holistic, healthiest selves. With 250+ exhibitors and 100+ speakers, cooking and fitness demonstrations under one roof, The Wellness Show is Vancouver’s best source for information on keeping well and the latest health trends.

Here are the top eight wellness trends for 2020 and highlights to look forward to at the 2020 Wellness Show on February 1st and 2nd.

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Explore These 8 Wellness Trends at the 2020 Wellness Show 2020 on Feb 1-2

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Foodies rejoice! Dine Out Vancouver Festival is back and in full-swing with some delightfully mouthwatering events. Or, better yet, make it dinner and a show. You also won’t want to miss out on any of the performances at the theatres around the city this weekend.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Annual Jewish Book Festival hosts acclaimed novelist Gary Shteyngart, daughter of Leonard Bernstein and more

Acclaimed author Gary Shteyngart is one of the headliners at the 35th Annual JCC Jewish Book Festival. The festival takes place Feb. 8-13 at the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver and other Lower Mainland venues.

The roster includes writers from across Canada, the US, Israel, and South Africa. Events include meet-the-author opportunities, readings and panel discussions, the annual book club event, children’s and youth authors, wellness subjects and two onsite bookstores new and used, open throughout the week. See below for highlights.

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Annual Jewish Book Festival hosts acclaimed novelist Gary Shteyngart, daughter of Leonard Bernstein and more

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

There are no shortage of epic performances this weekend in Vancouver. Want to sing along with some of Queen’s greatest hits? No problem. Prefer to be transported back in time to the Anglo-Saxon and Germanic tribes of the Northern Europe? We’ve got you covered. Out for a laugh, or just want to dance your socks off? You can do that too! All this and more at some of this weekend’s upcoming events.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Cinematheque’s Best of the Decade kicks off today

Haven’t seen Toni Erdmann yet? Check out the 2016 German-Austrian comedy as part of Cinematheque’s Best of the Decade film series.

Can you name your 10 favourite films from the last decade? Cinematheque programmers Jim Sinclair and Shaun Inouye have picked theirs, and the theatre is screening them from now until Feb. 17.

Among the selections, perhaps the biggest surprise is David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: The Return, an 18-hour epic that aired in 2017 in hour-long episodes on Showtime. Other titles you might recognize, or perhaps have never heard of—and that’s exactly what lists like these (and the Cinematheque’s programming) is for.

See the selections below (click on titles to view trailers). And no, Avengers: Endgame did not make the cut.

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Cinematheque’s Best of the Decade kicks off today

Homo-Normative Drag Show Closes Out January’s Smash Comedy Festival

By Rachel Rosenberg

Coming up, bundle up with a warm scarf and tuque before heading out for The Smash Comedy Fest. Produced by the Nasty Women Comedy troupe, this is the festival’s second year and it lasts for three days from January 23-25. The various events highlight “Vancouver’s best and brightest women/trans/femme/plus performers”. It sounds like it will be delightfully funny and will feature “feminist-forward comedy from an elite squad of sketch, improv and stand-up comedians…writing and improv workshops, dance parties and killer drag performances”. This is a burgeoning festival that should not be missed.

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Homo-Normative Drag Show Closes Out January’s Smash Comedy Festival