I’ve been back in the country for a week now and it’s the first time in about two months that I’ve spent an entire week at home. I’m appreciating the warm cozy weather, the lush green grass, and the steady influx of event listings that are being emailed to me daily. Getting back up to speed on what’s going on around town, here’s an event roundup for the rest of the month.
The British Columbians and Rich Hope with The Sicks play Venue tomorrow, Thursday, January 14th. Doors open at 8:00pm and tickets are $12 (advance) and $15 (door).
The Peter Eastwood Onley gallery is hosting an art show on Friday, January 15th to help the artist raise funds for tuition at a New York art school.
The Wedding Soiree happens January 18th at 5:30pm over at the Marriott Pinnacle. It’s a wedding showcase that includes a 3-course meal and prizes.
Trees Organic Coffee & Roasting House opens its fourth cafe in Gastown with a grand opening Tuesday, January 19th from 7:00am until the evening.
The launch of the new book, Drinking Vancouver by John Lee takes place Thursday, January 28th at the Alibi Room from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
Something to add to the “cool public events during the Olympics” calendar is the O Zone in Richmond. In particular (but not for the kiddies) the 60-foot icewine tasting bar sponsored by Inniskillin.
This month’s Third Tuesday event features guest speaker Julien Smith, Co-author of Trust Agents.
The Vancouver Cultural Olympiad kicks off January 20th with over 200 performances over the next few months.
Red Bull Crashed Ice is coming to Vancouver — well their qualifiers are. The annual event in Quebec City will be looking for the best in the West January 29th at Canlan Ice Sports in North Vancouver.
There is a Dance for Cancer fund-raiser for Team iCAN who are riding in the Ride to Conquer Cancer January 23rd.
And looking ahead, the 9th Annual Talking Stick Festival will run from February 21st until the 28th. The festival is a celebration of aboriginal performance and art.
The BC Sports Hall of Fame has a new exhibit featuring Canucks history, on now until April 2010.
I also want to highlight The Main Event, a dine-out fundraiser taking place in restaurants up and down Main Street January 18th until the 24th. You’ll be able to choose from prix-fixe menus ($25, $35 and $45) with proceeds going toward the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. It’s the perfect opportunity to explore some of the fantastic places to eat over on Main (and all for a great cause).