It’s 2019! Wow, time to really start getting your stuff together… Time to start working out, and eating healthy, and saving money…. Oh man, that sounds totally boring. How about you do 10 really cool things this month and then call January a success!?

Here’s our list of the cool stuff happening this month in Vancouver:

Lord of the Rings Movie Marathon

When: Saturday, Jan 5 and Sunday, Jan 6, 2019
Where: Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway)
What is it: Enjoy a a daylong movie marathon event featuring Peter Jackson‘s LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy (Extended Edition!): Back-to-back, on the big screen, and in its entirety. (more info)

Bowie Ball

When: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Where: Rickshaw Theatre
What is it: Annual celebration of the life and music of David Bowie for the benefit of the Canadian Cancer Society. 20 local bands and solo artists! Prizes for best costume! Face-painting! Random acts of creativity and connection! (more info)

Dine Out Vancouver

When: Friday, January 19 – Feb 3, 2019
Where: Various locations
What is it: Canada’s largest food and drink festival, featuring tons of events and restaurants each offering three or more course dinners at $15, $25, $35 and $45. Over 300 participating restaurants. (more info)

Street Food City VIII

When: January 21, 2019 – January 27, 2019
Where: Outside at the Vancouver Art Gallery, šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square
What is it: Last year over 20,000 people feasted on fare from over 20 of Vancouver’s best street food vendors. Join us in the heart of the city outside the front of the Vancouver Art Gallery for a festive mid-winter outdoor picnic! (more info)

Shred for the Cause (Ladies Night at Mt Seymour)

When: Mondays, starting January 21, 2019
Where: Mount Seymour
What is it: Ladies can ski and snowboard at Mt Seymour for just $15 on Monday nights in January, February and March, with $7.50 from every lift ticket going to local charity, The Bloom Group.  (more info)

Cartoon Cabaret

When: Friday, Jan 25
Where: Rio Theatre
What is it: Destroy your childhood with some of Vancouver’s top burlesque and cabaret performers at Cartoon Cabaret, where fantasies come alive with fun and raunchy tributes to your favourite animated personalities (more info)

Boobies and Wieners Art Show

When: Friday, Jan 25 – Sat, Jan 26
Where: Arts Factory Society (281 Industrial Ave)
What is it: Expect to see the walls filled with explicit art from some of the best and dirtiest Vancouver-based artists. From the crass to the cartoonish, there’s sure to be something hot to appeal to you. (more info)

Cosmic Nights

When: Thursday, Jan 24, 2019
Where: H.R. Macmillan Space Centre
What is it: Learn more about current missions and hot topics in astronomy and space exploration in this fun evening of science and socializing. There will be a custom planetarium show, guest lecturer, music, drinks, science demonstrations and games at this 19+ event. (more info)

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

When: From January 19 – February 14, 2019
Where: Various locations
What is it: The sweetest festival in Vancouver. More details will be released closer to the event. (more info)

Rick and Morty Trivia

When: Thursday, January 31, 2019
Where: The Biltmore Cabaret
What is it: How well do you know the dangerous adventures Rick & Morty go on across the universe? Calling all Rick and Morty fans: come together and compete in a friendly game of TRIVIA! (more info)

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  1. Tara

    I’m just getting this and all the events are from jan/feb