Through Feb 3 - PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Vancouver
Modo is proud to sponsor another year of PuSh, which features stunningly conceived, eclectic performances by international and local performing artists. Now in its ninth year, PuSh engages and enriches audiences with adventurous contemporary works in a spirit of innovation and dialogue. Download the app and take in the last of the festival's shows this weekend.
*** CONTEST: Win tickets to any PuSh show this weekend by being the first to answer the following trivia question: Name 2 participating writers in the show 'SOMETIMES I THINK, I CAN SEE YOU' (which is FREE, by the way!). Email your answer to email@example.com by 5pm, Thursday, Jan 31. ***
Feb 1 - Kickstand Bike Art Night, Vancouver - FREE
Release your wheely creativity at our very first bike art night, through bicycle zine making, bike journalism, bike film, bike crafts and bike choir - as well as the usual bike repair drop-in services. To be followed by a social/fun ping-pong tournament and maybe a movie. (Bring snacks and art supplies to share!) Kickstand is a community bike space for repair, workshops and more, offering free used/recycled bike parts. "The only type of currency we accept is enthusiasm!" Details.
Feb 2 - SLIDELUCK Vancouver
An evening of food, fun and a photography and multimedia slideshow featuring local and international artists. Started in New York, SLIDELUCK is a non-profit arts organization that provides a forum for artists, curators, reps and editors as well as a community gathering place to appreciate food and art in a casual, inclusive atmosphere. The evening begins with a bountiful potluck dinner and then a spectacular slideshow showcasing the work of local and international artists. Buy tickets and read potluck rules.
Feb 3 - Advanced Bike Maintenance, Vancouver
Learn what makes your wheels turn and pedals spin through HUB's course on bearing systems and how to overhaul them. Bicycle bearing systems should be overhauled at least once a year, and this is essential knowledge for the cyclist who wants to learn how to replace and repack and adjust bearing systems. Register.
Feb 4 - Trade School Vancouver: What is Milk and where does it come from? - FREE
Modo is proud to be a venue sponsor of the newly formed Trade School Vancouver, a non-traditional learning community based on barter. This workshop goes beyond the basics of what it takes to make a glass of milk, from the Grass to the Glass and explores the components of milk, the ways in which milk is used, Organic vs Conventional milk, and the future of Milk in our lifetime. Taught by Dr. Lethan Dwan, a veterinarian working predominantly on dairy farms that produce milk for the whole milk market in BC.
Register and find more Trade School Vancouver classes.
Feb 5 - LOCO BC First Tuesday Monthly Business Mixers, Vancouver
LOCO BC events are hosted by members in factories, stores and warehouses, with good local food, drink and business connections with the city's most innovative entrepreneurs. Get to know other members, strengthen community and leverage the LOCO network to support a stronger local economy. The February event takes place at the Axis Insurance Managers office. Register.
Feb 6 & 7 - An evening with Robert Gignac, Vancity, Vancouver & Coquitlam - FREE
Vancity members are invited to one of two free presentation by best selling author Robert Gignac, talking about his book Rich is a State of Mind. Gignac will discuss the parallels between personal and financial development, and how concerns over personal finance can directly effect our lives and our relationships with the people around us. With an entertaining yet direct speaking style, Robert offers a lighthearted look at financial planning with a serious message of personal responsibility. To reserve a spot, visit any Vancity community branch.
Feb 6 - Vote For Your Future: Climate Change and the BC Election, Vancouver - FREE
Join UBCC350 for a night of speakers including community activists, UBC students and UBC faculty, including Emma Avery (UBC student), Prof. Kathryn Harrison, Prof. George Hoberg, Jamie Biggar of Leadnow.ca and Matt Murray (UBC student). Sponsored by UBCC350. Details.
Feb 7 - Camp & Vamp Tasting Launch Party with Good Girl Bad Girl Preserves, Vancouver
Celebrate Valentines Day with delicious treats, creative cocktails, saucy games and a Naughty or Nice photobooth. Join Zoe and Karen for a night of tasting, games and prizes as they launch their latest preserves. Tickets and menu.
Feb 9 - Local 2 Global: We Are Making a Difference - FREE
In celebration of International Development Week, the BC Council for International Cooperation in partnership with Gen Why Media invite BC youth (ages 29 and under) to an exciting afternoon of networking, sharing and inspiring each other. Featuring guest speaker Jessica Fraser (Co-Creator of Mobile Movement), interactive panel featuring youth recognized for collaboration on global causes, roundtable discussions on taking action on global issues, facilitated by international development students, prizes and refreshments. RSVP.
Feb 8 & 21 - William Jans’s Off The Wall In China, Surrey & Vancouver
Travel to China and back in an evening through William Jans’s engrossing, off-the-wall live travelogue show, with photos, video, costume and compelling stories. In this sixth instalment in William’s travelling series, the gonzo photographer finds adventure and hijinks in the Philippines and China - sleeping on the Great Wall (“illegal but very cool”), treacherous mountain hikes, the Crucifixion Festival north of Manila, volcano climbs, and more weird and wonderful stories. Previous shows have featured William’s adventures in Tanzania, Tibet, South America, Burma and Burning Man. See Off The Wall In China on February 8 in Surrey and February 21 in Vancouver.
Details and tickets.
*** CONTEST: Win tickets to see William Jans on Feb 21 at the Rio Theatre. ***
Feb 11 - Family Day, New Westminster - FREE
Head out to New West for some great family fun and entertainment, including live animals (parrots, frogs, lizards, snakes, turtles and more), ExploreGreen (an environmental educational arts and crafts program), Youth Lounge (video games, table top games and more, for ages 11+), New Westminster Museum & Archives programs & artifacts, guided tours on Samson V, outdoor sports for all ages on the boardwalk (weather permitting), youth musicians, a magician show, CoCo the Clown and children’s meal specials at RiverMarket food vendors. The first 50 families will receive gift certificates for local services and products. Presented by City of New Westminster's Family Court Committee and organized in partnership with Fraser River Discovery Centre, School District #40 and River Market.
Feb 27 - Eco-Arts Salon: Playwright Jordan Hall, Vancouver
An exciting evening with playwright Jordan Hall reading excerpts from her award-winning environmental play, Kayak, and facilitating a discussion about the intersections of environmentally-themed writing, and strategies for developing, writing and thinking about staging public performances and interventions. Participants are invited to bring performance ideas or concepts at any stage of development to the Salon for workshopping after the reading and discussion. Refreshments provided, but please bring your own mug. Details about the event and the artist.
Mar 5 - Ubizo Vancouver
Spend a day working on your calling, connect to other changemaking local business owners, and take the time away that you rarely give yourself to focus on strategy rather than fighting fires. ubizo (oo-bee-zoh) is a day-long workshop, now in it's third year. It's a business development think-tank designed for locally owned, values-based business owners and leading-edge social entrepreneurs. This one-of-a-kind event brings entrepreneurs, mentors and peers together to discuss common business challenges and to create new strategies for business growth and success. Register.