Vancouver bands pay tribute to Bowie at annual ball

And four other reasons Vancouver is awesome this week

Bowie Ball

The evening of live music that pays tribute to the late rocker David Bowie is happening once again at Vancouver’s Rickshaw, and all proceeds go to the Canadian Cancer Society. Artists who will rock the stage in the spirit of Bowie include Cass King and the Next Right Thing, We Found a Lovebird, Pointed Sticks and I, Braineater, among others.

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When: Jan. 12, 7 p.m.

Where: Rickshaw Theatre, 254 East Hastings St.


Fare: For the Human Right to Healthy Food

Eight of Vancouver’s most innovative chefs are banding together in support of the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House. This delicious and charitable evening will feature an extraordinary six-course collaboration dinner to be shared at Torafuku Asian Eatery, with proceeds from each ticket to benefit Neighbourhood House’s healthy food programs. Joining Clement Chan of Torafuku will be Sandy Chen (Torafuku), Douglas Chang (Ai & Om Knives), Warren Chow (Juniper Kitchen & Bar), Jason Harris (Colette Grand Café), Will Lew (Notch 8 at the Hotel Vancouver), Colin Staus (Campagnolo) and Alessandro Vianello (

When: Jan. 14, 7 p.m.

Where: Torafuku, 958 Main St.


Fleur Wedding Show

Vancouver’s annual Fleur Wedding Show takes over JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, Jan. 13.
Vancouver’s annual Fleur Wedding Show takes over JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, Jan. 13.

Perhaps you have a dream wedding in mind already, or you’re planning but need inspiration. No matter what, if you’re getting hitched, Vancouver’s annual Fleur Wedding Show promises to be a terrific resource to make your nuptials truly your best day ever. The luxury event features a decor walk, food and drinks and a full slate of programming featuring break-out sessions and panels filled with experts. This year's special guest is Jessica Mulroney, Canadian fashion stylist and consultant for prominent brands, fashion labels and clients.

When: Jan. 13, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, 39 Smithe St.


Gluten-Free Expo

Get everything you need to know — and eat — at Vancouver’s annual Gluten-Free Expo. It’s Canada’s largest event of its kind. Roam the exhibit hall, connect with vendors and experts and sample tons of foods.

When: Jan. 12-13

Where: Convention Centre East, 999 Canada Place


Noodle Mania 2019

Get ready to slurp your way across town for Noodle Mania 2019.
Get ready to slurp your way across town for Noodle Mania 2019.

Feast on noodles from around the globe at several restaurants in Vancouver between Kitsilano, Cambie Village, Olympic Village and Chinatown for the sixth annual noodle tasting extravaganza presented by Vancouver Foodster and Tasting Plates. Each restaurant will be serving up tasting bowls or plates for guests to enjoy; sample noodles from chow mein to spaghetti to mac and cheese, pho, pad thai, ramen and more. Visit each of the participating restaurants at your leisure by car or use transit.

When: Jan. 16, 6 to 10 p.m.
Where: Various locations; pick up your “passport” at Silk Road Tea, 2066 West Fourth Ave.

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