Vancouver's Sneaker Con shoe expo got sole

And four other reasons Vancouver is awesome this week

Sneaker Con

Shoes, glorious shoes! Sneaker Con, the “greatest sneaker show on earth” is coming to Vancouver for the very first time. This roving sneaker pop-up sale event hits the Vancouver Convention Centre for one day only, packed with shopping, rare finds, activities and more for sneakerheads. Run, don’t walk — you’ve got sneakers on, right?

When: Feb. 9, noon to 7 p.m.

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Where: Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place

Peruvian Basics 101 Cooking Class


Chef Shelome Bouvette of Chicha will demonstrate and teach you classic Peruvian favourites. Sip on Pisco Sours, and learn how to make Pacific ling cod ceviche, dungeness crab and side stripe causa, empanadas and picarones (doughnuts).

When: Feb. 11, 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Chicha, 136 East Broadway

Vancouver Boat Show

All aboard! Set sail for nautical merriment at Western Canada’s biggest boat show. If you’ve ever uttered “we’re gonna need a bigger boat,” well, now is your chance. Ogle, shop, engage, learn and get ready to get your boating life in ship shape.

When: Feb. 6-10

Where: BC Place and Granville Island

UBC Connects: Michael Pollan


UBC Connects returns for 2019 with bestselling author Michael Pollan for a conversation on “Food, plants and psychedelics: revolutionary approaches to human health and well-being.” The acclaimed author is known for his profound and inspiring explorations of plant life, agriculture, food systems and, most recently, psychedelic drugs.

When: Feb. 11

Where: Orpheum, 884 Granville St.

34th Annual Jewish Book Festival 

The Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival features a variety of writers from across Canada, the U.S., Israel and New Zealand. Scheduled literary events include meet-the-author opportunities, readings and panel discussions, the annual book club event, children’s and youth authors, wellness and food subjects, onsite bookstores and the promise of a book (or more) for every kind of reader.

When: Feb. 9-14
Where: Jewish Community Centre of Vancouver, 950 West 41st Ave.

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