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A whirlwind trip around the world from Metro Vancouver

Posted by Lien Yeung

The Ian Hendrickson Smith Quintet - January 6 - 7, The Cellar Jazz Club

One of the most in-demand jazz musicians in New York City, Ian Hendrickson Smith brings his alto saxophone playing talents to Vancouver for two nights. He'll be playing alongside New York Organist Adam Scone, locals Cory Weeds on tenor saxophone, Dave Sikula on guitar, and Jesse Cahill on the drums.

The Great White Silence - January 7 - 8, Vancity Theatre

A beautiful film restored by the British Film Institute based on an ill fated 1924 exploration to Antarctica. The film contains some of the first ever moving images captured of the South Pole.

Fantastique! Corey Cerovsek plays Korngold - January 7 - 9, Orpheum Theatre
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra presents violin and piano prodigy Corey Cerovsek. Now based in Paris, this accomplished musician returns to Vancouver to play three special shows with the VSO featuring pieces from Korngold, Debussy, and Berlioz.

Wine Around the World in 80 minutes - January 10, Waldorf Hotel

Sommelier Kurtis Kolt will take you to 16 different countries in 80 minutes through some of his favourite everyday wines. Walk away knowing all the basics from reading wine labels to food pairing.

Christmas Tree-Chipping Parties! They're all happening this weekend January 7 - 8

Vancouver (various locations): City of Vancouver and Lions Club Tree Chipping Events. Donations of cash and non-perishable food items will be collected at the events. Trees will be chipped at the event and then composted at the Vancouver landfill.

Surrey: Elgin Park dry grad fundraiser - They're not just collecting trees for chipping by donation but also recyclable bottles to support their high school.
Tri-City Area: Theatrix Tree Recycling Fundraiser is offering pick-up service from your home! $20 for the first tree, $10 for any additional and all funds going towards supporting Theatrix Youth Theatre.

North Vancouver: Firefighters Christmas Tree Chip-Up - Recycle your tree, make a donation, enjoy free hot chocolate and hot dogs while helping the North Vancouver firefighters' scholarship fund.