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Seattle Museum Month 2017


Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 — 5:38am PST
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I love museums. I love museums so much that for our 10 year anniversary trip to Massachusetts we went to the Concord Museum and on my birthday this year we went to the National Motorcycle Museum while visiting family in Iowa. Given that our neighbors to the south are celebrating a whole month worth of museum offerings — and hotel packages — I thought Seattle Museum Month would definitely be worthy of a shout out!

Seattle Museum Month

Through February 2017, guests at more than 60 downtown Seattle hotels will receive half-price entry to 40 of the region’s museums and cultural institutions. Museum Month includes several of the region’s most noteworthy 2017 exhibitions and major museums:

Asian Art Museum
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art*
Bellevue Arts Museum
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center*
Burke Museum
Center for Wooden Boats
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center
Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), formally EMP
Flying Heritage Collection
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
Frye Art Museum*
Henry Art Gallery
Job Carr Cabin Museum*
Kids Discovery Museum
Kitsap History Museum
Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park*
LeMay – America’s Car Museum
LeMay Family Collection Foundation
Living Computers: Museum + Labs
Museum of Flight
Museum of Glass
Milepost 31*
Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)
Nordic Heritage Museum
Northwest African American Museum
Northwest Railway Museum*
Olympic Sculpture Park*
Pacific Bonsai Museum*
Pacific Science Center
Puget Sound Navy Museum*
Seattle Aquarium
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Pinball Museum
Shoreline Historical Museum*
Suquamish Tribal Museum
U.S. Naval Undersea Museum
USS Turner Joy
Valentinetti Puppet Museum*
Washington State History Museum
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
Woodland Park Zoo
* = Free Admission


Follow Visit Seattle on Twitter and Facebook for more information.

Patrons must stay in one of the participating hotels to access Seattle Museum Month offers. For qualifying visitors, the discount will apply to all days participating museums are open in February, subject only to capacity. Some separate, specially ticketed exhibitions, programs and events at various participating museums are not included in Seattle Museum Month.

Guests must present an official Seattle Museum Month guest pass at participating museums to redeem the discounts; these discounts will be valid for all guests staying in the hotel room (not to exceed four people) during hotel stay dates.

Win a Parksville Uncorked Getaway


Monday, January 23rd, 2017 — 1:19pm PST
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Food, wine, a pairing dinner, craft beer, bubbles, brunch, and those gorgeous eastern Vancouver Island sunrise views. The 9th annual Parksville Uncorked Food and Wine Festival is happening February February 23 to 26, 2017 at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort and The Beach Club Resort.

Parksville Uncorked

This high-spirited, decadent weekend usually sells out so act fast to scoop up your tickets and plan your time at Uncorked! Signature events include:

Parksville Untapped
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thursday night’s event at Tigh-Na-Mara shines a spotlight on regional breweries, cideries and distilleries along with samples of distinctive regional dishes.

Swirl
Friday, February 24, 2017

The Signature Swirl Wine Tasting at The Beach Club gives you a crack at 100 wineries and delectables from the kitchens of Executive Chef Rick Davidson, of the resort’s Pacific Prime Restaurant, and Executive Chef Eric Edwards, of Cedar’s Restaurant and Lounge at Tigh-Na-Mara.

Winemakers’ Dinners
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Saturday offers the chance to dine with one of two BC winemakers and experience their bottles with extraordinary food prepared to complement it by the fine chefs at one of the two host resorts.

Bubbles & Brunch
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Bubbles always signify festivity, and Parksville Uncorked invariably likes to go out on a high note. So wrap up your weekend with Bubbles & Brunch at either The Beach Club or Tigh-Na-Mara.

Book Now

Check out the resort packages available and book your getaway today, either online or by calling 1-888-760-2008.

Win a Parksville Uncorked Getaway

The festival has generously offered up a getaway package to a lucky Miss604 reader and their guest. This include 2 nights’ accommodation at The Beach Club, passes to the Swirl signature wine tasting event, and brunch. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Monday, January 30, 2017. Prize/hotel stay can only be used during Parksville Uncorked 2017. Must be 19+. Please enjoy responsibly.

Cosmic Nights at the Space Centre


Monday, January 23rd, 2017 — 8:12am PST
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The wonders of the universe, time travel, space and drinks. Welcome to Cosmic Nights at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre!

Cosmic Nights at the Space Centre

Where: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre (1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver)
When: Thursday, January 26, 2017 6:30pm to 10:00pm
Tickets: Available online now

Enjoy a Planetarium show, “Journey Back to the Beginning of Time”, where you can take a visual trip 13.8 billion years into the past and journey from the formation of our Universe in the Big Bang to the modern day.

The show will be followed by a time travel lecture from UBC’s Dr. Jared Stang. He’ll talk about what relativity tell us about the realities of time travel.

Throughout the event you can stop by the Time Travel Booth with Doc Brown (aka UBC’s Dr. Jaymie Matthews). He’ll be there with an open forum for anyone to come and ask questions about time travel or any other cosmic queries.

Tickets are available now (19+, photo ID required for entry). These nights sell out so book your spot as soon as possible. Follow the Space Centre on Facebook and Twitter #cosmicnights for more information.

Lunar Fest Vancouver


Monday, January 23rd, 2017 — 5:42am PST
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Celebrate the upcoming Year of the Rooster at Lunar Fest Vancouver, a free, three-day festival this weekend.

Lunar Fest Vancouver


Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza (650 Hamilton St, Vancouver)
When: January 27th 11:00am to 6:00pm, January 28th & 29th 12:00pm to 6:00pm

The festival will have Rooster Winter Games, Lunar Crafts, Vancouver Puppet Theatre, Tung and Bedzvin Duo, Cheondoong Korean Drum, Pottery Workshop, Bird Walkers, Evi Art World, Fortune Telling, and more. Follow Lunar Fest on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

Don’t miss the 44th annual Chinese New Year Parade happening on Sunday, January 29th in Chinatown as well!

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend


Thursday, January 19th, 2017 — 11:40am PST
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The rain has returned but Vancouver sure did enjoy some classic Canadian winter fun while it lasted! If you’re looking for more fun, here’s a list of things to do in Vancouver this weekend. It’s updated frequently using the full monthly event list as a guide. Send in your event any time for a free listing!

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Events that run for longer than three days in a row are highlighted in green.

Friday, January 20, 2017
Vancouver Canadians Hot Stove Luncheon
We Know Nothing About Art
Chinese New Year Dinner, Surrey
Jim Byrnes With Mainstreet Muze
Places des Arts Speaker Series: Dr. Rick Dorfer
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Ocean Waves at the Vancity Theatre
Vancouver Motorcycle Show
Dine Out Vancouver Festival
Innovation Festival: Vancouver at Science World
Mozart & Bach w Diana Doherty, Terrence Tam and Lorraine Min
Vancouver Opera Presents: MacBeth
Jan Martens Sweat Baby Sweat
Lights at Lafarge
Vancouver International Boat Show
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival
Taste White Rock Festival
PuSH Festival

Saturday, January 21, 2017
Vancouverite: A Comedy Show
Kits Wedding Show
Women’s March on Washington – Vancouver
Lougheed Town Centre: Lunar Festival: Year of the Rooster
Craft, Heritage, and Me
Mad Media Presents: Start-Up Weekend Intensive
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market
Innovation Festival: Vancouver at Science World
Ocean Waves at the Vancity Theatre
Vancouver Opera Presents: MacBeth
Vancouver Motorcycle Show
Lights at Lafarge
Vancouver International Boat Show
Dine Out Vancouver Festival
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival
Taste White Rock Festival
PuSH Festival

Sunday, January 22, 2017
Vancouver Recital Society: Winterlude
AME BC Discovery Day
Mad Media Presents: Start-Up Weekend Intensive
Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market
Innovation Festival: Vancouver at Science World
Ocean Waves at the Vancity Theatre
Vancouver Motorcycle Show
Lights at Lafarge
Vancouver International Boat Show
Dine Out Vancouver Festival
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival
Taste White Rock Festival
PuSH Festival

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Chutzpah! Festival: Win Tickets to Comedy Double Bill with Ali Hassan and Judy Gold


Thursday, January 19th, 2017 — 11:22am PST
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The 17th annual Chutzpah! Lisa Nemetz International Jewish Performing Arts Festival is coming up February 16 to March 13, 2017. It’s the Lower Mainland’s winter music, dance, comedy and theatre festival presenting international, national and local artists. The Chutzpah! Festival delivers audiences work that is forward-looking, multi-layered, and entertaining.

Chutzpah! Festival

After the success of Chutzpah’s first literary event in 2016, this year Chutzpah! features author Christopher Noxon in “Hollywood Stories”, a special pre-festival event. And for the second year, Chutzpah!PLUS is co-presenting a Film Series with the Vancouver Jewish Film Centre.

Single tickets for Chutzpah! can be purchased online, by phone at the Chutzpah! Box Office: 604-257-5145 or Tickets Tonight: 604-684-2787. Chutzi Packs are also available: see 4 different shows of your choice for only $94 (excluding Ali Hassan and Judy Gold, Shalom Hanoch, David Broza and Mira Awad, The Klezmatics). New this year is a special 5-Show Dance Pack for shows at the Norman Rothstein Theatre for only $115.

Tickets will also be available in-person starting January 30th at the on-site Chutzpah! Box Office at the Jewish Community Centre, 950 West 41st Avenue, just 2 blocks west of the Oakridge Skytrain Station.

The 2017 Chutzpah! Festival have performances at the Norman Rothstein Theatre and other venues in and around Vancouver, including a Comedy Double Bill with Ali Hassan and Judy Gold.

Comedy Double Bill

In this solo show Muslim, Interrupted, Ali Hassan performs his bitingly funny piece of work on flunking out of Sunday school, ingesting forbidden fruits, and becoming a cultural Muslim. The show is a refreshingly hilarious antidote to our increasingly troubling global climate, delivered by this rising star of television, film, radio and stage.

Judy Gold has written and starred in 2 critically acclaimed, Off-Broadway hit shows, The Judy Show – My Life As A Sitcom, and 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, which was an audience favourite at the 2014 Chutzpah! Festival.

What: Comedy Double Bill with Ali Hassan and Judy Gold
Where: The York Theatre (639 Commercial Dr, Vancouver)
When: Friday February 24, 2017 at 8:00pm
Tickets: Available online now.

Enter to Win

I have a pair of tickets to give away to the Comedy Double Bill with Ali Hassan and Judy Gold. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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Follow the Chutzpah! Festival on Facebook and Twitter for more information. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.