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Top Vancouver events Jan 19-22: Arts events galore

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Attention all creative souls: this week's catered to you. Tons of artsy events going on around town, from Design Nerd Jam and a poetry slam to the PuSh Festival. Don't forget to book your reservations for Dine Out Vancouver - tons of great restaurants participating this year.

This is why we love Vancouver.

Top Picks

Design Nerd Jam 6.1: Open Jam (Ajay Pick)
Fri Jan 20 | Hive | Free

If you have a collaborative project you are working on or thinking about starting, come and give your 90 second pitch to the group. This is a fantastic way to garner feedback, connect with a diverse group of thoughtful people and propel your ideas forward, sideways, upside down or right side up. Bring food and drink to share – this is a potluck affair! All are welcome – come armed with a playful spirit, an open mind, potluck food, and of course – ideas.

W2 Real Vancouver Writers' Series: 2ND Anni Ed. (Miraj’s pick)
Jan 24 | 7–10 PM | W2 Media Cafe | $5/By donation

The W2 Real Vancouver Writers’ Series features some of Canada’s most respected and best known writers sharing the stage with emerging literary talents. It will be livestreamed to the world. In addition to fabulous local talents like Zsuzsi Gartner, David Lester, Arley McNeney, Garry Thomas Morse, Jen Neale - the event is welcoming writers beyond BC’s Lower Mainland to the stage - Fernie’s Angie Abdou, and Toronto’s Ayelet Tsabari.

Vancouver Youth Poetry Slam (Kelly's Pick)
Jan 23 | 7-10:30 PM | Cafe Deux Soleils | $3-$6

Inspired by my Saturday spent at the UBC Student Leadership Conference and the keynote speaker, Sarah Kay, a well known spoken word poet, this Poetry Slam stood out to me because it is set up to inspire and encourage youth in their passion for the spoken word. The event is held every 4th Monday of the Month with this weeks feature being "Vancouver's most dynamic and prolific performance poet" Maggie Ulysses.

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