Still have that Christmas tree dropping needles in your living room? Until January 8, you can recycle it at the UBC Botanical Garden, where it will be turned into mulch to be used on garden trails. Come back in the summer and walk on your old tree.
6804 SW Marine Drive • $5 suggested donation
Virtuous Pie continues to blaze a trail across B.C. with its plant-based pizza pies. The company has just opened its fifth location in Victoria. Visit the original location in Chinatown to see where it all began. Try the Stranger Wings pizza that's made with Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower, or the Superfunghi with cashew mozzarella. All pizzas have nut-based cheeses and can be ordered gluten-free.
3720 Oak • Read our feature
Slowly but surely, cannabis shops are beginning to legally open in the city. One of the first out of the gate is City Cannabis Co., with its location on Fraser Street and now on Robson Street. This isn't that shady fellow you had in your phone under "Work Eric" ;) With interactive iPad menus, reclaimed wood furniture, and lush greenery, City Cannabis Co. is designed to reflect a modern Pacific Northwest aesthetic. Open until 10 p.m.
610 Robson • 7289 Fraser
After visiting a certain new business *cough*see above*cough*, catch the Golden Globe winner for best animated film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, at the Scotiabank Theatre.
900 Burrard • Watch trailer
Assemble your friends and make your way to the Blarney Stone for music bingo. It's like regular bingo but instead of boring old numbers and letters you dab your card with musical hits. There's food-and-drink specials and prizes to be won, like Hershel bags.
216 Carrall • Free
What does Dwight grow on Schrute Farms? What is the name of Mike's prison character? What is Creed's nickname for Jim? If you know these answers, you might want to consider hitting up the Biltmore for The Office trivia. There are prizes all night, a costume contest, and the winner takes home an inscribed Dundie statue, the ultimate award.
2755 Prince Edward • $12 - 15
The Italian Film Festival continues at the Vancity Theatre with the extended director’s cut (250 minutes!) of Once Upon A Time In America, Sergio Leone's epic saga of Jewish hoods in New York in the 1920s. Starring Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Joe Pesci, and Jennifer Connelly. Never before seen theatrically in Vancouver.