Our picks this week: Smash Comedy Festival & Blizzard

Smash Comedy Festival

Who: Nasty Women Comedy
What: Smash Comedy Festival
Where: Various Locations (Vancouver)
When: January 23-25
Why: Smash Comedy Festival returns for a second-year featuring Vancouver’s women/trans/femme/plus sketch, improv and stand-up comedians. The three-day feminist-forward comedy festival is all in support of sending underrepresented kids to Improv Camp. More information at nastywomencomedy.ca.

Vancouver's Nasty Women Comedy hosts the 2nd annual Smash Comedy Festival.
Vancouver’s Nasty Women Comedy hosts the 2nd annual Smash Comedy Festival.

Blizzard

Who: Flip Fabrique
What: Blizzard
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre (649 Cambie St, Vancouver)
When: January 23
Why: Quebec’s up-and-coming cirque group Flip Fabrique blows into town in their BC debut. For one night only this whimsical show is designed to heat up the winter night with its story of a group of friends exploring the awe and wonder of a winter storm. More information at circus3.com or flipfabrique.com.