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Haida artist Robert Davidson will be at the Vancouver Art Gallery to talk about his process, the challenges and inspiration of drawing on traditional and contemporary Haida forms and iconography.CHUCK STOODY/The Canadian Press

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Culture: Robert Davidson will be hanging out at the Vancouver Art Gallery this Saturday. The Haida artist, widely recognized for his exceptional skills in carving, printmaking, painting and jewellery design, will be there to talk about his process and the challenges and inspiration of drawing on traditional and contemporary Haida forms and iconography. This event is free with admission and open to all, but a ticket is required. Tickets are available from the membership desk of the VAG beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday (limit two per person).

Saturday, Jan. 9, 3 p.m., Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St.), free with admission ($20),

Behold: In his new exhibition The Special, local artist Kevin Lanthier creates photo montages of iconic Vancouver houses and buildings to create false but immediately familiar vistas. "The assembly of the pieces is done with the intention of creating a series of hyper-real, yet nostalgic little worlds, each of them distinctly and recognizably Vancouver." The opening reception for The Special is on Friday (7 p.m. to 11 p.m.), and the show runs until Jan. 30.

Jan. 7-30, Hot Art Wet City (2206 Main St. at 6th Avenue), free,

Drama: Reach back to late 1980s angsty high-school films and you'll invariably stumble across Heathers (starring Winona Ryder, Christian Slater). It's the story of a once-nerdy girl who is inducted into the cool kids' clique and becomes so frustrated by their nasty and vapid behaviour that she joins a fellow student in a plot to kill the cool kids. The cult classic has been made into a musical, and it's showing at the York Theatre this week. Opening night is Friday, and the show continues to Jan. 17.

Jan. 7-17, 7:30 p.m., York Theatre (639 Commercial Dr.), $15-40,

Art: Equinox has two shows opening on Saturday. The first, Seeing Things, is a gathering of new paintings by local artist Erin McSavaney that marry the realism of photographed landscapes with colourful embellishments. Mr. McSavaney's beautiful works have a way of conveying life and experience without incorporating the movement of people. Instead, the artist allows the stillness of bridges, fences, buildings and hedges to speak volumes. The second show, Water's Edge, is a collection of photographs by local legend Fred Herzog. From dark curtained windows to barber shop doorways and neon signs, Mr. Herzog's quiet documentation of life through capturing its smaller moments is magic; it doesn't matter how many times you see his work, it always resonates with weight. Opening reception is Saturday.

Jan. 9 to Feb. 6, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Equinox Gallery (525 Great Northern Way),

Create: Learn to make fruit vinegar. Taught by food preservation and permaculture enthusiast Silvia Di Blasio, Homestead Junction offers a three-hour class that will school participants on everything from fermentation basics to infusion methods. "Learn hands-on how to apply these techniques, which equipment and supplies to use, how to troubleshoot and what the best practices to make each vinegar are." Participants are invited to choose between apple, pineapple, stone fruits or oranges, and/or berries and will leave with at least one finished product to take home.

Sunday, Jan. 10, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Homestead Junction (649 E Hastings St.), $35,