48 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, January 13

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      Looking for something to do on Saturday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 48 events happening in or around Vancouver on Saturday, January 13.



      New Zealand hard-rock duo Cairo Knife Fight plays the Rickshaw, with guests Spidercracker.

      The Rogue Folk Club presents Juno-winning folk singer-songwriter Connie Kaldor at St. James Hall.

      Coastal Jazz presents pianist Monty Alexander perfoming the third of three nights at Frankie's Jazz.



      Lights at Lafarge features outdoor light displays, live entertainment, roving performers, hot chocolate and cookies, photos with Santa, family-friendly crafts, a holiday market, and choirs at Coquitlam's Town Centre Park.

      See thousands of lights adorning the Capilano Suspension Bridge, canyon, Treetops Adventure, and Cliffwalk at Canyon Lights.



      Get your Christmas tree chipped at Riley Park nd help raise money for the Riley Park Community Garden.

      Student-organized benefit cabaret at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre features local youth talent, with proceeds to Rainbow Refugee, which supports LGBTQ+ refugees.



      The two-day Lift Cannabis Expo at the Vancouver Convention Centre features 200 exhibitors from across North America and Europe, main stage talks by cannabis thought leaders, live cooking and growing demos, a vape lounge, and a cannabis career fair.


      FOOD & DRINK

      Discover hundreds of gluten-free products at the Gluten Free Expo, with features live cooking demonstrations and tips from leading experts at the Vancouver Convention Centre.



      Relearn self compassion, cultivate a kinder inner dialogue, and allow yourself to rest and rejuvenate at a Worrier to Warrior workshop led by Lisa Dumas at Semperviva Yoga Sea Studio.

      Moderator Alan Belk asks who is the person who has had the biggest influence on your life at an SFU Philosophy Cafe at Vancouver Public Library's Hastings branch.



      Canadian comedian Tyler Morrison performs the third of three nights of standup at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club.

      Comedy Shocker XV at the Rickshaw Theatre features dark and dirty standup by Carl Turnbull, Mark Hughes, Oli Maughan, Robert Peng, and Alex Biron.

      American comedian Big Jay Oakerson performs the third of three nights of standup at the Comedy Mix.

      Evening of improv comedy at Presentation House Theatre by the Radical and guest Ian Boothby.



      Fight for Beauty at Fairmont Pacific Rim features public art projects undertaken with world-class creatives, architecture from architects who are artists in their own right, and fashion by some of the greatest designers in recent history.

      The Crystalline Cabaret presents Lunarium, an allegorical production inspired by George Melies's 1902 film A Trip to the Moon, at the Fox Cabaret.



      Otto Tausk conducts cellist Tanja Tetzlaff and the VSO in a performance of Berlioz's Roman Carnival Overture, Dvořák's Cello Concerto in B Minor, and Brahms's Symphony No. 1 in C Minor.



      Midtwenties Theatre Society and Red Gate Arts Society present a performance of Above the Hospital, writer-director Beau Han Bridge's play about two Vancouver millennials who live above a hospital, at the Red Gate Revue Stage. Viewer discretion advised.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents the final performance at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, a stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning animated film.

      Six women turn tradition on its head in Hot Brown Honey, a production that's equal parts theatre and social activism, mixing dance, poetry, comedy, circus, striptease, and song, at the York Theatre.

      ITSAZOO Productions and Savage Society Theatre present The Pipeline Project, a provocative and personal account of the ongoing cultural battles over pipelines in B.C., at the Firehall Arts Centre.



      Portrait of the Artist: An Exhibition from the Royal Collection at the Vancouver Art Gallery features more than 90 paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and sculpture highlighting both the richness of the Royal Collection and the complex relationship that the British monarchy has had with artists for the last three and half centuries.

      Two Scores is a solo exhibition of work by Canadian artist Brent Wadden at Contemporary Art Gallery.

      True Nordic: How Scandinavia Influenced Design in Canada at the Vancouver Art Gallery highlights the enduring legacy of Scandinavian design principles in Canada through works by Niels Bendtsen, Bocci, Karen Bulow, Kjeld and Erica Deichmann, Thor Hansen, Andrew Jones, Janis Kravis, molo, Carl Poul Petersen, Rudolph Renzius, and Marion Smith.

      Polygon Gallery's inaugural exhibition, N. Vancouver, explores how a specific locale can be reflected through existing and newly commissioned artworks by artists from Vancouver and beyond.

      Carol Sawyer: The Natalie Brettschneider Archive at the Vancouver Art Gallery presents the latest findings of Vancouver-based artist Sawyer's ongoing research project that deftly reconstructs the life and work of the genre-defying, fictional artist Brettschneider.



      In a Different Light: Reflecting on Northwest Coast Art at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC features more than 110 historical indigenous artworks and explores what we can learn from these works and how they relate to indigenous peoples’ relationships to their lands.

      Amazonia: The Rights of Nature at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC features Amazonian basketry, textiles, carvings, feather works, and ceramics both of everyday and of ceremonial use, representing indigenous, Maroon, and white settler communities.

      The Fabric of Our Land: Salish Weaving at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC takes visitors on a journey through the past 200 years of Salish wool weaving.

      City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism at the Museum of Vancouver explores the history of Vancouver's street protests through over 650 images of street demonstrations, protests, and riots from the early 1900s to present day.

      The Lost Fleet at the Vancouver Maritime Museum investigates the unjust 1941 seizure of 1,200 Japanese-Canadian fishing vessels following the bombing of Pearl Harbour through a collection of historic photographs, models of Japanese-Canadian-built fishing boats, fishermen’s tools, and replica documents.



      At the Bloedel Conservatory you can take in more than 200 free-flying exotic birds and 500 exotic plants and flowers.

      Mount Seymour features skiing and snowboarding, lessons, chairlifts, terrain parks, tubing and tobogganing, and snowshoe trails.

      North Vancouver's Grouse Mountain features a Skyride to the peak with views of the city and the Pacific Ocean, as well as ziplines, a wildlife refuge, helicopter tours, paragliding, dining, and the Grouse Grind.

      West Vancouver's Cypress Mountain features skiing and snowboarding lessons, snowtubing park, cross-country ski trails, downhill skiing and snowboarding trails, and snowshoeing tours.

      Celebrate winter with free skating in the heart of downtown Vancouver at Robson Square Ice Rink.

      The new Parq Vancouver features two luxury hotels, a 24-hour casino with 600 slot machines and 75 table games, eight restaurants and lounges, and the sixth-floor outdoor Parq.

      Take a ride in an exterior glass elevator and get a 360° view of Metro Vancouver and the North Shore mountains at Vancouver Lookout.

      The Vancouver Aquarium features almost 800 animal species in galleries ranging from Canada's Arctic to the Amazon rainforest.

      Stanley Park features 400 hectares of trails, gardens, beaches, and West Coast rain forest, with scenic walking and biking along the 8.8 kilometre seawall.

      Science World features hundreds of interactive exhibits in five permanent galleries, live science demonstrations and workshops, and giant movies in the Omnimax Theatre.



      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Belle de Jour, Luis Buñuel's film about a frigid bourgeois housewife who explores her masochistic fantasies by working as a daytime prostitute. In French with English subtitles.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Blue, Karina Holden’s documentary about the drastic decline in the health of our oceans.

      Greg Sestero, author of The Disaster Artist and star of The Room, presents a night of conversation and screenings of The Room and his latest film Best F(r)iends at the Rio Theatre.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Birdboy: The Forgotten Children, Alberto Vázquez and Pedro Rivero's animated film about teenagers who hatch a dangerous play to escape an island in a post-apocalyptic world.

      Screenings at the Cinematheque of Vancouver Métis filmmaker Wayne Wapeemukwa's Luk'Luk'l and Montreal photographers Carlos Sanchez and Jason Sanchez's psychological thriller Allure as part of Canada's Top 10 Film Festival.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, Alexandra Dean's biopic of the Hollywood icon who was behind the invention of a secret World War II communications system that became the basis for modern WiFi.


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