47 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, January 14

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      Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 47 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, January 14.



      Port Moody pop musician Francis Henson performs tunes from his debut album Roots at Café Deux Soleils.

      Jazz music at Surrey's Northwood United Church by Mimosa, composed of Karen Graves (vocals saxophone, flute), Rebecca Shoichet (vocals), Anna Lumiere (piano, accordian), James Meger (bass), and Bernie Arai (drums).

      A Month of Sundays at LanaLou's Restaurant features performances by local acts Skagger, Double Wide, and Evan Symons.



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

      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.



      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.



      Learn the basics of how to use an iPad or iPhone at an introductory class at Vancouver Public Library's Dunbar branch.



      Evening of flamenco dance and music at Scotiabank Dance Centre featuring Kasandra "La China", Davide Sampaolo, Jake Lee "Chinito", and Stephanie Pedraza.

      The Lorita Leung Dance Company presents a showcase of Chinese dance, including classical, folk, ethnic, and contemporary styles, at Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre.

      Take in three community dance workshops presented by Everybody Dance at Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre.



      Austin Andrews signs copies of his book Shadow Hymns, an exploration of photojournalism and foreign correspondence, at Indigo Books and Music.

      The Dead Poets Reading Series at Vancouver Public Library features poetry readings by readers who will talk about the poet's life and work.



      Canadian pianists Ian Parker and Jon Kimura Parker coheadline West Vancouver's Kay Meek Centre.

      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.

      The Vancouver Recital Society presents mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught and pianist James Baillieu in a program of music by Liszt, Mahler, Quilter, Strauss, and Rossini at the Vancouver Playhouse.

      Roedde House Classical Series presents Amicus Duo in a program of music by Brahms, Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, and Addy at Roedde House Museum.



      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.

      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.

      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.



      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.

      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.

      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.



      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.

      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.

      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.



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

      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.

      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 In a Lonely Place, Nicholas Ray's film about a potentially violent screenwriter who becomes a murder suspect until his lovely neighbor clears him.

      World premiere screening at the Rio Theatre of James Hutson's Vancouver-shot action-thriller Dark Harvest.

      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.

      Screenings at the Cinematheque of Charles Officer's documentary Unarmed Verses and Canada's Top Ten Shorts 2017 -- Programs I and II as part of Canada's Top 10 Film Festival.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of The Big HeatFritz Lang's 1953 film-noir classic about a good-time gal whose relationship with a thug proves the key to unlocking a city-wide corruption scandal.


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