64 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, January 20

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      Looking for something to do on Saturday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 64 events happening in or around Vancouver on Saturday, January 20.



      Los Angeles-based indie-pop singer-songwriter Børns plays the Vogue Theatre.

      International Guitar Night at New Westminster's Massey Theatre features acoustic guitar music by Lulo Reinhardt, Calum Graham, Marek Pasieczny, and Michael Chapdelaine.

      Vancouver punk bands War Baby and Dead Soft coheadline the Rickshaw.

      Vancouver funk-soul band Raincity Blues plays the WISE Hall, with guests Mudfunk, Sweetz, and the Works.

      Vancouver rock band Blue Lake City plays the Railway Stage and Beer Café, with guests Sam Cave, Garden Mice, and Pete's Arcade.

      Chicago jazz drummer George Fludas performs the second of two nights at Frankie's Jazz with organist Pete Benson, tenor saxophonist Cory Weeds, and guitarist Dave Sikula.



      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 Vancouver Magic Circle presents an evening of magic with Woody Aragon at Port Moody's Inlet Theatre.

      Celebrate Ukrainian New Year with entertainment, food, a live band, and dancing at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre.

      Shop from local crafters and artisans at a New Year Winter Market at Surrey's Sullivan Hall.


      FOOD & DRINK 

      The Dine Out Vancouver Festival features 17 days of guided dining adventures, cocktail master classes, B.C. VQA wine brunches, neighbourhood food tours, global guest-chef collaboration dinners, and special menus at participating restaurants.

      Ocean Wise executive chef Ned Bell presents a three-course menu featuring dishes from his cookbook Lure at the Vancouver Aquarium's Ocean Wise Pop-Up Café.

      As part of Dine Out Vancouver, the Olympic Village Food Tour is a two-hour tour that visits five culinary spots and showcases the history and stories of the False Creek Flats.



      Martial-arts master DK Yoo leads a seminar at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel that includes meditation for preparation for movements, learning how to move effectively, and applying these to real-life situations.

      Beginner Beekeeping Course at the Fairmont Waterfront covers the core principles that support best practices in beekeeping.



      ECCW Wrestling presents Ballroom Brawl IX, wrestling matches in which the athletes use tables, ladders, and chairs, at the Commodore Ballroom. SOLD OUT.



      The March On-Vancouver rally at Jack Poole Plaza protests the election of Donald Trump and supports gender equality and human rights.



      Comedian Joe Machi performs the third of three nights of standup at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club.

      Comedian Matt Braunger performs the third of three nights of standup at the Comedy Mix.

      Croatian-Canadian comedian Daniel-Ryan Spaulding performs the second of two nights of standup at Havana Theatre.

      Evening of comedy by standup and improv teams at Little Mountain Gallery's Bloodfeud.



      The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival showcases visionary, genre-bending, startling, and original work by international, Canadian, and local artists at various Vancouver venues.

      Join master weaver Jessica Silvey for a one-day wool-weaving workshop at The Museum of Anthropology at UBC.

      Spend an evening alongside artists and art-lovers while taking in your choice of eight shows at Club Push, running at the Fox Cabaret and New Westminster's Anvil Centre.

      T'ai Smith adresses a history of textiles as objects of material and metaphorical dissection at the Contemporary Art Gallery.

      Burlesque and cabaret performers present fun and raunchy tributes to popular cartoon shows like Family Guy, The Simpsons, and Futurama at the Rio Theatre's Cartoon Cabaret.



      Fiona Tinwei Lam hosts the launch for Rob Taylor's "Oh Not So Great": Poems from the Depression Project, a project designed to create for physicians a doorway to empathy with patients who suffer from mental illness, at UBC Medical Student Alumni Centre.



      The VSO New Music Festival at the Orpheum features a concert comprised of four powerful concerti of the 20th and 21st centuries

      Turning Point Ensemble and the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival present a genre-mashing concert of Canadian premieres and 20th-century composers at Norman Rothstein Theatre.



      Keltie Forsyth directs She Kills Monsters, a dramatic comedy featuring homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and '90s pop culture, at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

      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.

      Pi Theatre and the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival present the English Canadian premiere of The Events--David Greig's play inspired by the 2011 attacks in Utøya, Norway--at Russian Hall.

      In association with Zee Zee Theatre, the Cultch presents the final performance of Black Boys, a production that explores queer male blackness.

      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 final performance of The Pipeline Project, a provocative and personal account of the ongoing cultural battles over pipelines in B.C., at the Firehall Arts Centre.

      The Sidekick Players Club presents Love Letters, A.R. Gurney's play about the lifelong correspondence of two childhood friends, at Tsawwassen Arts Centre.

      United Players presents Merrily We Roll Along, Stephen Sondheim's musical about friendship, compromise, and the high price of success, at Jericho Arts Centre.

      Family-friendly performance at North Van's St. Martin's Hall of Shaken Not Stirred: A James Bond Panto, a tale full of spies, kidnapped princesses, and a secret sinister organization.



      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.

      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.

      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.



      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.

      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.

      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.



      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.

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

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

      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 Mary and the Witch's FlowerHiromasa Yonebayashi's animated film about a young girl who discovers a magical flower in the woods and is propelled into a school for witches.

      Screenings at the Cinematheque of Canada's Top 10 Student Shorts 2017 and Kyle Rideout's comedy Adventures in Public School as part of Canada's Top 10 Film Festival.

      Sceening at Vancity Theatre of The Square, Robin Ostlund's film tells the story of a curator at a Stockholm contemporary-art museum whose life falls apart through his own arrogance, entitlement, and inattention.

      Screening at the Rio Theatre of  Loving Vincent, a feature-length painted animation that explores the life and unusual death of celebrated painter Vincent Van Gogh.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of The Final Year, Greg Barker's documentary about the eighth and final year of Barack Obama’s Presidency, in which the administration signed a nuclear deal with Iran, reached a climate accord in Paris, and negotiated with Russia over Syria.


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