40 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, January 13

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      Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 40 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, January 13.



      Arizona alternative-rock quartet Kongos plays the Imperial Vancouver.

      Sunday Afternoon Soul at the Fairview Pub features world music by Ardent Tribe.

      Vancouver jazz quintet Karen Graves & Mimosa performs Brazilian Sambas, French 60's pop, and cabaret at Surrey's Northwood United Church.



      The FLEUR Luxury Wedding Show and Forum takes place at JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, featuring hands-on workshops, a panel discussion, and fashion presentation.



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      Geoseph Domenichiello leads a professional chocolate tasting--with a focus on craft bean to bar chocolate--at L'Atelier Vancouver Coworking.

      Sample hundreds of gluten-free products while learning from leading experts at the two-day Gluten Free Expo at Vancouver Convention Centre.




      Alex Edler and the Vancouver Canucks take on the Florida Panthers in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.



      Instant Theatre presents competitive improv comedy at Havana Theatre.



      Douglas Coupland’s radical art installation at the Vancouver Aquarium, Vortex, takes an imaginative journey to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, immersing viewers in the ocean-plastic pollution crisis.



      Violinist Nancy DiNovo performs a solo program of works by Bach and Bartok at Roedde House Museum.

      Musicircus at the Polygon Gallery brings together numerous musicians and performers for an improvisatory afternoon featuring compositions by John Cage.



      Performance at the Firehall Arts Centre of Circle Game, Re-imagining the Music of Joni Mitchell, by Andrew Cohen and Anna Kuman.

      Stage 43 Theatrical Society presents a performance of The Odd Couple (Female Version) at Coquitlam's Evergreen Cultural Centre.

      Performance at the Surrey Arts Centre of Blind Date, a fusion of clown, improv, theatre, and social experiment. 



      Body Language: Reawakening Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest at the Bill Reid Gallery sees guest curator Dion Kaszas of the Nlaka’pamux First Nation trace the deep-rooted traditions of Indigenous tattooing, piercing and personal adornment.

      Looking at Persepolis: The Camera in Iran 1850-1930 at Polygon Gallery features contemporary video and photographic works by Hannah Rickards and Batia Suter.

      The Vancouver Art Gallery presents the Canadian premiere of Guo Pei: Couture Beyond, the first-ever fashion exhibition in the Gallery’s history, which traces the evolution of China’s foremost couturière over 10 years.

      Hunkpapa Lakota (Sioux) artist Dana Claxton addresses the oppressive legacies of colonialism through photography, film, video and performance in Dana Claxton: Fringing the Cube at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

      Batia Suter: Parallel Encyclopedia Extended at Polygon Gallery is an installation of photographic reproductions that highlight the proliferation of digital images.

      Polit-Sheer-Form Office at Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite is the first Canadian exhibition by the Chinese contemporary art collective.

      Discover the Vancouver Art Gallery’s permanent collection through an exhibition of nearly 90 paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures in A Curator’s View: Ian Thom Selects.

      The Vancouver Art Gallery presents The Metamorphosis, an exhibition drawn from its collection that examines transformation and change.



      Marking the Infinite at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC features nine leading Aboriginal women who are revered matriarchs and celebrated artists from remote regions of Australia.

      Shakeup: Preserving What We Value at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC explores the convergence of earthquake science and technology with Indigenous knowledge and oral history.

      Haida Now: A Visual Feast of Innovation and Tradition at the Museum of Vancouver is guest-curated by Kwiaahwah Jones and features more than 450 works by carvers, weavers, photographers and print makers, collected as early as the 1890s.

      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.

      Richmond's Lipont Place hosts Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, which focuses on the legendary RMS Titanic's compelling human stories through more than 120 authentic artifacts and extensive room re-creations.

      Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives at the Museum of Vancouver delves into the life stories of local animals and plants—how they relate to each other and how they connect people to nature in the city.

      In/Flux: Art of Korean Diaspora at the Museum of Vancouver features selected works of Jin-me Yoon, Junghong Kim, and Jin Hwa Kim, artists originally from the Republic of Korea now based in the Vancouver area.



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

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

      North Vancouver's Grouse Mountain features a Skyride to the peak with views of the city and the Pacific Ocean, plus ziplines, skiing and snowboarding, a sliding zone, snowshoeing, and a skating pond.

      Parq Vancouver is a 24-hour casino with 600 slot machines and 75 table games, eight restaurants and lounges, and the sixth-floor outdoor Parq.

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

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



      Screening at the Cinematheque of writer-director Renée Beaulieu's fearless second feature, Les Salopes or the Naturally Wanton Pleasure of Skin.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of The Woman Who Loves Giraffesa documentary about Canadian biologist Anne Innis Dagg.

      Screening at the Rio Theatre of the documentary Free Solo, which follows Alex Honnold as he attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite’s 3,000-foot high El Capitan.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Is There a Picture, which tracks the origins and inspirations of Vancouver artists Marian Penner Bancroft, Rodney Graham, Christos Dikeakos, Ian Wallace, and Jeff Wall.

      Screening at the Cinematheque of Roads in February, Katherine Jerkovic's Uruguay-shot debut in which a Montrealer decamps to her birthplace to reconnect with family.


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