45 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, January 19

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      Looking for something to do on Saturday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 45 events happening in or around Vancouver on Saturday, January 19.



      Outlaw country band TrailerHawk plays the WISE Hall, with guests Mississippi Live & the Dirty Dirty and R.d. Cane.

      Saskatchewan country-folk singer-songwriter Colter Wall plays the Commodore Ballroom.

      Psychedelic-soul artist Lydia Hol plays the Fox Cabaret, with guests Graftician and Craig Aalders.

      A Celebration of Robbie Burns at Coquitlam's Place des Arts features Celtic band Blackthorn.

      The Soultrax Trio, featuring guitarist-vocalist Olaf De Shield, performs blues and jazz at Port Moody's Gallery Bistro.



      The 11th annual Kitz4Kids Fundraiser at Richmond's River Rock Casino raises funds for the Autism Support Dog Program. SOLD OUT.



      The Riley Park Winter Farmers Market at Nat Bailey Stadium features produce from over 70 farms, plus coffee and food trucks.



      Cinematographer Yves Belanger and camera operator Stephen Campanelli discuss their work on the Clint Eastwood film The Mule at Vancity Theatre's Creator Talk.



      American comedian Sarah Tiana performs the third of three nights of standup at the Comedy Mix.

      Comedian Brittany Lyseng performs the third of three nights of standup at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club.

      The Gateway Show at the Rickshaw Theatre features standup comedians performing straight and then high on weed, hosted by Luke Severeid.

      The Comic Strip at Tyrant Studios features standup comedy by Randee Neumeyer, Ryan Gunther, and headliner Harris Anderson.



      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.

      Artist Aslan Gaisumov discusses the broader concerns underpinning his exhibition and artistic practice at the Contemporary Art Gallery.

      Celebrate Malanka (Ukrainian New Year) at the Ukrainian Hall with performances by the Dovbush Dancers and the Barvinok Choir.



      Karen Flamenco Dance Company performs its latest production, Pinocchio, at the Improv Centre.



      Israeli harpist Sivan Magen performs at UBC's Roy Barnett Recital Hall.



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

      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 its final performance of The Odd Couple (Female Version) at Coquitlam's Evergreen Cultural Centre.

      Final performance at the York Theatre of Dakh Daughters, which fuses music, theatre, and activism into a "freak cabaret".

      Performance at the Historic Cultch of Mrs. Krishnan's Party, in which a boarder invites a few friends into the back room of a corner shop to celebrate Onam.

      Opening night at the Metro Theatre of the mystery-comedy Murder On Reserve.

      Shakespeare After Dark at Havana Theatre sees The Bard improvised and twisted.



      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.

      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.

      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.



      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.



      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.

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

      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.

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

      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 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 the documentary Science Fair, which portrays nine science-obsessed teenagers in the lead-up to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, 

      Screenings at the Cinematheque of Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev's The Return and The Banishment.


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