32 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, January 20

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      Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 32 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, January 20.



      Nashville country-music quartet Lanco plays the Commodore Ballroom.

      The Simple Gifts Choir benefit concert at Knox United Church features swing jazz, classical, Broadway, and gospel music.



      Celebrate 60 years of the Cuban Revolution with the Consul General of Cuba in Toronto, Tania Lopez Larroque, at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House.



      The Detroit Red Wings are in town to take on the Vancouver Canucks in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.



      Comedians debate pop-culture topics at the ANZA Club's Geeks versus Nerds: Royal Rumble.




      The Lolas perform a revue-style show at the Yale Saloon with guests Carlotta Gurl, Donna Telmi, and Ariel Helvetica.

      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.



      West Coast Chamber Music presents Angela Cavadas, Domagoj Ivanovic, Rebecca Wenham. Roger Mangas and Monica Pfau performing music by Mozart, Haydn, and Cesar Franck at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver.



      Stephen Rutherford

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

      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.



      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.



      Jeff Vinnick

      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.

      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.

      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 At Eternity's Gate, starring Willem Dafoe as famed but tormented artist Vincent Van Gogh.

      Matinee screening at the Cinematheque of Hayao Miyazaki's magical coming-of-age tale, Kiki's Delivery Service.

      As part of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, screening at Vancity Theatre of The Children Are Watching Us, director Vittorio De Sica's heartbreaking tale of a family breakup witnessed through the eyes of a child.

      Screening at the Cinematheque of Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev's rumination on family misfortune, The Banishment.


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