42 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, January 26

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      Looking for something to do on Saturday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 42 events happening in or around Vancouver on Saturday, January 26.

       

      CONCERTS

      Guitarist Derek Gripper performs contemporary classical and traditional kora music at St. James Hall.

      Indie-pop band wild/kind plays an album-release show at the Red Gate Arts Society, with guests Devours and Babe Corner.

      Blues singer-guitarist Wes Mackey plays Bar One, with Leonard Isbister on keys.

      Park Sound Presents at North Van's Park Sound Studio features performances by Elkhart Lodge, blue dirt girl, and Nate Frank.

      Vancouver heavy-metal band Zimmers Hole, featuring former members of Strapping Young Lad, plays the Rickshaw Theatre.

      Live at the Gallery features local musicians Eddie Lam and Sillken performing at Deer Lake Gallery.

       

      BENEFITS

      I Heart Tulips is a one-day-only installation at Metropolis at Metrotown of 10,000 live red and white tulips in support of Variety—the Children's Charity.

      Scotiabank Feast of Fortune is a festive celebration of Chinese New Year, featuring food, music, and silent auction, in support of Mount Saint Joseph Hospital.

          

      FOOD AND DRINK

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

       

      KIDS' STUFF

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      Kids can experiment with flocking powder to create their own textured artwork at Contemporary Art Gallery's Family Day.

      Lonsdale Quay Market has traditional Lunar New Year’s crafts for all ages, followed by Lion Dance.

       

      SPORTS

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      The Vancouver Warriors take on the Colorado Mammoth in National Lacrosse League action at Rogers Arena.

        

      COMEDY

      The Comic Strip features standup comedy by Myles Anderson, Sean McDonnell, and headliner Sam Tonning at Tyrant Studios.

      Comedian Joel Kim Booster performs the third of three nights of standup at the Comedy Mix.

      Comedian Arden Myrin performs the second of two nights of standup at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club.

      The Comic Strippers at the York Theatre is a male-stripper parody and improv comedy show.

       

      ARTS ETCETERA

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      The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival features startling theatre, innovative dance, and genre-defying music at various Vancouver venues until February 3.

      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.

       

      DANCE

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

           

      THEATRE

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      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.

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

      Final performance at the Historic Cultch Theatre of Power Ballad, an angry, feminist, live-art investigation of language and its sometimes hidden ideologies.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents Thornton Wilder's play of forbidden young love and mistaken identity, The Matchmaker, at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.

       

      GALLERIES

      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.

       

      MUSEUMS

      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.

      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.

       

      ATTRACTIONS

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      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.

       

      MOVIES

      Screenings at the Cinematheque of Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev's Loveless (above) and Leviathan.

       

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