59 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, January 18

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      Looking for something to do on Saturday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 59 events happening in or around Vancouver on Saturday, January 18.



      Boston musician and human-rights activist Chadwick Stokes leads his band the Pintos at the Fox Cabaret.

      Toronto-based pop choir Choir! Choir! Choir! performs at the Vogue Theatre.

      Fiddler Rosie Carver performs with Celtic band Blackthorn in A Celebration of Robbie Burns at Coquitlam's Place des Arts.

      Park Sound Presents features performancesby Noble Son, Dusknote, and Jay Gavin at Park Sound Studio.

      Female-fronted AC/DC tribute band Bonnie Scott plays the Tsawwassen Legion #289, with guests the James Shepherd Band.

      Hot Club Swing features swing jazz by Swing Patrol, plus dance lessons, at Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre.

      Dream folk singer-songwriter Jon Bryant plays the Biltmore Cabaret, with guest Josh Hyslop.

      The Quiet City 10-year anniversary concert features performances by François Houle with Kenton Loewen, Martijn Comes, and Wire Mother/Cloth Mother at VIVO Media Arts.

      Blue Light Sessions presents indie soul-pop band the Big Coast at Blue Light Studio.

      Local Americana rock 'n' roll band TrailerHawk performs an album release party at the WISE Hall, with guests the Wild North & Cassidy Waring.

      Jazz in the Fort features a performance by local blues and soul singer Dalannah at Fort Langley's Fort Pub & Grill.




      Artist Rachael Ashe leads a four-hour hands-on workshop to introduce students to the joys of creating intricate art through paper cutting.

      Learn the therapeutic properties and uses of herbs and then move through a detoxifying yin yoga class at Oxygen Yoga & Fitness Yaletown.

      Complimentary seminar at the Pan Pacific Hotel on the main topics of interest concerning the renunciation of your US citizenship



      Artist Romi Kim challenges families to find creative ways to keep plastic bags out of landfills by helping them rethink ways to use them at Artstarts.



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      The Vancouver Canucks take on the San Jose Sharks in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.



      The Comic Strip is a standup comedy at Tyrant Studios featuring headliner Jane Stanton.

      The Comic Strippers is a male-stripper parody and improv-comedy show at Maple Ridge's ACT Arts Centre.



      Join the Ay Lelum family for an afternoon of Coast Salish textile art, music, and history at the Museum of Vancouver.

      Cartoon Cabaret features raunchy burlesque parodies of animated personalities at the Rio Theatre.

      New Zealand's Dust Palace presents The Wonderwombs, a feminist circus party for adults, at the York Theatre. Warning: explicit language, nudity, sexual content, strobe and smoke effects.



      The Vancouver Challenge Cup is a ballroom-dance competition at the Hellenic Community Centre featuring couples from Canada and the U.S.



      Author and anthology editor Mitzi Szereto presents her new book The Best New True Crime Stories: Serial Killers.




      Performance at Chan Centre's Telus Studio Theatre of The Changeling, Thomas Middleton and William Rowley’s sensual and dark 17th-century English tragedy.

      Performance at the Firehall Arts Centre of House and Home, a comedic take on Vancouver’s current housing crisis.

      Performance at the Historic Theatre of Infinity, a new comedy-drama about love, sex, and math.

      Final performance at Havana Theatre of Artisanal Intelligence, a comedy with new music about robots and hipsters.

      Performance at Pacific Theatre of Gramma, a poetic new tale of human connection in the loneliest of circumstances.

      Performance at Metro Theatre of Always a Bridesmaid, which explores the relationships between four southern belles who promised to be the bridesmaids for each other.



      Vikky Alexander: Extreme Beauty at the Vancouver Art Gallery features photography, sculpture, collage, and installation, including new massive murals created in 2019.

      Rapture, Rhythm and the Tree of Life: Emily Carr and Her Female Contemporaries at the Vancouver Art Gallery is drawn primarily from the gallery’s permanent collection.

      Cindy Sherman at the Vancouver Art Gallery explores the development of Sherman’s work from the beginning of her career in the mid-1970s to the present day, with selections from each of her major series, including new and rarely seen works.

      Transits and Returns at the Vancouver Art Gallery explores the dynamic between place and movement in the work of twenty-one Indigenous artists from around the Pacific.

      Robert Rauschenberg 1965-1980 at the Vancouver Art Gallery features rarely seen prints, drawings, collages, sculptural works, and large-scale works from one of the most experimental periods in the artist's career.



      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 printmakers, collected as early as the 1890s.

      Playing with Fire: Ceramics of the Extraordinary at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC showcases ceramic works by 11 B.C.-based artists expressing strong opinions on urgent social issues.

      Ship's Company: The Royal Canadian Navy at Work & Play at the Vancouver Maritime Museum features photography by Kathryn Mussallem celebrating the diverse humanity of Canadian naval forces. 

      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.



      Hastings Racecourse features indoor and outdoor viewing of live thoroughbreed racing, simulcast betting, restaurants and lounges, and a gaming floor with over 600 slot machines. 

      Canyon Lights at the Capilano Suspension Bridge features festive light displays on the suspension bridge, Cliffwalk, and Treetops Adventure areas, until January 26.

      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.

      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.

      The B.C. Sports Hall of Fame and Museum features permanent galleries devoted to Terry Fox and Rick Hansen, a rock-climbing wall, a virtual sports simulator, and history galleries.

      Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is an authentic representation of an age-old garden tradition that reached its peak in the Ming Dynasty.

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

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

      The Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition features more than 250 privately-owned bikes from around the world.

      Stanley Park features 400 hectares of trails, with scenic walking and biking along the 8.8-kilometre seawall and totem park featuring eight poles by First Nations artists.

      Take a ride in an exterior glass elevator and get a 360° view of Metro Vancouver and the North Shore mountains at Vancouver Lookout.

      Nitobe Memorial Garden is a traditional Japanese garden located at the University of British Columbia with waterfalls, stone lanterns, audio guides and tours, and a ceremonial teahouse.

      West Vancouver's Lighthouse Park features 10 kilometres of hiking trails, picnic areas, guided walks, and the historical 1912 Point Atkinson Lighthouse with viewpoint.

      Richmond's Steveston Village is an historic fishing village that's home to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Steveston Museum, the Steveston Tram, and London Heritage Farm.

      Granville Island in False Creek features a public market, artisan gift shops, studios, galleries, microbrewery tours, and is home to the Arts Club Theatre and Vancouver TheatreSports.



      Screening at the Cinematheque of Certain Women, indie auteur Kelly Reichardt's drama based on a trio of Montana-set short stories by Maile Meloy.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Uncut Gems, an Adam Sandler-starring thriller about a New York jeweller who bets the farm on uncut black opals he smuggles in from Ethopia.

      Afternoon screening at the Rio Theatre of Hayao Miyazaki's 1988 family film My Neighbour Totoro, in Japanese with English subtitles.


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