49 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, January 19

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      Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 49 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, January 19.



      California indie-rock band Cold War Kids plays the Commodore Ballroom, with guests Overcoats.

      Sunday for Sinners is a live country-blues music saloon featuring Ana Bon-Bon at the Princeton Pub & Grill.

      Norwegian jazz pianist Tord Gustavsen leads his trio at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts.



      The Swank Wedding Show at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel features various wedding vendors and the latest in bridal fashions.

      21st Century Flea Market at the Croatian Cultural Centre features retro furnishings, jewelry, antiques, books, china, glassware, and memorabilia.


      FOOD & DRINK

      Mensch's Pop Up Series at Kafka's Coffee features slow-brined, smoked, and hand-cut New York style hot pastrami sandwiches.

      Cabane à Sucre Dinner at St. Lawrence allows chef/owner J-C Poirier to pay homage to his Québécois heritage.



      Alicia Meek, moon astrologist and creator of Wild Moon Sacred Cycles, offers a woman's medicine circle at Banyen Books.

      Ayse Camci leads an introductory class on vinyasa (power) yoga at Semperviva Yoga Kits Beach Studio.




      AME’s Discovery Day at the Vancouver Convention Centre features exhibitors and displays to educate kids and families about geology and innovations in the mineral exploration industry. 



      The Scrawny Show is a standup-comedy show at the ANZA Club featuring headliner Chris Griffin.



      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.



      Ruth Kivilahti

      Conversation at Britannia Community Centre with Ma-Nee Chacaby, author of A Two-Spirit Journey: The Autobiography of a Lesbian Ojibwa-Cree Elder.



      Artemesia Duo, composed of flutist Emily Richardson and pianist Susan Xia, performs at Roedde House Museum.

      Erato Ensemble presents a family-friendly concert at Holy Trinity Anglican Church featuring bouncing divas, singing cats, and crazy costumes.

      Sunday Social at Knox United Church features coloratura soprano Magdalena How and pianist Derek Stanyer.



      Dahlia Katz

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

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

      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.



      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.

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

      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.



      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.

      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. 



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

      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. 

      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 Rio Theatre of Joker, Todd Phillips's film about a mentally troubled standup comedian who turns to a life of crime, starring Joaquin Phoenix.

      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 The Other SideRoberto Minervini’s 2015 portrait of America’s dirt poor, subsisting on a diet of beer, tobacco, heroin, and crack in trailer homes in Louisiana and Texas.


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