74 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, January 25

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      Looking for something to do on Saturday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 74 events happening in or around Vancouver on Saturday, January 25.



      Acoustic fingerstyle-guitar virtuoso Adrian Bellue plays the Horizon School Of Music.

      Canadian posthardcore quintet Alexisonfire plays the Pacific Coliseum, with guests the Distillers and NOBRO.

      International Guitar Night at the Massey Theatre feaures performances by four diverse virtuosos of acoustic guitar.

      Local bands Sleepcircle, Rune, and Beyond the Eyes perform A Night of Rock at Ocean Park Hall.

      American singer, songwriter, and pianist Greyson Chance performs tunes from latest album Portraits at Fortune Sound Club.

      Canadian indie-folk singer-songwriter Leif Vollebekk plays the Imperial Vancouver.

      Veteran Canadian singer-songwriters Shari Ulrich and Bill Henderson play Maple Ridge's ACT Arts Centre.

      Punk Rock in Maple Ridge features performances at the Wolf Bar by the Spewers, Paul is Dead, Arial51, and Stuttr.

      Acoustic gypsy-jazz string ensemble Van Django performs at Queens Avenue United Church.

      Fleetwood Mac tribute band Dreams plays the second of two nights at White Rock's Blue Frog Studios.



      Evening in support of Sierra Club BC at Sabi Studio features live Brazilian music by Ciranda and auction items in benefit of nature preservation and climate action.




      The Punk Rock Flea Market at Maple Ridge's Wolf Bar features vinyl, upcycled and second-hand clothing, band merch, posters, and collectibles.

      Repair Cafe Vancouver is a community gathering at Britannia Community Centre where fixer volunteers help visitors repair their broken household items.

      The Coins, Stamps & Collectibles Show at Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre features 40 vendors tables and free appraisals.

      The two-day Vive les Voyageurs Festival at the Fort Langley National Historic Site of Canada features traditional foods, music, and culture of the 19th-century French-Canadian and Métis fur traders.


      FOOD & DRINK

      The two-day Weathered Beer Celebration at Heritage Hall is a curated craft beer and art event, celebrating stouts, barleywine, hazy hops, sours, wild ales and lambic.

      As part of the Vegan Chef Series, chef Kadieann Tighe presents a three-course meal inspired by the flavours of the deep south at V-Studio.

      The Simon Fraser University Pipe Band hosts a Robbie Burns Dinner at Coquitlam's Executive Plaza Hotel featuring traditional Scottish fare and regional dishes.



      Author and yoga expert Barrie Risman leads a book-signing and class on Evolving Your Yoga at Semperviva Yoga Kits Beach Studio.

      Sex, Style & yourSelf at Hycroft Manor features presentations by sex therapist Dr. Kaitlyn Goldsmith, stylist Aarti Bhagat, and life coach Jobina Bardai.

      Senaqwila Wyss, an ethnobotanist with the Squamish Nation, speaks about the medicinal qualities and traditional uses of native plants at Stanley Park's Lost Lagoon Nature House.




      Artist duo Leisure leads a public activation of their installation Conversations with Magic Forms at Contemporary Art Gallery's Family Day.

      Family Literacy Day at the Vancouver Public Library features family oriented activities and displays and a Read to the Top challenge.



      The Vancouver Giants take on the Kelowna Rockets in Western Hockey League action at the Langley Events Centre.



      The Comic Strip is a standup comedy at Tyrant Studios featuring headliner Julie Kim.

      Final night of the second annual Smash Comedy Festival, showcasing local women/trans/femme/plus performers at Little Mountain Gallery.




      The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival features 27 works from 24 companies--including six world premieres by local artists--at various Vancouver venues until February 9.

      Informal conversation with all ten exhibiting artists in The Artist's Studio is Her Bedroom at the Contemporary Art Gallery.

      LunarFest celebrations at the Vancouver Art Gallery include two days of games, food, and cultural activities.

      Lunar Festival activities at the Burnaby's City of Lougheed Shopping Centre include dance performances, Chinese calligraphy, and Korean drumming.

      Lunar New Year activities at the River Rock Casino Resort include a dragon dance, blessing ceremony, lion dance, and fortune readings by Master Sherman Tai.

      The Vancouver Beideng Society Spring Festival at the Kay Meek Arts Centre features 19 different varieties of music, dance, and sketch-comedy acts.




      The Friends of the Vancouver Public Library’s three-day Winter Used Book Sale features paperbacks from 50 cents and hardcovers from $2.

      Author Linden Carroll discusses her novels Full Circle and Olive at West Van's Indigo Books and Music.



      The Karen Flamenco Dance Company presents a one-hour production of traditional flamenco music and dance.



      LunarFest presents A Musical Banquet, a concert using traditional Chinese instrument and household items, at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

      Duo Solisti, composed of cellist Brannon Cho and violinist Yoojin Jang, performs at New Westminster's Anvil Centre.

      The Indian Classical Music Society of Vancouver presents Carnatic Banis, featuring south Indian classical vocalist Raksha Mahalinkam, at Collingwood Neighbourhood House.



      Final performance at the Vancouver Playhouse of Unikkaaqtuat, a multidisciplinary work celebrating Inuit culture, traditions, and vision for the future.

      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 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.

      Performance at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage of Noises Off, a farce about the egos and insecurities of a second-tier acting troupe putting on a show.



      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.

      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.

      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.



      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.

      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.

      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.



      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.



      Twin Peaks: The Return at the Cinematheque features screenings of Parts 1, 2, and 8 of "Season 3" of David Lynch's groundbreaking TV series.

      Mad Max-athon at the Rio Theatre features screenings of all four Mad Max movies, with all proceeds to support Aussie Bushfire Relief through the Australian Red Cross.


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