53 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, January 26

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      Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 53 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, January 26.



      Guitar duo Strunz & Farah blends Latin and Iranian roots at Kay Meek Arts Centre.

      Oregon old-time roots band Foghorn Stringband plays St. James Hall.

      Seventeen-year-old vocalist Maya Rae performs jazz standards and originals at St. Andrew's United Church.

      The Howard Jones Trio presents an intimate trip through Jones' 30-year music career at the Rickshaw Theatre.

      Performances by local indie-pop balladeer Oatmeal Queen and Kootenay folk-pop singer-songwriter Tenise Marie at the Heatley.

      Vancouver jazz quintet Wild Blue Herons plays Surrey's Northwood United Church.



      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.

      Birds of a Feather is a two-hour, easy walking exploration at Lost Lagoon Nature House to learn about winter bird identification and behaviour. 


      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.


      Andrea F. Woodhouse, professional intuitive and family constellations facilitator, offers an intuitive approach to New Year planning at Banyen Books and Sound.

      In Honor of Our Brothers at Britannia Community Centre brings awareness to key issues men deal with and honors their life experiences, stories, spirit, and resiliency.

      Practice Lab for Speakers at the Alliance for Arts and Culture offers a structured space to rehearse in front of a live audience and benefit from expert feedback.




      Family Day at Coquitlam's Place des Arts lets kids and families tour the galleries and take part in a variety of all-ages, drop-in-style art activities.

      Family oriented Year of the Rat Temple Fair at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden features Lion dance, Chinese music, calligraphy, storytelling, and crafts.



      Local standup comedian Andrea Jin headlines Chinese New Year Comedy Night at Blossom Dim Sum and Grill, with guests An-Te Chu and Hui Wong.

      Ten Vancouver improvisers pair up as improv-comedy duos at Havana Theatre's Mix and Match.



      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.

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



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      A Novel Afternoon at Historic Joy Kogawa House features readings by novelists Sabina Khan (above), Amanda Hale, Janice Lynn Mather, Suzanne Chiasson, Michael Springate, Marina Sonkina, and Michael Mirolla.

      Join Rising Tides editor Catriona Sandilands at the launch of the climate-justice anthology book at VanDusen Botanical Gardens.



      The 60-voice Brock House Kerrisdale Choir performs an afternoon choral concert under conductor/arranger Elsie Stephen.



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      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.



      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.



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

      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.

      West Vancouver's Cypress Mountain features skiing and snowboarding lessons, snowtubing park, cross-country ski trails, downhill skiing and snowboarding trails, and snowshoeing tours.

      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.

      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.



      Screening at the Rio Theatre of director Richard Stanley's H.P. Lovecraft adaptation Color Out of Space, starring Nicolas Cage.

      The Sunday Night Movie Series at Bells and Whistles features the rock mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap.

      Screening at the Cinematheque of Alfonso Cuarón’s Netflix-released magnum opus Roma, starring Yalitza Aparicio.


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