20 things to do in Vancouver this weekend, January 7 to 9

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      Please note: due to COVID-19, B.C. Vaccine Cards and/or masks may be required for entry to certain in-person events. Some events may also be cancelled because of the pandemic, so online confirmation is recommended.

      FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: as part of Italian Film Week, screening of director Emma Dante's The Macaluso Sisters at Vancity Theatre.

      FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: Saturday is the last day to see Imagine Picasso, an immersive exhibition featuring massive projections of the pioneering Spanish artist's work, at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: an expansive solo show of the works of Steven Shearer is on display at North Vancouver's Polygon Gallery until Feb. 13, 2022.

      The Boarder X exhibition continues at the Museum of Vancouver.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: in collaboration with the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Museum of Vancouver is presenting the traveling exhibition Boarder X until October 2022.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: at Canyon Lights the world-famous Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is lit end-to-end with a multi-coloured light display until January 23.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the Robson Square Ice Rink offers free skating in the heart of downtown Vancouver, with skate rentals and sharpening available.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAYCanoe Cultures :: Ho’-ku-melh at the Vancouver Maritime Museum features the work of 20 Indigenous artists and carvers alongside historical images and information that tells the story of the resilience and strength of Indigenous peoples through the war canoe and all it represents. Curated by Indigenous artist and cultural historian Roxanne Charles, the exhibition runs until July 3, 2022.

      Connie Sabo's information + impression is on display at the Pendulum Gallery.
      Connie Sabo

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Connie Sabo's information + impression, a sculptural installation created from newspapers that have been twisted into suspended netting and shaped into circular forms, runs until February 4 at Pendulum Gallery.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAYMichelangelo's Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition--which offers a close-up look at Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece--shows at the Vancouver Convention Centre East Building until January 23.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Outsiders and Others presents Nature Calls, a solo exhibition of oil paintings by Vancouver-based artist Ray Ophoff, on display until January 30.

      Sho Sho Esquiro's work can be seen at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAYSho Sho Esquiro: Doctrine of Discovery is a solo exhibition by designer, artist, and activist Sho Sho Esquiro that showcases meticulously crafted couture gowns, textiles, paintings, and photographs to celebrate the beauty and resilience of First Nations communities. The exhibition runs at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art until June 5, 2022.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAYGROWING FREEDOM: The instructions of Yoko Ono/The art of John and Yoko runs at the Vancouver Art Gallery until May 1, 2022. The exhibition is divided into two parts, the first of which delves into Ono’s artistic process, reflecting her radical and unconventional approach, and the second highlighting Ono and her deceased husband John Lennon’s collaborative art projects aimed at promoting peace.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAYSankofa: African Routes, Canadian Roots, an exhibition that explores the relationships between traditional and contemporary African art and Black Canadian contemporary art, runs until March 27, 2022 at the MOA.

      The red-hot Canucks take on the Ottawa Senators.
      Vancouver Canucks

      SATURDAY: the high-flying Vancouver Canucks take on the Ottawa Senators in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena. POSTPONED.

      SATURDAY: Canadian trumpet ace Jens Lindemann joins the Vancouver Symphony in a program of music by Haydn and Mozart at Surrey's Bell Performing Arts Centre.

      SATURDAY: alma matters productions presents a live stage reading of Love at 752, a new play inspired by the attack on flight PS752, at Kay Meek Centre.

      Comedian Andrea Jin takes part in the VanCity Comedy Extravaganza Vol. 3 at the Vogue.

      SATURDAY: Dino Archie presents VanCity Comedy Extravaganza Vol. 3, featuring performances by Dave Merheje, Ivan Decker, Sophie Buddle, Hassan Phills, and Andrea Jin, at the Vogue Theatre.

      SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: screening at the Cinematheque of Jean-Marc Vallée’s colourful 2005 coming-of-age/coming-out tale, C.R.A.Z.Y.

      SUNDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of Nicolas Roeg's 1976 sci-fi film The Man Who Fell to Earth, starring David Bowie as a humanoid alien on a mission to get water for his dying planet.

      Canadian trumpet great Jens Lindemann joins the Vancouver Symphony at Chan Centre.

      SUNDAY: Canadian trumpet ace Jens Lindemann joins the Vancouver Symphony in a program of music by Haydn and Mozart at the Chan Centre.