25 things to do in Vancouver this weekend, January 21 to 23

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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: screening at the Rio Theatre of John Carpenter's 1982 horror masterpiece, The Thing, starring Kurt Russell and the acclaimed makeup-FX of Rob Bottin.

      FRIDAY: local alt-pop singer-songwriter FKA Rayne performs as part of the Lulu Island Winery Live Music Series.

      FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: screenings at the Cinematheque of South Korean director Kim Ki-young's Hitchcockian 1960 shocker The Housemaid.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Jan Wade: Soul Power, running to March 13 at the Vancouver Art Gallery, brings together the artist’s diverse body of work alongside new pieces made specifically for the exhibition.

      The rare First Folio of William Shakespeare's collected plays is on view at the VAG.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the extremely rare First Folio of William Shakespeare's collected plays, published in 1623, is on view at the Vancouver Art Gallery until March 20.

      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.

      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.

      VSO principal flutist Christie Reside is featured in three performances at the Orpheum Theatre.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAYOtto Tausk conducts the Vancouver Symphony in a program that features VSO principal flutist Christie Reside in Swiss composer Frank Martin’s haunting Ballade.

      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.

      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--held over at the Vancouver Convention Centre East Building until February 20.

      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.

      The PuSh International Festival of Performing Arts runs until February 6.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the PuSh International Festival of Performing Arts runs to February 6, featuring theatre, dance, multimedia, and music performances at various Vancouver venues.

      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.

      FRIDAY AND SUNDAY: screenings at the Vancity Theatre of director Pablo Larraín's 2021 biopic Spencer, starring Kristen Stewart at Princess Diana.

      Chilliwack plays New Westminster's Massey Theatre on Saturday.

      SATURDAY: B.C. rockers Chilliwack, featuring singer-guitarist Bill Henderson, play New Westminster's Massey Theatre.

      SATURDAY: Kraken Comedy's Showcase Showdown at Lanalou's features eight local comedians competing for prizes, cash, and bragging rights.

      SATURDAY: Broadcasts from Here is an exhibition by multidisciplinary artists Lex Brown and Geo Wyeth running until April 16 at the Western Front.

      SATURDAY: live big-screen broadcast at the Rio Theatre of the UFC heavyweight championship bout between current champion Francis Ngannou and interim champion Ciryl Gane.

      The Snowed In Comedy Tour lands at the Vancouver Playhouse on Saturday.

      SUNDAY: the Snowed in Comedy Tour features standup by Debra DiGiovanni, Dan Quinn, Pete Zedlacher, and Paul Myrehaug at the Vogue Theatre.

      SUNDAY: screening at the Cinematheque of Ratcatcher, Lynne Ramsay's lyrical portrait of growing up poor and haunting meditation on trauma.