Occasions & Entertainment Around Town: January 19 — January 27
Searching for activities to do in and around Downtown Vancouver? We’ve got some exciting hand picked events coming up over the next few weeks.
Canyon Lights: Capilano Suspension Bridge
Event Dates:November 23 — January 28 | Different Times
Be amazed with the hundreds of thousands of lights during Capilano Suspension Bridge
Park and watch the most popular Christmas Tree on the Planet!
New Music for Old Instruments — After Bach: Christ Church Cathedral
Event Date:January 19 | 7:30pm
Repertoire: Rodney Sharman (World Première) — Douglas Finch (Chorale-Threnody) —
Jocelyn Morlock (Revenant) — Alexander Weimann/Bramwell Tovey (Improvisations) — György Ligeti(Passacaglia Ungherese) — Bach (Brandenburg Concerto No. 5) — Bramwell Tovey (World Première Commission — predicated on Brandenburg Concerto No. 5).
Shit: Firehall Arts Centre
Event Dates: January 27 — February 10 | Different times
What of the girls and girls who resist sex demarcations, who transgress the bounds and restraints of social order and anticipation? This is a job about these girls.
The Pipeline Project: Firehall Arts Centre
Event Presents:January 10 — January 20 | Different Times
Cultures battle and prejudices are confronted when three theatre artists (two First Nations and one white) collaborate to earn a play on the ongoing political battles around pipeline expansion in BC. Peak oil, first world liberty, and First Nations land claims are explored in this provocative comedy.
Flight of the Dragon (Soar Over China): Flyover Canada
Event Presents:January 18 — February 18 | 10:00am — 9:00pm
Double attribute with Fly Over Canada. During this special attribute, follow with a mythical
dragon because it soars over some of China’s most breathtaking scenery and landscapes.
Topdog/Underdog: Goldcorp Stage in BMO Theatre Centre
Event Presents:January 18 — February 11 | Different Times
African-American brothers Lincoln and Booth–birth names provided as a joke that puts up an intense competition–discuss a more seedy, one-room apartment and are looking for simple money in cards. Things are tight and just get tighter when their competition grows and their lies exceed their truths.
Intimate NMF Cabaret: Orpheum Annex
Event Date:January 21 | 4:00pm & 7:30pm
We asked some of our favourite performers to show the music that makes them
tick! This concert showcases those magnificent Canadian musicians and composers in the intimate setting of the Orpheum Annex.
Cobalt Clouds and Clear Blue Tooth: Orpheum Theatre
Event Date:January 20 | 7:30pm
Songs that reacts to the beauty and energy of the sea and the skies, such as Anna Clyne’s luxuriant Prince of Clouds, Jocelyn Morlock’s radioactive Cobalt, also John Estacio’s epic, Triton-inspired Trumpet Concerto.
Dawn to Dusk — By Aurora to Winter Sky: Orpheum Theatre
Event Date:January 22 | 7:30pm
includes the world première of Marcus Goddard’s Violin Concerto for Rachel Barton
Pine and new job by Jocelyn Morlock, Dawn to Dusk travels from the raucously avian morning of Eve de Castro-Robinson’s Aurora to Samy Moussa’s moody Nocturne and Kaija Saariaho’s hypnotic, stunning Ciel d’hiver.
Vancouver Chinese Lantern Festival: PNE Grounds
Event Dates:December 15 — January 21 | Different times
Experience Vancouver in a completely new light within this 5 week celebration of Chinese Culture featuring significant lanterns, fantastic performances and incredible food.35 light screens 14 acres of Hastings Park lighting and colors. 2 performances every night between acrobats, plate rotation, folk dance and more.
Mozart, Plus: Pyatt Hall
Event Dates:January 24 — January 28 | 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Playdates are all Jan 24, 25 and 28. 14:00 matinee is on Jan 28 — Repertoire: Mozart
(Piano Trio in G Major) — Arvo Pärt (Mozart-Adagio — from Piano Sonata in F Major K.280) — Bill Douglas (Trio for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon+) — Mozart (Quintet in E Flat Major for Piano and Winds)
L’Elisir d’Amore: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Event Presents:January 21 — January 27 | Different Times
Playing on Jan 21, 25 and 27. One of the most performed of all Donizetti’s operas — but hasn’t yet been viewed at Vancouver Opera since 1999. It is a dreamy marriage of a stirring romance and hilarious comedy with music that moves the spirit, including the much-loved aria ‘Una furtiva lagrima’
Robson Square Ice Rink: Robson Square
Event Dates:December 1 — February 28 | Different Times
This winter, renew a classic Vancouver tradition and enjoy some old-fashioned fun. Skate rentals are available at the rink.
Vancouver Canucks vs Buffalo Sabres: Rogers Arena
Event Presents: January 25 | 7:00pm
Grab a National Hockey League match and observe The Vancouver Canucks compete against the Buffalo Sabres.
Nicola Gunn — Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster: Scotiabank Dance Centre
Event Date: January 17 — January 19 | 8:00pm
Constructed for Person and Ghetto Blaster is a provocative muse on peace and conflict, moral relativism and the very function of artwork. Inspired by an incident where a girl saw a man throwing stones in a sitting duck, and then she yelled at him.
Jitters: Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
Event Date: January 25 — February 25 | Different times
Four actors, a director, a playwright, and one grand dream of Broadway-bound achievement.
Anything from a left handed lineup to a faulty wig might just make or break their new Canadian drama. Can this motley crew set aside their egos and anxieties so as to make it to the big time?
Matt Braunger: The Comedy Mix
Event Date:January 18 — January 20 | Many times
Produced in Portland, Oregon and a celebrity since childhood. Matt studied theatre in New York and improvisation at Chicago below such luminaries as Susan Messing and Del Close. Matt has SEVERAL recurring roles on NBC’s various shows.
Portrait of the Artist — From the Royal Collection: Vancouver Art Gallery
Event Date:January 28 — February 4 | Different times
A remarkable collection of more than ancient paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and
sculpture highlighting both the massive abundance of the Royal Collection and the complex and profound connection that the British monarchy has had with artists to the previous five and half decades.
7th Street Food City (Food Truck Fest): Vancouver Art Gallery
Event Date:January 23 — January 28 | Various times
Celebrating its seventh anniversary, Street Food City is your
opportunity to sample from a collection of Vancouver’s Street Food carts all in one convenient location.
Dine Out Vancouver: Different Downtown Restaurants
Event Presents:January 19 — February 4 | Different Times
Notably created 3-course foods, food-forward events, tours and cocktail classes. Our restaurant — Oceans 999 is one of the participants so make certain that you go to!
PuSh — International Performing Arts Festival: Different Places
Event Dates:January 16 — February 4 | Different times
Born over three weeks every January, the PuSh Festival presents revolutionary work
in the live performing arts.
Vancouver’s Hot Chocolate Festival: Different Places
Event Dates: January 20 — February 14 | Different Times
Heal yourself to mugs of gourmet cocoa from a number of the town’s greatest festivals.
Reserve your next escape and make the most of all Vancouver offers.