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10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, January 20

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Daniel Chai Jan 19, 2018 8:00 pm 1,543

Saturday is here and we’re ready for action! From the Hot Chocolate Festival to March On, Vancouver! 2018, here are 10 things to do today, January 20.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

March On, Vancouver! 2018

  • What: One year after tens of thousands of people took to Vancouver’s streets to support the huge Women’s March in Washington DC, the resistance is back. March On, Vancouver! will kick off at Jack Poole Plaza on Saturday, January 20, and everyone is invited to come stand up against inequality once again. The event is being organized by two of last year’s march organizers and other grassroots groups, in collaboration with the national Women’s March group.
  • When: Saturday, January 20, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 1 pm
  • Where: Meet at Jack Poole Plaza – 1085 Canada Place, Vancouver at 10 am
  • Info: On Facebook, free to attend

Club PuSh

  • What: The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival hosts its less-formal, night-time weekend series, Club PuSh, at two venues in 2018. Spend an evening alongside artists and art-lovers while taking in your choice of eight shows ranging from the hip and queer, to the radical and riotous.
  • When: Saturday, January 20 to Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: The Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver; Anvil Centre – 777 Columbia St, New Westminster
  • Tickets: Online

Tyler Morrison

  • What: Tyler Morrison has appeared on CBC’s hit show The Debaters, Robert Kelly’s You Know What Dude, and The Ron Jeremy Celebrity Roast where he received a standing ovation. Also featuring Chris Griffin and MC Chris Gaskin.
  • When: Saturday, January 20. 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Yuk Yuk’s Abbotsford – 2509 Pauline St, Abbotsford
  • Tickets: Online, $19.05 plus tax

Conifer Walk

  • What: ​​​Get to know your tall green neighbours – the common conifers in the temperate rainforest.
  • When: Saturday, January 20, 2018
  • Time: 10 to 2 pm
  • Where: Capilano River Regional Park
  • Register: Online, $8 per adults, $4.25 per adult 65+

Magic with Woody Aragon

  • What: Woody Aragon has worked in the best specialized magic theatres and festivals around the world, has appeared on TV in the US and Spain, and is a North American and European International Federation of Magic Societies championship winner.
  • When: Saturday, January 20, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
  • Where: Inlet Theatre – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
  • Tickets: Online, $25

Coast Salish Stories and Beading Demo

  • What: First Nations educator Kwantlen Elder Helen Carr presents Coast Salish stories and a beading demo at Deer Lake Gallery. Experience and learn about the local Coast Salish culture and history through activities and presentation.
  • When: Saturday, January 20, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 2 pm
  • Where: Deer Lake Gallery – 6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online, $20

Sledge Hockey – Try It Day

  • What: Try to shoot the puck, move your sled and play games with experienced coaches and staff. All equipment is provided, and participants (ages six and older) will also get the chance to learn about adapted sport programs and services provided by the City of Surrey.
  • When: Saturday, January 20, 2018
  • Time: 4:15 to 6:15 pm
  • Where: Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex Arena – Rink #1 – 16555 Fraser Highway, Surrey
  • Register: Online, Free

Cedric Gervais 

  • What: Grammy Award-winner Cedric Gervais returns to Celebrities for #CelebsPlayhouse.
  • When: Saturday, January 20, 2018
  • Time: 10 pm
  • Where: Celebrities – 1022 Davie Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $30

Curator’s Talk and Opening Reception

  • What: Celebrate the opening of Surrey Art Gallery’s two winter exhibits. Many Visions, Many Versions features the work of 24 contemporary artists from four major indigenous artistic traditions in India: the Gond and Warli communities of Central India, the Mithila region of Bihar, and the narrative scroll painters of West Bengal. Throughout the lobby, enjoy the traditional and contemporary quilts with Canadian themes in the quilting exhibit Canada, eh! by Fraser Valley Quilters’ Guild.
  • When: Saturday, January 20, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 to 9 pm
  • Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Hot Chocolate Festival

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  • What: Back for another year, chocoholics will love this cocoa-fuelled festival, which features an unbelievable array of exotic and specialty hot chocolates. You have 22 days to try all 35 of the participating ‘chocstars’ at this year’s fest, all of which are local purveyors.
  • Where: Multiple venues around Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, January 20 to Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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Daniel Chai
Daniel Chai is a writer and actor based in Vancouver, BC.
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