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10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, January 27

Daniel Chai Jan 26, 2018 8:00 pm 2,125

The last Saturday of January is here so don’t let it slip away! From Petunia and the Vipers to Vancouver Stealth, here are 10 things to do today, January 27.

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

A Celebration of Robbie Burns

  • What: Place des Arts’ annual celebration of Scotland’s National Bard, Robbie Burns. Fiddler and faculty member Rosie Carver with Celtic band Blackthorn and a special guest piper feature the musical traditions of Scotland with a special focus on Burns’ songs and poems
  • When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Place des Arts – 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online, $16-$41

Stone Sour and Halestorm

  • What: American heavy metal band Stone Sour and country music group Halestorm are coming to Metro Vancouver with special guests The Dead Deads.
  • When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Abbotsford Centre – 33800 King Road, Abbotsford
  • Tickets: $39.50, $59.50, $69.50 (including GST and service charges) – Tickets available via Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000 and via Ticketmaster

Moonlight Ski Down

  • What: Enjoy a winter tradition in Manning Park’s true Alpine wilderness. Experience Nordic skiing in the magic of winter after dark with Manning Park Resort’s Moonlight Ski Down.
  • When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Where:  Manning Park Resort – 7500 BC-3, Manning Park
  • Tickets: $15 per person, includes classic cross country ski rentals, an evening trail pass, shuttle ride, and safety patrol. Prices adjusted if you bring your own skis.

Hollywood Harv

  • What: A night of hilarious stand-up comedy with Hollywood Harv. It’s Harv’s first theatre show in his hometown of Richmond and he’ll be bringing new material and special guests to the River Rock.
  • When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7 pm
  • Where: River Rock Casino Resort – 8811 River Road, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $35-$45


  • What: Wallows are the LA-based trio of Cole Preston, Braeden Lemasters, and Dylan Minnette. The band released their debut single, Pleaser, in April 2017 and quickly amassed more than 3 million streams on Spotify. The song was followed with the release of singles Sun Tan and Uncomfortable, along with a series of sold-out shows.
  • When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $21.50

Speaking With Spirits – A Writing Workshop

  • What: In Speaking with Spirits, participants will look to ancestors, plants and the land for guidance and inspiration. Workshop participants will be offered collaborative and multidisciplinary writing exercises to reflect upon the stories they carry with them each day, ones that have come before them, and those still to come. Led by Jeff Tanaka. 
  • When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 4 pm
  • Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre, Tatami Room – 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online, By Donation

Petunia and the Vipers

  • What: Petunia began his illustrious career by busking his way through Canada and the NYC subways, playing over 150 shows a year to enthralled audiences stumbling on the next best musical gem. Since then, he has racked up the achievements with several celebrated solo releases and frequent tours spanning continents.
  • When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7:30 pm
  • Where: Ocean Park Hall, 1577-128 Street, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $20

Flea Market

  • What: ​More than 50 tables of pre-loved items are on display to comb through. Clean out your cupboards or find yourself a great bargain.
  • When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Time: 9:30 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Confederation Community Centre – 4585 Albert Street, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free for buyers

Good Lovelies with special guest Desirée Dawson

  • What: Over the course of their decade-plus career, Juno-winners the Good Lovelies — Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough, and Sue Passmore — have covered plenty of stylistic ground, adding tinges of pop, roots, jazz, and even hip-hop to their country folk core. Special guest and CBC Searchlight winner, Desirée Dawson kicks off the concert with her ukulele, soulful tunes, and powerful voice.
  • When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $29-$49

Vancouver Stealth vs Georgia Storm

  • What: Vancouver Stealth take on the Georgia Storm in National Lacrosse League action at the Langley Events Centre.
  • When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
  • Tickets: Online

Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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