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10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, January 6

Daniel Chai Jan 05, 2018 8:00 pm 705

Want to make the most of your Saturday? We’ve got you covered. From Vancouver Stealth to Bowie Ball, there are plenty of things to do in Vancouver this Saturday, January 6.

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

Bowie Ball 2018

  • What: The third annual celebration of the life and music of David Bowie for the benefit of the Canadian Cancer Society. Featuring more than 20 local bands and solo artists, with prizes for best costume. There will also be face-painting and random acts of creativity and connection.
  • When: Saturday, January 6, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Rickshaw Theatre – 254 East Hastings Street, Vancouver,
  • Tickets: Online, $15

Vancouver Lipont Art Centre presents Unlocking The Code

  • What: Retrospective exhibition of Joseph Synn Kune Loh. Loh is a visual artist, a published poet, a design consultant, and international speaker on the evolution of consciousness. His career spans from the ’70s to present, and across Hong Kong, China, the US and Canada.
  • When: Saturday, January 6 to Sunday, February 4, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Lipont Art Centre – 4211 No. 3 Road, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Nature Story Time

  • What: Join Surrey Nature Centre by the cozy fire for nature story time. Stories will change each day.
  • When: Now to Saturday, January 6, 2018
  • Time: 10:30 am and 1:30 pm daily
  • Where: Surrey Nature Centre – 14225 Green Timbers Way, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Vancouver Stealth vs Toronto Rock

  • What: Vancouver Stealth take on the Toronto Rock at the Langley Events Centre.
  • When: Saturday, January 6, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
  • Tickets: Online

Swollen Members

  • What: Over the course of their long career, Swollen Members has managed to develop some of the most electrifying hip-hop chemistry. From the release of their debut album Balance in 1999, Swollen Members captivated the underground hip-hop world with live shows that took the raw explosive energy of rock music and powered it with the group’s jaw dropping lyrical abilities. The group’s universal appeal caught the attention of both underground and mainstream audiences, while earning accolades, as well as Juno Awards and Video awards.
  • When: Thursday, January 6, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7 pm
  • Where: Fortune Sound Club – 147 East Pender Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20-$40

New West Farmers’ Market

  • What: This Winter Farmers Market in New Westminster features fresh farm produce, plants, quality crafts from local artists and artisans, gourmet prepared foods, community information, live entertainment, and more.
  • When: Every second Saturday until April 21, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Belmont Street, New Westminster
  • Admission: Free

Eric Samuels – Mind Games

  • What: Eric Samuels is The Mentalist. Using a deft combination of psychology, suggestion and stagecraft, Samuels goes where other people can’t: inside your mind.
  • When: Saturday, January 6, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Coast Capital Playhouse – 1532 Johnston Rd, White Rock
  • Tickets: Online, $30

Walk Richmond – Minoru Park/Resolution Walk

  • What: Start the New Year off on the right foot by discovering Minoru Park, the green heart of Richmond’s city centre. This walk begins and ends on the Clement Track before making its way into the Minoru Lakes area to the north.
  • When: Saturday, January 6, 2018
  • Time: 10 to 11 am
  • Meeting Spot: In front of the Grand Stand on Minoru Track – 7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Freedom MUZIK!

  • What: Freedom Muzik is an evening that invites musicans from Vancouver’s most innovative community to create together in a platform that spawns new ensembles.
  • When: Saturday, January 6, 2018
  • Time: 9:45 pm
  • Where: China Cloud – 524 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: $10-$20 suggested

Vancouver Aquarium Scavenger Hunt

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Atlantic spiny lumpsucker (Vancouver Aquarium)

  • What: Take part in a self-guided scavenger hunt and enter to win one of three Behind-The-Scenes tours at Vancouver Aquarium. Staff have rounded up their favourite animals to create a scavenger hunt that’s fun and engaging for all ages. The Aquarium is open 365 days a year, including statutory holidays. So you can visit on Christmas morning if you want to.
  • When: Now to Sunday, January 7, 2018
  • Time: 9:30 am to 6 pm
  • Where: 845 Avison Way, Stanley Park
  • Tickets: $39 for adults, $30 for students and seniors, $22 for children –  Tickets available online

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

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