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10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, January 21

Daniel Chai Jan 20, 2018 8:00 pm 1,140

Looking for a fun event to make your Sunday complete? Here are 10 things to do around Vancouver today, January 21. K.Flay, Vancouver Human Library, and more.

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

Whistler Pride and Ski Festival 2018

  • What: The 26th annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival features a wide variety of events taking place around the mountain each day. The festival will also feature a live performance from Margaret Cho, who was named one of the top 50 Stand-up comics of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine. Special guest DJs will also take the stage during the week-long event, including DJs Rafael Calvente from Brazil, as well as DJ GSP from Greece.
  • When: Sunday, January 21 to Sunday, January 28, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Various locations around Whistler Village, as well as on Whistler and Blackcomb mountain.
  • Tickets: Available at

Nest Box Program

  • What: ​​Help service more than 200 nest boxes that provide homes for wood ducks, flying squirrels, swallows and chickadees. Presented by Burnaby Lake Park Association.
  • When: ​Sunday, January 21, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 1 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park
  • Admission: Free

Throwdown International TheatreSports Festival

  • What: Vancouver TheatreSports rocks the laughs with its annual improv celebration, Throwdown International TheatreSports Festival. Throwdown welcomes TheatreSports teams from around the world for head-to-head matches with each other and local teams comprised of VTSL’s top improvisers.
  • When: Now to Sunday, January 21, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Easy Moroccan Vegetarian Dinner

  • What: If your resolutions are to eat less meat and learn something exotic, this is the class for you. Enjoy a three-course meal demonstration, get samples, and take home recipes.
  • When: Sunday, January 21, 2018
  • Time: 2 to 4​ pm
  • Where: Trout Lake Community Center – 3350 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $57.14; buy via Trout Lake CC

Lights at Lafarge Winter Lights Display

  • What: More than 100,000 twinkling lights is illuminating Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam this holiday season, in a magical outdoor display for visitors of all ages. The Lights at Lafarge Winter Lights Display is one of the largest free outdoor light events in the Lower Mainland, and this year’s spectacle is bigger and brighter than ever before. The display wraps its way entirely around Lafarge Lake, leading visitors on a 1.2-km loop through 10 themed zones. There are also roving performers, hot chocolate, festive choirs, and even a holiday fair.
  • When: Now to Sunday, January 21, 2018
  • Time: Dusk to 11 pm
  • Where: Town Centre Park – 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

StreetArts Community Banner Painting Sessions

  • What: Local artists and Port Moody residents paint colourful community-designed banners that line major streets come springtime. Come see the artists painting their banners.
  • When: Sunday, January 21, 2018; banners on display in the Galleria from Monday,  January 22 to Wednesday, January 31.
  • Time: 11:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Where: Galleria – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
  • Admission: Free

Italian Hot Chocolate and Cookies Workshop

  • What: This workshop will cover how to make Italian hot chocolate as well as cookies that are traditionally paired with it. Participants will get a taste of classic Italian hot chocolate and learn a few new ways to spice it up, as well as learn how to make cookies from scratch using a traditional Italian recipe.
  • When: Sunday, January 21, 2018
  • Times: 2 to 4 pm
  • Where: Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre – 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $35; buy online


  • What: Since making her debut in 2010, LA-based alt-pop/hip-hop artist K.Flay has spun fearlessly detailed lyrics that show the bright and dark of the world in her head. For her second full-length album Every Where Is Some Where, K.Flay pushed deeper into introspection, while adding an element of political commentary.
  • When: Sunday, January 21, 2018
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: The Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $29.50

Christmas in January

  • What: Vancouver Community College (VCC) and The Salvation Army will be giving a gift to their neighbours in the Downtown Eastside – a Christmas lunch with all the fixings. Taking place at the The Salvation Army Harbour Light, more than 70 volunteers from VCC and the community will prepare and serve more than turkeys, hundreds of pounds of vegetables, along with gallons of coffee.
  • When: Sunday, January 21, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 1 pm
  • Where: The Salvation Army Harbour Light – 119 East Cordova Street
  • Admission: Free

2018 Vancouver Human Library

  • What: The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. A place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered. It’s a candid 20-minute one-on-one conversation that will open your eyes to the diversity of lived experience. Human books are available on a first-come, first-served basis during event hours. Produced by Zee Zee Theatre, presented with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and hosted by the Vancouver Public Library.
  • When: All weekend days from Saturday, January 20 to Sunday February 4, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 4 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch – 350 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

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

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