5 things to do in Vancouver today: Friday, January 20

Jan 19 2017, 8:52 pm

Congrats, you have made it to the end of the week! Get out there and treat yourself to the Friday you deserve.

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

Dine Out Vancouver

L’Abattoir (Amy Ho/Courtesy L’Abattoir)

  • What: This annual festival is back with a full 17-day schedule of delicious events and unique culinary experiences for diners. Activities include brunch crawls, cocktail masterclasses, wine debates, guest chef dinners, and street food markets.
  • Where: All around Vancouver
  • When: Friday, January 20 to Sunday, February 5
  • Tickets: Individual event ticket details and prices here

Steel Panther

  • What: American parody rock/glam metal band Steel Panther are playing a pair of shows in Vancouver, supported by The Wild! Known for their profane lyrics, as well as their exaggerated on-stage personae, it’s sure to be a night to remember.
  • Where: The Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21. Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9 pm.
  • Tickets: $35, available at Ticketmaster

Matt Sesow: Inauguration Day

  • What: Gallery1515 is hosting an Inauguration Day Open House featuring new paintings by Washington DC based artist Matt Sesow. Join them on this “intense and historical” day to take in some thought-provoking art and reflect on the world.
  • Where: Gallery 1515 – 1515 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, January 20, from 7 to 9 pm
  • Register: At Eventbrite, totally free

We Know Nothing About Art 

  • What: Do you love art? Does art confuse you? Have you ever though that art historians could just be making everything up on the spot? Join comedian Abdul Aziz and his friends as they do their best to make sense of the world’s most treasured works of art, with little to no formal training in the field.
  • Where: Hot Art Wet City – 2206 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, January 20, from 7:30 PM
  • Register: At Eventbrite, $7

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (Zoran Jelenic)

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (Zoran Jelenic)

  • What: These male ballerinas are back to reinterpret ballet classics with great irrelevance. Get ready for saucy and fabulous versions of Swan Lake, La Esmeralda, and Don Quixote like you’ve never seen them before.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21
  • Tickets: At Tickets Tonight, $29-$129
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