10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, January 7

Jan 6 2017, 7:10 pm

Want to make the most of your Saturday? We’ve got you covered.

From hip hop dance class to David Bowie, there are plenty of things to do in Vancouver this Saturday, January 7.

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

Break it down at Sam’s Dance Free Open House-Hip Hop & Hustle 

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  • What: Learn how to pop, lock, and drop at this free dance hip hop open house.
  • Where: Carousel Theatre -1411 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, January 7, from 7 to 10 pm
  • Cost: Free to register on Eventbrite

Get soulful at Pops: Ellis Hall Soul Unlimited

  • What: John Morris Russell conducts vocalist-pianist Ellis Hall, the Ellis Hall Singers, and the VSO in a program of classics by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, Earth, Wind & Fire, Otis Redding, and Ray Charles.
  • Where: The Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe Street
  • When:  Saturday, January 7, at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Available online

Feelin funny? Check out National Anthem

National Anthem

Image: National Anthem

  • What: National Anthem is an improv and sketch comedy group that have performed at the 17th Annual Del Close Marathon, the Vancouver International Improv Festival and the Vancouver Sketch Comedy Festival. The Cagematch Champions return to the Toast Collective to launch a monthly show.
  • Where: Toast Collective – 648 Kingsway, Vancouver
  • When: January 7 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $5 at the door

Catch more laughs at Phantom Signal

Phantom Signal

Image: Daniel Chai

  • What: Phantom Signal presents heart-pounding, senses-shattering, full-on screaming meemie-inducing tales of horror, madness and general malaise. New radio play extravaganza every month.
  • Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: January 7 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $10 at the door

Get your healthy start at Nat Bailey Stadium Farmers Market

  • What: Find local produce, meat, seafood, artisan cheese, bread, herbs, baked goods, artisanal crafts, and more.
  • Where: Nat Bailey Stadium – 4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver
  • When: Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm, January 7 to April 22

Find your zen at Qui Gong Saturdays 

  • What: Qi Gong is a gentle flowing movement class taught by master Hing Tse.
    This is a class that everyone can participate in from youngsters to seniors. Hing will show you how to move your body for greater flexibility, balance and well-being. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and flat shoes. All levels welcome.
  • Where: Vital Health Medical Clinic Kitsilano – 1855 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday mornings in January, from 9 to 10 am
  • Price: Register for free on Eventbrite

Lace up those skates at Robson Square Skating Rink

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  • What: The Robson Square Ice Rink, located in downtown Vancouver, is open all through the Christmas Holidays, including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Skating is free with your own skates, otherwise, rentals are available. The rink also features a concession stand with snacks and warm drinks.
  • Where: Robson Square – 800 Robson Square, Vancouver
  • When: The rink is open daily from 9 am to 9 pm Sunday to Thursday, and from 9 am to 11 pm Fridays and Saturdays, until February 14.

Relax your mind at Calm Rebel Meditation

  • What: Join Carolyn Anne Budgell in this meditation workshop to explore simple ways to breathe deeply and slow down the anxious mind
  • Where: 201-150 West Hasting Street, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, January 7, from 1:45 to 3:45 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $30

Remember one of the greats at Love Bowie: David Bowie Dance Party 

David Bowie in Labyrinth (Henson Associates, Lucasfilm)

David Bowie in Labyrinth (Henson Associates, Lucasfilm)

  • What: The Fox Cabaret invites you to dance at their second annual celebration of iconic musician and artist David Bowie on his birthday.
  • Where: The Fox Cabaret–2321 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, January 7, from 10:30 to 2 am
  • Tickets: On Eventbrite, $5-$10

Get spooked at Spectral Theatre’s “Late-Night Double Feature”

  • What: Feeling in the mood for two spooky tales from our dank, dark vault of horrors? Then join the intimate confines of Slickity Jim’s as part of our live studio audience, as we light up the CGRM “On Air” sign, and witness the Grimmsfield Radio Players record staged readings of original works, in the style of the radio programs of yesteryear.
  • Where: Slickity Jim’s Chat ‘n’ Chew–3475 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, January 7, from 7 to 10 pm
  • Tickets: On Eventbrite, $10
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