7 things to do in Vancouver: Friday, January 12

Jan 8 2018, 9:02 am

Happy Friday, everyone! Get ready for fun with our list of seven things to do today, January 12. Cinema in Concert, Wolf Parade, and more.

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

Cinema in Concert

  • What: Relive the magic of the movies with live orchestral accompaniment at Cinema in Concert, featuring Beijing’s 80-member China Broadcasting Film Symphony Orchestra. Led by acclaimed conductor Pang Ka Pang, the internationally-renowned CBFSO will bring new life to soundtracks from Braveheart, Casablanca, Jurassic World, Legends of the Fall, Pirates of the Caribbean, classics from The Chinese Movie Music Collection, and more.
  • When: Friday, January 12, 2018
  • Time: Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm
  • Where: Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $23-$158

Place des Arts: January Exhibitions Opening Reception

  • What: Drop by for fine art, inspiration and a glass of wine at the opening reception for ​three new shows: Colour: A Personal ResponseLyrical Expressions, and Balance.
  • When: Friday, January 12, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Place des Arts – 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

Fused: The Epic Improv Team-up

  • What: The Radical and special guests, You, Me & Him, each perform their own solo improv showcases. Then at the end of the night, both groups will come together for a jam of epic proportions.
  • When: Friday, January 12, 2018
  • Where: The Heritage Grill – 447 Columbia Street, New Westminster
  • Tickets: Online, $8

The Tree of Wooden Clogs

  • What: Generally regarded as the masterpiece of Italian film director Ermanno Olmi, this rural epic depicts the lives of several families on a tenant farm in northern Italy in 1898, as they struggle to make ends meet. The painterly depiction of Lombardy peasant life, with its unfolding, interwoven stories is magnificent in its authenticity. Presented by Port Moody Film Society.
  • When: Friday, January 12, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Inlet Theatre – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
  • Admission: At the door, Member Admission $5, Membership $5 a year.

Above the Hospital – Midtwenties Theatre Society

  • What: Two cash-strapped millennials feature in this locally-penned play about the unique struggles of this generation. Living together in a tiny, pricey apartment above a hospital, the twenty-somethings grapple with their futures—or what’s left of life choices after rent, student loans, and the occasional avocado toast.
  • When: Friday, January 12 to Sunday, January 21, 2018
  • Time: 7pm
  • Where: Red Gate Revue Stage, Granville Island – 1601 Johnston Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Brown Paper Tickets; $20

Wolf Parade

  • What: Wolf Parade returns to Vancouver at The Commodore Ballroom with Charly Bliss and Frog Eyes.
  • When: Friday, January 12, 2018
  • Time: Doors 8 pm
  • Where: The Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Black Box with Sven Marquardt and Marcel Dettmann

  • What: The Polygon Gallery, the Goethe-Institut, and AFM INC present Black Box, an installation by German photographer and famed Berghain doorman Sven Marquardt, featuring an accompanying sound component by Marcel Dettmann.
  • When: Friday, January 12, 2018
  • Time: 8 to 11 pm
  • Where: The Polygon Gallery – 101 Carrie Cates Ct, North Vancouver
  • Admission: Free
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