7 things to do in Vancouver today: Friday, January 19

Jan 11 2018, 7:07 pm

Friday is here and we’re ready to party! Get the fun going with our list of seven things to do today, Friday, January 19. Dine Out Vancouver, Humans, and more.

And for more things happening around town check out our events section.

Dine Out Vancouver 2018

  • What: Dine Out Vancouver is back for its 16th year, bringing with it a crowded calendar of food events, with almost 300 restaurants participating in this year’s exciting event. The popular annual fest features hundreds of restaurants, each offering multi-course dinners at $20, $30 or $40 (plus tax, gratuity and beverages).
  • When: Friday, January 19 to Sunday, February 4, 2018
  • Where: Various locations throughout the city
  • Tickets: $20, $30 or $40 (plus tax, gratuity and beverages)

Smooky MarGielaa

  • What: A$AP Rocky protégé Smooky MarGielaatakes over VENUE for an all ages show with Illy Miniachi & ACdatyoungnigga.
  • When: Friday, January 19, 2018
  • Time: Doors 6:30 pm
  • Where: VENUE – 881 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $12.50

Whooo’s Hoot Owl Prowl

  • What: ​Join naturalists on a night prowl for owls and discover why owls are such great hunters of the night.
  • When: Friday, January 19, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where:  Campbell Valley Regional Park
  • Register: Online, $8 per adult, $4.25 per child/youth/adult 65+

Drawing Vegetables

  • What: This one-day workshop explores how to draw some seasonal vegetables: squash, root veggies, winter greens, and more. Learn how to capture their natural beauty through fun exercises using live examples with different drawing techniques with pencil, pen and colour washes. Watercolour and brushes will be provided. Bring your own 11×14 multimedia sketchbook, and an HB or 2B pencil.
  • When: Friday, January 19, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $60


  • What: Humans bring their tour to the Imperial Vancouver with guests MA/AM + Sam Demoe in celebration of their newest EP The Feels.
  • When: Friday, January 19, 2018
  • Time: Doors 8 pm
  • Where: Imperial – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $18

Economic Outlook Forum Presented by National Bank

  • What: Each year the Economic Outlook Forum provides business leaders a detailed and insightful look at the year ahead by blending local, national and international perspectives.
  • When: Friday, January 19, 2018
  • Time: 7:15 am
  • Where: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, Grand Ballroom – 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $179-$358

2018 Branscombe House Artist Residency Launch

  • What: This free special launch event kicks off the third annual Branscombe House residency to welcome Richmond’s new 2018 artist-in-residence, Keely O’Brien. At the event, O’Brien will share examples from her career as a professional theatre artist and speak about some of the free community programs, activities and workshops she plans to offer this coming year.
  • When: Friday, January 19, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: City Hall – 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond
  • Admission: Free
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