7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, January 28

Jan 25 2019, 12:18 am

Make your Monday a great one! Pack your schedule with these seven events in Vancouver on Monday, January 28. Loop, Lull, Vancouver Youth Slam, and more.

For more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.

Lights on the Lake at Harrison Hot Springs

Harrison Hot Springs

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What: A Sasquatch-themed festival that hopes to share some of Harrison’s favourite ways to spend time outdoors. Light displays on the Harrison Lakefront will showcase the mythical creature hiking, biking, paddling, skiing, fishing, camping, and windsurfing. The celebration will also include a Christmas tree trail, Whoville-themed village, and cabin-style New Year’s celebration.

When: Now to Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Harrison Hot Springs
Admission: Free

15th Anniversary: PuSh International Performing Arts Festival 2019

What: The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is Vancouver’s signature mid-winter cultural event. The PuSh Festival presents audiences with groundbreaking, contemporary works of theatre, dance, music, and multimedia, by acclaimed local, national, and international artists. This year’s PuSh Festival will showcase 26 works from 24 companies from 13 countries – including six world premieres.

When: Now to February 3, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Tickets: Online

Flower Market at Yaohan Centre

What: Visit to the Yaohan Centre Flower Market during this time of the year is a great way to get into the spirit of Chinese New Year. The market is the perfect place to soak up in the joy of the festivities and pick up a few items to decorate the house.

When: Now to Monday, February 4, 2019
Time: 11 am to 7
Where: Yaohan Centre – 3700 No. 3 Rd #2220, Richmond
Admission: Free

Shred for the Cause at Mt. Seymour



What: For the 2019 season, women can ski and snowboard at Mt Seymour for $15, with $7.50 from every lift ticket going to The Bloom Group. Men are welcome to come out and enjoy the evening as well, with lift tickets for men from 5 to 10 pm for $35. The Bloom Group have been providing social services in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside for over 50 years, including low-barrier shelters for women and children. Drinks and food specials are being served in the Rock Chute from 5 pm onwards with trivia and games for prizes and giveaways at 8 pm.

When: Every Monday until March 25, 2019
Times: 5 to 10 pm
Where: Mt Seymour – 1700 Mount Seymour Road, North Vancouver
Tickets: Women $15, Men $35. Tickets will be sold out of the ticket booths at the Season Pass & Ticket Office. Ticket and rental packages will be sold in the Alpine Activity Centre.

Loop, Lull

What: In this performance by Company 605, all is laid bare for the spectator: the audience witnessing a process without an endpoint, sharing the space and energy with the performers. This sense of transparency and community is essential to the meaning of Loop, Lull, which hides behind no narrative except bodies and movement in constant negotiation. It’s about people coping with change together, and all the beauty, vulnerability and risk that entails. Part of PuSh Festival.

When: Monday January 28 and Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
Where: Scotiabank Dance Centre – 677 Davie Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

A Panel Discussion on Housing in Vancouver

What: This panel discussion, hosted by the Outreach Committee of UBC’s Green College, will bring together a varied array of community members with first-hand experience working to resolve Vancouver’s housing situation.

When: Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: 5 to 6:30 pm
Where: Coach House, Green College, UBC – 6201 Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver
Admission: Free, though funds are being raised for Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre

Vancouver Youth Slam featuring Brandon Wint

What: Brandon Wint is a two-time national champion slam poet, a nationally published writer, as well as arts-educator and curator of artistic events. Youth Slam sign-up is restricted to artists aged 13 to 20, and includes up to 3 spaces for the open mic and up to 8 spaces for the slam. Poets on the open mic are asked to limit themselves to 1 poem/song or a 4-minute performance.

When: Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 7 pm
Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Admission: $4 for Youth 18 or under, $6-$10 sliding scale. No one turned away for lack of funds.

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