10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, January 12

Jan 9 2019, 12:58 am

Fire up your weekend with these 10 great Vancouver events on Saturday, January 12. Check out Bowie Ball, Gluten Free Expo, and more!

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

Bowie Ball 2019

David Bowie

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What: An annual celebration of the music, art, theatre, fashion and philosophy of the late great David Bowie by a collection of Vancouver musicians for the benefit of The Canadian Cancer Society. Featuring performances by Cass King and the Next Right Thing, The Judys, Pointed Sticks and more.

When: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm
Where: Rickshaw Theatre – 254 E. Hastings Street Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $15

Vancouver Giants vs Kamloops Blazers

What: Vancouver Giants face off with the Kamloops Blazers in WHL action at Langley Events Centre.

When: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
Tickets: Online

Herring Sale for Autism

What: To kick off fundraising in 2019, Autism Community Training is hosting a Herring for Autism Sale, sponsored by Oceanside Fisheries. Last year over 6,000 pounds of herring was sold.

When: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Where: 7th Avenue Wharf – 3080 Moncton Street, Richmond
Admission: Free. Each 20lb (9kg) bag is $20 with all proceeds going to ACT – Autism Community Training, a registered charity.

Nature Work Parties

What: Get your hands dirty removing invasive plants with friends and family and join others in caring for Surrey’s unique urban forest. Everyone is welcome to participate – no experience is required. Tools, training, and light refreshments are provided. These events are drop-in, rain or shine (events may be cancelled in high winds or extreme weather conditions). Stay comfortable by wearing appropriate clothing for winter activities.

When: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Hazelnut Meadows Community Park – 14069 68 Ave, Surrey
Price: Free

Artist Tour: Origo Club Gallery

What: Richmond Art Gallery Association in partnership with Origo Club invites everyone to tour the new gallery and its current exhibition. The event is also an opportunity to connect the Origo Club Art Gallery with the local arts community.

When: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 11 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Origo Club – 6888 River Road #110, Richmond
Tickets: Online, Free

Meet Me at the Barre

What: Reach your new fitness goals in 2019 while sipping on your favourite Steamworks brew. Join Steamworks Burnaby for an hour-long Barre class with Fitness with Jill founder Jill Nadon. Ticket price includes the drop-in fee and one beer flight.

When: Sunday, January 12, 2019
Time: 10:30 to 11:30 am
Where: Steamworks Brewing – 3845 William Street, Burnaby
Tickets: Online, $20

Gluten Free Expo

What: Discover, shop and sample hundreds of gluten-free products while learning from leading experts at Canada’s largest gluten-free event.

When: Saturday, January 12 to Sunday, January 13, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre East – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Battlefield Fight League – BFL59

What: Battlefield Fight League will return to the Hardrock Casino for BFL59. The card will be headlined by Battlefield Fight League Bantamweight world champion Cole Smith versus #7 Canadian Bantamweight Ty Wilson.

When: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Hard Rock Casino Vancouver – 2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Warriors vs Saskatchewan Rush

What: Vancouver Warriors take on the Saskatchewan Rush in NLL action at Rogers Arena.

When: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Weathered Beer Celebration

Enjoy this celebration of imperial stouts, barleywines, extreme hops, and fancy sours. A ticket to this beer tasting includes the beers you wish to sample plus a custom taster glass. Session 1 is from 1 to 5 pm and session 2 is from 7 to 11 pm. The Beer and Brewery List is subject to change.

When: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: session 1 from 1 to 5 pm, session 2 from 7 to 11 pm
Where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
Price: $100; buy online

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