10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, January 6

Jan 10 2018, 7:28 am

Another winter Saturday full of great events in Vancouver! From Lift Cannabis Expo to It’s My Wedding Bridal Fair, here are 10 fun things to do today, January 13.

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

Gluten Free Expo 2018


  • What: This annual convention brings everything gluten free together for two days of learning, cooking, sampling, and buying with some amazing discounts. There will be more than 500 products to try – everything from beer and pizza to breads and perogies. And many of these products aren’t just gluten-free, a ton are also allergen-free, dairy-free, low-FODMAP, and diabetic-friendly.
  • When: Saturday, January 13 to Sunday, January 14, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 6 pm (Saturday), 10 am to 4 pm (Sunday)
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre East – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $12-$50

R3HAB & Skytech

  • What: R3hab and Skytech spin at the Harbour Event Centre for an epic night out.
  • When: Saturday, January 13, 2018
  • Time: Doors 10 pm
  • Where: Harbour Event Centre – 750 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $35.72

Gamelan Music Field Trip

  • What: Visit artist George Rahi in his studio in Vancouver to see how he creates gamelan musical instruments out of recycled materials and make some music in the group jam session. No previous music or art skills required.
  • When: Saturday, January 13, 2018
  • Time: 9:30 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre – 13458 107a Ave, Surrey
  • Register: Contact Edward Westerhuis at [email protected] or by phone at 604-591-4194. Free.

Where Can We Take You? featuring Stars

  • What: Aura Cannabis is hosting a free event called Where Can We Take You? featuring Stars. RSVP via Do604.com to enter the draw for tickets; if you win, you can bring a friend along with you, and you’ll also get 15% off your next purchase of $75 or more in-store at Aura Cannabis.
  • When: Saturday, January 13, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Venue Nightclub – 881 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Free – RSVP via Do604.com

Vancouver Giants versus Kelowna Rockets

  • What: Vancouver Giants face off with the Kelowna Rockets in WHL action at Langley Events Centre.
  • When: Saturday, January 13, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
  • Tickets: Online

nwHacks 2018

  • What: This event is set to bring together more than 600 of the brightest minds in the Pacific Northwest to make things, break them, and then make them better and cooler. Attendees will need to bring an open mind and a desire to learn at the event, where they’ll be building awesome projects in just 24 hours.
  • When: Saturday, January 13 to Sunday, January 14, 2018
  • Where: Life Sciences Building, UBC – 2329 West Mall, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free– Register via nwHacks

It’s My Wedding Bridal Fair 2017

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Monte Durham is the Fashion Director on TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta (Monte Durham)

  • What: Find everything you need to plan your dream wedding at It’s My Wedding Bridal Fair. There’ll be a wide range of vendors like florists, photographers, caterers, limousine companies, masterpiece cake creators, and much more. And to make it better, you can even book an appointment with celebrity Monte Durham from TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta in the Everything But The Groom bridal boutique.
  • When: Saturday, January 13 to Sunday, January 14, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Tradex – Trade & Exhibition Centre – 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford
  • Tickets: Via Eventbrite, $20-$22

Instrument Mini Petting Zoo

  • What: Play, touch and feel a variety of provided instruments, plus enjoy mini performances throughout the morning. This event is suitable for families with toddlers and children, ages one year old and up.
  • When: Saturday, January 13, 2018
  • Time: 10 to 11:30 am
  • Where: City Centre Community Centre – 5900 Minoru Boulevard, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Lift Cannabis Expo 2018

  • What: Almost 200 exhibitors from across North America and Europe will be showcasing everything from growing accessories to vape essentials, the latest cannabis innovations to live cooking demos and so much more. Cannabis thought leaders will be speaking on the main stage, and there will even be a career fair if you’re interested in working in the industry.
  • When: Saturday, January 13 to Sunday, January 14, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 6 pm (Saturday), 11 am to 5 pm (Sunday)
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, Exhibit Hall A – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $20 regular price, $15 for Lift members  – Tickets available via Lift’s ticketing site
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