10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, January 25

Jan 24 2020, 5:00 am

Happy Lunar New Year, everyone! Enjoy these 10 events around Vancouver on January 25, including LunarFest, Alexisonfire, and more.

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

River District Lunar New Year Celebration

Lunar New Year Celebration at River District Vancouver / Facebook

What: River District is hosting its second annual Lunar New Year Celebration, with traditional lion dance performances at the Town Centre starting at 11 am to bring good luck and fortune to individuals and businesses. There will be lucky red envelopes, fortune cookies, Lunar New Year-themed drinks inside Everything Wine, refreshments by Westminster Savings and more. At 1 pm the festivities will continue at the River District Neighbourhood Centre, including another lion dance and an interactive Tai Chi demonstration.

When: January 25, 2020
Time: 11 am until 12:30 pm (River District Town Centre); 1 pm until 3 pm (River District Neighbourhood Centre)
Where: River District Town Centre – Corner of Sawmill Crescent and River District Crossing; River District Neighbourhood Centre — 8683 Kerr Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Vancouver Public Library Winter Used Book Sale

What: Vancouver Public Library is holding a huge used book sale from January 23 to January 25 at VPL’s main branch at 350 West Georgia Street. The sale will also feature DVDs, CDs and other media among the offerings. All sales are final, and attendees are asked to bring their own bags to carry their new finds home in. Prices start at just 50 cents for some items, and $2 for hardcovers. Anything that remains unsold by Saturday will be half price.

When: January 25, 2020
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Vancouver Public Library Central Branch – 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

A Gathering of Eagles – Vancouver’s Urban Eagles

What: Learn all about the world of eagles with David Hancock of the Hancock Wildlife Foundation, biologist, conservationist, and lecturer.

When: January 25, 2019
Time: 1 to 2:30 pm
Where: Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre – 3663 Park Road, North Vancouver
Tickets: Online

LunarFest Celebrations

What: LunarFest brings cultures and traditions together in a variety of events in January and February. Check out Lunarfest Celebrations, with live performances, community booths, crafts and more, at Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza on January 25 and 26.

When: January 25 and 26, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza — šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square
Admission: Free

The Vancouver Coins, Stamps & Collectables Show

What: North Shore Numismatic Society hosts Vancouver Coins, Stamps & Collectables Show, with 40 tables of coins, stamps, and collectibles to peruse. Search for coins from around the world, ancient coins, bank notes, stamps, and more.

When: January 25, 2020
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre — 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
Admission: $2, ages 16 and under free

Alexisonfire with The Distillers

What: Southern Ontario–born indie band Alexisonfire is coming to Vancouver in January. Opening the shows for Alexisonfire on all dates are reunited modern-day punk icons The Distillers. Meanwhile, Montreal garage punk rockers Nobro will be opening all Canadian show dates.

When: January 25, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Pacific Coliseum — 100 North Renfrew Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $80.50 (plus fees) — Available via TicketLeader

Mad Max-athon for Aussie Bushfire Relief

What: The Rio Theatre is hosting a Mad Max Movie Marathon on January 25 to benefit Aussie Bushfire Relief efforts. Enjoy screenings of Mad Max, The Road Warrior, Beyond Thunderdome, and Fury Road, with funds raised going to the Australian Red Cross. There will also be raffle prizes, trivia and costume contests, and more.

When: January 25, 2020
Time: Doors 3:30 pm. Screenings at 4:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 8:30 pm and 10:45 pm
Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Blues for the Food Bank

What: Agent C and Top Secret host the annual Blues for the Food Bank fundraiser for the Surrey Food Bank. Enjoy live music, dancing, food and drinks, and more at Sheraton Guildford Hotel in support of the good cause.

When: January 25, 2020
Time: Doors 7 pm, music 7:30 pm
Where: Sheraton Guildford Hotel — 15269 104th Avenue Surrey
Tickets: Online

Chinese New Year Celebration at Grand Villa Casino

What: Grand Villa Casino celebrates Chinese New Year with a traditional Lion Dance Ceremony and Fortune God performance on January 25. Attendees will receive red Lai See envelopes with key chains, and provincial and municipal government leaders will also be in attendance.

When: January 25, 2020
Time: 11 am
Where: Grand Villa Casino – 4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby
Tickets: No tickets required. Guests must be 19+ to enter the casino.

Fisherman Helping Kids with Cancer Herring Sale

What: The ninth annual Fisherman Helping Kids with Cancer (FHKWC) herring sale is happening in Richmond and Maple Ridge on January 25. Each 20-pound bag of herring is $15; all of its cost to fish and bag is donated by FHKWC’s generous sponsors of commercial fishermen and volunteers. For the first time, the herring sale will also include hake. FHKWC has raised nearly $700,000 since 2011 to help improve the quality of life for kids with cancer.

When: January 25, 2020
Time: 8 am to 4 pm
Where: Steveston Harbour Authority – 12740 Trites Road, Richmond / Bruce’s Country Market – 23963 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge
More information: Online