10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, January 26

Jan 24 2019, 1:11 am

Make your weekend a great one with these 10 fun things to do in Vancouver on Saturday, January 26. Secret Supper Soiree, Ladies Ski Day, and more.

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

Ladies Ski Day Whistler Olympic Park

Whistler

Women’s Ski Day at Whistler/ Mira Landry

What: Whistler Olympic Park is inviting all women to the third annual “Women’s Ski Day,” which it bills as a full day of cross country ski fun, learning and connecting with like-minded women. Taking place on January 26, the event will offer female visitors a 20% discount on day tickets on-site for cross-country skiing and on ski rentals. There will also be free women-specific information clinics, a guided afternoon social ski and demos, as well as a 20% discount on Kari Traa apparel in the park’s retail shop.

When: Saturday, January 26, 2018
Time: All Day
Where: Whistler Olympic Park
More Info: Online

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STOMP

What: STOMP, the international percussion sensation, makes its Abbotsford premiere at the Abbotsford Centre. From its beginnings as a street performance in the UK, STOMP has grown into an international sensation over the past 20 years, having performed in more than 50 countries and in front of more than 24 million people.

When: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Abbotsford Centre – 33800 King Rd Abbotsford, Abbotsford
Tickets: Online

20th Annual Divers’ Weekend at Vancouver Aquarium

What: Join Vancouver Aquarium for the 20th annual celebration of diving. From riveting dive shows to compelling exhibits to informative presentations, divers and non-divers alike will be further inspired to explore the vast oceans. Plus, don’t miss the Trends in Diving Safety panel, where experts discuss current issues in diving safety.

When: Saturday, January 26 to Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online (available soon)

Smash Comedy Festival

What: Produced by Nasty Women Comedy, the inaugural Smash Comedy Festival is a three-day comedy festival spotlighting Vancouver’s best and brightest women/trans/femme/plus performers. Featuring sketch, improv and stand-up shows, writing and improv workshops, and a 90s dance party. Funds go towards sending underrepresented kids to Improv Camp for the upcoming 2019 season.

When: Now to Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Warriors vs Colorado Mammoth

What: Vancouver Warriors take on the Colorado Mammoth in National Lacrosse League action at Rogers Arena.

When: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Secret Supper Soiree

What: This speakeasy-themed event puts attendees dressed in 1930s attire on a private trolley to a secret location for drinks and dinner. The meeting place for pickup depends on dates, check Dine Out’s website for details.

When: Saturday, January 26 and Friday, February 1, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm on weekends and 7 pm on weeknights
Where: Location varies by date
Price: $139; buy online

15th Anniversary: PuSh International Performing Arts Festival 2019

PuSh

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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

I Heart Tulips at Metropolis at Metrotown

What: Metrotown’s Grand Court will see 10,000 live, red and white tulips, arranged in the shape of a heart. The installation will be viewable from all three levels of the mall from 10 am to 1 pm. Following that, at 1:30 pm, guests will be able to take their pick of tulips to bring home, for a minimum donation of $5 for five tulips. The event will end once all 10,000 tulips have been picked.

Proceeds from the installation will go to Variety – the Children’s Charity, an organization that has been providing direct help to BC children with special needs for more than 50 years. I Heart Tulips will also include a tulip selfie stand, photo frames, and the opportunity to take pictures with Tilly, the tulip mascot. Visitors will be able to enter a draw to win tickets to the 2019 Tulips of the Valley Festival, which kicks off this April.

When: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: The Grand Court, Metropolis at Metrotown – 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
Admission: Free of charge, tulips by donation

Sophia Wealth Academy 2019

What: Now in its 10th year, Sophia Wealth Academy offers a full day of financial education and workshops and welcomes a dynamic community of 350 learners and 17 powerful speakers. The event covers all the fundamentals of finance that a woman needs to know. All ticket proceeds of the event are donated to Dress For Success, a global nonprofit organization that helps women gain financial independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools necessary to help them thrive.

When: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 8:30 am to 5 pm
Where: UBC Alumni Centre – 6163 University Boulevard, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

VSO 100th Anniversary Day of Music

What: The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will celebrate its 100th Anniversary with 12 hours of free music for all. Performances range from large ensembles and renowned soloists to intimate chamber music, world music, and Vancouver’s best and brightest emerging talent. There will also be trial lessons, workshops, instrument petting zoos, food trucks, yoga to classical music, activities for kids and families, and opportunities to interact with incredible musicians. This once in a lifetime event will culminate in a concert with the VSO and the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra in a joint performance of Mussorgksy’s Pictures at an Exhibition followed by Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite that celebrates past, present and future generations of music-makers on the very same date, January 26, that it all started, 100 years ago.

When: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 10 am to 10 pm
Where: The Orpheum Theatre, the Annex Theatre, the VSO School of Music, and Tom Lee Music Granville
Admission: Free