10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, January 19

Jan 17 2020, 1:00 pm

So many events, so little time! Check out these 10 fun ideas for things to do on Sunday, January 19, including Cold War Kids, Infinity, and more!

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

Cold War Kids

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What: California indie rockers Cold War Kids are on tour to support their latest release, New Age Norms 1. They play Commodore Ballroom on January 19 with guests Overcoats.

When: January 19, 2020
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom – 867 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The Lion in Winter

What: Stage 43 presents The Lion in Winter, set in Christmas 1183 in Chinon, France, with aging King Henry II hosting a reunion to name a successor to the throne of England. A play of backstabbing, deceit, and family dysfunction.

When: Now until January 19, January 22 until January 25, 2020
Time: 8 pm (matinee performance at 2 pm on January 19)
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre – 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

Movie & Games Night at The Study

What: The Study Public House screens Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on the big screen on January 19. Attendees are also invited to play board games for free during the evening.

When: January 19, 2020
Time: Starting at 6:30 pm
Where: The Study Public House — 8888 University Drive, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Aberdeen Centre’s Chinese New Year Flower & Gift Fair

What: The hallways of Aberdeen Centre will be transformed into a Chinese New Year Flower & Gift Fair, featuring vendors selling including gifts, decorations, fresh flowers, crafts, food, home goods, and more. There will also be a Golden Dragon and Lion Dance on January 25 at 11 am and 12:15 pm, hosted by Mayor Malcolm Brodie and three-level government officials.

When: January 18 until January 26, 2020
Time: 11 am to 7 pm
Where: Aberdeen Centre – 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond
Admission: Free

Lights at Lafarge Lake

What: Lights at Lafarge Lake is one of the largest free light displays in Metro Vancouver and features more than 100,000 twinkling lights. The outdoor display wraps its way entirely around the lake, leading visitors on a 1.2-km loop through 10 themed zones. The display is located just steps from SkyTrain’s Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station, and the lights will remain on from dusk each night until 11 pm.

When: Now until January 19, 2020
Time: Dusk to 11 pm daily
Where: Town Centre Park – 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Admission: Free

The WonderWombs

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What: The Dust Palace from New Zealand presents The WonderWombs, a feminist circus party with aerial performers, comedy, costumes, and more. Part of The Cultch’s Femme Series.

When: Now until January 19, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm (Tuesday to Saturday) 2 pm (Sunday)
Where: York Theatre — 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

“Cabane à Sucre” Dinner Series at St. Lawrence

What: St. Lawrence’s “Cabane à Sucre” dinner series features a welcome Sugar Shack-inspired cocktail, multi-course menu of Cabane-styled cuisine, cognac, and dessert.

When: January 19 until January 23, 2020
Time: Seatings at 5:30 pm and 8 pm
Where: St Lawrence Restaurant – 269 Powell Street, Vancouver
Price: $125 per person; buy online

Sunday Night Movie Series at Bells and Whistles

What: Enjoy movies every Sunday night at Bells and Whistles. January screenings include The Naked Gun on January 19. Enjoy free popcorn.

When:January 19, 2020
Time: 9 pm
Where: Bells and Whistles – 3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free


What: Infinity from award-winning playwright Hannah Moscovitch tells the story of Sarah Jean, a skeptical, cynical daughter of a composer and a theoretical physicist. During the comedic drama, Sarah Jean’s talented yet dysfunctional family learns that love and time itself are connected in astounding ways.

When: Various dates until January 19, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Historic Theatre, The Cultch — 1895 Venables St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Chinese New Year Market Place at Bodhi Meditation

What: Bodhi Meditation Vancouver hosts Chinese New Year Market Place on January 18 and 19. Featuring live performances, food and games, shopping, cultural activities, and more.

When: January 18 and 19, 2020
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Bodhi Meditation Vancouver — #140-7740 Alderbridge Way, Richmond
Admission: Free

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