10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, January 27

Jan 24 2019, 1:17 am

Don’t let the weekend pass you by! Here are 10 great events in Vancouver on Sunday, January 27, including Street Food City, Circle Game, and more.

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

Street Food City VIII

Street Food City

East Fries from yvrdctaco (@streetfoodvancouver/Instagram)

What: Now in its eighth year, the food truck extravaganza will take place from January 21 to 27, where foodies can find a rotating selection of purveyors outside the Vancouver Art Gallery, in šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square, on the north side of the building. Entry is FREE this year, leaving you more cash to spend on some epic eats.

When: Now to Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time: Monday to Thursday from 11 am to 3 pm and Friday to Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm
Where: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square (in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery), Vancouver
Price: Free entry

See also

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge 2018

What: Thousands of sparkling lights will illuminate the iconic suspension bridge and other areas of the park. The 30-ton Douglas Firs of the Treetops Adventure will also be dressed in lights. Standing at an impressive 110 feet above the forest floor, the Douglas Firs that connect the suspension bridges are the eight tallest Christmas trees in the world, according to event organizers. Also returning to this year’s festival is the Snowy Owl prowl, gingerbread cookie decorating, and sing-along carols with a holiday band.

When: Now to Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time: 11 am to 9 pm
Where: 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver
Tickets: $46.95 for adults, $42.95 for seniors, $34.95 for students, $27.95 for youth (ages 13 to 16) $14.95 for children (ages 6 to 12) and free for children under six

Throwdown International TheatreSports Festival at Vancouver TheatreSports

What: Vancouver TheatreSports welcomes teams from other cities who bring their A-Game to head-to head matches with each other and local teams comprised of VTS’s top improvisers. The visiting line-up features SAK Comedy Lab (Orlando, Florida), Curious Comedy Theatre (Portland, Oregon), On the Spot Improv (Honolulu,Hawaii) and Ryan Stiles’ company Upfront Theatre (Bellingham, WA).

When: Now to Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Indigenous Hip Hop with JB the First Lady

What: Learn a brief history of hip hop, the four elements that make it up, and how these elements reflect Indigenous culture, followed by a short interactive activity teaching students how to beatbox. JB the First Lady will perform some of her songs highlighting the power of storytelling and music, and will encourage each young person to find out what gift or element they have and make it shine brightly. All Ages are welcome.

When: Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time: 11 am and 1 pm
Where: River Market at Westminster Quay, 810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster
Admission: Free

Whistler Pride and Ski Festival 2019

What: Each day begins with open and inclusive guided ski and snowboarding groups, alternating between Whistler and Blackcomb. Afterwards, warm up at the free friendly après. Every night features specially curated entertainment including a game night, a private event at Scandinave Spa, a comedy night featuring Pam Ann, an indoor pool party, a cabaret drag show, and a variety of dance parties.

When: Now to Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations in Whistler
Tickets: Online, tickets vary depending on event

Chinatown Dim Sum Tour

What: Fill up on amazing food while learning about the largest Chinatown in Canada on this walking tour led by a local guide. Expect a tour of the Chinese gardens, murals, and history, along with eats like a dim sum lunch, snacks, and traditional desserts, finished with a Chinese Tea ceremony. All food and drinks are included in the ticket price.

When: January 26, January 27, February 2 and February 3, 2019
Time: 1:30 to 4:30 pm
Where: Meet at 50 East Pender Street
Price: $88.30; buy online

Flight of the Dragon at FlyOver Canada

What: FlyOver Canada celebrates and showcases China’s stunning natural beauty just in time for the Lunar New Year. During this special feature, follow a mythical dragon as it soars over some of China’s most spectacular landscapes and scenery—including the Great Wall of China, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, the city of Shanghai and more. Then, take off again to experience FlyOver Canada, an exhilarating journey from east-to-west across Canada. Two rides back-to-back for one price.

When: Now to Sunday, February 24, 2018
Time: 10 am to 9 pm, rides start every 15 to 20 minutes
Where: 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Circle Game: Reimagining the music of Joni Mitchell

What: The enduring music of Joni Mitchell is re-imagined in this musical experience. One of the most influential recording artists of the late 20th century, Joni Mitchell has often reflected on social and environmental ideals through her music. Circle Game reinterprets Mitchell’s iconic songs such as “Big Yellow Taxi”, “River”, “California” and “A Case of You” through the ears and eyes of a new generation, connecting them to the politics and world of today. Conceived and directed by Vancouver’s Andrew Cohen and Anna Kuman.

When: Now to February 9, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Firehall Arts Centre – 280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

WHODUNNIT: Big Top, Big Trouble

What: Whodunnit is an original musical by The 13th Story which follows Detective Trudy Collins as she investigates a murder at the Little Pear Circus. Behind each cheery face is a possible suspect – from a firebrand clown, to a pair of twisted contortionists, to a slighted fortune teller. Will Trudy crack the case? Or will the killer remain free, lurking in the shadows of the big top?

When: Now to Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Red Gate Revue Stage – 1601 Johnston Street Vancouver
Tickets: Online, Free

Wine and Charcuterie Tour

What: Presented by Canadian Craft Tours, a knowledgeable local leads this tour which showcases urban wineries and delicious charcuterie. Transportation is included plus tastings at each winery, along with shareable food platters with meats, cheeses, and crackers to name a few.

When: January 27 and February 2, 2019
Time:  2 and 3 pm
Where: Meet at 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Price: $137.50; buy online