10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, January 28

Jan 18 2018, 11:51 pm

Looking for something fun to do today, Sunday, January 28? Check out one of our seven things to do, including the Ovation Awards, EastSide Flea and BrassFest!

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

14th Annual Ovation! Awards

  • What: The OVATION! Awards celebrates outstanding musical theatre production in Metro Vancouver, both professional and amateur. Co-hosted by Chris Adams and Erik Gow, and presented by APPLAUSE! Musicals Society.
  • When: Sunday, January 28, 2018
  • Time: Doors 6 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Academy of Music – 1270 Chestnut Street, Vancouver,
  • Tickets: Online, $30-$40

Birds of a Feather: Wings of Winter

  • What: Many bird species call Stanley Park home in the chilliest months of the year. Take part in a two-hour, easy walking exploration to learn about winter bird identification and behaviour.
  • When: Sunday, January 28, 2018
  • Time: 9 to 11 am
  • Where: Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon – 712 Lost Lagoon Path, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Vancouver Free Market

  • What: Vancouver Free Market celebrates life without money. Organizers do it to build community, share skills, food, ideas and objects with each other. Attendees are encouraged to participate in whatever ways they see fit: offer a massage, scribble a poem, teach a dance, fix a bike.
  • When: Every second Sunday until Sunday, April 22, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 4 pm
  • Where: Grandview Park – 1657 Charles St, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free


  • What: Theatre doesn’t have to be polite, and SHIT is undisputedly the best example of potty-mouthed performance art on offer this January. Especially since it’s women doing a lot of traditionally unfeminine things—swearing, spitting, stealing, just to name a few. Addressing family problems, foster care, and losing faith in society, SHIT has no easy answers.
  • When: Now to Sunday, February 10, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Firehall Arts Centre – 280 E Cordova Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Firehall; $30-$33


  • What: A day of performances and workshops for brass enthusiasts of all ages. Featuring brass legend Roger Bobo, BRAZZ, and more.
  • When: Sunday, January 28, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 4:30 pm
  • Where: UBC School of Music – 6361 Memorial Road, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Eastside Flea Spring Markets

  • What: Featuring more than 50 local vendors, rotating food trucks, seasonal drink specials, artisan showrooms, pinball, door prizes, and more.
  • When: Every other weekend until Sunday, April 22, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 5 pm
  • Where: The Ellis Building – 1024 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: $3 or $5 weekend pass

Lookout Society Vancouver Chilly Chase

  • What: The 5K, 10K, 15K and Half Marathon routes take walkers and runners along an out and back course along the Seawall. This is a quick, flat course with a gorgeous winter views of Vancouver, and all participants earn a great souvenir finishing medal.
  • When: Sunday, January 28, 2018
  • Time: 9 am
  • Where: Creekside Community Recreation Centre – 1 Athlete’s Way, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, $55-$65

Between Three Wheels with the TTP

  • What: Between Three Wheels is a spoken weird talk show brought to you by the Tiny Tricycle Poets: Emma Field, Angelica Poversky, and Andrew Warner. The trio have competed together and against each other in local poetry competitions like BC’s Hullabaloo and at national festivals like Voices of Today.
  • When: Sunday, January 28, 2018
  • Time: 2 to 4 pm
  • Where: Havana Restaurant – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, By donation

Venus and Adonis

  • What: Players and Singers’ Venus and Adonis is a gender-playful production of the earliest surviving British opera. This groundbreaking work was composed in 1683 by John Blow, with Anne Kingsmill as librettist. The production features both soloists and chorus members swapping genders.
  • When: Sunday, January 28 and Monday, January 29, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: The Ballroom at Hycroft – 1489 McRae Avenue, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20-$30

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

  • What: The suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk, the rainforest and canyon are transformed into a world of festive lights and visual enchantment. See the world’s tallest living Christmas trees (more than 200 feet tall), experience the voice-activated light show, go on a scavenger hunt throughout the park, sing along with the holiday band, take a family photo at the Winter Pavilion, and more.
  • When: Now until Sunday, January 28, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 9 pm daily
  • Where: Capilano Suspension Bridge – 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver
  • Tickets: $42.95 for adults, $33.95 for students  – Tickets available at the gate or via Capilano Suspension Bridge
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