7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, January 17

Jan 11 2019, 4:53 pm

Top up your Thursday with our rundown of seven fun Vancouver events happening on January 17. PuSH Festival, Dine Out Vancouver, and more!

For more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.

15th Anniversary: PuSh International Performing Arts Festival 2019

PuSh Festival

PuSh Festival

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: January 17 to February 3, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Tickets: Online

Richmond Resilient Communities Workshop – Cambie

What: Join the staff of Emergency Programs for this workshop, which is part of the Richmond Resilient Communities Program. Specifically designed for each community, workshops enable participants to build knowledge and awareness of risks and hazards, create basic family emergency plans to share with family and friends, learn about emergency notification systems, specifically Richmond BC Alert, and develop neighbourhood community emergency response maps and plans. This event is for Adult (ages 18+) and 55+ (ages 55 and over).

When: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: East Richmond Community Hall – 12360 Cambie Rd, Richmond
Price: Free, Register Online


What: American rapper YG is on tour to support his latest 4hunnid Records release, Stay Dangerous.

When: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Time: Doors 6 pm, show 7 pm
Where: PNE Forum – 2901 E Hastings St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $49.50 plus fees

Unspeakable: Screening and Q&A with Showrunner Rob Cooper

What: Pacific Screenwriting Program welcomes award-winning Executive Producer and Showrunner, Robert C. Cooper. He will take attendees through the writing and production of Unspeakable TV, a limited series for CBC and AM Studios based on the Canadian Tainted Blood Tragedy. The presentation will include a screening, a presentation on the intricacies of the writing process, legal and network feedback and a Q&A session.

When: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Time: 6 to 7:30 pm
Where: Vancouver Film School – 390 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $12

A Prayer for Owen Meany

What: Owen Meany believes he is an instrument of the divine. As he and his best friend John navigate the turbulent America of the 1960’s, Owen pulls the strings of a plan invisible to everyone but him and – perhaps – God. An epic tale of faith, absurdity, and the power of a single voice.
Can one person change the world?

When: Thursday, January 17 to Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Pacific Theatre – 1440 W 12th Ave, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Dine Out Vancouver – The Grand Tasting

What: Get a jump-start on the 2019 Dine Out Vancouver Festival with the gala launch at Rocky Mountaineer Station. This gala pre-opening event, celebrated in partnership with Festival Partner, The Wines of British Columbia, will feature a delicious array of restaurant tasting tables, craft breweries/cideries, and over 20 British Columbia wineries. Proceeds raised go  to the BC Hospitality Foundationthis event is no minors, wheelchair accessible.

When: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rocky Mountaineer Station – 1755 Cottrell Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $99

Beaty Nocturnal: A Botanical Time Machine

What: What’s it like to be a botanist? Come and find out at a special Nocturnal, where attendees will explore the museum’s herbarium collection with curator Linda Jennings.

When: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Time: 5 to 8:30 pm
Where: Beaty Biodiversity Museum – 2212 Main Mall, Vancouver
Admission: By donation

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