7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, January 24

Jan 18 2019, 7:43 pm

One more day to the weekend! Fill your Thursday with our picks of seven things to do today, January 24. Vancouver Giants, Smash Comedy Festival, and more.

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

Vancouver Giants vs Prince George Raiders

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What: Vancouver Giants face off with the Prince Albert Raiders at the Langley Events Centre.

When: Thursday, January 24, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
Tickets: Online

See also

Crazy8s DGCBC 20th Anniversary Fundraiser Screening

What: The Crazy8s DGCBC 20th Anniversary Fundraiser Screening featuring a selection of classic Crazy8s films from the past 20 years. Network with Crazy8s alumni, the community of friends and sponsors, and this year’s winners. Hosted by David C. Jones The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and introductions to the 2019 Crazy8s filmmakers.

When: Thursday, January 24, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, screening 8 pm
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Just for Men – Health Talk

What: Support healthy ageing with community connection, relevant presentations by healthcare providers and practical information designed specifically for senior men. Featuring Dr. Romi Fung, ND. Registration required. This event is for ages 55 and over.

When: Thursday, January 24, Thursday, January 31, Thursday, February 28, 2018
Time: 1:30 to 2:30 pm
Where: Thompson Community Centre – 5151 Granville Ave, Richmond
Admission: Free

Smash Comedy Festival

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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: Thursday, January 24 to Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Tickets: Online

Speaker Series – Dr. Alfredo Ferreira

What: SFU’s Centre for English Language Learning, Teaching and Research presents a talk by Dr. Alfredo Ferreira (lecturer, UBC Vantage College). The topic is institutional and pedagogical perspectives on an innovative content-based academic language and literacy curriculum.

When: Thursday, January 24, 2019
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Where: Centre for English Language Learning, Teaching and Research (CELLTR) – 1390 West Mall Centre, Simon Fraser University – 8888 University Drive, Burnaby
Tickets: Online, Free

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 six to 12) and free for children under six

Corazón del espantapájaros (The Scarecrow’s Heart)

What: A multifaceted work that explores history, theatre and the ethics of representation. Visual and performance artist Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa has created an exhibition at SFU Galleries’ Audain Gallery, which will form the set for an intensely physical live presentation staged over four nights. Part of PuSh Festival.

When: Thursday, January 24 and Friday, January 25, 2019. Exhibition on until March 9, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Audain Gallery – Goldcorp Centre for the Arts – 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free