7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, January 25

Jan 17 2018, 9:50 pm

Fill your Thursday schedule with some fun events around Vancouver. From Tacofino Craft Beer Dinners to Lil Xan, here are seven things to do today, January 25.

And for more things happening around town check out our events section.

Tacofino Craft Beer Dinners 2018

  • What: Tacofino is teaming up with six local craft breweries to host a monthly series of five-course Beer Dinners at their Hastings location. The inaugural event will have two seatings, and will feature Red Truck Beer Company and eats from Tacofino Executive Chef Stefan Hartmann and Head Chef James.
  • When: Last Thursday of the month from January to June 2018
  • Time: 6 and 8:30 pm
  • Where: Tacofino Hastings – 2327 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $50 per person via Eventbrite

Northern Vision, National Opportunity: Planning for the sustainable development of Canada’s North


  • What: The Northwest Territories (NWT) has all the ingredients for strong economic growth, including abundant natural resources, and significant participation and support for economic development from Indigenous-owned businesses and governments, but they can’t capitalize on these advantages without a plan. NWT Premier Bob McLeod leads a discussion on how all Canadians can join with the territorial and federal governments to create a plan for developing the north.
  • When: Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • Time: 11:30 am
  • Where: Downtown Vancouver – Location TBC
  • Register: Online, $69-$138

Quick Tings at Calabash Bistro

  • What: Quick Tings is an interactive experiential cooking event like no other. Experience the flavours, sounds, and unique atmosphere that can only be found in the Caribbean. No need to pack; however. Food, drinks, art, music and a warm environment included.
  • When: Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • Time: 5 pm to 1 am
  • Where: Calabash Bistro – 428 Carrall Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $52 to $59; buy online

Lil Xan

  • What: Get betrayed with Lil Xan as he brings his Xanarchy Tour to VENUE with Steven Cannon $C for an all ages show.
  • When: Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7 pm
  • Where: VENUE – 881 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Cosmic Nights: Beyond Our Universe

  • What: Rekindle your love of the night sky at this themed party at the planetarium, with a decidedly 19+ affair featuring local beer, wine and board games. At Cosmic Nights, take in a staple planetarium show or attend a lecture on Multiverse theory, as the Space Centre opens late for one special evening.
  • When: Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Where: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Eventbrite; $20-$25

Cosplay Night – Basics of Sewing

  • What: Learn the basics of sewing during Big Pete’s first cosplay night. There will be sewing machines and materials to play around with, and the evening will end off with a general cosplay Q&A.
  • When: Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Big Pete’s Collectibles – 128 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Chalk Talk featuring Linda Edgecombe

  • What: Learn how to navigate your world with more commitment, passion and strength. Chalk Talk, presented by Self-Advocates of Semiahamoo, promises to be an engaging evening with motivational speaker Linda Edgecombe. Linda has been featured in the Wall Street Journal as an expert in “Shifting Perspectives” and has been voted one of the top 60 motivational speakers in the world.
  • When: Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 7:30 pm
  • Where: Semiahmoo Society – 15306 24 Ave, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $15
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