7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, January 28

Jan 27 2020, 3:30 pm

Here are seven fun events happening in Vancouver today, January 28 that you need to check out! Make plans for Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, Michael Kiwanuka and more.

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

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

Old Stock A Refugee Love Story – PuSh Festival / Photo by Stoo Metz Photography

What: Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story by 2b Theatre Company is a concert and drama hybrid that tells the true story of Chaim and Chaya, Jewish refugees from the pogroms of Romania. The wild, witty, and inventive story shows the audience how they meet in 1908 while awaiting medical inspection in Halifax’s Pier 21 immigration centre, and continues forward to their lives together in Montreal and backward to the horrors of the Continent.

When: Now until January 30, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm (1:30 pm on January 26)
Where: Frederic Wood Theatre — University of British Columbia — 6354 Crescent Road, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Sea to Sky

What: Port Moody Art Association presents Sea to Sky, new works inspired by local landscapes around us. Juried selections embody interpretations of Sea to Sky, and showcase the varied painting styles of their members.

When: Now until February 27, 2020. Closed stat holidays
Time: 12 to 9 pm (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), 10 am to 9 pm (Tuesday and Thursday), 10 am to 4 pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Where: Port Moody Arts Centre – 2425 St. Johns Street, Port Moody
Admission: Free

Michael Kiwanuka

What: British singer-songwriter and record producer Michael Kiwanuka is on tour in support of his latest album, Kiwanuka. He performs at Commodore Ballroom on January 28 with Sammy Brue.

When: January 28, 2020
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom — 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Blues Jam

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What: Anza Club hosts a Blues Jam on January 28, with old standards and more being performed throughout the evening.

When: January 28, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm to close
Where: The Anza Club — 3 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Coastal Lunar Lanterns

What: The Asian-Canadian Special Events Association has created an iconic installation for Lunar New Year. From January 18 to February 9, eight gigantic lanterns designed by Indigenous artists will be set up and illuminated at the Jack Poole Plaza, using the mountains and water as a backdrop.

When: Now until February 9, 2020
Where: Jack Poole Plaza – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Chinese New Year Latte Art Competition at House of Funk

What:  House of Funk Brewing hosts a Chinese New Year Latte Art Competition. Local baristas compete to see who can steam the best latte art. One drink is included with each ticket.

When: January 28, 2020
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: House of Funk Brewing — 350 Esplanade East, North Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Civic Theatre – Art Gallery Open House

What: Vancouver Civic Theatres presents a visual arts gallery open house featuring artwork by Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki and Pierre Vassura. All ages are welcome, and there will be an artist talk at 6 pm. The open house also showcases work from the Vancouver Community College Jewellery Art and Design Program.

When: January 28, 2020
Time: Doors 5 pm, artist talk 6 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre Lobby — 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free