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

Jan 6 2020, 3:30 pm

Whatever you’re in the mood for today, we’ve got you covered with our picks of seven things to do in Vancouver. Check out Canyon Lights, Infinity, and more.

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

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

What: The Canyon Lights features thousands of sparkling lights illuminating 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 scavenger hunt, gingerbread cookie decorating, and sing-along carols with a holiday band.

When: Now until January 26, 2020
Time: 11 am to 9 pm daily; holiday activities run from 4 to 9 pm
Where: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park — 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver
Tickets: Available online, with annual passes (included with admission) available for BC residents

Help Wanted Improv with Hocus Focus

What: Hocus Focus presents Help Wanted, a comedy show inspired by real-life job postings, shared work experiences, and audience suggestions. The performers will also create an improvised mockumentary live at Cafe Deux Soleils.

When: January 7, February 4, March 3, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Cafe Deux Soleils — 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: $7 or $5 for students

Infinity

What: Infinity from award-winning playwright Hannah Moscovitch tells the story of Sarah Jean, a skeptical, cynical daughter of a composer and a theoretical physicist. During the comedic drama, Sarah Jean’s talented yet dysfunctional family learns that love and time itself are connected in astounding ways.

When: Various dates from January 7 to 19, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Historic Theatre, The Cultch — 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Wael Shawky: Al Araba Al Madfuna

The Polygon Gallery/Attilio Fiumarella

What: For the first time in Western Canada, Egyptian artist Wael Shawky will be showing a collection of his latest work with Al Araba Al MadfunaShawky’s contemporary artwork gives visitors the chance to see how history and mythology blur together, or become interchanged as we search for meaning and narrative in real life.

Check out screenings of the multilayered film productions Al Araba Al Madfuna I and Al Araba Al Madfuna II, which will take place during the run of the exhibition on select days. Each explores how mythologies are recorded alongside our current narratives of uncertainty and change.

When: Tuesdays to Sundays from now until January 12, 2020.
Time: 10 am to 5 pm, closed Mondays
Where: The Polygon Gallery — 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Admission: By donation

Blues Jam

What: Anza Club hosts a Blues Jam on January 7 and 28, with old standards and more being performed throughout the evening.

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

Crazy8s Top 6 Live Reveal & Fundraiser

What: Crazy8s Film Society reveal the top six films of Crazy8s 2020 at Fox Cabaret. The fundraiser brings together the Top 12 teams, staff, supporters, sponsors and the public to celebrate local films, and to raise funds for the annual filmmaking challenge.

When: January 7, 2020
Time: 7 to 11 pm
Where: Fox Cabaret — 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Baby Talk

What: Baby Talk is a speaker series hosted by New Westminster Family Place and Massey Theatre for  parents of babies up to about 6 months old. Ashley from Kinsight talks about infant development on January 7.

When: January 7, 2020
Time: 10 to 11 am
Where: Plaskett Gallery – Massey Theatre — 735 Eighth Avenue, New Westminster
Admission: Free