7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, January 22

Jan 21 2020, 3:30 pm

Wondering what to do with your Wednesday? Why not check out Dinner Series at St. Lawrence, Poets in Conversation, and these seven Vancouver events on January 22.

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

“Cabane à Sucre” Dinner Series at St. Lawrence

What: St. Lawrence’s “Cabane à Sucre” dinner series features a welcome Sugar Shack-inspired cocktail, multi-course menu of Cabane-styled cuisine, cognac, and dessert.

When: Now until January 23, 2020
Time: Seatings at 5:30 and 8 pm
Where: St Lawrence Restaurant – 269 Powell Street, Vancouver
Price: $125 per person; buy online

Revolution of Our Times Artist Talk

photo exhibition

Captured by @oliverhaynes/Instagram, shared by Revolution of Our Times/Facebook

What: Photojournalist Aaron Guy Leroux and designer Adam Alamis will discuss their exhibit, Revolution of Our Times, and their experiences on the ground during the protests.

When: January 22, 2020
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: The Polygon Gallery — 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Tickets: Online, Free

Ted Talks Discussion Circle: Overcoming Depression

What: ​Burnaby Public Library hosts a discussion circle, where attendees watch two or three short TED talk videos on a specific topic, then take part in a conversation led by a librarian. This month’s featured TED talks are on Overcoming Depression.

When: January 22, 2020
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Burnaby Public Library – Cameron Branch — 9523 Cameron Street, Burnaby
Admission: Free

The Lion in Winter

What: Stage 43 presents The Lion in Winter, set in Christmas 1183 in Chinon, France, with ageing King Henry II hosting a reunion to name a successor to the throne of England. A play of backstabbing, deceit, and family dysfunction.

When: Now until January 25, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre – 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

Ann Pearson at Richmond Public Library

What: Author Ann Pearson converses about her new book, A Promise on the Horizon, a historical novel based on events in the life of French writer Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle). Pearson will share the challenges of writing biographical fiction and what the medium can achieve that traditional biography can not. Presented in partnership with Granville Island Publishing.

When: January 22, 2020
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Richmond Public Library — 100-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
Admission: Free

Lion Dance for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year 2018

Traditional Lion Dance (Shutterstock)

What: UBC Kung Fu Association presents a Lion Dance for the Chinese New Year at UBC’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum on January 22.

When: January 22, 2020
Time: 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Where: Beaty Biodiversity Museum 2212 Main Mall, Vancouver
Admission: Included with museum admission or membership.

Incite: Poets in Conversation

What: Vancouver Writers Fest’s first Incite event of 2020 is Poets in Conversation, featuring Chantal Gibson (How She Read), Jennica Harper (Bounce House), Alex Leslie (Vancouver for Beginners) and Hasan Namir (War/Torn).

When: January 22, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Alice MacKay Room – Vancouver Public Library — 350 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
Register: Online, free