7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, January 23

Jan 18 2019, 7:41 pm

Need more fun in your life? Check out these seven great events in Vancouver today, Wednesday, January 23. Itzhak Perlman, Hot Chocolate Festival, and more.

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

Itzhak Perlman

Itzhak Perlman

Itzhak Perlman

What: Itzhak Perlman returns to the VSO stage to perform Mendelssohn’s Romantic Violin Concerto, “the heart’s jewel” of violin concertos, with Maestro Otto Tausk.

When: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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Frozen (a staged reading)

What: Angry, humane, and compassionate, this extraordinary play entwines the lives of a murderer, the mother of one of his victims, and his psychologist to explore our capacity for forgiveness, remorse, and change after an act that seems to rule them out entirely.

When: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Studio Theatre at Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Tickets: Online, $15

Vancouver Canucks vs Carolina Hurricanes

What: Vancouver Canucks face off with the Carolina Hurricanes at Rogers Arena.

When: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

I Think I’m Dead by Al Lafrance

What: From obsessing over movies to attempting professional wrestling, with some near-death experiences in between, I Think I’m Dead by Al Lafrance is a one-of-a-kind storytelling journey through the multiverse of insomnia. Presented by Way-Off Broadway Wednesdays.

When: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show at 7 pm
Where: The Heritage Grill – 447 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Admission: Pay what you want

Race Cards

What: “Why do people assume that racism will just passively die out if we wait long enough?” That’s number 307 of 1,000 questions that Selina Thompson has composed and put on cards; in this installation, visitors will enter the site and read as many of them as they wish. They are instructed to answer one card and copy one to take away with them. Part of PuSh Festival.

When: Wednesday, January 23 to Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 12 to 8 pm
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

Hot Chocolate Festival

Thierry Hot Chocolate (Leila Kwok)

What: This annual celebration of all things hot chocolate is kicking off on January 19 and runs until February 14 – which means you have tons of days to try all of the participating ‘chocstars’ at this year’s fest. Each cafe, dessert bar, and restaurant has created sugary wondrous concoctions that take classic hot chocolates to a whole new level – there will be 70 drinks in total to explore.

When: Now to February 14, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Venues around Vancouver
More Info: Online

Lion in the Streets

What: Award-winning Canadian playwright Judith Thompson’s seminal play, Lion in the Streets (1990), is a cumulative play whose central character, Isobel, is the ghost of a murdered, nine-year-old Portuguese girl. Returning to the neighbourhood seventeen years after her death, young Isobel drops into the lives of her neighbours and reveals the hauntingly raw underbelly of human nature.

When: Various dates from now to Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts – 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver
Tickets: Online