7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, January 24

Jan 17 2018, 8:47 pm

Halfway to the weekend, and we’ve got the rundown of seven fun things to do in Vancouver today, Wednesday, January 24. Adam Sandler, Vancouver Giants, PuSH Festival and more to check out.

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

Adam Sandler

  • What: A successful actor, writer, producer and musician, Sandler’s films have grossed more than $3 billion worldwide and include box office hits such as Grown UpsJust Go With It, and You Don’t Mess With the Zohan. In 2014, Sandler signed a deal with Netflix to produce and star in four original movies. The first three films, The Ridiculous 6The Do-Over and Sandy Wexler, were the most-watched movies on Netflix to date, which led to Sandler signing another deal with Netflix for four more.
  • When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Orpheum – 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Available via Ticketmaster

Blind Cinema

  • What: With Blind Cinema, theatre artist, Britt Hatzius, brings a truly experimental movie-going experience to the PuSh stage. During the show, audience members will “watch” a movie blindfolded with a row of children seated behind them. The children are tasked with the job of narrating the story in whispers to the blind moviegoers. This storytelling experiment intends to flip the experience of watching a movie on its head with the audience having to depend on the children’s descriptions and their own imagination to “see” the movie.
  • When: Wednesday, January 24, Thursday, January 25, Wednesday, January 31, and Thursday, February 1, 2018
  • Time: 5 pm
  • Where: Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At PuSh; $28

French Gastronomy Series: East Country Pâtés

  • What: Pâtés are easier than you think, and they are amazing to have on hand whenever you have company. Enjoy them during the class with a glass of wine, or bring them home. Take home recipes and samples​.
  • When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: The Uncommon Café – 477 Powell Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $65; buy via Eventbrite

Margaret Cho

  • What: Five time Emmy- and Grammy- nominated Margaret Cho takes the stage on a wildly funny night with Fresh Off the Bloat content that will have you rolling in the aisles. Part of Whistler Pride and Ski Festival, mature audiences only.
  • When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Whistler Conference Centre – 4010 Whistler Way, Whistler
  • Tickets: Online, $60-$100

Vancouver Giants versus Spokane Chiefs

  • What: Vancouver Giants face off with the Spokane Chiefs in Western Hockey League action at Langley Events Centre.
  • When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
  • Tickets: Online

I’m Not Here

  • What:  I’m Not Here by Irish artist, Doireann Coady, is a show about someone who is no longer here. Performed (almost) entirely solo, Doireann takes the audience on a journey through the “soundscapes of grief.” The show is a meditation on life, death, and the relentless process of mourning, presented through a series of songs, poems, anecdotes, and a duet between Doireann and her brother, who has been dead for 3,104 days. 
  • When: Wednesday, January 24 to Sunday, January 28, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: The Cultch – 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At The Cultch; from $22


  • What: MEETING by Australian artists Antony Hamilton and Alisdair Macindoe is a unique dance/music performance featuring two dancers and 64 robotic percussion instruments providing the dance track. Each of the 64 robotic percussion instruments are preprogrammed to tap, chime, and click at specific intervals, while the dancers respond to the sounds with beautifully intricate, rhythmic movements.
  • When: Wednesday, January 24 to Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Performance Works – 1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At PuSh; $39
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