7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, January 9

Jan 3 2019, 2:57 pm

Halfway to the weekend! From Blind Date to Movie Night, here are seven things to check out in Vancouver today, Wednesday, January 9.

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

The Arts Club’s Blind Date

Blind Date/The Arts Club

What: From January 9 to 19, Rebecca Northan’s improv comedy Blind Date will be playing at Surrey Arts Centre. Viewers will get a chance to experience the exhilaration (and hilarity!) of new love as Mimi, the lead character of the show, goes on a blind date with a different man every night. There’s a catch though – her date is picked right out of the audience.

When: Wednesday, January 9 to Saturday, January 19, 2019
Time: Showtimes vary based on date
Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Tickets: Online

Voice: Who should tell your story? with Patricia Sandberg

What: Using her own memories and the stories told to her by over 150 people who lived in her hometown in northern Saskatchewan, Patricia Sandberg has penned a dramatic illustrated work of narrative non-fiction – Sun Dogs and Yellowcake – Gunnar  Mines, a Canadian Story. Patricia’s talk will be about the voice she used to tell the story and how that carries into the self-publishing decision she made. She will discuss how self-publishing can be a great option and sometimes the best option.

When: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: BC Alliance for Arts + Culture, Suite 100 – 938 Howe Street, Vancouver
More Info: Online

TechVancouver July 2018

What: TechVancouver’s Meetup brings together Vancouver’s tech leaders, innovators, and enthusiasts. The speakers are highly curated leaders and innovators who share their expertise and experiences through 5 minute TED-style presentations.

When: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Time: 6 pm
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $24

Shot in the Dark Opening Film — Three Identical Strangers

What: The first film of Shot in the Dark’s Winter 2018 series is Three Identical Strangers, an American documentary film directed by Tim Wardle. This film won a Special Jury Prize for Documentary Storytelling from the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Shot in the Dark – Langley Film Nights is a non profit organization and a member of the Film Circuit, a division of the Toronto International Film Festival

When: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Cineplex Cinemas Langley – 20090 91A Ave, Langley
Tickets: $10 at the door

Workshops: Printmaking & Pinot Series

What: Explore different printmaking techniques with Burnaby Art Gallery’s expert instructors while sipping on your choice of pinot. Wine included in the fee.

When: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Burnaby Art Gallery – 6344 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Register: Online

Wednesday Night at the Movies: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

What: A free screening of Joel and Ethan Coen’s classic O Brother, Where Art Thou? at Vancouver Public Library Renfrew Branch. Three convicts escape from a prison farm in Mississippi and travel home in hopes of recovering buried loot before it’s lost forever in a flood.

When: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Time: 6 pm
Where: Vancouver Public Library – Renfrew Branch – 2969 East 22nd Ave., Vancouver
Admission: Free

Free Yoga at Gateway Theatre



What: In advance of their upcoming production of Yoga Play in February, Gateway Theatre has partnered up with Perfect Hearts Yoga to offer free yoga classes.

When: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Time: 8:45 to 9:45 am
Where: Gateway Theatre – 6500 Gilbert Road Richmond
Admission: Free

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