27 things to do in Vancouver this weekend: January 18 to 20

Jan 16 2019, 4:22 pm

Find your weekend vibes with our list of 27 things to do in Vancouver on Friday, January 18, Saturday, January 19, and Sunday, January 20. Dine Out Vancouver, PuSh Festival, and more.

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

Friday, January 18

Dine Out Vancouver 2019

Dine Out


What: Dine Out Vancouver is back for its 17th year, bringing with it a crowded calendar of food events, with hundreds of restaurants participating in this year’s exciting event. Taking place from January 18 through February 3, 2019, the popular annual fest features hundreds of restaurants, each offering multi-course dinners at $20, $30 or $40 (plus tax, gratuity and beverages).

When: Friday, January 18 to Sunday, February 3, 2019
Where: Various locations throughout the city
Price: $20, $30 or $40 (plus tax, gratuity and beverages). Special event tickets are on sale now

Jest Ladies Comedy – Nic Enright-Morin

What: Fraser Valley Comedy presents Jest Ladies Comedy hosted by Nic Enright-Morin. Nic Enright-Morin is a freelance writer, editor and comic who performs comedy all over BC, as well as in the UK. She also wrote and produced the interactive comedy play “Aunt Biddy’s Wake” and is a stand-up comedy instructor at LaughterZone 101. Featuring special performances by Yumi Nagashima, Syd Bosel, Lisa Person, Katrina Bennett, Lydia Rickards, Monique Naicker-Bellamy, Alison Ogilvie, Marlene Swidzinski and Ericka Young.

When: Friday, January 18, 2019
Time: 8:30 pm
Where: Chances Maple Ridge – 22710 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge
Admission: Free

Whooo’s Hoot Owl Prowl

What: Join naturalists on a night prowl and discover why owls are such great hunters of the night. Presented with Langley Field Naturalists. Ages 8+.

When: Friday, January 18, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Campbell Valley Regional Park
Price: $8.50 per adult, $4.50 per child/youth/adult 65+. Registration required – 604-432-6359. Barcode 7475

Drink and Draw in the Gallery

What: This free adult event is for artists, illustrators, sketchers, doodlers and art lovers to gather in the Art Gallery space for a social art event. The evening begins with a live drawing demo by guest artist Sandeep Johal, followed by open drawing time to work on solo or collaborative drawings and network with other artists while listening to DJ Shamik spin some tunes. Short tours of the Pierre Vassura exhibition will be ongoing throughout the night upon request. Drawing materials provided. Open to doodlers of all skill levels.

When: Friday, January 18, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Richmond Art Gallery – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
Register: Online, Free

VIN VAN pop-up wine dinner – ‘The Latin American One’

What: Enjoy this multi-course long table dinner focused on the wonderful wines of Latin America.

When: Friday, January 18, 2019
Time: 7 to 10:30 pm
Where: 7 East 7th Avenue, Vancouver
Price: $105; buy online

Vancouver Canucks vs Buffalo Sabres

What: The Vancouver Canucks continue their drive for the playoffs with a home game against the Buffalo Sabres.

When: Friday, January 18, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Glow Christmas

What: Glow Christmas brightens up Langley’s Milner Village Garden Centre with over 500,000 lights spanning 103,000-sq-ft of holiday magic. The display will feature four different light gardens, food trucks (and bar!), over 40 vendors, and – the cherry on top – a 210-foot musical light tunnel.

When: Select dates to January 19, 2019
Time: 4 to 10 pm
Where: Milner Village Garden Centre – 6690 216 St, Langley
Tickets: Available online, $8.99 to $39.99. Kids under 3 are free.

Saturday, January 19

March On, Vancouver! Resist! Persist!

What: The theme for the 2019 Women’s Marches around the world is Ending Violence Against Women. Hundreds are expected for the Vancouver march, will go from the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square to the Law Courts.

When: Saturday January 19, 2019
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square to the Law Courts.
More Info: Online

The Arts Club’s Blind Date

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

Artist Talk and Opening Reception

What: Celebrate the opening of Surrey Art Gallery’s winter exhibits Nicoletta Baumeister: In the Realm of PerceptionTriangle Trade: Camille Turner, Jérôme Havre, and Cauleen Smith; and Colette Urban: Gambler. A talk with Nicoletta Baumeister will start at 6:30 pm; reception follows at 7:30 pm.

When: Saturday, January 19, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 9 pm
Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

Vancouver Warriors vs San Diego Seals

What: Vancouver Warriors take on the San Diego Seals in NLL action at Rogers Arena.

When: Saturday, January 19 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Mingling with Musicians

Sexual Music Festival

Emotions studio / Shutterstock

What: Come enjoy a free daily mini-concert featuring City Centre Community Centre’s music instructors in the Community Living Room. This event is for All Ages.

When: Now to Saturday, January 19, 2019
Time: 10:30 to 11:30 am
Where: City Centre Community Centre – 5900 Minoru Blvd, Richmond
Admission: Free

Greighlan Crossing Pipe Band 14th Annual Burns Night

What: An evening of poetry and Scottish music dedicated to the great poet Robert Burns, accompanied by a full traditional buffet dinner that includes haggis, roast beef, neeps and tatties. Entertainment is being provided by the Greighlan Crossing Pipe Band, The Christie Highland Dancers, and dancing provided by a live DJ. Also featuring a scotch tasting bar, beer and wine bar, silent auction and more.

When: Saturday, January 19, 2019
Time: 5 to 11 pm
Where: Bonsor Banquet Hall, 6550 Bonsor Ave, Burnaby
Price: $55, email [email protected]

The Odd Couple (Female Version)

What: Easy-going and neurotic personalities clash when two women become roommates. While Olive is messy, untidy, and unconcerned about the state of her apartment, Florence is obsessively clean, tidy, and obsessed with hygiene. Olive’s easy-going outlook on life soon clashes with Florence’s highly-strung neurotic tendencies, testing their friendship to the limit. Written by Neil Simon, directed by Richard Wiens, and starring Angela Bell as Olive Madison and Corrine Out as Florence Unger.

When: Now to Saturday, January 19, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre – 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online, $19-$24

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: January 19 to February 14, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Venues around Vancouver
More Info: Online

Vancouver Babes Who Brunch

Enjoy a brunch and connect with other ladies at this monthly event in Vancouver. Each brunch has a speaker who will chat with guests about their personal and professional journey.

When: Saturday, January 19, 2019
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Where: per se Social Corner – 891 Homer Street, Vancouver
Price: $45–$55; buy online

Vancouver Giants vs Moose Jaw Warriors

What: Vancouver Giants take on the Moose Jaw Warriors in WHL action at Langley Events Centre.

When: Saturday, January 19, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
Tickets: Online

Sunday, January 20

Vancouver Canucks vs Detroit Red Wings

What: The Vancouver Canucks take on the Detroit Red Wings at Rogers Arena.

When: Sunday, January 20, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

15th Anniversary: PuSh International Performing Arts Festival 2019

What: The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is Vancouver’s signature mid-winter cultural event. The PuSh Festival presents audiences with groundbreaking, contemporary works of theatre, dance, music, and multimedia, by acclaimed local, national, and international artists. This year’s PuSh Festival will showcase 26 works from 24 companies from 13 countries – including six world premieres.

When: Now to February 3, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Tickets: Online

Port Moody Winter Farmers’ Market

What: Established in 2008, the Port Moody Winter Farmers’ Market began as a bi-weekly market in the lobby and courtyard of the Port Moody Rec Centre. Now a weekly market, shoppers can stop by every Sunday for local BC produce, artisan crafts, and delicious baked goods.

When: Every Sunday to April 28, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Port Moody Recreation Complex – 300 Ioco Rd, Port Moody
Admission: Free

Guo Pei: Couture Beyond Exhibition

Guo Pei, One Thousand and Two Nights, 2010/ Rachel Topham, Vancouver Art Gallery

What: Renowned for combining China’s rich aesthetic tradition with modern sensibilities, the exhibition will showcase more than 40 of Guo Pei’s breathtaking designs, including opulent avant-garde silhouettes. Couture Beyond looks at the the evolution of Guo Pei’s designs over 10 years, beginning with examples from her early collections, Samsara (2006), An Amazing Journey in a Childhood Dream (2008) and 1002 Nights (2010), with a lively installation in the Gallery’s rotunda of the collection from her 2015 MAC Cosmetics collaboration.

When: Now to Sunday, January 20, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby Street
Price: $6.50 – $24 – Tickets available via Vancouver Art Gallery

Family Day at PdA

What: Start your afternoon with a self-guided tour of PDA’s new exhibitions: alcohol inks by Francis Friesen in A Celebration of Colour and Abstraction, photography by Fiona Howarth in And then there were none and paintings by Janet Strayer in FLOW: Nature, Art and Mind. Then, participate in three drop-in style art activities based on the subject matter and mediums of the exhibitions to make your very own masterpieces.

When: Sunday, January 20, 2019
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Where: Place des Arts – 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online, Free

Lights at Lafarge Lake

What: Lights at Lafarge Lake is one of the largest free light displays in Metro Vancouver, and features more than 100,000 twinkling lights. The outdoor display wraps its way entirely around the lake, leading visitors on a 1.2-km loop through 10 themed zones. The display is located just steps from SkyTrain’s Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station, and the lights will remain on from dusk each night until 11 pm.

When: Now to Sunday, January 20, 2019
Time: Dusk to 11 pm daily
Where: Town Centre Park – 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Hastings Park Farmers’ Market

What: Find a great selection of local produce, fish, meat, dairy, artisan prepared foods, baked goods, local crafts, craft alcohol producers, and food trucks. There is free parking for market shoppers at Gate 2 off of Renfrew St.

When: Every Sunday to April 28, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Hastings Park Centregrounds – 2901 East Hastings Street
Admission: Free

Port Moody Farmers’ Market – Macrame Workshop

Hand Made Macrame (pornpawit / Shutterstock)

What: Curious about macrame or looking to learn a new skill? Instructor Emily Cheadle will lead the class through an intro to the art of macrame. Participants will complete a potted plant holder to take home.

When: Sunday, January 20, 2019
Time: 12 pm
Where: Port Moody Recreation Complex – 300 Ioco Rd, Port Moody
Tickets: Online

The 2019 Motorcycle Show

What: A new event is occurring every day from stunting to drag racing and is perfect for those who are into motorcycles. See all of the latest products, services, and gear while touring around.

When: Friday, January 18 to Sunday, January 20, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Tradex – Fraser Valley Trade and Exhibition Centre – 1190 Cornell St, Abbotsford
Tickets: Online, $13 for adults, $11 for kids (6 to 14) and $12 for seniors (over 65)

Marginal Consort

What: These four musicians come with enough instruments for an orchestra; some are acoustic, some are electronic, and quite a few are of the artists’ own invention. For three hours they make ambient, heavily manipulated music, far apart and fully independent of each other. It’s a sonic adventure, with the audience as liberated as the performers. Listeners are free to sit, lie down or move around as they see fit—in fact, changes in position are encouraged, because different positions in the space can bring radically different experiences. Part of PuSh Festival

When: Sunday, January 20, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Where: Performance Works – 1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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