Metro Vancouver events calendar for January 2019. Best festivals, fairs, fun things to do, New Year's Day events, kids activities, free entertainment in Vancouver, BC.

January 19, 2019

Sat

Hands-On Firefighting Workshop for Women

Curious about a firefighting career? Discover first-hand what it takes at a hands-on firefighting workshop for women and persons that identify as female, including transgender individuals

Vancouver | VFRS Training Centre | 7:30 am to 3:30 pm | Workshop

Clown Gym - Work it OUT

This Is For Conditioning! Work Your Clown Muscles! Get Your Weekly Work Out Play Out Here With Us

Vancouver | Dusty Flower Shop | 12:00 am to 3:00 pm | Comedy

Kameelah Janan Rasheed

The Contemporary Art Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in Canada by Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, writer and educator Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Vancouver | Contemporary Art Gallery | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

The Illusionists - Live From Broadway

This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible Illusionists on earth

Vancouver | Queen Elizabeth Theatre | 2:00 pm to 4:15 pm | Show

Pacific Theatre: A Prayer for Owen Meany by Simon Bent

An epic tale of faith, absurdity, and the power of a single voice

Vancouver | Pacific Theatre | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Theatre

Arts Club Theatre Company - Blind Date

Experience all the exhilaration and excitement of new love as Mimi goes on a blind date with a different man every night - plucked right out of the audience!

Surrey | Surrey Arts Centre | 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm | Theatre

Lights at Lafarge 2018

It's back! Metro Vancouver’s largest, free outdoor lights display at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park kicks off

Coquitlam | Lafarge Lake | 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Family | Free

A Celebration of Robbie Burns Buffet and Concert

Join us in our annual celebration of Scotland’s National Bard, Robbie Burns!

Coquitlam | Place des Arts | 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Music

Geeks versus Nerds - Ep 47: Royal Rumble!

Ladies, gentleman, and folks of all ages! We're starting 2019 with a match up of majesty and a cavalcade of killer! It's time...for A Royal Rumble!

Vancouver | XYYVR | 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Show

The Illusionists by Broadway Across Canada

This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible Illusionists on earth

Vancouver | Queen Elizabeth Theatre | 7:30 pm to 9:45 pm | Show

New Music Festival. VSO plays John Luther Adams: Become Ocean

In a program zoomusicologist Emily Doolittle’s Reedbird - a direct transcription of the fast, bubbly song of the bobolink, slowed and expanded so that human listeners can appreciate its complexity and tonal richness

Vancouver | The Orpheum | 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Music

UBC Theatre - Lion in the Streets

Award-winning Canadian playwright Judith Thompson’s seminal play Lion in the Streets centres around Isobel, the ghost of a murdered nine-year-old Portuguese girl

Vancouver | Chan Centre for the Performing Arts | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

Cory Weeds Quintet featuring Roy McCurdy

CD Release: Cannonball Adderley: Swingin' In Seattle, Live At The Penthouse

Vancouver | Frankie's Jazz Club | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Music

The Odd Couple (Female Version)

Easy-going and neurotic personalities clash when two women become roommates.

Coquitlam | Evergreen Cultural Centre | 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

PuSh Festival presents DanceNorth Australia in Attractor

This supremely rousing show begins with two musicians and eight dancers onstage. Indonesian duo Senyawa plays operatic, heavy metal-inflected music spiced with ritual and folk idioms from their native country

Vancouver | Vancouver Playhouse | 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Performing Arts

A Prayer for Owen Meany by Simon Bent

An epic tale of faith, absurdity, and the power of a single voice

Vancouver | Pacific Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Arts Club Theatre Company: Blind Date

Experience all the exhilaration and excitement of new love as Mimi goes on a blind date with a different man every night—plucked right out of the audience!

Surrey | Surrey Arts Centre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Murder on Reserve by Thomas Hischak

In small town Illinois things are a little too quiet, even for the Reference Section of the public library. A body is discovered and big city cops are called in

Vancouver | Metro Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Dakh Daughters

Seven actresses take musical instruments into their hands in order to create a life-affirming performance about love, freedom, and beauty which at the end of the day—will save the world

Vancouver | York Theatre | 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Performing Arts

Colter Wall

with guests

Vancouver | Commodore Ballroom | 9:00 pm to 11:55 pm | Music

The Dirty Betty Show

A comedic variety show perfect for your saucy night out

Vancouver | Little Mountain Comedy Departmen | 10:00 pm to 11:30 pm | Comedy

January 20, 2019

Sun

Kameelah Janan Rasheed

The Contemporary Art Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in Canada by Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, writer and educator Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Vancouver | Contemporary Art Gallery | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

VSO School of Music: Travels with My Guitar - The Artist's Corner at O’Brian Classroom

Get close to key figures of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and VSO School of Music, as musicians, leaders and educators talk about what goes on behind the music in this series of fascinatingly intimate lunchtime presentations. Lunch is included.

Vancouver | VSO School of Music | 12:30 am to 2:00 pm | Music

The Illusionists - Live From Broadway

This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible Illusionists on earth

Vancouver | Queen Elizabeth Theatre | 2:00 pm to 4:15 pm | Show

Family Day at PdA!

Gather up the clan and drop by Family Day at PdA to immerse yourself in art!

Coquitlam | Place des Arts | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Family | Free

Lights at Lafarge 2018

It's back! Metro Vancouver’s largest, free outdoor lights display at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park kicks off

Coquitlam | Lafarge Lake | 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Family | Free

Little Miss Higgins

From the Great Northern Plains of Western Canada, Little Miss Higgins struts and serenades her way, guitar in hand, lips blazoned red, onto any stage

Coquitlam | Evergreen Cultural Centre | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Music

The Illusionists by Broadway Across Canada

This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible Illusionists on earth

Vancouver | Queen Elizabeth Theatre | 7:30 pm to 9:45 pm | Show

A Persian Night

A Persian Night with Vancouver Opera Orchestra featuring Vancouver Bach Choir & Alireza Ghorbani – Resurrection

Vancouver | The Orpheum | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Music

January 22, 2019

Tue

Veronica Roth: Lost Stories Found

Veronica Roth is best known for her watercolour, ink, and chalk mixed media paintings on vintage and antique paper

North Vancouver | North Vancouver District Hall | 8:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

Richmond Popup

Small Business BC is British Columbia’s premiere resource centre for knowledge-based business products and services

Richmond | Richmond City Hall | 10:00 am to 2:00 pm | Business / Finance | Free

Kameelah Janan Rasheed

The Contemporary Art Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in Canada by Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, writer and educator Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Vancouver | Contemporary Art Gallery | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Global Dance Connections series: The Dance Centre presents Company 605. Loop, Lull

An electrifying force in Canadian dance, Company 605’s trademark hyper-physical style highlights effort, tension, exertion and risk, capturing a fresh and exciting aesthetic

Vancouver | The Dance Centre | 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Dance

Arts Club Theatre Company: Blind Date

Experience all the exhilaration and excitement of new love as Mimi goes on a blind date with a different man every night—plucked right out of the audience!

Coquitlam | Evergreen Cultural Centre | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

Friends of Chamber Music: Ehnes Quartet in concert

Canadian superstar violinist James Ehnes makes his first visit for Friends with his own string quartet

Vancouver | Vancouver Playhouse | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Music

Little Mountain Improv

Weekly shows from all star improv people in Vancouver BC!

Vancouver | Little Mountain Gallery | 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Comedy

January 23, 2019

Wed

Veronica Roth: Lost Stories Found

Veronica Roth is best known for her watercolour, ink, and chalk mixed media paintings on vintage and antique paper

North Vancouver | North Vancouver District Hall | 8:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

Kameelah Janan Rasheed

The Contemporary Art Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in Canada by Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, writer and educator Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Vancouver | Contemporary Art Gallery | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Men’s Bible Study and Prayer Group

Men’s Bible Study and discussion group, meets weekly at 7-8:30pm to read scripture and respond to prayer requests. Non-denominational, open to everyone

North Vancouver | St. Andrew's United Church | 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

UBC Theatre - Lion in the Streets

Award-winning Canadian playwright Judith Thompson’s seminal play Lion in the Streets centres around Isobel, the ghost of a murdered nine-year-old Portuguese girl

Vancouver | Chan Centre for the Performing Arts | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

Arts Club Theatre Company: Blind Date

Experience all the exhilaration and excitement of new love as Mimi goes on a blind date with a different man every night—plucked right out of the audience!

Coquitlam | Evergreen Cultural Centre | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

Frozen - Staged Reading

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 entire

Surrey | Surrey Arts Centre | 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Theatre

Alexander Rosenbaum

It is difficult to meet a man who did not hear the songs of the bard from Leningrad Alexander Rosenbaum. His many songs have become truly folk because in them all the experiences and feelings that are so important for everyone

Vancouver | Vancouver Playhouse | 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Music

Special Concert: The Legendary Itzhak Perlman with the VSO

Simply put, Itzhak Perlman is one of history’s greatest musicians, and we are fortunate to have him return to the VSO stage to perform Mendelssohn’s Romantic Violin Concerto, “the heart’s jewel” of violin concertos, with Maestro Otto Tausk

Vancouver | The Orpheum | 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Music

A Prayer for Owen Meany by Simon Bent

An epic tale of faith, absurdity, and the power of a single voice

Vancouver | Pacific Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

January 24, 2019

Thu

Veronica Roth: Lost Stories Found

Veronica Roth is best known for her watercolour, ink, and chalk mixed media paintings on vintage and antique paper

North Vancouver | North Vancouver District Hall | 8:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

Art in Sacred Spaces

Join gallery staff for a day of art discovery and cultural explorations as we explore sacred sites around the Lower Mainland, including the Buddhist Temple in Richmond, Schara Tzedeck synagogue and Christchurch Cathedral in Vancouver

West Vancouver | Ferry Building Gallery | 10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Visual Arts

Kameelah Janan Rasheed

The Contemporary Art Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in Canada by Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, writer and educator Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Vancouver | Contemporary Art Gallery | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Celebrating Robbie Burns

Back by popular demand! Join us for a fun-filled evening of Scottish music, dance and poetry in celebration of Scotland’s National Bard, Robert Burns

North Vancouver | Centennial Theatre | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Music

UBC Theatre - Lion in the Streets

Award-winning Canadian playwright Judith Thompson’s seminal play Lion in the Streets centres around Isobel, the ghost of a murdered nine-year-old Portuguese girl

Vancouver | Chan Centre for the Performing Arts | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

Arts Club Theatre Company: Blind Date

Experience all the exhilaration and excitement of new love as Mimi goes on a blind date with a different man every night—plucked right out of the audience!

Coquitlam | Evergreen Cultural Centre | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

Arts Club Theatre Company: The Matchmaker

Mix-ups and matchups in a classic farce. Experience the pandemonium of this classic—and the inspiration for Hello, Dolly!—that embraces the unexpected in a truly modern way

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

International Guitar Night 2019

Each year, International Guitar Night’s founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries from around the world for special concert tours of North America highlighting the diversity of the acoustic guitar

New Westminster | Massey Theatre | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Music

CD Release! Etta Jones – A Soulful Sunday: Live at The Left Bank

Never-before-heard recordings from the late soul songstress

Vancouver | Frankie's Jazz Club | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Music

Surrey Little Theatre: Night Watch

A woman sees a dead body in the window of the abandoned building across the way from her home. Her husband tries to comfort her but believes she is still affected by an earlier tragedy

Surrey | Surrey Little Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

A Prayer for Owen Meany by Simon Bent

An epic tale of faith, absurdity, and the power of a single voice

Vancouver | Pacific Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Murder on Reserve by Thomas Hischak

In small town Illinois things are a little too quiet, even for the Reference Section of the public library. A body is discovered and big city cops are called in

Vancouver | Metro Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Global Dance Connections series: The Dance Centre presents Kuan-Hsiang Liu. Kids

Taiwanese choreographer and dancer Kuan-Hsiang Lui is an explosive new talent on the international dance scene, whose luminous works often have autobiographical roots

Vancouver | The Dance Centre | 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Dance

Jokes Please!

Jokes Please! is an award-winning stand-up comedy show hosted by Ross Dauk that happens every Thursday at Little Mountain Gallery

Vancouver | Little Mountain Gallery | 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Comedy

January 25, 2019

Fri

Veronica Roth: Lost Stories Found

Veronica Roth is best known for her watercolour, ink, and chalk mixed media paintings on vintage and antique paper

North Vancouver | North Vancouver District Hall | 8:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

Kameelah Janan Rasheed

The Contemporary Art Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in Canada by Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, writer and educator Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Vancouver | Contemporary Art Gallery | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Opening Reception: Boobies and Wieners SIX

Hot Art Wet City is bringing back your favourite immature and dirty art show for a sixth, sexy year. This time, we’re partnering with Arts Factory for this little quickie

Vancouver | Arts Factory Society | 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Party | Free

Early Music Vancouver: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - J.S. Bach: The Circle of Creation

J.S. Bach: The Circle of Creation blends 21st-century technology with an exploration of the tradition and skill of old world craftspeople and artisans

Vancouver | Vancouver Playhouse | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Music

UBC Theatre - Lion in the Streets

Award-winning Canadian playwright Judith Thompson’s seminal play Lion in the Streets centres around Isobel, the ghost of a murdered nine-year-old Portuguese girl

Vancouver | Chan Centre for the Performing Arts | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

Arts Club Theatre Company: Blind Date

Experience all the exhilaration and excitement of new love as Mimi goes on a blind date with a different man every night—plucked right out of the audience!

Coquitlam | Evergreen Cultural Centre | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

What if Romeo and Juliet by Presentation House Theatre

Take a new look at Shakespeare’s magnificent and tragic love story. Do we all have the potential to become a Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt or Mercutio? Could there be another ending to this beloved and famous tale?

North Vancouver | Presentation House Theatre | 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm | Theatre

Black Art Jazz Collective featuring Jeremy Pelt

With Jeremy Pelt trumpet, Wayne Escoffery saxophone, James Burton III trombone, Xavier Davis piano, Vicente Archer bass, and Johnathan Blake drums

Vancouver | Frankie's Jazz Club | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Music

CapU Jazz Series: A Tribute to Africa with "A" Band and NiteCap

Artist-in-residence Dr. Kofi Gbolonyo leads CapU's "A" Band, NiteCap and faculty guests in this exploration of African jazz roots

North Vancouver | BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Music

Surrey Little Theatre: Night Watch

A woman sees a dead body in the window of the abandoned building across the way from her home. Her husband tries to comfort her but believes she is still affected by an earlier tragedy

Surrey | Surrey Little Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

A Prayer for Owen Meany by Simon Bent

An epic tale of faith, absurdity, and the power of a single voice

Vancouver | Pacific Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Love & Mercy: Presenting Erick Lichte from Portland/Vancouver

The final audition concert presents Erick Lichte, whom Vancouverites know as the Artistic Director of Chor Leoni Men’s Choir

Vancouver | Shaughnessy Heights United Church | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Music

Murder on Reserve by Thomas Hischak

In small town Illinois things are a little too quiet, even for the Reference Section of the public library. A body is discovered and big city cops are called in

Vancouver | Metro Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Global Dance Connections series: The Dance Centre presents Kuan-Hsiang Liu. Kids

Taiwanese choreographer and dancer Kuan-Hsiang Lui is an explosive new talent on the international dance scene, whose luminous works often have autobiographical roots

Vancouver | The Dance Centre | 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Dance

Arts Club Theatre Company: The Matchmaker

Mix-ups and matchups in a classic farce. Experience the pandemonium of this classic—and the inspiration for Hello, Dolly!—that embraces the unexpected in a truly modern way

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

The Comic Strippers

Your favourite comedy bodies are back with a new show, more moves and even quicker wits! The Comic Strippers is a male stripper parody and improv comedy show for all genders

Surrey | Bell Performing Arts Centre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Show

January 26, 2019

Sat

VSO 100th Anniversary Day of Music

A Day of Free Concerts and Musical Activities for the Whole Community!

Vancouver | Orpheum Annex | 10:00 am to 8:00 pm | Music | Free

Cuban Dance Immersion with Kati Hernandez: Rumba + Musicality & Interpretation Workshop

The most sought-after Cuban teacher based in North America comes to Vancouver for the first time! Kati is well-known for her ability to deliver both, knowledge and fun. Treat yourself to two days of workshops that will make you a better dancer

Vancouver | BC Dance Studio | 12:00 am to 3:00 pm | Workshop

Boobies and Wieners SIX

Hot Art Wet City is bringing back your favourite immature and dirty art show for a sixth, sexy year. This time, we’re partnering with Arts Factory for this little quickie

Vancouver | Arts Factory Society | 12:00 am to 4:00 pm | Party | Free

Clown Gym - Work it OUT

This Is For Conditioning! Work Your Clown Muscles! Get Your Weekly Work Out Play Out Here With Us

Vancouver | Dusty Flower Shop | 12:00 am to 3:00 pm | Comedy

Kameelah Janan Rasheed

The Contemporary Art Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in Canada by Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, writer and educator Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Vancouver | Contemporary Art Gallery | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Surrey Health Expo

Family fun for Everyone!

Surrey | City of Surrey | 12:00 am to 5:00 pm | Fair | Free

Pacific Theatre: A Prayer for Owen Meany by Simon Bent

An epic tale of faith, absurdity, and the power of a single voice

Vancouver | Pacific Theatre | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Theatre

The Matchmaker

Mix-ups and matchups in a classic farce. Experience the pandemonium of this classic—and the inspiration for Hello, Dolly!—that embraces the unexpected in a truly modern way

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Theatre

Arts Club Theatre Company - Blind Date

Experience all the exhilaration and excitement of new love as Mimi goes on a blind date with a different man every night—plucked right out of the audience!

Coquitlam | Evergreen Cultural Centre | 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm | Theatre

Dancing with Desserts

5 th annual Dancing with Desserts. Featuring various dance performances from our talentea competitive dance

Vancouver | The Norman Rothstein Theatre | 6:00 pm to 0:00 am | Dance

Zombie Roof - Original Showcase

Original Hard Rock Alternativeband Zombie Roof playing music from their self titled album with opening act “Death by Daisies” - All Girl band from Vancouver

Vancouver | The Biltmore Cabaret | 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Music

UBC Theatre - Lion in the Streets

Award-winning Canadian playwright Judith Thompson’s seminal play Lion in the Streets centres around Isobel, the ghost of a murdered nine-year-old Portuguese girl

Vancouver | Chan Centre for the Performing Arts | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

Dash Trumpet Duo and Naomi Woo (piano) by Müzewest Concerts

Naomi Woo is a pianist, conductor, and researcher, currently pursuing a PhD as a Gates Cambridge Scholar

Vancouver | Vancouver Academy of Music | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Music

Arts Club Theatre Company: Blind Date

Experience all the exhilaration and excitement of new love as Mimi goes on a blind date with a different man every night—plucked right out of the audience!

Coquitlam | Evergreen Cultural Centre | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

What if Romeo and Juliet by Presentation House Theatre

Take a new look at Shakespeare’s magnificent and tragic love story. Do we all have the potential to become a Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt or Mercutio? Could there be another ending to this beloved and famous tale?

North Vancouver | Presentation House Theatre | 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm | Theatre

Lions Gate Sinfonia - Classical Cello: Tradition and the Creative Process

Dr. John Friesen, a Vancouver-born musician, quite simply, is a brilliant cellist. He grew up in our area, and often returns home from his professorship at Western Washington University to teach and perform

North Vancouver | Centennial Theatre | 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Music

Black Art Jazz Collective featuring Jeremy Pelt

With Jeremy Pelt trumpet, Wayne Escoffery saxophone, James Burton III trombone, Xavier Davis piano, Vicente Archer bass, and Johnathan Blake drums

Vancouver | Frankie's Jazz Club | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Music

Derek Gripper

An exotic blend of contemporary classical and traditional kora music, Derek Gripper’s mastery of his 6-string guitar is nothing short of miraculous

Vancouver | St. James Hall | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Music

Surrey Little Theatre: Night Watch

A woman sees a dead body in the window of the abandoned building across the way from her home. Her husband tries to comfort her but believes she is still affected by an earlier tragedy

Surrey | Surrey Little Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

A Prayer for Owen Meany by Simon Bent

An epic tale of faith, absurdity, and the power of a single voice

Vancouver | Pacific Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Murder on Reserve by Thomas Hischak

In small town Illinois things are a little too quiet, even for the Reference Section of the public library. A body is discovered and big city cops are called in

Vancouver | Metro Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

The Comic Strippers

The Comic Strippers A male stripper parody and improv comedy show

Vancouver | York Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Show

Global Dance Connections series: The Dance Centre presents Kuan-Hsiang Liu. Kids

Taiwanese choreographer and dancer Kuan-Hsiang Lui is an explosive new talent on the international dance scene, whose luminous works often have autobiographical roots

Vancouver | The Dance Centre | 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Dance

Arts Club Theatre Company: The Matchmaker

Mix-ups and matchups in a classic farce. Experience the pandemonium of this classic—and the inspiration for Hello, Dolly!—that embraces the unexpected in a truly modern way

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Cubanization feat. Kati Hernandez

The Cubanization dance party returns in 2019 as a monthly event on the last Saturday of every month, with a music selection consisting of nowadays Cuban Timba hits and a second party room where you'll be dancing to Bachata, Merengue, and Reggaeton

Vancouver | BC Dance Studio | 9:00 pm to 1:00 am | Dance

January 27, 2019

Sun

Orishas + Body Movement Workshop with Kati Hernandez

The most sought-after Cuban teacher based in North America comes to Vancouver for the first time! Kati is well-known for her ability to deliver both, knowledge and fun. Treat yourself to two days of workshops that will make you a better dancer

Vancouver | BC Dance Studio | 12:00 am to 3:00 pm | Workshop

Kameelah Janan Rasheed

The Contemporary Art Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in Canada by Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, writer and educator Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Vancouver | Contemporary Art Gallery | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

What if Romeo and Juliet by Presentation House Theatre

Take a new look at Shakespeare’s magnificent and tragic love story. Do we all have the potential to become a Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt or Mercutio? Could there be another ending to this beloved and famous tale?

North Vancouver | Presentation House Theatre | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm | Theatre

The Matchmaker

Mix-ups and matchups in a classic farce. Experience the pandemonium of this classic—and the inspiration for Hello, Dolly!—that embraces the unexpected in a truly modern way

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Theatre

Murder on Reserve by Thomas Hischak

In small town Illinois things are a little too quiet, even for the Reference Section of the public library. A body is discovered and big city cops are called in

Vancouver | Metro Theatre | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Theatre

Vancouver Recital Society: Zoltán Fejérvári piano

Winner of the 2017 Concours Musical International de Montréal piano edition, and a recipient of a Borletti- Buitoni Trust Fellowship, Hungarian pianist Zoltán Fejérvári has appeared in recitals throughout Europe and the US

Vancouver | Vancouver Playhouse | 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm | Music

January Student Concert

Place des Arts’ music students are provided performance opportunities through our student concerts, held throughout the season.

Coquitlam | Place des Arts | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Music

Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole

The voice of Hawaii’s new generation. Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole impressive vocal range mixes baritone chant and Hawaiian falsetto singing. We are delighted to have Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole in Vancouver

Vancouver | York Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Show

January 29, 2019

Tue

Tunes for Tots with Ginger and Snap

Tunes for Tots is a fun and interactive introduction to music and dance for pre-schoolers in the Centennial Theatre Performance Studio. Katie Brock and Susan Lepin make up the dynamic duo that is “Ginger and Snap”

North Vancouver | Centennial Theatre | 10:00 am to 12:00 am | Kids

Kameelah Janan Rasheed

The Contemporary Art Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in Canada by Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, writer and educator Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Vancouver | Contemporary Art Gallery | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

MUTED with Monica Germino, violin

for violin, voice, whisperviolin, frame violin, a multitude of mutes, and light

Vancouver | Orpheum Annex | 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Music

Global Dance Connections series: The Dance Centre presents Company 605. Loop, Lull

An electrifying force in Canadian dance, Company 605’s trademark hyper-physical style highlights effort, tension, exertion and risk, capturing a fresh and exciting aesthetic

Vancouver | The Dance Centre | 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Dance

Angela Zhang

Angela Zhang is an Asian singer and actress who rose to fame through a television drama "My MVP Valentine"

Vancouver | Queen Elizabeth Theatre | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Music

Arts Club Theatre Company: The Matchmaker

Mix-ups and matchups in a classic farce. Experience the pandemonium of this classic—and the inspiration for Hello, Dolly!—that embraces the unexpected in a truly modern way

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

Arts Club Theatre Company: Blind Date

Experience all the exhilaration and excitement of new love as Mimi goes on a blind date with a different man every night—plucked right out of the audience!

New Westminster | Anvil Centre | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

Efrim Manuel Menuck of Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Efrim Manuel Menuck is a Canadian musician involved with a number of Montreal-based bands, most notably Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra

Vancouver | The Biltmore Cabaret | 8:00 pm to 3:00 am | Music

Friends of Chamber Music: Pražák & Zemlinsky Quartets together in concert

The 18th visit for the Friends by the wonderful Czech Pražák Quartet is combined with the first appearance by the Zemlinsky Quartet

Vancouver | Vancouver Playhouse | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Music

Little Mountain Improv

Weekly shows from all star improv people in Vancouver BC!

Vancouver | Little Mountain Gallery | 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Comedy

January 30, 2019

Wed

Kameelah Janan Rasheed

The Contemporary Art Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in Canada by Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, writer and educator Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Vancouver | Contemporary Art Gallery | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

The Matchmaker

Mix-ups and matchups in a classic farce. Experience the pandemonium of this classic—and the inspiration for Hello, Dolly!—that embraces the unexpected in a truly modern way

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm | Theatre

MUTED with Monica Germino, violin

for violin, voice, whisperviolin, frame violin, a multitude of mutes, and light

Vancouver | Orpheum Annex | 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Music

Men’s Bible Study and Prayer Group

Men’s Bible Study and discussion group, meets weekly at 7-8:30pm to read scripture and respond to prayer requests. Non-denominational, open to everyone

North Vancouver | St. Andrew's United Church | 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

UBC Theatre - Lion in the Streets

Award-winning Canadian playwright Judith Thompson’s seminal play Lion in the Streets centres around Isobel, the ghost of a murdered nine-year-old Portuguese girl

Vancouver | Chan Centre for the Performing Arts | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

Arts Club Theatre Company: The Matchmaker

Mix-ups and matchups in a classic farce. Experience the pandemonium of this classic—and the inspiration for Hello, Dolly!—that embraces the unexpected in a truly modern way

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

Roast Battle: Vancouver Edition

Roast Battle Vancouver is back with a brand new format! Come check out our new expanded Undercard Battles as well as our first ever Championship Title Match!

Vancouver | Little Mountain Gallery | 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Performing Arts

January 31, 2019

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Kameelah Janan Rasheed

The Contemporary Art Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in Canada by Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, writer and educator Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Vancouver | Contemporary Art Gallery | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

UBC Theatre - Lion in the Streets

Award-winning Canadian playwright Judith Thompson’s seminal play Lion in the Streets centres around Isobel, the ghost of a murdered nine-year-old Portuguese girl

Vancouver | Chan Centre for the Performing Arts | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) by UBC Opera

Die Zauberflöte, better known by its English title The Magic Flute, is one of Mozart’s most beloved works

Vancouver | Chan Centre for the Performing Arts | 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Opera

Arts Club Theatre Company: The Matchmaker

Mix-ups and matchups in a classic farce. Experience the pandemonium of this classic—and the inspiration for Hello, Dolly!—that embraces the unexpected in a truly modern way

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

Arts Club Theatre Company: True Crime

Created by Torquil Campbell and Chris Abraham, in collaboration with Julian Brown

Vancouver | Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre | 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Bowie - The Tribute

A tribute celebrating the amazing legacy of the original Starman himself, David Bowie

North Vancouver | Centennial Theatre | 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Show

Studio 58 presents Cabaret

Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd – and to leave their troubles outside

Vancouver | Studio 58 | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Surrey Little Theatre: Night Watch

A woman sees a dead body in the window of the abandoned building across the way from her home. Her husband tries to comfort her but believes she is still affected by an earlier tragedy

Surrey | Surrey Little Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

LP - Heart To Mouth Tour 2019

Laura Pergolizzi is an American singer and songwriter who performs under the stage name LP

Vancouver | The Orpheum | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Music

A Prayer for Owen Meany by Simon Bent

An epic tale of faith, absurdity, and the power of a single voice

Vancouver | Pacific Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

North Vancouver Community Players: Drinking Alone By Norm Foster

In this romantic comedy set in the midst of a dysfunctional family reunion, Joe Todd hires Rene Duchene to pose as his fiancée for an evening so that he can impress his father, Ivan

North Vancouver | Hendry Hall | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Jim Byrnes with Mainstreet Muze

James Thomas Kevin Byrnes is an American blues musician, guitarist, and actor

North Vancouver | Deep Cove Stage Society | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Music

Murder on Reserve by Thomas Hischak

In small town Illinois things are a little too quiet, even for the Reference Section of the public library. A body is discovered and big city cops are called in

Vancouver | Metro Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Interpol

Interpol is an American rock band from Manhattan, New York, formed in 1997. Their original line-up consisted of Paul Banks (vocals, rhythm guitar), Daniel Kessler (lead guitar, vocals), Carlos Dengler (bass guitar, keyboards) and Greg Drudy (drums, percus

Vancouver | Queen Elizabeth Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Music

Arts Club Theatre Company: Blind Date

Experience all the exhilaration and excitement of new love as Mimi goes on a blind date with a different man every night—plucked right out of the audience!

Maple Ridge | The ACT Arts Centre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Global Dance Connections: The Dance Centre presents Victoria Hunt. Copper Promises: Hinemihi Haka

Australian dance artist Victoria Hunt’s spellbinding solo Copper Promises embodies the cultural and physical journey of Hinemihi – a female ancestor

Vancouver | The Dance Centre | 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Dance

Jokes Please!

Jokes Please! is an award-winning stand-up comedy show hosted by Ross Dauk that happens every Thursday at Little Mountain Gallery

Vancouver | Little Mountain Gallery | 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Comedy