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17 Awesome Events In Metro Vancouver This Week (January 22-26)


Time sure does fly by.

The last full week of January has plenty in store for you to check out.

From fine cuisine to comedy shows, here are 17 awesome events taking place in metro Vancouver this week.

Events In Metro Vancouver This Week


Monday, January 22

Food trucks | Street Food City

Street Food City
Photo: @streetfoodvancouver / Instagram

The seventh annual Street Food City, Dine Out Vancouver Festival’s cheap n’ cheerful ‘food truck pod’ takes place this week from Monday, January 22nd – Sunday, January 28th, 2018. Visitors can enjoy tasty bites from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. weekdays and 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on the weekend, at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s newly renovated plaza.

Skating | Robson Square Ice Rink

The Robson Square Ice Rink is open this weekend and will host free skates daily until Wednesday, February 28th, 2018. Skating is free for all ages. Those who own their own skates are welcome to use them. Skate rentals are $4, and rentals end 30 minutes before closing time. Furthermore, helmets are mandatory for children 12 and under. Robson Square Ice Rink will offer rentals and accept cash only.

Outdoor lights | Canyon Lights

Canyon Lights
Photo: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Canyon Lights is taking until Sunday, January 28th, 2018. The suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk, the rainforest and canyon are being transformed into a world of festive lights and visual enchantment. Guests will also get to see the tallest Christmas tree in the world!

Exhibition | The Fabric of Our Land

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC with the Musqueam Indian Band present the remarkable new exhibition The Fabric of Our Land: Salish Weaving. It’s on display from Sunday, November 19th – Sunday, April 15th, 2018. Curated by Susan Rowley in collaboration with Salish weavers, this exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the past 200 years of Salish wool weaving.

Exhibition | City on Edge

Museum of VancouverThe Museum of Vancouver (MOV) explores the history of our city’s street protests with City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism. It’s a major, new photo-based exhibition on display until Sunday, February 18th, 2018.

Performance | Hot Brown Honey

Hot Brown Honey turns up the heat, delivering lashings of sass and a hot pinch of empowerment in the smash-hit that took the Edinburgh Fringe by storm. Packing a punch of hip hop politics, the Honeys will make you laugh, cry, clap and shake what your mama gave you.

Arts | PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

Photo: PuSh International Performing Arts Festival / Facebook

The 2018 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival presents groundbreaking theatre, dance, music, multimedia and film. Catch it all at Vancouver venues from Tuesday, January 16th – Sunday, February 4th, 2018. Featuring artists from 11 countries, the 14th annual PuSh Festival showcases thought-provoking works from the intimate and immersive, to the monumental and spectacular.

Conference | AME Roundup

The 35th annual conference takes place this week from Monday, January 22nd – Thursday, January 25th, 2018. It invites explorers from around the world to share their latest findings, stories, successes and innovative ideas to further the exploration industry.

Food | World Chef Exchange

This farm-to-table multi-course dinner will combine each of the chef’s favourite culinary inspirations, using fresh sustainable seafood and locally-grown ingredients. Hot off the heels of a recent trip to Japan this spring, Chef Andrea and her team are excited to welcome both chefs and offer visitors a one-of-a-kind culinary experience. You can choose from two seatings: 5:45pm (with a 2.5 hour seating time) or 8:30 p.m.


Tuesday, January 23

Hockey | Vancouver Canucks

Photo: Vancouver Canucks / Facebook

The Vancouver Canucks host the LA Kings at Rogers Arena. Puck drop is slated for 7:00 p.m.

Pie | Winter Pie Making Workshop

This class is an introduction to pie making taught by head baker and co-owner of The Pie Shoppe Stephanie French, who will share with you lots of good advice and wisdom from her 30 years of baking.

Concert | Meshuggah

Swedish extreme-metal band Meshuggah perform at The Commodore Ballroom. The show begins at 8:00 p.m. and doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 24

Riding | Shred For The Cause

Ladies Night at Mount Seymour
Photo: Mt Seymour / Facebook

Mt Seymour’s popular Shred For The Cause fundraiser is back again this week beginning Monday, January 22nd, 2018. Previously known as “Shred for the Cure”, the event supports The Bloom Group, a local non-profit organization that helps the most vulnerable citizens of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Every Monday from January 22nd to March 26th, ladies pay a $15 donation to ski and ride from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. $5 from every lift ticket will be going to The Bloom Group. Normal prices range from $18 – $33.

Comedy | Adam Sandler

The super-talented and hilarious Adam Sandler will be performing live in Vancouver on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018. His show takes place at Orpheum Theatre alongside surprise special guests. Sandler’s films have grossed over $3 billion worldwide and include box office hits such as “Grown Ups,” “Just Go With It,” “Bedtime Stories,” “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan,” and “The Longest Yard”.

Thursday, January 25

19+ | Cosmic Nights MacMillan Space Centre

Enchantment Under the Stars
Photo: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre / Facebook

Cosmic Nights is a themed party, featuring a custom planetarium show, music, drinks, science demonstrations, games, and a special guest lecturer – all surrounding an exciting theme. Experience the Space Centre after hours in a 19+ environment! It all takes place this week on Thursday, January 25th, 2018. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. and run until 10:00 p.m.

Show | The Aliens

Seventeen-year- old Evan (Teo Saefkow) is eking out his summer working at the cafe. When he meets the two young men he is irresistibly drawn to their world of magic mushrooms, philosophical musings and great-bands – that never-were. The Aliens runs for approximately 2 hours, with a 15 minute intermission. This show contains strong language, and mature themes.


Friday, January 26

Food | Ocean Wise Pop-Up Café

Vancouver Aquarium

Guests will delight in renowned Ocean Wise executive chef Ned Bell’s three-course menu, featuring dishes from his inaugural cookbook Lure and showcasing the best in sustainable, locally-sourced ingredients. Wine pairings and upgrade courses will be available.

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