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26 Awesome Events In Metro Vancouver This Weekend (January 26-28)


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January just flew by! Fortunately, the last weekend of the month is certain to have something for everyone to take part in.

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From concerts to indoor beach parties, here are 26 awesome events taking place in metro Vancouver this weekend.

Events In Metro Vancouver This Weekend


Friday, January 26

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 weekend until 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.

Market | Eastside Flea Spring Markets 2018

Organizers are excited to kick off another season of bi-weekly markets in the historic Ellis Building! Featuring 50+ local vendors, rotating food trucks, seasonal drink specials, and much more! Admission is $3.

Skating | Robson Square Ice Rink

Robson Square Ice Rink
Photo: Spencer Finlay / 604 Now Flickr Pool

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.

Games | Global Game Jam

Enjoy a full weekend of games at Global Game Jam at UBC Life Sciences Institute. The Global Game Jam® (GGJ) is the world’s largest game jam event taking place around the world at physical locations. Tickets are $50.

Food | Olympic Village Food Tour

Eat your way through the tastiest new neighbourhood in the city led by an experienced foodie guide. This event runs for 4 weekends as part of Dine Out Vancouver. You can catch it this weekend from Friday, January 26th  – Sunday, January 28th, 2018. Tickets are $80.35.

Festival | Fraser Valley Distillery Festival

The Fraser Valley Distillery Festival is back, with more spirits and liqueurs than ever! With twenty plus distilleries represented, everyone will be able to discover a new favourite. It all takes place this Friday from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Outdoor lights | Canyon Lights

Canyon Lights
Photo: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Canyon Lights is concluding for the year this 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.

Concert | Passion Pit

Passion Pit perform at the Commodore Ballroom. Tickets are $39.50.

Arts | PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

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.

Show | The Aliens

aliensSeventeen-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.

Food | Ocean Wise Pop-Up Café

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.


Saturday, January 27

Beach party | Boobs & Berries Beach Bonanza

Berries Beach Bonanza
Photo: 6 Pack Beach Vancouver – Indoor Beach Center / Facebook

Join the Boobs & Berries Beach Bonanza for a tropical beach getaway! The event takes place this weekend on Saturday, January 27th, 2018 at 6pack Indoor Beach Volleyball. It’ll be fun in the sand with the heat cranked!

Yoga | Yoga + Chocolate

Experience mindfulness with delicious chocolate with Open Door Yoga this weekend. The event starts at 1:00 p.m. and runs until 3:00 p.m.

Workshop | Beachy Terrarium Workshop

Bring the tranquility of the beach back home by creating your own beachy terrarium at the Maritime Museum of British Columbia. Admission to this workshop is $29.99.

Rugby | Canada vs Uruguay Rugby World Cup Qualifying

Rugby World Cup
Photo: Rugby Canada / Facebook

Team Canada prepares to take on Uruguay in a Men’s Rugby World Cup Qualifying match at BC Place.

Paint | Free painting Workshop

On the night, they’ll have 10 canvases out all with an outline of a Kasper character with plenty of colours and brushes out ready to be brought to life. Admission is free.

Party | Galaxion: 80’s Dance & Gamer Party

Photo: Snow Snow / Flickr

Vancouver is set to host an 80’s themed dance and gamer party this January. Galaxion takes place on Saturday, January 27th, 2018. The event will run from 10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. at Hindenburg. There will be drinks, dancing, and even video games free of charge!

Concert | Wallows

Los Angeles rock band Wallows perform at the Rio Theatre. Tickets are $20.

Comedy | Vancouver’s Next Top Mayor

Comedian Graham Clark and his guests pick the candidates for Vancouver’s next mayoral race in this high concept comedy show. You can catch it all at Little Mountain Gallery. Tickets start at $8.

Concert | Stone Sour & Halestorm

Stone Sour Halestorm Abbotsford Centre concert
Photo: Stone Sour, Halestorm / Facebook

Two iconic bands, Stone Sour and Halestorm are coming to Abbotsford this weekend on Saturday, January 27th, 2018. Performing live at the Abbotsford Centre, they’ll be joined on stage by The Dead Deads.


Sunday, January 28

Performance | Between Three Wheels

Between Three WheelsBetween Three Wheels is a spoken weird talk show brought to you by the Tiny Tricycle Poets: Emma Field, Angelica Poversky, and Andrew Warner. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. Show starts at 2:30 p.m. Latecomers are accepted every five minutes after they begin.

Produce | Steveston Cannery Farmers Market

The Cannery Farmers Market returns to Steveston from October to April, inside the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. It’s open this weekend on Sunday, January 28th.

Music | Jazz Vespers

See Jazz Vespers perform at St. Andrew’s United Church on Sunday afternoon. Band members include Phyllis Heppner (Keyboards); Doug Dunbar (Guitar and Sax); Gerry Teichrob (Bass); and Tyler Friesen (Drums). Admission is by donation.

Upcoming Events

January 29 | Ricky Gervais

British comedian Ricky Gervais is bringing his worldwide Humanity Tour to Vancouver on Monday, January 29th, 2018. The show will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and begins at 7:30 p.m.

January 30 | Lights

Alt-pop phenom Lights is kicking off her We Were Here Tour in Vancouver. Two shows will take place on Tuesday, January 30th and Wednesday, January 31st, 2018. She’ll be joined on stage in Vancouver by Chase Atlantic and DCF.

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