Things to Do in Vancouver in January

Things to Do in Vancouver in January: Events, Activities and Festivals happening in Vancouver during January 2020.

Romantic Bruckner Plus Gidon Kremer Plays Schumann
31 Jan

Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver

January 31, 2020 To February 1, 2020

604.876.3434

$16.25 - $115.00 + Applicable Charges

Gidon Kremer’s legendary combination of dazzling technique and painstaking musical insight will show us the brilliance of Schumann’s subtle and intimate Cello Concerto in this ...  »

Harlem Globetrotters
31 Jan

Abbotsford Centre, 33800 King Rd, Abbotsford

January 31, 2020

$25 - $120+charges

The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters will bring their new “Pushing the Limits” World Tour. Launching this December, Globetrotters’ fans will experience even bigger moments and memories, including a ...  »

Urinetown, the Musical
30 Jan

Studio 58, 100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver

January 30, 2020 To February 16, 2020

$12.50 to $30

In a city gripped by a severe drought, a large corporation holds a monopoly on all toilets and citizens must pay to pee! Heroic Bobby Strong incites ...  »

The Majesty of Bruckner
30 Jan

Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver

January 30, 2020

604.876.3434

$28.00 + Applicable Charges

Get a jump on the weekend with the new series VSO AFTERWORK. Join us for happy hour in the Orpheum at 5:30, a short format, no intermission concert ...  »

Classical Coffee Concert - The Red Violin
30 Jan

The ACT Arts Centre, 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge

January 30, 2020

6044762787

General $27.50

CLASSICAL COFFEE CONCERTS | MAINSTAGE THEATRE Vancouver’s own violinist Jasper Wood will warm your hearts and spirits with this enticing programme featuring the music to the film, ...  »

Feasts of Coquitlam: Lunar New Year Dinner
29 Jan

Coquitlam Heritage at Mackin House, 1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam

January 29, 2020

6045166151

$15

Feasts of Coquitlam returns with a feast to celebrate Lunar New Year. Learn how to prepare three traditional Chinese dishes: Chinese Lions Head (Braised Pork Meatballs), Abalone ...  »

Spine
29 Jan

Havana Theatre,1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

January 29, 2020 To February 8, 2020

$10-20

Backbone Theatre Collective presents the fierce and timely one-woman play Spine by Clara Brennan, featuring Kate Besworth (Bard on the Beach) and directed by Wendy Bollard. Spine ...  »

Michael Kiwanuka
28 Jan

Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville St., Vancouver

January 28, 2020

$32.5+charges

The self-titled record usually marks a definable phase of a musician’s career; an embrace of personal mythology, perhaps, or merely a shift to ‘take me as ...  »

Whistler Pride and Ski Festival
26 Jan

Whistler

January 26, 2020 To February 2, 2020

free & ticketed events

Join in a for a week packed with winter-sport, culture, and entertainment. Each day begins with with daily guided ski/snowboarding groups followed by a free festival ...  »

Howard Jones Trio
26 Jan

Rickshaw Theatre, East Hastings Street, Vancouver

January 26, 2020

$42+charges

Howard Jones Acoustic Trio is an intimate stripped-down trip through Howard’s 30-year music career. Featuring Howard on electric piano, Robin Boult (Roger Daltry, Dave Stewart, Fish) ...  »

Vive les voyageurs French-Canadian Festival
25 Jan

Fort Langley National Historic Site of Canada, Mavis Avenue, Langley

January 25, 2020 To January 26, 2020

Regular Admission

Shake off the winter blues and kick up your heels at our 11th annual French-Canadian winter festival! Enjoy interactive cultural experiences from Métis dancers to maple ...  »

Lunar Fest Vancouver
25 Jan

Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza, Vancouver

January 25, 2020 To January 26, 2020

Free

There are hundreds of ways to celebrate the Lunar New Year through various cultures and customs. The new year is a chance to rise up to new ...  »

F•R•I•E•N•D•S Brunch
25 Jan

The Charles Bar, 136 West Cordova Street, Vancouver

January 25, 2020

$45.00

You can now join us in The One Where They All Went For Brunch. The Brunch Club presents… A Friends themed brunch is coming to a Central ...  »

The Drake Bar
25 Jan

The Charles Bar, 136 West Cordova Street, Vancouver

January 25, 2020

$45.00

Started from the bottom now the whole crew… is headed to the ultimate Drake-themed Bar. The Brunch Club presents… THE DRAKE BAR! Started from the bottom now ...  »

Alexisonfire
25 Jan

Pacific Coliseum, 100 N. Renfrew St., Vancouver

January 25, 2020

$80.50+charges

with The Distillers and NOBRO Alexisonfire rose up out of the Southern Ontario underground in late 2001 to become one of the most successful indie bands to come ...  »

Leif Vollebekk
25 Jan

Imperial, 319 Main St, Vancouve

January 25, 2020

$25+charges

Leif Vollebekk is a Canadian indie folk singer-songwriter, whose 2017 album Twin Solitude was a shortlisted finalist for the 2017 Polaris Music Prize and the 2018 Juno Award for Adult ...  »

Genix
25 Jan

Celebrities Underground, 1022 Davie Street, Vancouver

January 25, 2020

$20.00 & up

New heights, new sounds. That’s 2019 in a nutshell for Damion Houchen – a.k.a. Genix – at the helm of Anjunabeats Worldwide 09. Featuring tracks from Above & ...  »

JAUZ - Dangerous Waters Tour
25 Jan

Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville St., Vancouver

January 25, 2020

$30 - $40+charges

Jauz – the project of sam vogel, a 26 year old, la-based icon collective graduate is one that combines brilliant production, energetic sets, and underground vibes that have captivated ...  »

Weathered Beer Celebration 2020
25 Jan

Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver

January 25, 2020 To January 26, 2020

$100.00 +charges

Weathered Beer Celebration is a curated beer and art event, celebrating stouts, barleywine, hazy hops, sours, wild ales and lambic! Weathered is a bottle share more than ...  »

Peppa Pig & PJ Masks Preschool Event
25 Jan

Toys"R"Us, 1154-1174 West Broadway, Vancouver

January 25, 2020

4163419929

Free

Join us for play & storytime inspired by your child’s favourite preschool characters! Book Readings will begin at 10a.m. & 11a.m. Playtime & activities ...  »

The Lil Smokies
24 Jan

Biltmore Cabaret, 395 Kingsway, Vancouver

January 24, 2020

$15+charges

When people see The Lil Smokies setting up their acoustic instruments, they’re often unprepared for the electric energy they generate. The band captures that dynamic energy ...  »

Vancouver Chamber Choir: Byrds and Bees
24 Jan

Pacific Spirit United Church, 2205 W. 45th Ave., Vancouver

January 24, 2020

$33+charges

Vancouver Chamber Choir Jon Washburn, conductor Our Founder & Conductor Emeritus presents choral favourites, but with a misleading title. There’s music by Byrd and three Bs – ...  »

Wax Motif
24 Jan

MIA Nightclub, 350 Water Street, Vancouver

January 24, 2020

Danny Chien, better known by his stage name Wax Motif, is an Australian DJ and producer based in Los Angeles, United States. HOW MUCH Tickets : $25.00 & up ...  »

Tinlicker
24 Jan

Celebrities, 1022 Davie Street, Vancouver

January 24, 2020

$20.98 & up

Jordi van Achthoven and Micha Heyboer are Tinlicker. Dancefloor sensibilities meet dynamic songwriting and forward-thinking sound design on debut album, ‘This Is Not Our Universe’. HOW MUCH ...  »

Hidden Wonders the Speakeasy Magic Experience
24 Jan

Hidden Wonder Showroom, 434 Columbia Street, Vancouver

January 24, 2020 To March 22, 2020

6049361234

$35 - $60

This amazing show has been extended! Hidden Wonders is a speakeasy-style performance venue hidden behind a fake business facade in Vancouver’s Chinatown and is the brainchild ...  »

Vancouver Short Film Festival
24 Jan

Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver

January 24, 2020 To January 26, 2020

$10.00 - $80.00

The Vancouver Short Film Festival celebrates the vibrant community of short film, video, and animation artists on the Canadian West Coast! The Vancouver Short Film Festival (VSFF) ...  »

Elevate Finale
24 Jan

Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville St, Vancouver

January 24, 2020

$15.00

The finale of ELEVATE will see our three finalists Noble Son, Strange Breed, and Michaela Slinger compete on the legendary Vogue stage for the grand prize! Join ...  »

New Year's Winterfest 2020
24 Jan

Rickshaw Theatre, 254 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

January 24, 2020 To January 25, 2020

$22.50 - $40.00

2 night showcase of some of the best metal acts around! Featuring ANCIIENTS, The Hallowed Catharsis, GROSS MISCONDUCT, and many more! WINTERFEST 2020 LINEUPS Friday, Jan 24th — Doors at 6...  »

Smash Comedy Fest
23 Jan

Various venues, Vancouver

January 23, 2020 To January 25, 2020

$15 to $50

Produced by Nasty Women Comedy, the second annual Smash Comedy Festival is a three-day comedy festival spotlighting Vancouver’s best and brightest women/trans/femme/plus performers. ...  »

Noises Off
23 Jan

Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Arts Club Theatre Company, 2750 Granville Street, Vancouver

January 23, 2020 To February 23, 2020

$29 & up

Noises Off, hailed as the funniest farce ever written, treats audiences to a hilarious peek at a second-tier acting troupe performing a show. With egos, insecurities, and ...  »

Blizzard by FLIP Fabrique
23 Jan

Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

January 23, 2020

$20.00 - $112.00

Flip Fabrique presents Blizzard With Blizzard, FLIP Fabrique takes you on a crazy, poetic and gentle journey in the dead of winter, and invites you to lose ...  »

Dosed
23 Jan

SFU Woodward's, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

January 23, 2020

$12 - $15

Reel Causes is thrilled to present Dosed, a documentary that follows Adrianne as she turns to psychedelic medicine to overcome her depression, anxiety and addiction. Along with ...  »

Comedy Ring Presents: Tyler Morrison
23 Jan

LanaLou's Restaurant, 362 Powell St, Vancouver

January 23, 2020

6044404150

$15

Tyler Morrison is one of fastest rising comedians in North America with his hilarious brand of working class comedy. After winning the Dark Comedy Festival in Toronto, ...  »

Unikkaaqtuat
22 Jan

Vancouver Playhouse Theatre,600 Hamilton St, Vancouver

January 22, 2020 To January 25, 2020

$20-$69

Bridging ancient traditions and contemporary forms, this multidisciplinary new work highlights the talents of Inuit artists at a national and international scale. Inspired by Inuit founding myths, ...  »

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
21 Jan

Various Venues, Vancouver

January 21, 2020 To February 9, 2020

$15 and up

Featuring 27 works from 24 companies from nine countries — including six world premieres — the festival line-up is dedicated to creative risk-taking and dynamic interdisciplinary collaboration. PuSh 2020 is a poignant ...  »

Rex Orange County - The Pony Tour
20 Jan

PNE Forum, 100 N. Renfrew St., Vancouver

January 20, 2020

$39.50-$47.25 (Plus Fees)

Rex Orange County, born Alexander O’Connor, is a 21 year old English recording artist and songwriter. To date, he has independently amassed over 1 billion streams, self-released two ...  »

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival
18 Jan

Various Locations, Vancouver

January 18, 2020 To February 14, 2020

Varies

The Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival returns for its 10th year, bigger and better than ever, with Vancouver’s best chocolatiers, pastry shops, bakeries, cafes, gelato and ice ...  »

Cloverdale Antique & Collectable Show
18 Jan

Shannon Hall & Alice MacKay Buildings, 6050 176 St, Surrey

January 18, 2020

1-778-347-6794

$5.00

One of BCs biggest and best Antique & Collectible shows is back! Many new and 1st time vendors from all over Western Canada will be attending this ...  »

Gabriel & Dresden
18 Jan

Celebrities, 1022 Davie Street, Vancouver

January 18, 2020

$26.80 & up

Following their return to the manic, disorienting life of touring, Gabriel & Dresden sought respite in the tranquility of their Spokane studio. Here, ensconced in the stillness ...  »

4B
18 Jan

Celebrities Underground, 1022 Davie Street, Vancouver

January 18, 2020

$26.80 & up

26 Year Old Producer out of New Jersey. Supported By Diplo, DJ Snake, Steve Aoki, RL Grime, Carnage & More. Known for spreading his aggressive Jersey club sound into ...  »

Legends of Motown
18 Jan

Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 600 Block Hamilton St., Vancouver

January 18, 2020

$37.1 - $79.5+charges

Legends of Motown has continued to grow in ambition, spirit as well as in members. It currently features a 16-piece cast of singers and musicians performing live ...  »

Jon Bryant
18 Jan

Biltmore Cabaret 395 Kingsway, Vancouver

January 18, 2020

$15+charges

Jon Bryant is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Native born to Halifax but now based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Bryant' writes and sings acoustically melodic songs with a maritime ...  »

Aging Naturally Skin Care Workshop
18 Jan

Coquitlam Heritage at Mackin House, 1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam

January 18, 2020

6045166151

$30

Refresh your skin in the harsh winter months. Learn to make your own skin care products with natural ingredients. Cell Renewal Serum, Orange Blossom Night Cream and ...  »

Gramma
17 Jan

Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave, Vancouver

January 17, 2020 To February 1, 2020

$20.00 to $36.50

Korean-born Maki is excited to begin her new life in a Regina basement suite, but her elderly landlady seems determined to treat her as nothing more than ...  »

Always a Bridesmaid
17 Jan

Metro Theatre Vancouver, 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver

January 17, 2020 To February 1, 2020

604 266 7191

$15 to $28

For more than thirty years four Southern belles have been making “the long walk” to support each other’s various marriages. This includes wearing some of the ...  »

Dine Out Vancouver Festival
17 Jan

Various Venues, Vancouver

January 17, 2020 To February 2, 2020

$20 and up

Produced by Tourism Vancouver, Dine Out Vancouver Festival is Canada’s largest annual celebration of food and drink. In addition to prix fixe menus at a recordbreaking ...  »

Street Food City
17 Jan

šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square, Vancouver

January 17, 2020 To February 9, 2020

Free entry

Presented By: Tourism Vancouver, Street Food Vancouver Society, and the Downtown Vancouver BIA Celebrating its ninth anniversary, Street Food City is your opportunity to sample from a ...  »

Singin’ the Blues from Billie Holiday to Bob Dylan
17 Jan

Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver

January 17, 2020 To January 18, 2020

604.876.3434

$19.50 - $120 + Applicable Charges

Juno-winning Chilliwack native Bria Skonberg is the real deal. From Billie Holiday to Bob Dylan, this rising star multi-award winning vocalist and trumpeter puts her spin on ...  »

King Princess
16 Jan

Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 600 Block Hamilton St., Vancouver

January 16, 2020

$29.5 - $59.5+charges

King Princess – Cheap Queen Tour Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, King Princess is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. The product of a musical family, she spent ...  »

Tebey: The Good Ones Tour
16 Jan

Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville St., Vancouver

January 16, 2020

$22.5+charges

The Good Ones Tour With guest: Kristin Carter Canadian producer, hit singer-songwriter and 2019 CCMA Album of The Year nominee, Tebey ‘s first Canadian headlining tour, showcasing his ...  »

The Changeling
16 Jan

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver

January 16, 2020 To February 1, 2020

6046527091

$11.50 - $24.50

A tale of hidden sexual desires, bloody deeds, and characters who realize their intentions are less than pure, Thomas Middleton and William Rowley’s The Changeling is ...  »

Dinner With A View
15 Jan

Ambleside Park, 1200 Argyle Ave, West Vancouver

January 15, 2020 To February 23, 2020

starts at $109.99

An intimate pop-up dining experience coming to Vancouver for a limited time only. Dine under the stars in clear frameless geodesic domes with a a blind 3-course ...  »

The WonderWombs
14 Jan

York Theatre, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver

January 14, 2020 To January 19, 2020

$10 to $65

This feminist circus party will uncork your expectations like a bottle of cheap champagne. Dripping with autonomy, The WonderWombs is reinventing circus and winking at your surprise. ...  »

Artisanal Intelligence
14 Jan

Havana Theatre, 1212, Commercial Dr, Vancouver

January 14, 2020 To January 18, 2020

$15 to $17

Did you know that without goats, the coffee bean may have never been discovered? Can you tell the difference between three types of beer from a smell ...  »

Beethoven and Beyond
12 Jan

St. Paul's Anglican Church, 1130 Jervis Street, Vancouver

January 12, 2020

7789867315

by donation

Beethoven and Beyond, a series of four chamber music concerts at St. Paul’s Anglican Church Concert No. 2 When: January 12 at 2 PM Where: St. Paul’s Anglican ...  »

New Music Festival
11 Jan

Various Venues, Vancouver

January 11, 2020 To January 16, 2020

$12 & up

Masterpieces from Kaija Saariaho and Unsuk Chin, recreated by their original artists, open the festival. Nicole Lizée curates an evening of her kaleidoscopic remixes. Max Richter’...  »

Live Voltage - Tribute AC/DC
11 Jan

The Railyard, 33121 N Railway Ave, Mission

January 11, 2020

$15.00

Live Voltage – Tribute AC/DC is coming to Mission to rock The Railyard January 11, 2020! Who is it for? Adults 19+ id required HOW MUCH Tickets : $15.00 Adults: $15 How to ...  »

The 2020 CNY Vancouver Carnival
11 Jan

Aberdeen Square, Number 3 Road, Richmond

January 11, 2020 To January 18, 2020

Free

Join us to celebrate the Year of the Rat with food and shows. Come and Get your free administration and free New Year gifts! In celebration of ...  »

Gluten Free Expo
11 Jan

Vancouver Convention Centre East, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver

January 11, 2020 To January 12, 2020

$12.00 - $39.00

Welcome to Canada’s largest gluten free event. A fun, tasty, and informative event for the whole family. Sample, shop, and save on hundreds of gluten free ...  »

We Will Rock You
10 Jan

Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 600 Block Hamilton St., Vancouver

January 10, 2020 To January 11, 2020

$62.5 - $225+charges

P While WE WILL ROCK YOU is a quirky, eccentric and heartfelt story of outsiders, it is also a creative cautionary tale for the cyber age. It ...  »

The Strumbellas
10 Jan

Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville St., Vancouver

January 10, 2020 To January 11, 2020

$35

RATTLESNAKE CANADIAN TOUR With guests: Neon Dreams Let’s face it, this band looks good in a toque. Hell, they’ve toured the world teaching people that ...  »

Vancouver Glow Party
10 Jan

Republic, 958 Granville Street, Vancouver

January 10, 2020

$10.00 - $25.00

Get Ready for the BIGGEST Glow Party to hit VANCOUVER! High-Energy Music, Blacklighting, Laser Lights & LED Sticks, Into One Mind Blowing Combination. Experience a perfect balance ...  »

The Shoplifters
09 Jan

Various Venues, Metro Vancouver

January 9, 2020 To February 9, 2020

$19 & up

Arts Club Production. Comic mishaps for society’s haves and have-nots. Meet Alma, a career shoplifter who prefers the “five-finger discount” over any senior citizen’s deal. ...  »

Infinity
07 Jan

The Cultch, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver

January 7, 2020 To January 19, 2020

$26 to $59

A surprising, funny, and revelatory new play about love, sex, and math. The cynical, skeptical daughter of a theoretical physicist and a composer, Sarah Jean’s clinical ...  »

Tree Chipping For Kids
05 Jan

Kingsgate Mall, 370 East Broadway, Vancouver

January 5, 2020

6048749816

free

11th Annual Tree Chipping for the Kids Bring your tree and a donation and we’ll warm you up with FREE Hot Chocolate and cookies! 100% of your ...  »

IndieFlicks Film Festival
05 Jan

Havana Vancouver, 1212 Commercial Dr, City of Vancouver

January 5, 2020

604-226-5221

$20

IndieFlicks is an international short film festival featuring films from around the world. Screening the first Sunday of every Month.  »

Perihelion Family Night
04 Jan

H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver

January 4, 2020

$9.00 - $15.00

Perihelion is the moment when the Earth will be closest to the sun for all of 2020. Astronomically this could be considered the start of the solar year, ...  »

Rave 4 Cancer
04 Jan

MIA Vancouver, 350 Water St, Vancouver

January 4, 2020

$10

Charity event at MIA nightclub Vancouver, headlining Titus1. Fundraising for Young Adult Cancer Canada a registered non profit organization. Who is it for? Adults HOW MUCH Tickets : $10 ...  »

Italian Film Festival
03 Jan

Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver

January 3, 2020 To January 9, 2020

$9 & up

IFF blends contemporary and classic films from Italy’s significant cinematic repertoire to create a unique festival experience. Contemporary films from the past two to three years ...  »

Ellie King’s Snow White
03 Jan

Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Avenue, New Westminster

January 3, 2020 To January 4, 2020

6046298744

$12.49 to $29.99

Snow White A Traditional British Panto Written & Directed by Ellie King Magical, sparkling, toe-tapping fun abounds in this most traditional of British Pantos. Featuring your favourite panto ...  »

Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert
01 Jan

Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver

January 1, 2020

604.876.3434

$62.00 - $154.50

Led by a witty and charming conductor who is an expert in Viennese music, Salute to Vienna brings the music of Johann Strauss to life with European ...  »

First Day Campfire
01 Jan

Pacific Spirit Regional Park, 4915 W. 16th Ave, Vancouver

January 1, 2020

Free

​Start off the New Year by a cozy campfire amidst a backdrop of towering evergreens. Sing along to familiar songs or listen to stories about west coast ...  »

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