5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (January 22-28)

A hip hop instrumental DJ, an experimental dance performance as part of PuSh and a summer-inspired pop-up market.

Here’s your weekly roundup of the top events in the city, including art exhibitions, local theatre, restaurant openings, concerts, film, markets and other to-dos we think you’ll love. If you have a Vancouver event you’d like to submit for consideration, send an email to kdonaldson@canadawide.com.


1. Raise Your Spirits on the Spirit of Vancouver Distillery Tour

January 26-28

As part of Dine Out Vancouver, taste, tour and learn all about our city’s distillery scene with a guided tour of two distilleries and one craft brewery (Think: classy pub crawl). Reserve a spot while they last (ends February 4).

When: January 26-28
Where: Canadian Craft Tours
Cost: $125 + tax
More info: dineoutvancouver.com


2. Dance To Some Instrumental Hip Hop From A Record-Breaking DJ (No Pun Intended)

January 23

Dance away any mid-winter blues with the electronic hip-hop stylings of Joshua Paul Davis (a.k.a DJ Shadow). Fun fact: His 1996 debut album broke a Guinness World Record as the first album created entirely from samples, and it’s featured on Rolling Stone’s list of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Let’s try and break our own record that night: most fun had on a Tuesday ever. (I’ll get Guinness on the horn, STAT!)

When: January 23
Where: The Vogue Theatre
Cost: $39.50
More info: djshadow.com


3. Embark on a Dance of Diversity with Rakesh Sukesh at the PuSh Festival

January 22-24

Rakesh Sukesh’s because i love the diversity (this micro-attitude we all have it) at this year’s PuSh Festival (January 18-February 4) is a semi-improvised solo dance that blends Bollywood, Kalarippayattu, and contemporary movement with a dash of yoga (he’s a certified yoga instructor after all) to explore the ironic twists of viral fame. Come find out what that could mean and be sure to check out the rest of the fest lineup here. Happy PuSh Festing!

When: January 22-24
Where: Performance Works
Cost: $39
More info: pushfestival.ca


Rachel Khedoori, Untitled (Iraq Book Project), 2008-2010. Installation view: Hauser & Wirth London, 2010. © Rachel Khedoori. Photo: Peter Mallet. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.

4.  Experience the Convergence of Art and History at From Slander’s Brand Exhibit at The Polygon Gallery

January 22-28

It’s three artists for the price of one. (Bonus: that price is FREE!) Showcasing the durational, monumental and archival artworks of Hannah Darabi, Rachel Khedoori, and Ron Terada, this is a must-see for those who are interested in the intersection of art and historical narrative (and willing to go all the way to North Van). 

When: January 22-28
Where: The Polygon Gallery
Cost: Free
More info: thepolygon.ca


5. Escape Winter at the Summer in January Pacific Arts Pop-Up Market

January 26-27

The heat is on at Heritage Hall! Expect to find a range of local products including home accessories, skincare, candles, jewelry and more​​. Also in attendance: a cocktail bar, sangria, sweet corn, live music and summer vibes. Early bird tickets are free or pay $6 at the door (donations are also welcome).

When: January 26-27
Where: Heritage Hall
Cost: Free
More info: eventbrite.com

And be sure to check out our So Fun City Monthly Events Calendar —your ultimate guide for cool to-dos in January.