5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (January 8-14)

A trivia night, a DJ showcase and classical Bach and film noir experiences for your week.

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.

Cover art by @motel.motek

1. Support Your Local DJs at Birdhouse’s First-Ever Open Decks DJ Night

January 12

Calling all DJs! The Birdhouse’s inaugural open decks DJ night is this Friday, with jockeys of the disc (aspiring to veteran) showcasing their skills, experimenting with new genres and making sure the dance floor is bumping. With an $8 cover and drink specials all night, you can’t go wrong.

When: January 12
Where: The Birdhouse 
Cost: $10.73
More Info: showpass.com/birdhouse-open-decks-night


2. Get Bach Into Classical Music With Cellist Elinor Frey

January 12-14

As part of Early Music Vancouver’s (EMV) three-day winter music festival LUMEN 2024, join cellist Elinor Frey for an evening featuring Bach’s cello suites and give yourself something classy to brag about to your coworkers on Monday.

When: January 12-14
Where: Vancouver Playhouse
Cost: From $$27.15
More Info: earlymusic.bc.ca

3. Enjoy Some Film Noir Realism With Lady Killer

January 14

Another way to brag to coworkers about your sophisticated weekend is to watch this newly-restored 1937 Jean Grémillon-directed film (Gueule D’Amour for purists), a French drama starring Jean Gabin and Mireille Balin that blends film noir and poetic realism.

When: January 14
Where: The Cinematheque
Cost: From $14
More Info: thecinematheque.ca/films/2023/lady-killer


4. Prove You Know Stuff at the Tuesday Night Trivia at Hero’s Welcome

January 9

Tuesdays are for tacos and trivia—get 50% of that this Tuesday at IQ 2000’s Trivia at Hero’s Welcome (the cool kids Legion right on Main Street with all the meat draws!) (To be clear, there will be no tacos that I am aware of.)

When: January 9
Where: Hero’s Welcome
Cost: Free
More Info: heros-welcome.com


5. Come Enjoy a Dry January Culinary Experience

January 10

SoberBabes Vancouver and NW Culinary Academy are teaming up for a night of booze-less culinary adventures—expect mocktails, sushi-making, live chef demos and interactive cooking stations, all aimed at bringing together sober folks in Vancouver’s 2SLGBTQ+ community.

When: January 10
Where: Northwest Culinary Academy Of Vancouver
Cost: $76.41
More Info: eventbrite.ca