5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (January 10-16)

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 ahirose@canadawide.com.

Read on for this week’s lineup.

1. Ed Hill Live at Slice of Life

January 15

We could all use a good laugh right now, and this week comedian Ed Hill has you covered. As a follow up to his Amazon comedy special, Hill is hitting the stage at Slice of Life this Saturday.

When: Saturday January 15, 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $20
More Info: sliceoflife.com

2. I Cannot Lie to The Stars That Made Me, an Audio Play

Through January 15

For those that prefer their entertainment from the comfort of home, the Frank Theatre is hosting an audio adaption of author Catherine Hernandez’s intimate and poignant drama. I Cannot Lie to The Stars That Made Me celebrates the power of community through moving confessions and original music.

When: Through Saturday January 15th
Where: Online
Cost: Free
More Info: thefranktheatre.com 

3. John at the Firehall Arts Centre

January 12 – January 15

Helen Walkley’s powerful dance theatre piece is a memoir of her oldest brother who disappeared from Vancouver in May 1969. It is sourced from an archive of family letters as well as the work Walkley’s parents did during their search from their son.

When: Wednesday January 12 to Saturday January 15
Where: Firehall Arts Centre
Cost: Sliding scale; $15-$35
More Info: firehallartscentre.com

4. OG Punk at the Polygon Gallery

Through January 16

Dina Goldstein is a Vancouver photographer who has captured the legacy of punk as a youth counterculture movement rebelling against mainstream society. Initially photographed in the 80s and 90s in Vancouver and Victoria, this new exhibit also features updated images of the original punks today.

When: Through Sunday January 16
Where: Polygon Gallery
Cost: By donation
More Info: thepolygon.ca

5. Street Food City X

January 15 – January 23

Some of the best food trucks in the city are coming together for the tenth installation of the ever-popular Street Food City. Tented picnic tables and music make it easy to brave the weather and enjoy a mid-winter picnic!

When: Saturday January 15 to Sunday January 23
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