Metro Vancouver events calendar for January 2019. Best festivals, fairs, fun things to do, New Year's Day events, kids activities, free entertainment in Vancouver, BC.

January 2, 2019

Wed

Veronica Roth: Lost Stories Found

Veronica Roth is best known for her watercolour, ink, and chalk mixed media paintings on vintage and antique paper

North Vancouver | North Vancouver District Hall | 8:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

21st Annual Winter Ice Palace

Lace up your skates and enjoy a seasonal skate in Surrey! The arena will be transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with an old fashioned pond

Surrey | Cloverdale Ice Arena | 12:00 am to 8:00 pm | Family

The Arts Club Theatre Company: Disney's Beauty and the Beast

The beloved fairy-tale musical. Discover the magic behind the castle walls in this brilliant adaptation of the Academy Award–winning animated film

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm | Theatre

Theatre Replacement. East Van Panto: Wizard of Oz

Poor Dorothy! When a pipeline bursts, Dorothy and Toto are flung to the magical Land of Oz, aka Nanaimo and Hastings

Vancouver | York Theatre | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Theatre

Men’s Bible Study and Prayer Group

Men’s Bible Study and discussion group, meets weekly at 7-8:30pm to read scripture and respond to prayer requests. Non-denominational, open to everyone

North Vancouver | St. Andrew's United Church | 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

East Van Panto: Wizard of Oz

Poor Dorothy! When a pipeline bursts, Dorothy and Toto are flung to the magical Land of Oz, aka Nanaimo and Hastings

Vancouver | York Theatre | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Theatre

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

The beloved fairy-tale musical. Discover the magic behind the castle walls in this brilliant adaptation of the Academy Award–winning animated film

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Arts Club Theatre Company: Blind Date

Experience all the exhilaration and excitement of new love as Mimi goes on a blind date with a different man every night—plucked right out of the audience!

West Vancouver | Kay Meek Centre for the Performing Arts | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

January 3, 2019

Thu

Veronica Roth: Lost Stories Found

Veronica Roth is best known for her watercolour, ink, and chalk mixed media paintings on vintage and antique paper

North Vancouver | North Vancouver District Hall | 8:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

Holiday Pizza Making Parties

Tis the season to celebrate with friends, family & coworkers. We have two great holiday menu options

Vancouver | Rocky Mountain Flatbread | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Food / Wine

21st Annual Winter Ice Palace

Lace up your skates and enjoy a seasonal skate in Surrey! The arena will be transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with an old fashioned pond

Surrey | Cloverdale Ice Arena | 12:00 am to 8:00 pm | Family

Theatre Replacement. East Van Panto: Wizard of Oz

Poor Dorothy! When a pipeline bursts, Dorothy and Toto are flung to the magical Land of Oz, aka Nanaimo and Hastings

Vancouver | York Theatre | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Theatre

Metro’s Traditional Christmas Pantomime King Arthur's Court

Something Familiar… Something Peculiar… Something For Everyone… A Pantomime Tonight

Vancouver | Metro Theatre | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

The beloved fairy-tale musical. Discover the magic behind the castle walls in this brilliant adaptation of the Academy Award–winning animated film

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Arts Club Theatre Company: Blind Date

Experience all the exhilaration and excitement of new love as Mimi goes on a blind date with a different man every night—plucked right out of the audience!

West Vancouver | Kay Meek Centre for the Performing Arts | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

January 4, 2019

Fri

Veronica Roth: Lost Stories Found

Veronica Roth is best known for her watercolour, ink, and chalk mixed media paintings on vintage and antique paper

North Vancouver | North Vancouver District Hall | 8:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

Holiday Pizza Making Parties

Tis the season to celebrate with friends, family & coworkers. We have two great holiday menu options

Vancouver | Rocky Mountain Flatbread | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Food / Wine

21st Annual Winter Ice Palace

Lace up your skates and enjoy a seasonal skate in Surrey! The arena will be transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with an old fashioned pond

Surrey | Cloverdale Ice Arena | 12:00 am to 8:00 pm | Family

Theatre Replacement. East Van Panto: Wizard of Oz

Poor Dorothy! When a pipeline bursts, Dorothy and Toto are flung to the magical Land of Oz, aka Nanaimo and Hastings

Vancouver | York Theatre | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Theatre

Teen Angst Night

Teen Angst Night is a comedic reading series. Readers can share anything (poetry, songs, letters, journals, diaries, essays, stories, plays, lists, etc)

Vancouver | Fox Cabaret | 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Comedy

East Van Panto: Wizard of Oz

Poor Dorothy! When a pipeline bursts, Dorothy and Toto are flung to the magical Land of Oz, aka Nanaimo and Hastings

Vancouver | York Theatre | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Theatre

Metro’s Traditional Christmas Pantomime King Arthur's Court

Something Familiar… Something Peculiar… Something For Everyone… A Pantomime Tonight

Vancouver | Metro Theatre | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

Arts Club Theatre Company: Blind Date

Experience all the exhilaration and excitement of new love as Mimi goes on a blind date with a different man every night—plucked right out of the audience!

West Vancouver | Kay Meek Centre for the Performing Arts | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

The Royal Canadian Theatre Company: Hansel, Gretel and the Strolling Players

The Royal Canadian Theatre Company is back to the Massey Theatre with another traditional British Panto, written and directed by the indomitable Ellie King

New Westminster | Massey Theatre | 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

The beloved fairy-tale musical. Discover the magic behind the castle walls in this brilliant adaptation of the Academy Award–winning animated film

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Theatre

January 5, 2019

Sat

Holiday Pizza Making Parties

Tis the season to celebrate with friends, family & coworkers. We have two great holiday menu options

Vancouver | Rocky Mountain Flatbread | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Food / Wine

21st Annual Winter Ice Palace

Lace up your skates and enjoy a seasonal skate in Surrey! The arena will be transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with an old fashioned pond

Surrey | Cloverdale Ice Arena | 12:00 am to 8:00 pm | Family

Clown Gym - Work it OUT

This Is For Conditioning! Work Your Clown Muscles! Get Your Weekly Work Out Play Out Here With Us

Vancouver | Dusty Flower Shop | 12:00 am to 3:00 pm | Comedy

Metro’s Traditional Christmas Pantomime King Arthur's Court

Something Familiar… Something Peculiar… Something For Everyone… A Pantomime Tonight

Vancouver | Metro Theatre | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Theatre

The Arts Club Theatre Company: Disney's Beauty and the Beast

The beloved fairy-tale musical. Discover the magic behind the castle walls in this brilliant adaptation of the Academy Award–winning animated film

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm | Theatre

Arts Club Theatre Company - Blind Date

Experience all the exhilaration and excitement of new love as Mimi goes on a blind date with a different man every night—plucked right out of the audience!

West Vancouver | Kay Meek Centre for the Performing Arts | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Theatre

The Royal Canadian Theatre Company: Hansel, Gretel and the Strolling Players

The Royal Canadian Theatre Company is back to the Massey Theatre with another traditional British Panto, written and directed by the indomitable Ellie King

New Westminster | Massey Theatre | 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm | Theatre

East Van Panto: Wizard of Oz

Poor Dorothy! When a pipeline bursts, Dorothy and Toto are flung to the magical Land of Oz, aka Nanaimo and Hastings

Vancouver | York Theatre | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Theatre

Arts Club Theatre Company: Blind Date

Experience all the exhilaration and excitement of new love as Mimi goes on a blind date with a different man every night—plucked right out of the audience!

West Vancouver | Kay Meek Centre for the Performing Arts | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

The beloved fairy-tale musical. Discover the magic behind the castle walls in this brilliant adaptation of the Academy Award–winning animated film

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Theatre

January 19, 2019

Sat

Clown Gym - Work it OUT

This Is For Conditioning! Work Your Clown Muscles! Get Your Weekly Work Out Play Out Here With Us

Vancouver | Dusty Flower Shop | 12:00 am to 3:00 pm | Comedy

Pacific Theatre: A Prayer for Owen Meany by Simon Bent

An epic tale of faith, absurdity, and the power of a single voice

Vancouver | Pacific Theatre | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Theatre

Arts Club Theatre Company - Blind Date

Experience all the exhilaration and excitement of new love as Mimi goes on a blind date with a different man every night - plucked right out of the audience!

Surrey | Surrey Arts Centre | 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm | Theatre

A Prayer for Owen Meany by Simon Bent

An epic tale of faith, absurdity, and the power of a single voice

Vancouver | Pacific Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Arts Club Theatre Company: Blind Date

Experience all the exhilaration and excitement of new love as Mimi goes on a blind date with a different man every night—plucked right out of the audience!

Surrey | Surrey Arts Centre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Murder on Reserve by Thomas Hischak

In small town Illinois things are a little too quiet, even for the Reference Section of the public library. A body is discovered and big city cops are called in

Vancouver | Metro Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Dakh Daughters

Seven actresses take musical instruments into their hands in order to create a life-affirming performance about love, freedom, and beauty which at the end of the day—will save the world

Vancouver | York Theatre | 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Performing Arts

Colter Wall

with guests

Vancouver | Commodore Ballroom | 9:00 pm to 11:55 pm | Music

January 24, 2019

Thu

Veronica Roth: Lost Stories Found

Veronica Roth is best known for her watercolour, ink, and chalk mixed media paintings on vintage and antique paper

North Vancouver | North Vancouver District Hall | 8:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

Arts Club Theatre Company: Blind Date

Experience all the exhilaration and excitement of new love as Mimi goes on a blind date with a different man every night—plucked right out of the audience!

Coquitlam | Evergreen Cultural Centre | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

Arts Club Theatre Company: The Matchmaker

Mix-ups and matchups in a classic farce. Experience the pandemonium of this classic—and the inspiration for Hello, Dolly!—that embraces the unexpected in a truly modern way

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

International Guitar Night 2019

Each year, International Guitar Night’s founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries from around the world for special concert tours of North America highlighting the diversity of the acoustic guitar

New Westminster | Massey Theatre | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Music

Surrey Little Theatre: Night Watch

A woman sees a dead body in the window of the abandoned building across the way from her home. Her husband tries to comfort her but believes she is still affected by an earlier tragedy

Surrey | Surrey Little Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

A Prayer for Owen Meany by Simon Bent

An epic tale of faith, absurdity, and the power of a single voice

Vancouver | Pacific Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Murder on Reserve by Thomas Hischak

In small town Illinois things are a little too quiet, even for the Reference Section of the public library. A body is discovered and big city cops are called in

Vancouver | Metro Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Global Dance Connections series: The Dance Centre presents Kuan-Hsiang Liu. Kids

Taiwanese choreographer and dancer Kuan-Hsiang Lui is an explosive new talent on the international dance scene, whose luminous works often have autobiographical roots

Vancouver | The Dance Centre | 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Dance

January 25, 2019

Fri

Veronica Roth: Lost Stories Found

Veronica Roth is best known for her watercolour, ink, and chalk mixed media paintings on vintage and antique paper

North Vancouver | North Vancouver District Hall | 8:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

Opening Reception: Boobies and Wieners SIX

Hot Art Wet City is bringing back your favourite immature and dirty art show for a sixth, sexy year. This time, we’re partnering with Arts Factory for this little quickie

Vancouver | Arts Factory Society | 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Party | Free

Arts Club Theatre Company: Blind Date

Experience all the exhilaration and excitement of new love as Mimi goes on a blind date with a different man every night—plucked right out of the audience!

Coquitlam | Evergreen Cultural Centre | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

What if Romeo and Juliet by Presentation House Theatre

Take a new look at Shakespeare’s magnificent and tragic love story. Do we all have the potential to become a Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt or Mercutio? Could there be another ending to this beloved and famous tale?

North Vancouver | Presentation House Theatre | 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm | Theatre

Surrey Little Theatre: Night Watch

A woman sees a dead body in the window of the abandoned building across the way from her home. Her husband tries to comfort her but believes she is still affected by an earlier tragedy

Surrey | Surrey Little Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

A Prayer for Owen Meany by Simon Bent

An epic tale of faith, absurdity, and the power of a single voice

Vancouver | Pacific Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Murder on Reserve by Thomas Hischak

In small town Illinois things are a little too quiet, even for the Reference Section of the public library. A body is discovered and big city cops are called in

Vancouver | Metro Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Global Dance Connections series: The Dance Centre presents Kuan-Hsiang Liu. Kids

Taiwanese choreographer and dancer Kuan-Hsiang Lui is an explosive new talent on the international dance scene, whose luminous works often have autobiographical roots

Vancouver | The Dance Centre | 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Dance

Arts Club Theatre Company: The Matchmaker

Mix-ups and matchups in a classic farce. Experience the pandemonium of this classic—and the inspiration for Hello, Dolly!—that embraces the unexpected in a truly modern way

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

The Comic Strippers

Your favourite comedy bodies are back with a new show, more moves and even quicker wits! The Comic Strippers is a male stripper parody and improv comedy show for all genders

Surrey | Bell Performing Arts Centre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Show

January 26, 2019

Sat

Boobies and Wieners SIX

Hot Art Wet City is bringing back your favourite immature and dirty art show for a sixth, sexy year. This time, we’re partnering with Arts Factory for this little quickie

Vancouver | Arts Factory Society | 12:00 am to 4:00 pm | Party | Free

Clown Gym - Work it OUT

This Is For Conditioning! Work Your Clown Muscles! Get Your Weekly Work Out Play Out Here With Us

Vancouver | Dusty Flower Shop | 12:00 am to 3:00 pm | Comedy

Pacific Theatre: A Prayer for Owen Meany by Simon Bent

An epic tale of faith, absurdity, and the power of a single voice

Vancouver | Pacific Theatre | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Theatre

The Matchmaker

Mix-ups and matchups in a classic farce. Experience the pandemonium of this classic—and the inspiration for Hello, Dolly!—that embraces the unexpected in a truly modern way

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Theatre

Arts Club Theatre Company - Blind Date

Experience all the exhilaration and excitement of new love as Mimi goes on a blind date with a different man every night—plucked right out of the audience!

Coquitlam | Evergreen Cultural Centre | 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm | Theatre

Dash Trumpet Duo and Naomi Woo (piano) by Müzewest Concerts

Naomi Woo is a pianist, conductor, and researcher, currently pursuing a PhD as a Gates Cambridge Scholar

Vancouver | Vancouver Academy of Music | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Music

Arts Club Theatre Company: Blind Date

Experience all the exhilaration and excitement of new love as Mimi goes on a blind date with a different man every night—plucked right out of the audience!

Coquitlam | Evergreen Cultural Centre | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

What if Romeo and Juliet by Presentation House Theatre

Take a new look at Shakespeare’s magnificent and tragic love story. Do we all have the potential to become a Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt or Mercutio? Could there be another ending to this beloved and famous tale?

North Vancouver | Presentation House Theatre | 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm | Theatre

Lions Gate Sinfonia - Classical Cello: Tradition and the Creative Process

Dr. John Friesen, a Vancouver-born musician, quite simply, is a brilliant cellist. He grew up in our area, and often returns home from his professorship at Western Washington University to teach and perform

North Vancouver | Centennial Theatre | 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Music

Surrey Little Theatre: Night Watch

A woman sees a dead body in the window of the abandoned building across the way from her home. Her husband tries to comfort her but believes she is still affected by an earlier tragedy

Surrey | Surrey Little Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

A Prayer for Owen Meany by Simon Bent

An epic tale of faith, absurdity, and the power of a single voice

Vancouver | Pacific Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Murder on Reserve by Thomas Hischak

In small town Illinois things are a little too quiet, even for the Reference Section of the public library. A body is discovered and big city cops are called in

Vancouver | Metro Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

The Comic Strippers

The Comic Strippers A male stripper parody and improv comedy show

Vancouver | York Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Show

Global Dance Connections series: The Dance Centre presents Kuan-Hsiang Liu. Kids

Taiwanese choreographer and dancer Kuan-Hsiang Lui is an explosive new talent on the international dance scene, whose luminous works often have autobiographical roots

Vancouver | The Dance Centre | 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Dance

Arts Club Theatre Company: The Matchmaker

Mix-ups and matchups in a classic farce. Experience the pandemonium of this classic—and the inspiration for Hello, Dolly!—that embraces the unexpected in a truly modern way

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

January 29, 2019

Tue

Tunes for Tots with Ginger and Snap

Tunes for Tots is a fun and interactive introduction to music and dance for pre-schoolers in the Centennial Theatre Performance Studio. Katie Brock and Susan Lepin make up the dynamic duo that is “Ginger and Snap”

North Vancouver | Centennial Theatre | 10:00 am to 12:00 am | Kids

MUTED with Monica Germino, violin

for violin, voice, whisperviolin, frame violin, a multitude of mutes, and light

Vancouver | Orpheum Annex | 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Music

Global Dance Connections series: The Dance Centre presents Company 605. Loop, Lull

An electrifying force in Canadian dance, Company 605’s trademark hyper-physical style highlights effort, tension, exertion and risk, capturing a fresh and exciting aesthetic

Vancouver | The Dance Centre | 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Dance

Arts Club Theatre Company: The Matchmaker

Mix-ups and matchups in a classic farce. Experience the pandemonium of this classic—and the inspiration for Hello, Dolly!—that embraces the unexpected in a truly modern way

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

Arts Club Theatre Company: Blind Date

Experience all the exhilaration and excitement of new love as Mimi goes on a blind date with a different man every night—plucked right out of the audience!

New Westminster | Anvil Centre | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

Friends of Chamber Music: Pražák & Zemlinsky Quartets together in concert

The 18th visit for the Friends by the wonderful Czech Pražák Quartet is combined with the first appearance by the Zemlinsky Quartet

Vancouver | Vancouver Playhouse | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Music

January 31, 2019

Thu

Arts Club Theatre Company: The Matchmaker

Mix-ups and matchups in a classic farce. Experience the pandemonium of this classic—and the inspiration for Hello, Dolly!—that embraces the unexpected in a truly modern way

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

Arts Club Theatre Company: True Crime

Created by Torquil Campbell and Chris Abraham, in collaboration with Julian Brown

Vancouver | Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre | 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Surrey Little Theatre: Night Watch

A woman sees a dead body in the window of the abandoned building across the way from her home. Her husband tries to comfort her but believes she is still affected by an earlier tragedy

Surrey | Surrey Little Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

A Prayer for Owen Meany by Simon Bent

An epic tale of faith, absurdity, and the power of a single voice

Vancouver | Pacific Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

North Vancouver Community Players: Drinking Alone By Norm Foster

In this romantic comedy set in the midst of a dysfunctional family reunion, Joe Todd hires Rene Duchene to pose as his fiancée for an evening so that he can impress his father, Ivan

North Vancouver | Hendry Hall | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Jim Byrnes with Mainstreet Muze

James Thomas Kevin Byrnes is an American blues musician, guitarist, and actor

North Vancouver | Deep Cove Stage Society | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Music

Murder on Reserve by Thomas Hischak

In small town Illinois things are a little too quiet, even for the Reference Section of the public library. A body is discovered and big city cops are called in

Vancouver | Metro Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Interpol

Interpol is an American rock band from Manhattan, New York, formed in 1997. Their original line-up consisted of Paul Banks (vocals, rhythm guitar), Daniel Kessler (lead guitar, vocals), Carlos Dengler (bass guitar, keyboards) and Greg Drudy (drums, percus

Vancouver | Queen Elizabeth Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Music

Arts Club Theatre Company: Blind Date

Experience all the exhilaration and excitement of new love as Mimi goes on a blind date with a different man every night—plucked right out of the audience!

Maple Ridge | The ACT Arts Centre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Global Dance Connections: The Dance Centre presents Victoria Hunt. Copper Promises: Hinemihi Haka

Australian dance artist Victoria Hunt’s spellbinding solo Copper Promises embodies the cultural and physical journey of Hinemihi – a female ancestor

Vancouver | The Dance Centre | 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Dance