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Things To Do this Weekend in Vancouver (Jan 11-13)

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Let’s be honest, the middle of January is not exactly the most exciting time of the year. Nuts to that though, we at Curiocity don’t see a reason why it couldn’t be, and so we’ve got a few things to spice up your Friday – Sunday. Here are some of the best things to do in Vancouver this weekend.

Catch a Documentary about Vancouver Photographers

If you haven’t been to the Vancity Theatre yet, you seriously need to go there for the space alone. Once you’re a member (yearly membership is $2), you can see interesting movies, documentaries, and artist talks usually as part of film festivals, and the popcorn is legitimately the best in the city. This weekend has a few showings, but what stood out to us was “Is There a Picture”; a documentary about the Vancouver School of photography.

Where: Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St
When: Saturday, January 12 at 8:20 PM
Cost: Tickets

Go look at some Art Downtown

No, not at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Le Soleil Fine Art has free admission year round and boasts having the largest collection of Old Master works in Vancouver. Until Sunday, they are also featuring local abstract artist GK Hinkson, so head down there if you’re feeling fancy.

Where: Le Soleil Fine Art
When: Saturday, January 12 from 10 AM – 6 PM, Sunday, January 13 from 11 AM-4 PM

Donate blood for ice cream (no, really)

For the entire month of January, Rain or Shine offers a pint of free ice cream to those who donate a pint of blood at the Oak Street Clinic. Swing by Rain or Shine, grab a card, get it stamped when you donate, feel good about yourself, then get free ice cream.

Where: Multiple Locations
When: All of January!
More Info: http://rainorshineicecream.com/

Be healthy at the Gluten Free Expo

What would Vancouver be without gluten? Healthier, probably, but less tasty (We are suckers for Batard’s baking). Regardless, if clean eating is one of your New Year’s resolutions, then definitely go check out Canada’s largest Gluten-Free event.

Where: Vancouver Convention Centre East, 999 Canada Place
When: Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM – 4 PM
Cost: Tickets available here

Walk (don’t drive) to the Lift & Co Cannabis Expo

Located in the West portion of the Convention Centre, the Lift & Co Expo features all things cannabis related. Get some gluten-free food next door, then pop over to check out the newest vaporizer technology, or find something simple enough that even your grandma will want to try. The expo features researchers, to industry leaders, and everything in between.

Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West, 1055 Canada Place
When: Saturday 10 AM – 6 PM, Sunday 11 AM – 4 PM
Cost: Tickets available here

Go to Surrey for a Lantern Festival

This is the first year of the Art of Lights International Lantern Festival in Surrey. Partnered with the B.C. Children’s Hospital, you can feel good about checking out interesting displays, including a scale replica of Beijing’s “Temple of Heaven”.

Where: Cloverdale Millenium Amphitheatre Park, 17726 62 Ave, Surrey
When: Now through February 10, 2019, 4 PM – 10 PM
Cost: Get tickets

Try to attend the Bowie Ball on Saturday

Hosted at the Rickshaw Theatre, this night celebrating the life of David Bowie features 18 bands, face painting and a costume contest in a 19+ setting. All proceeds go to the Canadian Cancer Society, so this is definitely the best way to donate to charity, bar none.

Where: The Rickshaw Theatre, 254 E Hastings St
When: Saturday, Doors at 7:00 PM
Tickets: Sold out online, check your local vinyl shop for hardcopy tickets (we aren’t kidding, that’s still how some are sold)

Support local business at the Hastings Farmers Market

Located at the PNE, the Hastings Farmers Market is your alternative to the madness of Granville Island on the weekend. Farm fresh produce, local meats, food trucks, beer… what more could you ask for? Well ok, maybe no rain while you’re there.

Where: The PNE, 2901 E Hastings St
When: Sundays, 10 AM – 2 PM

Enjoy yourselves out there, Vancouver!

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