January is almost over! Maybe that’s a good thing, as we inch closer to the Family Day long weekend. This weekend is full of fun festivities and artsy burlesque shows, check out what we think are the top things happening this weekend in Vancouver!

january events in vancouver

Portal 2: The Unauthorized Musical

When: All weekend at select show times
Where: The Rio Theatre
What is it: Two years after the original smash-hit production, Portal 2: The (Unauthorized) Musical returns with revamped sets, scripts, costumes, and music! (more info)

Street Food City

When: All weekend from 11am – 5pm
Where: The Vancouver Art Gallery (South Side)
What is it: Your opportunity to sample from a collection of Vancouver’s Street Food carts all in one convenient location. (more info)

Dine Out Vancouver

When: All weekend
Where: Various locations
What is it: Canada’s largest food and drink festival, featuring tons of events and restaurants each offering three or more course dinners at $18, $28 or $38. 275+ participating restaurants. (more info)

2017 LunarFest

When: Jan 27 – Jan 29
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza (650 Hamilton St)
What is it: LunarFest is back to celebrate the Lunar New Year like never before at this three day festival in downtown Vancouver. (more info)

East Side Flea Market

When: Jan 27 – Jan 29
Where: The Ellis Building (1024 Main St)
What is it: A community event full of friendly faces, cool tunes, local vendors and amazing goods! (more info)

Taboo Revue Burlesque – One Wild Winter

When: Saturday, Jan 28 at 8pm
Where: The Wise Hall (1882 Adanac Street)
What is it: Shake-off those winter woes with the first Taboo Revue Burlesque Variety Show of 2017! Featuring a cast of over 20 teasers tantalize your senses with an evening of dreamy dances, glamourous group numbers, and hilarious comedic antics – All in Screaming Chicken’s signature burlesque style. (more info)

Weird Al Karaoke

When: Saturday, Jan 28 at 9pm
Where: Little Mountain Gallery
What is it: It’s a show where Vancouver comedians perform original parody songs, live! There’s also an evil puppet named Weird Owl that lives at Little Mountain and ruins the show every time. (more info)

East Van Garage Sale

When: 11am – 5pm until Jan 29th
Where: Astoria Hastings (769 E Hastings)
What is it: Buy clothing , jewelry, decor, oddities, records, collectibles, books, crafts and more while sipping cheap beer and eating vegetarian food. (more info)

Chinatown Spring Festival Parade

When: Sunday, Jan 29, 11AM
Where: Millennium Gate on Pender Street (between Shanghai Alley and Taylor Street)
What is it: This signature event of Vancouver’s Chinatown will feature lion dances, cultural dance troupes, marching bands, martial arts performances and much more. (more info)

Kitty Nights 9th Anniversary Bash

When: Sunday, Jan 29, from 8pm – 11pm
Where: Biltmore Cabaret
What is it: Kitty Nights Burlesque celebrates NINE YEARS of frisky feline fun in Vancouver! Featuring NINE thrilling burlesque artists performing a wide range of colourful, creative and definitely sensual BURLESQUE! (more info)

Not enough things to do? Check out the full list of January events here.

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