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20 things to do in Vancouver this week: December 19 to 23

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DH Vancouver Staff Dec 19, 2016 4:50 am 2,108

Here we are, the last week before Christmas!

And between the last-minute shopping madness, and holiday preparation plans, here are 20 things to do in Vancouver this week to keep your spirits bright,  from Aesop Rock, to the Canucks, to comedy and music shows.

Monday, December 19

Aesop Rock

  • What: American hip-hop artist tours in support of latest release The Impossible Kid, with guests Rob Sonic, DJ Zone, and Homeboy Sandman.
  • Where: Venue – 881 Granville St., Vancouver
  • When: Monday, December 19, at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $25, available online, or at Red Cat Records, and Zulu Records

Greasy Spoon Dinner Vol. 22

  • What: Greasy Spoon Dinner Vol. 22, featuring –and hosted by – Mark Brand and Save-On-Meats.
  • Where: 43 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, December 19; two seatings: 5:30 pm or 8 pm
  • Tickets: $95

Stacked Comedy with Ron Vaudry

  • What: Yagger’s Kitsilano hosts a night of Stand Up Comedy featuring Ron Vaudry.
  • Where: Yagger’s Kitsilano – 2884 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, December 19 at 9 pm
  • Tickets: $5

Brewhaha Comedy Night

  • What: Granville Island Brewing hosts a night of comedy.
  • Where: Granville Island Brewing Company – 1441 Cartwright St., Granville Island, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, December 19 at 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: $5 at the door

Hot Jazz Jam

  • What: Join HOT JAZZ JAM Monday feat. The Fifth Avenue Four, for a night of swinging hot jazz & super fun dancing!
  • Where: Yale Saloon – 1300 Granville St., Vancouver
  • When: Monday, December 12, at 9 pm
  • Tickets: $12 at the door

Tuesday, December 20

Vancouver Canucks vs. Winnipeg Jets

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  • What: The Vancouver Canucks face off at home against the Winnipeg Jets.
  • Where: Rogers Arena– 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, December 20, at 7 pm
  • Tickets: $48.75 to $197.75, available online

R/Improv and Ask Me Anything

  • What: A collection of Vancouver comedians bring laughs and a comedic show & tell session to Cafe Deux Soleils.
  • Where: Cafe Deux Soleil – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, December 20, at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $7

Neurosis

  • What: American post-metal band, Neurosis performs, with guests YOB and Sumac.
  • Where: Venue – 881 Granville St., Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, December 20, at 7 pm
  • Tickets: $36, available online

Ding Dong!

  • What: Vocal ensemble musica intima performs a varied collection of holiday songs, spanning a century.
  • Where: ANZA Club, – 3, W. 8th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, December 20, at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $12 at the door

Elf and Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

  • What: East Vancouver’s Rio Theatre hosts a showing of the holiday classic. You can even make it a double bill with Dr. Seusss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas, at 9:30 pm.
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 E. Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, December 20, at 7 pm
  • Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door

Wednesday, December 21

Funk the Halls

  • What: A holiday celebration headlined by local DJ duo, The Funk Hunters.
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 8689 Granville St., Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, December 21, at 9:30 pm (doors open at 8:30 pm)
  • Tickets: $30, available online

Christmas Tales

  • What:  A special night of Christmas storytelling by host, Christopher Gaze, who is  is best known as the Founding Artistic Director of Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival.
  • Where: Ten ten Tapas – 1010 Beach Ave, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, December 21, at 7 pm
  • Tickets: $49.10

Nerd Nite 1st Annual: Fact to the Future

  • What: Lecture and trivia night, with proceeds going to charity.
  • Where: Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main St. Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, December 21, at 5 pm
  • Tickets: $15

Ultimate Holiday Cooking Class: Treats and Champagne

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  • What: Learn how to make delectable holiday food and drinks.
  • Where: Uncommon Cafe – 477 Powell  St. Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, December 21, at 6 pm
  • Tickets: $65

Improv Against Humanity HO HO Holiday Special

  • What:  A night of comedy and hilarious improv, hosted by The Fictionals.
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, December 21, at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door

Thursday, December 22

Sweet Soul Gospel Christmas

  • What:  Delivering a high-energy, positive vibe, Checo Tohomaso & the dynamic VOC Sweet Soul Gospel Choir mix together the sounds of Soul, Gospel, R&B, Jazz, Hawaiian, Calypso, and Reggae to celebrate the Christmas season.
  • Where: St. Andrew’s Wesley Church, – 1022 Nelson St. Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, December 22, at 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: $10/youth, $20/ adults, available at the door

Adam Pateman at The Comedy MIX

  • What:  Comedian Adam Pateman performs the first of two show at The Comedy Mix.
  • Where: The Comedy Mix – 1015 Burrard St. Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, December 22, at 8:30 pm
  • Tickets: $18

Friday, December 23

The Original Ugly Sweater Christmas Party

  • What:  Celebrating 15 years, The Now That’s Ugly Society produces the world’s largest and Original Ugly Sweater Party and the Ugly Christmas Sweater Dash.
  • Where: The Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville St. Vancouver
  • When: Friday, December 23, at 8 pm.
  • Tickets: $35, available online

CAGEMATCH – Ultimate Comedy Showdown

  • What: Checo Tohomaso & the dynamic VOC Sweet Soul Gospel Choir mix together the sounds of Soul, Gospel, R&B, Jazz, Hawaiian, Calypso, and Reggae to celebrate the Christmas season.
  • Where: Havana Theatre, – 1212 Comercial Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, December 23 at 10:30 pm
  • Tickets: $8 available online

WISE Hall Night Flea Market

  • What: From old-fashioned tools to classic records, vintage gig posters to hand crafted underpants, it’s all at this East Vancouver marketplace.
  • Where: WISE Hall – 1882 Adanac St. Vancouver
  • When: Friday, December 23, at 5 pm

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