What: John Morris Russell conducts vocalist-pianist Ellis Hall, the Ellis Hall Singers, and the VSO in a program of classics by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, Earth, Wind & Fire, Otis Redding, and Ray Charles.
What: National Anthem is an improv and sketch comedy group that have performed at the 17th Annual Del Close Marathon, the Vancouver International Improv Festival and the Vancouver Sketch Comedy Festival. The Cagematch Champions return to the Toast Collective to launch a monthly show.
What: Qi Gong is a gentle flowing movement class taught by master Hing Tse.
This is a class that everyone can participate in from youngsters to seniors. Hing will show you how to move your body for greater flexibility, balance and well-being. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and flat shoes. All levels welcome.
Where: Vital Health Medical Clinic Kitsilano – 1855 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
When: Saturday mornings in January, from 9 to 10 am
What: The Robson Square Ice Rink, located in downtown Vancouver, is open until February 14. Skating is free with your own skates, otherwise, rentals are available. The rink also features a concession stand with snacks and warm drinks.
Where: Robson Square – 800 Robson Square, Vancouver
When: The rink is open daily from 9 am to 9 pm Sunday to Thursday, and from 9 am to 11 pm Fridays and Saturdays, until February 14.
What: Feeling in the mood for two spooky tales from our dank, dark vault of horrors? Then join the intimate confines of Slickity Jim’s as part of our live studio audience, as we light up the CGRM “On Air” sign, and witness the Grimmsfield Radio Players record staged readings of original works, in the style of the radio programs of yesteryear.
Where: Slickity Jim’s Chat ‘n’ Chew–3475 Main Street, Vancouver
What: Ninjitsu is the ancient art of the ninja shadow warriors of Japan. Through the practice of Ninjitsu you’ll learn to move your body & mind in a more poetic way, through breath & traditional exercises.
Where: Vital Health Medical Clinic Kitsilano –1855 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
What: Streetfight is a hilarious hour of head-to-head short form improv that you don’t want to miss. Every week we get ten of the funniest improvisers in town (or amazing special guests!) who compete back and forth with short improvised scenes vying for your laughter!
What: Vancouver TheatreSports’ rising stars take to The Improv Centre stage every Sunday night. The 90 minutes of improv will showcase the talent of these new players and prepare them for the bright lights of mainstage.
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
What: Pancakes and Jam is an inclusive community building event / brunch / live music dance party.Come on out and meet new friends and old, have yourself some breakfast with our all afternoon brunch, volunteer to help in the kitchen or play some music. You are encouraged to make new friends, spread joy and enjoy the company of a wonderful group of people.
Where: The Woods Studio – 7 West 2 Avenue, Vancouver
When: Sunday, January 8, from 11:30 am to 5 pm
Cost: Donation at the door. Suggested amount $5-$10.