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8 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, December 13

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Daniel Chai Dec 12, 2017 10:09 pm 2,151

Another wonderful December Wednesday is here, and we’re here to help you make the most of it with our list of seven things to do today in Vancouver. From Hillary Clinton to Collie Buddz and more, have fun everyone.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Hillary Clinton Vancouver What Happened tour

Hillary Clinton Vancouver

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  • What: Hillary Clinton will be coming to Vancouver today to promote her latest book What Happened. The former Secretary of State will head out on a 15-city speaking tour, where she will talk about her presidential run and the aftermath of her loss. According to the event website, Clinton will “connect with audiences with a story that’s personal, raw, detailed and surprisingly funny. She’ll take you with her on her journey and talk about What Happened, what’s next, and what’s on your mind.”
  • When: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
  • Time: 11:30 am
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West Building – 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver
  • Tickets and event details available here.

Collie Buddz

  • What: Collie Buddz is an American reggae and dancehall artist with origins from Bermuda, best known for his single “Come Around”. He attended Albert College in Belleville, Ontario, and honed his craft while in support of several tours with artists such as Cypress Hill, Rebelution and Matisyahu. He’s performed in front of thousands at the largest music festivals such as Lollapalooza, Boomtown, Summer Jam and the California Roots Festival.
  • When: 
  • Time: Doors 8 pm
  • Where: VENUE – 881 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $29.75

Mad Max: Yellow Brick Road

  • What: Instant Theatre Company takes the post-apocalyptic setting of the blockbuster feature film and drops it into the world of Oz. There will be an epic rap battle between Glinda and the Wicked Witch— featuring feats of verbal dexterity, creative rhyme schemes, and brutal burns. There’s also a car chase battle sequence using nothing but blocks, glitter, and an absurdly sized air cannon.
  • When: December 13 to 16, 2017
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Eventbrite; $15-$20

Spring Holiday Market and Community Celebration

  • What: Spring Activator celebrates an amazing year with a Holiday Market showcasing their most innovative products in progressive food, tech, and more. 
  • When: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
  • Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Mobify HQ – 725 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol

  • What: The real story behind Dickens’ A Christmas Carol—the story of Jacob Marley’s heroic behind-the-scenes efforts to save old Scrooge’s soul—and in the process, save his own. Aided by a Bogle, a malicious little hell-sprite with an agenda of his own, their hilarious journey takes them from the Jaws of Death to the Mouth of Hell—and beyond
  • When: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $15

FlyOver Canada Christmas

  • What: Fly with Santa and his elves on a magical flight across Canada and on to the North Pole! After meeting some of Santa’s elves, Chestnut and Pinecone, you’ll join them as they take flight across Canada looking for their fellow elves. You may even get a sneak peek of Santa’s Workshop as you soar over the North Pole.
  • When: Now until January 7, 2018
  • Where: 999 Canada Place, Vancouver

Introduction to 4D Printing : The New Era of Programmable Materials

  • What: What is 4D Printing and what are programmable materials? What are the future uses and capabilities of 4D printing?  Join Dr. Tinari as he explains the possibility of objects that change depending on the environment such as an aircraft that can reconfigure its wings in flight or a house that could shrink during a hurricane to avoid damage. Discover the creative and ethical implications of this fascinating technology.
  • When: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
  • Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Coquitlam Library City Centre Branch – 1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
  • Register: Online

Two Dogs Featuring Some Cats

  • What: A night of fun stand up hosted by Graham Clark and headlined by Chris Locke. Featuring Gavin Matts, Chris James, Katie-Ellen Humphries, Aaron Read, Fatima Dowhre, and Paul Schlesinger.
  • When: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
  • Time: 8:30 pm
  • Where: the Comedy Mix – 1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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