7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, January 5

Jan 5 2017, 12:50 am

The first week of 2017 is almost coming to an end.

There is plenty of going on in Vancouver today, so get out there and make this Thursday a good one.

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

Share a laugh with Dino Archie 

  • What: Comedian Dino Archie performs
  • Where: Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club – 2837 East Cambie Street
  • When: Thursday, January 5
  • Tickets: $9.53 – $19.05 available online.

Catch musical wizard Midge Ure

  • What: Watch Ivor Novello, Grammy, and BASCAP Award winner Midge Ure in action.
  • Where: Rickshaw Theatre – 254  East Hastings
  • When: Thursday, January 5, at 8 pm.
  • Tickets: $22.50, available online.

Clear your mind at Hip Hop and Mental Health 

Image: Noyz/ Facebook

  • What: Punjabi hip-hop artist Noyz will be facilitating an interactive workshop on mental health & hip hop, exploring how writing and rapping can be used as tools for coping with mental health concerns.
  • Where: Surrey Public Library Room 120 (first floor) – 10350 University Drive, Surrey
  • When: Thursday, January 5, from 6 to 8 pm
  • Tickets: Free. Register on Eventbrite. 

Stab Your Friends! at an Intro Night 

Valkyrie Western Martial Arts Assembly‎/ Facebook

  • What: Want to get started at Valkyrie WMAA, but not sure where to begin? Intimidated by coming into a new space by yourself? Want to check out something new in a low-pressure environment? This free evening introductory session is a great way to see what we’re all about and make some new friends to stab things with!
  • Where: Valkyrie Western Martial Arts Assembly- 2603 Kingsway Street, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, January 5, at 6 pm.
  • Cost: Free. Register online, space is limited.

Check out local music man Aaron Grant

  • What: Vancouver musician Aaron Grant performs
  • Where: Dubh Linn Gate – 601 Main Street
  • When: Thursday, January 5, at 6 pm.

Make it a funny night downtown with Michael Kosta

  • What: Comedian Michael Kosta performs a set.
  • Where: The Comedy Mix – 1015 Burrard Street
  • When: Thursday, January 5, at 8:30 pm.
  • Tickets: $15-$20, available online.

Take a spoonful of sugar with Mary Poppins

  • What:  Watch Mary Poppins fly over the rooftops of London, and feel like a kid again!
  • Where: Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage – 2750 Granville Street
  • When: Thursday, January 5, at 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: Starting at $29, available online.
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