5 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, December 5

Dec 6 2016, 12:25 am

It’s Monday, and we could hardly believe it either – snow! Well, if you can huddle up warm and hit the town, there’s loads happening in the city tonight.

So here are 5 things to do in Vancouver this Monday, from the Christmas blues to Firecracker comedy – none of it snow-related.

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

Blues for Christmas

  • What: The 31st annual concert features performances by Biscuit Blues Band, Jayleen Stonehouse, Billy Dixon Soul Train Express, Cecile Larochelle, Keith Bennett, Murray Porter, Les Is More, David Gogo, Jason Buie, Dalannah and Owen, Mike Machado Band, Steve Kozak Band, Cannery Row, Steve Sainas, and the Bobcats.
  • Where: Fairview Pub – 898 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, December 5, doors at 7:15 pm, show at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $20 online

The Head and the Heart

  • What: Seattle folk rockers The Head and the Heart are in town on their first tour not to feature lead singer Josiah Johnson, who is taking a hiatus from the road while seeking treatment for addiction; guitarist Jonathan Russell and band friend Matty Gervais will take over vocal duties.
  • Where: Orpheum Theatre – 884 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, December 5 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $32.50-$55

Ebisu 10th Anniversary

  • What: Ebisu is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with 10 days of specials. The Japanese restaurant is offering a different daily special each day, along with $11.99 pitchers of Sapporo, and prizes including daily gift cards and two grand prize draws.
  • Where: Ebisu – 827 Bute Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, December 5 to Thursday, December 15
  • Info: On Facebook

Fractured Land

  • What: The documentary Fractured Land follows BC man Caleb Behn, a young Aboriginal lawyer, who sports a Mohawk, hunts moose, and wears a suit. His dad is a devout environmentalist, his mom works in the oil and gas industry. His people, at the epicentre of some of the largest fracking operations on earth, are deeply divided.
  • Where: SFU’s Segal Graduate Building, Room SG2300 – 500 Granville Street,
  • When: Monday, December 5, from 6 to 8 pm
  • Register: On Eventbrite, totally free – includes a Q&A with the co-directors, producers, writers, Fiona Rayher and Damien Gillis, after the film.


  • What: Firecracker! features an all-star cast of female improvisers, resulting in stories told from a uniquely female perspective. The ensuing comedy is inventive, unpredictable and uproarious – shattering stereotypes and sparking a lot of laughs
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, December 5, at 9:15 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $7.50
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