7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, December 10

Dec 8 2018, 3:04 am

A brand new week equals brand new fun! Here are our picks of seven fun things to do in Vancouver today, Monday, December 10. Enjoy Dr. Natalie Batalha, Honey for the Holidays II, and more.

For more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.

A Planet for Goldilocks: The Search for Evidence of Life Beyond Earth

What: In this engaging, illustrated, nontechnical presentation, astrophysicist and planet hunter, Dr. Natalie Batalha, the former project scientist for NASA’s Kepler mission, offers an overview of Kepler’s remarkable scientific legacy. She will highlight some of the key discoveries and share a preview of exciting follow-up missions in progress and on the drawing board.

When: Monday, December 10, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm registration, 7:00 pm start
Where: Ismaili Centre Burnaby, Social Hall – 4010 Canada Way, Burnaby
Register: Online, free

Robson Square Ice Rink 2018


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What: The provincial government’s Robson Square Ice Rink is open for the 2018 and 2019 season. As per tradition, skating is free for all ages for those who bring their own skates. Those without skates can rent a pair on-site for a fee. An on-site concession stand will also serve warm drinks and snacks.

When: Now to February 28, 2019
Time: Sunday to Thursday from 9 am to 9 pm; Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 11 pm – Holiday hours vary
Where: 800 Robson Street, Vancouver (Robson Street and Howe Street)
Cost: Free for all ages, if you bring your own skates (Skate rentals are $5, and rentals end 30 minutes before closing time)
Note: Helmets are mandatory for children 12 years and under. Robson Square Ice Rink accepts cash only

Breaking Borders: Immigrants Take the Mic

What: A night of rap, music, storytelling, and slam poetry, Breaking Borders is a celebration of fearless visa holders, immigrants, and refugee theatre artists. Newcomers to Canada, working professionally as artists, will step to the stage to showcase their talents and share stories. Co-hosted by Mariam Barry and Alexandra Lainfiesta.

When: Monday, December 10, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Where: Hood29 – 4470 Main St, Vancouver
Entry: By donation

Bright Nights and Stanley Park Christmas Train

What: Bright Nights at Stanley Park marks the return of one of Metro Vancouver’s most popular Christmas light displays. Visitors can expect more than three million dazzling lights across acres of dark forest. The Christmas Train, located at the heart of the park is the main attraction, accompanied by music, snacks, entertainment, and a visit from Santa and his elves.

When: Now to Saturday, January 5, 2019
Time: Hours available online
Where: Pipeline Road, via the West Georgia Street Park Entrance
Train Tickets: Adults ride for $12

Honey for the Holidays II

What: Harbour Dance Centre’s annual Christmas show with HDC Company Dancers including the Honey Hive, Platform, KTL co, and Weekend Warriors.

When: Monday, December 10, 2018
Time: Doors 7:30 pm, show 8 pm
Where: VENUE – 881 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $15

Wild Things – An Outsider’s Holiday Market 

What: Wild Things: An Outsiders Holiday Market at What Lab is a holiday market featuring local artists, crafters, creators, weirdos and pals. Come shop for jewelry, vegan snacks, crafts and more.

When: Monday, December 10, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: What Lab – 1814 Pandora Street, Vancouver
Admission: By donation, no one turned away for lack of funds

Youth 4 Yule

What: Pro Arté Centre presents the annual Youth 4 Yule featuring members of their Protégé, Pre-Protégé and Accelerated Programs. Featuring special guests Lions Gate Youth Orchestra, members of CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre and Dr. Gina Oh Studios, with choreography and staging by Astrid Sherman and Beverley Bagg.

When: Monday, December 10, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $15-$20

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