7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, January 7

Jan 3 2019, 2:40 pm

Don’t let the Monday blues get you down! Perk up with these seven fun events in Vancouver today, January 7. Check out KT Tunstall, Festival of Lights, and more

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

SAP Networking Event & Live Performance by KT Tunstall

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What: Multinational software company SAP will be hosting a free exclusive networking event in Vancouver for those who are interested in connecting and networking with various diverse members of the SAP community from all over the world. Those attending the event will be able to speak about the opportunities with hiring managers and senior leaders within the company, as well as get an insight into a leading global organization’s company culture. Additionally, SAP has invited award-winning Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall to perform live at the event, bringing her unique brand of alternative rock to Vancouver.

When: Monday, January 7, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom — 868 Granville Street
Price: FREE — Register here to RSVP

Queers & Beers at Northpaw

What: Tri-Cities Pride Society presents Queers & Beers on the first Monday of every month. Everyone is welcome for a fun night of beer specials. Northpaw’s mission is to provide a safe space for all members of the LGBTQ2+ community.

When: First Monday of every month.
Time: 4 to 9 pm
Where: Northpaw Brew Co. – Unit 2150 – 570 Sherling Pl., Port Coquitlam
Admission: Free

La Befana Party

What: La Befana is an entertaining family show that tells the story of an old Italian lady who traditionally brings treats to children.

When: Monday, January 7, 2019
Time: 6 pm
Where: Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre – Ballroom – 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

The Full Light of Day

What: A new Film/Theatre Hybrid written by Daniel Brooks and directed by Kim Collier. Set in Canada’s urban financial centres, The Full Light of Day tells the story of a mother who must contend with her husband’s corrupt legacy before she dies.

When: Monday, January 7 to Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Vancouver Playhouse – 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Mario Kart Challenge

What: The Cascade Room’s first Mario Kart Challenge of 2019. Sixteen competitors will drive at top speed while shrinking and inking their competition for prizes a chance at prizes. Register in person with our bar staff at The Cascade Room.

When: Monday, January 7, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Cascade Room – 2616 Main Street, Vancouver
Register: In person, $25 entry fee includes 2 drinks, 1 appetizer and prizes

Festival of Lights at VanDusen Garden

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VanDusen Festival of Lights (Farhan Mohamed / Daily Hive)

What: The botanical garden is covered in more than a million lights. Reindeer and Scandinavian gnomes also roam the trails, and visitors can walk through the gingerbread wood, lantern alley, and Make-a-Wish candle grotto.

When: Now to January 7, 2019
Time: 4:30 pm to 9 pm.
Where: VanDusen Gardens – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
Online: Pricing: Adults $18.50 online and $20 at the gate. Prices vary for youth, children and seniors. Tickets available online.

Pedals for the People Volunteer Night at the Bike Kitchen

What: The Pedals for the People program was created by Our Community Bikes with the aim of increasing access to bicycles and bike repair for those who experience barriers to affordable forms of transportation. Through the help of volunteers and donors, bikes are refurbished and given away for free or for by sliding scale donation. The Bike Kitchen has teamed up with OCB to support this program and get more pedals to the people. Attend the Bike Kitchen’s Monday volunteer nights to help build bikes.

When: Every Monday
Time: 6:15 to 9 pm
Where: The Bike Kitchen – 6138 Student Union Boulevard, Room 36, Vancouver
Admission: Free

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