7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, December 13

Dec 7 2018, 7:12 pm

Theatre, concerts, and more to enjoy today, Thursday, December 13. No matter your idea of fun, here are seven great things to do in Vancouver!

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

Tenacious D

Tenacious D

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What: The musical comedy duo of Jack Black and Kyle Gass will be taking over the Queen Elizabeth Theatre with guests, Wynchester. The band had a variety series on HBO that aired in 1999. Their self-titled album was released in the fall of 2001 with Epic Records and was quickly certified at gold-selling status, and has since been certified platinum. In 2014, Tenacious D won a Grammy in the category of Best Metal Performance for their cover of Ronnie James Dio’s “The Last in Line.”

When: Thursday, December 13, 2018
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, Show 7:30 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street
Tickets: $39.50, $59.50, $79.50, available online

Holiday Baking Master Class at H2

What: H2 chef Caitlin Mark will be leading attendees through a leisurely holiday baking class which kicks off with a complimentary festive beverage and snacks. Learn to make classic sugar cookies and Guinness gingerbread loaf to name a few before you take home some treats at the end of the event.

When: Thursday, December 13, 2018
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: H2 Rotisserie & Bar at the The Westin Bayshore – 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
Price: $75; pre-register at [email protected] or call 604-691-6966

Glow Christmas

What: Glow Christmas brightens up Langley’s Milner Village Garden Centre with over 500,000 lights spanning 103,000-sq-ft of holiday magic. The display will feature four different light gardens, food trucks (and bar!), over 40 vendors, and – the cherry on top – a 210-foot musical light tunnel.

When: Select dates to January 19, 2019
Time: 4 to 10 pm
Where: Milner Village Garden Centre – 6690 216 St, Langley
Tickets: Available online, $8.99 to $39.99. Kids under 3 are free.

Merry Kiss-mas

What: Vancouver TheatreSport’s cheeky, affectionate homage to onscreen Christmas nostalgia, stuffed with a turkey-full of big belly laughs. The show’s first half takes suggestions from the audience to recreate well-known holiday movie scenes and characters. That’s followed by a completely improvised, audience-driven second half in which the cast create a brand new festive special.

When: Now to Monday, December 24, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Holiday Baking Time

What: Follow the enchanted adventures of bakers Bun and Bap as they encounter mischievous doughy characters, and venture through forests of breadstick trees and magical floury storms – all while baking real loaves of deliciously fresh bread in a real-life on-stage oven. Featuring a live musical score and innovative puppetry.

When: Now to Sunday, December 16, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Presentation House Theatre – 333 Chesterfield Avenue, North Vancouver
Tickets: Online

For Better or For Worse, Vol. 2 – Vancouver Book Signing

What: Come meet For Better or For Worse cartoonist Lynn Johnston, get a sketch or have your favourite FBorFW books or memorabilia signed. There will be plenty of copies of The Complete Library Vol. 2  to purchase as well as a few copies of Vol.1 for those who missed it the first time.

When: Thursday, December 13, 2018
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Pulpfiction Books – 2422 Main St, Vancouver
Admission: Free


Kaskade at Pemberton Festival/Brandon Artis

What: Brandon Artis is an up-and-coming photographer in Vancouver and he’s hosting his first solo-show ever. Brandon is partnering with MADE Art Shows to create a unique, and one of a kind art experience like no other. MADE Art Shows is a collective striving to bridge the gap between music and visual art. His show won’t just have you experiencing his photos but more importantly experiencing the vibe and culture that his photos create.

When: Thursday, December 13, 2018.
Time: 7 pm – 11:30 pm
Where: WSDMCLUB – 875 East Hastings St, Vancouver
Price: FREE but RSVP here to secure a spot.

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