7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, December 28

Dec 24 2017, 1:08 am

Whoa, 2017 is just flying by! Make the most of the last few days of the year with our list of seven things to do around Vancouver today, December 28. Vancouver Canucks, Rock in Peace, and more.

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Thursday, December 28

Vancouver Canucks versus Chicago Blackhawks

  • What: Vancouver Canucks face off with the Chicago Blackhawks at Rogers Arena.
  • When: Thursday, December 28, 2017
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $59-$239

Ivan Decker

  • What:  Ivan has appeared at the Montreal Just for Laughs festival and has made various TV and radio appearances, including his own half-hour comedy special on CTV and as a guest on CBC’s The Debaters. He also recently performed on Conan.
  • When: Thursday, December 28 to Saturday, December 30, 2017
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: The Comedy Mix – 1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $15-$20

Laberge Christmas Lights

  • What: Light enthusiast Paul Laberge hosts an epic Christmas light animation show featuring 18,000 LED lights set to a huge range of music at his home in North Vancouver every year, to support the Harvest Project.
  • When: Christmas-themed lights will run until December 28, then New Year’s Eve-themed lights until early January.
  • Time: Sundays through Thursdays, 4:30 pm to 9 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 4:30 pm to 10 pm, Christmas Eve 4:30 pm to midnight.
  • Where: 753 Beachview Drive, North Vancouver
  • Admission: By donation to the Harvest Project, more info at laberge.christmas

Billy Dixon & Soul Train with guests Wes Mackey & Dan Casavant

  • What: Billy Dixon and his Soul Train Express, blues legend Wes Mackey and Daniel Joseph Casavant perform at Federico’s Supper Club.
  • When: Thursday, December 28, 2017
  • Time: 5:30 pm, live music from 8 pm
  • Where: Federico’s Supper Club – 1728 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Reservation: Online, $59

Rock in Peace 2017

  • What: Vancouver’s music community comes together to celebrate the lost musical heroes of 2017, with all proceeds to benefit Music Heals Canada. Featuring Parker Bossley, JP Maurice, Daniel James, Royal, Adam Fink, Trevor Risk, and more.
  • When: Thursday, December 28, 2017
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $8, plus tax and s/c

The Quiplash Comedy Show: December Delight at Seven Dining Lounge

  • What: Join The Fictionals and Friends for Jackbox Jokes. Your votes via smartphone decide which scenes the comedians will act out, and who leaves this month’s Quiplash champion. Plus, sign up for the pre-show Audience Tournament for your chance to play against the comedians in the main event.
  • When: Thursday, December 28, 2017
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Seven Dining Lounge – 53 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At the door, $7 or $5 for students

Little Women – Bring On Tomorrow Co.

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The cast of Little Women (Kevin Clark)

  • What: Bring On Tomorrow Co. along with Kay Meek and Creber Music Productions presents a musical version of Louisa May Alcott’s timeless story, Little Women. Telling the heartfelt story of four sisters in 20th century New England, this production hopes to deliver Alcott’s inspiring message of strong, independent women and sisterhood to new generations of audiences. The show features Ranae Miller, recently seen this summer as Mary Poppins with Theatre Under the Stars, along with other talented young performers Michelle Creber, Jennifer Gillis and Julia MacLean. William Tippery plays the cute boy-next-door. Because what story is complete without one?
  • When: Wednesday, December 27 to Saturday, December 30, 2017
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: The Grosvenor Theatre at the Kay Meek Centre – 1700 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver
  • Tickets: From Kay Meek, $25-$39
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