7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, January 4

Jan 1 2018, 12:40 am

Nearly at the weekend! Get there with our list of seven things to do around Vancouver today, January 4. Talent Time, Like Bears with Good Buoys and more.

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

Bright Nights at Stanley Park

  • What: More than three million dazzling lights decorate acres of the dark forest, reaching as high as the forest canopy for Bright Nights in Stanley Park. The attraction is also accompanied by a train ride, musics, snacks, entertainment, and even visits with Santa and his elves.
  • When: Now to Saturday January 6, 2018.
  • Time: Times vary, check website for details.
  • Where: Miniature railway area at Stanley Park, Vancouver
  • Admission: Bright Nights entry by donation ($4 is suggested), Christmas train tickets available on Ticketleader, from $6-$12.

Bonnie Northgraves Trio

  • What: Bonnie is a trumpet player, vocalist and pianist based in Vancouver. Drawn to vintage jazz at an early age, she performs music from the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s and composes her own original music in the vintage style.
  • When: Thursday, January 4, 2018
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Falconetti’s East Side Grill – 1812 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Thursday Artist Talk on Public Art in Surrey

  • What: What kind of public artworks does Surrey have? How do they get chosen? If you find yourself asking these questions, chances are you’d enjoy learning about the City’s Public Art Program at this free talk by Public Art staff.
  • When: Thursday, January 4, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where:  Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Talent Time: Anti-S.A.D BBQ!

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Talent Time (Paul Anthony)

  • What: Paul Anthony and Talent Time battle Seasonal Affective Disorder with an old fashion BBQ. There will be a picnic on the stage under the hot sun, Ukrainian song and dance by Slava and Anya, comedy by Gavin Matts and Nayana Fielkov, and more.
  • When: Thursday, January 4, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $12

She Hangs Brightly

  • What: Psychedelic folk surf rock with Vernon’s She Hangs Brightly.
  • When: Thursday, January 4, 2018
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: The Heatly – 696 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Writers at the Bookstore

  • What: Local writers are invited to spend time writing and developing their current projects. Bring your own mug as tea will be served. Hosted by Western Sky Books and TriCities Wordsmiths.
  • When: Every Thursday until March 29, 2018
  • Start: 2 pm
  • Where: Western Sky Books – 2132- 2850 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

Like Bears with Good Buoy

  • What: Double feature of live music at The Roxy, with Like Bears and Good Buoy taking the stage.
  • When: Thursday, January 4, 2018
  • Time: Doors 8 pm
  • Where: The Roxy Cabaret – 932 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • TicketsOnline, $7
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