7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, January 9

Jan 8 2020, 3:30 pm

Need some suggestions for a fun event to enjoy today? From One Man Stranger Things to Parlour Jazz, here are seven things to do on Thursday, January 9.

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

One Man Stranger Things: A Parody

January 9

One Man Stranger Things by Charlie Ross / Facebook

What: Charles Ross (One-Man Star WarsOne-Man Lord of the Rings) presents his solo-show take on the Netflix sensation Stranger Things. Experience the Upside Down with all of the favourite characters, Eggos, and more.

When: January 9, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall — 13450 104 Avenue, Surrey
Tickets: Online

Hands On Scientist Barn Owls

What:​ Owl researcher Sofi Hindmarch hosts an evening of interesting owl study insights and a walk to look for signs of owls at Campbell Valley Regional Park.

When: January 9 and January 11, 2020
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Campbell Valley Regional Park — 20285 8 Avenue, Langley
Register: Phone 604-432-6359. $8.50 per adult, $4.50 per adult 65+

International Folk Dancing Drop-in Sessions

What: Learn a variety of folk dances set to ethnic music from around the globe. Each International Folk Dancing Drop-In Session is held in a relaxed and friendly environment, and all skill levels are welcome. No partner or costume is needed.

When: Every Thursday until June 11, 2020
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Walnut Road Elementary School — 16152 82 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: First night is free. Then there is a $4 drop-in fee per evening or purchase an annual membership.

Roedde House Parlour Jazz: Much Wabi

Roedde House Museum

Daniel Chai / Daily Hive

What: The Roedde House Museum Parlour Jazz Series presents a live concert by trio Much Wabi, made up of Bernie Arai, Chad Makela, and Chris Gestrin

When: January 9, 2020
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Roedde House Museum – 1415 Barclay Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Thursday Artist Talk: PJ Patten, “About the Creation of Graphic Novels”

What: PJ Patten will talk about his artistic process on his illustrated memoir, Tower25, a graphic novel on the period of homelessness in his life after a decade of drug addiction. Patten will share some of his personal life events, as well as discuss the bigger role journal comics played in healing and recovery from addiction and personal trauma.

When: January 9, 2020
Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue
Admission: Free

Gordon Neighbourhood House Movie Night

What: Gordon Neighbourhood House hosts a free movie night screening of 1996’s Big Night starring Minnie Driver, Ian Holm, Isabella Rossellini, Tony Shalhoub, and Stanley Tucci. Free popcorn and a drink will also be available.

When: January 9, 2020
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Gordon Neighbourhood House – 1019 Broughton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, Free

Locals Lounge presents: Jasper Sloan Yip

What: Ian Cromwell hosts Locals Lounge, a live interview and music series featuring Vancouver musicians. Jasper Sloan Yip is this month’s guest, along with opening act Tess Anderson.

When: January 9, 2020
Time: 7 to 11 pm
Where: Railway Stage & Beer Cafe — 579 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online