7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, December 27

Dec 24 2017, 8:40 am

The last hump day of 2017. Celebrate by doing something fun. From Cosmic Yearbook to King of the Rail in Whistler and more, here are seven things to do in Vancouver and beyond on Wednesday, December 27.

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

Wednesday, December 27

Cosmic Yearbook Holiday Week

  • What: Every day this holiday week, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre has a featured craft and special additions to each of their shows highlighting some of the amazing cosmic events of 2017, from the solar eclipse in August, the end of the Saturn Cassini mission, and more.
  • When: Now to Sunday, January 7, 2018
  • Time: 11:30 am to 4 pm
  • Where: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: All activities included with general admission, which is $18

Say Wha?! – Sara’s Least Favourite Things

  • What: At Say Wha?!, engaging and charismatic performers put their comedic spin on some of the worst writing in print. This month’s edition features the Best of the Worst.
  • When: Wednesday, December 27, 2017
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Cottage Bistro – 4468 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $10

Mostly Marley

  • What: Mostly Marley performs classic reggae (but mostly Marley) at Blue Martini Jazz Cafe in Kitsilano.
  • When: Wednesday, December 27, 2017
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Blue Martini Jazz Cafe – 1516 Yew Street, Vancouver

Community Skate at the PNE Agrodome

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  • What: ​​​Bring your family and your skates for a fun day of skating. Wear your own skates and helmets as no rentals are available. Helmets are recommended for all skaters and are required for children 12 and younger.
  • When: Various dates from Wednesday, December 27, 2017 to Monday, February 12, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 4 pm
  • Where: PNE Agrodome – 2901 E Hastings St, Vancouver
  • Admission: $2-$3, free for children 2 years and under

Mei Langfan Beijing Opera Troupe

  • What: As the most renowned Beijing Opera troupe in the world, the Mei Lanfang Beijing Opera Troupe bears the name of the greatest opera group in modern Chinese history. Founded in the 1920s, this troupe’s distinctive interpretation and style was created by Mr. Mei Lanfang.
  • When: Wednesday, December 27, 2017
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Hard Rock Casino – 2080 United Blvd, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online, $58-$268

King of the Rail

  • What: King of the Rail is a three-part series of rail jam contests culminating in the crowning of the King and Queen of the Rail on the final night. A great competition for the participants and an excellent show for the spectators.
  • When: Wednesday, December 27, 2017,  Wednesday, January 3 and Saturday, January 13, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 pm
  • Where: Whistler Village next to the Fitzsimmons Chair – Whistler
  • Admission: Free for spectators

Winterfest at Burnaby 8 Rinks

  • What: Celebrate the holidays with your friends and family at Burnaby 8 Rinks with their Christmas decorated rink. Experience the magic with live Christmas trees and glowing holiday lights.
  • When: Now to Sunday, December 31, 2017
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Burnaby 8 Rinks – 6501 Sprott Street,Burnaby
  • Admission: $5.50-$6.50, skate rental $4, helmet rental $3
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