7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, January 2

Dec 28 2018, 5:11 am

The first Hump Day of 2019 is here! From Throwdown TheatreSports to the World Juniors, here are seven events happening in Vancouver on Wednesday, January 2.

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

Throwdown International TheatreSports Festival at Vancouver TheatreSports

What: Vancouver TheatreSports welcomes TheatreSports welcomes teams from other cities who bring their A-Game to head-to head matches with each other and local teams comprised of VTS’s top improvisers. The visiting line-up features SAK Comedy Lab (Orlando, Florida), Curious Comedy Theatre (Portland, Oregon), On the Spot Improv (Honolulu,Hawaii) and Ryan Stiles’ company Upfront Theatre (Bellingham, WA).

When: Wednesday, January 2 to Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

IIHF World Junior Championship: Relegation and Quarter-final Games

What: Relegation and Quarter-Final rounds of IIHF World Junior Championship happen today at Rogers Arena.

When: Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Time: 11 am (relegation), 3:30 and 7:30 pm (quarter-finals)
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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.


What: Count down to perihelion, the “real new year”, with H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and celebrate the moment when the Earth will be closest to the sun for all of 2019. Learn more about this amazing astronomical event during a show in the Planetarium Star Theatre, then enjoy the activities, science demos, and a tour of the  observatory at this family friendly event.

When: Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8:15 pm
Location: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
Admission: Adult: $14, Child: $8.50, Youth/Senior $11, Family (5 persons; 2 adults maximum): $41

Britannia Community Services Centre – January Art Exhibition Openings

What: Everyone is welcome to Britannia Community Services Centre’s January Art Exhibition Openings: “The Seasons of Vancouver” photo essay by John Wang, and “The Highrises That Ate Vancouver” oil paintings by Deanna Fogstrom. Artists will be in attendance, and catering is provided by Michael Speier of Open Sesame.

When: Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Britannia Community Services Centre – 1661 Napier Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Rooftop Gardening Sessions

What: Learn about how to garden in your community at Collingwood Neighbourhood House’s rooftop gardening sessions. Event is free, tools are provided, and the event is accessible for all. Hosted by Renfrew Collingwood Food Security Institute.

When: Every Wednesday
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Where: Collingwood Neighbourhood House – 5288 Joyce Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Whistler presents Family Après

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What: Celebrate the magic of winter with outdoor fun at Whistler’s Family Après. Sip a hot beverage and enjoy live music, dancing, face painting, hula hooping, characters in costume, balloon twisting animals, popcorn, cookies, donuts, juggling and games, all in the heart of the Village at Whistler Olympic Plaza.

When: Every Monday and Wednesday until March 27, 2019
Time: 3 to 6 pm
Where: Whistler Olympic Plaza, Whistler
Admission: Free

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