7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, January 3

Jan 1 2018, 12:26 am

Happy Hump Day! Get your Wednesday rolling with our rundown of seven fun events happening in Vancouver today, January 3. Foxhole Comedy, The Napping Princess, and more.

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

Festival of Lights at VanDusen Garden


  • What: The botanical garden is covered in more than a million lights. Reindeer and Scandinavian gnomes also roam the trails, and visitors can walk through the gingerbread wood, lantern alley, and Make-a-Wish candle grotto.
  • When: Now toSunday, January 7, 2018
  • Time: 4:30 pm to 9 pm
  • Where: VanDusen Gardens – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $18.50 for adults, available online.

That Dog Was A Band Now & Coldwater Road

  • What: Two prolific folk acts are coming together to warm up one of the first winter evenings of 2018. That Dog Was A Band Now has been making folk-ish music since meeting at a Northern Californian clown school in 2013. Coldwater Road’s songs were born around the campfire of BC’s Nicola Valley and seasoned on the seawalls of Vancouver.
  • When: Wednesday, January 3, 2018
  • Time: 8:30 pm
  • Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $10

The Napping Princess

  • What: From visionary director Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complexand Eden of the East) comes The Napping Princess, a genre- and universe-blending film that shows that following your dreams is sometimes the best way to discover your past.
  • When: Wednesday, January 3, 2018
  • Time: 1:45 pm
  • Where: Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

LiveWire DJ Night

  • What: LiveWire returns to the Anza club for a DJ night with fusion music. Beginners and observers are always welcome – no partner required, and make sure you come for the beginner lesson at 7:30 pm.
  • When: Wednesday, January 3, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: AnzaClub – 3 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Pay what you can, $12-$20

The X-Files Season 11 Premiere Party

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David Duchovny as Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully in The X-Files (Fox Broadcasting Company)

  • What: Storm Crow is showing the season 11 premiere of the X-Files hosted by the rogue agents of X-files podcasting: Courtney & Alison of the XX-Files Podcast. Along with the screening, there will be spooktacular raffle prizes, fan contests and themed drinks for the evening. Proceeds from the raffle will go to the Downtown East Side Women’s Centre.
  • When: Wednesday, January 3, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Storm Crow Tavern – 1305 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Wiki Wednesdays: Karaoke Night in the Tiki Bar

  • What: The Tiki Bar presents Wiki Wednesdays, a night strictly dedicated to serving modern Tiki inspired cocktails. Carefully crafted by their dedicated team of bartenders, Tiki Bar come up with an exotic menu to cater to everyone’s palates. Plus sign up to sing karaoke.
  • When: Every Wednesday
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: At the Waldorf – 1489 East Hastings, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Uranus Goes Direct Fox Hole

  • What:  Celebrate Uranus no longer being retrograde with Fox Hole Comedy. Featuring headliner Melanie Rose, Paul Danke, Chelsea McNabb, Pam Choi, Charlie Cook, Elise Gallois, Beth F Mariam, and Arash Narchi. Hosted by Jackie Hoffart.
  • When: Wednesday, January 3, 2018
  • Time: 9:05 pm
  • Where: Fox Cabaret Projection Room – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $5
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