7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, January 8

Jan 7 2020, 11:30 pm

The first Hump Day of 2020 is here! Enjoy it with our list of seven events to check out in Vancouver today, January 8. TechVancouver, AliA, and more.

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


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What: TechVancouver‘s next monthly gathering of Vancouver tech leaders and innovators is on January 8, at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, with a focus on The Secret Weapon of Successful Founders – Mentors. This month’s speakers include Farhan Mohamed, editor-in-chief and partner at Daily Hive; Angel Pui, co-founder and CMO of Discover Therapies; and Michelle Sklar, entrepreneur in residence at entrepreneurship@UBC.

When: January 8, 2020
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre — 181 Roundhouse Mews
Tickets: Online

Gordon Grdina’s Nomad Trio

What: Vancouver Juno Award winner Gordan Grdina, New Yorker pianist Matt Mitchell, and drummer Jim Black make up the Nomad Trio, and perform at Orpheum Annex on January 8.

When: January 8, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Orpheum Annex — 823 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Publishing in the 21st Century: Guernica Editions

What: Canadian Authors hosts award-winning author and publisher Michael Mirolla in a showcase of Guernica Editions press. Michael will talk about publishing in the 21st century, Guernica Editions’ history, vision and mandate, and what it takes to write for Guernica.

When: January 8, 2020
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: BC Alliance for Arts + Culture – #100-938 Howe St, Vancouver
Admission: Members free, students $5, non-members $10


What: Japanese rock collective AliA – made up of AYAME (singer), Okamura Eren (guitarist), TKT (keyboardist), RINA (violinist), SEIYA (bassist), and BOB (drummer) – brings the AliAliVe2020 Around the World -Re: AliVe tour to Biltmore Cabaret on January 8.

When: January 8, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Jams in the Key of Green

What: 12 Kings Pub hosts a weekly music jam for all skill levels and backgrounds. Guitars, drums, keyboards, microphones, and many more instruments and equipment are available to play with.

When: Every Wednesday
Time: 9 pm to 1 am
Where: 12 Kings Pub – 395 Kingsway, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Women & Queer Night at The Bike Kitchen

What: Learn how to tune up your bike in a positive space for trans women, cis women, queer and genderqueer folks in a relaxed environment led by female and/or LGBTQ2I identified mechanics and volunteers. All bicycle and mechanical skill levels are welcome, and pizza will be provided.

When: January 8, February 12, March 11, 2020
Time: 6:30 to 9 pm
Where: The Bike Kitchen – 1896 East Mall, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Opening Reception: Longing for the Other Shore by Kelvin Lit and Colour Harmonies in the Landscape Eva Wideman

What: Britannia Art Gallery hosts an opening reception for two new exhibitions: Longing for the Other Shore by Kelvin Lit and Colour Harmonies in the Landscape by Eva Wideman. Artists will be in attendance, and light refreshments will also be served.

When: Opening reception on January 8, 2020. The exhibit is on display from January 8 until January 31, 2020
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm (opening reception)
Where: Vancouver Public Library – Britannia Branch – 1661 Napier St., Vancouver
Admission: Free

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