20 things to do in Vancouver this (short) week: January 3 to 6

Jan 3 2017, 8:54 am

Well, here we are. Back to the grind.

And while we do our best to settle back into our post-holiday daily routine, we can take comfort in the fact that we’re being eased back into it with a short week.

In the meantime, here are 20 things to do in Vancouver over the next four days, from Canucks, to comedy shows, live music to theatre, and more.

Tuesday, January 3

Position yourself for 2017 at a Yoga Therapy Student Clinic

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  • What: Enjoy a one-hour Tuesday evening student yoga clinic.
  • Where: Vancouver School of Yoga – 300-342 Water Street
  • When: Tuesday, January 3, at 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: $60

Watch a Juno nominee perform at Winter Moon

  • What: Juno nominee vocalist Karin Plato performs with acclaimed musicians, John Miller on guitar and John Reischman on mandolin.
  • Where: Cottage Bistro – 4470 Main Street
  • When: Tuesday January 3, at 8 pm.
  • Tickets: $12, available online.

Shake it all around at a Bellydance Class

  • What: Want to try something new in 2017? Why not learn to bellydance? Beginner and advanced classes are available.
  • Where: Scotiabank Dance Centre – 677 Davie Street
  • When: Tuesday, January 3
  • Tickets: $18 for a drop-in class, $120 for a set of 8 classes

Have a laugh at Pro/Am night

  • What: The Comedy MIX hosts the first Pro/Am night of 2017.
  • Where: The Comedy MIX – 1015 Burrard Street
  • When: Tuesday, January 3, at 8:30 pm
  • Tickets: $8, available online

Immerse yourself in the story of McCabe & Mrs. Miller

  • What: Check out the screening of Robert Altman’s story about a gambler and a prostitute who become business partners in a rural town in the Old West.
  • Where: Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour Street
  • When:  Tuesday, January 3, at 4 pm.
  • Tickets: $10, available online

Wednesday, January 4

Witness exciting improv with Vancouver Theatre Sports League


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  • What: A collection of some of the world’s most daring and innovative improv performers in one spot.
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Darnleau Street, Granville Island
  • When: Wednesday, January 4, at 9:15 pm

Cheer on the Canucks

  • What: Catch the Vancouver Canucks in NHL Action against the Arizona Coyotes
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way
  • When: Wednesday, January 4, at 7 pm.
  • Tickets: $48.75 – $197.75, available at Ticketmaster

Indulge your inner gamer at A Night of Video Game Trivia

  • What: There is No Easy Mode: A Night of Video Game Trivia tests your gaming knowledge from all eras and consoles.
  • Where: EXP Restaurant – 309 West Pender Street
  • When: Wednesday, January 4, at 7 pm.

Find and connect with rescources at a Career and Job Search Fair

  • What: Looking for work? Find out about the Vancouver Public Library’s extensive job and career resources.
  • Where: Vancouver Public Library Central Branch – 350 West Georgia Street
  • When:  Wednesday January 4, at 4 pm.

Find great live theatre at the Firehall Arts Centre

  • What: Catch a performance of And Bella Sang With Us.
  • Where: Firehall Arts Centre – 280 East Cordova Street
  • When: Wednesday, January 4
  • Tickets: $24, available online

Thursday, January 5

Share a laugh with Dino Archie 

  • What: Comedian Dino Archie performs
  • Where: Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club – 2837 East Cambie Street
  • When: Thursday, January 5
  • Tickets: $9.53 – $19.05 available online.

Catch musical wizard Midge Ure

  • What: Watch Ivor Novello, Grammy, and BASCAP Award winner Midge Ure in action.
  • Where: Rickshaw Theatre – 254  East Hastings
  • When: Thursday, January 5, at 8 pm.
  • Tickets: $22.50, available online.

Stab Your Friends! at an Intro Night 

  • What: Want to get started at Valkyrie WMAA, but not sure where to begin? Intimidated by coming into a new space by yourself? Want to check out something new in a low-pressure environment? This free evening introductory session is a great way to see what we’re all about and make some new friends to stab things with!
  • Where: Valkyrie Western Martial Arts Assembly- 2603 Kingsway Street, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, January 5, at 6 pm.
  • Cost: Free. Register online, space is limited.

Check out local music man Aaron Grant

  • What: Vancouver musician Aaron Grant performs
  • Where: Dubh Linn Gate – 601 Main Street
  • When: Thursday, January 5, at 6 pm.

Make it a funny night downtown with Michael Kosta

  • What: Comedian Michael Kosta performs a set.
  • Where: The Comedy Mix – 1015 Burrard Street
  • When: Thursday, January 5, at 8:30 pm.
  • Tickets: $15-$20, available online.

Take a spoonful of sugar with Mary Poppins

  • What:  Watch Mary Poppins fly over the rooftops of London, and feel like a kid again!
  • Where: Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage – 2750 Granville Street
  • When: Thursday, January 5, at 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: Starting at $29, available online.

Friday, January 6

Satisfy your soul with VSO Pops: Ellis Hall Soul Unlimited

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  • What: John Morris Russell conducts vocalist-pianist Ellis Hall, the Ellis Hall Singers, and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in a program of classics by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, Earth, Wind & Fire, Otis Redding, and Ray Charles.
  • Where: The Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe Street
  • When: Friday, January 6 at 8 pm, and Saturday, January 7, at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Available online

Get away with the Milk Crate Bandits

  • What: The Milk Crate Bandits return to perform – and celebrate – the music of King Oliver.
  • Where: The Main – 421o Main Street
  • When: Friday, January 6 at 9 pm.

Feel the blues with Wes Mackey 

  • What: Vancouver-based blues singer and musician Wes Mackey performs.
  • Where: Army & Navy Club – 11900 No. 1 Road, Richmond
  • When: Friday, January 6 at 7:30 pm.

Cheer on the Canucks

  • What: Catch the Vancouver Canucks in NHL Action against the Calgary Flames
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way
  • When: Friday, January 6, at 7 pm.
  • Tickets: $48.75 – $197.75, available at Ticketmaster
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