21 things to do in Vancouver this week: January 9 to 13

Jan 9 2017, 6:05 am

While the weather outside has been frightful, there are plenty of events in Vancouver taking place over the next five days that are delightful.

Here are 21 things to do in the city this week, from magic shows to music, comedy shows to concerts and more.

Monday, January 9

Catch Kyle Morton in Concert

  • What: Indie-rock singer  and lead vocalist of Typhoon performs.
  • Where: Rickshaw Theatre – 254 East Hastings Street
  • When: Monday, January 9, at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $15, available online, or at Red Cat and Highlife Records

Test your knowledge at Quizplace trivia

  • What: An evening of trivia, hosted by Vancouver stand-up comic Patrick Maliha and Radical Improv Comedy’s Gregory Milne.
  • Where: Displace Hashery – 3293 West 4th Avenue
  • When: Monday, January 9, at 8 pm.

Bust a gut at Laugh Gallery

  • What: Graham Clark hosts a night of hilarity and prize giveaways.
  • Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive
  • When: Monday, January 9, at 9 pm
  • Admission: $5

Come in from the cold at Hot Jazz Jam

  • What: Heat up your Monday night with the Phoenix Four – a reincarnation of the Hot Jazz Jam House Band
  • Where: The Yale Saloon – 1300 Granville Street
  • When: Monday, January 9, at 9 pm.

Get the low-down on yoga teacher training

  • What: If you’re curious about the steps needed to become a yoga teacher, but are unsure about what’s involved, bring your questions and queries to this free information session.
  • Where: Vancouver School of Yoga – 300-342 Water Street
  • When: Monday, January 9, at 6 pm.

Tuesday, January 10

Hit the Lights!

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  • What: A full hour of improv comedy, Lights! features some of the best comedians Vancouver has to offer.
  • Where: XY – 1216 Bute Street
  • When: Tuesday, January 10, at 8 pm

Get a fresh look at the year with Gastown Cabaret New Year Steeze

  • What: Take your Tuesday to another level with a show that features belly dancers, drag performers, comedy, live stunts, and more.
  • Where: Guilt & Co. – 1 Alexander Street
  • When: Tuesday, January 10, at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $10

Be enthralled by The Fighting Season

  • What: Based on his father’s real life experiences as a doctor in Afghanistan, Sean Harris Oliver’s new play The Fighting Season investigates Canada’s involvement in Afghanistan through the eyes of the medical personnel who served for our country abroad.
  • Where: Vancity Culture Lab – 1895 Venables Street
  • When: Tuesday, January 10, at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $35, available online

Pay tribute to David Bowie at a drop-in rock choir

  • What: To celebrate Bowie’s January birth date, you are invited to join in and learn to sing Rebel Rebel and Modern Love in three-part harmony. You do not need to read music or have any singing/musical experience.
  • Where: WISE Hall – 1882 Adanac Street
  • When: Tuesday, January 10, at 7:30 pm

Puzzled Pint

  • What: Love solving puzzles with friends while eating and drinking? Then the Puzzled Pint is for you!
  • Where: Location found online
  • When: Tuesday, January 10
  • Cost: Free to attend… but bring some cash for some food and drink.

Wednesday, January 11

Share a laugh at the Comedy Showcase

  • What: The Comedy Mix hosts an evening comedy showcase
  • Where: The Comedy Mix – 1015 Burrard Street
  • When: Wednesday, January 11 at 8:30 pm.
  • Tickets: $10, available online

Thursday, January 12

Catch TI in concert

  • What: Rapper TI performs a show in support of his latest EP, Us or Else.
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street
  • When: Thursday, January 12. Doors open at 8 pm, show at 9 pm.
  • Tickets: $55 to $125, available at Ticketmaster

Celebrate a decade with the Tequila Mocking Bird Orchestra

  • What: It’s a special occasion for the Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra, as they celebrate 10 years of storytelling, music, and adventure.
  • Where: Rickshaw Theatre – 254 East Hastings Street
  • When: Thursday, January 12, at 8pm.
  • Tickets: $20, available online

Catch some music at the museum

  • What: Saxaphone player Dylan Cramer and pianist Ron Johnston perform.
  • Where: Roedde House Museum – 1415 Barclay Street
  • When: Wednesday, January 11, at 7 pm.
  • Tickets: $12 for students and seniors, $15 for adults, available online

Laugh along with Brent Morin

  • What: Comedian Brent Morin performs a show
  • Where: The Comedy Mix – 1015 Burrard Street
  • When: Thursday, January 12, at 8:30 pm
  • Tickets: Available online

Feel the beat at a Salish singing and drumming workshop

  • What: People of all ages and abilities are invited to take part in a free workshop
  • Where: SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts  – 149 West Hastings
  • When: Thursday, January 12, at 7 pm

Groove along with the Miles Black Trio

  • What: Join pianist Miles Black and his crew for another night at Frankie’s.
  • Where: Frankie’s Jazz Club – 765 Beatty Street
  • When: Thursday, January 12, at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $15, available online

Friday, January 13

Be wowed at Magic Dinner Show Live 2017

Magician (Image: Andrey_Popov / Shutterstock)

  • What: An evening of delicious Chinese food, table-side magic shows, and a unique on-stage performance.
  • Where: Floata Seafood Restaurant – 180 Keefer Street
  • When: Friday, January 13, at 6 pm
  • Tickets: $55 to $75, available online

Yuk it up with Arden Myrin

  • What: American actress and comedian Arden Myrins performs a set.
  • Where: Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club – 2837 Cambie Street
  • When: Friday, January 13, at 7 pm and 9 pm.
  • Tickets: $19.05, available online

Go see STOMP

  • What: Catch the opening night of STOMP,  as the international percussion sensation, makes its anticipated return to Vancouver
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, January 13 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Start at $55, available online

Get it on with Geeks vs. Nerds Ep.31: The One With All The Sex

  • What: It’s time to let that pent-up innner tension out at the next episode of Geeks versus Nerds Vancouver.
  • Where: Seven Dining Lounge – 53 West Broadway
  • When: Friday, January 13, at 7 pm
  • Tickets: $10, available online
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