5 things to do in Vancouver today: Friday, January 8

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Friday has never quite been the same after Boy Meets World, Family Matters, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch went off the air, but with these Vancouver events we live on in their memory.

The Vancouver Events Calendar has more.

Italian Film Festival

  • What: A film festival featuring the best cinema from the Mediterranean, with legendary filmmakers and up-and-comers alike. Films such as LeopardiPasolini’s Arabian Nights, and The Dinner play from now until January 14.
  • Where: Vancity Theatre –
  • When: Friday, January 8 to Thursday, January 14; Various times

Shake, Shake, Shake: A Party for Parkinson’s

  • What: Local singer Emily Chambers leads a line up including Star Captains, David Morin, Tonye Aganaba, and more. Proceeds from the concert will benefit Parkinson Society British Columbia.
  • Where:
  • When: Friday, January 8; 8 p.m.

As Heard On TV

  • What: Conductor Steven Reineke takes vocalist Christina Bianco and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra through the scores of some of the best shows in television history. From Downtown Abbey to Game of Thrones, The Judy Garland Show to The Muppet Show, classics old and new are here for your auditory pleasure.
  • Where: Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, January 8; 8 p.m.

Improv After Dark

  • What: What’s the only thing that makes improv comedy better? Improv… after hours. Kick back with 60 minutes of all-out comedy for grown-ups. Featuring a roster of Vancouver’s best improvisers, a fully-stocked bar, and a room full of rowdy adults, there’s no better way to start the weekend.
  • Where:
  • When: Friday, January 8; 11:15 p.m.

Dave Martone at the Fairmont Pacific Rim

  • What: Vancouver-based fusion guitarist Dave Martone hits the Pacific Rim this afternoon for an afternoon of the high energy, genre-bending music that made his name. Don’t miss your opportunity to support a true local talent.
  • Where: Fairmont Pacific Rim – 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, January 8; 3 p.m.

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