11 things to do in Vancouver this week

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If you’re at a loss for how to spend your free time this week, never fear. We’ve come up with the top events in Vancouver from January 11 to 15, 2016.

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

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SEE ALSO: 50 things to do in Vancouver in January

Vancouver Canucks v.s. Florida Panthers

  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, January 11; 7 p.m.

Manic Monday Karaoke

  • What: We have a show every Sunday & Monday 9 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. with your host Jordan of Vibeology Entertainment. No cover, drink specials and free pool.
  • Where: Astoria – 769 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, January 11; 9 p.m.

Heathers The Musical

  • What: Equal parts social commentary and psycho thriller, Heathers the Musical arrives in Canada next month with guilt-free mayhem. Heathers The Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer (Christine Quintana), a brainy, teenage misfit who never dreamed of getting in the most popular and cruel clique at high school. But she did. She also never dreamed of dating the dark and mystery new kid at her school. But she did. And she certainly never dream of killing anyone. But she kind of did.
  • Where: The York Theatre – 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, January 6 to 17

An Evening of Storytelling

  • What: The premiere event of Vancouver Story Slam’s 2016 storytelling season! Ten writers and performers each share an original story onstage. Featuring Angel Strange, April Martin-Ko, Burcu Ozdemir, Clint Wilson, Jim Murray, Johnny Scoop, JP Lorence, Lara Walker, Ronica Prasad, and Sonya Littlejohn. The evening will open with a tale by guest performer Jo Dworschak.
  • Where: Cottage Bistro – 4470 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, January 12; 8 to 10 p.m.

Dirty Dancing

  • What: Broadway Across Canada presents the live theatre production of Dirty Dancing. See Baby and Johnny swing the night away, and face meddling parents and 1980s fashion disasters while they fight for true love. You’ll have the time of your life.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 649 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, January 12 to Sunday, January 17

Vance Joy

  • What: Vance Joy comes to Vancouver for two shows January 12 and 13, as part of the Fire and the Flood Tour, with stops in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, and New Brunswick. Joy has been making the rounds since 2013, recently opening for Taylor Swift on her 1989tour. His first studio release Dream Your Life Away hit the airwaves last year, netting him significant praise in the singer-songwriter community and a huge degree of international fame.
  • Where: The Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, January 12 and Wednesday, January 13

Dive Into HTML & CSS

  • What: Join this free workshop at RED Academy to learn the basics of HTML and CSS, and create you first webpage from scratch!
  • Where: RED Academy – 200-1490 West Broadway Street, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, January 13; 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Our Last Hope – Star Wars Trivia Night

  • What: Everyone from Disney to Nabisco has been cashing in on Star Wars lately, so why not you? Dole out a hefty helping of your Star Wars knowledge for cash and prizes at Our Last Hope – Star Wars Trivia Night at VENUE Nightclub. There will be drinking giveaways all night long, prizes for the best costume, best Princess (or General, if you’d like) Leia Buns, Best Darth Vader Impression, and a top prize of $500 cash for the top trivia team.
  • Where: VENUE Nightclub – 881 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, January 14; 7 p.m.

Dine Out Vancouver

  • What: Canada’s largest food and drink festival dishes up unlimited ways to enjoy the flavours of the city. Choose from a 17-day calendar of culinary events and experiences, hundreds of restaurants throughout the city and dozens of hotel options to create delicious dining experiences.
  • Where: Various participating restaurants.
  • When: Friday, January 15 to Sunday, January 31

Vancouverite: A Comedy Show

  • What: Amber Harper-Young & Brent Constantine host Vancouverite, a comedy show featuring funny stories and stand-up about what adjusting to Vancouver has been like, from some of the best Vancouver comedians including Sophie Buddle, Randee Neumeyer, Julie Kim, Maddy Kelly and more.
  • Where: Hot Art Wet City – 2206 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, January 15; 8 to 10 p.m.

Vancouver Giants v.s. Everett

  • What: Catch a Vancouver Giants hockey game at Pacific Coliseum this month as they play some of the best teams in the AHL.
  • Where: Pacific Coliseum – 100 N. Renfrew Street, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, January 15; 7:30 p.m.

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Jill Slattery Jill Slattery was born and raised in Vancouver, where she also earned an Arts degree from UBC in English and Creative Writing. She is an avid TV-watcher and a shameless Taylor Swift fangirl. Jill is a Staff Writer at Vancity Buzz. Contact her at jill@vancitybuzz.com
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