10 things to do in Vancouver this week

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It’s back to school and back to work for many of us, but there is still so much to do. Here are the best events happening in Vancouver this week, January 4 to 8, 2016.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Arizona Coyotes 

  • What: Watch the Vancouver Canucks take on the Arizona Coyotes tonight. Buy tickets to the home game at Rogers Arena or watch from the comfort of your home.
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, January 4; 7 p.m.

Intro to Digital Marketing Workshop

  • What: This Introduction to Digital Marketing workshop will cover all the skills that are important to successful digital marketers. Learn the core principles, key touch points, and major digital channels that encompass a career in digital marketing.
  • Where: Brainstation Vancouver HQ – 1110 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, January 4; 6 to 8 p.m.

Christmas at FlyOver Canada

  • What: FlyOver Canada will transform into a magical winter wonderland this Christmas season. Guests will have fun helping Santa Claus search for his missing elves during an exhilarating flight across Canada and on to the North Pole. An extended holiday edition of FlyOver Canada that leads guests on to Santa’s workshop in the North Pole is also included.
  • Where: FlyOver Canada – 201 – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, November 27 to January 5, 2016 – daily 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Opera Warriors

  • What: Direct from the award-winning creative team behind the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympics comes Opera Warriors. Indulge your senses this New Year with a thrilling presentation of high-energy and visually stunning Chinese dance theatre with the Canadian premiere of Opera Warriors.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 649 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, January 5 and Wednesday, January 6

Purdy’s Truffle Making Class

  • What: If you’re looking to expand your dessert cooking repertoire, why not make a point to drop by Purdy’s South Granville location on January 5 and partake in their Truffle Making Class. Attendees will be able to choose their own flavourings, alcohol and toppings to create unique truffles in a decadent dark chocolate shell. Participants will get to take home sweet memories and a batch of 20 delicious truffles each.
  • Where: South Granville Purdys Chocolatier shop – 2705 Granville Street
  • When: Tuesday, January 5; 6:30 to 8:30 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

Vancouver Canucks v.s. Carolina Hurricanes

  • What: Watch the Vancouver Canucks take on the Carolina Hurricanes tonight. Buy tickets to the home game at Rogers Arena or watch from the comfort of your home.
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, January 6; 7 p.m.

INFINITE Effect World Tour

  • What: The K-Pop boy band comes to the Queen E as part of their second world tour.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 649 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, January 7; 8 p.m.

So You Think You Can Dance Live Tour

  • What: Dancing hits a high note with the So You Think You Can Dance Live Tour that hits Vancouver in January. Unbelievable dance moves, reality television stars, and bumping music make for one fun night.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 649 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, January 8; 8 p.m.

Art Rental Show

  • What: North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents the annual Art Rental Show. View over 150 news works and celebrate the 5th year of the Art Rental Salon and CityScape’s 15th anniversary. The Art Rental Show is a semi-annual salon-style exhibition with over 500 pieces of original artwork created by over 100 local artists.
  • Where: CityScape Community Art Space – 335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
  • When: Friday, January 8 to January 30; opening reception on Thursday, January 7 from 7 to 9 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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