As the weather takes a chillier turn this week, it’s time to get cozy. Whether it’s at a comedy or improv show, afternoon tea, or a concert, you’ll find plenty of indoor fun to be had around the city. So with that in mind, here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this week (January 8-12).

Soulstream: 10 piece Funk/Soul/Jazz, with D.J. Just Paul 

Attention, groovers! Get ready for a full night of funky, soulful music featuring the 10-piece band Soulstream, accompanied by DJ Just Paul. Doors open at the Fox Cabaret at 7:30, and Soulstream comes on at 8:30 pm.

When: Thursday, January 11th
Where: 2321 Main Street
Cost: $27.96

3 Inches of Blood

Heads up, metal fans! The Victoria-formed band 3 Inches of Blood is coming to town this Friday, January 12th, and now consists of Cam Pipes, Justin Hagberg, Shane Clark, and Ash Pearson – none of whom were original members, but all of whom put on a great show. So whether you’re a fan or looking to discover some new music this week, why not start here?

When: Friday, January 12th, Saturday, January 13th, and Sunday, January 14th
Where: Commodore Ballroom
Cost: $105.91

Sponsored pick: Try out the New Truffle Shawarma at Osmow’s

Osmow’s Shawarma is already a top pick when craving something simply delicious, and now you can indulge in their latest creation- the truffle shawarma! This limited-time delight is available as a shawarma wrap or Boxed STIX™. Get it while you still can and thank us later!

When: available for a limited time
Where: click here to find the nearest Osmow’s Shawarma

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And now, a sprinkle of comedy. Stand-up comedian, podcaster, and TV host Yannis Pappas is heading to town on Friday, January 12th, so get ready to laugh your way into the new year.

When: Friday, January 12th
Where: Vogue Theatre
Cost: $29.50 to $49.50

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

Finally, another classic holiday tradition in Vancouver. The Capilano Suspension Bridge transforms into an illuminated winter wonderland every year, complete with multi-colour displays, a ‘Snow Owl Prowl’ scavenger hunt, and cocoa & live music at the Trading Post Gift Store.

When: Now until Sunday, January 21st
Where: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Cost: $49.95 to $66.95 per adult

See an improv show

From Date Night improv to monthly standup sessions, House Team showcases, and more – there’s always something exciting going on at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. And why not start off the year with a couple of laughs and libations with your loved ones?

Where: 1515 Anderson Street

Afternoon Tea at H Tasting Lounge

The Winterlust dome dining experience at The Westin Bayshore Hotel is definitely a huge draw, but it isn’t the only way you can indulge in festive eats this season. The Afternoon Tea experience at H Tasting Lounge is a delicious way to start off your year and treat yourself to some elevated bites.

Where: 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
Cost: $80.54 per person

Robson Square Ice Rink

For just $5 per skate rental, you can skate to your heart’s content at Robson’s Square. Stop by on a spontaneous trip downtown, or plan a special pre-dinner visit on your next date night.

When: Open until February 28th
Where: 800 Robson Street
Cost: $5 for skate rentals

Go on a classic winter stroll 

A wintertime stroll in the new year is the perfect way to get some fresh air, reflect on the month and spend time with friends and family. So be it in snow, rain, or shine (or a combination of the three), here are some scenic walks to go on.

Where: See our picks above

And that’s a wrap on the week, Vancouver! We hope it’s a great one.