So Fun City Monthly Events Calendar: January 2024

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Hey Vancouver, think we’re a “No Fun City”? Think again! We’re here every month, showcasing the coolest, quirkiest and most entertaining events around town. From ’90s dance parties to beginner sushi-making classes, edgy performances to wild wrestling shows, there’s something for everyone. No excuses, just fun this 2024. Let the good times roll!

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Events By Category


Weekly & Monthly 

Thursdays- Saturdays: Tightrope Impro Theatre on Main. A variety of improvised comedy shows right in the heart of Mount Pleasant. Get tickets.

Saturdays: Treat Show Comedy at the China Cloud. High-octane improvised comedy every Saturday (7:30 pm and 9:30 pm.) at the beloved China Cloud Studios. It’s like a reward!  Get tickets.

Sundays: The Sunday Service at the Fox Cabaret. Award-winning improv comedy from some of the funniest comedians in Vancouver. Get tickets.

Fridays & Saturdays: Jokes Please! at The Cambrian Hall and The RCC: Award-winning stand-up every Friday at The Cambrian Hall in Mount Pleasant and Saturday in Kits at the RCC. Get tickets.

Thursday, January 25: The Sasha Ha-Ha Show! at the China Cloud. A monthly comedy show with Sasha and his funniest pals performing sets on all things funny (stand-up, improv, drag, storytelling, musical numbers, whatever brings the ha-has). Get tickets.


January 12: Comedy Bizarro World at the China Cloud. Join host Colin Cowan and local comedians for an evening of bizaroo standup and improv. Get tickets.

January 17: Whose Live Anyway? at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Some laughter meets nostalgia for those who grew up watching the series. Get tickets.

January 19: Comedy Vinyl: Featuring comedians from Just For Laughs, Sirius XM, and more at Slice of Life Art Gallery. Get tickets.

January 19: Puff the Magic Improv Show at The China Cloud. Where the worlds of improv and stoner culture intersect and hilarity ensues. Get tickets.

January 20: Red Light, Green Light: A heckler-friendly standup comedy show at The MOTN. Get tickets.

January 20: Vancity Comedy Extravaganza: The Vogue Theatre will host this comedy extravaganza featuring award-winning stand-ups, viral sensations, and more, including Dino Archie and Brent Morin​​. Get tickets.

Ends January 20: New Year, New Me at The Improv Centre: An interactive comedy show where performers bring to life the audience’s real-life regrets and resolutions, promising a humorous start to the new year​​. Learn more.

January 26: Snowed In Comedy Tour 2024: A winter comedy tour featuring comedians Paul Myrehaug Pete Zedlacher Erica Sigurdson Dan Quinn, happening at the Vogue Theatre. Get tickets.

Next Month…

Just for Laughs Vancouver 2024 Lineup: Western Canada’s biggest comedy festival, featuring a stellar lineup of local and international comedians (Bill Burr, Wanda Sykes, Bob The Drag Queen and more) at various venues across the city. Check out the full lineup.

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January 13 – February 14: The Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival: A celebration of unique hot chocolate creations offered by various restaurants and cafes across the city. Learn more.

January 17 – 27: Cabane à Sucre at St. Lawrence Restaurant: This unique dining experience is inspired by the traditional “Sugar Shacks” of Quebec. Expect a seven-course family-style menu with Québécois favourites and beverage pairings. Learn more.

January 17 – February 4: Dine Out Vancouver Festival: This highly anticipated festival, now in its 22nd year, will feature hundreds of restaurants across the city offering multi-course dinners at fixed-price points. The festival is an excellent opportunity to explore Vancouver’s diverse culinary scene. Learn more.

January 20 – 28: Street Food City: Located at the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza, this event features a variety of food trucks offering an array of street food options. Learn more.

January 21: Dine Out East Van Brunch Crawl: Using a digital passport, guests can explore various restaurants offering a variety of brunch dishes and beverages. Learn more.

Various dates: Spirit of Vancouver: Distillery Tour: A tour for craft beer and distilled spirits enthusiasts, including visits to a craft brewery and two distilleries, along with tastings of local spirits and beers. Learn more.


January 12: Mini Rooftop Concert—Rhythm Ensemble: An intimate musical experience in Gastown, ideal for those who enjoy live music in a unique setting​​. Get tickets.

January 18: The Man in Black: A Tribute to Johnny Cash at the Commodore Ballroom. Shawn Barker’s Tribute to Johnny Cash revives the legend with dynamic performances, capturing the spirit of the music icon with full band shows and retro sets. Get tickets.

January 20: Soul Clap & Dance off at The Pearl. With Special Guests Aladean Kheroufi. Get tickets. 

January 21: IndigiDivas at The Orpheum Theatre: Featuring Indigenous singers Melody Courage, Rebecca Cuddy, and Michelle Lafferty, this event presents a blend of traditional stories and operatic hits. The concert supports Indigenous-led social programs in Vancouver. Get tickets.

January 23: DJ Shadow at The Vogue Theatre: Known for his unique approach to electronic music. Get tickets.

January 26: Cute Sh*t Only- the most adorable rave ever: At The Birdhouse, with DJs spinning hyperpop, techno, house and trance music and cartoon visuals running all night long. Get tickets.

Art, Dance & Live Performance

January 11 – February 4: Staying Curious at Ferry Building Gallery: An exhibit showcasing the creative works of West Vancouver art instructors in various mediums like painting, quilting, and sculpture. Learn more.

January 17-20: Pants at the Firehall Arts Centre: A blend of comedy and solo dance. Learn more. 

January 18 – February 4: PuSH Festival Can a live art festival be a ritual for social change? The theatre, dance, music, circus shows (and more) in the 2024 PuSh Festival will attempt to answer this question, knowing that all good questions open the door for many more. Tickets and passes are now on sale. Learn more.

January 19: Seinfeld Burlesque at the Rio Theatre. Learn more.

January 20: Art Battle Vancouver at the Red Room: Watch skilled artists compete in a high-speed art showdown and vote for their favourite pieces, which will also be auctioned off​​. Get tickets.

January 21: The Queer Frontier: The Untold Story of Canada’s Wild West. Join award-winning storyteller Glenn Tkach to discover the erased history of how a nation was built. With queer people right at the heart of it. Get tickets.

January 23 – February 2: Hold On Let Go at the Russian Hall: An annual, independently produced festival showcasing contemporary performance work by Vancouver and Canadian artists. Get tickets. 

January 23 – 28: Mean Girls at Queen Elizabeth Theatre: The hit musical, adapted from Tina Fey’s film, featuring a high-energy performance that’s both funny and insightful​​. Get tickets.

January 24-27: The Mirror by Gravity and Other Myths at the Vancouver Playhouse: A mix of dance with elements of circus and cabaret​​​​. Learn more.

January 26 – 28: Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 & Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 at the Orpheum: A classical music concert featuring the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Learn more.

Until February 4: From Slander’s Brand exhibit at The Polygon Gallery: The three-person exhibition (Hannah Darabi, Rachel Khedoori and Ron Terada) features artworks that are durational, monumental and archival in nature. Learn more.

Markets, Fairs, Fests & Collectives

January 26-28: Vancouver Acro Fest 2024 at The Pipe Shop: Combining play, social connection and acrobatic training​​.Learn more.

January 26 & 27: Summer in January Pacific Arts Pop-Up Market at Heritage Hall: Offers a range of local products including home accessories, skincare, candles, jewelry and more​​. Get tickets.

Every Sunday: Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market at Hastings Park: Ideal for shopping for local farm produce and artisan wares​​. Learn more.

Every Saturday: Riley Park Winter Farmers Market at Nat Bailey Stadium: Perfect for fresh produce and local goods​​. Learn more.

Workshops, Classes & Meetups 

January 13: Flour + Water at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts: A Pasta Master Class with Chef Phyllis. Learn more.

January 13: Knit and Crochet Meetup in downtown Vancouver: For those interested in crafting in a community setting​​. Learn more.

January 17: Art & Craft Social at Parker Street Studios: This event invites you to bring a small creative project to work on in a social setting. It’s an excellent opportunity for artists, makers, and designers to meet, get inspired and learn new things. Learn more.

January 19: Likemind Vancouver at Aperture Coffee Bar. Hate networking, but yearning to connect with like-minded creative folks? Come on out for a coffee and conversation at Aperture Coffee Bar on Main at 8 a.m. Learn more.

January 25: AI Trends & Tools: Vancouver AI Community Meetups. Network with fellow AI aficionados and have electrifying discussions on the latest breakthroughs and innovations at their upcoming meetup from 5-8pm at 290 W 3rd Ave. Online AI Training Programs and hands-on training sessions also available. Learn more.

January 24: Conceptions of Whiteness and the Geopolitics of Korean Beauty. Join this online talk by S. Heijin Lee, Assistant Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Learn more.

January 27: Imagining Multisensory Art at UBC Robson Square. Learn more.

Until February 19: Space Explorers: The Infinite at the Rocky Mountaineer Station: An immersive, space-themed virtual reality attraction. Learn more.

Film Screenings

January 18: Daughters of the Dust at the Cinematheque. Learn more.

January 15: Cold Road at the Rio Theatre. Learn more.

January 28: Invisible No More with Dr. Gabor Maté at the Vogue Theatre. Film screening with a Q&A book signing with Dr. Gabor Maté with a performance from host Trevor Hurst from Econoline Crush. Get tickets.

Free & Family-Friendly

Every Sunday: Open Studio at the Vancouver Art Gallery: From 11 am to 4 pm, explore your artistic side and create your own work inspired by the current exhibitions. Learn More.

January 21: Discovery Day at the Vancouver Convention Centre East: Interactive earth science activity day. Learn more.


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