It’s 2017! Time to really start getting your stuff together. Time to start working out, and eating healthy, and saving money…. Oh man, that sounds totally boring. How about you do 10 really cool things this month and then call January a success!? Here’s our list of the cool stuff happening this month in Vancouver:

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No Pants Skytrain Ride

When: Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 2:30pm
Where: Meet at the Vancouver Art Gallery (North Side)
What is it: As if Transit wasn’t fun enough, now you can do it without pants! This is an annual global event that was started in New York in 2002. The mission is simple, don’t wear any pants. (more info)

Uncaped Crusaders: A ‘Batlesque’ Tribute to Batman

When: Friday, January 13 from 7:00pm
Where: Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway)
What is it: This wacky (and very fun!) “batlesque” variety show celebrates everyone’s favourite ‘stark’ knight and his rogues gallery… with a playfully sensual twist! (more info)

David Bowie: Live Band Burlesque Tribute

When: Saturday, January 14, 2017
Where: Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway)
What is it: Kitty Nights Burlesque presents their Hot and Heavy band accompanying a cast of fabulous burlesque artists as they pay celebratory tribute to the legendary superstar. (more info)

Rick and Morty Trivia

When: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Where: The Biltmore Cabaret
What is it: How well do you know the dangerous adventures Rick & Morty go on across the universe? Calling all Rick and Morty fans: come together and compete in a friendly game of TRIVIA! (more info)

Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon

When: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Where: Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton Street)
What is it: The Public Salon is a fast paced evening of ideas shared by 8 of Vancouver’s  Thinkers and Doers. The audience will be entertained, educated, inspired and maybe even provoked. (more info)

Mischief Managed: Harry Potter Burlesque

When: Thursday, January 19, 2017
Where: Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway)
What is it: A silly, sexy evening filled with all your favourite Harry Potter characters in a light you’ve never seen them before. Like Harry Potter… But way hotter! (more info)

Harry Potterthon

When: Saturday, January 21 – Sunday, January 22
Where: Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway)
What is it: Harry Potter and chill? Spend two days at the Rio Theatre going through all the Harry Potter movies, because, why not? Get ready for trivia, costumes, drink specials, and some magical surprises!  (more info)

After Hours at the Aquarium

When: Thursday, January 19, 2017
Where: Vancouver Aquarium
What is it: Grab a beer or glass of wine and enjoy access to all the galleries while exploring the Aquarium after dark. Great date night idea or for people who dislike listening to screaming kids. (more info)

Dine Out Vancouver

When: Friday, January 20 – Feb 5, 2017
Where: Various locations
What is it: Canada’s largest food and drink festival, featuring tons of events and restaurants each offering three or more course dinners at $18, $28 or $38. 275+ participating restaurants. (more info)

Drunk Spelling Bee

When: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Where: Q Shi Q Japanese BBQ (159 West 4th Ave)
What is it: Gather your most annoying “actually…” friends and form a team of 5 or less to compete against other smart-ass teams and win prizes such as beer, shots, food skewers, and beer! (more info)

If that’s not enough, check out our full list of events in January here.

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