Otter Guide

Vancouver’s best Thursday events

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The weekend is almost here. Get it started early with our round-up of the best weekly events happening in Vancouver on Thursdays:


Photo: The Heatley
Live bands (weekly, 6pm)at OsitaJazzGrandview-Woodland
Live bands (weekly, 6pm)at Johnnie Fox’s Irish PubIrishMount Pleasant
Live bands (daily, 6:30pm & 8:30pm)at Water St CafeJazzGastown
Live bands (daily, 7pm & 9pm)at Guilt & CoSoul / Blues / Funk / R&BGastown
Tender Mercy: A Night of Songwriters (first Thursday of the month, 7pm)at The HeatleyCountry DTES
Live bands (weekly, 7pm)at Sylvia HotelJazzWest End
Live bands (weekly, 7pm)at Shamrock BarIrishWest End
Live bands (weekly, 7pm)at Donnellans Irish PubIrishYaletown
Live bands (every second Thursday, 7pm)at The HartFolk / BluesGastown
Live bands (weekly, 7:30pm)at The RoxyRock / CoversDowntown
Open Mic (weekly, 7:30pm)at Trees CafeOpen micDowntown
Live bands (weekly, 8pm)at Frankie’s Jazz ClubJazzDowntown
Live bands (weekly, 8pm)at Malone’s Social LoungeRockDowntown
Live bands (weekly, 8pm)at Tangent CafeJazzGrandview-Woodland
Live bands (weekly, 10pm)at Portside PubBlues / RockDTES


Photo: Dogwood Brewing
Comedy After Dark (weekly, 7:30pm & 9:30pm)at Comedy After DarkStand-upDowntown
Off-Leash Comedy (biweekly, 7pm)at Dogwood BrewingStand-upSunset
Maestro Impro! (weekly, 7:30pm)at Tightrope Impro TheatreImprovMount Pleasant
Mate Night Comedy (last Thursday of the month, 8pm)at Moose’s Down UnderStand-upDowntown


Photo: Hello Goodbye Bar
Throwback Vinyl w/ DJ Evo (weekly, 4pm)at Brass FishFunk / DiscoDowntown
Throwback Thursday w/ DJ Cipher (weekly, 9pm)at OsitaTechnoGrandview-Woodland
Copa Cabana (weekly, 9pm)at Cabana LoungeLatin / ReggaetonDowntown
Caliente Thursdaysat Studio NightclubSalsa / ReggaetonDowntown
L.O.V.E w/ DJs Floetic and Lupo (weekly, 10pm)at Hello Goodbye BarDance / Hip HopYaletown


Photo: Glitch Barcade
Weekly, 9pmat Glitch BarcadeKaraokeKitsilano
Weekly, 9pmat The Fringe CafeKaraokeKitsilano
Weekly, 9pmat Princeton PubKaraokeGrandview-Woodland
Weekly, 9pmat Charqui GrillKaraokeKitsilano
Weekly, 9:30pmat Funky WinkerbeansKaraokeDTES

Other cool stuff

slice games night
Photo: Slice of Life Art Gallery
Games Night (weekly, 5pm)at Slice of Life Art GalleryGames NightGrandview-Woodland
Rated R w/ Rogue (weekly, 11pm)at The Junction PubDrag ShowWest End

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