The start of meteorological winter has arrived, bringing with it typical grey Vancouver weather, good thing there’s plenty of fun in the picks of the week to keep our spirits bright!
Indy: Portland’s The Dandy Warhols celebrate their 25th year tour with a stop on the Commodore Ballroom stage tonight
Craft: Find Christmas gifts and inspiration at local Holiday Craft Fairs, this weekend check out Got Craft? Holiday Market at the Croatian Culture Centre
Market: The 10th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market opens this week, bringing the German-style Holiday Market brings 80+ huts filled with vendors of authentic German sweets, treats, trinkets and more to its waterfront location at Jack Poole Plaza.
Maria: How do you solve a problem like Maria? Find out as The Arts Club Theatre Company presents The Sound of Music at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage until January 5th
Illuminate: Glow Vancouver moves to downtown Vancouver, this year, illuminating a holiday wonderland to Harbour Events Centre at Plaza of Nations, until January 5, 2020
Miracle: Think your family holiday is chaotic, the Canadian comedy, It’s A Wonderful Christmas-ish Holiday Miracle, looks at a family during a complicated season, playing at The Arts Club Theatre Goldcorp Stage at BMO Theatre Centre until December 22nd.
Panto: The Cultch York Theatre is bursting at the seams with laughter as it welcomes the 7th annual East Van Panto: Pinocchio until January 5th.
Wild: Until December 15th, Presentation House Theatre presents the return of the beloved interactive play, Where The Wild Things Are, based on Maurice Sendak’s classic book.
BigTop: Cirque du Soleil brings their latest show, Luzia to the Big Top at Concorde Pacific Place, continuing through the end of the year
Pop: The Chainsmokers bring their World Joy Tour to Rogers Arena with 5 Seconds of Summer and Lennon Stella on Friday December 6th.
Mystical: The second edition of Aurora Winter Festival moves to a new location at Hastings Park / PNE, where guests can explore the beautifully illuminated mystical worlds of Canada’s Largest Winter Festival, running until January 5, 2020
Improv: Forget the Sentimental TV Countdown To Christmas and enjoy the laughter and love of Merry Kissmas – A Royal Romance as VTSL skewers the romantic and seasonal tropes at the Improv Centre on Granville Island until December 24th.
Music: The season is filled with Christmas Concerts, this weekend includes Vancouver Chamber Choir’s Christmas Oratorio, The Singing Christmas Tree, Vancouver Men’s Chorus Annual ‘Making Spirits Bright’
Art: Full Circle First Nations Performance and the Vancouver Public Library co-host the art and film installation pîkiskwe-speak: An Invitation to Conversations in Reconciliation until December 15th in the Samuel & Frances Belzberg Family Exhibit Space at Vancouver Central Library.
Neverland: Carousel Theatre for Young People presents Bad Hat Theatre’s Peter Pan at Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island until January 5, 2020
Treetops: the beautiful Canyon Lights Winter Festival at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park runs until January 26th, 2020, hundreds of thousands of lights spread throughout the Park, the bridge, Treetops Adventures, with 8 of the tallest living Christmas Tree bring holiday wonder to the nature of the park.
Exhibition: Until April 5, 2020, Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art presents Out of Concealment, a solo exhibition by Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, an innovative re-imagining of supernatural beings from the oral traditions of Haida Gwaii.
Stage: Untold Wants Theatre presents the award-winning comedy, COCK by Mike Bartlett at The Cultch Historic Theatre December 5-15
Pottery: The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC’s presents the thought-provoking, Playing with Fire: Ceramics of the Extraordinary, until March 29, 2020.
Bears: The Vancouver Giants return to Rogers Arena on Sunday afternoon for their annual Teddy Bear Toss game, vs Tri-City Americans