This weekend Granville Island celebrates its eighth annual winter festival – Winterruption runs February 22 – 24, 2013.
Throughout the weekend themed events and festivities take place all around the island. Eating, drinking and entertainment are a great way to dust off the cobwebs of winter.
Vive Vendredi! is a celebration of Francophone flavours, comedy, cinema and music, features; French food and wine tastings, “Juste Pour Rire” stand-up comedy, bilingual artists and performers, and much.
Street Eats & Beats, presented with Edible Canada, highlights Vancouver’s top food trucks, a live dj and local beverages under the Granville Street Bridge for two nights only, Friday and Saturday. Tickets for Street Eats & Beats are just $35.
Visit the Kids Zone to make a mask or make music, clown around with Ben la Barouette, sing along with Will Stroet and his Backyard Band, and join Mortal Coil’s colourful towering stiltwalkers and The Brotherhood of Brass Band as they wind their way through the streets of Granville Island.
At Performance Works, Coastal Jazz and Blues Society presents amazing music all weekend long.
Local art lovers will want to spend all weekend visiting exhibits and touring artists’ & artisans’ studios throughout the island. Join [ART]ifacts: The Granville Island Story, a tour exploring art and culture through a mosaic of eye-catching, unique, historic and innovative creations. Red Hot Press is presented by Dundarave Print Workshop in the Net Loft, Western Canada’s oldest artist run cooperative printmaking studio and gallery, and Emily Carr University along with Opus Art Supplies offer tours and workshops all weekend.
The Island is alive with theatre and dance. See where the magic begins – behind the scenes – in the costume and production shop, or learn “The Art of the Bow” at the Arts Club Theatre Company. Expect the unexpected as some of Vancouver’s favourite dancers pop up in unusual spaces all over the Island, or take the little ones to Dr. Suess’s The Cat in the Hat presented by Carousel Theatre at the Waterfront Theatre.