A New Year, and we’ve got a (mostly) new list of great, entertaining picks of the week to start 2024!
Beauty: This is your last few days to catch the hilarious antics of East Van Panto Beauty & the Beast at The Cultch York Theatre before it closes January 7th
Canyon: Illuminations take new heights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park’s Canyon Lights bringing wonder to the woodland park trails and bridge, until January 21, 2024
Garden: Until January 7, 2024, the 15 acre magical winter wonderland of Festival of Lights adorns Van Dusen Botanical Gardens with more than one million lights guiding your way as you stroll along the lakeside and get in the holiday spirit with the return of Dancing Lights, wander through the romantic Rose Garden
Icon: Metro Theatre starts the year off with a legend, welcoming the First Impressions Theatre’s Always…Patsy Cline by Ted Swindley, to the stage, January 4-14.
Peace: The season of peace on earth echos in the the Disco Nap collection created by Olivier Salvas Artiste on display at Bean on Hastings until January 31, 2024
StandUp: Comedy superstar Jerry Seinfeld brings the laughs to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for 4 shows, at 7pm & 9:30pm this Friday and Saturday
History: A Canadian Heritage Minute comes to life on-stage, in The Arts Club’s Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story, on tour at New Westminster’s Anvil Theatre January 6-7, 2024
Laughs: MRG Live presents writer, comedian, actress Fortune Feimster at the Vogue Theatre Saturday January 6th.
Superstar: Across the pond, Broadway in Victoria presents the 50th Anniversary Production of Jesus Christ Superstar at the Royal Theatre until January 7th
Wrestling: Friday January 5th, WWE Smackdown comes to Rogers Arena featuring LA Knight, IYO SKY, Charlotte Flair, United States Champion Rey Mysterio, Solo Sikoa and Bobby Lashley plus many more of your favorite WWE Superstars
Gallery: Until May 12th, the Vancouver Art Gallery features the exhibition, Rooted Here: Woven from the Land, a celebration of the profound work of four local Salish weavers. As well, Denyse Thomasos: just beyond, a career retrospective honouring the late Trinidadian-Canadian artist, Denyse Thomasos in on display until March 24th.