The Holiday season is racing rapidly towards us, with more seasonal activities coming into each picks of the week
Mean: The “Mean One” is coming to town – Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical is coming for 7 performances only, until November 18, at The Centre in Vancouver.
Pizza: Tonight, Vancouver Foodster’s 4th annual Pizza Palooza offers a potential plethora of pies in different styles; Neapolitan, Romano, South Indian, plus a tasting treat of Olive Oil.
Culture: The Eastside Arts District’s artists, studios, and workshops welcome the public to the 27th annual Eastside Culture Crawl Visual Arts, Design & Craft Festival.
Festival: The 2023 Chutzpah! Festival continues until November 23 bringing a dynamic program of performances of music, theatre, comedy, dance, multimedia arts, and film around Vancouver.
Doll: Western Gold Theatre presents A Doll’s House Part 2 by Tony-nominated playwright Lucas Hnath. The funny and bold new play picks up from Ibsen’s Part 1, explorating traditional gender roles and a clever contemporary take on all human relationshipsm until November 26
Buddy: Listen to the Story Of Buddy the Elf on his expedition from the North Pole to New York City when Elf: The Musical plays at The Arts Club Stanley Industrial Alliance Theatre until December 31st
Kitchen: Wrapping up November 18th, there’s more than hors d’oeuvres heating up in the kitchen, as The Catering Queen takes the stage at Metro Theatre, Vancouver.
Comedy: Running from November 18th at The Cultch Historic Theatre, the world premiere of Hurricane Mona by Pippa Mackie, is a fast-paced and absurdist dark comedy about a middle-class family grappling with their life and relationships under the grim shadow of the climate emergency.
Markets: Tis the season for our favourite holiday markets to open back up, Vancouver Christmas Market and Hycroft for the Holidays Artisans Market both opening November 16th and Got Craft? Market on November 19th.
Stepsisters: November 16-18, The Shadbolt presents the World Premiere of The Spinsters! Cinderella’s Ugly Stepsisters are headed to the ball in this frolicking feast featuring mesmerizing movement, magical dresses, and stunning shadow puppetry.
Jazz: Toronto-based duo, OKAN, bring their high-energy Afro-Cuban jazz, stories, and dance to Surrey Art Centre for one night only, November 17th
Silent: History buffs and movie buffs converge when the Vancouver Civic Theatres presents Silent Movie Mondays, Laurel and Hardy Shorts, at the historic Orpheum Theatre.
Gallery: November 19th, the Vancouver Art Gallery wraps up it’s showing of the landmark exhibition, Parviz Tanavoli: Poets, Locks, Cages – the first major presentation of works by Iranian-born, Vancouver-based artist Parviz Tanavoli in Canada.
Pucks: Hockey Meets the Festival of Lights when Canucks host Diwali Night November 15th, with a pre-game party on the plaza, Diwali Market, an Rangoli Art and Live performances during the game.
Pets: On display until November 29 at Janaki Larsen Studios, fine art photographer Michelle Leone Huisman presents the Vancouver premiere of her new solo show CMYK9, the exhibition features hand-painted photographs and imagines how dogs may have experienced the pandemic.
Peace: Celebrate the era of peace and love and protest while admiring the new Disco Nap collection created by Olivier Salvas Artiste on display at Bean on Hastings, 175 West Hastings Street until January 31, 2024
Crisis: From Slander’s Brand, The Polygon Gallery’s compelling new show, on display until Feb. 4, 2024, brings together monumental works by Hannah Darabi, Rachel Khedoori, and Ron Terada, and explores how art responds in times of historic crises.
Carr: Until September 2024, the Vancouver Art Gallery is showing a yearlong exhibition featuring highlights from its permanent collection of Emily Carr paintings. Emily Carr: A Room of Her Own explores the intersection between celebrated Canadian artist Emily Carr and the Vancouver Art Gallery.