The holiday season is swiftly ticking towards us, and with it, a plethora of activities and entertainment in these picks of the week.
Chutzpah: Continuing until November 24, The Chutzpah! Festival‘s exciting and dynamic lineup of music, theatre, comedy, dance and multimedia arts at venues across town including the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre, Wosk Auditorium, and the Sidney & Gertrude Zack Gallery, the festival hub at the JCC.
Stage: The Arts Club Theatre Company favourite moms are back with their new comedy, talking about the Holidays and sharing heartwarming memories in Mom’s The Word: Talking Turkey already held over to January 1, 2023
Hills: The hills are alive, as Rogers and Hammerstein’s classic musical The Sound of Music returns to the Arts Club Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, opening tonight, running until December 24th
Pizza: Starting tonight, November 16 to 30, run out to check all the tasty entries in the 1st Vancouver Foodster Pizza Crawl check out the participating pizza parlours to find a new favourite pie, or two!
King: Commemorating the 100th anniversary of one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time, this Winter’s not-to-be-missed event, the Canadian premiere of National Geographic’s Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience continues until January 8 at Vancouver Convention Centre East
Exhibition: Griffin Art Projects presents Allegories of the Present, until December 11, 2022, a survey exhibition in celebration of the works of acclaimed Vancouver-born artist, photographer, filmmaker Stan Douglas and of his representation of Canada at this year’s Venice Biennale.
Wilde: Metro Theatre is getting Wilde, as Oscar Wilde’s comedy The Importance of Being Earnest is on stage until November 20th.
Teens: Closing the curtain November 20th, Western Gold Theatre presents the North American premiere of Matthew Whittet’s ground-breaking play Seventeen in which veteran stage actors take on the roles of present-day teenagers at the Pal Studio Theatre
Culture: The 26th annual Eastside Culture Crawl Visual Arts, Design & Craft Festival, returns November 17 to 20, welcoming thousands of visitors back through the open doors of more than 425 artists throughout the neighbourhood.
Digi: Join DanceHouse as Digidance returns with its first digital production of the season, Paris Opera Ballet’s Play, streaming on-demand until November 27
Lights: From November 17 to November 27, #DreamTheFuture with the re-envisioned Lumière Festival, illuminating the city with an expanded footprint across Downtown Vancouver shining a light on local artists to brighten the dark city nights.
Market: A favourite holiday tradition returns this weekend when the Vancouver Christmas Market opens. The traditional German Christmas Market runs November 12-December 24 at Jack Poole Plaza with holiday cheer and new many features for 2022.
Dance: November 18 & 19, Anvil Theatre welcomes Indigenous dance company, Dancers of Damelahamid’s SPIRIT & TRADITION layering projected imagery, soundscape, and Coastal Indigenous masked dance, immersing the audience into the rich and diverse ecosystem of the mountains, rivers, and ocean of the Pacific Northwest Coast of Canada.
Indie: The third annual IndieFest returns November 16-27, with its first fully in-person festival bringing 14 events to venues around Vancouver, over 11 days, showcasing new and genre-defying musical performances, highlighting the stories and people that have been overshadowed by history and tradition
Animals: An online hit last season, The Cultch brings The Cave, a cabaret about a group of animals taking refuge in a bear’s cave, to the Historic Theatre for in-person performances until November 20th.
Panto: To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the East Van Panto, The Cultch is taking audiences somewhere its never been before: under the sea, with East Van Panto: The Little Mermaid
Canyon: This weekend, Canyon Lights brighten up the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park with thousands of lights illuminating the bridge, trails and trees until January 22nd
Hope: Downtown Vancouver brightens up as Lights of Hope at St Paul’s Hospital kick off on November 17 with entertainment from St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church Choir and Sarabande, from the Vancouver Bach Family of Choirs.
Lake: One more illumination lighting up this week is Lights by the Lake an enchanting 2km long holiday displays along the Harrison lakefront promenade