The final weekend of November is upon us, as our southern neighbours celebrate Thanksgiving, we can be thankful for a wealth of holiday activities to be found in the picks of the week
Chutzpah: The main program of The Chutzpah! Festival lineup of music, theatre, comedy, dance and multimedia arts wraps up this week, but the entertainment doesn’t stop as Chutzpah continues to present more great entertainment out of festival, like Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story coming December 4
Dream: Lighting up the city until November 27, the re-envisioned Lumière Festival, illuminates the city with an expanded footprint across Downtown Vancouver shining a light on local artists to brighten the dark city nights and #DreamTheFuture.
Stage: As we get closer to the holidays, The Arts Club Theatre Company favourite moms are back with Mom’s The Word: Talking Turkey their new comedy, talking about the Holidays and sharing heartwarming memories is already held over to January 1, 2023
Hills: The hills are alive, as the Arts Club brings its brilliant rendition of Rogers and Hammerstein’s classic musical The Sound of Music to the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, running until December 24th
Pizza: While you’re busy with the bustle of seasonal activities, grab a slice and check all the tasty entries in the 1st Vancouver Foodster Pizza Crawl on at pizzerias around Metro Vancouver, November 16 to 30.
Indie: The third annual IndieFest continues until November 27, 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
Angel: As part of IndieFest, The Annex Theatre welcomes 2017 Pulitzer Prize winning opera, Angel’s Bone, by Chinese-American Composer Du Yun and Canadian Librettist Royce Vavrek, a newly-imagined and all-Canadian production premiering Nov 25 – 27th 2022
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
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
Crafts: This weekend finds another handful of Christmas Craft Fairs popping up for your local holiday shopping including; the Got Craft Virtual Holiday Market, The Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair, Portobello West Holiday Market
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.
Massey: New Westminster’s Massey Theatre hosts a pair of concerts this weekend; Tom Jackson: Stories, Songs and Santa Causes on November 25 then Relive the Music, a show that takes the audience through Music History, Trivia & Memories of the 50s & 60s on November 26
Choirs: Check out other Christmas Concerts bringing the sounds of the season to stages this weekend; The Welsh Men’s Choir or United Voices Choir
Lake: One more illumination lighting up this week is Lights by the Lake an enchanting 2km long holiday displays along the Harrison lakefront promenade
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.
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
Dance: The Scotiabank Dance Centre presents the Discover Dance! series with Karen Flamenco Dance Company on Wednesday November 23, 2022 at 12 noon
Contemporary: DanceHouse, in partnership with SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs, present the legendary artist Louise Lecavalier in Stations, her latest contemporary solo work, from November 23–26, at the Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Ice: After a 3 year hiatus, hit the road and join Mickey and friends at Pacific Coliseum where Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures will whisk families away on an immersive getaway chock-full of magical moments for the whole family to enjoy November 23-27
Market: A favourite holiday tradition returns this weekend when the Vancouver Christmas Market opens. The traditional German Christmas Market runs until December 24 at Jack Poole Plaza with holiday cheer and new many features for 2022.
Courage: Running November 19-December 4 2022 at Firehall Arts Centre, catch the world premiere of Manami Hara’s new work, Courage Now, tells the story of Japanese Consul Chiune Sugihara, who helped over 6000 Polish and Lithuanian Jews escape the Nazis in 1940
Soul: Thursday at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Studio Theatre, Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar with special guest, Steve Marriner take the stage