The last weekend of November finds Chanukah getting the holiday season started, bringing plentiful picks of activities, markets and more to the forefront.
Latin: Latincouver brings Christmas classics with a Latin twist to Vancouver Playhouse this weekend – Friday Salsa Navidad, is a tropical take on holidays. Tickets via Eventbrite: On The List readers can use code “holidaydiscount” to receive 20% off tickets
Modern: Imagine Picasso brings the works of the Master of modern art, to life in a brilliant immersive exhibition at Vancouver Convention Centre East (Canada Place) showing until January.
Chapel: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition displaying 34 of the frescoes adorning the Vatican ceiling in breathtaking, life-sized close-up at the Vancouver Convention Centre East Building until January 25, 2022
Chanukah: The Jewish Community Centre is hosting its first Chanukah Market Sunday November 28th with arts & crafts vendors, live entertainment for all-ages and lots of other family activities capped off by the lighting of the first candle on the menorah at sundown.
Festival: The Chutzpah! Festival wraps up its weeks of performances with one final night, tonight Israeli jazz combo Guy Mintus Trio, performs A Gershwin Playground
Candy: Downtown Vancouver’s only free outdoor winter festival, which will transform the Yaletown streets into a winter wonderland as the 9th CandyTown kicks off the season in the neighbourhood.
Dance: Astronomy, astrophysics and ancestral knowledge meet in Trace by Red Sky Performance on November 24-27, presented by DanceHouse at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Biennial: The Dance Centre is shining a spotlight on Vancouver’s contemporary dance scene with the 13th biennial Dance In Vancouver, taking the stage, November 24-28,
Market: The 2021 Vancouver Christmas Market fills Jack Poole Plaza (Olympic Cauldron) with entertainment, arts, crafts and tasty goodies back to its home at until Christmas Eve
Lights: Bring light to the dark November evenings with Lumiere Festival turning on the lights and illuminations around downtown & Granville Island until November 30.
Craft: This Saturday, at the Harris Barn in South Delta, Crafty Affaire hosts the first of its Holiday Markets with local artisan’s bringing their wares to the communities.
Fair: The West End Community Centre hosts the West End Holiday Craft Fair November 27th with 50 carefully curated artisans and vendors selling only handcrafted gifts.
Solo: The Polygon Gallery presents Steven Shearer, until February 2022, the acclaimed Vancouver artist’s first solo show in Canada in over a decade, the expansive exhibition showcasing Shearer’s personal archive of more than 74,000 images
Dolly: The Arts Club Theatre Company 2021–2022 season opener Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol, is bringing audiences to to the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, where Dolly Parton’s music and lyrics put a heartwarming country twist on a Christmas classic.
Bolt: Thursday, the Shadbolt Centre welcomes Krystle Dos Santos, two-time Western Canadian Music Award winning soul, jazz and R&B singer known for her extraordinary voice, to the stage.
West: For a limited run, experience The Real Wild West, a unique look over the American West playing at FlyOver Canada until December 5
Alice: The annual tradition, East Van Panto: Alice in Wonderland – comes back The Cultch York Theatre until January 2, 2022 with in-person or online performances, as a terribly bored Alice follows a White Rabbit onto the Skytrain, she falls down a hole only to find herself in a Grandview-Woodlands Wonderland!
Architecture: Until December 18th, the Burrard Arts Foundation (BAF) in collaboration with The Architecture Foundation of British Columbia (AFBC) presents Emerging From Architecture, an exhibition highlighting architecture practitioners
Gallery: Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art is presenting the Canadian premiere exhibition of Sho Sho Esquiro: Doctrine of Discovery, a solo exhibition by award-winning designer, artist, and activist Sho Sho Esquiro on show until June 5, 2022
Canoe: In the Vancouver Maritime Museum’s featured exhibition, on until July 3, 2022, Canoe Cultures :: Ho’-ku-melh War Canoes and the Gifts They Carry Forward, Indigenous artists and knowledge holders share their gifts through the war canoe in this multi-sensory journey.
Skate: Now on view until next year at MOV: Boarder X is a travelling exhibition that features work by contemporary artists from Indigenous nations across Canada, drawing parallels to urban areas prohibiting skateboarding, related to the landscapes and territories we occupy