Hey there. How’s your holiday season going?
There’s so few weeks left in the year and so little time left to emotionally prepare for 2024. Wherever you are, whatever you celebrate (or pointedly choose not to, because you don’t really do holidays), remember to take some time for yourself.
Not everything has to be some grand tradition just because it’s December. We’re still all muddling through this the best we can.
Put Slightest Clue on your speed dial
The 604’s own Slightest Clue mash together disparate styles to make welcoming indie rock bops. Call now for local rock.
What have we learned from decrim?
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Rekindle the Fire: New Sounds for Winter Solstice
On December 20, virtuoso performers Mei Han (zheng) and Randy Raine-Reusch (strings and winds) will join the VICO Tentet and special guest vocalist D’arcy Han, to perform new works by Lisa Cay Miller and John Oliver, a selection of Raine-Reusch’s rarely-performed distinctive graphic scores for non-western instruments, and new orchestral arrangements of the duo’s repertoire by Mark Armanini, Moshe Denburg, and Farshid Samandari.
Mei Han (Ph.D) is heralded as a leading performer of the contemporary zheng, with deep roots in traditional Chinese aesthetics. Randy Raine-Reusch is an improvisationally-based composer who studies and performs on an astonishing variety of non-western instruments. Together, they combine improvisational structures, contemporary performance techniques, and extended listening practices with ancient Asian musical philosophies to create a unique artistic expression.
Cameron Wilson wants to bring the house down
The Un-Named Sketch Show Holiday Special brings comedy skits to the live stage
Opening tomorrow: Arts Umbrella Dance Company's Mixed Nuts, a modern twist on The Nutcracker, combining an assortment of dance styles for an extra-special holiday treat!*
Fans of Python and Bean… Rejoice! 3x London Impresario Winners James & Jamesy present their wildly popular O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy on stages this holiday season.*
Local thrashers Hyperia join forces with Main Street Brewing for their very own “Hybeeria”
SPONSORED BY PUSH FESTIVAL
Give the PuSh Festival experience
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival returns to Vancouver from January 18 to February 4, 2024 with 17 new radical, innovative, contemporary works of live art by acclaimed local, national, and international artists.
It’s the end of the road for Tacomio
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THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND
The fairytale kids have grown up and are trying to strike it rich as influencers in this comedy show. [$25+]
Singer, songwriter, rapper, and Brockhampton founding member comes to Vancouver. [$20]
Squamish Elder Bob Baker shares ancestral stories and historical traditions associated with the season. [$30+]
The Brooklyn-based comedian brings his comedy wares to the West Coast. [$32.50]
The choral Christmas spectacular returns. [$20+]
A sequel to Pride and Prejudice that follows middle sister Mary through her own romantic adventure. [$15+]
Cinderella at Surrey Arts Centre | December 15 to 26 | Various times
Traditional, rambunctious British panto comes to Surrey. [$15+]
Local small businesses, creatives, and makers sell their goods. [Free]
A live band burlesque tribute to the music of Santana. [$25]
Want to know what else is happening in Vancouver? Check out our Events Listings.
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