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A tribute to the life of legendary Canadian eco-warrior David (Walrus) Garrick
Spences Bridge: a relic of BC’s goldrush
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The Jinkx and DeLa Holiday Show makes yuletide a drag
Rose City Band talks touring, jamming, and the melancholy of fall
Horns up: Amon Amarth just announced a huge Vancouver show
And the Teskey Brothers come to town next June
Welsh indie pop musician Strawberry Guy brings his solo tour to Wise Hall this Sunday Dec 10th. Tickets are running low, get yours now!*
Come and join the Saint James Music Academy for an evening of Christmas Cheer on December 8!*
Get into the Christmas spirit, as the Vancouver Welsh Men's Choir present “A Ringing, Swinging Christmas”. Friday, December 15 at 7:30pm at Centennial Theatre.*
SPONSORED BY VANCOUVER IMPROV CENTRE
Back to the Holidays takes audiences on a joyous journey through time!
Like if Back to the Future and The Christmas Carol had an improv-kid child, The Improv Centre's Back to the Holidays will whisk you away to holidays past, present, and future to discover the true meaning of the holidays! Where will the show go? It’s up for the audience to decide!
The allure of Steve’s Smoked Meats
SPONSORED BY CHOR LEONI MEN’S CHOIR
Celebrate the magic of the season at Christmas with Chor Leoni
Escape the holiday hustle and bustle at Vancouver’s beloved choral Yuletide tradition, Christmas with Chor Leoni, a joyful offering of Christmas favourites and hopeful winter harmonies. Let the soaring voices of Chor Leoni, accompanied by piano, harp, and violin, fill your heart with light and warmth on December 15, 16 & 18.
THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND
It’s the 15th anniversary of Make It, with over 250 local crafters, makers, and artists. [$10.50]
Van Django’s 11th annual Cool Yule show returns, along with their Ugly Sweater contest. [$28+]
Sinbad! at Metro Theatre | December 7 to Jan 1 | Various times
A classic British panto following the story of swashbuckling Sinbad. [$40]
The Pacific Baroque Orchestra and Vancouver Chamber Choir join forces for Handel’s yuletide masterwork. [$20+]
Check out the Gastown holiday pop-up market for artwork, crafts, and wares. [Free]
Calling all aspiring hair stylists, drag artists, and cosplayers: learn tips and tricks for wig work from one of the best in the business. [$50]
The quartet exploring the erhu (Chinese stringed instrument) with Western strings performs a world premiere of newly-commissioned Canadian compositions. [$19.99]
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