Oct
13
Thu
2016
Museum of Vancouver presents Vancouver in the Seventies @ Museum of Vancouver
Oct 13 2016 – Feb 26 2017 all-day
Museum of Vancouver presents Vancouver in the Seventies @ Museum of Vancouver |  |  |

Vancouver in the Seventies zooms in on key themes and moments from Vancouver’s coming of age: a time of protest, political upheaval, economic prosperity, and cultural blossoming. The exhibition will feature photographic gems from the Vancouver Sun collection and will include complementary objects from the Museum’s collection. The exhibition is based on the book Vancouver in the Seventies: Photos from a Decade that Changed the City (Greystone Books, to be released in October 2016), authored by retired Vancouver Sun research librarian Kate Bird and columnist Shelley Fralic. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Museum of Vancouver will offer activities that bring Vancouverites together to reflect on the 1970s through the lenses of activism, arts, and business—and think about the future of the city.

Nov
17
Thu
2016
Layers of Influence: Unfolding Cloth Across Cultures @ The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC
Nov 17 2016 – Apr 9 2017 all-day
Layers of Influence: Unfolding Cloth Across Cultures @ The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC |  |  |

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC presents the visually spectacular and immersive new exhibition Layers of Influence: Unfolding Cloth Across Cultures, on display November 17, 2016 – April 9, 2017. Investigating the function of clothing to express social prestige, economic status, political might, and spirituality, Layers of Influence will feature more than 130 majestic and diverse cultural garments – from exquisite Japanese kimonos, to colourful Indian saris, to the elaborate feather cloaks of the Maori people of Aotearoa/New Zealand, among many others. Expertly curated by Jennifer Kramer (MOA Curator, Pacific Northwest), fashions will be draped and hung throughout MOA’s Audain Gallery, offering visitors an up-close, 360-degree look at intricate stitching and complex weaving techniques – each a demonstration of human ingenuity, creativity, and skill.

Nov
25
Fri
2016
Presentation House Theatre and Oily Cart Theatre present Baking Time – November 25 – December 11 @ Presentation House Theatre
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm
Presentation House Theatre and Oily Cart Theatre present Baking Time – November 25 – December 11 @ Presentation House Theatre |  |  |

Presentation House Theatre and the delightfully playful UK theatre company Oily Cart present a fantastic feast for the senses in the Vancouver premiere of Baking Time – November 25 – December 11, 2016 at Presentation House Theatre in North Vancouver. Follow the enchanted adventures of bakers Bun and Bap as they encounter mischievous doughy characters, and venture through forests of breadstick trees and magical floury storms – all while baking real loaves of deliciously fresh bread in a real life on-stage oven. Boasting a live musical score, innovative puppetry, and enormous charm, this multi-sensory and highly interactive production is sure to ignite the imaginations of the very young, and the young at heart. (Ideal for families with young children.)

Nov
26
Sat
2016
Vancouver Christmas Market 2016 @ Jack Poole Plaza
Nov 26 – Dec 30 all-day
Vancouver Christmas Market 2016 @ Jack Poole Plaza |  |  |

The Vancouver Christmas Market returns for 2016 with a bigger edition of old country tradition at its brand new home at Jack Poole Plaza (at the Olympic Cauldron). Running November 26 – December 30, 2016, the city’s signature yuletide celebration expands its revelry with more than 50,000 square feet of space and over 70 huts in which to savour an abundance of festive flavours. Making things merry & bright at the expansive seaside site, visitors are invited to indulge in the authentic German market’s array of mouth-watering delicacies – from sizzling sausages, Glühwein (mulled wine), gingerbread, traditional German beer, and so much more. Other highlights this year include Canada’s first-ever Christmas Pyramid, a large heated tent (Alpine Haus) overlooking the North Shore, lovingly crafted gifts & treasures, and rousing entertainment!

Tickets from $4; Christmas Packages from $20.
Purchase online to receive a complimentary Season Pass!
Ticket bookings and further details at: vancouverchristmasmarket.com

Vancouver Christmas Market 2016 – November 26 – December 31, 2016 @ Jack Poole Plaza
Nov 26 – Dec 31 all-day
Vancouver Christmas Market 2016 – November 26 – December 31, 2016 @ Jack Poole Plaza |  |  |

The Vancouver Christmas Market returns for 2016 with a bigger edition of old country tradition at its brand new home at Jack Poole Plaza (at the Olympic Cauldron). Running November 26 – December 31, 2016, the city’s signature yuletide celebration expands its revelry with more than 50,000 square feet of space and over 70 huts in which to savour an abundance of festive flavours. Making things merry & bright at the expansive seaside site, visitors are invited to indulge in the authentic German market’s array of mouth-watering delicacies – from sizzling sausages, Glühwein (mulled wine), gingerbread, traditional German beer, and so much more. Other highlights this year include Canada’s first-ever Christmas Pyramid, a large heated tent (Alpine Haus) overlooking the North Shore, lovingly crafted gifts & treasures, and rousing entertainment!

Tickets from Adult $8 – Children Age 0-6, FREE.

Purchase online to receive a complimentary Season Pass!

Ticket bookings and further details at: vancouverchristmasmarket.com

Dec
8
Thu
2016
THE SANTALAND DIARIES @ Presentation House Theatre
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 17 @ 8:00 pm
THE SANTALAND DIARIES @ Presentation House Theatre |  |  |

THE SANTALAND DIARIES – by David Sedaris; adapted by Joe Mantello
December 8th-17th at Presentation House Theatre in North Vancouver

A backstage pass into the secret lives of elves!

“The funniest Christmas play ever written”, THE SANTALAND DIARIES is based on the true chronicles of celebrated humour writer and radio celebrity, David Sedaris’ experience working as a Christmas elf in a Macy’s department store in New York City. A biting, side-splitting send-up of Christmas and Sedaris’ brief, misguided career move, THE SANTALAND DIARIES riffs on a few of Sedaris’ truly odd encounters with his fellow man during the height of the holiday crunch and skewers everything we love (and secretly loathe) about the festive season.

Sedaris’ elfin adventures are brought to life onstage for Christmas 2016 by the internationally acclaimed – and North Vancouver’s own – Alan Marriott, as “Crumpet”, along with additional characters and live music brilliantly performed by world renowned musician and songwriter, Sandra-Mae Luykx.

Middle aged, out of work, and in need of holiday cash, a writer assumes the role of “Crumpet”, one of the magical elves in Macy’s New York SantaLand. In striped tights and pointy shoes, “Crumpet” uses his gift for insight (as writers do) and relies on Alan Marriott’s host of wild voices and impersonations to bring to life the hordes of holiday shoppers, bratty kids, overzealous parents, store management, co-worker elves, and even the stout men themselves who don the red suit! “Crumpet” shows us the worst of humanity, and their children. Will he find anyone to redeem this holiday season?

Mature content – NOT recommended for children. Rated 14A.

“This caustic Christmas carol is a laughter-spiked antidote to the holiday blues!”

“Don’t miss this wicked wonderland and exposé of all things elfin.”

“David Sedaris’ holiday masterpiece is guaranteed to add some jangle to your Yuletide jingle!”

“A sardonic, witty, irreverent accounting of elf training, bad Santas, abusive customers and humiliating working conditions – with proof that Christmas can bring out the best (and the worst) in all of us.”

Directed by Bill Allman & Alan Marriott

Produced by GTI Theatrical Productions Society
with the generous support of Famous Artists Limited

Media Contact: Kathleen Gibbs, Publicist, Famous Artists Limited – kathleen@famousartists.ca

Dec
9
Fri
2016
A PETER N’ CHRIS-TMAS CAROL! @ Performance Works
Dec 9 – Dec 10 all-day
A PETER N' CHRIS-TMAS CAROL! @ Performance Works |  |  |

A Peter n’ Christ-mas Carol is a hilarious send up the classic Dickens’ Christmas story. When a grumpy Chris is visited on the night before Christmas (or maybe like a week before Christmas, honestly it’s a busy time for these Ghosts), he wastes most of his time with the first Ghost. Now he must decide which of the ghosts he wants to meet before sunrise in order to change his ways. Peter n’ Chris are masters of parody and theatrical comedy, sending everyday life up to absurd heights. A Peter n’ Chris-tmas Carol promises to be all the things you love about A Christmas Carol, performed the way only Peter n’ Chris can; a fast, smart, hilarious new take on an old classic.

Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir presents Something to Treasure – A Good Noise Christmas – December 9 – 11, 2016 @ Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver and Fraserview MB Church in Richmond
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm
Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir presents Something to Treasure – A Good Noise Christmas – December 9 – 11, 2016 @ Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver and Fraserview MB Church in Richmond |  |  |

Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir presents its cherished holiday concert, Something to Treasure – A Good Noise Christmas, Dec. 9 & 10, 7pm at Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver, and Dec. 11, 3pm at Fraserview MB Church in Richmond. This beloved musical tradition, which sells out each year, combines the 90 spirited voices of Good Noise with guest performers, Abbotsford ensemble The Alumni Project, in gospel hits and stirring new arrangements to ring in the festive season. Ideal for audiences of all ages, the program offers uplifting gospel adaptions of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Go Tell It On The Mountain, Grown Up Christmas List, plus many more favourites.

Adults: $25
Students/Seniors: $20
Children 12 and Under: $10

Visit Brownpapertickets.com or call 1.800.838.3006

Dec
10
Sat
2016
Shiny Fuzzy Muddy @ Heritage Hall
Dec 10 – Dec 11 all-day
Shiny Fuzzy Muddy @ Heritage Hall |  |  |

Shiny Fuzzy Muddy, a curated collection and show of fine art, craft and design, is once again hosting their annual two-day show at the Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, in Vancouver, BC on Saturday, December 10th and Sunday, December 11th. This collaborative event creates a space for over 30 local artists to meet and share their craftsmanship, creations and designs in an intimate environment that opposes large mass-produced products.

Dec
11
Sun
2016
Chantez Noël with the Choir of Ryerson United Church @ Ryerson United Church
Dec 11 @ 2:30 pm
Chantez Noël with the Choir of Ryerson United Church @ Ryerson United Church |  |  |

The Ryerson United Church Choir welcomes you to Chantez Noël, a concert of festive carols and seasonal works on December 11 (2:30pm) in the warm acoustics of one of Vancouver’s most beloved choral venues. The concert features JS Bach’s joyous cantata for the first Sunday of Advent, Nun Komm Der Heiden Heiland, (BWV 61), choruses from Handel’s Messiah, and works by Byrt, Whitacre, and Leighton, plus carol singing with the audience and more. Chantez Noël will be a jubilant celebration of the festive season – please join us! $20 general admission | Students & children free http://chanteznoelryerson.bpt.me