5 things to do in Vancouver today: Friday, December 11
DH Vancouver StaffDec 11, 2015 6:35 am
Another week has by, and it’s time to have fun, rain or shine. From hockey games to a heavy metal festival, to the Canada’s largest indoor Christmas festival, this Friday, Vancouver is ready to delight and excite you.
What: The 7th annual Diecember Fest is the longest running local metal festival / charity event in Vancouver. Two nights, 14 bands, collecting food and donations for the Vancouver Food Bank. Performers include Mendozza, Bushwhacker, Skull Vultures, Vacuus, Assimilation, Heron, Cadaveric Lividity.
Where: Rickshaw Theatre – 254 East Hastings, Vancouver
What: Canada’s largest indoor Christmas festival is back in Vancouver, starting today. Bring the entire family and enjoy shows, plays, arts and crafts, food vendors and of course, Santa and his reindeer.
Where: PNE Forum – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
When: Friday, December 11 to Sunday, December 20; 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
What: Birmingham’s The English Beat formed in 1978, and is one of the earliest and most important ska revivalist bands. They’re playing alongside the Interrupters, from L.A.’s Hellcat Records. The beat is creating a distinct sound through the use of alternating lead vocals.