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20 things to do in Vancouver this week: December 12 to 16

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DH Vancouver Staff Dec 12, 2016 5:40 am 1,562

Another week is upon us, and with it comes a plethora of places to check out and things to see and do in our city.

Here are 20 things to do in Vancouver this week, from Half Moon Run to Cirque de Soleil, and everything in between.

Monday, December 12

Hot Jazz Jam

  • What: Join Hot Jazz Jam Monday feat. Kelby MacNayr’s Swing Rhythm Kings for a night of swinging hot jazz & super fun dancing!
  • Where: Yale Saloon – 1300 Granville St., Vancouver
  • When: Monday, December 12, at 9 pm
  • Tickets: $12 at the door

Jake Shimabukuro ukulele workshop

ukekele (Image: Enrique Arnaiz Lafuente/Shutterstock)

Try your hand at the ukulele (Image: Enrique Arnaiz Lafuente/Shutterstock)

  • What: Considered one of the world’s most influential ukulele players of all time, Jake Shimabukuro will be sharing his expert knowledge and talents on the tiny instrument that has touched the hearts of millions around the globe.
  • Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre – 1205 Pinetree Way
  • When: Monday, December 12, from at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $53.75/$43.25 – available online, in person or call 604-927-6555. Reserved seating

Stackedmas

  • What: The third Stacked Show at Yagger’s Kitsilano. Stacked Show is a night of Stand Up Comedy and features some of the funniest and most talented comedians in Vancouver and Canada.
  • Where: Yagger’s Kitsilano
  • When: Monday, December 12, at 9 pm
  • Tickets: $10

Andra Day

Andra Day (Image: Brittney Williams/Shutterstock)

Andra Day (Image: Brittney Williams/Shutterstock)

  • What: American soul-R&B singer-songwriter tours in support of debut album Cheers to the Fall, with guests Chloe X Halle.
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, December 12, doors at 7:15 pm. show at 8:15 pm
  • Tickets: $30 (plus service charges and fees), available at livenation.com

Christine at the Rio Theatre

  • What: Director Antonio Campos’s film, Christine, tells the story of a woman caught in the crosshairs of a spiraling personal life and career crisis.
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 E. Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, December 12 at 9:30 pm
  • Tickets: $10 advance | $12 at the doors

Tuesday, December 13

Gastown Cabaret Sleigh All Day

  • What: Party planners April O’ Peel, Sweet Munish, and Sparkle Plenty present an evening of exciting experiences certain to make your spirits bright.
  • Where: Guilt & Co. – 1 Alexander St, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, December 13 at 9 pm (doors open at 7 pm)
  • Tickets: Suggested minimum donation of $10 at the door

Hayley Sales: Exclusive Album Preview

  • What: Universal Music artist Hayley Sales debuts new, unreleased tunes from her upcoming album. All proceeds from the show go to Project LimeLight.
  • Where: The Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main St., Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, December 13 at 8 pm (doors open at 7 pm)
  • Tickets: Suggested minimum donation of $10 at the door

George Takei’s Allegiance: The Broadway Musical

  • What: Straight from Broadway and loosely inspired by the true-life experiences of George Takei, Allegiance tells the emotional story of a family whose lives are upended by the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.
  • Where: Cineplex Odeon Park, – 3440 Cambie St, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, December 13, at 6:30 pm
  • Tickets: $21.90 to $23.00, available at the box office or online

Drop-in Rock Choir

  • What: An informal, fun-loving, community choir with a difference. No auditions are necessary, and no experience is required.
  • Where: WISE Hall – 1882 Adanac St, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, December 13, from 7:30 to 11:30 pm
  • Tickets: $10 drop-in fee

The Album Leaf

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The Album Leaf (Image: thealbumleaf.com

  • What: American band The Album Leaf Performs, as part of their tour, as they promote their new album, Between Waves
  • Where: Rickshaw Theatre – 254 East Hastings St, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, December 13, at 9 pm (doors open at 8 pm)
  • Tickets: $18 (plus service charges and fees), available at Red Cat, Zulu Records, and ticketweb.ca.

Wednesday, December 14

Toruk: The First Flight

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  • What: Cirque de Soleil’s new show is inspired by the movie, Avatar.
  • Where: Pacific Coliseum- 100 Renfrew St, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, December 14 to Sunday December 18, at
  • Tickets: $49 available online

Emily Chambers Album Release 

  • What: Vancouver’s own Emily Chambers performs her debut EP, Magnolia with an eight-piece band.
  • Where: Guilt & Co.- 1 Alexandra St, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, December 14, at 7 pm
  • Tickets: $1o in advance, or $12 at the door

Isabelle Dunlop Fashion Show

  • What: Local designer showcase fashion show, featuring Isabelle Dunlop’s latest creations. Local electronic bands Combine the Victorious, and Terrace perform as well.
  • Where: The Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main St, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, December 14, at 9 pm, doors open at 8 pm
  • Tickets: At Red Cat Main St, Red Cat Hastings St, Zulu, and Highlife record stores.

Tig Notaro

  • What: American stand-up comedian and storyteller Tig Notaro performs.
  • Where: Chan Centre for the Perfroming Arts – 6265 Crescent Rd., UBC, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, December 14, at 8:30 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm)
  • Tickets: $35 (plus service charges and fees), available at livenation.com

Thursday, December 15

The Nutcracker

  • What: Presented by the Goh Ballet, this Christmas season classic features dancers from the National Ballet of Canada, and music by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
  • Where: The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts   – 777 Homer St, Vancouver
  • When: From Thursday, December 15 to Tuesday, December 20
  • Tickets: Start at $28, available at Ticketmaster.

Music for the Winter Solstice

  • What: The third annual concert by Music on Main celebrates the winter season.
  • Where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: From Thursday, December 15 to Friday, December 16, at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $10-$25, available online

PANTO: Robin Hood and Marion

Metro Theatre presents Panto: Robin Hood and Marion (Image: Metro Theatre)

Metro Theatre presents Panto: Robin Hood and Marion (Image: Metro Theatre)

  • What: Robin Hoodand Marion ambush the Metro Theatre this holiday season in a pantomime adaptation of the classic tale, written and directed by Catherine Morrison.
  • Where: Metro Theatre – 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver
  • When: From Thursday, December 15 to January 7, at 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: $17-$24, available online

Friday, December 16

Pete Johannsson

  • What: Canadian funnyman Pete Johansson is in town to perform a solo set.
  • Where: The Comedy MIX – 1015 Burrard St, Vancouver
  • When: Friday December 16, and Saturday, December 17 8 pm, and 10:30 pm, both nights
  • Tickets: $15 to $20, available online

Half Moon Run

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Half Moon Run/Facebook

  • What: Montreal’s Half Moon Run are on a Canadian theatre tour this winter and will be playing at the Orpheum on December 16. The band, known for their epic live performances using multiple instruments, released their debut album Dark Eyes back in 2012.
  • Where: Orpheum Theatre – 604 Smithe St., Vancouver
  • When: Friday, December 16, at 8 pm, doors open at 7
  • Tickets: Available from $26 – $33.50 through Live Nation

Vancouver Canucks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

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Image: Vancouver Canucks / Facebook

  • What: The Canucks take on the Lightning.
  • Where: Rogers Arena –  800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, December 16, at 7 pm
  • Register: Available at Ticketmaster

A Touch of Brass Quintet

Touch of Brass Quintet (Image: musicinthemorning.org)

Touch of Brass Quintet (Image: musicinthemorning.org)

  • What: As part of the Musician the Morning series, a Touch of Brass Quintet brings traditional brass music and holiday Cher to your Friday morning.
  • Where: Vancouver Academy of Music –  1270 Chestnut St, Vancouve
  • When: Friday December 16, at 10:30 am
  • Tickets: $17-$38, available by calling. 604-873-4612

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