10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, December 16

Dec 15 2017, 7:22 pm

December is flying by so don’t miss out on the fun! From ECCW Wrestling to a Star Wars art show, there are plenty of things to do in Vancouver today.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

A Baroque Christmas: Bach and More

  • What: Always a popular draw, The Vancouver Chamber Choir is celebrating the Christmas season with selections by Bach, Vivaldi, and popular carols that will have audiences singing “Hallelujah!”. This one-night-only production will feature guest conductor John William Trotter and the ensemble’s family of choirs, orchestra, and soloists.
  • When: Saturday, December 16
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe Street, Vancouve
  • Tickets: At Ticketmaster, $24-$55

Crafty Affaire Holiday Market

  • What: ​​The Crafty Affaire Holiday market promotes unique and modern handmade items, as well as some vintage treasures. There will also be food trucks at this market.
  • When: Saturday, December 16
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Croatian Cultural Centre – 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Price: $2 admission, kids 12 and under free

Hey, Hey, It’s the Garbage Sisters’ Improv Show!

  • What: Denea Campbell and Stacey McLachlan are The Garbage Sisters improv duo, who are definitely biologically related and definitely bio-waste management professionals. They will be joined for their magical night of comedy by Marta Wesselhoff, Maarten Bayliss, Shane McLean, Ronald Dario and Ryan D. Anderson.
  • When: Saturday, December 16
  • Time: 10 pm
  • Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $5

The Electric Express

  • What: See the characters, listen to the Christmas music, travel the Electric Express back in time to 1917, and visit the special workshop of Father Christmas.
  • When: December 16 to 17
  • Time: Various times.
  • Where: Cloverdale Station – 17630 56th Avenue, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $10-$20, children 3 and under free

Mad House – The Jedi Doth Return 

  • What: A live reading of “William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return” by Mad House Productions. Featuring costumes, door prizes, and more.
  • When: Saturday, December 16
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Seven Dining Lounge – 53 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $5

Almost, Maine

  • What: The midwinter night is cold and clear as the northern lights dance above: it’s the perfect night to fall into, or out of, love. A charming, almost-magical tapestry of the joys and perils of romance, set in one night in a small town in Maine.
  • When: Now to December 16
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Pacific Theatre – 1440 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Nora En Pure

Nora En Pure

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  • What:  The Duchess of deep house, Nora En Pure brings her bright, euphoric rhythms to #CelebsPlayhouse.
  • When: Saturday, December 16
  • Time: Doors 10 pm
  • Where: Celebrities– 1022 Davie Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20

ECCW – Wrestling with Hunger

  • What: ECCW celebrates the holiday season with wrestling action. Featuring Scotty Mac, Nicole Matthews, “Ravenous” Randy Myers, and more. Bring a blanket, non-perishable food item or unopened toy to enter to win raffle prizes.
  • When: Saturday, December 16
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Sapperton Pensioners Hall – 318 Keary Street, New Westminster
  • Tickets: $20-$24

Woodwards Atrium Market

  • What: Vintage and Handmade Society Markets and Woodwards presents the Woodwards Weekend Pop-Up, a community event that features incredible goods made from artisans, crafters and original or vintage goods.
  • When: Saturday, December 16
  • Time: 12 to 6 pm
  • Where: Woodward’s Building – 128 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Star Wars Art Show

  • What: To celebrate the release of the new Star Wars movie The Last Jedi. DJ Chong Wizard has curated a collection of Star Wars inspired art pieces from various artists from around the world. Featuring live music, cosplay contest, and more.
  • When: Saturday, December 16
  • Time: 8 pm to 1 am
  • Where: The FALL – 644 Seymour Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free
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