7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, December 14

Dec 11 2017, 10:22 pm

Get your Thursday going with some help from our checklist of seven great events happening in Vancouver today. Nutcracker, Tribute to Gord Downie, and more.

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

The Nutcracker

Dancers in Goh Ballet’s Nutcracker. Image: Louis Li

  • What:  The Nutcracker is perhaps one of the most iconic Christmas traditions. Set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious musical score, Vancouver audiences can enjoy The Goh Ballet‘s production at the Centre of Performing Arts, accompanied by the Vancouver Opera Orchestra.
  • When: December 14 to 19, 2017
  • Time: 2 pm, 3 pm and 7:30 pm, depending on the date
  • Where: Vancouver Centre for Performing Arts – 777 Homer Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: On Ticketmaster, $28-$140

Holiday Extravaganza

  • What: Enjoy the holiday festivities while experiencing eWomenNetwork at our popular annual “Holiday Extravaganza Event”. There will be facilitated conversations over a meal, business spotlights, holiday shopping, amazing raffle prizes, a wine draw and accelerated networking. 
  • When: Sunday, December 14, 2017
  • Time: 11:30 am
  • Where: Best Western Plus Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites & Conference Ctr. – 1100 Granville Street, Vancouver

Holiday Art Jam

  • What: Get into the holiday spirit by hanging out and getting creative. Help make a gingerbread house, block print your own wrapping paper, or explore other holiday-themed arts and crafts. No previous art skills required. This is a free event open to youth and young adults.
  • When: Thursday, December 14, 2017
  • Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre – 13458 107a Avenue, Surrey
  • Price: Free

Music for the Winter Solstice

  • What: Now in its fourth year, Music on Main is proud to present the beloved Music for the Winter Solstice concert on December 14 and 15. Featuring pianist Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, vocalists Carman J. Price and Wallgrin, and Composer in Residence Nicole Lizée, the show will have Vancouver audiences celebrating the winter season in style.
  • When: December 14 and 15, 2017
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $15-$39

Ellie King’s Sinbad, The Pirate and The Dinosaur

  • What: Join Sinbad and his wacky crew in a rollicking and hilarious adventure on the high seas. Come sing along with toe-tapping music, groan at corny old jokes, cheer the good guys and boo the bad in this hilariously funny show. Then say farewell to BC’s favourite Dame, Alan Cedargreen, when he wields his wooden spoon for one last time.
  • When: December 14 to 17, 21 to 24 and 26, 2017
  • Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $8-$28

No Dress Rehearsal – A Tribute to Gord Downie

  • What: A night of music, poetry and story in honour of Gord Downie. Hosted by C.R. Avery, house band Noah Walker, Geoff Hicks, Matt Rogers, Patrick Metzger, and Kathleen Nisbet, and a lineup of Vancouver musical talent.
  • When: Thursday, December 14, 2017
  • Time: Doors at 7 pm, Show at 8 pm
  • Where: The Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20

Richmond Chamber Annual Christmas Luncheon 2017

  • What: A fun and festive luncheon to celebrate the season with valued colleagues and clients. Proceeds from this annual event support Pathways Clubhouse.
  • When: Thursday, December 14, 2017
  • Time: 11:30 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel – 7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
  • Registration: Online, $49-$69
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