7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, December 12

Dec 11 2017, 10:13 pm

The week is underway, so get out and see the fun events Vancouver has to offer.

Here are seven things to do around town today, Tuesday, December 12, including Vancouver Story Slam, A Christmas Carol, and more.

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

Memories of a Christmas Ornament

  • What:¬†The story of a man‚Äôs life as seen through the eyes of a Christmas ornament who loves him. This one act musical packs a lot of emotion, tears and laughter and is perfect for an audience of grandparents and their families.
  • When:¬†December 12 to 16, 2017
  • Time:¬†8 pm plus 3 pm on Saturday
  • Where:¬†Evergreen Cultural Centre ‚Äď 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
  • Tickets:¬†Online, $15-$42

Storytelling Championship

  • What:¬†The top storytellers of the 2017 Vancouver Story Slam season bring their best stories to the stage. The winner as selected by anonymous audience ballot will receive $200 cash, a large engraved trophy, and the coveted title of 2017 Vancouver Story Slam Champion.¬†Al Tee, Alix Born, Cory Thibert, David Johnson, Emily Kelsall, Griffin Tedeschini, Mike Funergy, Reive Doig, Shlomo McPeake, and Spillious will share unique, original stories. The evening will begin with a guest story from two-time Storytelling Champion Bryant Ross
  • When:¬†Tuesday, December 12, 2017
  • Time:¬†8¬†pm
  • Where:¬†Rio Theatre ‚Äď 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets:¬†Online, $12

A Christmas Carol

Russell Roberts. Image: David Cooper

  • What:¬†Gateway Theatre‚Äôs¬†adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens story features live music and energetic staging. Like all of their holiday shows of the past,¬†A Christmas Carol¬†will be a fun-filled spectacle for the whole family to enjoy together.
  • When:¬†Now to December 24, 2017
  • Times:¬†Various times.
  • Where:¬†Gateway Theatre ‚Äď 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
  • Tickets:¬†Online

Knit2gether at McGill

  • What:¬†Come show off your projects and share in the fun of making something new. ¬†Spend a¬†couple of hours knitting, crocheting, stitching and chatting with like-minded people.¬†Bring your yarn and needles, scissors, and supplies and get started! A limited number of needles and yarn is available for those who want to give knitting or crocheting a try.
  • When:¬†Tuesday, December 12, 2017
  • Time:¬†6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where:¬†Burnaby Public Library McGill Branch ‚Äď 4595 Albert Street, Burnaby
  • Price:¬†Free

Small Business BC Holiday Mix and Mingle

Business people networking/Shutterstock

  • What:¬†A fun year-end social mixer, featuring thirty-second pitches, networking, light refreshments and snacks, and door prizes.
  • When:¬†Tuesday, December 12, 2017
  • Time:¬†5 to 7 pm
  • Where:¬†Small Business BC ‚Äď 601 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
  • Register:¬†Online, Free

The Anxiety SHOW, EP. 7: Ho-Ho-F**k the Holidays

  • What: Every episode of The Anxiety Show features different mental health issues, as told by comedians who experience them firsthand. There will also be an open mic where audience members can share their stories.¬†Hosted by¬†Megan Phillips¬†(People Suck, Periscope).
  • When:¬†Tuesday, December 12, 2017
  • Time:¬†7:30 to 10:30 pm
  • Where:¬†Cottage Bistro – 4468 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets:¬†Online, $11

Richmond Orchestra & Chorus Association: Fundraiser for the Richmond Food Bank

  • What:¬†The Spirit of Christmas features members of the Richmond Orchestra sharing beloved Christmas classics and new holiday staples in this second annual fundraising concert in support of the Richmond Food Bank. Admission for this event is by donation at the door with 100% of the proceeds to benefit the Richmond Food Bank.
  • When:¬†Tuesday,¬†December 12, 2017
  • Time:¬†7:30 to 9:30 pm
  • Where:¬†South Arm United Church ‚Äď 11051 Number 3 Road, Richmond
  • Admission:¬†By donation
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