7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, December 6

Dec 4 2017, 2:33 pm

Welcome to Wednesday, full of fun events in Vancouver like Jann Arden, Beauty and the Beast and more!

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

How Star Wars Saved My Life – Some Assembly Theatre Company

Image: Flick Harrison

  • What: Lightsabers meet… memories of childhood sexual abuse? Breaking the silence through the power of Star Wars, this Canadian play confronts our hangups around abuse and blame. Jedi mind tricks are put to the test in this journey of healing and transformation. Take note, Disney.
  • When: December 6 to 10, 2017
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Performance Works, Granville Island – 1218 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Brown Paper Tickets; $20-$25

O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy 

  • What: When catastrophe strikes at James and Jamesy’s Christmas tea party, the friends leap into action, finding innovative and hilarious solutions to keep them afloat. These masters of physical comedy—with over 20 comedy awards to their name—sweep the audience out to sea in a jolly aquatic escapade brimming with whimsy, action, and ingenuity in a celebration of friendship at Christmas.
  • When: Wednesday, December 6 and Thursday, December 7, 2017
  • WhereKay Meek Centre – 1700 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver
  • TicketsOnline, $19.40-$39

The Killers

  • What: The Killers are touring their newly released album Wonderful Wonderful, the band’s first album in five years. The Killers, named after a fictional band referenced in the music video for the New Order song Crystal, were formed in Las Vegas in 2001 by frontman Brandon Flowers. They quickly became known for their arena-pleasing anthems in songs like Somebody Told MeMr Brightside, and All These Things I’ve Done.
  • When: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
  • Time: Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm
  • Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre – 6066 Thunderbird Blvd, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $55-$95

No Respect – A Donut Homage

  • What: U-Feast Vancouver latest hearty serving of edu-tainment will be during the No Respect – A Donut Homage at Cartem’s Donuterie. Cartems’ owner and Executive Chef Rags Narine will be creating a donut-centric feast with a combination of savoury and sweet dishes throughout the night. Take a seat at the communal tables at the shop’s West Pender location and enjoy a five-course menu boasting dishes like Accras Fritters, Tomato Dumpling Chowder, Stuffed Duck Confit, Donut Ice Cream, and Brie Donuts.
  • When: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Cartem’s Donuterie – 534 W Pender Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $60 per seat; buy online

Free iOS Essentials Workshop

  • What: A free iOS Essentials Workshop, where members of the Lighthouse Labs education team will help you piece together your first mobile app. This workshop will give you an introduction to the building blocks of iOS development, and you’ll be creating a simple music player similar to Spotify or Apple Music. Throughout the 3 hour workshop, you’ll be introduced to the the elements of building apps for iOS, including storyboarding, user experience design, and Apple’s programming language Swift. No coding experience is required, and the workshop is free to attend.
  • When: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Lighthouse Labs – #350 128 West Hastings, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, Free

A Jann Arden Christmas with the VSO

Image: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

  • What: The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra plays host to songstress Jann Arden for one night only on December 6. With conductor William Rowson at the helm, the show will feature festive tunes including “Silver Bells” and “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”.
  • When: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Vancouver Symphony Orchestra; $31-$90

Vancouver Christmas Market

  • What: The 8th annual authentic German-inspired Christmas Market creates the perfect atmosphere to get into the holiday spirit. Experience a selection of traditional food and beverages, and browse vendors offering authentic wood carvings and toys, knitted goods, nutcrackers, pottery, and other unique gifts. There will be tons of kids activities and the opportunity to ride downtown Vancouver’s only Christmas Carousel.
  • When: Now to Sunday, December 24, 2017
  • Time: Open daily from 11 am to 9 pm (closes at 6 pm on Christmas Eve)
  • Where: Jack Poole Plaza – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Price: $10 per person and $4 for kids, all varieties of tickets available online
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