7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, December 20

Dec 17 2017, 11:14 pm

The last day of fall has arrived, so say goodbye to a great season in style! Have fun with these seven great events happening around Vancouver. Dallas Smith, a community potluck, and more.

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

SiriusXM’s Snowed In with Dallas Smith

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  • What: Canadian rock and country singer-songwriter, Dallas Smith is coming to Vancouver. The multiple JUNO and CCMA Award-winning entertainer is set to headline SiriusXM’s Snowed In at the Commodore Ballroom on Wednesday, December 20. Joining the singer on the night will be special guests Andrew Hyatt and Shawn Austin.
  • When: Wednesday, December 20, 2017
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street
  • Tickets: $29.95 (including GST) – Tickets available via Ticketmaster or Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000

WISE Wednesdays Drop-in Stitch & Craft in the Lounge

  • What: Grab your works-in-progress and come out for a good time with other people who like to make stuff.  Bring your knitting, crochet, needlepoint, embroidery, or any other portable creation. Drinks (alcoholic and not) will be available.
  • When: Every Wednesday until May 30, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Where: The WISE Hall and Lounge – 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Timberline Country Christmas

  • 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 December 20, 2017
  • Time: Hours of operation vary day-to-day. Check the website for hours.
  • Where: 22351 144 Avenue, Maple Ridge
  • Price: Prices vary by age, see website for details

Cards Against Vancouver Launch Party

  • What: The Fictionals are launching the long-awaited Cards Against Vancouver tribute deck at the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, December 20, and you’re all invited to see the new cards brought to life onstage at Improv Against Humanity.
  • When: Wednesday, December 20
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $12

Kitsilano Community Potluck

  • What: Eat delicious food, meet people, play board games and have fun. Bring a dish to share (vegetarian preferred, but not obligated). There is a kitchen for you to heat up your dish, and plates and cutlery are provided.
  • When: The third Wednesday of every month
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Where: Kits House – 2305 West 7th, Vancouver
  • Price: Free

Free Community Self Defence – Eastside Boxing Club

  • What: Eastside Boxing Club is holding self defence training for women, queers, non-binary folk and anyone who identifies anywhere on the LGBTTQQ2S spectrum. Taught by Dave Schuck, Abdul Fádel and Meego Yassin.
  • When: First and third Wednesday of the month until February 21
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: 238 Keefer Street, Vancouver
  • Price: Free

Christmas at Canada Place

  • What: The 30th annual Christmas at Canada Place invites you to experience the nostalgic tradition of the Woodward’s Windows, a magical holiday lighting display, the Sails of Light, and the festive Avenue of Christmas Trees. Presented by the Port of Vancouver.
  • When: Now to December 31, 2017
  • Time: 8 am to 11 pm (closes at 6 pm on December 31)
  • Where: Canadian Trail (west promenade) and North Point, Canada Place
  • Admission: Free
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