14 things to do in Vancouver this week

Dec 20 2017, 2:39 am

Here are some of the top events to check out in Vancouver between November 23 and 27. For a complete list of events, check out the Vancouver Events Calendar.

Fresh Pasta Making + Dinner

  • What: After completing the workshop you’ll come away knowing how to make your own fresh pasta & Pomodoro (tomato) sauce to pair it with, that way you can do what’s most important in life; Eat with those you Love! After we make our pasta, we will share it for dinner – family style!
  • Where: Groundswell Cafe – 566 Powell Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, November 23; 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

SFU Burnaby Puppy Therapy 

  • What: The SFU Puppy Therapy event, organized by SFU Health and Counselling Services, is back again this year to help students, faculty and staff take a break from the stress of end-of-term assignments and exams and get some good cuddle time with a selection of adorable dogs.
  • Where: SFU Burnaby – Saywell Hall near AQ (9082 Atrium)
  • When: Tuesday, November 24; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cirque du Soleil presents KOOZA

  • What: KOOZA is a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil: It combines two circus traditions – acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. The show highlights the physical demands of human performance in all its splendor and fragility, presented in a colorful mélange that emphasizes bold slapstick humor.
  • Where: Concord Pacific Place – 88 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, October 29 to Sunday, December 27; various times

Kings Head Comedy

  • What: Every Tuesday, Colin Sharp and James Kennedy present a showcase of the finest comedians In Vancouver. For only $5 you can catch comedians you’ve seen on HBO, Just For Laughs, on tour at comedy clubs across the country.
  • Where: Kings Head Pub – 1618 Yew St., Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, November 24; 9 to 10:30 p.m

A Christmas Story

  • What: The Arts Club’s production of A Christmas Story brings the classic film to life, along with a musical soundtrack. If you’re not already familiar with the plot, it’s about a young boy named Ralphie in the 1940s who sets his eye on the Official Red Ryder carbine-action BB gun as his must-have Christmas gift. Problem is, “it’ll shoot your eye out!”
  • Where: Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage – 2750 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: Now until December 27; evening and matinee productions

Heritage Christmas

  • What: The Heritage Christmas event is full to the brim with traditional holiday trappings, with brilliant strings of lights lining every building, branch, and bough. Carollers, musicians, dancers, and more will entertain the crowds, and children and adults alike can take part in crafts, baking, theatre performances, and a visit with Santa himself. As always, the famous Burnaby Village Carousel will be offering rides on their authentic 18th Century merry-go-round.
  • Where: Burnaby Village Museum – 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
  • When: November 21 to January 1; various times

Vancouver Christmas Market

  • What: Back once again on Queen Elizabeth Plaza, this bustling temporary alpine village will boast unique eats, handcrafted goods, and lots of fun for kids young and young-at-heart alike. The Vancouver Christmas Market will run from November 21 to December 24, and play host to more than 50 vendors selling gift-able treats from holiday ornaments to handmade toys.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Plaza – 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: November 21 to December 24, 2015, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on December 24)

Disney on Ice presents Frozen

  • What: The heart-warming, Academy Award®-winning tale that has captivated the world is now told LIVE and skating into the B.C. area! Audiences will be magically whisked away into the wintery world of Arendelle by dazzling special effects and astonishing skating as you sing and dance along to instant Disney classics such as “Let It Go” and “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” Join royal sisters Anna and Elsa, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven, and the mystical trolls, as they journey to discover that true love is the most magical power of all.
  • Where: Pacific Coliseum – 100 North Renfrew Street, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, November 25 to Sunday, November 29; various times

21st Annual SOS Children’s Holiday Gala

  • What: For the first time in the charity’s history, SOS Children’s Village BC is pleased to introduce tabled seating for all guests and a delightful buffet dinner & dessert at this year’s reinvented 21st Annual Holiday Gala. Global BC Personality Kaitlyn Herbst is host for the evening, and alternative rock band Her Brothers – winners of Langley Has Talent – will be playing live. The Holiday Gala features fine wines, craft beer, and world-class food. After your magnificent Skyride up the mountain, you will be treated to live entertainment, captivating live/silent auctions, an amazing Mexico trip raffle, and a 50/50 draw.
  • Where: Grouse Mountain – 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, November 26; 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Lights of Hope charity shopping event at Hudson’s Bay

  • What: Enjoy a night of holiday fashion, entertaining tips and special savings at the Lights of Hope charity shopping event to benefit the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation at Hudson’s Bay Vancouver Downtown on Thursday, November 26 from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Where: Hudson’s Bay – 674 Granville Street, 2nd & 5th floor, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, November 26; 6 to 9 p.m.

Bright Nights Train at Stanley Park

  • What: Over three million dazzling lights decorate acres of the dark forest, reaching as high as the forest canopy. The attraction is also accompanied by musics, snacks, entertainment and even visits with Santa and his elves.
  • Where: Miniature railway area at Stanley Park, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, November 26 to January 2

The “C” Word – Comedy

  • What: C stands for COMEDY in this new multimedia comedy event at Colony Bar in Kitsilano, It features really really funny people doing really really funny things.
  • Where: Colony Bar – 3255 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, November 26; 9 p.m.

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

  • What: The suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk, the rainforest and canyon are transformed into a world of festive lights and visual enchantment. See the world’s tallest living Christmas tree (153 feet tall), experience the voice-activated light show, go on a scavenger hunt throughout the park, sing along with the holiday band, take a family photo at the Winter Pavilion, and more.
  • Where: Capilano Suspension Bridge – 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver
  • When: Friday, November 27 – Sunday, January 3, 2016; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain

  • What: Grouse Mountain becomes a holiday mecca during December for the Peak of Christmas, featuring Santa and his elves, live reindeer, sleigh rides, ice skating on the outdoor rink, all in the outdoor alpine beauty.
  • Where: Grouse Mountain – 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
  • When: Friday, November 27 to January 4, 2016
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