7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, December 11

Dec 10 2019, 11:30 pm

Warm up your Wednesday with our list of seven things to do on December 11! Make It!, Vancouver Men’s Chorus, and more!

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

Make It! The Handmade Revolution

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Make It! Edmonton

What: The Make It! Holiday Show features more than 260 vendors selling beautiful items made by hand, with love. With handmade clothing, art, accessories, gourmet goodies, home decor, children items, and more — conscious consumers will be sure to find gifts for everyone on your list. This year’s event also features food trucks and a beer garden to get you in the festive spirit. PNE Forum will be fully licensed so you can sip and shop. And don’t forget to leave your mark on the giant collaborative paint-by-numbers mural hosted by Paintillio.

When: December 11 to 15, 2019
Time: Wednesday, 5 to 9 pm; Thursday and Friday, 11 am to 9 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm
Where: PNE Forum – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online at makeitshow.ca. Get 50% off early-bird tickets until show day. Then it’s $10 at the door during the show. Kids 12 and under are free

Catfish and the Bottlemen

What: British indie rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen play the Vogue Theatre in support of their latest album, The Balance, on December 11.

When: December 11, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm
Where: Vogue Theatre — 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Men’s Chorus: Making Spirits Bright

What: Vancouver Men’s Chorus presents their annual holiday tradition, Making Spirits Bright. Everyone is welcome to enjoy Christmas classics at St. Paul’s Anglican Church as VMC celebrates the Colours of Christmas.

When: December 11 to 14, 2019
Time: Doors 7:15 pm, show 8:00 pm (plus matinees at 3 pm on December 14)
Where: St. Paul’s Anglican Church – 1130 Jervis Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Gingerbread House Making Competition

Gingerbread house (Image: Leena Robinson/Shutterstock)


Unleash your imagination at Edith + Arthur Public House and create your dream gingerbread house for a chance to win a $50 bar tab. Gingerbread house and candy will be provided.

When: December 11, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Edith + Arthur Public House — 8410 160th Street, Surrey
Reservation: Online

Music for the Winter Solstice

What: A Music on Main tradition that celebrates the solstice in style with holiday merriment and luminous music. Enjoy performances by Caroline Shaw, Gabriel Kahane, and Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa. Featuring music by Arvo Pärt, Alfredo Santa Ana, Music on Main’s Composer in Residence Sabrina Schroeder, Caroline Shaw, Rodney Sharman, Gabriel Kahane, and the Wyrd Sisters.

When: December 11 and 12, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Tales of a Charlie Brown Christmas

What: Jerry Granelli, drummer for the Vince Guaraldi Trio that recorded the original A Charlie Brown Christmas album back in 1965, shares stories about working on the album plus plays songs from the holiday classic with his band, The Jerry Granelli Trio.

When: December 11 and 12, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

The Double Axe Murders

What: The Double Axe Murders by Berni Stapleton is a psychological thriller, steeped in Newfoundland folklore, that is based on true events. Directed and produced by Tamara McCarthy and presented by Rusticate Theatre.

When: December 10 until December 14, 2019
Time: 8 pm (plus 3 pm on December 14)
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre — 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

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