Where to see holiday movies in Vancouver this Christmas season!

A scene from Bad Santa, a foul-mouthed holiday classic.

Traditionally, Christmas is a great time to catch up on movie-viewing – whether new films the studios have saved up for Oscar consideration, holiday blockbusters, or titles you might have missed that have made critics’ year-end best-of lists.

It’s also a good time to catch Christmas classics on the big screen. In Vancouver, the city’s arthouse theatres all have varied programs, from Cinematheque’s Essential Cinema to Vancity’s Best of 2016 to Rio Theatre’s – well, as usual, anything goes when it comes to the licensed East Vancouver moviehouse.

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Where to see holiday movies in Vancouver this Christmas season!

Take a break from Christmas hassle with these fun events

Get in the mood with a little “Dancing Queen” when ABRA Cadabra plays Federico’s Supper Club on Commercial Drive.

There’s a whole bunch of stuff going on in the weeks leading up to Dec. 24/25, so we thought we’d round up of a few of the more eye-catching events. From cosplay to an ABBA cover band, we think these are some of the best options for your entertainment dollar – or what’s left of it after Christmas shopping.

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Take a break from Christmas hassle with these fun events

Charlie Brown, Scrooge and David Sedaris – where to see holiday-themed theatre in Vancouver

Jim Byrnes stars in Bah! Humbug! on now at SFU Woodward’s, until Dec. 17.

From the family-friendly hijinks of Charlie Brown to the adult-oriented humour of American writer David Sedaris, Vancouver stages are alive with the sounds and sights of Christmas (or Festivus, if you prefer) this holiday season. Here is some of what’s on – but check the dates; a few of these productions end this week.

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Charlie Brown, Scrooge and David Sedaris – where to see holiday-themed theatre in Vancouver

Get into the Christmas Spirit with Free Movies at the Vogue Theatre

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This upcoming weekend, The Vogue Theatre will be getting into the holiday spirit and will be screening two Christmas classics to help collect for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. The movies will be shown on Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11.

Admission to the movies is FREE with a donation of a non-perishable food item for the Vancouver Food Bank. Cash donations will also be accepted. Best of all, all ages are welcome – so it can be a family affair!

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Get into the Christmas Spirit with Free Movies at the Vogue Theatre

Musicians showcase new material at Railtown Sessions Vinyl Release

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Sarah Jane Scouten plays the Fox Cabaret as part of a record release party for the Railtown Sessions this Friday night.

Every few months over the last year, a small group of musicians and music fans have been coming together at a little recording studio in East Vancouver.

The occasions have been the Railtown Sessions, intimate shows at the headquarters of local record label Light Organ. At the Sessions, local musicians have debuted material to small audiences, as well as for Internet listeners via livestreaming.

All of the Sessions were also recorded. This Friday, Dec. 9, the four acts showcased play the Fox Cabaret (2321 Main St.) to celebrate the release of a record of those songs. Scroll below to find out more about the talent involved.

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Musicians showcase new material at Railtown Sessions Vinyl Release

Chim Chim Cheree – Mary Poppins is back at the Stanley!

mary-poppins-128 The family-feel-good Broadway musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the 1964 Walt Disney film returns to the Arts Club’s Stanley Theatre. Continue reading:
Chim Chim Cheree – Mary Poppins is back at the Stanley!

Vancouver’s Comedy Festival, JFL NorthWest, Returns For 10 Days of Laughter February 2017

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Vancouver’s comedy festival, JFL NorthWest, presented in association with SiriusXM, returns for a second year of mid-winter laughs from Thursday, February 16 to Saturday, February 25, 2017 at multiple venues across Vancouver.

Tickets are on Sale Friday, December 2 at 10am at JFLNorthWest.com!

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Vancouver’s Comedy Festival, JFL NorthWest, Returns For 10 Days of Laughter February 2017