Chinese Lantern Festival Will Light Up the PNE Grounds This Winter (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Beginning on December 15th, the largest festival of its kind in Canada will feature 35 illuminated displays transforming over 14 acres of Hastings Park into an explosion of light and colors. The event runs daily from December 15 (closed Christmas Day) until January 21, 2018.

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Chinese Lantern Festival Will Light Up the PNE Grounds This Winter (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Celebrate NYE with the Joker, Harley Quinn and more characters from DC Comics

Looking for something a little different this New Year’s Eve? Well, look no further than Brock House Restaurant. Along with Geekenders, the prestigious Vancouver locale is hosting what it calls A New Year’s Eve at Wayne Manor (Wayne, in this case, being Bruce Wayne, Batman’s alter ego).

You’ll get to party with characters from the world of DC Comics in a one-of-a-kind NYE immersive theatre spectacle, dinner and dance party. Presented by Brock House Restaurant (3875 West Point Grey Road) and Geekenders, the show invites guests to explore the many rooms of “stately Wayne Manor” (as it was known in the sixties Batman TV series). There, partygoers will come across scenes, encounter performers, and unearth clues that illuminate a shrouded history. Everyone meets in the ballroom for a grand finale and a dance into the evening.

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Celebrate NYE with the Joker, Harley Quinn and more characters from DC Comics

Second Jo Koy show added to JFL NorthWest lineup

Jo Koy

(Updated Dec. 12) This just in: JFL NorthWest has announced a second show by Jo Koy.

The festival headliner’s 7 p.m. performance on March 7 is sold out. Due to demand, tickets for a second show, at 9:30 p.m., went on sale earlier today (Dec. 12).

Other headliners include Trevor Noah, Maria Bamford, Brian Regan and Mike Birbiglia. All told, JFL NorthWest is presenting over 90 shows with over 100 comedians at over 30 venues.

In addition, this year’s JFL NorthWest introduces Vancouver to a new comedy film festival. And JFL NorthWest, in association with SiriusXM, highlights the best in local talent with the Best of the West Series.

The festival takes place March 1-10 2018 at various venues, including Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vogue Theatre, Vancouver Playhouse, Rio Theatre, Biltmore Cabaret, ANNEX Theatre, Fox Cabaret, The Comedy Mix, and Yuk Yuk’s. Tickets, including singles and the new three-day pass, are on sale at jflnorthwest.com.

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Second Jo Koy show added to JFL NorthWest lineup

Vancouver Santa Claus Parade is Coming to Town this Weekend

Santa Claus Parade 2017

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Santa Claus really is coming to town this weekend in Downtown Vancouver! On December 3, 2017 Vancouver will play host to the annual Santa Claus Parade being held at noon on Sunday.

The parade is the largest Christmas parade celebrated in Western Canada and is a free, family-fun event. It also doubles as a food and fundraising event for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society and the CKNW Orphans’ Fund, making it a great event to kick off the holiday season!

The weather forecast is looking promising for Sunday, so hopefully the sun will shine down on the parade!

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Vancouver Santa Claus Parade is Coming to Town this Weekend

Eight New Year’s Eve Events in Vancouver to Fit Any Style of Celebration

Spectacular fireworks over Coal Harbour usher in the new year with a bang.

Whether you’re ringing in 2018 with your sweetie or a group of friends, craving a wild costume party or intimate dinner, or seeking a celebration that suits even the youngest revelers, Vancouver has a New Year’s event to suit. Read on for eight soirées in and around Vancouver that will guarantee a December 31 to remember.

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Eight New Year’s Eve Events in Vancouver to Fit Any Style of Celebration

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: November 30, 2017

There is a whole lot to sing about in Vancouver lately, and a whole lot being sung this weekend. Both Stanley Park and VanDusen have come alight with thousands of bulbs, and you can see both while singing all the way on a karaoke trolley. Or have a listen to some powerful spoken word, a choir of protest songs,  or a symphony of Broadway show tunes.

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: November 30, 2017

Vancouver Men’s Chorus Sings for LGBTQ2+ Charities at St. Paul’s Church

By Kendell Yan

As the year comes to a close and we look back at our behavior through the seasons, each and every one of us falls into either one of two categories: naughty or nice. At Christmas time there’s no denying our virtues (or lack thereof) because we know Santa Claus has been making that list. If you’re looking to repent through a boisterous sermon of song among a vaulted ceiling and stained glass, the Vancouver Men’s Chorus will be at the pulpit at St. Paul’s Anglican Church this December to sing to your fame and follies for all to hear. Don’t worry, you’re welcome either way.

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Vancouver Men’s Chorus Sings for LGBTQ2+ Charities at St. Paul’s Church