Celebrate Christmas in Kerrisdale

Sourced from Kerrisdale Insider website

Sourced from the Kerrisdale Insider website

I grew up in Kerrisdale, a neighbourhood in the west side of Vancouver. I now live elsewhere, but especially as the holidays approach, I start to think nostalgically about this area of town.

The heart of the Kerrisdale Village lies along 41st Avenue (Larch Street to Maple Street) and West Boulevard (37th to 47th Avenue), where you’ll find a picturesque selection of boutiques, eateries, and service providers. The area has a certain old world charm to it, making it a perfect escape for exploring the city beyond the downtown core. In December, the area comes alive with decorations and events that celebrate the holiday spirit. Visit with someone special and take in the Christmas cheer, Kerrisdale-style!

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Celebrate Christmas in Kerrisdale

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend: Nov. 24, 2016

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This is the weekend it begins! I suppose it’s close enough, because all the holiday themes and Christmas events are showing up and starting now, so get ready for a month of Santas, decorated trees, cookie eating and glittery stuff. Indulge your big warm heart out early – or catch something totally different – like a Turkish film festival, a scotch tasting, or live music.

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend: Nov. 24, 2016

Marvelous Murals – Vancouver’s Answer to Dreary Days

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Photo: Rob Weiss

Looking for the perfect cure for the rainy day blues?  Look no further than historic Mount Pleasant.  Known for heritage buildings, funky shops, cafes and eateries, Mount Pleasant is also home to a thriving art scene.  Recently, while strolling the bustling streets of the Mount Pleasant area, I was struck by the size and scope of the outdoor murals.  Imagine, talented artists turning blank building walls into spectacular art installations.  Accessible, public art, many pieces thought provoking and some works simply pure, clean fun.

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Marvelous Murals – Vancouver’s Answer to Dreary Days

Lumiere to Illuminate West End’s Public Spaces Starting December 3

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Luna the Lumiere Whale

This December, experience Lumiere… an annual event inspired by light and artistic expression, driven by community and connection.

Lighting up Vancouver’s iconic West End, Morton Park and Jim Deva Plaza will come alive with a series of light art installations, performances and community building initiatives. Continue reading:
Lumiere to Illuminate West End’s Public Spaces Starting December 3

Support Local Craftswomen / Artisans and Holiday Shop at the Women’s Winter Faire

Image via SoundsandFuries.com

Image via SoundsandFuries.com

By Casey Stepaniuk

If you’re looking for a fun time in a wonderful atmosphere and a great place to find unique, hand-crafted holiday gifts, Vancouver’s Women’s Winter Faire is definitely where you should find yourself the weekend before Christmas next month. But Fairegoers might not realize they’re also participating in a longstanding tradition of feminist and LGBTQ+ organizing and activism in Vancouver. I got the scoop on this tradition from Pat Hogan, organizer of the Women’s Winter Faire and co-founder of Sounds and Furies, the production company that oversees the Faire and many other rad events.

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Support Local Craftswomen / Artisans and Holiday Shop at the Women’s Winter Faire

This Week’s Top 5 Instagram Photos of Vancouver

Check out this week’s top 5 Instagram photos!

The photographers who have snapped these awesome shots have either tagged us, or have included the #veryvancouver hashtag in their caption.

Follow us on Instagram, tag us in your next snap, and you may see your picture featured here.

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This Week’s Top 5 Instagram Photos of Vancouver

Elvis Costello in a rare, exclusive Vancouver appearance this Wednesday night!

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Elvis Costello makes a rare non-concert appearance this Wednesday in Vancouver. Mary McCartney photo.

Besides being one of the most respected bespectacled songwriters of his generation, Elvis Costello is also a part-time Vancouverite. The British singer/songwriter lives here at least part of each year with his wife, Vancouver Island native/jazz singer Diana Krall, and their two sons.

Perhaps proximity is why the city is lucky enough to host Costello in a rare non-concert appearance; on Nov. 23, the Vancouver Writers Festival presents Elvis Costello in Conversation with Stephen Quinn, an exclusive event at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (6265 Crescent Rd., University of British Columbia).

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Elvis Costello in a rare, exclusive Vancouver appearance this Wednesday night!