Things to Do this Weekend in Vancouver: November 2, 2017

This weekend the Winter Farmers Market is back on, Ballet BC has launched their first program of the season, rugby and football are in the stadiums, a world of music has arrived in the city, and the director of the Carl Sagan Institute helps answer questions about our universe.


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Things to Do this Weekend in Vancouver: November 2, 2017

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: May 11, 2017

Feast on a festival of spot prawns, marvel at a program of ballet, revel in a talk from an astronaut, and learn to weave from a Coast Salish Chief. You could to absolutely every one of these things this weekend – and more. This is also the last weekend of the Opera Festival, Vancouver Bird Week, and DOXA – so catch them while you can!

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: May 11, 2017

The Royal Moscow Ballet: Don Quixote (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Don Quixote can rightfully be called one of the most popular performances in the Royal Moscow Ballet’s repertoire. Perfectly synchronized, smooth and precise, there is a special charm to the performance that draws the viewer into the story. Here is the temperament, the emotion and the fascination of Old Spain wrapped up in a classic story of adventure, misadventure and love.

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The Royal Moscow Ballet: Don Quixote (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Goh Ballet’s Iconic The Nutcracker Returns to the Stage Dec 15-20 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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One of British Columbia’s most iconic traditions graces the stage once again this holiday season as Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker returns to The Centre in Vancouver for a limited run from December 15th to 20th, 2016.

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Goh Ballet’s Iconic The Nutcracker Returns to the Stage Dec 15-20 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Kids In Vancouver: The Nutcracker – A Must-See Holiday Ballet

Sugar Plum Ferries | Photo: Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Sugar Plum Fairies | Photo: Royal Winnipeg Ballet

There’s the ballet – and then there’s the Nutcracker ballet. Whether you’re a devoted dance enthusiast or a newbie to the classical art form, this holiday performance is a can’t-miss event for adults and kids of all ages.

This year, Vancouver’s beloved Ballet BC welcomes the Royal Winnipeg Ballet to the stage in a very-Canadian version of the age-old ballet classic. Here’s what you can expect from this magical performance.

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Kids In Vancouver: The Nutcracker – A Must-See Holiday Ballet

Five Drop-In Dance Classes to Shake It Up In Vancouver 

Photo credit: The Landing Dance Centre

Photo credit: The Landing Dance Centre

Remember that town in Footloose where dancing was banned? Spoiler alert: that town was not Vancouver. A happy Vancouverite is a sweaty-after-dance-class Vancouverite and when it comes to busting a move, the city has a class for every style and level of experience.

Mix things up in your fitness routine by trying out one of the many fun and funky drop-in dance classes across the city. There’s no commitment and it’s a great way to find a new activity that you might love. And what’s better than beating rainy day blues than dancing up a storm? Perfect for when you’ve absolutely, positively got to shake it like a Polaroid picture.

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Five Drop-In Dance Classes to Shake It Up In Vancouver 

Goh Ballet Presents The Nutcracker, Dec. 18-22 (VIP Prize Package Giveaway!)

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A heart-warming journey into a magical world, the Goh Ballet’s Nutcracker production is the perfect holiday treat for your family. Since the production began six years ago, critics have called it “an outstanding production” (the Vancouver Sun), “a gleaming ornament” (the Georgia Straight) and “the one to see” (the Province). The production quickly became a holiday tradition for Vancouver families and is the only Nutcracker in Vancouver that features live music and a cast composed of more than 200 dancers, including ballet superstar Paloma Herrera from American Ballet Theatre (New York) as the Sugar Plum Fairy. This ballet interpretation of E.T.A. Hoffman’s adored fairy tale, “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” is set to the Vancouver Opera Orchestra’s rendition of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece, The Nutcracker Suite.

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Goh Ballet Presents The Nutcracker, Dec. 18-22 (VIP Prize Package Giveaway!)