5 Inter-Cultural Highlights of Vancouver’s PuSh Festival

Skyborn: A Land Reclamation Odyssey | Image by Emily Cooper

By Rachel Rosenberg

PuSh, Vancouver’s international performing arts festival, runs from January 21–February 9, 2020. It’s an exciting and unique event, giving audiences the chance to experience a variety of local and international performances. These five shows highlight the work of artists with incredible vision and diverse backgrounds.

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5 Inter-Cultural Highlights of Vancouver’s PuSh Festival

Where to Eat Christmas Brunch and Dinner in Vancouver on December 25

Christmas dinner brunch Vancouver

Photo: Vancouver Magazine

Looking to try something different for Christmas brunch or dinner—or maybe want to skip the doing the dishes this year? Or maybe you’re away from home and want to celebrate the season with a non-room service meal. Check out the mouth-watering Christmas brunch and dinner menus of some of Vancouver’s top restaurants!

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Where to Eat Christmas Brunch and Dinner in Vancouver on December 25

Die Hard? Really? Where to see that and other holiday movies in December

Looking for some big-screen Christmas action? Vancouver movie theatres are rolling out some of the perennials as well as a few left-field ringers. (Are we confusing our sports metaphors yet?) Below, you’ll find what kind of holiday movies are screening at the Rio, Vancity, and Cinematheque. You can also catch Home Alone with the VSO Dec. 18 and 20 at the Orpheum. Though again, we have to ask: what, no Bad Santa?

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Die Hard? Really? Where to see that and other holiday movies in December

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

It’s two more weekends until Christmas and Kwanzaa and one more weekend until Hanukkah and Solstice! In addition to all the shows, markets and events, night skiing has begun, so head up to those lights hovering to the north shore to gaze at Vancouver’s lights display from above.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

‘Ghostly architecture and transformed objects’ inform dance piece Bygones

Out Innerspace Dance Theatre: BYGONES
Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse, Yukon.
Photo by Alistair Maitland Photography

Out Innerspace Dance Theatre presents Bygones, on now until Dec. 14 at Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St.). Created and performed by co-directors David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen in collaboration with dancers Renée Sigouin, Elya Grant and David Harvey, the work “considers how we are shaped by what we have overcome: and how something challenging can lead to something beautiful,” according to the media release.

Find out more below.

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‘Ghostly architecture and transformed objects’ inform dance piece Bygones

The VSO presents the most unique and fun way to watch the holiday classic, Home Alone!

VSO Home Alone

Images sourced from VSO

Even though Rotten Tomatoes has ranked “Home Alone” as the 52nd best Christmas movie out of 55 (um, excuse me???) It still ranks highly in most people’s hearts as one of the best movies of the holiday season.

This month, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is giving us one of the most unique and fun ways to watch the classic movie this December 18 & 20th at the Orpheum Theatre.

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The VSO presents the most unique and fun way to watch the holiday classic, Home Alone!

December’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Buntzen Lake

Buntzen Lake near Vancouver

The easy trail around Buntzen Lake is a great December hike since it sits a low elevation that avoids ice and snow. It’s close enough to the city to make a great nature getaway when the hustle and bustle of the holidays gets overwhelming. The trail weaves through a gorgeous rainforest with lots of ferns, moss, and mini-waterfalls. Hikers of all ages will also enjoy the novelty of crossing both a floating bridge and a suspension bridge on the same trail. And no matter what time of year you hike, the views from the lakeshore are spectacular.

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December’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Buntzen Lake