Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

This weekend we have a flamenco production of Pinocchio, The Winnipeg Ballet’s Canadian Nutcracker, an adult-only puppetry version of A Christmas Carol, figure skating, a gem show and more things to keep you busy all through the next few days.

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Friday December 7

Royal Winnipeg Ballet Nutcracker

Royal Winnipeg Ballet Nutcracker
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
What: This heart-warming ballet is full of surprises, including traditional Canadian scenes such as a snowy pond hockey game and a battle on Parliament Hill. Decadent costumes and an imaginative set design make this classic sparkle.
Runs until: Sunday December 9, 2018

Daisy Theatre: Little Dickens
Where: The Cultch
What: A raucous, adults-only holiday treat, Little Dickens combines Burkett’s mastery of marionette puppetry, playful songs, and improvisation.
Runs until: Saturday December 22, 2018

Childish Gambino

Childish Gambino
Where: Rogers Arena
What: GRAMMY, Golden Globe and Emmy-Award winning and multi-talented recording artist, actor, and producer Donald Glover a.k.a. Childish Gambino.

Bombay Black

Bombay Black
Where: Firehall Arts Centre
What: A searing play set in the bitter reality of present-day India. The iron-willed Padma (Jessie Award nominee Nimet Kanji) takes money from men who watch her daughter, Apsara (rising star Arshdeep Purba), perform an exotic dance. When a mysterious blind man named Kamal (Jessie Award nominee Munish Sharma) arrives for an appointment, his secret threatens to change each of their lives forever.
Runs until: Wednesday December 12, 2018

It’s a Wonderful Life
Where: Gateway Theatre (Richmond, BC)
What: Set to soaring songs from the 20s, 30s, and 40s, this is a holiday classic. With a little help from his guardian angel, George Bailey is brought back from despair on Christmas Eve to see how he has truly touched all the people in his life.
Runs until: Monday December 31, 2018

Beauty and the Beast | Image by David Cooper

Beauty and the Beast
Where: Arts Club Theatre
What: Can Belle teach the Beast to love, before it is too late? Discover the magic behind the castle walls in this adaptation of the Academy Award–winning animated film. This beloved fairy-tale has show-stopping musical numbers, stunning sets, and lavish costumes.
Runs until: Sunday January 6, 2018

ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final

ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final
Where: Thunderbird Sports Centre
What: The series hosts six stops: United States (Skate America), Canada (Skate Canada International), Russia (Rostelecom Cup), France (Internationaux de France), China (Cup of China), and Japan (NHK Trophy). Skaters are awarded points based on their placements at their assigned events and the top six in each of the four disciplines advance to the final.
Runs until: Sunday December 9, 2018

Nothing Like a Dame

Nothing Like a Dame
Where: VanCity Theatre
What: Four grand dames of the English theatre (and films too) get together over a cup of tea and reminisce about their long friendship, their illustrious careers, acting for the stage and the camera, and life in general. It’s uproariously funny, candid, and utterly irresistible.
Runs until: Tuesday December 18, 2018

Vancouver Gem and Mineral Show

Vancouver Gem and Mineral Show
Where: PNE Forum
What: Western Canada’s largest Gem show is featuring 90+ of the best gem, mineral and jewelry vendors from across Canada and abroad, bringing you unique gems, fine crystals, rare fossils, handmade jewelry, fancy beads and findings, lapidary art, lectures and demos.
Runs until: Sunday December 9, 2018

Holiday Baking Time

Holiday Baking Time
Where: Presentation House Theatre
What: For kids 3-8, Bun and Bap invite young audience members to become bakers and join in the sugary joy. There’ll be lots of stirring, live music and chances for everyone to play.
Runs until: Sunday December 16, 2018

Vancouver Chamber Choir presents Handel’s Messiah

Vancouver Chamber Choir presents Handel’s Messiah
Where: Orpheum Theatre
What: Featuring the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Pacifica Singers, Vancouver Chamber Orchestra and a stellar roster of Canadian vocal soloists — soprano Nathalie Paulin, countertenor Daniel Cabena, tenor Isaiah Bell and bass-baritone Stephen Hegedus.

Gray House

Gray House (show 1 of 2)
Where: The Cinematheque
What: Filmmakers Austin Lynch and Matthew Booth will be in attendance. Poised somewhere between documentary, fiction, and gallery installation, the debut feature of Austin Lynch (David’s son) and former Vancouver-based visual artist Matthew Booth is a haunting, five-part meditation on solitude and the American psyche. This was shot over fours years in five disparate U.S. states — Texas, North Dakota, Virginia, Oregon, California.

Vancouver Irish Film Festival
Where: VanCity Theatre
What: Celebrating Irish cinema.
Runs until: Sunday December 9, 2018

Nightmare with the Army of Sass
Where: The Rickshaw
What: A sassy dance version of The Nightmare Before Christmas.


 

Saturday December 8

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Carolling with Carousel – A Festive Concert & Sing-a-long
Where: Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island
What: The Gingerbread Men will perform an assortment of holiday classics and lead sing-a-longs of festive favourites. Holiday crafts and treats will be available before and after the show and during intermission.

Yefim Bronfman

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: Yefim Bronfman
Where: The Orpheum
What: Yefim Bronfman, one of the greatest pianists of our time, makes his welcome return to the Orpheum stage to perform the monumental Piano Concerto No. 2 of Johannes Brahms, in a concert that also features one of Richard Strauss’s great tone poems, Don Juan.

Pinocchio

Pinocchio
Where: 1502 Duranleau Street
What: Experience the Karen Flamenco Dance Company dancers as they perform excerpts from their latest production. Pinocchio will take audience members through a journey to Stromboli’s puppet show, the pleasure island and the inside of a whale, all while accompanied by her conscience Jiminy Cricket.

Got Craft
Where: Maritime Labour Centre
What: A craft market full of local artists and makers.
Runs until: Sunday December 9, 2018

Youngblood

Youngblood
Where: The Fox Cabaret
What: Nashville-based singer-songwriter Conner Youngblood.

Gray House (show 2 of 2)
Where: The Cinematheque
What: Filmmakers Austin Lynch and Matthew Booth will be in attendance. Poised somewhere between documentary, fiction, and gallery installation, the debut feature of Austin Lynch (David’s son) and former Vancouver-based visual artist Matthew Booth is a haunting, five-part meditation on solitude and the American psyche. This was shot over fours years in five disparate U.S. states — Texas, North Dakota, Virginia, Oregon, California.

Visualizing Your Narrative Storeyboard Workshop

Visualizing Your Narrative Storyboard Workshop
Where: Museum of Anthropology
What: Express yourself, your history and your connection to the land through storyboarding in this hands-on, one-of-a-kind workshop led by Haida artist SGidGang.xaal, Shoshannah Greene, a graduate of Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

Bowen Island Community Choir Concert
Where: Cates Hill Chapel (Bowen Island)
What: Musical director, Ellen MacIntosh. Accompanist, Sheilagh Sparks. Advance tickets available at Cates Pharmacy.

Deathmas Festivus
Where: The Rickshaw
What: A bunch of metal bands, with proceeds going to the Vancouver Food Bank.

Hey Ocean!

Hey Ocean!
Where: The Vogue
What: David Beckingham, Ashleigh Ball (voice of several ponies in My Little Pony Friendship is Magic), and David Vertesi have used the last few years to focus on other projects including their own solo records but the Juno-nominated trio’s decade-plus long collaboration seems to have called them back.

Marche de Noël

Marche de Noël
Where: Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver
What: A market of gourmet products, Belgian waffles, local crafts, activities for the children and Santa with the Francophone community.


 

Sunday December 9

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Bach Collegium Japan | Image by Robert Torres

Bach Collegium Japan 
Where: Chan Centre for Performing Arts
What: Widely recognized as one of the world’s leading ensembles specializing in the works of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries, Bach Collegium Japan and acclaimed British soprano Joanne Lunn, led by music director Masaaki Suzuki perform a concert of music by J.S. Bach, Vivaldi and Handel, as well as shorter works by Conti, Marcello, and Telemann.

Universal Gospel Choir presents The Magic of Yule

Universal Gospel Choir presents The Magic of Yule
Where: The Orpheum
What: The choir, led by seasoned Music Director Lonnie Delisle, will be supported by the UGC Band – with Michael Creber on piano, Jay Nickel on bass, Jay Esplana on drums and Jay Leonard Juatco on guitar – and new this year, a full orchestra,  with strings, woodwinds, and brass, bringing the music to life. This year’s concert will take you back to a traditional holiday experience as more classic songs are performed.

VNV Nation

VNV Nation
Where: The Imperial
What: A blast from the 00s industrial EBM music past.

Saxalamode Quartet: Sax in the City

Saxalamode Quartet: Sax in the City
Where: Vancouver Central Library
What: Favourite jazz melodies, movie themes and tangos will be played with selections from brilliant jazz musicians like Charlie Parker, Astor Piazolla, Count Basie and Duke Ellington.


 

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Naked Napi
Where: Sum Gallery
What: New work by Siksika artist Adrian Stimson – the first solo exhibition since winning the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts earlier this year. In this site-specific installation of sculpture, drawings, and paintings, Stimson re-imagines the traditional Siksika (Blackfoot) tales of Napi in the present and challenges the colonial erasure of Indigenous bodies, power, and sexual histories.
Runs until: Saturday December 8, 2018

Hir

Hir
Where: Vancouver Civic Theatre’s Annex
What: Directed by Richard Wolfe, the “audacious and uproarious black comedy” (New York Times) explores the dynamics of a dysfunctional family dealing with PTSD, identity crises, and contemporary gender politics. The play’s absurd realism is provocatively entertaining, following the life and relationships of Isaac, a war veteran who returns to the suburbs to find a household in chaos. Isaac must learn to find balance between a disabled patriarch, a liberated mother, and a newly out transgender teen in this timely and subversive work.
Runs until: Saturday December 8, 2018

Royal Winnipeg Ballet Nutcracker

Royal Winnipeg Ballet Nutcracker
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
What: This heart-warming ballet is full of surprises, including traditional Canadian scenes such as a snowy pond hockey game and a battle on Parliament Hill. Decadent costumes and an imaginative set design make this classic sparkle.
Runs until: Sunday December 9, 2018

ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final

ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final
Where: Thunderbird Sports Centre
What: The series hosts six stops: United States (Skate America), Canada (Skate Canada International), Russia (Rostelecom Cup), France (Internationaux de France), China (Cup of China), and Japan (NHK Trophy). Skaters are awarded points based on their placements at their assigned events and the top six in each of the four disciplines advance to the final.
Runs until: Sunday December 9, 2018

Got Craft
Where: Maritime Labour Centre
What: A craft market full of local artists and makers.
Runs until: Sunday December 9, 2018

Vancouver Gem and Mineral Show

Vancouver Gem and Mineral Show
Where: PNE Forum
What: Western Canada’s largest Gem show is featuring 90+ of the best gem, mineral and jewelry vendors from across Canada and abroad, bringing you unique gems, fine crystals, rare fossils, handmade jewelry, fancy beads and findings, lapidary art, lectures and demos.
Runs until: Sunday December 9, 2018

Vancouver Irish Film Festival
Where: VanCity Theatre
What: Celebrating Irish cinema.
Runs until: Sunday December 9, 2018

Bombay Black

Bombay Black
Where: Firehall Arts Centre
What: A searing play set in the bitter reality of present-day India. The iron-willed Padma (Jessie Award nominee Nimet Kanji) takes money from men who watch her daughter, Apsara (rising star Arshdeep Purba), perform an exotic dance. When a mysterious blind man named Kamal (Jessie Award nominee Munish Sharma) arrives for an appointment, his secret threatens to change each of their lives forever.
Runs until: Wednesday December 12, 2018

Patricia Piccinini’s Curious Imaginings

Patricia Piccinini’s Curious Imaginings
Where: The Patricia Hotel
What: The hyperrealist “world of oddly captivating, somewhat grotesque, human-animal hybrid creatures” will be the artist’s first exhibition in a non-museum setting, transforming a wing of the 105-year-old Patricia Hotel. Situated in Vancouver’s oldest and continually changing neighbourhood of Strathcona, Piccinini’s immersive sculpture experience will “challenge us to explore the social impacts of emerging biotechnology and our ethical limits in an age where genetic engineering and digital technologies are already pushing the boundaries of humanity.”
Runs until: Saturday December 15, 2018

Holiday Baking Time

Holiday Baking Time
Where: Presentation House Theatre
What: For kids 3-8, Bun and Bap invite young audience members to become bakers and join in the sugary joy. There’ll be lots of stirring, live music and chances for everyone to play.
Runs until: Sunday December 16, 2018

Nothing Like a Dame

Nothing Like a Dame
Where: VanCity Theatre
What: Four grand dames of the English theatre (and films too) get together over a cup of tea and reminisce about their long friendship, their illustrious careers, acting for the stage and the camera, and life in general. It’s uproariously funny, candid, and utterly irresistible.
Runs until: Tuesday December 18, 2018

Daisy Theatre: Little Dickens
Where: The Cultch
What: A raucous, adults-only holiday treat, Little Dickens combines Burkett’s mastery of marionette puppetry, playful songs, and improvisation.
Runs until: Saturday December 22, 2018

Merry Kiss-mas – an Improvised Parody
Where: 1502 Duranleau Street
What: An improvised parody romantic comedy that celebrates all the inane clichés and funny awkward moments you’d expect to see in any popular TV holiday-themed special or films. The improvised ‘plot’ and characters are driven by suggestions from you, the audience.
Runs until: Monday December 24, 2018

Vancouver Christmas Market

Vancouver Christmas Market
Where: Jack Poole Plaza
What: Celebrate a German-inspired Christmas market with a very Vancouver ocean side mountain view. Wander the market’s winding alleys and discover authentic German delicacies: sizzling sausages, two warming Glühwein (mulled wine) locations, old world confections and handcrafted gifts.
Runs until: Monday December 24, 2018

Trolley Karaoke Christmas Lights Tour

Trolley Karaoke Christmas Lights Tour
Where: Stanley Park
What: Get in a trolley and sing karaoke Christmas carols while touring holiday lights. I don’t think you can get any more festive than this.
Runs until: Saturday December 29, 2018

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
Where: Pacific Theatre
What: The Pacific Theatre’s signature production of the C.S. Lewis classic is back and, like Aslan, it’s on the move. A splendidly theatrical invention that captivates the adult imagination as powerfully as a child’s with its rich themes and unforgettable images.
Runs until: Saturday December 29, 2018

Aurora Winter Festival
Where: Concord Pacific Place
What: Escape into a mythical village by the North Pole filled with captivating light displays and magical characters. There are market huts, food gardens, amusement rides, live entertainment, a frozen river to skate on, and a Santa Clause to visit.
Runs until: Sunday December 30, 2018

Blood From Stone

Blood From Stone
Where: Scotiabank Dance Centre
What: This performance is nspired by past and present stories of Vancouver’s Blood Alley. Tales of the alley’s past are woven together with its present day lived experiences and perceptions to create a hybrid reality where fact and fiction become blurred.
Runs until: Sunday December 30, 2018

Miss Bennet
Where: Arts Club Theatre
What: A holiday confection filled with classic Jane Austen charm, Miss Bennet is a modern sequel about the bookish middle child of the Bennets. While Mary starts to dream of a new life beyond her boisterous family, an unexpected visitor at the Darcy household could spell romance.
Runs until: Sunday December 30, 2018

A Charlie Brown Holiday Double Bill
Where: Waterfront Theatre
What: The holiday sell-out,A Charlie Brown Christmas, is back and playing in a special double bill feature withYou’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. Both of these lively musical adaptations feature a live jazz trio.
Runs until: Sunday December 30, 2018

Blind Date
Where: BMO Theatre Centre
What: Mimi goes on a blind date with a different man every night—plucked right out of the audience. Straight from sold-out runs in New York, London’s West End, and Toronto, this is a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants fusion of clown, improv, theatre, and social experiment.
Runs until: Sunday December 30, 2018

Bacio Rosso

Bacio Rosso
Where: Queen Elizabeth Park
What: An intimate, fully immersive evening of cirque, comedy and cuisine. Guests are seated in the heat of the action with jugglers, contortionists, trapeze artists, magicians, singers and clowns weaving together an evening of magic and laughter. The entertainment is all combined with a delicious 4-course gourmet menu designed by local award winning chef Adam Pegg of La Quercia.
Runs until: Monday December 31, 2018 

It’s a Wonderful Life
Where: Gateway Theatre (Richmond, BC)
What: Set to soaring songs from the 20s, 30s, and 40s, this is a holiday classic. With a little help from his guardian angel, George Bailey is brought back from despair on Christmas Eve to see how he has truly touched all the people in his life.
Runs until: Monday December 31, 2018

Heritage Christmas

Heritage Christmas
Where: Burnaby Village Museum
What: Romp through heritage-themed old fashioned decorations of wreaths with red bows,  seasonally decorated eco-sculptures and the challenge of a Twelve Days of Christmas scavenger hunt.
Runs until: Friday January 4, 2019

Grouse Mountain Peak of Christmas

Grouse Mountain Peak of Christmas
Where: Grouse Mountain
What: See how elves have transformed Grouse Mountain into Vancouver’s own North Pole where you can have breakfast with Santa, visit his workshop, go skating on a pond, snowshoeing through lights, and night skiing or snowboarding.
Runs until: Sunday January 6, 2019

VanDusen Garden Festival of Light
Where: VanDusen Garden
What: Wander through an enchanted garden alight for the holidays. There are dancing lights, a carousel, warm food and drinks, and more to spark imaginations of all ages.
Runs until: Sunday January 6, 2019

Christmas at FlyOver Canada

Christmas at FlyOver Canada
Where: FlyOver Canada
What: Fly like Santa this Christmas on a magical flight across Canada. After meeting some of Santa’s elves, Chestnut and Pinecone, you’ll join them as they take flight across Canada looking for their fellow elves. You may even get a sneak peek of Santa’s Workshop as you soar over the North Pole.
Runs until: Sunday January 6, 2019

Lights of Hope

Lights of Hope
Where: St. Paul’s Hospital
What: Since 1998, St. Paul’s Foundation has illuminated the streets with a breathtaking display of Christmas lights in support of Lights of Hope.
Runs until: Sunday January 6, 2019

Bubbles by Tangible

Bubbles by Tangible
Where: Vancouver Aquarium
What: The Vancouver Aquarium is decorated for the season with a new interactive experience. Get playful surrounded by bobbing bubbles, glimmering lights, and soothing sounds of the deep blue in the Underwater Dolphin Gallery. Watch special guest, Scuba Claus, don his flippers and dive with the colourful cold-water creatures at 12:30 p.m. daily until Dec. 24.
Runs until: Sunday January 6, 2019

East Van Panto: The Wizard of Oz

East Van Panto: The Wizard of Oz
Where: York Theatre
What: When a pipeline bursts, Dorothy and Toto are flung to the magical Land of Oz – Nanaimo and Hastings. There, Dorothy is pursued by a Wicked Witch, meets a trio of new friends, and embarks on a magical journey to the World’s Greenest City in search of brains, heart, courage…and yoga pants! Remember: there’s no place like Poco, there’s no place like Poco!
Runs until: Sunday January 6, 2019

Beauty and the Beast | Image by David Cooper

Beauty and the Beast
Where: Arts Club Theatre
What: Can Belle teach the Beast to love, before it is too late? Discover the magic behind the castle walls in this adaptation of the Academy Award–winning animated film. This beloved fairy-tale has show-stopping musical numbers, stunning sets, and lavish costumes.
Runs until: Sunday January 6, 2018

In/Flux: Art of Korean Diaspora
Where: Museum of Vancouver
What: The exhibition will feature selected works of Jin-me Yoon, Junghong Kim, and Jin Hwa Kim, artists originally from the Republic of Korea now based in the Vancouver area. Carefully curated selections of photography, traditional calligraphy, and ceramics will be on display, all telling the stories of the complexities of Canadian identity and belonging.
Runs until: Sunday January 6, 2019

Interface: The Woven Artwork of Meghann O’Brien

Interface: The Woven Artwork of Meghann O’Brien
Where: Bill Reid Gallery
What: Known for her ability to work in miniature and with very fine stitching, Kakwaka’wakw and Haida artist Meghann O’Brien uses her artwork to both explore her Northwest Coast cultural heritage, and rebuild and maintain bonds with her community. She disrupts what is often seen as a distinct order between the contemporary and traditional by looking at how they are in conversation with each other in a non-linear way.
Runs until: January 9, 2019

Guo Pei: Couture Beyond

Guo Pei: Couture Beyond
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
What: In her theatrical, extravagant creations, Guo Pei combines contemporary aesthetics, production methods and materials with ancient tradition, evoking Chinese history and mythology in her craft techniques, fabric selection and imagery. The exhibition provides a comprehensive overview of her evolution as a designer as well as her contribution to global fashion culture.
Runs until: January 20, 2019

Canyon Lights

Canyon Lights
Where: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
What: The suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk, the rainforest and canyon are transformed into a world of festive lights and visual enchantment, high up above the canyon. You can also go on a “Snowy Owl Prowl”, decorate gingerbread cookies (by donation) and sing-along carols with a holiday band.
Runs until: January 27, 2019

Dana Claxton: Fringing the Cube

Dana Claxton: Fringing the Cube
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
What: The first-ever survey of the work of provocative Vancouver-based Hunkpapa Lakota (Sioux) artist Dana Claxton, featuring photography, film, video and performance documentation that traces nearly thirty years of Claxton’s career and her investigations into Indigenous identity, beauty, gender and the body.
Runs until: February 3, 2019

Body Language: Reawakening Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest

Body Language: Reawakening Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest
Where: Bill Reid Gallery
What: Explore the rich history and artistry of Indigenous tattooing, piercing and personal adornment on the Northwest Coast. These five contemporary Indigenous artists are at the forefront of the revival of Indigenous tattooing in BC. They are reclaiming traditional techniques and traditional rights to be tattooed, and building awareness of the significance and protocols around the tattooing traditions.
Runs until: March 17, 2019

The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
What: This exhibition ties together provocative themes and ideas of change undertaken in more than forty remarkable contemporary works selected from the Gallery’s collection. With its title inspired by Franz Kafka’s 1915 novella, The Metamorphosis invokes a compelling human and creative desire to explore oneself and the world. Kafka’s literary classic follows the experience of a man who, upon waking up, finds himself transformed into a giant insect. This exhibition looks at Kafka’s themes by way of visual art that addresses physical, spiritual and cultural transformation.
Runs until: March 17, 2019

A Curator’s View: Ian Thom Selects

A Curator’s View: Ian Thom Selects
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
What: A showcase of the span of the gallery’s rich permanent collection through an exhibition of nearly ninety works including paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures. Since the Gallery’s establishment in 1931, its permanent collection has become the most comprehensive resource for visual culture in British Columbia. Building on the collection’s historical and contemporary strengths, the Gallery continues to steward acquisitions through donation and purchase.
Runs until: March 17, 2019

Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia

Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia
Where: Museum of Anthropology
What: Showcasing for the first time in MOA’s history a presentation of all-women artists, this exhibition features the artworks of nine Aboriginal women, who are all celebrated artists from tiny remote communities across Australia’s deserts and tropical north. Encompassing a wide range of subjects from the natural to sublime and from minute organisms to vast celestial bodies, the exhibition invites visitors to explore the immutable tension between the universal and the specific, and discover the power of traditional Indigenous knowledge in an increasingly digital world.
Runs until: March 31, 2019

Fitness For All

Fitness For All
Where: 1100 West Georgia Street
What: Chinese contemporary art collective Polit-Sheer-Form Office (PSFO) has produced a five-piece set of exercise equipment specially designed for the Vancouver public. The artists’ decree suggests that establishing a more collective self-awareness fosters inclusivity and collaboration within a community.
Runs until: March 31, 2019

In a Different Light

In a Different Light
Where: Museum of Anthropology
What: More than 110 historical Indigenous artworks and marks the return of many important works to British Columbia. These objects are amazing artistic achievements. Yet they also transcend the idea of ‘art’ or ‘artifact’. Through the voices of contemporary First Nations artists and community members, this exhibition reflects on the roles historical artworks have today. Featuring immersive storytelling and innovative design, it explores what we can learn from these works and how they relate to Indigenous peoples’ relationships to their lands.
Runs until: Spring 2019

Hastings Park Farmers Market

Hastings Park Farmers Market
Where: Hastings Park
What: Find a weekly selection of locally grown fruit and veggies, farm fresh meat, eggs and dairy products, fresh baked sourdough bread and treats, craft beer, wine and spirits, artisanal prepared food, local crafts, hot coffee and food trucks.
Runs until: April 28, 2019 (Sundays)

Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives

Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives
Where: Museum of Vancouver
What: This exhibition delves into the life stories of local animals and plants—how they relate to each other and how they connect people to nature in the city. Scenic design, videos, taxidermy, crowd-sourcing technologies, and the display of natural specimens breathe life into these tales of co-habitation. The immersive nature of the exhibition, including hands-on activities, encourages visitors to examine their relationship with nature, think about momentarily disconnecting from their devices, and find equilibrium with the natural world around them.
Runs until: July 2019

Making Waves: The Story and Legacy of Greenpeace
Where: Vancouver Maritime Museum
What: With humble beginnings in Vancouver, Greenpeace has grown into a large organization with offices in 40 countries. The NGO has protested numerous causes: whaling, deforestation, mining, genetic testing, and nuclear testing. Explore this exhibit that goes from their first voyage from Vancouver to Amchitka to protest Nuclear testing on an old fishing vessel to how cities, government, and industry today are developing new policies, technologies, and sustainable practices to ensure the preservation of our environment.
Runs until: September 9, 2019

Shake Up: Preserving What We Value

Shake Up: Preserving What We Value
Where: Museum of Anthropology
What: The exhibition will bring to light the convergence of earthquake science and technology with the rich Indigenous knowledge and oral history of the living cultures represented in MOA’s Northwest Coast collection. Beyond scientific discoveries, knowledge of earthquakes and natural disasters has been passed down through generations throughout many cultures, including those of the Northwest Coast First Nations. Also as part of the exhibition, visitors will have the opportunity to see the majestic poles of the Great Hall undergo conservation, many for the first time in 40 years.
Runs until: Fall 2019

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