Get a sweet start on your holiday season in Yaletown’s Candytown festival. Show off your skating skills at the free Scotiabank Ice Rink at Bill Curtis Square, where NHL stars will make an appearance. Then hop on the horse-drawn carriage rides brought to you by Allan Financial for a festive tour around Yaletown. Santa will be parking his sleigh to give children a chance to meet his reindeer at Candytown's very own reindeer barn. Holiday shoppers are invited to start their seasonal gift buying in Yaletown with local merchants as well as a specialty gift market which will take over the street. Revellers can enjoy the Candytown Cocktail Tour with candy-themed drinks featured at participating Yaletown restaurants. This outdoor holiday festival is free and open to the public.
Vancouver New Music Festival 2012
A festival of hacked and homemade electronics.
Thursday, October 18 to Saturday, October 20, 2012 | 8PM each night
Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St.)
Tickets $20 regular, $15 students/seniors, 3-day passes $50/$35
Available at www.brownpapertickets.com or 1-800-838-3006, and at the door.
Hosted by veteran circuit bender Nicolas Collins, Circuit Cabaret, the 2012 VNM Festival, explores the world of hacked and homemade electronics and DIY glitch. Circuit Cabaret features international, national, and local artists who transform consumer electronics and toys to create new instruments and unique sounds.
Featuring: Peter Blasser (US), Frederick Brummer (Vancouver), Merlyn Chipman (Vancouver), Nicolas Collins (US), Cracked Ray Tube (US), Julie Gendron + Emma Hendrix + Rob Symmers (Vancouver), Darsha Hewitt (Montreal), Matt Rogalsky (Kingston), Andrew Scott (Vancouver), Ryan Smith (Vancouver), and Vincent van Haaff (Vancouver).
Celebrity chefs, popular local restaurants, wineries, food and beverage manufacturers, cookbook authors, retailers, artisans, and many others from the culinary world will come together for a three day public extravaganza at the new Vancouver Convention Centre. EAT Vancouver encompasses unique food experiences, opportunities to learn behind-the-scenes culinary magic from professional chefs, dynamic entertainment through celebrity chef cooking demonstrations and intense culinary competitions, diverse food, beverage and cooking related exhibits; and of course fantastic shopping opportunities.
Enjoy some of the best wines, beers and spirits from British Columbia and around the world, offered for tasting by the vintners and producers themselves. Sample, compare and ask questions directly from those who know.
A carnival like atmosphere will see music, dance, food, circus, and heritage themed attractions highlighting the much anticipated Davie Day Street Festival. Four blocks of Davie Street from Burrard to Broughton Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic all day on Saturday, September 11th.
This exciting family day, named after former Premier Davie, will centre around our kick-off this year for the upcoming birthday - Vancouver 125. An impressive heritage zone will feature old-fashioned lollipops, a photographer taking turn-of-the-century pictures, The Sylvia Hotel, and lots to see and do including animals and blacksmith demonstrations in an authentic historical setting.
In the KidZone there will be circus demonstrations, and you can climb aboard an ambulance, or the fun SS Discovery. Our Doggy Zone will round out the attractions with a guest artist, Eric Ginsburg from New York City, who will create whimsical and waggish portraits of man's best friend.
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is Vancouver’s mid-winter performing arts festival, presenting acclaimed local, national and international artists and their work. The 6th annual PuSh Festival takes place January 20 - February 6, 2010 at venues in and around Vancouver and offers work from Canada, the United States, France, Russia, Australia, Germany and the Netherlands. The 2010 PuSh Festival boasts 14 shows in 11 venues. Tickets and PuSh Passes on sale now. See pushfestival.ca, or pick up our Program Guide at any JJ Bean location.
The Fourth Annual Louis Riel Day Celebration: A Vancouver Festival of Métis Dance, Music and Culture
Following last year’s sold-out event, The Louis Riel Day Celebration will be held November 22, 2009 at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Vancouver. In addition to honouring Louis Riel – who inspired the rebirth of the Métis nation – the Festival is a chance to celebrate the vitality of contemporary Métis culture across Canada.
Now in our fourth year, this promises to be the biggest and best Celebration yet, featuring Winston Wuttunee, one of Canada’s premiere aboriginal performers who, will also host the evening; award winning singer-songwriter Ry Moran; traditional storyteller Tom McCallum; rising star Madeleine McCallum who will perform traditional dance and Jules Chartrand, Métis historian from St Laurent who will provide the opening prayer.
The Louis Riel Métis Dancers will once again provide the energy and heart to the Celebration with their traditional Métis jigging with square dance calling by Jim Twain and live fiddle accompaniment by Wuttunee. This year, the dancers will perform Daughters of the Country, a humorous contemporary dance piece about young Métis women on the Canadian frontier.
TD Canada Trust presents the 6th annual Davie Day, a celebration of the history, culture, creativity, beauty and fun of Vancouver’s West End. This community festival sees Davie Street closed to traffic between Burrard and Broughton, making room for two performance stages, roaming entertainers, exhibitors and more. A lineup of local and international talent keeps the party going with song, dance and cultural acts that excite and inspire. Face painters, balloon artists and an interactive kid zone entertain little celebrants. A Green Zone engages environmentalists young and old with activities that make a difference. Food kiosks, extended patios, street vendors, artisans and local merchants offer a taste of the West End’s flavours and finds. A heritage zone offers a peek into the history of one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods.
So, what do ya call a a misplaced forearm that's gone awry... and a winged Jack Benny with an assignment?
It's the "Festival of Mythical Plays and Winning One-Acts" being presented by Vancouver's own Theatre In the Raw. We've been on the road with our 2009 spring Lower Mainland Mini-Tour of original One-Act Plays - we'll be presenting 2 shows this Sunday...
Plus... Musical Act, E.C. Salazar - Folk Guitar with Mouth Trumpet
"Tunes in the Key of Little Mountain"
1. Nuclear Fall-In by Ed Ballou - an original winning One-Act Play - A nuclear family is living/working too close to a leaky nuclear plant. (no pun intended) Mutation of living creatures is on the rise. This play has a number of way out surprises and something "loaded" to say.
The second annual Slice of Summer is back at the Killarney Community Centre. Join us on July 18th for a day filled with fun games including an arcade corner featuring the Wii and XBox and includes visits from the mascots and many performances such as Kung-Fu! A large raffle prize will also be held with prizes from Cactus Club, Starbucks, movies tickets and the grand prize: Nintendo Wii.
Performance Works, Granville Island February 7, $20 at door, 11pm show FREE, 19+ with ID
Invisible Atom, 2b theatre, 7pm
Written and performed by Anthony Black
Directed by Ann Marie Kerr
Suspended in a very precise moment in space and time, Atom tells his story of fortune and misfortune, taking the audience on a wild journey of the imagination and covering topics from economics to classical physics. You'll laugh as you question the nature and acceleration of our progress.
Woodpigeon is a collective of Calgarians—seven officially, but for this Vancouver appearance, nine— playing band leader Mark Hamilton's episodic orchestral pop confections. Modern roots/pop edged with psychedelic tinges, unusual instrumentation (baritone ukulele anyone?) and impeccable musicianship prompted NOW Magazine to call the collective "the next great Canadian breakout band."