November 2019 – Things To Do in Vancouver

1st – 3rd – Cost of Living, Goldcorp Stage, BMO Theatre Centre; presented by Arts Club in partnership with Citadel Theatre; award-winning play about relationships and living with physical disabilities; artsclub.com

1st – 10th – Heart of the City Festival: several venues; over 100 events; heartofthecityfestival.com

1st – 24th – Chutzpah Festival; various venues; comedy, music & film, dance, theatre; chutzpahfestival.com

1st – Dec. 15th – Luzia: Cirque du Soleil, Under the Big top, Concord Pacific Plaza; cirquedusoleil.com/luzia

7th – 11th – Circle Craft Fair, Vancouver Convention Centre West; more than 300 artisans; circlecraft.net

7th – 16th – Certified, The Cultch; certified insane person and comedian Jan Derbyshire; tourchstonetheatre.com

7th – 17th – Escaped Alone, PAL Studio Theatre, tea and catastrophe; westerngold.org

7th – 17th – Kuroko; The Cultch; presented by Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre; thecultch.com

7th – 23rd – Timothy Findley’s The Wars, Frederic Wood Theatre, UBC; theatrefilm.ubc.ca

7th – Jan. 5th – The Sound of Music, Stanley Theatre, Arts Club; artsclub.com

8th – Dec. 1st – The Price, Jericho Arts Centre; unitedplayers.com

9th – The Art of the Impossible: A Life in Publishing, Dr. Scott McIntyre, founding publisher of Douglas & McIntyre; The Vancouver Institute, Free Saturday Evening Lectures at UBC, Instructional Resources Centre, 8:15 pm; http://vancouverinstitute.ca

11th – 17th – Jake’s Gift, Presentation House, North Vancouver; multi-award winning drama about a young girl and an old vet; phtheatre.org

12th -17th – Waitress, Queen Elizabeth Theatre; Broadway musical; WaitressTheMusicalTour.com

14th -17th – Eastside Culture Crawl; more than 500 artists studios in 80 buildings throughout the eastside; culturecrqwl.ca

14th – 17th – Christmas at Hycroft, Hycroft Manor, 1489 McRae Street; christmasathycroft.com

14th – 23rd – The Double Axe Murders; Gateway Theatre, Studio B, Richmond, gatewaytheatre.com

14th – Dec. 1st – Anon(ymous), Studio 58, Langara College; imaginative retelling of Homer’s epic poem; ticketstonight.ca

16th – Right-Wing vs Left-Wing Populism: Lessons from Venezuela & the United States, Dr. Javier Corrales, Amherst College; The Vancouver Institute, Free Saturday Evening Lectures at UBC, Instructional Resources Centre, 8:15 pm; http://vancouverinstitute.ca

21st – Dec. 22nd – It’s A Wonderful Christmas-ish Holiday Miracle, Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre, Arts Club; Canadian comedy about a family during a complicated season; artsclub.com

22nd – 24th – Pippin, PAL Studio Theatre; presented by UBC – Musical Theatre Troupe; palstudiotheatre.com

23rd – The Society of Crows, Dr. Robert Butler, SFU; The Vancouver Institute, Free Saturday Evening Lectures at UBC, Instructional Resources Centre, 8:15 pm; http://vancouverinstitute.ca

29th – Dec. 21st – A Christmas Carol, Pacific Theatre; adapted by Ron Reed; tickets@pacifictheatre.org

30th – Gertrude Bell in Focus: Exploring and Photographing the Middle East, Past & Present, Dr. Lisa Cooper, UBC; The Vancouver Institute, Free Saturday Evening Lectures at UBC, Instructional Resources Centre, 8:15 pm; http://vancouverinstitute.ca

October, 2019 – Things to Do in Vancouver

1st -. 5th – Mother of the Maid, Pacific Theatre; mother of Joan of Arc; pacifictheatre.org

1st – 5th – The Shipment, Firehall Arts Centre; provocative comedy; firehallartscentre.ca

1st – 11th – Vancouver International Film Festival, various locations; viff.org

1st – 13th – A Thousand Splendid Suns; Stanley Theatre, Arts Club; sweeping tale of war-torn Afghanistan, based on the best-selling novel; artsclub.com

1st – 13th – Antony & Cleopatra, Studio 58, Langara College; gender-reversed production; ticketstonight.ca

1st – 26th – The Birds & the Bees, Arts Club Granville Island; Canadian comedy about love, lust and bee-keeping; artsclub.com

2nd – 12th – Transform A Cabaret Festival; The Cultch, a variety of ground-breaking artists; music, drag, theatre, circus burlesque; transformcabaret.com

3rd – Dec. 15th – Luzia: Cirque du Soleil, Under the Big top, Concord Pacific Plaza; cirquedusoleil.com/luzia

4th – 20th – Dancing Lessons, Jericho Arts Centre, presented by Naked Goddess Productions; professor with Asperger’s syndrome and dancer; nakedgoddessproductions.com

5th – Prohibition, Politics and Neglect: The Making of a Drug Overdose Crisis in Canada, Dr Mark Tyndall, UBC, The Vancouver Institute, Free Saturday Evening Lectures at UBC, Instructional Resources Centre, 8:15 pm; http://vancouverinstitute.ca

10th – Nov. 3rd – Cost of Living, Goldcorp Stage, BMO Theatre Centre; presented by Arts Club in partnership with Citadel Theatre; award-winning play about relationships and living with physical disabilities; artsclub.com

11th – 20th – Body Awareness, Studio 16; mitchandmurrayproductions.com

16th – 26th – Take the Milk, Nah?, TheCultch; solo show by Jivesh Parasram about his Indo-Caribbean heritage; thecultch.com

17th – 26th – China Doll, Gateway Theatre, Richmond; coming of age story set in the 1900s; gatewaytheatre.com

18th – Nov. 2nd – Frankenstein Lost in Darkness; Pacific Theatre, reinterpreted; pacifictheatre.org

19th – Rights Before We Talk Reconciliation: The Reality of Canada’s Relationship with Indigenous People, Ms. Tanya Talaga, award-winning journalist and author; The Vancouver Institute, Free Saturday Evening Lectures at UBC, Instructional Resources Centre, 8:15 pm; http://vancouverinstitute.ca

21st – 27th – Vancouver Writers Festival, Granville Island, several authors and venues; writersfest.bc.ca

24th – Nov. 24th – Chutzpah Festival; various venues; comedy, music & film, dance, theatre; chutzpahfestival.com

30th – Nov. 10th – Heart of the City Festival: several venues; over 100 events; heartofthecityfestival.com

September 2019 – Things To Do In Vancouver

1st – Sept. 15th – Bard on the Beach, Vanier Park; The Taming of the Shrew; All’s Well that Ends Well, Coriolanus and Shakespeare in Love; bardonthebeach.org

4th – Sept. 10th, 10:00 am and 1:00 pm – AIBC Architectural Walking Tours; $10; aibc.ca

5th – 15th – Vancouver Fringe Festival – nearly 100 different theatre artists and companies, mostly on Granville Island; vancouverfringe.com

5 – 15 – Lift, Firehall Arts Centre; contemporary musical set in a lift at Covent Garden Station, London; awkwardstageproductions.com

9-14 – New Play Festival, Arts Club, BMO Theatre Centre; artsclub.com

10th – Helen Fisher, UBC Connects; ubc.ca/ubcconnects

10th – 15th – Try to Remember, PAL Studio Theatre; rdavidstevens.com

12th – 28th – Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Deep Cove Shaw Theatre, North Vancouver; firstimpressionstheatre.com

12th – Oct. 13th – A Thousand Splendid Suns; Stanley Theatre, Arts Club; sweeping tale of war-torn Afghanistan, based on the best-selling novel; artsclub.com

13th – Oct. 5th – Mother of the Maid, Pacific Theatre; mother of Joan of Arc; pacifictheatre.org

19th – 21st – Friends of VPL: Fall Used Book Sale, Vancouver Public Library Central Branch; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; vpl.ca/events

19th – 21st – Scott Thompson: The Buddy Cole Monologues, The Cultch Historic Theatre; thecultch.com

19th – 22nd – Rent: 20th Anniversary Tour; Queen Elizabeth Theatre; Broadway across Canada; ticketmaster.ca

20th – David Suzuki and Stephen Lewis: Climate First Tour, Chan Centre, UBC; 7:00 pm; tickets.ubc.ca; climatefirsttour.ca

21st – End of Life Matters and Marketplace, SFU Vancouver, Hastings St.; free public event designed to open conversations about death and dying; also resource fair; sfu.ca/liberalarts

21st – Canzine Vancouver 2019, Vancouver Public Library Central Branch; 11:00 am to 5:00 pm; Canada’s biggest festival of zine culture and independent arts; free; canzine.ca

24th – 29th – Word Vancouver; Vancouver Public Library Central Branch; promotes books and authors with free exhibits, performances, and hands-on activities; seven stages and 80 exhibitors; wordvancouver.ca

25th – Oct. 5th – The Shipment, Firehall Arts Centre; provocative comedy; firehallartscentre.ca

26th – 29th – Interior Design Show, Vancouver Convention Centre West; vancouver.interiordesignshow.com

26th – Oct. 11th – Vancouver International Film Festival, various locations; viff.org

26th – Oct. 13th – Antony & Cleopatra, Studio 58, Langara College; gender-reversed production; ticketstonight.ca

26th – Oct. 26th – The Birds & the Bees, Arts Club Granville Island; Canadian comedy about love, lust and bee-keeping; artsclub.com

28th – Human Rights and the Rule of Law, International Centre for Criminal Law Reform Lecture, The Hon. Louise Arbour, The Vancouver Institute, Free Saturday Evening Lectures at UBC, Instructional Resources Centre, 8:15 pm; http://vancouverinstitute.ca

August, 2019 – Things To Do In Vancouver

Shipyards Night Market, 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, Friday nights, 5:00 to 10:00 pm; free admission, 30+ food trucks; northshoregreenmarkets.com

Ladner Village Market – the best one around – June 23rd, July 14th & 28th, August 11th & 25th, Sept. 8th; ladnervillagemarket.com

Richmond Night Market, 8351 River Road, Richmond; Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays; doors 7:00 pm; more than 100 food stalls and 200 vendors – $4.25; richmondnightmarket.com

Summer Movie Nights, Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza, Wednesdays, until Aug. 21st, free; dtvan.ca

1st – August 17th – Theatre Under the Stars – Mamma Mia and Disney’s Newsies, Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park; tuts.ca

1st – Sept. 15th – Bard on the Beach, Vanier Park; The Taming of the Shrew; All’s Well that Ends Well, Coriolanus and Shakespeare in Love; bardonthebeach.org

4th – Sept. 10th, 10:00 am and 1:00 pm – AIBC Architectural Walking Tours; $10; aibc.ca

July, 2019 – Things To Do In Vancouver



Shipyards Night Market, 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, Friday nights, 5:00 to 10:00 pm; free admission, 30+ food trucks; northshoregreenmarkets.com

Ladner Village Market – the best one around – June 23rd, July 14th & 28th, August 11th & 25th, Sept. 8th; ladnervillagemarket.com

Richmond Night Market, 8351 River Road, Richmond; Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays; doors 7:00 pm; more than 100 food stalls and 200 vendors – $4.25; richmondnightmarket.com

Summer Movie Nights, Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza, Wednesdays, until Aug. 21st, free; dtvan.ca

1st – Sept. 15th – Bard on the Beach, Vanier Park; The Taming of the Shrew; All’s Well that Ends Well, Coriolanus and Shakespeare in Love; bardonthebeach.org

1st – 6th – Hello and Goodbye, The Nest, Granville Island; Athol Fugard’s play; brownpapertickets.com

1st – 14th – Matilda the Musical, Stanley Theatre, Arts Club; artsclub.com

1st – 20th – Mom’s the Word: Nest 1/2 Empty, Granville Island Stage, Arts Club; artsclub.com

4th – Sept. 10th, 10:00 am and 1:00 pm – AIBC Architectural Walking Tours; $10; aibc.ca

4th – 14th – Indian Summer Festival, various venues, Indiansummeerfest.ca

5th – August 17th – Theatre Under the Stars – Mamma Mia and Disney’s Newsies, Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park; tuts.ca

25th – #Gastown Thursday Nights; surprises, band; gastown.org/events/