It’s been a holiday tradition in Vancouver for the last 4 decades! A kick-off to the season, Circle Craft Christmas Market returns with over 300 artisans from across Canada will gather to show their wares: fine artistry and modern design via wood, clay, textiles, metal and more!
Circle Craft Christmas Market
When: November 7-11, 2019
Hours: Thurs-Sat 10:00am to 9:00pm; Sat 10:00am to 7:00pm; Mon 10:00am to 5:00pm
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West
Tickets:Available online. Full prices: Adult $15; Senior $12; Student $12. Free admission for children ages 12 and younger. Early bird prices end Thursday, November 7, 2019.
Visitors will also find a “shopping spree” contest, the Gourmet Alley, musical performances, the Budding Artists area where emerging artists will introduce exciting and innovative new work, and several artisan demonstrations.
Follow Circle Craft on Twitter and Facebook to learn more about the co-op, their space on Granville Island and of course the Christmas market.
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Disney on Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party in Vancouver, and I can’t wait to finally offer up some tickets to this show! I was able to preview it in New Orleans earlier this year and it’s not only super fun for the whole family, but has dazzling acrobatics and skating feats – not to mention plenty of sing-along opportunities.
Disney on Ice Presents Mickey’s Search Party in Vancouver
Mickey’s Search Party features a collection of Disney characters fans know and love portrayed by decorated performer-athletes who push the boundaries of what is possible. Their theatrical talent combined with this innovative Disney On Ice production elevates the live entertainment experience and will leave families with memories that will last a lifetime.
Joined by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, live hosts will enliven the performance space by welcoming everyone into the magical world of Disney On Ice, setting the stage for a participatory adventure. Guests will embark on a search for clues to find Tinker Bell after Captain Hook tries to capture her magic. As each scene unfolds, compelling storytelling will be delivered through multi-level production numbers by skaters, performers and acrobats alike. You’ll see Miguel from Disney●Pixar’s Coco, ice harvesters from Disney’s Frozen, the iconic chandelier seen in “Be Our Guest” from Beauty and the Beast and more! My favourite (no spoilers) is when Ariel and Prince Eric perform Kiss the Girl.
Produced by Feld Entertainment Inc., the worldwide leader in live touring family entertainment, Disney On Ice is once again elevating the ice show experience with brand-new engaging elements that will fascinate both newcomers and seasoned guests alike.
Co.ERASGA presents Passages of Rhythms, a much anticipated world premiere, acclaimed dancer and choreographer Alvin Erasga Tolentino takes centre stage; presenting an evening of three dynamic duets, featuring three diverse artists, showcasing three different genres – Flamenco, Bharatanatyam, and voices for the body – Passages of Rhythms is a hybrid full-length evening of cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural collaboration.
Co.ERASGA Presents Passages of Rhythms
Where: The Nest on Granville Island (Festival House, 1398 Cartwright St) When: November 6-9, 2019 at 8:00pm Tickets: $30/$20 Adults/Students and Seniors. Available online or by calling(604) 684-ARTS (2787) ext 2
In this unique fusion of tradition and contemporary movements, Passages of Rhythms blends cultures enabling the body to move and transform through complex rhythms, sensation, shapes, and voices.
Alvin Erasga Tolentino brings together some
of Canada’s finest and most diverse artists, to join him on stage for the
highlight of Co.ERASGA’s 19th dance season. This production is
a collaboration with Vancouver’s Chinese-Canadian Flamenco artist Kasandra
“La China”, Indo-Canadian Bharatanatyam dancer Sujit Vaidya, and
Montreal voice artist phenomena Gabriel Dharmoo.
Tolentino exposes his choreographic and performance signature style through inter-generational exchanges and sharing the different practices of Pan-Asian rigor across dance disciplines. Passages of Rhythms awakens, provokes and celebrates the contemporary body and interconnections with cultural rhythms and sounds to distill the complexity of movements to pure expression.
When: October 30th, 2019, doors at 6:30pm Where: Vancouver Public Library Admission: Free!
The packed inaugural event took place on September 17th with a screening of Jason James’ “Entanglement” hosted by VPL’s writer in residence, Ken Hegan. The next event in the series will present a screening of Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein’s critically acclaimed and award-winning film, FREAKS, starring Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern, Grace Park, Lexy Kolker, and Amanda Crew.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled about the success of our first event and partnership with the Vancouver Public Library,” says First Weekend Club executive director Anita Adams, “This is a pilot project that we hope to expand first regionally, and then to libraries across Canada – bringing the community closer together with filmmakers and great homegrown cinema.”
The screening of FREAKS will take place on October 30, 7:00pm. Post-screening, guests will join filmmaker Zach Lipovsky for a Q&A moderated by Ken Hegan, as well as a reception at the Library Square Public House Pub (cash bar).
This marks the second film in a series of events to be co-presented by First Weekend Club and Vancouver Public Library and featuring Canadian filmmakers and their works.
About the First Weekend Club: First Weekend Club is THE ticket to Canadian films. Since they were founded in 2003, the non-profit organization has supported over 750 great feature-length films and countless talent. They give audiences a chance to be ‘in-the-know’ about films in production and ‘Opening Soon’, access to exclusive giveaways, video interviews, invitations to special member-only events, and much more! The best part? Membership is free at firstweekendclub.ca/join.
We start the month with remembrance, and move into holiday season. November events in Metro Vancouver include markets, festivals, theatrical productions and so much more. This month Miss604 is proud to sponsor the Chefs’ Charity Dinner for Dan’s Legacy (November 2) and the Surrey Tree Lighting Festival (November 23). Be sure to check back often as I update this list every day!