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Bibish de Kinshasa

Tue, Nov 28 - Sat, Dec 2

1555 W 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1, Canada map

Théâtre la Seizième presents its next show:
A journalist leaves her native Congo looking for a more promising future. In mid-flight, she is overwhelmed with doubt. Has she done the right thing? The emigrant then remembers what she leaves behind, taking us with her through the busy, vibrant, colourful streets of Kinshasa. This guided tour of the woman’s memories is interwoven with casual conversations between the author and the stage director who are cooking on stage, preparing a Congolese dish that will be shared.
Part storytelling evening, part talk show and part informal meal among friends, the play, in a festive atmosphere, evokes the cultural, political and philosophical frictions that taint the relationships between the Western world and Africa.
Produced by Hôtel-Motel
Written by Marie-Louise Bibish Mumbu
Directed and adapted by Philippe Ducros
With Gisèle Kayembe and Marie-Louise Bibish Mumbu, Philippe Ducros, Papy Maurice Mbwiti
Production team Manon Claveau, Thomas Godefroid, Caroline Turcot, Julie Vallée-Léger
Touring team Clémence Doray, Jeanne Fortin-Legris, Samuel Patenaude
English surtitles on Tues-Thurs & Sat
Bilingual talkback on Nov 29

Mission Possible Gala

Wed, Nov 29

655 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7, Canada map

This year, the Mission Possible Gala is going to be held on November 29, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver.
This our 25th Year!!! Come celebrate the accomplishments achieved by Mission Possible participants and the support they receive from people like you. Reception starts at 6.00pm, the program at 7.00pm. It will be an inspiring evening with live music, humor, great food, videos and the much anticipated presentation of the Mission Possible Comeback Awards.
Mission Possible, is located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. For over 25 years Mission Possible has walked alongside people challenged by homelessness and poverty. Every day we provide street-level care for those with immediate and critical needs as well as create jobs that build a bridge to stability through a variety of enterprising ventures. Mission Possible is helping people renew a sense of dignity and purpose through meaningful work.
Contact Matt Smedley about sponsorship opportunities at 604-253-4469.

Light Up the House

Fri, Dec 1 - Sun, Dec 31

3981 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6H 4H5, Canada map

Capping off an amazing year of fundraising, Easter Seals is introducing the inaugural Light up the House Campaign. Running from Dec 1st until the end of the year, (with a special kickoff night on December 1st) Easter Seals will be collecting donations in hope of lighting up the whole Easter Seals house with a beautiful display of lights by December 20th. By donating to Easter Seals: Light up the House you will be putting up a decorative bulb on the Easter Seals House in your name.

REJOICE! European Carols & Readings

Fri, Dec 1

2205 W 45th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6M 2J4, Canada map

Chilly December days herald the warmth and intimacy of Christmas choirs singing the Nativity story. You are invited – join conductor Jon Washburn, organist Bryn Nixon and the Vancouver Chamber Choir for an evening of beloved favourites and new discoveries, all in the welcoming ambience of Dunbar Ryerson United Church. Music of Praetorius, Bach, Berlioz, Rubbra, Sibelius, Joubert, Tavener, Quinn, Mendelssohn and traditional carols galore.
Tickets: $29-$33
Available Aug 14 at ticketmaster.ca 1-855-985-2787
Student rush tickets $15 at the door
Bryn Nixon, organ
Vancouver Chamber Choir
Jon Washburn, conductor

FESTA! An Evening of Comedy & Culture

Fri, Dec 1

3532 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4E4, Canada map

Portuguese Buns Productions invites you to eat, drink and take part in all the fun and drama of a Portuguese festa, alongside two actors playing all the members of a typical Portuguese family. Enjoy FESTA! the hit 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival play, 3-course dinner and live musical entertainment. Tickets through www.eventbrite.ca. Info:

The Launch of the Coast Christmas Market

Fri, Dec 1 - Sun, Dec 10

4907 Pool Rd, Garden Bay, BC V0N 1S1, Canada map

Pender Harbour, B.C. – John Henry’s Marina & Resort is set to hold the Coast Christmas Market at John Henry’s on the weekends of December 1, 2, 3, and 8, 9, 10. Located at 4907 Pool Road in Garden Bay, B.C., the hours are Fridays from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Coast Christmas Market will offer visitors the opportunity to purchase unique works from local artists, specialty pieces and food items. Vendors will exhibit and sell their work throughout the property, which will be adorned with twinkling lights and holiday season decor. In addition, mulled wine, hot chocolate and other drinks will be available. Those interested in visiting the market can come by ferry, car, floatplane or boat. All visitors to the Coast Christmas Market at John Henry’s are eligible to submit an entry for a chance to win a weekend stay at one of the fun, funky and oh-so-comfortable oceanfront Coastal Cottages at John Henry’s Marina & Resort.

EMV – Handel’s Messiah

Fri, Dec 1 - Sat, Dec 2

600 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2P1, Canada map

Early Music Vancouver (EMV) presents Handel’s Messiah on December 1 & 2, 2017 at 7:30pm at the Vancouver Playhouse. Music director and harpsichordist Alexander Weimann will lead the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, the Vancouver Cantata Singers, and four internationally acclaimed vocalists in EMV’s first presentation of Handel’s greatest loved work. Revel in the spectacle of this baroque masterpiece performed with period instruments. Enjoy the glorious vocals and transcendent drama of a work that has been astonishing audiences for 275 years.
For tickets and further information visit: earlymusic.bc.ca

2017 Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting!

Fri, Dec 1

750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7, Canada map

Back for its 11th year, the Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting takes place on Friday, December 1st at the Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby Street). Join us to watch four magnificent holiday trees, one of which is 76 feet tall, come alive with hope and light. This free family-friendly event features live entertainment and music from Side One, free cookies and hot chocolate, local food trucks and fun activities for kids! Come experience holiday magic at its best!

City Soul Choir presents Take Down These Walls

Fri, Dec 1 - Sat, Dec 2

1806 W 15th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 2K9, Canada map

The exuberant City Soul Choir, under the direction of Brian Tate, invites you to ‘TAKE DOWN THESE WALLS’, two evening concerts featuring songs of solidarity, inclusiveness and joy. In these troubled times, let’s rekindle our collective flame!
Fri Dec 1st & Sat Dec 2nd
7:30 PM
Canadian Memorial United Church
1806 West 15th Ave, Vancouver
(SW corner, W15th & Burrard)
Tickets: brownpapertickets.com
$30 Adults
$25 Students/Seniors 60+
$10 Kids aged 4-10
(not recommended for kids under 4)
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/856617821173134

Christmas Bazaar

Sat, Dec 2

2114 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1N7, Canada map

Join us for delicious authentic Russian food, live Russian entertainment and browse the crafting tables to start your Christmas shopping and ideas. Everyone is welcome! Raffle ticket with $2 admission. Open 11:30 am – 5:30pm

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