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A Christmas Story: The Musical

Fri, Nov 2 - Sat, Nov 17

Michael J Fox Theatre, 7373 Macpherson Ave, Burnaby, BC V5J 2B7, Canada map

AlignEntertainment presents the delightful and hilarious holiday sensation, AChristmas Story: The Musical, the beloved story based on the popular 1983 filmof the same name, November 2–17, 2018, at the Michael J Fox Theatre. Nominatedfor three Tony Awards in 2013, the musical is a classic and heartfelt talefeaturing a tuneful score from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (creators of La LaLand and The Greatest Showman). All 9-year-old Ralphie Parker wants forChristmas is a Red Ryder Carbine Action BB gun. But to get it, he’ll have todeal with a maniacal department store Santa, the famous leg lamp, atriple-dog-dare to lick a frozen flagpole, and so much more.

Tickets from $29

Three Winters

Wed, Nov 7 - Sat, Nov 17

1895 Venables St, Vancouver, BC V5L 2H6, Canada map

World Premiere. Throughout art and history, the biggest roles and adventures have been given to men. Not in this play—a fictional recontextualization of real-life events. In Three Winters, a troupe of seven millennial actresses play WWII soldiers captured in the Stalag Luft III POW camp. Those men not only infamously hatched escape plans—immortalized by 1963 film, The Great Escape, they performed plays sent by the Red Cross, which required the men to play both male and female parts. When these historical events are acted by modern young women, not out of circumstantial necessity, but by choice, Three Winters asks audiences to question their assumptions about who we allow to play what parts and why.

Empire of the Son

Thu, Nov 8 - Sat, Nov 17

6500 Gilbert Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 1A2, Canada map

Acclaimed Drama

By Tetsuro Shigematsu
Directed by Richard Wolfe
Produced by Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre

Separated by ageneration, connected by blood

In this acclaimed autobiographical one-man show,Tetsuro Shigematsu (former host of CBC Radio’s The Roundup) tells the dynamictale of an emotionally distant father, Akira, whose legacy is felt beyond hislifetime. Empire of the Son sold out its entire 2015 world premiere run and wasnamed the ‘Best Theatre Show of 2015’ by the Vancouver Sun. It was also soldout during the 2016 remount prior to opening.

Pride and Prejudice

Fri, Nov 9 - Sat, Nov 17

2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 3M2, Canada map

Jane Austen’s
Pride and Prejudice
Adapted by Tom Wood

November 9 & 10, 13 – 17, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
Matinees: November 10 & 17 @ 2:00 PM

With her daughters reaching marriageable age and the family finances running dangerously thin, Mrs. Bennet endeavours to find the perfect match for each of her girls. But her plans are stymied when Elizabeth, upon hearing not-so-kind comments from the surly and morose Mr. Darcy, develops a hostility towards the man. Can the two overcome their personal pride and the prejudice they feel towards each other and discover true love? This lavish production is a faithful adaptation of the Austen favourite filled with comedy, wit and charm.

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Tue, Nov 13 - Sun, Nov 18

Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6, Canada map

BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical tells the Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
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22nd Edition of the Eastside Culture Crawl

Thu, Nov 15 - Sun, Nov 18

Eastside Vancouver map

The 22nd annualEastside Culture Crawl – Vancouver’s beloved four-day celebration of visualarts, design, and crafts – runs November 15 – 18, 2018
in 500 + artists studios, homes, and garages throughout Vancouver’s Eastside.Boasting its largest line-up of artists, venues, and events to date, the“Crawl” will welcome more than 35,000 visitors to intimately experience thisvibrant and inspiring neighbourhood – the most densely populated community ofartists across Canada. Added to this year’s line-up is a series of workshopsand demonstrations in pottery, live chainsaw carving, natural textile dyeing,and glassblowing to deepen patrons understanding of the unique art-makingprocess. The Eastside Culture Crawl runs November 15 & 16 from 5pm-10pm andNovember 18 & 19 from 11am-6pm.

For more info, visit: culturecrawl.ca

BC Music Managers Mental Health Workshops

Thu, Nov 15 - Fri, Nov 16

Brosgall Legal - Lawyer, Notary Public & Commissioner of Oaths, 938 Howe St #716, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1N9, Canada map

Music BC, inpartnership with Unison Benevolent Fund, is pleased to be hosting two mentalhealth workshops for managers! The two Managers’ Workshops, Promoting MentalHealth in Music will be led by Australian psychologist Dr. Chris Stevens onThursday November 15th & Friday November 16th at Music BC. These intimateworkshops will focus on addressing the mental health issues within the musicindustry including how to: understand mental health as a continuum (fromvibrancy to illness); promote good health for self and others; problem solverelevant psychosocial issues at work to provide a heath-enhancing environment.Please visit the website to apply for the workshop.

A Fall Gala: A Night of Art & Inspiration

Fri, Nov 16

Aria Banquet Hall, 12350 Pattullo Pl, Surrey, BC V3V 8C3, Canada map

Moving Forward Family Services Society is a no barrier counselling and support service open to anyone in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Moving Forward is proud to host its 3rd annual fundraising gala at Aria Banquet Hall on Fri Nov 16. This fundraiser is for the community to learn more about the organization and the work they’re doing to combat mental health; as well to learn how to support those around us coping with mental health issues. The evening will feature performances and art displays by local artists with lived experiences of mental health, substance use or other health issues, as well as a special performance by stand-up comedian, David Granirer from Stand Up For Mental Health Comedy Society.

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West Coast Christmas Show & Artisan Marketplace

Fri, Nov 16 - Sun, Nov 18

1190 Cornell St, Abbotsford, BC V2T 6H5, Canada map

The 11th Annual WestCoast Christmas Show & Artisan Marketplace is a 3 day Christmas festivalheld November 16-18th, 2018 at Tradex (Trade & Exhibition Centre) inAbbotsford. This event showcases a wide range of handmade and commercial goodsfor all your holiday shopping needs. The Show is open Nov 16 – 2 PM to 9 PM,Nov 17 – 10 AM to 6 PM, Nov 18 – 10 AM to 5 PM.
Last year the show was attended by over 19000 visitors! Featuring over 200exhibits this show is the perfect place to find something for everyone on yourChristmas list. We’re talking one-of-a-kind Christmas ornaments, uniquejewellery and lots for the guys on your list, from Splendid Bastard BeardGrooming products, to Wayward Distillation Unruly Vodka. You’ll also find freshgreenery, mini Christmas trees, pottery, gadgets, board games and so much more.
There are great prizes to be won in the Ugly Christmas Sweater contest,activities for the kids in Santa’s workshop, including meeting Santa & Mrs.Clause! The Festival of Trees is one of the highlights of this unique andhighly popular holiday show. Participating charities decorate a Christmas treeand visitors vote on their favourite. The winning charity receives a cash prizefor their cause.
Don’t miss this fun filled event, to get you in the Christmas spirit!

Panel: Promoting Mental Health in the Music Industry

Sat, Nov 17

The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2K8, Canada map

Music BC inpartnership with Unison Benevolent Fund is pleased to present a paneldiscussion on promoting mental health in the music industry. Join moderatorTerry McBride CEO of Nettwerk, world-renowned psychologist Dr. Chris Stevensfrom Australia, recording artists’ & mental health advocate CatherineMacLellan, and Catherine Runnals, President & Partner, BRANDLIVE, as theyexplore what it takes to maintain good mental health in such a dynamicindustry. Dr. Stevens has over 25 years’ experience developing organizationalcapabilities for what he calls the “virtuous circle” of sustained innovation,high performance and psychological well-being.

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