Arts Choices

Attention all procrastinators: it’s not called the Last Chance Craft Fair for nothing.
Three reasons you can’t miss musica intima’s moving holiday concert.
Making Spirits Bright promises a joy-packed holiday concert by the 90-voice, nondenominational choir with guest artist Daniel Lapp.
Think holiday tunes with extra swing: Van Django Bells is bringing back its eclectic variety show of gypsy-jazz-flavoured sing-alongs, pop tunes, some classical touches, and jazz standards.
Tracey Power’s Chelsea Hotel—The Songs of Leonard Cohen returns to the Firehall Arts Centre.
Three no-name Toronto standup comics decided to set out across Canada on a 50-show trek.
Vancouver Chamber Choir pulls out all the stops for its rousing, fast-moving version at the Orpheum Theatre.
There is much, much more, with cocktails and a “winter barbecue” on opening night.
The show offers up a different sort of family story for the holiday time.
Amid the repertoire is a newly commissioned work written by former Vancouver Bach Children’s Chorus and Youth Choirs conductor Kathleen Allan.