Theatre Replacement presents Cinderella: An East Van Panto at the York Theatre (639 Commercial Drive) from December 3 to 28.

Amiel Gladstone, Veda Hille, and Charles Demers return for this retelling of the classic fairy tale. This family-friendly show features upside-down holiday cheer.

Tickets to Cinderella: An East Van Panto start at $19 and can be purchased online or by calling the Cultch’s box office at 604-251-1363.

Things near and far premiers at the Firehall Arts Centre (280 East Cordova Street) on December 3 and continues until December 6.

Two choreographers, Tedd Robsinson from Ottawa and Josh Martin from Vancouver, create two new works for Anne Cooper, Ziyian Kwan, and Ron Stewart. This bold and unusual meeting spans three generations of creative experimentation.

Things near and far features original music by electroacoustic Quebec composer Charles Quevillon and Vancouver’s Stefan Smulovitz, with lighting design by James Proudfoot.

Tickets to things near and far are $22 to $32 and can be purchased online in advance.

I love this painting I found over the weekend. It looks an elephant holding a heart spelling the word pile inside a duck’s head.

It’s almost as good as clouds.

After four amazing days, the Eastside Culture Crawl, which ran from November 20 to 23 this year, has ended. Here are a few photos from attendees, which saw over 400 artists open their studios to the public.

Find more photos from the weekend here: Images from the Eastside Culture Crawl.

The Eastside Culture Crawl benefitted from a clear day Saturday (November 22); the open studios continue till 6 p.m. today, and finish up their last day tomorrow, Sunday (November 23) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Here are some images we've collected from the event.

Meanwhile, find a map and more in our Georgia Straight guide to the Crawl, here.

Are you headed out to the Eastside Culture Crawl but a little cartographically challenged? Find a complete map of this year's participating studios above!

Be sure to check out our guide to this year's crawl here.

And tell us about your favourite artist at the Eastside Culture Crawl for your chance to win a Georgia Straight prize pack.

Happy wandering!

Joy of Jazz is a three-concert series taking place at St. James Hall (3214 West 10th Avenue). The first concert, titled Heart & Soul, takes place November 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Heart & Soul features Vancouver duo Jillian Lebeck and Adam Thomas sharing a double bill with vocalist Karin Plato. The first set will include vocal duets with Lebeck and Thomas. In the second set, Plato will be joined by Lebeck and Thomas in her band, with clarinetist James Danderfer as special guest.

While some folks might find it too early to partake in Christmas festivities before December, Vancouver will be getting a double-dose of holiday cheer this weekend. Both the Vancouver Christmas Market and CandyTown Festival take place downtown on Saturday (November 22).

The Vancouver Christmas Market kicks off a month-long run at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza (650 Hamilton Street) starting Saturday at 11 a.m. The outdoor event, now in its fifth year, is modeled after a classic German Christmas market. Revellers can check out handmade gifts, such as wooden toys, knitted goods, pottery, and nutcrackers, while sipping on mulled wine and apple cider.

The 18th annual Eastside Culture Crawl takes place Thursday to Sunday (November 20 to 23) at various arts and culture venues bordered by Main Street, 1st Avenue, Victoria Drive, and the waterfront. Events run between 5 and 10 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The Eastside Culture Crawl showcases painters, jewelers, sculptors, potters, photographers, glassblowers, furniture designers, and more on Vancouver’s eastside. This year’s Crawl will see over 375 artists displaying and showcasing their art and art-making process in 70 buildings.

Vancouver New Music presents Rushes Ensemble in a performance of Michael Gordon’s Rushes at the Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour Street) on Saturday (November 22) at 8 p.m.

Rushes is a 60-minute piece that features the undulating harmonies of seven bassoons. Gordon shifts polyrhythmic material through timbre and dynamics while weaving melodic lines into waves of rhythmic texture.

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