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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.
Chor Leoni Men’s Choir presents All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 at the Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton Street) from December 19 to 21. Performances start at 8 p.m. on all three nights, plus matinee shows at 3 p.m. on December 20 and 21.
Chor Leoni marks the 100th anniversary of All is Calm, a fully staged a cappella musical written and directed by Peter Rothstein, with musical arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach.
The musical recalls the remarkable and spontaneous World War I truce when allied and German soldiers laid down their arms to celebrate the holiday together.
Portland’s Wonderheads presents Loon at the Cultch (1895 Venables Street) from November 18 to 23.
Loon tells the peculiar love story between a man and the moon. The team behind Grim & Fischer returns with a love story that whisks a man to the moon and back! In their signature full-face mask style, the Wonderheads step into the life of a terribly lonely man to ask the question: can a man truly love the moon?
Tickets to Loon can be purchased online in advance.
The 11th annual PuSh International Performing Arts Festival takes place January 20 to February 8, 2015 at various venues across Vancouver.
The festival presents groundbreaking work in theatre, dance, music, and various forms of multimedia and hybrid performance. This year’s festival includes works by artists from across Canada, as well as Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, and the U.S.
Touchstone Theatre opens its 2014-15 season with Late Company, a play about bullying and teen suicide by Jordan Tannahill. Late Company will be presented at the Vancity Culture Lab at the Cultch (1895 Venables Street) from November 20 to 30.
Late Company is loosely based on a true story about a Tory politician who killed himself after being extensively bullied. The paly imagines what a restorative justice dinner held a year later might have looked like between the parents of a dead gay son, his chief tormentor, and that boy’s parents.
The Gloaming plays UBC’s Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (6265 Crescent Road) on Saturday (November 15) at 8 p.m.
The Gloaming is a group of five musicians known for navigating between contemporary and traditional Irish music. The group features singer Iarla Ó Lionaird, fiddlers Martin Hayes and Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh, guitarist Dennis Cahill, and pianist Thomas Bartlett.
Tickets can be purchased online in advance.