All Arts Events

Dec 19 Fri
Christmas Queen
To Dec 21, Wed-Sat, 7:30 pm
The Improv Centre
1502 Duranleau, Granville Island, Vancouver
The Vancouver TheatreSports League presents an improvised story about a villain who is out to ruin Christmas for the townsfolk.
Dec 19 Fri
Cinderella: An East Van Panto
To Dec 28, 7 pm
York Theatre
639 Commercial, Vancouver
Theatre Replacement’s An East Van Panto is back! The top team of Amiel Gladstone, Veda Hille, and Charles Demers return to the York with a way beyond Disney retelling of sweet little Cinderella. Have you ever read the original version? It’s messed up! Bring the family back to the York for some upside-down holiday cheer and watch as we dress up some of Vancouver’s favourite performers in fairy tale finery and set them loose on this fantastic East Vancouver tradition. 2pm matinees Sat & Sun, Christmas Eve, Dec 26-28.
Dec 19 Fri
Claiming Space
To Jan 4, 2015
Museum of Anthropology
6393 NW Marine Dr., UBC, Vancouver
through the work of over 20 young First Nations artists, the exhibition explores what it means to be an urban aboriginal youth
Dec 19 Fri
Coalescence: A Body of Memories
To Dec 21
Gallery Gachet
88 E. Cordova, Vancouver
Coalescence: A Body of Memories unites the work of Kelly Gough and Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo, whose work centres on post-war narratives, addressing issues of collective and personal memory, violence and the impacts of trauma. Approaching these ideas from their unique perspectives and through the use of different mediums, these artists bring together a striking body of work including sculptural installations and detailed multi-media drawings.
Dec 19 Fri
Crazy For You: The New Gershwin Musical
To Dec 31, 8 pm
Gateway Theatre
6500 Gilbert Rd., Richmond, Richmond
A toe tapping good time. Who could ask for anything more? 1930s New York swings to life in this high-octane, tap dancing musical! Bachelor Bobby Child begrudgingly works at the family bank while he plugs away at his theatre career, but after he’s forced to foreclose on a property in the middle of nowhere, Bobby finds that his love of theatre and the love of his life are waiting for him in the most unlikely of places. In order to get both, he’ll have to pull a few tricks (and fake moustaches) from his theatrical back pocket! Between the hijinx and hilarity, you’ll be humming along to famous songs like I Got Rhythm and Nice Work if You Can Get It. Tony Award for Best Musical (1992) Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Broadway Musical (1992) Drama Desk Award for Best Musical (1992)
Dec 19 Fri
Don Pasquale
Dec 19, 7:30 pm
Kay Meek Centre
1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver
For one night only at Kay Meek Centre in West Vancouver, New York City–based opera company, Venture Opera brings their unique version of Don Pasquale to the stage.
Dec 19 Fri
Dwellings: From Seabeds to Cityscapes, an Exhibition of Young People’s Art
To Mar 28, 2015
808 Richards, Vancouver
Dwellings: From Seabeds to Cityscapes is an exhibition of young people’s art that explores how where we live—and how we inhabit that space—shapes our experiences, our culture, and even who we are. Dwellings invites you to explore the many ways in which students across BC have reflected on their immediate surroundings and examined the concept of dwelling—in both human and natural worlds. Investigate how creatures in different habitats interact with the spaces they inhabit, envision the human body as a dwelling space, imagine habitations for people in the future, and delve into many other creative contemplations on where we dwell. The ArtStarts Gallery is the first in Canada devoted exclusively to young people's art. Since the gallery opened in 2006, exhibitions have celebrated the exciting artwork that emerges when students, educators and professional artists work together to deepen learning, creativity and community connections. The ArtStarts Gallery is located at 808 Richards Street (at Robson) in downtown Vancouver. The Gallery is open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. For more information, visit
Dec 19 Fri
Dylan Thomas: A Return Journey
To Dec 21
The Cultch
1895 Venables, Vancouver
Richard Jordan Productions presents director Anthony Hopkins's portrait of the famous Welsh poet. Starring Bob Kingdom.
Dec 19 Fri
Emily Carr and Landon Mackenzie: Woodchopper and the Monkey
To Apr 6, 2015
Vancouver Art Gallery
Engaging in a dialogue with the work of eminent British Columbia artist Emily Carr, Vancouver-based painter Landon Mackenzie presents three thematically arranged galleries with more than 50 artworks that collectively span over 100 years of landscape painting by these two artists. Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Grant Arnold, Audain Curator of British Columbia Art
Dec 19 Fri
Every River Tells a Story
To Dec 20
Surrey Museum
17710 56A Ave., Surrey, Surrey
people from past and present reflect on how Surrey’s rivers have shaped our identity