Things To Do: 6 can't-miss Vancouver arts events this week, December 27 to January 2

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      Editor’s choice

      Laughing away 2017

      Bike lanes, avocado toast, and a certain orange-hued world leader—nothing and no one will be off-limits as the improv masters at Vancouver TheatreSports ring in 2018. In fact, it’s been such a bizarre year that the possibilities are endless: much as you might want to forget fidget spinners, “covfefe”, or unicorn frappuccinos, maybe the best strategy is just to laugh them out of your system before the clock ticks into 2018. The big event happens New Year’s Eve, when the funnymen and -women perform a late-late show at 11:15 p.m., complete with party favours and a complimentary glass of bubbly.

      Vancouver TheatreSports League presents The Year in Review from Tuesday to Sunday (December 26 to 31) at the Improv Centre.


      Alberta Ballet Nutcracker

      Try to find a more serene way to tippytoe into the new year.
      December 28 to 30 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre

      N. Vancouver

      The holidays are the perfect chance to check out North Van’s striking new gallery.
      To April 29 at the Polygon Gallery

      NYE 2018

      A kick-ass standup roster, with names like Charlie Demers, Graham Clark, and Dino Archie.
      December 31 at the Comedy MIX

      The Pipeline Project

      We can’t think of a more ripped-from-the-headlines theatre work right now.
      January 10 to 20 at the Firehall Arts Centre


      Your last chance to catch one of the best stage shows of the year—maybe even the decade.
      To December 31 at the Granville Island Stage