60 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, December 2

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      Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 60 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, December 2.



      Brisbane-based pop singer Wafia performs tunes from latest release VIII at the WISE Hall.

      Trumpeter Jens Lindemann and friends perform at an All Star Brass show at West Van's Kay Meek Arts Centre.

      Toronto-based alt-rock band Birds of Bellwood play the Railway Stage and Beer Café, with guests Daysormay from Vernon.

      Christmas Jazz Concert at the Sanctuary at Brentwood features local artists Miles Black, Glenda Rae, and Brett Wade.

      Americana singer-songwriter John Craigie plays the Imperial, with guest Ben Morrison.

      The Mighty Fraser Big Band plays a Christmas special with guest soloists Steve Maddock and Amanda Wood at Surrey's Northwood United Church.



      St. Paul's Foundation

      The annual Lights of Hope charity Christmas-lights display on St. Paul's Hospital features more than 100,000 lightbulbs and supports the St. Paul’s Foundation.



      The annual VanDusen Festival of Lights is a winter wonderland featuring approximately one-million Christmas lights.



      The two-day Eastside Flea at Eastside Studios is a modern day flea market featuring a curated mix of vintage clothing and collectibles, locally handmade goods, and artisan eats.

      The Retro Design & Antiques Fair at the Croatian Cultural Centre features 185 tables of antiques and other collectible goods.

      The Cannery Farmers' Market at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site features unique artisanal products grown, baked, caught, or crafted locally.



      The Science of Chocolate is a workshop at L'Atelier Vancouver Coworking hosted by professional chocolatier Geoseph Domenichiello.

      Festive Shortbread Workshop at Eternal Abundance features vegan, organic, and gluten- free baking.



      The Worrier to Warrior workshop led by Lisa Dumas at Semperviva Lifestyle Store offers a vast toolbox of techniques to calm the mind.



      Cindy Yu

      Experience the old-fashioned magic of Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum's Heritage Christmas.



      Instant Theatre presents a battle between two groups of Vancouver improvisers at Havana Theatre.

      Jokes N Tokes features marijuana comedy at Cannabis Culture Lounge, one of Vancouver's only 420-friendly lounges.



      Lucy Lau

      Curious Imaginings--an immersive sculpture exhibition featuring the hyper-realist, fantastical creatures of Australian artist Patricia Piccinini--continues at Strathcona’s historic Patricia Hotel.

      The two-day Etsy Vancouver Market at UBC's Wesbrook Village features live music and DIY make-and-take crafts.

      Douglas Coupland’s radical art installation at the Vancouver Aquarium, Vortex, takes an imaginative journey to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, immersing viewers in the ocean-plastic pollution crisis.

      TOQUE, the Western Front’s three-day fundraiser and craft fair, showcases the work of 30 Vancouver-based artists and designers.

      The two-day Deck the Hall Fair at Heritage Hall features handcrafted works by 50 local artisans.



      Royal City Youth Ballet presents a cast of 70-plus young dancers in The Nutcracker at Maple Ridge's ACT Arts Centre.



      Christmas concert at the Chan Centre fpr the Performing Arts features four choirs and a full orchestra.

      Vetta Downtown at Pyatt Hall features piano quartets by Mahler, Mozart, and Dvořák.

      The Chalice Choir performs seasonal music at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver's Dark Night, Luminous Night.

      Capilano University Choirs present a Baroque program at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts.



      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents the fairy-tale musical, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.

      Performance at the York Theatre of East Van Panto: Wizard of Oz, in which Dorothy and Toto are flung to the magical Land of Oz, aka Nanaimo and Hastings.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents a performance at Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre of Blind Date, Rebecca Northan's fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants fusion of clown, improv, theatre, and social experiment.

      Pi Theatre presents the Canadian premiere at the Orpheum Annex of American playwright Taylor Mac’s work, Hir.

      Seven Tyrants Theatre presents John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Doubt: A Parable, at Tyrant Studios.

      Final performance at Studio 1398 of Soul Samuraia samurai revenge epic set in a post-apocalyptic Manhattan.

      Final performance at Jericho Arts Centre of Aeschylus’ tragedy from 463 BC, The Suppliant Women, which looks to find meaning in forced migration.

      Carousel Theatre for Young People presents A Charlie Brown Christmas and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown at the Waterfront Theatre.

      Performance at North Vancouver's Theatre at Hendry Hall of the seasonal pantomime Treasure Island.



      Hunkpapa Lakota (Sioux) artist Dana Claxton addresses the oppressive legacies of colonialism through photography, film, video and performance in Dana Claxton: Fringing the Cube at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

      The Vancouver Art Gallery presents the Canadian premiere of Guo Pei: Couture Beyond, the first-ever fashion exhibition in the Gallery’s history, which traces the evolution of China’s foremost couturière over 10 years.

      Batia Suter: Parallel Encyclopedia Extended at Polygon Gallery is an installation of photographic reproductions that highlight the proliferation of digital images.

      Polit-Sheer-Form Office at Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite is the first Canadian exhibition by the Chinese contemporary art collective.

      Body Language: Reawakening Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest at the Bill Reid Gallery sees guest curator Dion Kaszas of the Nlaka’pamux First Nation trace the deep-rooted traditions of Indigenous tattooing, piercing and personal adornment.

      Discover the Vancouver Art Gallery’s permanent collection through an exhibition of nearly 90 paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures in A Curator’s View: Ian Thom Selects.

      Looking at Persepolis: The Camera in Iran 1850-1930 at Polygon Gallery features contemporary video and photographic works by Hannah Rickards and Batia Suter.

      The Vancouver Art Gallery presents The Metamorphosis, an exhibition drawn from its collection that examines transformation and change.

      Interface: The Woven Artwork of Jaad Kuujus at Bill Reid Gallery explores the intricate textile works and cedar weavings of the Kakwaka’wakw and Haida artist.



      Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives at the Museum of Vancouver delves into the life stories of local animals and plants—how they relate to each other and how they connect people to nature in the city.

      Marking the Infinite at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC features nine leading Aboriginal women who are revered matriarchs and celebrated artists from remote regions of Australia.

      Haida Now: A Visual Feast of Innovation and Tradition at the Museum of Vancouver is guest-curated by Kwiaahwah Jones and features more than 450 works by carvers, weavers, photographers and print makers, collected as early as the 1890s.

      Richmond's Lipont Place hosts Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, which focuses on the legendary RMS Titanic's compelling human stories through more than 120 authentic artifacts and extensive room re-creations.

      In a Different Light: Reflecting on Northwest Coast Art at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC features more than 110 historical indigenous artworks and explores what we can learn from these works and how they relate to indigenous peoples’ relationships to their lands.

      In/Flux: Art of Korean Diaspora at the Museum of Vancouver features selected works of Jin-me Yoon, Junghong Kim, and Jin Hwa Kim, artists originally from the Republic of Korea now based in the Vancouver area.



      Science World features hundreds of interactive exhibits in five permanent galleries, live science demonstrations and workshops, and giant movies in the Omnimax Theatre.\

      Parq Vancouver is a 24-hour casino with 600 slot machines and 75 table games, eight restaurants and lounges, and the sixth-floor outdoor Parq.

      At the Bloedel Conservatory you can take in more than 200 free-flying exotic birds and 500 exotic plants and flowers.

      The Vancouver Aquarium features almost 800 animal species in galleries ranging from Canada's Arctic to the Amazon rainforest.

      The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is an authentic representation of an age-old garden tradition that reached its peak in the Ming Dynasty.



      Screening at the Rio Theatre of Luca Guadagnino's new remake of Dario Argento's horror classic Suspiria.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Chloe Zhao's The Rider, a love story about a boy and his horse, introduced by Nettie Wild.

      Screenings at the Cinematheque of Latvia's The Pagan King and Poland's Breaking the Limits as part of the 21st European Union Film Festival.

      Screenings at Vancity Theatre of The Wild Pear TreeTurkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan's meditation on the artistic life.


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