Biennale CURIOUS 2018-2020 IMAGININGS is excited Vancouver to present exhibition the groundbreaking Curious Imaginings. immersive For sculpture the first time Piccinini ever, is renowned taking her Australian hyperrealist, artist fantastical Patricia creatures outside the museum. The intimate setting of a wing of 18 rooms in Strathcona’s historic Patricia Hotel will be transformed for the Curious Imaginings exhibition. To Dec 15, Patricia Hotel. Tix $16-40. DOUGLAS COUPLAND’S VORTEX Douglas Coupland’s radical art installation takes an imaginative journey to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, immersing viewers in the ocean-plastic pollution crisis. To April 30, 2019, Vancouver Aquarium. $22/39. TITANIC: THE ARTIFACT EXHIBITION Exhibition focuses on the legendary RMS Titanic’s compelling human stories through more than 120 authentic artifacts and extensive room re-creations. To Jan 11, 2019, Lipont Place.
THE COMEDY MIX 1015 Burrard, Century Plaza Hotel & Spa, 604-684-5050, www. thecomedymix.com/. Comedy club with pro-am night Tue at 8:30 pm, showcase Wed at 8:30 pm, and featured headliners Thu at 8:30 pm and Fri-sat at 8 and 10:30 pm. Cover $8 Tue, $10 Wed, $15 Thu, $18 Fri, $20 Sat.
ACHRIS LOCKE Nov 22-24 AGINA BRILLON Nov 29-Dec 1. YUK YUK'S COMEDY CLUB 2837 Cambie, 604-696-9857, www.yukyuks.com/vancouver/. Comedy club with Top Talent Tue at 8 pm, amateur night Wed at 8 pm, and professional headliners Thu-fri at 8 pm and Sat at 7 and 9:30 pm. Cover Tue $10, Wed $7, Thu $10, and Fri-sat $20. THE MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY AT UBC AIN A DIFFERENT LIGHT: REFLECTING ON NORTHWEST COAST ART to spring 2019 AMARKING THE INFINITE: CONTEMPORARY WOMEN ARTISTS FROM ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIA to Mar 31 BILL REID GALLERY OF NORTHWEST COAST ART ABODY LANGUAGE: REAWAKENING CULTURAL TATTOOING OF THE NORTHWEST to Jan 13 AINTERFACE: THE WOVEN ARTWORK OF JAAD KUUJUS to Jan 9 MUSEUM OF VANCOUVER AWILD THINGS: THE POWER OF NATURE IN OUR LIVES to Sep 30 AHAIDA NOW: A VISUAL FEAST OF INNOVATION AND TRADITION to Dec 1, 2019 AIN/FLUX: ART OF KOREAN DIASPORA to Jan 6 VANCOUVER ART GALLERY aa CURATOR'S VIEW: IAN THOM SELECTS to Mar 17 AGUO PEI: COUTURE BEYOND to Jan 20, 2019, 10 am–5 pm ADANA CLAXTON: FRINGING THE CUBE to Feb 3 ATHE METAMORPHOSIS Nov 24-March 17 VANCOUVER ART GALLERY’S OFFSITE APOLIT-SHEER-FORM OFFICE to Mar 31 THE POLYGON GALLERY ALOOKING AT PERSEPOLIS: THE CAMERA IN IRAN 18501930 to Jan 13 ABATIA SUTER: PARALLEL ENCYCLOPEDIA EXTENDED to Jan 13 SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Renowned both as a classic novel and a celebrated film, playwright Michelle Deines brings Jane Austen’s story of two sisters in challenging circumstances to fresh life on stage. Presented by The Blueshore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts. To Nov 24, Blueshore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts. Tix $22/15/10 at www.capilanou.ca/centre. MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Fresh take on Shakespeare’s comedy, directed by UBC BFA acting and MFA directing alumna Lois Anderson. To Nov 24, 7:30 pm, Frederic Wood Theatre. Tix $24.50/16.50/11.50. THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN Aeschylus’s tragedy from 463 B.C., which looks to find meaning in forced migration. To Dec 2, 8 am, Jericho Arts Centre. Tix $22-28. THE ENEMY Political drama adapted and directed by Firehall Arts Centre artistic producer Donna Spencer. To Dec 1, Firehall Arts Centre. Tix from $20.
PINOCCHIO The Karen Flamenco Dance Company performs its latest production. To Dec 8, 5-6 pm, The Improv Centre. Tix $10/$15. PUBLIC AND PRIVATE Dumb Instrument Dance presents the premiere of Vancouver dance artist Ziyian Kwan’s newest creation. To Nov 24, Left of Main. Tix $25.
CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE Finely handcrafted ornaments and decorations by artisans in our community. To Dec 22, Place des Arts. WINTER TREASURES ARTISAN MARKET Boutique-style show featuring locally handcrafted gifts, art, décor, and fine crafts. To Dec 23, Port Moody Arts Centre. Free. RING OF FIRE, THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH First Impressions Theatre presents a celebration of the life and music of Johnny Cash. To Dec 1, Deep Cove Shaw Theatre. Tix $25/$23. MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY The Arts Club Theatre Company presents Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon's holiday confection filled with classic Jane Austen charm. To Dec 30, Granville Island Stage. Tix from $29. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21 CHOTTO DESH Vancouver premiere of Akram Khan Company’s solo work. Nov 21-24, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. Tix from $35. ART IN THE CITY: ICONS OR EYESORES? Free public forum on the value of public art. Nov 21, 6:30-8 pm, Douglas College. Free. THE COMING WOMAN: FEMINISM FROM 1868 A reading of feminist absurd comedy from 1868. Nov 21, 7-8:30 pm, The Heritage Grill. Pay what you want.
UBC CONCERT WINDS Works by Delle
Cese, Grainger, Meechan, and Holst. Nov 21, 7:30-9:30 pm, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Tix $8.
ALBIREO World premiere of a new musical by UBC creative-writing alumna Annahis Basmadjian. Nov 21-24, 7:30-9:30 pm, Redgate Revue Stage. Tix $21.69. IMPROV AGAINST HUMANITY The Fictionals celebrate eight years of comedy. Nov 21, 8-10 pm, Rio Theatre. Tix $12.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22
SOUL SAMURAI Samurai revenge epic set in a postapocalyptic Manhattan. Nov 22–Dec 2, Studio 1398. Tix $27.
HIR Pi Theatre presents the Canadian premiere of American playwright Taylor Mac’s work. Nov 22–Dec 8, Orpheum Annex. Tix from $26. BLIND DATE Rebecca Northan's fly-by-theseat-of-your-pants fusion of clown, improv, theatre, and social experiment. Nov 22–Dec 30, Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre. Tix from $29. DISCOVER DANCE! DANCERS OF DAMELAHAMID Indigenous company from the Northwest Coast of B.C. performs masked dance. Nov 22, 12-1 pm, Scotiabank Dance Centre. Tix $15/13. WRITERS SHOWCASE Authors Yvonne Adalian, Miriam Clavir, John Donlan, Ruth Kozak, and Nisha Paul share their work. Nov 22, 6:30 pm, Vancouver Public Library Central Branch. Free. SISTERS OF THE ICE The intertwined histories of the St. Roch and Canada's Arctic tall ship, North Star of Herschel Island. Nov 22, 7:30-9 pm, Vancouver Maritime Museum. Tix $11. MILLENNIAL LINE Featuring poets Samantha Nock and Selina Boan and standup comedians Ava Julien, Maddy Kelly, Cassidy Anhorn, and Katie-ellen Humphries. Nov 22, 8 pm, Red Gate Arts Society. Tix $7-10. QUEER AS JOKES SHOWCASE Comedy night hosted by Steve Sidi. Nov 22, 8 pm, Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club. Tix $10.
JOKES PLEASE! Standup comedy show hosted by Ross Dauk. Nov 22, 9-10:40 pm, Little Mountain Gallery. Tix $7.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23
EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY'S LEGENDARY STUDENT ART SALE Work of emerging designers and artists. Nov 23-25, 12-5 pm, Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Free. WINTER ARTISAN MARKET Handmade jewellery, textiles, and woodcraft by B.C. artisans. Nov 23-24, 4 pm, Leigh Square Community Arts Village's Gathering Place. MAKER MARKET 2.0 Night market for small batch and handmade goods. Nov 23, 5 pm, The Ellis Building. COLLECTIONS TOUR Explore model totem poles with Pacific Northwest Coast art specialist Christopher W. Smith. Nov 23, 6-8 pm, Museum of Vancouver. $100. STORYTELLING FOR THE MODERN WORLD Storytelling by Helen May, Mary Gavan, and Jennifer Martin. Nov 23, 7 pm, Canadian Centre for Peace. Tix $7. CODA 2.0—SOFTWARE FOR PEOPLE: THE UPGRADE Live computer coding meets improvised sonics and visual art performance. Nov 23, 7 pm, Performance Works. $12. BRUNCH: A COMEDY SHOW—YEAH, WE HAVE A PODCAST NOW Sketch and improvcomedy show. Nov 23, 7-9:30 pm, Little Mountain Gallery. Tix $10/$12.
DOUBT: A PARABLE Seven Tyrants Theatre presents John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prizewinning drama. Nov 23–Dec 14, 7 pm, Tyrant Studios. Tix $32. MUSIC ON THE POINT: SCENES FROM CHILDHOOD Music by Strauss, Dvořák, Bragato, and Kenneson. Nov 23, 7:30 pm, Roy Barnett Recital Hall. Tix $20/10. KABABAYANG PILIPINO: TATAK Pieces inspired by traditional Filipino folk-dance movement. Nov 23-24, 7:30 pm, Vancouver Playhouse. Tix $30.
J.J. WHITEHEAD Comedian performs two nights of standup. Nov 23-24, Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club. Tix $20. FUSE: OBJECT LESSONS The VAG'S signature evening merges visual art, music, and performance. Nov 23, 8 pm, Vancouver Art Gallery. Tix $29/$15. HOUSE NOCTURNAE—DEEPER & DARKER Eclectic dancers, burlesque stripteasers, and torch singers. Nov 23, 10:30 pm, Havana Theatre. Tix $20.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24
DISNEY—THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. The stage musical The Little Mermaid presented by the Children's Theatre of Richmond Association. Nov 24-25, Massey Theatre. Starting at $24. A CHARLIE BROWN HOLIDAY DOUBLEBILL Carousel Theatre for Young People presents "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and "You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown". Nov 24–Dec 30, Waterfront Theatre. Tix $35/$29/$18. HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR Shop items created by 50 crafters and artisans. Nov 24-25, 10 am–4 pm, West End Community Centre. Free. ELDERS WINTER BAZAAR Indigenous Christmas Craft Fair. Nov 24-25, 10 am–5 pm, Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre . By donation. SPIRIT OF THE SEASON Original artworks at accessible prices. Nov 24, 11 am–5 pm; Dec 8, 11 am–5 pm, Van Dop Gallery. CAG FAMILY DAY | FOUND WORD POETRY CAG invites all ages to drop in for short exhibition tours and free art-making activities that respond to its current exhibitions. Nov 24, 12-3 pm, Contemporary Art Gallery. Free.
THE DRIFT & ART JAM Art show will host over 40 local artists and have open studios with dance and music performances. Nov 24, 2-10 pm, Renegade Broadway. $12/36 80'S REDUX Author-photographer Mike Hipple talk and book signing. Nov 24, 2:304:30 pm, The Beatmerchant Record Store. Free. COASTAL CITY BALLET'S FALL FOR BALLET Program includes Three Preludes by Ben Stevenson and Night Sweats by Thys Armstrong. Nov 24, 7 pm, Chief Sepass Theatre. Tix $30/$25. CHEZ NOUS: CHRISTMAS WITH ELEKTRA Christmas concert featuring the Elektra Women's Choir, tenor Ben Heppner, pianist Stephen Smith, and the VYC Kids. Nov 24, 7:30 pm, Shaughnessy Heights United Church. Tix $15-$35. UNFINISHED: TWU'S CONCERT BAND AND ORCHESTRA An evening of pieces that are "unfinished" in one way or another. Nov 24, 7:30-10 pm, Peace Lutheran Church. Tix $10. LAVANYA ANANTH Bharata natyam performance by dancer from India. Nov 24, 8 pm, Roundhouse Community Centre. Tix $25/22. BECOMING BURLESQUE CLASS 35 GRADUATION RECITAL Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society presents Vancouver's newest burlesque performers. Nov 24, 8-11:30 pm, WISE Hall. Tix $20-26.
THE COMIC STRIP David Thomas Newham and Dave Harris host standup comedy by Ari Matti, Colin Sharp, Darcy Boon Collins, and headliner Simon King. Nov 24, 9 pm, Tyrant Studios. Tix $18.
THE LIST Comedians perform standup and improv in list form. Nov 24, 10:30 pm, Little Mountain Gallery. Tix $10.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25
duets, stories BURNABY and and trios LYRIC carols. interspersed OPERA Nov 25, 3 Operatic pm, with Shadbolt Christmas arias, Centre Christmas CHEZ NOUS: for the concert CHRISTMAS Arts. featuring Tix $15. WITH the Elektra ELEKTRA choir, Smith, tenor and the Ben VYC Heppner, Kids. Nov pianist 25, 3 Stephen pm, Good Violinist VCMS: Shepherd CHARLES Yang Church. performs Tix YANG $15-$35. with & PETER pianist DUGAN Dugan. Nov Church. 25, 3-5 Tix $25-$35. pm, West Vancouver United KITS music CLASSICS by Mozart + WORLDS and Rebecca BEYOND Clarke. Chamber Nov 25, 4 pm, St. James Hall. Free. CUADRO! FLAMENCO DANCE SHOWCASE Mozaico dancers dance Cuadro Flamenco. Nov 25, 7:30-10 pm, Norman Rothstein Theatre. Tix $12-25. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26 12 MINUTES MAX STUDIO SHOWING New works in progress by Megan Hunter, Alexa Mardon, Katherine Vincent, and Britta Wirthmüller. Nov 26, 6 pm, Scotiabank Dance Centre. Free. WITCHES, WITCH-HUNTING, AND WOMEN The Spartacus Book Club discusses the book by Silvia Federici. Nov 26, 7-8:30 pm, Spartacus Books. NASTY WOMEN COMEDY: FORBIDDEN Female-fierce comedy/improv show. Nov 26, 7:30-10 pm, Biltmore Cabaret. Tix $10/$14. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27 THIS DUET THAT WE'VE ALREADY DONE (SO MANY TIMES) Frédérick Gravel and Brianna Lombardo create a tableau in which movement portrays the poetry of everyday life. Nov 27–Dec 1, 8 pm, Cultch’s Historic Theatre. Tix $24-$51. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28 EAST VAN PANTO: WIZARD OF OZ When a pipeline bursts, Dorothy and Toto are flung to the magical Land of Oz, aka Nanaimo and Hastings. Nov 28–Jan 6, 2019, 7 pm, York Theatre. Tix $10-$69. YUNDI "TOUCH OF CHOPIN" 2018 WORLD TOUR Pianist performs with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra. Nov 28, 7:30 pm, Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Tix $49-$249. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29 VETTA PRESENTS Piano quartets by Mahler, Mozart, and Dvořák. Nov 29, 2 pm; Nov 30, 7:30 pm, West Point Grey United Church. Tix $20-25. MUSEUM WITHOUT A HOME Join Oxfam Canada for an evening of art, food, and music. Nov 29, 6:30-9 pm, Museum of Vancouver. Free. ED THE SOCK'S "WAR ON STUPID" TOUR Comedy show featuring an angry sock that talks. Nov 29, 9 pm, Biltmore Cabaret. Tix $20-$45.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15
25TH ANNIVERSARY WINTER HARP Winter Harp is one of the most hauntingly beautiful Christmas concerts you will ever attend. Harps, medieval instruments, flute, violin/fiddle, singers, and percussion combine to perform festive carols and stories to warm your heart and wrap you snugly in the Christmas spirit. The concert also features beautiful costumes and rare medieval instruments. Dec 15, 7:30 pm, St. Andrew's–wesley United Church. Tix $25-40 (plus service charges) at Tickets Tonight.ca,