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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,

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