Events in Vancouver: Things to do Dec. 1-7 – Vancouver Sun

Here are 5 things to do in Metro Vancouver this week:
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Whether you’re looking for date-night ideas, free things to do or just something fun to do with the kids, you can’t go wrong with our list of events happening around Metro Vancouver between Dec. 1-7. Headlining this week’s picks is the return of the Snowed In Comedy Tour.

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Here are 5 things to do in Metro Vancouver this week:

When: Until Dec. 9

Where: PAL Studio Theatre, 581 Cardero St., Vancouver

Tickets: $30 at

Just in time for Christmas, a misanthropic, menacing Harold Pinter play opens. First produced in 1975, No Man’s Land gives us a late-night meeting between struggling minor poet Spooner and reclusive, alcoholic writer Hirst. Reviewing the London premiere, The Guardian’s Michael Billington wrote “the play is a masterly summation of all the themes that have long obsessed Pinter: the fallibility of memory, the coexistence in one man of brute strength and sensitivity, the ultimate unknowability of women, the notion that all human contact is a battle between who and whom.” William B. Davis directs and stars in along with The Smoking Gun Collective ensemble. The collective’s previous productions include J.B. Priestley’s An Inspector Calls and Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard.

When and where: Dec. 6 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey; Dec. 8 at Chilliwack Cultural Centre, Chilliwack; Dec. 10, Massey Theatre, New Westminster; Dec. 11, Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver


In A WONDERHEADS Christmas Carol, the visual storytelling company reimagines the holiday classic with masks, puppets, music, and theatrical invention. This show features 20 masks and puppets, including a 10-foot-tall Ghost of Christmas Present. Devised and co-directed by Kate Braidwood and Andrew Phoenix, A WONDERHEADS Christmas Carol features Braidwood as Ebenezer Scrooge and an original score composed by L.A.-based act The Singer and the Songwriter as well as holiday favourites. The Victoria-based WONDERHEADS have spent more than a decade touring the world to critical acclaim and sold-out audiences.

When: Dec. 1-11

Where: SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, W. Hastings St., Vancouver

Tickets: $45 at

Part folk tale, part concert, Old Stock is based on the true story of Jewish Romanian refugees, Chaim and Chaya, coming to Canada in 1908 after losing everything. Halifax folk musician Ben Caplan narrates this klezmer/folk music/theatre hybrid, written by Governor General’s Award-winning playwright Hannah Moscovitch. Moscovitch’s other plays include Bunny, which ran in March at Vancity Culture Lab. A special partner event, Chutzpah! Audience Appreciation with Ben & Bagels, takes place Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. Following the performance, Caplan will talk with Hope Forstenzer, director of the Sidney & Gertrude Zack Gallery.

When: Dec. 3 & 4

Where: City Centre, 2111 Main St., Vancouver

Tickets: $22 at

City Centre Artist Lodge X Ice Cream Truck Live presents this combination open studio art sale and live music festival. The studio art sale takes place from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and is free before segueing into ticketed live music from 7-11 p.m. Performers include Dakota Bear, Teon Gibbs, O.T.O. Bigtones & Curly, YB NAkota, Sekawnee, ELI 406, and DJ Rich A.

When: Dec. 1

Where: WISE Hall, 1882 Adanac St., Vancouver

Tickets: $22 at

Formerly the vocalist/guitarist for Vancouver alt-country band Real Ponchos, Ben Arsenault has struck out on his own with a self-titled debut solo album and a move toward a more traditional roots-based sound. Now based on the Sunshine Coast, Arsenault released the new album Dec. 2. Co-headliner Colyn Cameron, originally with indie-pop act Wake Owl, plays songs from his second album, Freehand, which was released in August. It follows Sad & Easy, his solo album from 2018.

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