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Monday, December 08, 2014

Upcoming: Got Craft? Holiday Edition Dec 13-14, 2014


Got Craft? Celebrates Sweet Sixteen! The holiday spirit is in the air! Vancouver's largest indie craft fair, Got Craft?, is celebrating its 16th show at the Maritime Labour Centre from December 13-14, 2014.


"The holiday show includes 25% new vendors," says Andrea Tong-Tucker, one half of the husband-wife production team. "As well, there are new free DIY workshops by Delish General Store, Small Wonder, and Spool of Thread." D.I.Y. workshops will be on making gift tags, ornaments, and sewing projects.


Rogue Florist


New to the show this year is local-minded, wildflower inspired Rogue Florist, ethically fashionable Heidi the Artist, and Make More Happy, which features beautiful, locally designed, knit clothing.


Heidi the Artist




Make More Happy


As well, there will be local food carts to enjoy!

Got Craft? showcases independent, local vendors with a wide variety of curated handmade goods ranging from jewelry, clothing, ceramics, stationary, housewares, plush toys, local artists, and more. Check out returning favourites like Mellifera Bees and Love My Local. In addition, vendors like The Beautiful Project greeting cards and Cabin + Cub jewelry are exclusive to Got Craft? this year. Got Craft? has partnered with West Elm and West Elm Market, which will hold samplings of five Got Craft? vendors at their stores on November 29th and December 6th, 2014.

The first 50 people through the door each day will receive a swag bag full of goodies from vendors and sponsors. Got Craft? is happening Saturday and Sunday December 13 and 14, 2014 between 10am-5pm at the Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street in Vancouver, B.C. Admission is $3 at the door.

Facebook: Facebook.com/GotCraft
Twitter: @LFieldsShoppe
Instagram: Instagram.com/lfieldsshoppe

For more information visit www.gotcraft.com 
 
 

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Book of Mormon Vancouver Pre-sale Dec 4th!


Broadway Across Canada is bringing the musical that won of nine Tony Awards, THE BOOK OF MORMON, to Vancouver and you have a chance to get tickets prior to the general public. Pre-sale tickets for THE BOOK OF MORMON starts tomorrow, December 4th at 10am. Use this link to access pre-sale tickets:

http://www.ticketmaster.ca/venueartist/139293/1732682?brand=bac (Password: HELLO)
(Note: that the link won't work until tomorrow 10am.)



Read the press release here:

WINNER! TONY AWARD – BEST MUSICAL 
WINNER! NEW YORK DRAMA CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD – BEST MUSICAL 
WINNER! DRAMA DESK AWARD – BEST MUSICAL 
WINNER! OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD – BEST MUSICAL 
WINNER! DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD – BEST MUSICAL 
WINNER! GRAMMY AWARD – BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM   

“THE BEST MUSICAL OF THIS CENTURY. Heaven on Broadway!  A celebration of the privilege of living inside that improbable paradise called a musical comedy.”
Ben Brantley, THE NEW YORK TIMES


Performances begin April 7 - 12, 2015 at the  
Queen Elizabeth Theatre  
Public On Sale, Monday, Dec 8th

The producers of the national tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, and Broadway Across Canada announced today that single tickets will go on sale Monday, December 8th at 10am. Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets, by visiting www.ticketmaster.ca,  or by calling toll-free 1-855-985-5000. Group orders of 15 or more may be placed by calling 1-800-889-8457.  

Performances run Tuesday through Saturday Evenings at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2pm, and Sunday evening at 7:30pm

THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the landmark animated series, “South Park.” Tony Award-winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q.  The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker.

THE BOOK OF MORMON is the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Book (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Direction (Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker), Best Featured Actress (Nikki M. James), Best Scenic Design (Scott Pask), Best Lighting Design (Brian MacDevitt), Best Sound Design (Brian Ronan) and Best Orchestrations (Larry Hochman, Stephen Oremus); the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical; five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album; four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical, and the Drama League Award for Best Musical.

THE BOOK OF MORMON features set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Brian Ronan.  Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus.  Music direction and vocal arrangements are by Stephen Oremus

The Original Broadway Cast Recording for THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, is available on Ghostlight Records.


CONTAINS EXPLICITY LANGUAGE

BROADWAY ACROSS CANADA and Broadway Across America is part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies which includes Broadway.com and is operated by John Gore (Owner & CEO).  BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring musicals and plays in North America, operating in 40 markets.  As a leading Broadway producer, BAA is dedicated to the development and production of new and diverse theatre.  Current/upcoming productions include Beautiful, Betrayal, Bullets Over Broadway, Little Miss Sunshine, Million Dollar Quartet and Pippin. Past productions include Hairspray, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Memphis, Promises, Promises, The Producers and War Horse. Broadway.com is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca and Broadway.com.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Vancouver Weekend Events (Nov 28 - 30, 2014)


Friday, November 28, 2012

102nd Grey Cup Festival
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Canada Place Way, Vancouver
The 102nd Grey Cup Festival is shaping up to be the biggest and best Grey Cup Festival Vancouver has ever hosted! This year’s Festival kicks-off on Wednesday, November 26th and runs right through the weekend to the 102nd Grey Cup Championship on Sunday, November 30th.

Black Friday Photo Expo
Friday, November 28th and Saturday, 29th from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Lansdowne Centre in Richmond, BC.
An exciting two days with all the major photographic brands in one place including Nikon, Canon, Leica, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, Pentax, Fujifilm, Manfrotto, Lowepro, and many, many more! Join us on November 28th and 29th from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM at Lansdowne Centre in Richmond, BC. And most importantly, Free Admission! Brand Representatives will be there to assist you with any questions you may have and to give demonstrations of their products.  With Seminars by Photographic Professionals and Industry Experts, Lucky Draws for some amazing prizes such as a Leica C (light gold), Fujifilm S8600, and more.

Bright Nights at Stanley Park - $11 max
November 27 – December 18 
on Pipeline Road in Stanley Park, via the West Georgia Street park entrance
During the holiday season, Stanley Park sparkles with two million twinkling lights, decorating the darkness that comes early at this time of year. Make the Bright Nights Train part of your holiday tradition. Ride the train, watch animated displays, listen to holiday classics, sip warm cocoa, and feast on fresh popcorn or roasted nuts. Enjoy the sight of young eyes dazzled by the display of lights and the excitement of the holidays. Partial proceeds from the sale of Bright Nights tickets go to the BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund. Adult $11, Matinee $6. Entrance to the plaza is by donation (you don't need to purchase train tickets to see the lights). Donations will be accepted at the front gate. Suggested $4 minimum donation.

Saturday, November 29, 2012

UBC Engineering Open House
Saturday, November 29, 2014 from 9am to 3pm.  
2332 Main Mall, UBC, Vancouver, BC
Did you know engineers do more than build bridges and design fast cars? Engineers help prevent disease, reduce poverty and create solutions to protect people and our planet.    There’ll be cool demonstrations, fascinating lab tours, informative presentations. Talk to advisors, professors and current students about all your options. Learn how engineering can make a world of difference. Bring your friends and family to explore – we suggest you plan to attend the whole day, as there are activities happening throughout the day.

Strathcona Winter Craft Fair - $2
Saturday, Nov 29, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Strathcona Community Centre - 601 Keefer Street. Vancouver BC 
2nd annual Strathcona Winter Craft Fair. All proceeds from Strathcona Winter Craft Fair go towards our affordable and accessible childcare programs, such as preschool and out of school care.

11:00am - 3:00pm (Saturdays, Nov 22, 29, Dec 6 )
Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre, 7646 Prince Albert Street, Vancouver
If you're in Vancouver for the holiday season, what's better than a Christmas craft fair, holiday market, winter artisan market, community centre craft show, holiday bake sale or a local church Xmas craft fair? You'll find beautifully decorated Xmas cookies, cupcakes, French macarons, croissants, breads, scones, toffees, chocolates, marshmallows, gluten-free, organic, vegan baked goods and much more!

Portobello West Holiday Market - $2
Saturday & Sunday, 11am - 5pm 
Creekside Community Centre, 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver B.C.
Portobello West is back at the Creekside Community Recreation Centre in Vancouver’s Olympic Village for our 8th Annual Holiday Market! Join us from 11am-5pm on November 29th & 30th for some great local holiday shopping! Swag Bags will be given out to the first 30 shoppers on both Saturday & Sunday!

Got Craft? Pop-Up at West Elm
Saturday, November 29th, 2014 AND Saturday, December 6th, 2014 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
West Elm Market (2915 Granville Street, Vancouver) and West Elm (2947 Granville Street, Vancouver)
West Elm and West Elm Market will be featuring five Got Craft? holiday vendors at their stores on Saturday, November 29th and Saturday, December 6th!  Here’s the list of participating makers:  Saturday, November 29th: District Dogs Designs, Locomotive Clothing, Make More Happy, Belevedere Gents, and Little Wren Designs.  Saturday, December 6th: Rogue Florist, LanaBetty Designs, Quirky Paper Co, Roxypop, and type b.  Each vendor will bring a selection of handmade goods including homewares, florals, knit and crochet accessories, jewelry, and paper goods. This is the perfect opportunity to say hello to some of your favourite makers and get a preview of the upcoming holiday show. See you there!

Christmas on the Drive 2014
Saturday, 1pm - 5pm
Grandview Park, Vancouver BC
FREE family fun event goes from 1pm and is hosted by the Commercial Drive Business Society. Join in the FREE festive activities: horse-drawn carriage rides, photos with Santa, musical performances, kids crafts, face pairing, local merchant retail & food carts, plus the tree lighting at 5 pm!

Collingwood Winter Carnival + Tree Lighting
Saturday, 4pm - 8pm
Safeway Parking Lot (Kingsway & Tyne), Vancouver
Free holiday treats, Santa photos, magic snow, movie, balloon artist, carolers & more! Bring food bank donation & win prizes! 

102nd Grey Cup Festival
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Canada Place Way, Vancouver
The 102nd Grey Cup Festival is shaping up to be the biggest and best Grey Cup Festival Vancouver has ever hosted! This year’s Festival kicks-off on Wednesday, November 26th and runs right through the weekend to the 102nd Grey Cup Championship on Sunday, November 30th.
Shop The Neighbourhood
On Saturday November 29, 2014 Canadians nationwide are encouraged to support their communities’ small businesses by making a local purchase and taking advantage of exclusive event day deals offered in their neighbourhood.

Bright Nights at Stanley Park - $11 max
November 27 – December 18 
on Pipeline Road in Stanley Park, via the West Georgia Street park entrance
During the holiday season, Stanley Park sparkles with two million twinkling lights, decorating the darkness that comes early at this time of year. Make the Bright Nights Train part of your holiday tradition. Ride the train, watch animated displays, listen to holiday classics, sip warm cocoa, and feast on fresh popcorn or roasted nuts. Enjoy the sight of young eyes dazzled by the display of lights and the excitement of the holidays. Partial proceeds from the sale of Bright Nights tickets go to the BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund. Adult $11, Matinee $6. Entrance to the plaza is by donation (you don't need to purchase train tickets to see the lights). Donations will be accepted at the front gate. Suggested $4 minimum donation..

Sunday, November 30, 2012

Portobello West Holiday Market - $2
Saturday & Sunday, 11am - 5pm 
Creekside Community Centre, 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver B.C.
Portobello West is back at the Creekside Community Recreation Centre in Vancouver’s Olympic Village for our 8th Annual Holiday Market! Join us from 11am-5pm on November 29th & 30th for some great local holiday shopping! Swag Bags will be given out to the first 30 shoppers on both Saturday & Sunday!

102nd Grey Cup Festival
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Canada Place Way, Vancouver
The 102nd Grey Cup Festival is shaping up to be the biggest and best Grey Cup Festival Vancouver has ever hosted! This year’s Festival kicks-off on Wednesday, November 26th and runs right through the weekend to the 102nd Grey Cup Championship on Sunday, November 30th.  

Bright Nights at Stanley Park - $11 max
November 27 – December 18 
on Pipeline Road in Stanley Park, via the West Georgia Street park entrance
During the holiday season, Stanley Park sparkles with two million twinkling lights, decorating the darkness that comes early at this time of year. Make the Bright Nights Train part of your holiday tradition. Ride the train, watch animated displays, listen to holiday classics, sip warm cocoa, and feast on fresh popcorn or roasted nuts. Enjoy the sight of young eyes dazzled by the display of lights and the excitement of the holidays. Partial proceeds from the sale of Bright Nights tickets go to the BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund. Adult $11, Matinee $6. Entrance to the plaza is by donation (you don't need to purchase train tickets to see the lights). Donations will be accepted at the front gate. Suggested $4 minimum donation.

Reoccurring

Vancouver Christmas Market - $7
November 22 to December 24 11:00am - 9:00pm
Just outside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 649 Cambie Street  Vancouver, BC
The Vancouver Christmas Market is back from November 22 to December 24, 2012 on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza! This authentic German Christmas Market creates the perfect atmosphere to mix and mingle with friends and family and take in a wide variety of cultural activities and entertainment events.  During your visits to the Christmas Market you’ll experience our mix of traditional food and beverage, as well as our selection of authentic wood carvings and toys, knitted goods, nutcrackers, pottery and other unique gifts. Stop off at our special children’s area, the Kid’s Market, to make Christmas gifts and ride downtown Vancouver’s only Christmas Carousel. For every paid admission you will receive a free Unlimited Entry Season's Pass!

Vancouver Festival of Trees
November 20, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver (791 W. Georgia St.),
upper level of Pacific Centre Mall (650 W. Georgia St.)
For the past 27 years, Festival of Trees has transformed the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel and the corridors of Pacific Centre Mall into a vision of beautifully decorated trees with the goal of raising much-needed funds for BC Children's Hospital Foundation.  The Festival continues to bring together a vast array of generous sponsors both business and individual from Vancouver in what has become a much anticipated holiday tradition and the unofficial beginning of Christmas in the Vancouver. Every year, local businesses, organizations and individuals, sponsor and decorate their trees in a wacky, creative, unique, and always beautiful fashion.

Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum
1:00pm - 5:30pm November 22 - December 12
6501 Deer Lake Avenue  Burnaby, BC
The Village is illuminated this festive season with spectacular displays of lights that are sure to put you and your family into the holiday spirit! Lights in our parking lot are a teaser of what's to see inside. Delight in the shimmering Winter Wonderland near the Love Farmhouse, an Angel-Crossing at the bridge, a Holiday Lane and be wowed by the gigantic multi-coloured Christmas tree sparkling near the carousel.



Farmers Markets:

10:00am - 2:00pm every Saturday until April 25
30th and Ontario Street in the East Parking lot and Plaza of Nat Bailey Stadium
Fresh, local, organic foods & crafts. 60+ vendors, hot food, music! Rain or Shine! 

Hastings Park Winter Market
Sundays, Oct 5 - Nov 30, 10am - 2pm
Hastings Skatepark, Vancouver, BC V5K 4A6



Monday, November 24, 2014

Daily Zen Doodles: 365 Tangle Creations for Inspiration, Relaxation and Mindfulness

Life goes so fast these days that we hardly have time to stop and relax. Daily Zen Doodles helps with that - doodling has been shown to relax the mind. This book contains prompts for you to fill in with repetitive patterns or doodles however you like; one prompt for each day of the year.


The first few pages contain prompts that are already filled in to give you inspiration with your own drawings. There is no right or wrong on how to do this. It is just an exercise to calm, clear and focus your mind. Each prompt also contains an inspirational or thoughtful quote, which you can use to incorporate in your doodles or not - your choice.

Some prompts are of actual objects,

while others are just squiggles or patterns.


Here are my first doodles. My mind seems to be a bit chaotic. Haha.

This is a nice little book that helps you bring out your creative side. Drawing takes practice and it is the same with quieting your mind; only practice makes perfect. It is a nice portable size but each page does give you enough space to draw. I love the inspiring quotes on each page. I can see myself sitting down with this book everyday with a cup of tea and let my creative juices run wild!



Disclaimer: I received a copy of the Daily Zen Doodles from Ulysses Press free of charge for review. The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own and have not been influenced in any other way.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Vancouver Weekend Events (Nov 21 - 23, 2014)



All the Christmas events are starting this week!

Friday, November 21, 2012

Vancouver Festival of Trees
November 20, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver (791 W. Georgia St.),
upper level of Pacific Centre Mall (650 W. Georgia St.)
For the past 27 years, Festival of Trees has transformed the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel and the corridors of Pacific Centre Mall into a vision of beautifully decorated trees with the goal of raising much-needed funds for BC Children's Hospital Foundation.  The Festival continues to bring together a vast array of generous sponsors both business and individual from Vancouver in what has become a much anticipated holiday tradition and the unofficial beginning of Christmas in the Vancouver. Every year, local businesses, organizations and individuals, sponsor and decorate their trees in a wacky, creative, unique, and always beautiful fashion.

West Coast Christmas Show - $6
Friday, November 21, 12pm-rpm 
Saturday, November 22, 10am – 6pm
Sunday, November 23, 10am – 5pm
Abbotsford TRADEX Centre, 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford
The West Coast Christmas Show is Western Canada's leading Holiday Season Show that brings together under one roof Holiday gifts, fancy foods, personal services, decor ideas, festive seminars and culinary presentations. 

Friday 3:00pm – 8:00 pm  
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm   
Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 
Britannia Secondary School – Gyms A&B, 1001 Cotton Drive, Vancouver
31TH ANNUAL 2012 BRITANNIA CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR! Want an early start on your Christmas shopping? Come check out the 29th annual Britannia Christmas Craft Fair from November 21 to 23, 2014! For more information, contact 604.713.8273.

Eastside Culture Crawl
Fri 5:00pm - 10:00pm 
Sat & Sun 11:00am - 6:00pm
Multiple sites - check map here.
The 18th Annual Eastside Culture Crawl is Vancouver’s 4-day visual arts, design and crafts festival. This event involves more than 20,000 people visiting artists in their studios in the area bounded by Main Street and Victoria Drive north of First Avenue in Vancouver, Canada.

Saturday, November 22, 2012

West Coast Christmas Show - $6
Friday, November 21, 12pm-rpm 
Saturday, November 22, 10am – 6pm
Sunday, November 23, 10am – 5pm
Abbotsford TRADEX Centre, 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford
The West Coast Christmas Show is Western Canada's leading Holiday Season Show that brings together under one roof Holiday gifts, fancy foods, personal services, decor ideas, festive seminars and culinary presentations.

CandyTown
Saturday, November 22, 12:00pm – 7:00pm  
Mainland Street, Yaletown between Davie St and Nelson St
Downtown Vancouver’s only free winter festival will transform Mainland Street into a winter wonderland. Lights and candy canes will adorn lamp poles and costumed characters will parade down the street. Holiday shoppers are invited to start their seasonal gift buying in Yaletown with local merchants as well as a specialty market carrying unique gifts and holiday treats. You’ll also find Mainland Street filled with local artisans, street performers and live music. 

Vancouver Festival of Trees
November 20, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver (791 W. Georgia St.),
upper level of Pacific Centre Mall (650 W. Georgia St.)
For the past 27 years, Festival of Trees has transformed the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel and the corridors of Pacific Centre Mall into a vision of beautifully decorated trees with the goal of raising much-needed funds for BC Children's Hospital Foundation.  The Festival continues to bring together a vast array of generous sponsors both business and individual from Vancouver in what has become a much anticipated holiday tradition and the unofficial beginning of Christmas in the Vancouver. Every year, local businesses, organizations and individuals, sponsor and decorate their trees in a wacky, creative, unique, and always beautiful fashion.  

Friday 3:00pm – 8:00 pm  
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm   
Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 
Britannia Secondary School – Gyms A&B, 1001 Cotton Drive, Vancouver
31TH ANNUAL 2012 BRITANNIA CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR! Want an early start on your Christmas shopping? Come check out the 29th annual Britannia Christmas Craft Fair from November 21 to 23, 2014! For more information, contact 604.713.8273.

11:00am - 3:00pm (Saturdays, Nov 22, 29, Dec 6 )
Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre, 7646 Prince Albert Street, Vancouver
If you're in Vancouver for the holiday season, what's better than a Christmas craft fair, holiday market, winter artisan market, community centre craft show, holiday bake sale or a local church Xmas craft fair? You'll find beautifully decorated Xmas cookies, cupcakes, French macarons, croissants, breads, scones, toffees, chocolates, marshmallows, gluten-free, organic, vegan baked goods and much more!

Eastside Culture Crawl
Fri 5:00pm - 10:00pm 
Sat & Sun 11:00am - 6:00pm
Multiple sites - check map here.
The 18th Annual Eastside Culture Crawl is Vancouver’s 4-day visual arts, design and crafts festival. This event involves more than 20,000 people visiting artists in their studios in the area bounded by Main Street and Victoria Drive north of First Avenue in Vancouver, Canada.

Vancouver Christmas Market - $7
November 22 to December 24 11:00am - 9:00pm
Just outside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 649 Cambie Street  Vancouver, BC
The Vancouver Christmas Market is back from November 22 to December 24, 2012 on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza! This authentic German Christmas Market creates the perfect atmosphere to mix and mingle with friends and family and take in a wide variety of cultural activities and entertainment events.  During your visits to the Christmas Market you’ll experience our mix of traditional food and beverage, as well as our selection of authentic wood carvings and toys, knitted goods, nutcrackers, pottery and other unique gifts. Stop off at our special children’s area, the Kid’s Market, to make Christmas gifts and ride downtown Vancouver’s only Christmas Carousel. For every paid admission you will receive a free Unlimited Entry Season's Pass!

Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum
1:00pm - 5:30pm November 22 - December 12
6501 Deer Lake Avenue  Burnaby, BC
The Village is illuminated this festive season with spectacular displays of lights that are sure to put you and your family into the holiday spirit! Lights in our parking lot are a teaser of what's to see inside. Delight in the shimmering Winter Wonderland near the Love Farmhouse, an Angel-Crossing at the bridge, a Holiday Lane and be wowed by the gigantic multi-coloured Christmas tree sparkling near the carousel.

An Afternoon with Miss Vickie
Saturday, November 22, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm 
Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks, 1740 West 2nd Avenue
Vickie Kerr, the Creator of Miss Vickie's Potato Chips will be in store to sign copies of her new book and tell us her story.  Cost: FREE, Miss Vickie's Kitchen: Family Recipes from Vickie Kerr, the Creator of Miss Vickie's Potato Chips will be available for purchase.

Edmonds Festival of Lights
Saturday, November 22, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Edmonds Community Centre, 7433 Edmonds Street Burnaby
There will be live entertainment, snaks, crafts and activities for all ages and SANTA will be there! Edmonds merchants compete to see whose storefront gets the most votes as they "light up" for the season. And one lucky child will help the Mayor light the BIG TREE on Humphries and Vista at 5:30pm. So unpack your mittens, scarves and toques, and head down to Edmonds Community Centre to kick off the season on a bright Noel

Sunday, November 23, 2012

West Coast Christmas Show - $6
Friday, November 21, 12pm-rpm 
Saturday, November 22, 10am – 6pm
Sunday, November 23, 10am – 5pm
Abbotsford TRADEX Centre, 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford
The West Coast Christmas Show is Western Canada's leading Holiday Season Show that brings together under one roof Holiday gifts, fancy foods, personal services, decor ideas, festive seminars and culinary presentations.

Vancouver Christmas Market - $7
November 22 to December 24 11:00am - 9:00pm
Just outside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 649 Cambie Street  Vancouver, BC
The Vancouver Christmas Market is back from November 22 to December 24, 2012 on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza! This authentic German Christmas Market creates the perfect atmosphere to mix and mingle with friends and family and take in a wide variety of cultural activities and entertainment events.  During your visits to the Christmas Market you’ll experience our mix of traditional food and beverage, as well as our selection of authentic wood carvings and toys, knitted goods, nutcrackers, pottery and other unique gifts. Stop off at our special children’s area, the Kid’s Market, to make Christmas gifts and ride downtown Vancouver’s only Christmas Carousel. For every paid admission you will receive a free Unlimited Entry Season's Pass!

Vancouver Festival of Trees
November 20, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver (791 W. Georgia St.),
upper level of Pacific Centre Mall (650 W. Georgia St.)
For the past 27 years, Festival of Trees has transformed the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel and the corridors of Pacific Centre Mall into a vision of beautifully decorated trees with the goal of raising much-needed funds for BC Children's Hospital Foundation.  The Festival continues to bring together a vast array of generous sponsors both business and individual from Vancouver in what has become a much anticipated holiday tradition and the unofficial beginning of Christmas in the Vancouver. Every year, local businesses, organizations and individuals, sponsor and decorate their trees in a wacky, creative, unique, and always beautiful fashion.

Friday 3:00pm – 8:00 pm  
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm   
Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 
Britannia Secondary School – Gyms A&B, 1001 Cotton Drive, Vancouver
31TH ANNUAL 2012 BRITANNIA CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR! Want an early start on your Christmas shopping? Come check out the 29th annual Britannia Christmas Craft Fair from November 21 to 23, 2014! For more information, contact 604.713.8273.

Eastside Culture Crawl
Fri 5:00pm - 10:00pm 
Sat & Sun 11:00am - 6:00pm
Multiple sites - check map here.
The 18th Annual Eastside Culture Crawl is Vancouver’s 4-day visual arts, design and crafts festival. This event involves more than 20,000 people visiting artists in their studios in the area bounded by Main Street and Victoria Drive north of First Avenue in Vancouver, Canada.

Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum
1:00pm - 5:30pm November 22 - December 12
6501 Deer Lake Avenue  Burnaby, BC
The Village is illuminated this festive season with spectacular displays of lights that are sure to put you and your family into the holiday spirit! Lights in our parking lot are a teaser of what's to see inside. Delight in the shimmering Winter Wonderland near the Love Farmhouse, an Angel-Crossing at the bridge, a Holiday Lane and be wowed by the gigantic multi-coloured Christmas tree sparkling near the carousel.



Farmers Markets:

10:00am - 2:00pm every Saturday until April 25
30th and Ontario Street in the East Parking lot and Plaza of Nat Bailey Stadium
Fresh, local, organic foods & crafts. 60+ vendors, hot food, music! Rain or Shine! 

Hastings Park Winter Market
Sundays, Oct 5 - Nov 30, 10am - 2pm
Hastings Skatepark, Vancouver, BC V5K 4A6



Thursday, November 13, 2014

Vancouver Weekend Events (Nov 14 - 16, 2014)



Friday, November 14, 2014

#UnwrapEtsy Holiday Pop-Up
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Friday to Tuesday: 11AM - 7PM Wednesday:  11AM - 6PM
434 Columbia St Vancouver, BC, V6A Canada
Etsy Launching Canada Pop-Up Tour In Vancouver With 34 Local Etsy Stores #UnwrapEtsy. Etsy Team Canada is on a Holiday 2014 themed Pop-Up Tour across the nation and kickin' things off in Vancaouver. This holiday shop is all about gift giving rather than traditional Christmas and holiday themes, to encourage art lovers, craft lovers, designers and makers alike to find the unexpected and perfect gift for a loved one this holiday season.

Circle Craft Christmas Market
Friday 10am - 9pm
Saturday 10am - 7pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
Vancouver Convention Centre West 1055 Canada Place Vancouver, BC  V6C 0C3
Over 310 artisans from coast to coast will come together for the 41st Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market. With artisans, artists, and crafters from all disciplines, including pottery, wood, glass, metal, fibre, fashion, jewellery, and more, there will be much to explore!  

Light Up the Village at Park Royal
Friday, November 14th - 5:30 to 7:30PM
Corner Taylor Way & Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Join us as we usher in the Holidays with our annual tree lighting ceremony in The Village.  Delight in the countdown to illuminating over 100,000 dazzling lights – along with seasonal festivities and complimentary treats at Keeper’s Crossing in the center of The Village.  • Countdown takes place at 7:00 PM sharp!  • Holiday cookie decorating by Whole Foods Market  • Steamy hot coco by Village Taphouse  • Gourmet mini donuts  • Seasonal teas by DAVIDsTEA  • Face painting & fun by Santa’s Elves  • Ross Curran’s Jazz Trio  • Singing Trio: Noel  • Cool illuminated wristband giveaway  • Photo opportunity with classical characters in their most intricate costumes from Vancouver's famous Goh Ballet - The Nutcracker

Indigo Presents: John Cleese 
Friday, November 14th, 7:00pm
Chapters Robson, 788 Robson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia
Join us for a special event with John Cleese for the release of his new book, So Anyway.... We’re thrilled to be holding two different events with the legendary cofounder of the Monty Python comedy troupe, creator of the award-winning British sitcom Fawlty Towers and featured performer in the James Bond, Harry Potter and Shrek film series. Event Guidelines      John Cleese will autograph a maximum of ONE (1) purchased copy per person of his new book, So Anyway…. NO personalization.     NO memorabilia or additional items will be permitted for the signing including posters, clothing or any other item. Book signing only.     NO photography or video recording will be permitted.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Circle Craft Christmas Market
Friday 10am - 9pm
Saturday 10am - 7pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
Vancouver Convention Centre West 1055 Canada Place Vancouver, BC  V6C 0C3
Over 310 artisans from coast to coast will come together for the 41st Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market. With artisans, artists, and crafters from all disciplines, including pottery, wood, glass, metal, fibre, fashion, jewellery, and more, there will be much to explore!

Santa's Arrival at Park Royal
Saturday, November 15th - 10:45 AM
Corner Taylor Way & Marine Drive, West Vancouver
A jingle of bells and a clatter of hooves means Santa is coming to Park Royal.  Join us to usher in Santa and his elves to Park Royal South.  • First 100 children to sit on Santa’s knee will receive a complimentary Rogers' Chocolates Advent Calendar  • Dance performance by Shift Dance Co.  • Face painting & fun by Santa’s elves until 1:00 PM  • Colouring book, antlers & candy cane given complimentary with every visit with Santa  • Visit Santa on November 15th between 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM & 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM

#UnwrapEtsy Holiday Pop-Up
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Friday to Tuesday: 11AM - 7PM Wednesday:  11AM - 6PM
434 Columbia St Vancouver, BC, V6A Canada
Etsy Launching Canada Pop-Up Tour In Vancouver With 34 Local Etsy Stores #UnwrapEtsy. Etsy Team Canada is on a Holiday 2014 themed Pop-Up Tour across the nation and kickin' things off in Vancaouver. This holiday shop is all about gift giving rather than traditional Christmas and holiday themes, to encourage art lovers, craft lovers, designers and makers alike to find the unexpected and perfect gift for a loved one this holiday season.

HWKRS MRKT #Vancouver - $10

Saturday, 15 November 2014 at 6:00 PM  - 12:00am
The Independent 188 Kingsway Vancouver Vancouver, BC 
LAST Event of 2014! Come out for the biggest Food Party of the year YVR! Local Vancouver foodie event.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Circle Craft Christmas Market
Friday 10am - 9pm
Saturday 10am - 7pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
Vancouver Convention Centre West 1055 Canada Place Vancouver, BC  V6C 0C3
Over 310 artisans from coast to coast will come together for the 41st Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market. With artisans, artists, and crafters from all disciplines, including pottery, wood, glass, metal, fibre, fashion, jewellery, and more, there will be much to explore!  

Main Street Vinyl Record Fair -  $4 / Kids Free
Sunday November 16th from 11am - 5pm
Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver BC
Buy, sell, trade – new and used vinyl records plus a selection of used turntables in Vancouver on Sunday November 16th from 11am - 5pm  Thousands of vinyl records for sale! Discover gems and stock up on cheap classics!

#UnwrapEtsy Holiday Pop-Up
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Friday to Tuesday: 11AM - 7PM Wednesday:  11AM - 6PM
434 Columbia St Vancouver, BC, V6A Canada
Etsy Launching Canada Pop-Up Tour In Vancouver With 34 Local Etsy Stores #UnwrapEtsy. Etsy Team Canada is on a Holiday 2014 themed Pop-Up Tour across the nation and kickin' things off in Vancaouver. This holiday shop is all about gift giving rather than traditional Christmas and holiday themes, to encourage art lovers, craft lovers, designers and makers alike to find the unexpected and perfect gift for a loved one this holiday season.

Reoccurring Events


Night Markets:

MERCATO: Italian Night Market 
3pm - 7pm every 3rd Friday of the month until until Friday, November 21st, 2014
Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan Street at Grandview Highway
IL CENTRO Italian Cultural Centre is proud to host and present Il MERCATO, the city’s first Farmer and Italian Night Market starting this Friday. This market is the first of its kind in Vancouver bringing together the tastes of Italy with the produce grown in local farms. We invite the community to come shop for a vibrant assortment of fresh fruit and vegetables, handmade products from local artisans and delicious food prepared by Il Centro’s chef. The Italian community market element allows you the opportunity to bring home a taste of Italy every month. Stay for live Italian music featuring the classic mandolin and accordion, and children’s activities provided by our Italian School teachers.


Farmers Markets:

10:00am - 2:00pm every Saturday until April 25
30th and Ontario Street in the East Parking lot and Plaza of Nat Bailey Stadium
Fresh, local, organic foods & crafts. 60+ vendors, hot food, music! Rain or Shine! 

Hastings Park Winter Market
Sundays, Oct 5 - Nov 30, 10am - 2pm
Hastings Skatepark, Vancouver, BC V5K 4A6