5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (November 21-27)

A solo dance experience, an altitude cycling film premiere and a holiday concert series with a cause.

Your weekly roundup of the top events in the city, including art exhibitions, local theatre, restaurant openings, concerts, film, markets and other to-dos we think you’ll love. If you have a Vancouver event you’d like to submit for consideration, send an email to kdonaldson@canadawide.com.

Woman dancing in front of sepia brown background
Credit: Andre Cornellier

1. Louise Lecavalier’s Solo Dance Performance Stations

November 23-26

Want to enjoy an intimate contemporary dance performance that feels deeply personal? DanceHouse, in partnership with SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs, presents the legendary Louise Lecavalier in her latest contemporary solo work Stations at the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. Choreographed and performed by Lecavalier, Stations explores the ebb and flow of movement and memories that live in the body. Dance International Magazine hailed it a “kinetic marvel” and we’re guessing they just might be the experts on the subject.

When: November 23-26
Where: SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Cost: From $65.10
More Info: dancehouse.ca


Out of thin air text over pictures of snowy mountain

Credit: Himalayan Life

2. Out of Thin Air: A Himalayan Life Film Premiere and Fundraiser

November 23

Curious about the world of altitude cycling? Come see firsthand how gruelling and emotional the ride was for Daniel Himalayan Life CEO, founder Daniel Burgi and five friends who filmed their challenging high-altitude cycle over Khardung La Pass and Chang La Pass — two of the world’s highest mountain passes. This film premiere also includes a keynote address by Burgi with stories of his recent trip to the Himalayas. Plus, hear from a few Altitude cyclists as they aim to fundraise $300,000 for Himalayan Life’s work of protecting, nurturing and educating children in the Himalayas. A high-adrenaline film and a good cause—that’s a double win.

When: November 23
Where: Heritage Hall
Cost: $25
More Info: outofthinair.eventbrite.ca


Disney characters on ice

Credit: Sallie Palmieri Rego (Feld Entertainment)

3. Go on a Roadtrip with Disney On Ice

November 23-27

Need a family-friendly way to impress your kids? Whether you’re a Disney Adult or just curious to see Goofy land a triple-axel, Disney on Ice should be an enchanting nostalgia-filled ride. Its theme, Road Trip Adventures, promises to whisk you away on an immersive getaway that includes magical participatory moments (not sure what that means, but probably don’t need to bring your skates). If you’re looking for something that’s singing, ice skating and Disney all in one, here are your weekend plans.

When: November 23-27
Where: Pacific Coliseum at the PNE
Cost: From $25
More Info: disneyonice.com


Art illustration

Credit: Angel’s Bone Shahzia Sikander, Uprooted Order Series 3 no 1, 1997

4. Gripping Multimedia Opera Angel’s Bone

November 25-27

It’s a Pulitzer Prize-winning contemporary opera with the aim to generate conversation and awareness around child and youth trafficking and sexual exploitation. The Canadian premiere of Angel’s Bone (as part of Indiefest) features composer Du Yun, who recently won this year’s Vilcek Prize in Music, and Royce Vavrek, and includes bold multimedia design elements and a heavy subject matter that is meant to incite conversation and action. To this end, each performance is preceded by a 30-minute pre-show talk highlighting a different theme addressed in Angel’s Bone to provide viewers with a lens through which to think about and experience the work as well as a Q&A with members of the artistic team.

When: November 25-27
Where: Annex Theatre
Cost: From $45
More Info: angelsbone.eventbrite.ca

Tom Jackson portrait

Credit: Masseytheatre.com

5. Tom Jackson’s Stories, Songs and Santa Causes

November 25

Join beloved Canadian icon Tom Jackson and friends to celebrate the holiday season with the Stories, Songs and Santa Causes: a concert series in support of Alpha House Society. Enjoy an evening of entertainment and giving with all donations of food, items and money going to support the Don’t Go Hungry program. Stories, Songs and Santa Causes also features BC Country Music Association Hall-of-Fame producer, Tom McKillip, and award-winning producer/multi-instrumentalist, John MacArthur Ellis. So, if you’re looking for a way to give back this holiday season while enjoying some amazing live music and all of the charm that is Tom Jackson—this is your event!

When: November 25
Where: Massey Theatre
Cost: From $47
More Info: masseytheatre.com