5 Vancouver Events to Treat Yourself to This Week (Dec. 3-9)

It’s time to put yourself on the nice list.

(Photo Credit: Tartine & Maple Cuisine.)

Get Fancy

December 5

Elevate your holiday dessert skills at Tartine & Maple’s Choux and Champagne – Party Pastry workshop. You’ll be schooled on the art of pâte a choux while sipping on sparkling wine and munching on delicate appies. Plus, the pastry swans, gougeres and profiteroles you’ll craft will make gingerbread men cry sweet gumdrop tears.When: Wednesday, December 5 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.Where: The Uncommon CafeCost: $69More Info: tartinemaplecuisine.com  (Photo Credit: Raymond Kam.)  

Get Gritty

December 5

You’ll be perched on the edge of your seat during Bombay Black, a play that explores the realities of modern-day India. The show follows Padma (Jessie Award nominee Nimet Kanji), a tough mom who makes money from charging men to watch her daughter dance. The twist? The secret of a mysterious blind visitor threatens to change their lives – and the play is presented from his perspective.When: Wednesday, December 5 – Saturday, December 15Where: Firehall Arts CentreCost: From $20More Info: firehallartscentre.ca  (Photo Credit: David Cooper.)

Get Groovin’

December 6 – 31

If you were wondering how the timeless holiday classic It’s A Wonderful Life could possibly get any better, Gateway Theatre and Patrick Street Productions have the answer: a musical makeover. Adapted by Peter Jorgenson and arranged by Nico Rhodes, this production is propelled by Broadway classics from the 20s, 30s and 40s. You want the moon? Just say the word. They’ll give you the moon (and a tune).When: Thursday, December 6 – Monday, December 31Where: Gateway TheatreCost: From $29More Info: gatewaytheatre.com  (Photo Credit: Childish Gambino.)

Get Childish (Finally)

December 7

Apparently Childish Gambino took show biz a bit too seriously and literally broke a leg before his previously scheduled Vancouver show. His fans (The Gambinis? The Binos? The Children?) can now rejoice: his rescheduled date is this week, and there’s still tickets for sale. Stay woke.When: Friday, December 7 8:00 p.m.Where: Rogers ArenaCost: From $77More Info: ticketmaster.ca  (Photo Credit: Emma Canning.)

Get Weird

December 8 – 9

So, you got your weirdo uncle in the family secret Santa draw – don’t worry, East Van’s got your back. Get your festive freak on at the Weirdos Holiday Market, where you can find jewelry, bats, butterflies, and countless witchy wonders. If you were looking for a local hotspot for state-of-the-art taxidermy, this is it.When: Saturday, December 8 – Sunday, December 9 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.Where: 1739 Venables HallCost: $2More Info: thismonkeysgonetoheaven.vendecommerce.com