MENSCH. JEWISH DELICATESSEN POP-UP
December 11 at Faculty Brewing
Consider it a belated Hanukkah present. The Jewish deli that had a short-but-so-sweet home in East Vancouver a couple years ago is back for one night only. Head over to Faculty Brewing on December 11 for that slow brined, smoked, hand cut, New York hot pastrami on rye your taste buds miss. Their beet-cured lox and labneh cheese bagel will be available too.
WEIRDOS HOLIDAY MARKET
December 8-9 at the Hall
If you’re looking for wonderfully weird and strange gifts to give this season, you won’t want to miss this. Find everything from anatomical curiosities and taxidermy to jewelry and art. There will also be tarot card reading, live music performances, food vendors, and a bar on site.
December 15 at the Rickshaw Theatre
It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Keith Richards’ birthday — oh yeah, and the holidays! Vancouver’s wildest Christmas tradition is back for another round of Jack. This year, bands like La Chinga, Rich Hope, Little Destroyer, and War Baby perform at the Rickshaw Theatre. And, as always, proceeds go to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, for which the event has raised over $50,000 and counting.
December 6-8 at Strange Fellows Brewing
Celebrate the holiday season’s favourite bad guy with this three day long, old world-inspired market. A huge and carefully curated assortment of talented local artists will set up shop, and also lead some workshops on the Saturday. Watch out for makers like Antler Ceramics and Frances Hahn.
December 13 at 336 E 1st Avenue
Queer ASL, a program that offers safe spaces for queer and transgender individuals to learn sign language, is holding its first annual art show and voice-off salon! Silent Night will include everything from holiday-themed works to pieces celebrating deaf culture. The art will also be available for purchase and the organizers have asked for attendees to turn off their voices when they enter the space for the evening.
December 31 at the Biltmore Cabaret
2019 marks the 20th anniversary of this ‘90s cult classic about a group of twenty somethings trying to cope with relationships, loneliness, and their individual neuroses in 1980s New York. The Biltmore Cabaret is channeling the movie, which stars Christina Ricci, Courtney Love, Janeane Garofalo, Dave Chapelle, and Paul Rudd, by transforming itself into a themed interactive space, with an eclectic music selection and even a polaroid photographer.
December 31 at the Seabus and Waterfront Station
Looking for some good, clean fun this New Year’s? Party4Health — an initiative with a purpose to show people how to live a healthy and happy life without substances — is hosting their s
econd annual NYE party on the route from the Seabus at Lonsdale Quay across to Waterfront Station downtown. Enjoy the ride on your way to your destination or just go back and forth until midnight. Participants are asked to refrain from drug or alcohol consumption.
December 21 at Fortune Sound Club
Canadian comedians Mufaro R. Mbudzi and Tarisai Mbudzi will be filming their debut comedy special, Mad Vibes, at Fortune Sound Club this month. The Zimbabwe-born brothers, known for their sharp commentary on topics like cultural appropriation and high tuition fees, will film back to back half-hour sets at what promises to be both an exciting and hilarious night.
VSO’S HOME ALONE
December 14, 15 at the Orpheum Theatre
Celebrate the end of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s milestone 100th season by listening to a live rendition of composer John Williams’ charming score of this holiday favourite. You’ll almost be able to see Kevin McCallister outsmarting those dim-witted wet bandits!
COMMUNITY DONATION DRIVE
December 1-16 at Eastside Studios
Bring things like children’s books, diapers, art supplies, period products, bedding, towels, and warm clothing to any of the Eastside Flea’s markets throughout the month of December. The items will be donated to those in need at the Ray-Cam Cooperative Centre and the Wish Drop-In Centre Society.Pulse