November 25 to December 2
By Morgan Hannah, Life & Style Editor
Here we are approaching December and the end of the semester. Time to strike a balance and find an activity to smooth out those final exam stresses. Luckily, the Other Press has you covered with this week’s edition of “What’s Happening”!
Date: November 26
Location: Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
Time: Doors at 8 pm, concert at 9 pm
Influencers of an entire generation of electronic producers and DJs, this thriving band have gone 20 years without backing from a major label and several other perceived necessities to gain popularity in the industry. And now, they’re here in Vancouver at the Commodore Ballroom for your entertainment. Give it up for Thievery Corporation!
Aurora Winter Festival
Date: Now until January 5, 2020
Location: 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Time: Depending on tickets available
Price: Depends on time and age, for adults generally around $21
Aurora Winter Festival is back and featuring bigger versions of their usual activities and programming. With mystical worlds and characters, a tube park, a skating pond, food and market, and rides and games, this event is one not to miss!
Nasty Women Comedy
Date: November 28
Location: Biltmore Cabaret, 2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver
Time: Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm
Price: $10 per ticket
An improv group of a few of Vancouver’s funniest comedians. Come and get the sass!
2019 Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting
Date: November 29
Location: 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
Time: 6 to 7 pm (Tree lighting from 6:30 to 6:45)
Watch a giant tree (and a few other small ones) be lit up with Christmas spirit! A fun free event for everyone, with many events and snacks! Christmas at its finest. You can also donate to the Vancouver International Children’s Festival Society to help children in need.
Candytown: A Yaletown Holiday Festival
Date: November 30
Location: Mainland Street, Yaletown, Vancouver
Time: 12 to 7 pm
Yaletown is hosting its annual holiday festival! An estimated 15,000 people attended this wintery wonderland in 2018, and you can be part of the fun this year! The streets are magically transformed with lights, candy cane lamp poles, and costumed characters, oh my! Come on down and check out the seasonal fun and artisan markets where you can find local performers and holiday treats.
The Anxiety Show, Ep 16—F*$% Christmas!
Date: December 1
Location: The Kino, 3456 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Time: 8 to 10:30 pm
Price: By donation—$15 recommended
According to their Eventbrite page, “Every episode of The Anxiety Show features different mental health issues, as told by comedians who experience them firsthand, and there is an open mic element scattered throughout.” This show is all about the stress of the supposedly jolly holiday season! 10 percent of all proceeds go to Crisis Centre BC.