Emily Carr students lay their art on the line at annual sale

And four other reasons Vancouver is awesome this week

Emily Carr’s Legendary Student Art Sale

The tradition is strong: The Emily Carr Student Art Sale has been a longstanding event in Vancouver, giving us the chance to get a hold of the work of some talented up-and-coming artists. You’ll find hundreds of paintings, sculptures, drawings, ceramics, greeting cards, prints and other fascinating creations. The sale is timed perfectly for holiday gift giving.

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When: Nov. 23 to 25

Where: Emily Carr University of Art + Design, 520 East First Ave.



Italian Christmas Market: Mercatino di Natale

Il Centro Italian Cultural Centreis the place to be Nov. 23 for its annual Italian Christmas Market.
Il Centro Italian Cultural Centreis the place to be Nov. 23 for its annual Italian Christmas Market.

Christmas arrives early thanks to the annual Italian Christmas Market, or Mercatino di Natale. More than 40 vendors are slated to participate, offering Italian food products (think goods such as olive oil, panettone, Christmas cookies, honey and chocolate) as well as local liquors, wine, jewelry, pottery, crafts and more.

When: Nov. 23, 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Where: Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan St.



Friendsgiving 2.0 Trivia Night

The Pint hosts a Friends and American Thanksgiving-themed trivia night Nov. 26.
The Pint hosts a Friends and American Thanksgiving-themed trivia night Nov. 26.

So no one told you life was gonna be this way. Like if you’re a fan of the TV sitcom Friends who happens to be in Vancouver the day after the U.S. Thanksgiving long weekend, and you’re looking for some simpatico folks. Find them at The Pint for a trivia night honed in on the Turkey Day episodes of Friends. It’s your very own “The One with the Late Thanksgiving.”

When: Nov. 26, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Where: The Pint, 455 Abbott St.



Aurora Winter Festival

There’s a brand new wintertime festival making its debut this week. Aurora offers you the chance to slip into a secret North Pole village, featuring light displays, magical characters and plenty to see and do. Go tube sliding, skate on a frozen river, shop from the marketplace, go on rides, see live entertainment, eat and drink your fill and, of course, stop by and say hello to Santa and his elves.

When: Nov. 23 to Dec. 30

Where:  Concord Pacific Plaza, 811 Carrall St.



The Drift & Art Jam 4

It’s two events joined as one epic night of art: The DRIFT annual art show will host more than 20 local artists and have open studios with dance and music feature performances throughout the event. ART JAM is a collaborative painting party designed for all artistic levels. DJ Sam Chimes will keep the energy going while teams of participants create a canvas on a provided theme, right there on the spot. If you want to paint, get a team together and register yourselves ahead online.

When: Nov. 24, 2 to 10 p.m.

Where: 3030 East Broadway


For more events, go to vancouverisawesome.com.














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