Get knit-faced on Vancouver's Strange Fellows Brewing

And four other reasons Vancouver is awesome this week

Knit Nights at Strange Fellows

Who would have thought we’d see the world of Vancouver craft beer come together with the world of knitting?! Head to Strange Fellows Brewing for a night of needlemania. Spin some yarns with new knitting buddies while sipping brews and working those needles.

When: Dec. 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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Where: 1345 Clark Dr.

Vancouver Santa Claus Parade

File photo Jason Lang
File photo Jason Lang

Come out for some family fun at the 16th annual Vancouver Santa Claus Parade, which will feature more than 40 marching bands, choirs, festive floats and community groups. While the parade kicks off at noon, the two-hour lead-up will include free family fun at Christmas Square in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery. After the parade, families can head to TELUS Garden for free photos with Santa from 2 to 4 p.m.

When: Sun. Dec. 1. Parade starts at noon

Where: Parade route begins at West Georgia at Broughton

Mensch. Jewish Delicatessen Pop-Up

Photo Mensch. Jewish Delicatessen/Facebook
Photo Mensch. Jewish Delicatessen/Facebook

He’s back! Vancouver chef Nitzan Cohen is reviving his popular Mensch. Jewish Delicatessen after a long hiatus, with two nights of his signature hot pastrami. Night one is this week, where he’ll be slicing up his hand-crafted and hand-sliced hot pastrami piled high on fresh rye bread, and other deli eats such as beet-cured lox on bagels with fresh labneh. Get it while it’s hot — and before they run out. Night two is Dec. 14 if you can’t make this one.

When: Sat. Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. (while supplies last)

Where: Kafka’s Coffee, 577 Great Northern Way

Disney on Ice: Mickey’s Search Party

Photo Disney on Ice
Photo Disney on Ice

Join Mickey’s Search Party and watch as Mickey and pals follow Captain Hook’s treasure map for clues to find Tinker Bell after he attempts to capture her magic... all on ice. Slide into the frosty fantasy world of Frozen, watch Moana as she bravely saves her island, and see Belle in the sky above you as the enchanted chandelier comes to life — all emceed by the mouse himself and his iconic band of buddies. Plus, hitting the ice for the first time is the enchanting and colourful world of Pixar’s Coco.

When: Nov. 28 to Dec. 1

Where: Pacific Coliseum, 2901 East Hastings

Lindy West in Conversation with Hannah McGregor

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Writer Lindy West has become a household name for her fierce, funny and forthright analyses of contemporary culture. She’ll be in Vancouver this week to discuss her newest book, The Witches Are Coming, with professor and Secret Feminist Agenda host Hannah McGregor for an electric conversation on feminism, misogyny and meme culture in our precarious political moment

When: Dec 3 at 7 p.m.

Where:The Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville St.

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