Stanley Theatre is alive with the Sound of Music

And four other reasons Vancouver is awesome this week

The Sound of Music at the Stanley Theatre

The Rogers and Hammerstein musical which is among the favourite things for many a child and child at heart, The Sound of Music is onstage now at the Stanley. For those who cannot resist singing along, there are sing-a-long performances Dec. 26 and Jan. 4. The hills will be alive!

When: Until Jan. 5.

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Where: Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, 2750 Granville St

Shift Change Vol. 1

For its inaugural event, Shift Change will bring together members of the local hospitality community together to create dialogue and exchange ideas on how to improve the quality of life for those working within an often-challenging industry. Tickets are available for $30 and include canapés from Tacofino, cocktails and zero-proof beverages, live music, displays by local artists and raffle draws that include a trip for two to Tofino. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Mind the Bar Foundation, which provides resources for hospitality workers dealing with thoughts of suicide, substance use, depression, anxiety and workplace harassment.

When: Nov. 25 from 6 to10 p.m.

Where: Tacofino Ocho 8 East Fifth Ave.

Vancouver Christmas Market

Vancouver’s enchanted German-style Christmas village will pop up once again at Jack Poole Plaza, beckoning shoppers, families and merry-seekers of all kinds for its end-of-year run. The Vancouver Christmas Market will be lit up with holiday lights, including the 36,000 lights on Canada’s first-ever “Walk-In Christmas Tree” that anchors the marketplace. You’ll also find the beloved Christmas Carousel and the Christmas Pyramid’s “Flying Stage” perched 10 feet above the market.

When:Nov. 20 to Dec. 23

Where:  Jack Poole Plaza, 1055 Canada Place

FUSE: Resonances at Vancouver Art Gallery

With dancing, DJs, live performances and breathtaking visual art, the adult only evening offers event-goers the chance to see performances by local and visiting artists Mike Bourscheid, Raven Chacon, Ralph Escamillan, Elisa Harkins and Kimmortal. FUSE: Resonances aims to “awaken guests to a new consciousness around the radical presence of the body, language and sound.” Participating artists will use performance as a tool to undo the past, reposition the present and share a vision of the future.

When: Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m. to midnight

Where: Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby St.

Mean Girls Trivia Night

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What day do we wear pink on? How many candy canes does Glen Coco get? What did Gretchen Wieners' father invent? If you know any of these answers, you should probably get down to the Portside Pub Monday night for Mean Girls Trivia Night. It’s free to play, plus they’ve got food and drink specials. It’s so fetch!

When: Nov. 25, 8 to 10 p.m.

Where: Portside Pub, 7 Alexander St.

—With files from Elana Shepert

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