HeART of Thanks
November, 18 2021
Friends and Artists,
With Thanksgiving just one week away, we kick off the holiday season by reflecting on all the gifts for which we are grateful; the overall health and safety of our community and loved ones, our dedicated staff and board who bring our mission to life, and the ongoing support of our donors, volunteers, and readers. Our warm heartfelt thanks and gratitude goes out to you all.
Thank you for helping us keep the arts accessible, thought-provoking and vibrant. Together we can set the stage for a future where the arts are always growing and thriving for everyone.
On behalf of the whole CFA family, have a fantastic Thanksgiving!
And Now For This Week’s Top Picks…
COMMUNITY EVENTS | Holiday Market at Pop-Local
Come celebrate LOCAL with Night Market Vancouver at the VIC! Discover local brands and shop products from over 70 different makers! Enjoy an evening of live music, DJ, dance lessons, and more. All ages are welcome! Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Dates are November 26 & 27 for Black Friday & Small Business Saturday, and December 17 & 18 from 4:30-8:30PM.
MUSIC | Cinema & Chamber Music
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's Chamber Music Series welcomes score compiler and silent film music expert Rodney Sauer back to Vancouver for this showing of Harold Lloyd's legendary comedy Safety Last (1923) accompanied by live music as it would have been heard in the silent film theaters of the 1920s, at the historic Kiggins Theatre. Showeime for this musical trip through cinematic history and delight for all ages is Thursday, November 18th at 7PM.
THEATRE | You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Metropolitan Performing Arts presents: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Good grief! Fun for the whole family, come see the timeless Peanuts characters come to life in this fun, high-spirited musical. This production features MPA students ages 12-22 years old who are part of the musical theater program. Performances are two weekends only, with limited seating inside the black box theater. Tickets available online!
DANCE | The Nutcracker
Columbia Dance presents a whimsical holiday adventure with a historical twist! Their new Nutcracker will weave Vancouver history into a holiday children's tale! Join us this December at Skyview Concert Hall, or livestream from home, for the debut of the brand new Act 1 with never-before-seen costumes, sets, and choreography inspired by Fort Vancouver in the 1840's. The new Act 1 will be coupled with the final year of Columbia Dance's traditional Act 2. Tickets now available online!
LITERARY ARTS | Poetry Open Mic Night
Ghost Town Poetry invites you to enjoy LIVE poetry at 7pm, December 9th at Art at the Cave featuring Michael Shay and M.F. McAuliffe. Masks must be worn at all times to participate in this event. Open Mic readers may remove their masks while reading and the microphone will be sanitized after each reader. Zoom open mic readers are invited to share one poem for three minutes or less. Be sure to RSVP no later than midnight on November 10 to participate. $5 suggested donation.
AN AUDIO PLAY | The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Journey Theater presents The Wonderful Wizard of Oz! If all you know about the Wizard of Oz is from the movies, you'll want to tune into this world premiere audio play based on the novel published in 1903. Recorded like an old-time radio show in front of a live audience, complete with students making the sound effects in real time, this story comes to life like never before! 4 Episodes.
LOCAL DINING | Savor the Couve
Support the local community while enjoying a delicious five-course meal for two! The Greater Vancouver Chamber and Visit Vancouver USA are once again hosting the takeout dining collaboration Savor the Couve on Thursdays through the end of February 2022. Of every order purchased, $25 is donated to nonprofit organizations. Receive $20 in Promo Play for use at ilani too!