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THE WEEKEND GUIDE

THE WEEKEND GUIDE

Our recommended events for the weekend.

ARTIST-TREE
Vancouver Christmas Market
What:
Traditional-style Christmas market clustered under the 30-fot tall walk-in tree (pictured)
When:
Continues to Sunday, 11am to 9pm (6pm Xmas Eve)
Where:
Canada Place (1055 Canada Place)
Why:
Glühwein!
How much: 
$10 online

SUN SALUTE
Winter Solstice Lantern Festival
What: Celebrate the shortest day of the year with live fire performances, lantern-making workshops and a lantern procession
When: Tonight, 6pm to 10pm
Where: 
Various locations in Yaletown, Granville Island and Chinatown 
Why: 
Here comes the sun…
How much: 
Free, with $5 suggested donation at some sites

YULE LOVE IT
Hustla: Ho Ho Ho!
What: Popular East Side homo hip-hop party goes West with a holiday theme
When: Tomorrow, 10pm to 2am
Where:
XY (1216 Bute St.)
Why:
XXXmas with the crunks
How much: 
$9 at the door, benefitting Zee Zee Theatre

MRS. CLAWS
Christmas Queen Drag Race
What: Last night of this improv-comedy show with Vancouver Theatresports League’s super-mean “Christmas Queen” with special guest, The Unstoppable Conni Smudge
When: Saturday, 11:15 pm
Where: 
The Improv Centre (1502 Duranleau St.)
Why: 
Two queens are better than one!
How much: 
$15.75-$22.50 online