Vancouver’s favourite family musician Marnie takes the stage November 28th at the Kitsilano Community Centre. According to Marnie, life is rad and it’s going to be even more fun at the show when the Music with Marnie Band takes the stage.
So join them as they pump out eclectic and funky tunes that will get you and your kiddies movin’ and groovin’. Their gaggle of furried friends like Mumbu the Monkey and Tula the Kangaroo will be there to join in the musical fun. Expect to jump, slide, dance and sing. Ticket details below: Read more…
Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 exhibit at the Museum of Vancouver. Image credit: Museumofvancouver.ca
Will we be getting some snow in our neighbourhood this weekend? Probably not, though the local mountains might. While we wait for a nice dose of snowman-making material, here are a few things to do in Kitsilano this weekend.
3 Things to Do in Kits this Weekend
Kitsilano Community Centre will hold their annual Family Toy and Clothing Sale on Sunday, November 15. Here’s your chance to clear your closet, or shop for inexpensive kids’ clothes and toys before the holidays.
If you want to set up a vendor table, it’s $20. If you want to shop the sale, admission is free. All vendors must register in person, starting at 9am. The sale runs 10am to 1pm.
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Things are looking up. The world has the hots for our new Prime Minister, and Vancouver will have free New Year’s fireworks for 2016. For the first time in over a decade, Vancouverites of all ages are invited downtown to take in the dazzling pyrotechnics on New Year’s.
The Vancouver New Year’s party will include live music, entertainment and a countdown to 2016, culminating in blasts of midnight fireworks.
As reported by Inside Vancouver: “Vancouver is known throughout the world for its lively streets, vibrant community events and festivals,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson, “the free New Year’s Eve community celebration will be an exciting way to kick off the year ahead. It’s fantastic to see community partners and sponsors coming together to help Vancouver ring in the new year with a fantastic line-up of local entertainment, live music, fireworks, and family-friendly celebrations. The countdown is on for one of Vancouver’s best New Year’s Eves yet.”
Chocolate Arts is opening their kitchen again this holiday season for a festive afternoon creating holiday treats. There are four classes of 16 participants each on Saturday and Sunday, November 21st and 22nd, either 9am-12:30pm or 2pm-5:30pm. Read more…
“Candidate Mask”. Image credit: Spirithalloween.com
What do Donald Trump, Chewbacca, and Cinderella all have in common? Besides all being rather countrified, these characters make for great costumes for Halloween. Find outfits for these ideas, plus goodies for trick-or-treaters, spooky decor, and pumpkins at the following shops in Kitsilano.
Halloween Shopping in Kitsilano
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Now that the Thanksgiving weekend is behind us and we are full swing into autumn, here are four fall-themed things to do this weekend in and around Kitsilano.
4 Things to do in Kits this Weekend
Gratitude at Rain or Shine. Image: Mary Jo Wagner
‘Tis the season to give thanks and we in Kits have a lot to be thankful for.
A couple of years ago with the support of a Neighbourhood Small Grant funded by the Vancouver Foundation and managed by Kits House, a group of women started encouraging people on the West side of Vancouver to express their gratitude by writing on windows, ribbons or post-it-notes.
And they just keep going.
This year they have over two dozen Gratitude Stops around the west side, including eight in Kitsilano at locations including Rain or Shine, The Kits Library, Kits Community Centre, Kits Neighbourhood House and Neverland Tea Salon. You’ll find the full list after the jump.
The idea is simple: Just add your comment to what your neighbours have said.
Image: Sustenance Festival
In need of turkey day plans? Head to Kits Thanksgiving Potluck, October 11 for a hearty Thanksgiving dinner. The event is hosted by Kits Village Vancouver and LocoMotoArt . Everyone’s welcome, but there’s limited space!
The location is near the beach – details sent to guests who RSVP. Read more…
Kitsilano Neighbourhood House is celebrating the season with an Autumn Fair that takes place October 24, from 10am to 3pm. Read more…