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Fabulous events to kick off December in Vancouver, BC

Join the circus with this week-end picks: local shopping gains, art how-to testimonials, EU film festival and more. Photo Cirque du Soleil

Can you believe it’s December already?! This year certainly flew by - and to make sure time will fly by this week-end for you too, here’s our weekly list of events to keep you busy. Want to do something good for the greater humanity? Join Random Hacks of Kindness Vancouver or Crafts for a Cause. There’s more buy-local (and, of course, eat-local!) events to check out if you keep reading, and tons of artsy gatherings (Movember good-bye surely being one of them - it’s art to grow that moustache!). If you’re wondering what to wear for all these occasions, you may find inspiration with some of the creations presented last weekend at the Vancouver Alternative Fashion Week. Photos by our Kelly effin bee here and here.


Random Hacks of Kindness Vancouver (Miraj’s pick)

Nov 30 + Dec 1-2 | Growlab, 128 W Hastings Street | Free

Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) is a global movement that connects developers from around the world with local non-profit organizations to help solve technological challenges. The first ever Vancouver RHoK event (hosted by local charity PeaceGeeks) will commence with an opening reception & project presentations on November 30th evening. Then all kind of fun will follow as a weekend of hackathon gets underway to “Hack for Humanity! So if you are a talented designer, geek/nerd/coder or business/policy/marketing expert kindly register for this unique event and do some good.


Music and Transformation (Evi's pick)

Nov 30 7:30PM - Dec 1 All Day | World Arts Centre at SFU Woodwards | $25+

Cambridge Music Conference joins forces with SFU Contemporary Arts and Criminology to focus on conflict transformation and restorative justice through the performing arts within contexts ranging from international peacekeeping to local prison life. This focus has attracted the participation of internationally acclaimed composers, dancers, musicians, choreographers, and experts in peacekeeping and justice. Daytime events include five workshops exploring recent initiatives in the performing arts and restorative justice. Themes to be addressed are: Reclaiming the Value of Vulnerability, Life After Genocide, the Embodiment of Justice, the Harmony of Law and Voice: Along the Path Toward Healing Justice.


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