5 things to do on the North Shore this weekend

There’s a lot of holiday happenings going on this weekend. You know you love it! 

Tonight, catch the Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir, described as one of the biggest male choirs in the country, as it launches its Sounds of Christmas concert tonight at Centennial Theatre at 7:30 p.m. This year’s concert will feature traditional and unique Christmas music, as well as stories “from the trenches” that illustrate the power of belief and the human spirit one Christmas Eve during the First World War. Tickets: $15-$34

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The only thing better than playdough is playing with dough. Take the kids to Presentation House Theatre in North Vancouver tomorrow or Sunday at 7 p.m. for Holiday Baking Time, an interactive theatre experience where youth ages three to eight and their caregivers can get their hands on some dough as they help bake for a fictional holiday party. Along the way, characters Bun and Bap will weave a playful story about an adventurous loaf of bread, all underscored by brilliant live music. Tickets: $10-$20  

Be part of the Dundarave Festival of Lights' 10th anniversary this weekend and check out its outdoor display, Forest of Miracles, which features more than 100 decorated and shining Christmas Trees that are sponsored with funds earmarked for Lookout Society’s North Shore shelter. The next few Saturdays will also feature plenty of free family entertainment, including a performance by the St. Thomas Aquinas High School Choir and a Nativity and Paddle Songs presentation.

Guitar player and oud aficionado Gordon Grdina is performing at his alma mater, Capilano University, tomorrow at 8 p.m. While Grdina wears many musical hats and plays in too many bands to adequately list, guests at Saturday’s show will be treated to the freeform jazz improvisation of Grdina and his renowned New York quartet, playing tracks from their recent release, Inroads, in addition to new material. Tickets: $25-$28

Unless you’re one of those eager beavers who went out and got one as soon as the calendar struck Dec. 1, you’re likely in need of a Christmas tree. This weekend is the perfect opportunity to make that happen. Pay a visit to the annual North Shore Scouts’ Christmas Tree Sale at the lot at the corner of Taylor Way and Clyde Avenue in West Vancouver, adjacent to Park Royal. Those looking to purchase a tree can do so Monday to Friday, noon to 8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Funds raised from the sale of Christmas trees will go towards supporting North Shore Scouts and boys and girls programs in the community, with trees for sale up to 8 p.m. on Dec. 23.

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