Winterruption

 

Welcome to Winterruption 2015!

February 19-22

Welcome to Winterruption on Granville Island, our 10th annual, truly unique Vancouver winter festival!

It’s been a decade since the first ever Winterruption Festival on Granville Island, when Vancouverites and visitors alike take a February break from the cold, grey winter for a burst of colourful art, music and dance!

Art is at the heart of Winterruption, and this year, it’s bigger than ever – literally!  Marvel at Giants, the largest outdoor mural ever created by Brazilian artists OSGEMEOS on Ocean Concrete’s six gigantic silos.  

After a most memorable photo-opp with the mural, learn the intriguing story of these and other remarkable artists in the documentary film “Grey City”, at Emily Carr University Theatre.  Choose a matinee or evening screening.

Continuing the smooth Brazilian vibe, Coastal Jazz brings you live music all weekend, including guitarist-singer-percussionist Celso Machado, The Ballantynes with special guests Miss Quincy and the Showdown, Willa with DJ Blondtron and more, playing at Performance Works afternoons ‘til late evening.

If you’re looking for kids’ activities, head to the Kids Zone, where Aché Brasil’s high-flying acrobatics and dazzling costumes will delight all ages. Create a mask with the Vancouver International Children`s Festival and join the Carnival procession through the streets. The False Creek Community Centre caters to the 5-and-under set with fun, free games, while MAKE (Duranleau St) invites you to create Yarn-aments & Yarn-imals.

The Sustainable Seafood Market Dinner,created by Edible Canada and the David Suzuki Foundation, will surely sell out – get your tickets early.  And, back by popular demand is the Meet Your Makers Tour, a behind-the-scenes glimpse and taste of local beer, sake and spirits, all produced right here on Granville Island.

 

All Food Arts and Poetry Kids Stuff Music Theatre and Dance Film
September 7, 2014 (All day) - August 1, 2016 (All day)

Vancouver Biennale: OSGEMEOS “Giants” Mural

The Vancouver Biennale is transforming a Granville Island industrial landmark into a gigantic work of public art! OSGEMEOS has created a monumental, 360-degree, 23 metre tall mural, the biggest...
January 9, 2015 (All day) - February 28, 2015 (All day)

Vancouver TheatreSports League Improv Comedy

  Relying on razor-sharp wit and lightning-fast reflexes, two teams of performers are pitted against each other in competitive improv matches. Using audience suggestions to fuel scenes, teams...
February 1, 2015 (All day) - February 28, 2015 (All day)

Poetry in Transit

Railspur Alley Evelyn Lau (2011-2014 Poet Laureate) displays work by acclaimed BC poets in Railspur Alley. Presented by the Association of Book Publishers of BC, the City of Vancouver and Evelyn Lau...
February 1, 2015 - 12:00pm - February 28, 2015 - 6:00pm

Spreading the Love

Ainsworth Custom Design, 1243 Cartwright Street Original postcards to mail to your loved ones | Free event, postcards for sale February 1 – 28 | Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm | Sat 12pm...
February 6, 2015 - 10:00am - March 3, 2015 - 7:00pm

Circle Craft Student Scholarship Show

Circle Craft Cooperative Association presents their Annual Student Scholarships Exhibition at their Gallery in the Net Loft on Granville Island. The exhibition features:  Merlyn Richelhoff,...
February 12, 2015 (All day) - March 14, 2015 (All day)

The Mountaintop

The Granville Island Stage/ 1585 Johnston Street (next to the Public Market) February 12 – March 14 | Mon/Tue 7:30pm | Wed - Sat 8pm | Wed & Sat 2pm Tickets from just $29 Humanizing Martin...
February 17, 2015 - 12:00pm - April 19, 2015 - 5:00pm

David Zink Yi Exhibition

Charles H Scott Gallery | 1399 Johnston Street Feb 17 - Apr 19 | Thur – Sat | 12pm – 5pm | Free A solo exhibition by Peruvian-born, Berlin-based artist David Zink Yi, the exhibition comes...
February 17, 2015 - 8:00pm - February 19, 2015 - 8:00pm

One-Man Star Wars Trilogy

Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St Feb 17, 18, & 19 | 8PM Preview Shows and Opening Night Written and performed by Charles Ross, Directed by TJ Dawe Much of Ross’ childhood was spent in...
February 19, 2015 (All day) - February 22, 2015 (All day)

Winterruption 2015

It’s been a decade since the first ever Winterruption Festival on Granville Island, when Vancouverites and visitors alike take a February break from the cold, grey winter for a burst of...
February 19, 2015 - 10:00am - February 22, 2015 - 6:00pm

Ikebana Floral Art

Thur – Sun 10am – 6pm | Free View Japanese inspired floral art in various locations around Granville Island and celebrate 50 years with the Vancouver Ikebana Association. Various...
February 19, 2015 - 11:00am - February 22, 2015 - 4:00pm

Winterruption Yarn-aments & Yarn-imals Craft at MAKE!

make, 1648 Duraleau Thur - Sun 11am – 4pm | Free Yarn’s not just for sweaters! Kids and adults come in and get cozy with our yarn crafts workshop! Join our super fun & crafty yarn...
February 19, 2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Sustainable Seafood Market Dinner

Thurs, Feb 19 | 7pm-10pm | $80 Edible Canada and David Suzuki Foundation partner to create a one-of-a-kind evening of both education and gastronomic splendour.  Held in Edible Canada’s...
February 20, 2015 - 9:00am - February 22, 2015 - 7:00pm

The Winterruption Donut Spectacular

Lee’s Donuts | 1689 Johnston Street Fri – Sun 9am – 7pm | Market Price We’ve been doing some experimenting and created some exciting new donuts especially for Winterruption!...
February 20, 2015 - 9:00am - February 22, 2015 - 7:00pm

ChocolaTas:Cachaça

Public Market Fri – Sun 9am – 7pm | Market Price “Cachaça” is milk chocolate ganache with ground organic cane sugar, lime zest and cachaça rum. A smooth Brazilian tradition...
February 20, 2015 - 10:30am - February 22, 2015 - 10:30am

Granville Island Market Tour

Tours start at Edible Canada Daily at 10:30 am, pre-registration required | $49 per guest 20 Tastings, 10 Stories, 2 Hours of Canadian Delights Noisy and chaotic, yet irresistibly atmospheric,...
February 20, 2015 - 11:00am - February 22, 2015 - 4:00pm

Winterlands & Summerscapes

Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery | 1241 Cartwright Street Fri to Sun | 10 am - 4 pm | Free Landscape Exhibition and Artist Demonstrations Plus Winterland and Summerscape Painting and Scavenger...
February 20, 2015 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Liberty Wine Merchants: Chocolate & Port

Liberty Wine Merchants | 1660 Johnston Street Fri 2pm – 5pm | Free Warm up your winter with port paired with handmade chocolates by master chocolatier Wim Tas.  Presented by Liberty Wine...
February 20, 2015 - 3:00pm - February 22, 2015 - 3:00pm

Meet Your Makers Tour: Spirits, Sake and Hand Crafted Beer

Meet at Granville Island Brewery | 1441 Cartwright Street Fri, Sat & Sun 2pm – 3:40pm | $18 inclusive | ages: 19+  Explore the “spiritual” side of Granville...
February 20, 2015 - 7:00pm - February 22, 2015 - 2:00pm

Grey City (Cidade Cinza)

Emily Carr University of Art + Design Lecture Theatre - Room 301, South Building 1400 Johnston Street, Vancouver BC (Granville Island)   Fri, Feb 20: 7- 8:20pm show Sat, Feb 21: 2 - 3:20pm...
February 20, 2015 - 7:00pm

Directing As A Craft - What Does It Have To Do With Inequity? Documentary Short Film and Conversation

Studio 1398, 3rd Floor - 1398 Cartwright Street Fri 7pm | $10 An intimate and inspiring conversation with 2 of North America’s leading culturally diverse theatre artists. Presented by Full...
February 20, 2015 - 9:00pm

The Ballantynes with special guests Miss Quincy and the Showdown

Performance Works Fri, Feb 20 | 9PM | $15 + surcharges/$19 at the door The Ballanytnes:  Hip-shaking, party starting, Motown-inspired Northern Soul…“one of the city’s must-see...
February 21, 2015 - 7:30am - 5:30pm

Negotiating Social Change through Theatre and the Politics of Art (Master class)

Studio 1398, 3rd Floor - 1398 Cartwright Street Sat  7:30am – 5pm  For practicing artists: an exploration of movement, ensemble building & dialogue to explore and engender...
February 21, 2015 - 10:00am - February 22, 2015 - 2:00pm

Mini Giants

Tent next to Arts Umbrella | Cartwright Street Sat & Sun 10am – 2pm | Free  Inspired by Brazilian artists, Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo, Arts Umbrella facilitates a drop-in...
February 21, 2015 - 10:30am - February 22, 2015 - 4:15pm

Chix on Stix

Kids Zone and around the Island Sat & Sun 10:30am – 4:15pm | Free Mortal Coil’s 10ft tall Carnival characters will be dancing and shaking it throughout Granville Island. Groove,...
February 21, 2015 - 10:30am - February 22, 2015 - 4:30am

Carnival Head Dress Workshop

Kids Zone Sat & Sun, 10:30am - 4:30pm | Free Face masks are worn all around the world during the month of February to celebrate the Carnival season. All materials will be supplied, so just ...
February 21, 2015 - 10:30am - February 22, 2015 - 4:30pm

Face Painting

Kids Zone Sat & Sun | 10:30am - 4:30pm | Free Illuminate your face with art!
February 21, 2015 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Sustainable Seafood Walking Tour

Meet at Triangle Square across from the Public Market Sat 10:30am| Free   Explore the spectacular flavours of BC’s finest and most sustainable seafood. Looking for a delicious and...
February 21, 2015 - 10:30am - February 22, 2015 - 4:30pm

Maple Taffy – Canada’s Original Candy!

Kids Zone Sat & Sun | 10:30am – 4:30pm | $3 Watch and take part in one of Canada’s oldest traditions. Maple Taffy is the candy enjoyed in the springtime by kids young and old, where...
February 21, 2015 - 11:00am - February 22, 2015 - 5:00pm

Granville Island Buskers

Witness one-of-a-kind local and international talent in unique outdoor locations on Granville Island.  www.giculturalsociety.org  
February 21, 2015 - 11:00am - February 22, 2015 - 4:00pm

Haida Carver: Clarence Mills

Ocean Artworks | Johnston Street Thurs - Sun 11am - 4pm | Free Watch Haida carver Clarence Mills as he transforms logs into monumental totem poles and works of art.
February 21, 2015 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Glass-blowing Workshops

New-Small & Sterling Studio Glass, 1440 Old Bridge Street Sat 11am – 5pm | by appointment only | $45 including materials Make your own glass ornament!  Work with glass artist Benjamin...
February 21, 2015 - 11:00am - February 22, 2015 - 11:00am

Aché Brasil: An Explosion of Colour, Energy and Music!

Picnic Pavilion | Kids Zone Sat & Sun 11am – 11:45am | Free Stunning acrobatics, hypnotic rhythms of Afro-Brazilian dance and the awe-inspiring art form of Capoeira will leave...
February 21, 2015 - 12:00pm - February 22, 2015 - 12:00pm

Carnival Procession

Starts in the Kids Zone and ends in Railspur Alley Sat & Sun 12:00pm – 12:30pm | Free Dance in the streets with Mortal Coil Carnival stilt dancers and Aché Brasil performers.
February 21, 2015 - 12:30pm

Celso Machado

Performance Works, 1218 Carwright Street Sat, Feb 21 | 12:30pm & 1:45pm | Free Brazilian-born, BC-based guitarist/singer/percussionist Celso Machado delights audiences with his mixture of...
February 21, 2015 - 1:00pm - February 22, 2015 - 1:00pm

Sounds of the World

Picnic Pavilion | Kids Zone Sat & Sun 1pm – 1:45 pm | Free In collaboration with Gandharva Loka, Granville Island`s World Music Store, a trio of local musicians presents...
February 21, 2015 - 1:00pm - February 22, 2015 - 4:00pm

Pop up Dances

Various Locations on Granville Island Sat & Sun 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm | Free Expect the unexpected as intriguing and exhilarating dances pop up in unusual spaces throughout Granville Island. This...
February 21, 2015 - 2:00pm

Ikebana Guided Walk

Meet in front of the Agro Café Sat and Sun | 2pm | Free Limited to 15 participants Celebrate 50 years with the Vancouver Ikebana Association on a guided walking tour.   Ikebana, a Japanese...
February 21, 2015 - 3:00pm - February 22, 2015 - 3:00pm

Zumba Kids

Picnic Pavilion | Kids Zone Sat & Sun 3:00pm – 3:45pm | Free Dance designed exclusively for kids with a mix of Reggaeton, Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia and of course Samba! Kids love...
February 21, 2015 - 3:15pm

Joel Harrison

Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright Street Sat, Feb 21 | 3:15pm & 4:30pm | Free Washington, D.C native and Guggenheim Fellow Joel Harrison has long been recognized as a highly gifted guitarist,...
February 21, 2015 - 9:00pm

Willa with DJ Blondtron

Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright Street Sat, Feb 21 | 9pm | $15 + surcharges/$19 at the door “Steeped in sweeping synths, reverberating drums and fuzzy riffs…mesmerizing vocals echo...
February 22, 2015 - 9:30am - 12:00pm

Winterruption Festival Parent & Tot Gym 0 – 5 years

False Creek Community Centre, 1318 Cartwright Street Sun, Feb 22 | 9:30am – 12pm | Free  Celebrate Winterruption on Granville Island at False Creek Community Centre. Playtime fun featuring...
February 22, 2015 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Winter Prints

Malaspina Printmakers, 1555 Duranleau Street Sun, Feb 22 | 12pm to 4pm | Free Printmaking Demonstrations Visit our studio to learn how fine art prints are made. You’ll even have an opportunity...
February 22, 2015 - 12:30pm

Waxwing (Wilson/Lee/Bentley)

Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright Street Sun, Feb 22 | 12:30pm & 1:45pm | Free Waxwing is a fully co-operative group formed by three veterans of the Vancouver creative music scene—...
February 22, 2015 - 3:15pm

Aram Bajakian and Julie Úlehla’s Dávala

Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright Street Sun, Feb 22 | 3:15pm & 4:30pm | Free Led by guitarist Aram Bajakian (Lou Reed, John Zorn, Diana Krall) and vocalist Julia Ulehla, the music takes Czech...