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A hit at the Vancouver Fringe Festival a few years back, Portland's Wonderheads return with Grim & Fischer. The surreal tale of a feisty old woman who literally comes face to face with Death himself runs Jan. 3 to 13 at the Cultch. For tickets and information, call 604-251-1363 or go to thecultch.com.

A hit at the Vancouver Fringe Festival a few years back, Portland's Wonderheads return with Grim & Fischer. The surreal tale of a feisty old woman who literally comes face to face with Death himself runs Jan. 3 to 13 at the Cultch. For tickets and information, call 604-251-1363 or go to thecultch.com.

DIY Gift card snow globe and Coconut rose body scrub.

DIY Gift card snow globe and Coconut rose body scrub.

Jishan Sharples scored twice in a semi-final Canadian university field lacrosse game against Guelph University Nov. 3. He scored two more in the championship final.

Jishan Sharples scored twice in a semi-final Canadian university field lacrosse game against Guelph University Nov. He scored two more in the championship final.

Passersby enjoy the "Dancing Waters" fountain outside of the Bloedel Conservatory at Queen Elizabeth Park.

Community Calendar: Tropical climes await at Bloedel Conservatory's Jewel Box of Lights

DE OCAMPO collection. Left: An oversized top finished with a flower in classic black and white. Right: Asymmetrical hem for a skirt and a belted look.

Left: An oversized top finished with a flower in classic black and white. Right: Asymmetrical hem for a skirt and a belted look.

Elik & Afsi collection. A splash of orange with a classic high waisted skirt with pleating for extra detail.

A splash of orange with a classic high waisted skirt with pleating for extra detail.

Team Canada goaltender and former Vancouver Thunderbird Kimberly Newell was in net for two wins against the U.S. in a best-of-three series this August.

Team Canada goaltender and former Vancouver Thunderbird Kimberly Newell was in net for two wins against the U. in a best-of-three series this August.

Monk McQueens will serve its last customers tonight on New Year's Eve, 26 years after opening on False Creek.

Monk McQueens, the longtime landmark seafood restaurant, is closing its doors after a New Year's Eve bash celebrating 26 years on False Creek's waterfront.

Steven Point, former lieutenant governor of British Columbia, will chair a new advisory committee on the safety and security of vulnerable women.

Steven Point, former lieutenant governor of British Columbia, will chair a new advisory committee on the safety and security of vulnerable women.

One of our favourite events of the year, Guided by Robots features members of local band SK Robot covering the tunes of prolific indie rock legends Guided by Voices and at some point turning the microphone over to drunken revellers trying to do their best Robert Pollard imitation. Expect to hear “A Salty Salute,” “Game of Pricks” and “Teenage FBI” half a dozen times. Get your hot freaks on Dec. 15, 8 p.m. at the ANZA club, with proceeds going towards Small Tal

“ Founded in the is North America's longest continuously operating ballet company”

A month after Matthew Huzsar disappeared outside the Lamplighter pub following a company Christmas party Dec. 16, 2011, his dad Rod, sister Rachael and mother Danny Huszar announced a $10,000 reward for information on his whereabouts.

Man disappeared after Gastown office party and is still missing

The Bloedel Conservatory opened in 1969 and is seen here under construction.

Inspired by the City of Vancouver's anniversary this year, the Vancouver Heritage Foundation conceived the Places That Matter project, created to recognize the historic places, people and events that have helped shape this city.

Ryan Beil reveals the darkly humourous underbelly of working as a Macy’s department story elf in the Arts Club production of David Sedaris’s The Santaland Diaries.

Ryan Beil reveals the darkly humourous underbelly of working as a Macy’s department story elf in the Arts Club production of David Sedaris’s The Santaland Diaries.

For the past 25 years, people have opened their hearts and their wallets to support the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau by donating to the Christmas Wish Breakfast at the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel.

For the past 25 years, people have opened their hearts and their wallets to support the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau by donating to the Christmas Wish Breakfast at the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel.

The Bidwell tree in Vancouver’s West End gets the light treatment: City workers spend two to three days getting the tree ready for Christmas. More than 10,000 lights are used to illuminate the tree, which is actually a cluster of seven Elm trees.

The Bidwell tree in Vancouver’s West End gets the light treatment: City workers spend two to three days getting the tree ready for Christmas. More than lights are used to illuminate the tree, which is actually a cluster of seven Elm trees.