Winterruption

Welcome to Winterruption 2017!

Granville Island's Winterruption Festival returns! Take a break from the cold, grey winter and come on down to the Island.

Our New Festival Hub: The Forge
What is The Forge? Once it was the home of Canada Chain and Forge. It rang with the sound of hammers on red-hot metal and was warmed from the blazing heat of blast furnaces. For Winterruption, we return it to life with red-hot music and the warmth that comes from great times with fun people! We are painting on the walls, setting up a stage, playing with cardboard and having a fine old time. Great music, great food, beautiful art, fun interactivity, heck there is even a maple-sugar shack! While there is activity in every corner of Granville Island during Winterruption, The Forge is our festival home under the bridge. Come in and stay a while.

So shake off the rain (or snow), get off the couch, and embrace winter in Vancouver with a burst of colourful music, art, performance and food!  Granville Island is waiting for you to join us!

Schedule (PDF)

Andrea Taylor - Analogy to a Blue Flame

May 5, 2016 to April 8, 2017
Malaspina Printmakers is pleased to present new experimental video and print works by Andrea Taylor....
Visual Arts

The Men in White

January 13, 2017
The Men in White Granville Island Stage | 1582 Johnson St. Show runs February 9 – March 11 | Ticket prices vary   A tale of home, brotherhood, and cricket written by Vancouver&r...
Performing Arts

Spreading the Love

February 1, 2017 to February 28, 2017
Spreading the Love Ainsworth Custom Design | 1243 Cartwright Street Show runs February 1 – 28 | Free event | Postcards for sale Hours: Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm | Sat 12pm &ndash...
Visual Arts

Inspired by material and process

February 2, 2017 to March 16, 2017
An exhibition of works based in metal, ceramic and textile by emerging artists.   The Craft Council of BC is pleased to announce Inspired by material and process - an exhibition by emerging...
Visual Arts

Crawlspace by Karen Hines

February 8, 2017 to February 18, 2017
Crawlspace by Karen Hines The Fishbowl on Granville Island, 100 – 1398 Cartwright Street Show runs February 8 – 18 | 8pm | $40/$25 ($15 Equity/GVPTA/Student with code)   A...
Performing Arts

The Men in White

February 9, 2017 to March 11, 2017
A tale of home, brotherhood, and cricket written by Vancouver’s own Anosh Irani. When Abdul’s cricket team decides to take action to end their losing streak, they talk of recruiting Abd...
Performing Arts

Pajama Men: Pterodactyl Nights

February 16, 2017 to February 18, 2017
Pajama Men: Pterodactyl Nights Waterfront Theatre 1412 Cartwright St Feb 16 – 18, Thur – Sat | 8pm | $25 The Pajama Men blend stand-up, sketch, improv, and outlandish characters i...
Performing Arts

Signs of Change 2016

February 17, 2017 to February 19, 2017
Signs of Change 2016 Ocean Art Works | 1531 Johnston Street Feb 17 – 19 | anytime   A selection of photographs from artist Nicole Dextras’ Ice Typography series....
Visual Arts

Open-Air Illustration

February 17, 2017 to February 26, 2017
Open-Air Illustration Transit poster shelters around the island Feb 17 – 26 | anytime Exhibit Map Eight Vancouver artists install visually impactful illustrations on a grand sc...
Visual Arts

Yoga Film Festival

February 17, 2017 to February 18, 2017
Yoga Film Festival Studio 1398, 1398 Cartwright Street & Ocean Breath Yoga Studio, 1521 Foreshore Walk Feb 17 & 18, Fri & Sat | Various times | Free (donations accepted) Vancouve...
Film

Ikebana Floral Art

February 17, 2017 to February 19, 2017
Ikebana Floral Art Various locations on Granville Island....
Visual Arts

Showcasing British Columbia

February 17, 2017 to February 19, 2017
Showcasing British Columbia Karen Cooper Gallery 1506 Duranleau Street Feb 17 – 19, Fri – Sun 10am – 5pm | Free   Uniting beautiful images with cutting edge digital...
Visual Arts

Winterrupted Cocktail

February 17, 2017 to February 19, 2017
Winterrupted Cocktail The Liberty Distillery | 1494 Old Bridge Road Feb 17 - 19, Fri - Sun | 11am - 7pm | $8 +tax Enjoy a special cocktail made exclusively for the Winterruption weekend....
Culinary events

Canvas Unbound featuring Carol Whitlock

February 17, 2017 to February 19, 2017
Canvas Unbound featuring Carol Whitlock Federation of Canadian Artist Gallery, 1241 Cartwright Street Feb 17 – 19, Fri – Sun | 11am – 4pm | Free   Creativity Abounds...
Visual Arts

From the Heart , , , and just for fun

February 17, 2017 to February 19, 2017
From the Heart , , , and just for fun Dundarave Print Workshop + Gallery | 1640 Johnston Street Feb 17 – 19, Fri – Sun | 11am to 5pm | Free Linocuts, Monotypes and Etchings by Al...
Visual Arts

Upcycled Ocean Creatures Craft

February 17, 2017 to February 19, 2017
Upcycled Ocean Creatures Craft Make | 1648 Duranleau St....
Kids Stuff

Improv Comedy

February 17, 2017 to February 19, 2017
Improv Comedy The Improv Centre 1502 Duranleau Street Laugh ‘til your face hurts with Vancouver’s #1 Improv Comedy company....
Performing Arts

Camaro 67 with Bigfate

February 17, 2017
Camaro 67 with Bigfate Performance Works 1218 Cartwright Street Feb 17, Fri | 8:30pm | $25 inclusive   Explosive ten-piece instrumental groove monsters Camaro 67 channel classic Fela ...
Performing Arts

Maple Syrup: From tree to table

February 18, 2017 to February 19, 2017
Maple Syrup: From tree to table The Forge | Under the Bridge Feb 18 & 19, Sat & Sun | 10:30am - 4:30pm | $2 - $5   Maples' Sugar Shack presents the Art of Maple Sugari...
Culinary events

Rebel Kitchen

February 18, 2017 to February 19, 2017
Rebel Kitchen The Forge | Under the Bridge Feb 18 & 19, Sat & Sun | 10:30 – 4:30 | Market Price   Vancouver-based companies, Rebel Soup and Wood Shop Workers Coop j...
Culinary events

Traditional Glühwein

February 18, 2017 to February 19, 2017
Traditional Glühwein The Forge | Under the Bridge Feb 18 & 19 | Sat & Sun | 10:30 – 5pm | Market Price | 19+   Traditional Glühwein is the perfect winter warm-up....
Culinary events

Cardboard Island: Imagined Landscapes

February 18, 2017 to February 19, 2017
Cardboard Island: Imagined Landscapes The Forge | Under the Bridge Feb 18 & 19, Sat & Sun | 10:30am – 5pm | Free   Winterruption invites creative adults, youth and littl...
Kids Stuff

Ola Volo

February 18, 2017 to February 19, 2017
Ola Volo The Forge | Under the Bridge Feb 18 & 19, Sat & Sun | 10:30am – 4:30pm Artist Ola Volo will be onsite painting a large mural inside The Forge....
Visual Arts

Coptic Notebook Workshop

February 18, 2017
Coptic Notebook Workshop Opus | 1360 Johnston St Feb 18, Sat | 11am – 1pm | $15   A bookbinding workshop with artist Suzan Lee....
Visual Arts

Rup Loops

February 18, 2017 to February 19, 2017
Rup Loops The Forge | Under the Bridge Feb 18 & 19, Sat & Sun | 11am daily | Free   An interactive, live looping performance, using vocal percussion, and an arsenal of eclect...
Kids Stuff

Live Stone Carving with Zimbabwean Master Carver Patrick Sephani

February 18, 2017 to February 19, 2017
Live Stone Carving with Zimbabwean Master Carver Patrick Sephani Ukama Gallery | 1802 Maritime Mews Feb 18 & 19, Sat & Sun | 12 - 4pm | Free   Join us at Ukama Gallery as art ...
Visual Arts

Ideas Bobert!

February 18, 2017
Ideas Bobert! Waterfront Theatre 1412 Cartwright St Feb 18, Sat | 1pm | $5 inclusive | all ages   Mr....
Performing Arts

Robin Layne Band

February 18, 2017
Robin Layne Band Performance Works 1218 Cartwright Street Feb 18, Sat | 1pm & 2:10pm | Free   Groove-heavy ensemble’s mix of Jazz, Latin and African traditions hints at the ...
Performing Arts

Rossi Gang

February 18, 2017 to February 19, 2017
Rossi Gang The Forge | Under the Bridge Feb 18, Sat | 1:15pm & 2:15pm | Free Performance Works 1218 Cartwright Street Feb 19 | Sun 3:45pm & 4:55pm | Free A British Columbian tw...
Performing Arts

The Mechanics and Material of Theatre Magic

February 18, 2017
The Mechanics and Material of Theatre Magic Arts Club Production Shop | 1377 Cartwright St (red painted doors) Feb 18, Sat | 1:30pm | Free   See how trap-doors work, actors fly and co...
Performing Arts

Tiny Japanese Box Making

February 18, 2017
Tiny Japanese Box Making Opus | 1360 Johnston St. Feb 18, Sat | 2pm – 4pm | $15   Learn how to make a palm-sized box in an ancient Japanese tradition....
Visual Arts

The Myrtle Family Band

February 18, 2017 to February 19, 2017
The Myrtle Family Band The Forge | Under the Bridge Feb 18 & 19, Sat & Sun | 3:30 & 4:10 daily | Free   The Myrtle Family Band puts the awwww back in "awkward" wi...
Performing Arts

Blue Moon Marquee

February 18, 2017
Blue Moon Marquee Performance Works 1218 Cartwright Street Feb 18, Sat | 3:45pm & 4:55pm | Free   Delta blues, old time jazz, and ragtime all find a home in this raw and beautiful...
Performing Arts

James Danderfer’s Hummingbird Brigade

February 18, 2017
James Danderfer’s Hummingbird Brigade Performance Works 1218 Cartwright Street Feb 18, Sat | 8:30pm | $25 inclusive   The Hummingbird Brigade transports the listener back in tim...
Performing Arts

Parent and Tot Gym

February 19, 2017
Parent and Tot Gym False Creek Community Centre | 1318 Cartwright Street         Feb 19, Sun | 9:30am – 11:45am | $1   Playtime fun feat...
Kids Stuff

Opus Daily Practice

February 19, 2017
Opus Daily Practice Opus | 1360 Johnston St Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm | Free   Join Opus staff member, Tristan Noone, at this drop-in event that will challenge you to create art every da...
Visual Arts

Waiting for Spring

February 19, 2017
The Revue Stage 1601 Johnston St....
Film

Afro hair Savoir Faire

February 19, 2017
Afro Hair Savoir Faire Waterfront Theatre 1412 Cartwright Street Feb 19, Sun | 1pm | doors at noon | RSVP for free tickets An Intergenerational Celebration and Learning Lab on Black Hair Car...
Film

Only a Visitor

February 19, 2017
Only a Visitor Performance Works 1218 Cartwright Street Feb 19, Sun | 1pm & 2:10pm | Free   Vocalist/pianist Robyn Jacob’s eclectic avant-pop compositions and adventurous vo...
Performing Arts

Black Gardenia

February 19, 2017
Black Gardenia The Forge Feb 19, Sun | 1:15pm & 2:15pm | Free   A unique, darkly-relaxed blend of vintage jazz that takes listeners on a journey to an age where cool meant classy ...
Performing Arts