What: Lest we forget. Friday is Remembrance Day, and as usual there will be a ceremony at the cenotaph in Victory Square, the sounding of the Last Post, two minutes of silence, a 21-gun salute, a fly past by the airforce, and a parade.
Where: Victory Square Cenotaph – 150 W Hastings St, Vancouver
When: Friday, November 11, ceremony starts at 11:30 am
What: The past year has seen Låpsley move from sixth form college student to recording Long Way Home, her debut album for XL. It is a testament to her talent, and her musical and emotional maturity, as well as to the fact she is that exceedingly rare thing: a young artist who knows her own mind.
Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
What: Fan Expo is an intensive three-day pop-culture event that mixes sci-fi, comic, horror, anime, and gaming and features a sketching duel, over 230 local exhibitors, photo ops, cosplay, and exclusive programming.
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre East – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
When: From Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 13
What: K-Pop boy band GOT7 is coming to Vancouver for the first time for two special fan meets. GOT7’s members hail from South Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, and the US, and have already had huge success in South Korea and gained recognition globally.
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton St, Vancouver
When: Friday, November 11, first show at 3 pm, second show at 8 pm
What: From Walt Whitman, Rupert Brooke, and Frances Ledwidge to the unnamed bards of folksongs, poets have forged their greatest works in the crucible of war. Chor Leoni focuses on this powerful poetry as expressed in a musical setting by Gustav Holst, Stephen Smith, and Michael McGlynn in a beloved Remembrance Day tradition.
Where: West Vancouver United Church – 2062 Esquimalt Ave., West Vancouver