What: Join Vancouver bassist Jen Hodge for a special show celebrating her birthday. Expect hard swinging grooves, boisterous New Orleans style horns, cheeky lyrics, clever arrangements, and plenty of spontaneous fun.
Where: The Yale Saloon – 1300 Granville Street, Vancouver,
When: Monday, November 14, doors open at 8:15 pm, jazz starts at 9 pm
What: This quietly powerful observational documentary chronicles life on the Italian island of Lampedusa, the focal point for Europe’s ongoing refugee crisis, without commentary. Winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Where: VIFF Vancty Theatre – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
When: Monday, November 14, at 8:30 pm; also showing on Thursday, November 17
What: Known for his crowdsurfing, beats, and rap style, Lanez is one of Toronto’s biggest music exports these days. His debut album, I Told You, was released in August, and he’s on one hell of a massive four-month tour to support it.
Where: The Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
What: A book launch and talk by author Yves Engler, whose latest work looks at the government PR machine, to reveal why most Canadians believe their country is a force for good, despite a long history of supporting empire, racism and exploitation.
Where: Room 1415, SFU Harbour Centre – 555 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
What: American power pop group the Posies are back, once again playing a series of pop up shows in secret locations across Canada. None of these shows will be in clubs or bars, instead, all the venues are cool, unlikely places in the city.
Where: Secret location to be revealed to ticketholders the day before the show.
What: More than 100,000 British Columbians use food banks. Join CBC’s Stephen Quinn, and a panel including Doris Chow of the Kitchen Tables Project/Potluck Cafe Society to discuss what needs to change to end our reliance on food banks.
Where: St Andrew’s Wesley United Church – 1022 Nelson Street, Vancouver
What: A special screening of A New Economy, which explores what would happen if working together for the good of all was the most common business model, following several companies that are putting humanity before the bottom line.
Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
When: Tuesday, November 15, doors 6:30 pm, movie 7 pm
What: This two-evening class begins with an interactive talk, including sampling Bomber beer brewed with ingredients harvested from the garden. The second evening will be a tour and tasting at Bomber Brewing among the tanks of fermenting ales.
Interactive talk at VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
Brewery tour at Bomber Brewing – 1488 Adanac Street, Vancouver
Interactive talk – Wednesday, November 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
What: Being screened as part of the Mongrel Premiere Screening Series, Manchester By The Sea casts Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams in the emotional tale of a reclusive handyman who must care for his teenage nephew after his brother dies.
Where: Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas – 88 West Pender Street, Vancouver
What: Learn how to make pie dough from scratch, and bake a pecan pie, an apple pie with lattice top and a pear tarte fine with puff pastry. You get to taste everything that is made during the class and take home your own apple pie and any leftover.
Where: The Uncommon Cafe – 477 Powell Street, Vancouver
What: A screening of BC short films and a talk with Hot Docs’ Stephanie McArthur, who will share her tips for building your film festival strategy, successful pitching, and how to keep the momentum going post-pitch. For filmmakers of all levels.
Where: InFocus Film School – 306 Abbott Street, Vancouver
What: Jerilynn Webster, aka JB the First Lady, is a member of the Nuxalk and Onondaga Nations and a hip hop/spoken word artist, beat-boxer, cultural dancer and youth educator. Nominated five times at the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, she’s sure to have something interesting to say at this informal artistic talk.
Where: Native Education College – 285 East 5th Avenue, Vancouver
What: With a focus on local craftsmanship, the 20th annual Eastside Culture Crawl will shine a light on emerging and established artists in East Vancouver, with more than 450 artists opening their studios to the public over four days.
Where: Multiple venues across East Vancouver
When: From Thursday, November 17 to Sunday, November 20, hours vary
What: A storytelling night that hits repeat on some of the best personal stories inspired by the essential glam rock album David Bowie’s Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders from Mars. Includes a listening party and musical guest.
Where: H. R. MacMillan Space Centre – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
What: Seven characters are linked by a sequence of ultimately tragic events, but there is more to the pattern than first appears. It’s like six degrees of separation on stage, albeit through number theory, geometry and logic, instead of ancestry.com.
What: Liberté brings the world of vintage clothing to life in an elegant and inspiring night, along with some awesome music, in benefit of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre, which provides shelter and help for women and children living in poverty.
What: Acclaimed Pops conductor Stuart Chafetz presents a tribute to the Best of Broadway. You’ll hear music from South Pacific, West Side Story, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, My Fair Lady, and many more all-time Broadway favourites.
Where: Orpheum – 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
When: Friday, November 18, and Saturday, November 19, from 8 to 10 pm
What: A new series of parties, promoting love and unity through music and diversity. This first session will take you on a deep bass odyssey to explore the deeper side of house music, with special guests Berlin. All are welcome.