What: Join Maria Alyokhina (Masha) and Alexandra Bogino (Sasha) of infamous Russian feminist punk rock protest group Pussy Riot, in a conversation covering politics, art, feminism, LGBTQ issues, and prisoners’ rights.
Where: Rickshaw Theatre – 254 E. Hastings, Vancouver
What: In the sixth instalment of its ‘Family Matters’ series, bringing together food, art, music in a communal meal, FAM is holding a six-course dinner with beer pairings from Steel & Oak. In the kitchen will be a two-city collaboration, featuring Chef Mark Singson of Vancouver, and Chef Sean MacDonald of Calgary.
What: Join award-winning, Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohamed Fahmy for a gripping evening of stories from his hotly anticipated book, The Marriott Cell, in which he documents his wrongful incarceration in Cairo’s maximum-security Scorpion Prison, and his subsequent battle for justice.
Where: Frederic Wood Theatre, UBC – 6354 Crescent Rd, Vancouver
When: Monday, November 21 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: On Theatrewire, $26 for adults, $24 for students
What: Paraguay, is not only home to Latin America’s largest landfill, but also Cola, a garbage picker and unlikely visionary who becomes a viral sensation after he begins turning stray detritus into musical instruments and begins his own orchestra. This award winning documentary is is an inspiring tale of resilience and transcendence.
Where: VIFF Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver
When: Monday, November 21 at 8:30 pm; more screenings on Tuesday, Wednesday and next week
Tickets: On VIFF, $12 for adults, $10 for students
What: How better to celebrate the new Gilmore Girls season and mark this monumental event in history than by enjoying a Gilmore Girls trivia night? Teams of up to six are allowed and there’ll be prizes for best costume too.
Where: The Pint Public House – 455 Abbott St, Vancouver
What: The last Nerd Nite of the year is all about Asteroids, Volcanoes, and the Future of Money. Speakers are volcanologist Lucy Poritt, planetary geophysics professor Catherine Johnson, and marketing and behavioural science expert Meena Sandhu.
What: The City has developed a design for the 10th Avenue Corridor from Oak Street to Cambie Street, Quebec Street to Guelph Street, and Commercial Drive to Victoria Drive. See the design and tell the City what you think about it at this open house.
Where: Blusson Spinal Care Centre – 818 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver
When: Tuesday, November 22, from 4 to 7 pm; drop in anytime
What: The Christmas Queen returns this holiday season with the latest instalment in the series, Christmas Queen 3 –The Bachelorette Edition. This episode sees HRM (Her Royal Meanness) as the star of her own reality show, with a ‘Who’s Who’ of the holiday season – Elf on a Shelf, Jack Frost, Scrooge, The Grinch and even Santa himself.
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
When: November 23 to December 23 at various showtimes
What: Danish producer/singer MØ has only released one studio album, in 2014, but she’s been collaborating and on tour for the past two years. Her electro-pop artist collaborations include Major Lazer for “Lean On,” Elliphant for “One More,” and “Beg for it” with Iggy Azalea.
Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
What: Have you ever been curious about the orgasm? This speakers event might just answer all your questions, with three experts discussing the 11 types of female orgasm, male multiple orgasms and how to take your pleasure to the next level.
Where: The Beaumont Studios – 316 and 326 West 5th Ave., Vancouver
What: This exhibition by the Vancouver Metal Arts Association explores the strange and sometimes discordant elements that make the viewing, wearing, and making of Contemporary Jewellery an enjoyable endeavour.
Where: Craft Council of British Columbia – 1386 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
When: Opening night on Thursday, November 24 from 6 to 8 pm; exhibition runs through December 8
What: This class will discuss botanicals you can grow in your garden for cocktails, and how to use and preserve them for optimal flavour. You’ll also sample cocktails made with winter-inspired botanicals and locally-distilled spirits.
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
When: Thursday, November 24 from 7 to 8:30 pm
Tickets: On VanDusen, $42 for non-members, $35 for members
What: In this well-known opera, Hansel and Gretel must use all their wits to avoid a terrible fate, as they wander lost in the woods and pursued by a witch. Astonishing puppets and playful surprises also abound in this family-friendly treat.
Where: Vancouver Playhouse – 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
When: Thursday, November 24 at 7:30 pm; more shows through December 10
What: British folk rockers Daughter are heading to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre to promote Not To Disappear, their second studio album. Fans can expect loads of new material in addition to classic tracks from the band’s four EPs.
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 600 block Hamilton St, Vancouver
What: Lights, camera, action! The West Coast Symphony Orchestra welcomes back Hal Beckett to deliver film music from 2001: A Space Odyssey, Psycho and The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars and Avatar.
Where: Orpheum – 601 Smithe St, Vancouver
When: Friday, November 25 at 8 pm and Sunday, November 27 at 2 pm
What: Legendary German trance producer Paul Van Dyk returns to make you dance on a cold winter night. The Grammy Award-winning DJ got his start back in the 90s and has survived the endless evolution of electronic music, through seven studio albums and many hit singles and remixes.
Where: Harbour Event Centre – 750 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
What: Release your inner superhero nerd with a cabaret twist at Uncaped Crusaders: A ‘Batlesque’ Tribute to Batman. Uncaped Crusaders is a burlesque, dance, and comedy show celebrating the characters of Batman through a vaudeville lens.
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway St., Vancouver
When: Friday, November 25, from 8 to 10 pm
Tickets: From the Rio, $15 in advance, $20 at the door
DH Vancouver Staff
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