What: The final SCRAPE records inventory clear out is set to go down coincidentally in the same month as their 19th Anniversary. During the day, browse all the records you can shake a stick at, by night, enjoy a final show by local and international bands.
Where: Venue – 881 Granville Street, Vancouver
When: Saturday, November 19, from 11 am to 10:30 pm
Tickets: Free during the day, $25 for the late shows on Ticketweb
What: Pick up a unique and beautiful Japanese gift for someone special – or for yourself. There will be kimomos, yukatas, obis, tabi socks, geta sandals, cute charms, hair accessories, jewelry, noren, purses, and more to purchase.
Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre – 100–6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
What: The world premiere of the new successfully funded Kickstarter coffee table book and full length theatrical feature! The ABC Double Ds of Burlesque, the illustrated A-Z encyclopedia all about burlesque, is now a show!
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
When: Saturday, November 19, doors at 8 pm, show at 9 pm
Tickets: At the Rio, $20 in advance, $25 on the door
What: Flappers, Shakers, and Swell Gals, get ready to swing at this ‘Stache Bash, Speakeasy-style, featuring swing dance lessons, live jazz by Bourbon Rebels, and special moustache burlesque. Plus, compete for best moustache and sister moustache.
Where: The Waldorf Hotel – 1489 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
What: Who’s your favourite science-fiction hero? During November the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre will be making Jet-Pack costumes that kids and adults alike can take home to transform themselves into their very own science fiction superhero. There will also be special crafts, activities, and shows.
Where: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver (Vanier Park)
When: Saturday, November 19, to Sunday, November 20, from 12 to 3 pm
Admission: Free with regular Space Centre admission
What: Detroit starts with a suburban couple meeting their new, recovering-addict neighbours over a backyard BBQ. Predictably, the friendship soon spirals out of control, as the couple grapples with unemployment and alcohol abuse. Notably, Mitch and Murray Productions almost had to cancel this show due to lack of funding from the BC Arts Council, but the five-year-old indie company rallied through with a crowdfunding campaign and corporate sponsorships.
What: Crofton House School is welcoming the public onto its campus for one of its most valued traditions: the Crofton House Winter Bazaar. The Winter Bazaar is a fun-filled fair with something for everyone.
Where: Crofton House School – 3200 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
This bee mural for the future pop-up park at Fifth and Pine was painted earlier this year (City of Vancouver)
What: The Vancouver Park Board will be hosting a community planting event and everyone is welcome to come help plant a pollinator garden with more 1,500 plants to provide a habitat for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.
Where: West Fifth Avenue and Pine Street,Vancouver
What: Sometimes the hardest part of getting your startup off the ground is actually starting. That’s what Startup Weekend Vancouver is combating with its eighth annual startup competition. Over 150 aspiring entrepreneurs will get together to put their enterprising ideas into action.
Where: Launch Academy– #300 128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
When: Saturday, November 19 to Sunday, November 20, from 6 to 11:30 pm
What: This workshop is for absolute beginners or anyone who needs a refresher course in traditional letterpress printing. Learn some of the basics of type setting, inking, and operating the press. By the end of this workshop you should be able to operate the press and make a print!
What: Check out the last day of the Eastside Culture Crawl, Vancouver’s highly anticipated festival of visual arts, design, and crafts, celebrates its milestone 20th anniversary this year with nearly 500 artist studios, homes, and garages participating throughout the Eastside.
Where: Various locations
When: Sunday, November 20 (various times, check website for details)
What:Hailed as the wedding show of choice by Vancouver’s most distinguished wedding experts, Crème de la Crème raises the standard of wedding shows with an unmatched haute couture fashion show, trendsetting designs, and showcase of products and services that convey style, artistry, and excellence.
Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
What: VSO Principal Percussion Vern Griffiths reprises one of the best-loved Kids concerts the VSO has ever presented. Griffiths plays everything including the kitchen sink, and shows how everyday items can actually be cool musical instruments.
Where: Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
What: Ninjitsu is the ancient art of the ninja shadow warriors of Japan. It is a unique method of moving and thinking which developed a system often referred to us the art of winning. It is a practice based in self-regulation and self-awareness.
Where: Vital Health Medical Clinic Kitsilano– 1855 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
What: A delectable fall feast prepared by Chef Alex Chen and his team. The meal includes pork belly porchetta, confit and glazed pig’s head, chipotle-spiced pig’s tails, crunchy pig’s ears as well as a variety of sides, and dessert.
When: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar– 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
What: Come join Subscura for an evening of performance and art at the Rio Theatre. This will be a cozy and enchanting evening filled with performance art, dance, spoken word, music, art, door prizes, raffles, and more.
When: Sunday, November 20 from 7:30 t0 11 pm
Where: The Rio Theatre –1660 East Broadway Street, Vancouver
What: Enter the Hycroft Edwardian mansion during the holidays and you’ll find all three of its floors decked out in seasonal splendour along with a variety of unique boutiques and crafters along with 25 local artisans. Outside the manor, the courtyard will be buzzing with activities and entertainment including Emelle’s Catering Trailer.
When: Sunday, November 20 from 11am to 6pm
Where: Hycroft Manor – 1489 McRae Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: $15 admission, kids 13 and under free
DH Vancouver Staff
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