What: The third annual Vancouver Tea Festival features leading exhibitors from the tea world, in a venue lauded by National Geographic as the “World’s Top City Garden.” This year’s festival promises to be a true pan-cultural celebration of tea in all its forms.
Where: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden – 578 Carrall Street, Vancouver
What: The Health Show is a one-stop shopping event that features keynotes by health-industry experts, demonstrations, and the most current products and services in fitness, nutrition, supplements, alternative healing practices, and holistic approaches to mental health concerns, addiction and eating disorders.
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre East – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
What: The Night of Miracles gala is a black-tie fundraising gala for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. This year proceeds will help purchase operating equipment vital for treating children with illnesses of the lungs, ears, nose and throat.
Where: Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown – 1128 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver
What: These four contemporary ballet works by choreographer Cayetano Soto display his unique range of creativity and originality, that has been compared to a Pedro Almodovar film in its subversion of beauty to convey something else.
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton St, Vancouver
What: Prolific DJ and producer DJ Mustard returns to Vancouver. Hailing from Los Angeles, DJ Mustard has had an undeniable impact hip-hop, producing hits with Tyga, 2 Chainz, Young Jeezy, Kid Ink, Y.G. and more.
Where: Celebrities Nightclub – 1022 Davie St., Vancouver
What: YouTube star and funnyman Jus Reign returns to Vancouver for a live show. Join him as he combines comedy with topics such as stereotypes within the South Asian community, bullying, his childhood and upbringing, and other topics pertinent to today’s youth.
Where: SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts 149 – West Hastings St., Vancouver
When: Saturday, November 5 from 7 to 8:30 pm
Tickets: On Eventbrite, $25-$75. Show is for ages 16+ only.
What: The BC Lions host Saskatchewan in the final regular season game at BC Place. A win and the Lions would clinch second place in the West and host the Western Semi-Final (or it could happen if Winnipeg Blue Bombers lose in Ottawa Friday night).
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
What: This charitable fundraiser celebrates the seasonal craft beer of 18 BC breweries, alongside a curated market of local artists. The funds raised will support the ongoing delivery of the Craft Council of BC’s ‘Craft, Heritage & Me’ program for under-served youth.
Where: Performance Works, Granville Island– 1218 Cartwright St., Vancouver
What: With the rainy season upon us, this is the ideal time to gain a new appreciation for the incredible biodiversity of our coastal rainforest ecosystem by learning about the fascinating mushrooms that are now popping up everywhere.
Where: English Bay Inukshuk – 1700 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
What: Canadian comedy legend Kenny Robinson hits the fabulous Emerald Supper Club for a rare and intimate Vancouver appearance with his Tour “Rank and Vile”. The double headliner show also features one of Canada’s most controversial comics Darren Frost, plus special guests.
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.
Where: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar– 845 Burrard St., Vancouver
What: Streetfight is a hilarious hour of head-to-head short form improv that you don’t want to miss. Every week, ten of the funniest improvisers in town (or amazing special guests!) compete back and forth with short improvised scenes vying for your laughter.
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 Ave., Vancouver
What: A jam-packed 12-hour hackathon with education, inspiration, networking, and prototyping. Start the day with an idea and at the end of the day, you’ll have 90 seconds to pitch your idea in front of investors, developers, product people, and more.
Where: Telus Innovation Center– 510 W. Georgia St., Vancouver (5th floor)